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Doan Family Papers, 1900-1960 | Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives

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ID: FMS/016

Extent: 6.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Date Acquired: 01/01/1986. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Doan, John Lindley, Earlham College, Quakers - Indiana, Quakers - Indiana - History, Society of Friends - History

Forms of Material: Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.), Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Doan Family Papers consist of correspondence, clippings, and reminiscent material of the family of Abel and Phebe (Lindley) Doan of Westfield, Indiana. It is rich in material relating to Earlham College and to Quaker life and activities in the first half of the twentieth century.

Collection Historical Note

Abel Doan was born in Morgan County, Indiana, August 25, 1843, the son of John and Eunice (Hadley) Doan, and moved to Westfield in 1857 with his parents. He was married Sept. 8, 1869, at Westfield, to phebe McPherson Lindley, daughter of Aaron and Elizabeth (Ballard Lindley. She was born near Westfield, February 24, 1846, and was educated in the Westfield Friends Academy and at Adrian College in Michigan. After their marriage, they lived on a farm on the edge of Westfield. Abel Doan served as president of a local bank and as a director of several charitable groups. Phebe Doan was active in the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and numerous women's groups. Both were prominent in Quaker affairs. Abel Doan died in Westfield, November 28, 1915. After his death, Phebe Doan spent much of her life visiting her children. She died in Pasadena, California, March 4, 1936.

Abel and Phebe Doan were the parents of seven children. it is their correspondence with each other and their children, along with some letters of their parents and other relatives, that make up this collection.

1. Mary Doan, born July 26, 1870, died in Richmond, Indiana, April 6, 1939. She graduated from Earlham in 1892 and received an M.S. degree from Purdue University in 1893. She married Allen D. hole (1866-1940), from 1900 to 1940 professor of geology at Earlham College. Both of their sons, Allen Jr., and francis, also served on the Earlham faculty.

2. Martha Doan, born June 6, 1872, died at Franklin, Indiana, April 15, 1960. She received a B.S. from Purdue in 1891, another bachelor's degree from Earlham in 1892, and a doctorate in science from Cornell University in 1896. From 1916 to 1926 she was professor of chemistry and dean of women at Earlham. She subsequently taught at Iowa Wesleyan College.

3. Emma Doan, born December 7, 1873, died in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 7, 1957. She received a bachelor's degree from Earlham in 1894 and another from Purdue in 1897. She married William E. Furnas, also an Earlham graduate, and with him operated a farm near Leesburg, Virginia.

4. John Lindley Doan, born Oct. 3, 1877, died Feb. 3, 1972. He received a bachelor's degree from Earlham in 1901 and subsequently took degrees at Cornell and Gettysburg College. He married Mary Catherine Minick. He was a professor of biology and horticulture at the Ambler School of Horticulture for Women and at Penn Hall Junior College in Pennsylvania.

5. Anna Doan, born June 13, 1880, died Dec. 1, 1980, in Pasadena, California. She received a bachelor's degree from Earlham in 1900 and an MA in 1920. She married Dr. Walter Charles Stephens, also an Earlham graduate. he was a physician in Indiana and California.

6. Frances Doan, born February 19, 1885, died May 6, 1967, in Indianapolis, Indiana. She graduated from Butler University and took a master's degree in education at the University of Chicago. She married Frank H. Streightoff, who was a professor of economics at DePauw University, the College of Emporia, and Butler University.

7. Edwin Lindley Doan, born December 15, 1886, was struck and killed by lightning in a field on the home farm, July 9, 1913. He was a 1908 Earlham graduate and subsequently did graduate work at Cornell University.

Subject/Index Terms

Doan, John Lindley
Earlham College
Quakers - Indiana
Quakers - Indiana - History
Society of Friends - History

Administrative Information

Repository: Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives

Accruals: No additions or accruals are expected.

Alternate Extent Statement: 6 boxes

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions: Some materials may be protected by copyright. Permission to reproduce and to publish for commercial purposes must be requested from the Archivist.

Acquisition Method: Donation, Francis Dean Hole, son of Allen and Mary (Doan) Hole.

Related Materials: Another large collection of Doan Family Papers is in the Indiana Historical Society in Indianapolis.

Preferred Citation: <item>, Doan Family Papers, Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives, Richmond IN


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Folder 2: Adams, VeattaAdd to your cart.
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Folder 15: Cavode, ManzanitaAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Clark, Merton "Red" and Martha Ruth "Dot" (Furnas)Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Crawford, David C.Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Davis, Barbara A.Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Deardorff, D.O.M.Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Doan, Abel, 1909-1911Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Doan, Abel, 1912-1915Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Doan, Edwin, 1910-1913Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Doan, John Lindley, 1920-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Doan, John Lindley, 1930-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Doan, John Lindley, 1940-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Doan, John Lindley, 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Doan, John Lindley, 1950-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Doan, John Lindley, 1953-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Doan, John Lindley, 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Doan, John Lindley, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Doan, John Lindley, 1960-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Doan, John Lindley (General Papers- I of IV)Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Doan, John Lindley (General Papers-II of IV)Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Doan, John Lindley (General Papers- III of IV)Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Doan, John Lindley (General Papers- IV of IV)Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Doan, John Lindley (Correspondence on Present Day Parables)Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Doan, John Lindley (Indiana State High School Teaching License)Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Doan, John Lindley (Birthday greetings)Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Doan, JosephAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Doan, Mary CathrynAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Doan, MaryAdd to your cart.

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