Charles H. Scriven Diary
S 3274
2 folders

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Processed by: Elizabeth M. Wilkinson, February 2005

Biographical Historical Note:

 Charles Henry Scriven was born in 1880 to Norman and Olivia (Wilson) Scriven.  He grew up in Pontiac, Illinois and worked on the family farm.  Mr. Scriven left the family farm while in his early twenties to pursue a career in the ministry at Eureka College.  He married in 1907 and began a career as a preacher.  In 1917 he stopped preaching and went into carpentry, a career which lasted the rest of his life.  He and his family were living in Franklin, Indiana by 1920.   

 When World War II broke out Charles Scriven attempted to enlist, but was rejected because of his advanced age of 61.  He decided then that the best way to serve his county was through war work.  Mr. Scriven traveled from job to job throughout the country during the war.  After the war ended he came back to central Indiana and resumed his carpentry business.  He passed away in 1952.  

 Scope and Content Note:

 This collection consists of a photocopy and a transcript of Charles H. Scriven’s diary.  Scriven kept this diary while performing construction work in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana in 1942.  The U.S. Government was building an ordnance plant for the war effort in Terre Haute.  The diary covers roughly September-October 1942 and discusses Scriven’s time at work and at his boarding house.  

Folder Listing:




Diary, 1942.


Diary transcript.

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: ca. Sept.-Oct. 1942
Provenance: Charles A. Jones, Franklin, IN, 15 Feb. 2005
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

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