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William Clark Birthright
1908 – 1977
1 mss box
Manuscript & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library
Processed by: Jill Costill, April 1998
William Clark Birthright was a barber and member, president, and secretary-treasurer of Journeymen Barbers International Union in Nashville, Tennessee in 1904. Birthright also served as president of the Nashville Trade and Labor Council and secretary-treasurer of the Tennessee Federation of Labor during his career. William married Birdie L. Huss, and lived together in Indianapolis for over 39 years. The couple had a son, William Lee Birthright.
William Lee Birthright served as a photographic officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1941 to 1957 before beginning a career as a commercial photographer with his own studio called, “Lens-Craft Studio.”
Information found within the collection.
The collection consists of the papers of both William C. and William L. Birthright. The papers include both personal and business correspondence, photographs, and printed materials.
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.
1. Divorce Proceedings Correspondence, March – October, 1964
2. Divorce Proceedings, 1964
3. General Correspondence, 1908 – 1965, no date
4. Federation of Labor Publications, Journeyman Barber Publications, Misc. Labor Associations
5. Barber’s Union News-clippings, Photographs, Etc.
6. Medical Papers, 1962 – 1963
7. Financial Papers, 1964
8. Military Papers, 1942 – 1957
9. Photographs and Negatives
10. Misc. Memorabilia: Graduation Programs, Travel Tickets, Etc.
11. Cards, 1942 – 1977, no date
Size of Collection: 1 mss box, 11 folders
Collection Dates: 1908 – 1977
Provenance: Tim Crouse, Indianapolis, IN, April 1998
Access : The collection is open for research use
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats: None
Related Holdings: None