Joseph H. Shea

Joseph H. Shea
1890 – 1959
1 mss box

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Reprocessed by: Brent Abercrombie, November 2012

Biographical Note:

Joseph H. Shea was born in Lexington, Indiana in 1862 to parents Patrick and Bridget Shea. He received his A.B. degree from Indiana University in 1889 and admitted to the bar at Scottsburg in 1889. Shea also practiced law in Seymour, Indiana and later in Indianapolis. He began his public service as a prosecuting attorney and twice served as circuit judge. Shea served as Ambassador to Chile (1916 – 1921) on the recommendation by Vice President Thomas R. Marshall. Joseph H. Shea died in 1928, and is buried in Madison, Indiana. 

U.S Census 1870.
Indianapolis Star, December 23, 1928.

Scope and Content:

The collection consists of correspondence with Joseph H. Shea (1890 – 1918, bulk 1916) relating to Democratic politics, his time served as U.S. Ambassador to Chile, and general topics. Included are photographs and various printed material. Additionally, the collection contains one folder relating to Julia Shea’s papers (1921 – 1959). Noted correspondents include Harry S. New and John W. Kern.

Photocopy Policy:

Manuscript material CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in its entirety. Photocopies and/or digital reproductions (i.e. scans, digital photographs) cannot exceed 25% of a COLLECTION or FOLDER within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Please check with the Manuscript Librarian for possible alternatives.

Collection Inventory

Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1.  Title of Box (Information listed on Box Label)

1. 1890 – 1915
2. Jan. – Feb. 1916
3. March 1916
4. April 1916
5. May – Dec. 1916
6. 1917
7. 1918
8. Photographs and Printed Material
9. Julia Shea’s Misc. Papers 1921 – 1959

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 mss box (9 folders)
Collection Dates: 1890 – 1959
Provenance:  Purchased from Paul Goodpasture Oct. 15, 1974
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 Manuscripts and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in: English
Alternate Formats: None
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