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Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Sturgeon, Kate, 1916-1997
ca. 700 items
Materials are in English
The Benns mss., 1914-1996, consists of the correspondence and papers of the F. Lee Benns family, and particularly of Kate Lee (Benns) Robinson Sturgeon, 1916-1997.
This collection is open for research.
Frank Lee Benns was professor of history at Indiana University from 1920-1945; his papers are in the Indiana University Archives. Kate Lee was the only child of the Benns's. She was schooled in Bloomington, graduated from Indiana University in the late 1930s, and married Keith Bates Robinson, a newspaper publisher in Rensselaer, Indiana. They had one child, Schuyler Lee Robinson, b. 1941, who died of complications from Hodgkin's disease in 1973. Following her husband's death in 1989, Kate returned to Bloomington and subsequently married widower, Robert Sturgeon, professor emeritus of Economics at IU. She died in Bloomington in 1997.
The collection is organized into the following series: I. Correspondence; II. Photographs; III. Financial; IV. Miscellaneous.
The Benns mss., 1914-1996, consists of the correspondence and papers of the F. Lee Benns family, and particularly of Kate Lee (Benns) Robinson Sturgeon, 1916-1997. The collection is primarily correspondence of Kate with her parents and of her son, Schuyler, with both his parents and grandparents, particularly while he was an undergraduate and one semester law school student at Indiana University. Also included are financial papers and photographs.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in IUCAT, the IU Libraries' online catalog. Materials about related topics, persons or places can be found by searching the catalog using these terms.
Frank Lee Benns Papers; located at the Indiana University Office of University Archives and Records Management, Bloomington, Indiana.
(7 photographs, includes tintypes)
(19 photographs, includes tintypes & silhouettes)