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Rodney C. Perkins
L366, OHT
1 mss box, 2 transcripts

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Processed by: Laura Williams, May 2012


Biographical Note:

Rodney C. Perkins was born on November 15, 1905 in the Irvington neighborhood of Indianapolis. He graduated from Shortridge High School in 1924 and Butler University in 1931. He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps for eight years, serving at camps in Rising Sun, Brookville, and Kurtz.  After serving in World War II, he returned to Indiana and worked as an instructor at Butler and Indiana University Bloomington. He worked for the Post Office in Cincinnati, Ohio, for 23 years, retiring in 1971.


Information found within the collection.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection includes a typescript of Camp and Community, an unpublished novel about the Civilian Conservation Corps written by Perkins. Additionally, there are two oral histories of Perkins. Subjects include the Great Depression, the Irvington neighborhood, Butler University, and the Irvington Presbyterian Church.

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.

Folder Listing:

Box 1.
1. Camp and Community, Chapter 1
2. Camp and Community, Chapters 2 – 4
3. Camp and Community, Chapters 5 – 6
4. Camp and Community, Chapters 7 – 10
5. Camp and Community, Chapters 11 – 14
6. Camp and Community, Chapters 15 – 18
7. Camp and Community, Chapters 19 – 23
8. Camp and Community, Chapters 24 – 28
9. Camp and Community, Chapters 29 – 34
10. Camp and Community, Chapters 35 – 41
11. Camp and Community, Chapters 42 – 50
12. Camp and Community, Chapters 51 – 59

Oral Histories 
Transcript April 21, 1977
Transcript July 31, 1980

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 1 mss box, 12 folders, 2 transcripts
Collection Dates: Undated, April 21, 1977, July 31, 1980 (oral history date)
Provenance: Rodney C. Perkins, 1983 (typescript)
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 Manuscripts and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats: None
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