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September 23, 2018
History of Bobbs-Merrill Publishing Company: Lecture and Discussion
Discover the story of the national publishing firm and its significant role in Indiana's "Golden Age of Literature"
Event Details

Marion County Historical Society members Steve Barnett and Bill Beck will discuss the history of Indianapolis-based Bobbs-Merrill, one of the nation’s most prominent book-publishing firms during the first half of the twentieth century. The program will tell the story of the firm’s close relationship with Hoosier authors, including James Whitcomb Riley, George Ade, Meredith Nicholson and Kin Hubbard.

The event will take place at the Central Library’s Nina Mason Pulliam Special Collections Room on the sixth floor.

For more information contact Amy Griffin, agriffin@indypl.org, 317.275.4108.

This program received funding from a Humanities Initiative Grant.

Event Info
September 23, 2018, 2:00pm - 3:00pm