Carl E. Austin Papers
L 275
1 mss box

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Revised by: Jennifer Duplaga, February 2005

Biographical Note:

 Information indicates that Carl E. Austin, Sr. was born in Indiana around 1899.  He worked as a Salesman for a novelty company.  He and his wife Audrey, who worked as an inspector for a hosiery manufacturer, were married around 1925.  Their son, Carl E. Austin, Jr., was also born in Indiana, probably Indianapolis.  After graduating from Butler University in 1954, he served in the Army from 1954-1957, when he was honorably discharged due to an injury.  After returning to the United States, he was married to a woman named Phyllis and worked as a salesman.   


Scope and Content Note:

 This collection contains documents related to the Austin family.  Items include a school journal, songs and poems written by Carl Austin, Sr.  A miscellaneous folder also contains a card from the Progressive Spiritualist Church, his work done during elementary school and a memo listing the owners of 340 W. 30th Street from 1930-1961.

This collection also contains information about his son, Carl E. Austin, Jr.  This includes his military service records, notes taken while a student at Butler University and miscellaneous items such has his Butler University identification cards, invoices, a plane ticket, and insurance information and certificates from the Independent Order of Foresters.

 The diary of Clara Sell and photographs of the family can also be found in this collection.

Box and Folder Listing:

 Box 1.




Carl Austin, Sr.- School Journal, 1913


Carl Austin, Sr.- Songs, 1923-1931


Carl Austin, Sr.- Poems, ca. 1931


Carl Austin, Sr.- Miscellaneous, n.d.


Carl Austin, Jr.- Class Notes, [1949-1954]


Carl Austin, Jr.- Military Service Records, 1955-1957


Carl Austin, Jr.- Miscellaneous, 1949-1961


Clara Sell- Diary, n.d.


Photographs (1 of 3)


Photographs (2 of 3)


Photographs (3 of 3)

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 mss box
Collection Dates: 1913-1961
Provenance: Dr. Keith Winsell, Nov. 1978
Restrictions: None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Alternate formats: None
Related Holdings: None
Notes: None

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.