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Prow family papers

Identifier: MSS-158

Scope and Contents

The collection contains 1118 letters of correspondence dating between the years 1820-1982. Postcards dating from 1876-1988 are also included. Fifty-nine of the postcards contain writing and dates, six have writing and no dates, and 163 have no writing at all. The collection also includes 23 greeting cards, legal papers, tax receipts, birth certificates, inventories, advertisements, etchings and various miscellaneous items dating from 1776 through the 1980s.


  • Creation: 1776-1980

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.

Biographical Note

Frederick Prow was born in 1926 and was the son of Harold Prow. His grandfather, Frederick Prow was a prominent dentist in Bloomington Indiana. Margaret (Penny) and Frederick were married on an unknown date. Frederick's aunt, Alice (Prow) Clark, constructed the genealogical information contained in the collection.


4.2 Cubic Feet (6 boxes)

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Arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Prow family correspondence, 1834-1973

Series 2: Evans family documents, 1881-1970

Series 3: Prow family documents and papers, 1780, 1835-1944, 1968-1976

Series 4: Rohrbaugh family documents, 1820-1878

Series 5: Strong family documents, 1819-1920, 1939

Series 6: Wingate family documents, 1918-1962, 1974

Series 7: Prow family oversize collection, 1889-1902

Series 8: Prow family oversize collection, 1775-1972

Series 9: Prow family photographs, 1776-1980

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

EAD finding aid created 2012/10/12 by Julie Hausknecht. EAD finding aid revised 2013/10/28 by Rebecca Marangelli.

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Repository Details

Part of the Stoeckel Archives of Local History Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA