Fred Dillard

Fred Elwood Dillard Papers
1868 - 1971
2 mss boxes, 11 folders, 1 vol.

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Processed by: Grant M. Gerard, November 2008

Biographical Note:

Fred Elwood Dillard was a school teacher in French Lick, Orange County (1914-1950’s).  He owned property in Patoka Township, Crawford County, and lived near Birdseye, Dubois County.  Dillard served in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War 1.

Sources: Found within collection

Scope and Content Note:

Included are WWII letters to and from Dillard’s son Max (1920-1943), a pilot with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific, and son Charles with the Air Transport Command. Max Dillard’s Indiana University records and miscellaneous military service also included.  In addition, Fred Dillard’s reminiscences, postcards from European travels, and family history with scrapbook records and newspaper clippings are in the collection.  Collection also includes Crawford County tax receipts. 

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. Papers of Fred E. Dillard:
Teaching Licenses, Report Cards, Certificate, District Teachers’ Association Program, Notebook (1932 -1936), WWII Ration Books, Teacher’s Contract

European War:
Songs of Soldiers, Management of American Soldiers, United States Employment Service (7-16-1919), Partial Letter (1918), Bible

Tax Receipts: 
1868 – 1918:  Benjamin and Sarah Carroll, Jacob Painter

Tax Receipts:
1929 – 1967:  Fred Elwood Dillard

Papers of Max E. Dillard:
I.U. Report Cards (1938), Correspondence, re-application to U.S. Naval Aviation Base

Box 2 
1. Dillard Genealogy and Biographical Stories:
Hall Ridge Stories (post cards), “The Moery Story” (by Ray Moery), burials in the Sinclair Cemetery,  “The Story of Farms and People from the Narrows to Wickliffe,” Dubois displaced residents, Dillard family tree, Dillard family:  brief genealogical survey (compiled by Arthur L. Dillard)

Miscellaneous Papers, Correspondence, Stories:
Correspondence from Fred to Ray (Moery), The Hall School, ‘The Hall Ridge Story” (by Fred Dillard), “The Little Picture With a Long Story” (By Fred Dillard), Warranty Deeds (1887, 1889, 1884),  Letter to Fred Dillard from Marvin Beatty concerning family history, Messages on notes written to grandmother, Fredonna M . Pruitt’s account of the Moreys,  newspaper clippings and photographs:  The Hall Ridge Fox Hunters

Family Scrapbook:
Fred E. Dillard:  service records
Max Dillard:  naval career, college photographs,
Charles Dillard
Robert Dillard:  Indiana University
Roberta Dillard Barker
Evelyn Dillard Farlow
Diary of Deloris in England (two copies)
Sigma Kappa Sorority, Deloris Dillard, IU (1956 – 1958)
Newspaper Clippings related to the family
French Lick High School, Class of 1947 and 1953
Post Cards (WWI)

Postcards From Europe:
1914-1918:  postcards (majority from Fred to Ruth) from:
Trier, Joinville, Rheims
World War I battle scenes, ruins, friends

Miscellaneous Papers and Clippings:
“Here and There and This and That,”  “The Wildlife on Hall Ridge”
French Lick School (fifth grade, 1932 – 1933)
Jacob Painter Papers
Copy of part of abstract for the 130 acres now owned by Porter Stemply east of Wickscliffe
“A Comedy of Errors”
Patoka Places (1900 – 1971)
To Newton Stewart:  Farms, families, villages, churches, schools and ways of life, displaced by the Patoka Lake from Dubois County Line
Papers re: acceptance as aviation cadet with U.S. Naval Reserve

Family Correspondence and Letters:
Correspondence of Max E. Dillard with family (1940-1943)
Letters on Max E. Dillard’s Death (1943-1945)
Letters on Charles Dillard with family (1943-1945)

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 2 mss boxes, 11 folders
Collection Dates: 1868 - 1971
Provenance: Alfred C. Nordhoff, May 17, 1971
Access : The collection is open for research use
Restrictions: none
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 English
Alternate Formats: N/A
Related Holdings: None