Clarence G. Piepho Funeral Home scrapbook
Scope and Contents
The collection includes a scrapbook documenting the life of Clarence G. Piepho and the G.H. Piepho and Sons Funeral Home from 1920-1979.
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.
Clarence G. Piepho was born in Crown Point, Indiana. He attended the Askin School of Embalming in Indianapolis and moved to Muncie, Indiana in 1914 to work with his father, George H. Piepho, at the Moffitt and Piepho Funeral Home. Ten years later, the family founded the G. H. Piepho and Sons Funeral Home. The funeral home was renamed Piepho and Fry Funeral Home in 1968. He worked as director of the funeral home until his death in 1971.
Clarence Piepho was also very active in local and state organizations. He was the president of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association from 1941 to 1942, served two terms as Delaware County Coroner (1928-1934), and was a president of the state Moose Lodge. Piepho was also one of the founders of the Muncie Boys' Club and served on its board of directors for 30 years. He was a member of numerous other clubs and organizations, including the Muncie Rotary Club, the Delaware County Historical Society, and Masonic orders.
0.3 Cubic Feet (1 box)
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The Clarence G. Piepho scrapbook was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Jeff Koenker on 2007/10/14.
No additions expected.
Collection processing completed 2007/10 by Maren L. Read. Finding aid created 2007/10 by Maren L. Read. EAD finding aid completed 2012/11/02 by Bethany Fiechter.
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- Scrapbooks Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Stoeckel Archives of Local History Subject Source: Local sources
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- Clarence G. Piepho Funeral Home scrapbook
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