G. Earl Daniels

G. Earl Daniels
 G. Earl Daniels Oral History Transcript
1 transcript

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Processed by: NY, June 1991
Finding Aide by: Chaise Carter, March 2012


Biographical Note:

G[eorge] Earl Daniels, son of Rev. Elvin and Blanch (Smith) Daniels, was born in Hobbs, Indiana on July 10, 1903. In 1905, the family moved to the Irvington Neighborhood in Indianapolis. Daniels attended School #57 in Irvington, until his family moved to Kentland in 1913 and then to Monticello, Indiana. Daniels graduated from Butler College in 1924 and received a B.D. degree from Yale Divinity School in 1928. He married Doris L. Reidy of Indianapolis on January 1, 1925 He was the pastor for the First Christian Churches in Salem Indiana and in Ottumwa, Iowa. Deciding to enter into the ministry of the Episcopal Church, Daniels then attended Berkeley Divinity School in Connecticut where he earned a S.T.B. degree. He served in six Episcopal churches, until retiring in 1968. In July of 1977, Daniels and his wife returned to Indianapolis where he occasionally preached at Christ Church Cathedral and served part time at St. Richard’s School. He wrote Memories of a Hoosier Preacher: the Joyful Record of 58 Years Spent in the Christian Ministry. Daniels died on January 26, 2000.


Oral History Transcript, November 15, 1979
The Indianapolis Star, January 28, 2000

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains a transcript of an oral history tape made with Lois Leamon for the Irvington Oral History Project on November 15, 1979. Daniels discussed growing up around Butler College when it was in the Irvington Neighborhood. He also discusses, The Bona Thompson Library on the Butler College campus, and his musical education at the Metropolitan School of Music in Indianapolis.

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Item Listing

November 15, 1979 Transcript


Size of Collection: 1 transcript
Collection Dates: 1903-1979
Provenance: Irvington Oral History Project
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 Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library and the Manuscripts and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats: None
Related Holdings:        S1828, Daniels, G. Earl