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B. F. Adams Papers
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Processed by: Lucinda Barnhart, December 2004
Revised by: Elizabeth M. Wilkinson, March 2006


Biographical Note:

Benjamin Franklin Adams was thirteen years old when he and his friend, D. W. Nelson, drew three newspapers in Fairfield, Indiana. No other information is available on B. F. Adams. 

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains three handwritten newspapers from Fairfield, Indiana.  The newspapers include, “The Joker’s Budget”, “The Illustrated Journal”, and “The Weekly Journal”.  Each paper contains articles, poetry, comics, and advertisements for local businesses.  B. F. Adams and D. W. Nelson are listed as proprietors and editors.

Item Listing:

1859, March 1.  “The Joker’s Budget”
1859, March 7.  “The Illustrated Journal”
1859, March 14.  “The Weekly Journal”

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 folder, 3 items
Collection Dates: 1859
Provenance: William B. Lewis, Indianapolis, IN, 1979 April 25
Restrictions: Original items are too fragile to photocopy. Surrogates can be photocopied instead.
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.