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Arcada Balz

Arcada Balz
L9, B28, OBC88, OBD40
1928 – 1959
2 mss boxes, 3 os folders

Manuscript & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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                          Processed by: Brent Abercrombie, May 2010                        

Biographical Note:

Arcada Balz, born ca. 1880, was active in the Indiana Federation of Women’s Clubs, where she served as president (1935 – 1937). Arcada was also president of the New Harmony Memorial Commission (1939 – 1950s). Aside from her organizational work, Mrs. Balz was involved in politics. She was elected as a Republican to the Indiana State Senate, where she served from 1943 to 1950. Arcada Balz was married to Frederick C. Balz, owner of the Star Millinery Company in Indianapolis, IN. Arcada Balz died in 1973.


Information found within the collection.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection consists of Balz’s correspondence, notes, articles, and other materials relating to the following organizations: the Indiana Federation of Women’s Cubs, New Harmony Memorial Commission, and the Fauntleroy House (1934 – 1964). The collection also contains papers relating to her work in the Indiana State Senate, family correspondence, and her genealogical research. There is also a paper on the Edworthalean Society, a woman’s club in Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana.

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.

Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1. 

1. New Harmony Memorial Commission, 1934 – 1944
2. New Harmony Memorial Commission, 1945 – 1964, no date
3. Correspondence, 1928 – 1968
4. D.A.R. Papers
5. Indiana Federation of Clubs – Newspaper Clippings
6. Articles – First Woman’s Clubs
7. Indiana Federation of Clubs – Pictures
8. Family History – LeFevres
9. Cook Book
10. Indiana Federation of Clubs
11. Photographs
Box 2. 
1. Certificates and Commissions
2. Schricker Proclamation
3. Tribute to Fred G. Balz
4. Character Educator
5. History of the Indiana Federation of Clubs
6. Miscellaneous
7. Notebooks, 1940 – 1942, 1944, 1954 – 1959
B28 New Harmony Memorial Commission Certificates and Diploma (7 items)
OBC88 Marriage Certificate
OBD40 Scottish Rite - Supreme Council, Master Mason Certificate

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 2 mss boxes, 18 folders, 3 os folders
Collection Dates: 1928 – 1959
Provenance: Name, Day Month Year or Unknown
Access : The collection is open for research use
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in
Alternate Formats: Microfilm, etc. or None
Related Holdings: 


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