Frederick E. Schortmeier correspondence and papers
Manuscript Section, Indiana Division
Indiana State Library
Processed by: Christina Baich, November 2005
Frederick E. Schortemeier was born on March 25, 1889, in Shelbyville, Indiana. His parents were Henry and Sophia Schroer Schortemeier. Schortemeier graduated from Butler College in 1912 with an A.B. and from Harvard University in 1915 with an LL.B. degree. He married Margrette Boyer on December 29, 1915, with whom he had two children, Mary and Fazli. He worked as a reporter for the Indianapolis Star from 1908 to 1917 and was admitted to the bar in 1915. Schortemeier served as private secretary to U.S. Senator Harry S. New (1917-1919); secretary of the Republican State Committee of Indiana (1920-1924); and Indiana Secretary of State (1924-1928). He was then an instructor at the Indiana University Law School from 1932 to 1944. Schortemeier began a private law practice in 1944. He died on June 18, 1965.
Thompson, Donald E., comp. Indiana Authors and their Books, 1917-1966. Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College, 1974.
The collection consists of correspondence between Schortemeier and Frances Nakarai, a librarian at the Indiana State Library, and various papers the Schortemeier would enclose in his letters to her.
1957 Sept. 3 Frederick Schortemeier to Frances Nakarai, TLS
1957 Sept. 3 Sesquicentennial address, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
1957 Dec. 18 Frederick Schortemeier to Frances Nakarai, TLS
1957 Dec. 18 Sesquicentennial address, John Greenleaf Whittier
1964 Feb. 20 Frederick Schortemeier to Frances Nakarai, TLS
1964 July 27 Frederick Schortemeier to Frances Nakarai, TLS
1964 May 26 Frederick Schortemeier to John Braeman, TL
1964 July 16 Frederick Schortemeier to Waynard W. Comers, TL
1964 Aug. 20 Frances Nakarai to Frederick Schortemeier, TL
Size of Collection:
Frederick E. Schortemeir, 10 Sept. 1964; Frances Nakarai, Dec. 1965
Access: This collection is open for research.
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Language Materials are entirely in English
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