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Ruth Nelle Latshaw papers

Identifier: MSD-1920-002

Collection Statement

The collection includes biographical information, correspondence, clippings, DAR pins, family genealogy information, photographs and negatives, writings compiled by Latshaw, report cards, three scrapbooks of data from school years, and other information.


  • 1825 - 1989


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright interests for this collection have been transferred to DePauw University.

Biographical Sketch

Ruth N. Latshaw was born in Carlisle, Indiana in 1899. She earned an AB from DePauw in 1920 and a Master's degree in Library Science from University of Illinois in 1928.

She was a librarian for forty years -- most of that time spent at Princeton University Library. After retirement, she lived at Asbury Towers in Greencastle and served as volunteer librarian. She died in 1989.


2.03 Cubic Feet (3 document cases)

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See also:

Ruth N. Latshaw's master's thesis, A Comparative Study of Some Rules for the Alphabetical Arrangement of Entries in Library Catalogs, Z695.95.L38 1928. Other items are located in the DePauw Archives DC 2043: two U.S. land office certificates (items 34 and 36), Daughters of the American Revolution Certificate (item 35), physicians license (item 37), marriage license (item 38), and Latshaw's DePauw diploma (item 78). A 50th Anniversary Alumni Award is located in Archives museum object box, DC 1983.

Ruth Nelle Latshaw papers Class of 1920
Wesley Wilson
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Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism Repository

Roy O. West Library
405 S. Indiana St.
Greencastle Indiana 46135 United States