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Warren T. McCray
1865 - 1926
2 mss boxes

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Processed by: Brent Abercrombie, September 2009

Biographical Note:

Warren McCray was Governor (Republican) of Indiana from 1921 – 1924, until he resigned following his conviction for mail fraud in 1924. McCray served three years in federal prison in Atlanta, GA. Before becoming governor, McCray was associated with the Discount and Deposit Bank in Kentland, IN (Newton County), and served as president from 1913 – 1920. McCray operated a chain of grain elevators and was a nationally known breeder of Hereford cattle.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection consists of McCray’s memoirs, written shortly after his release from prison, describing his family and childhood, agriculture and business interests, political campaigns and governorship, his trial on mail fraud charges, and his time served in federal prison.

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.

Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1. 

1. Memoirs p. 1 – 65
2. Memoirs p. 66 – 154
3. Memoirs p. 155 – 222
4. Memoirs p. 223 – 301

Box 2.

1. Memoirs p. 1 – 116
2. Memoirs p. 117 – 210
3. Memoirs p. 211 – 274
4. Memoirs p. 275 – 300
5. Memoirs (Typed) p.1 – 94
6. Memoirs (Typed) p. 95 – 194
7. Memoirs (Typed) p. 195 – 262
8. Memoirs (Typed) p. 263 – 367
9. Memoirs (Typed) p. 368 – 469

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 2 mss boxes, 13 folders
Collection Dates: 1865 – 1926
Provenance: C.E. Kohls, November 2, 1971
Access : The collection is open for research use
Restrictions: None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats: None
Related Holdings: None
Notes: Item by item inventory available upon request