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Eleanore Adelene Cammack papers

Identifier: MSD-1928-001

Collection Statement

The collection is arranged into several sections: Papers and diaries of Eleanore Cammack, her correspondence, writings and photographic material including scrapbooks. Next are papers of family members followed by oversize maerial and items in bound volumes. Her life is well documented in the collection including her time as a DePauw student and later as archivist.


  • 1855 - 1997

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright interests for this collection are held by DePauw University.

Biographical Sketch

Eleanore A. Cammack was born in Greencastle, Indiana, April 18, 1906 to James O. and Adalene Buston Cammack. Her father was a professional photographer in Greencastle and her mother was an artist. They lived in a custom-built log home called "The Boulders" at 835 E. Washington Street. The home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.

Eleanore graduated from DePauw University in 1928 where she was a member of Delta Zeta sorority. She obtained a bachelor of library science degree from the University of Illinois in 1929 and went on to work at the Purdue University Library for 26 years. While at Purdue she purchased logs and accessories from the Halfway House in Mount Meridian when it was razed. She used these logs to build a cabin in 1948 on her parents’ property in Greencastle. The cabin was occupied by the Holly Shop in later years and currently houses J.C. Hoffman Limited.

Eleanore returned to Greencastle in 1955 where she worked as the archivist of the Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism until her retirement in 1971.

In 1968 she moved into an apartment in the newly-built Asbury Towers retirement home. She was an active member of Gobin Memorial Church, Greencastle Women’s Club, Delta Zeta Sorority, and the Heritage Preservation Society. She died on December 12, 1995.


15.195 Cubic Feet (33 document cases,1 blueprint box, 32 volumes and 3 oversize items)

Language of Materials


Eleanore Adelene Cammack papers Class of 1928
Wesley Wilson
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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