Maude Vestal Papers
L 384
3 ms. boxes

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Processed by: Christina Baich, April 2006

Biographical Note:

Hulda Maude Malone was born in February 1879, in Anderson, Indiana. Her parents were Charles T. and Hannah Ann (Bronnenberg) Malone. She married Albert H. Vestal on January 8, 1903. Like her husband, Maude was active in the work of the Republican party. She was a member of the Indiana Womanís Republican Club as well as Madison County and Anderson Republican organizations. She was active in the campaign of Wendell Willkie. Maude was also very involved in the American Red Cross in Madison County. She died on June 13, 1951, in Anderson, Indiana.

Ancestry Library. Indiana State Library. 17 Apr. 2006. <>.

Commemorative Biographical Record of Prominent and Representative Men of Indianapolis and Vicinity Containing Biographical Sketches of Business and Professional Men and of Many of the Early Settled Families. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1908.

Scope and Content Note:

The bulk of the collection consists of Maude Vestalís diaries (1920, 1925-1932) and papers regarding the Wendell Willkie Notification Committee (1940). The Willkie papers principally pertain to the planning of the official notification ceremony in Elwood, Indiana, on August 17, 1940. The collection also contains family and business correspondence; papers regarding her guardianship of Ann Catherine Shaffer; reports on clothing production by Red Cross Volunteers in Anderson; and social work reports.

The collection is arranged in two series, Diaries and Subject files. The Diaries are arranged chronologically, while the Subject files are arranged alphabetically.

Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1.  Diaries, 1920, 1925-1929
1.	July 1920, Oct.-Nov. 1925
2.	1927
3.	1928
4.	1 Jan.-21 Mar. 1929
5.	22 Mar.-21 May 1929
6.	22 May-8 Aug. 1929
Box 2.  Diaries, 1929-1932 and Subject files, 1925-1940
1.	Diary, 25 Nov. 1929-13 Mar. 1930
2.	Diary, 14 Mar.-7 July 1930
3.	Diary, 6 Nov. 1931-15 Jan. 1932
4.	Diary, 16 Jan.-27 Mar. 1932
5.	Anderson D. A. R. chapter history, Feb. 1928
6.	Condolence and memorial thank you letters, 1932-1934
7.	General correspondence and papers, 1931-1939
8.	Guardianship of Ann Catherine Shaffer papers, 1927-1938
9.	Red Cross reports and papers, 1932-1933, undated
10.	Republican Program Committee membership list, 1938 Sept. 1
11.	Social work reports, 1932-1933, undated
12.	Wendell Willkie notification material, 9 Apr.-18 July 1940
13.	Wendell Willkie notification material, 20-31 July 1940
14.	Wendell Willkie notification material, 2-5 Aug. 1940
Box 3.  Subject files, 1940
1.	Wendell Willkie notification material, 6 Aug. 1940
2.	Wendell Willkie notification material, 7 Aug. 1940
3.	Wendell Willkie notification material, 8 Aug. 1940
4.	Wendell Willkie notification material, 9-10 Aug. 1940
5.	Wendell Willkie notification material, 11-12 Aug. 1940
6.	Wendell Willkie notification material, 13-14 Aug. 1940
7.	Wendell Willkie notification material, 15-16 Aug. 1940
8.	Wendell Willkie notification material, Aug. 1940
9.	Wendell Willkie notification material, Aug. 1940
10.	Wendell Willkie notification material, Aug. 1940
11.	Wendell Willkie notification material, Aug. 1940

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

3 manuscript boxes

Collection Dates:




Access: This collection is open for research.



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Language Materials are entirely in English

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Related Holdings:

 L352, Albert H. Vestal Papers



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