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Margaret Woollen Thomas Papers

Identifier: FMS-131

Scope and Contents

This collection, consisting mainly of her diaries, documents life in a small Midwestern town and Friends meeting. The Thomas diaries are unusually detailed and conscientiously kept, supplemented by newspaper clippings, notes, and letters. They are concerned mainly with Thomas's day-to-day activities and community life.


  • 1937-1999
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/27/1999

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open without restriction

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical or Historical Information

Margaret Woollen Thomas was an Earlham College graduate, class of 1938, and life-long Friend who spent her life in Fairmount, Indiana. Margaret Woollen was born in Fairmount, Indiana, October 2, 1916, the daughter of Dr. David M. and Effie (Jones) Woollen. She attended Fairmount schools and entered Earlham College in 1934, graduating with the class of 1938. Returning to Fairmount, she was married March 5, 1939, to Roger H. Thomas (1916-1991), a Fairmount banker and insurance agent. Born to a well-to-do family, Margaret Thomas inherited significant farm acreage and investments from her father. Her life was devoted to clubs, civic groups in Fairmount and to the Fairmount Friends Meeting, where she was an elder and organist.

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5.00 Boxes

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Method of Acquisition

Bequeath, Margaret Thomas. She bequated her entire estate to Earlham College

Accruals and Additions

No additions or accrual are expected.

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Thomas Hamm
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Repository Details

Part of the Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives Repository