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Grace E. Ingledue Papers

Identifier: 0015

Scope and Contents

This small collection documents the life of Grace Ingledue, primarily through a series of "memory books" (photograph albums and scrapbooks) that document her life from the appoximately 1920 to the early 1970s. The collection also consists of a student diary (1919-1920) from Ingledue's time at Ohio Northern University, student ephemera, and other materials that provide insights into her professional and social life post-ONU.


  • 1913-2019
  • Majority of material found within 1913-1979


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. Note: In compliance with University Policy 6.1 if the user is affiliated with a media organization, or if the intended outcome for archival work is create a product that wil be featured by the media, then the user should first contact ONU's Communication and Marketing Office to coordinate their archival research/media request.

Conditions Governing Use

Where applicable, copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Users are responsible for determining the appropriate use and reuse of materials.

Biographical Note

Grace Ingledue was born on June 6, 1903 near Kenton, Ohio to William and Mary Ingledue. Ingledue attended Ohio Northern University from 1917-1922 where she was enrolled in the School of Expression, and was awarded diplomas as a Graduate in Expression (1920) and Bachelor of Oratory (1922), as well as a certificate of graduation from the Prepatory School (1922). After ONU Ingledue received a Bachelor of Arts at Butler University, a Master of Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Ph.D. from Louisiana State University.

In addition to being a professor at Louisiana State University and at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, Ingledue also performed as a reader, impersonator, actor, and radio station manager and show host (the latter for WFIN in Findlay, Ohio). Ingledue traveled extensively and constantly moved within the United States of America. During her life she was married to Howard M. Meyer in the 1920s and then later married Walter C. Barnhart in 1967. Ingledue passed away on March 9th, 1988.


1.3 Linear Feet (2 containers)

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The Grace E. Ingledue Papers document various aspects of the life of Grace E. Ingledue, including, but not limited to her life as a student at Ohio Northern University (1917-1922), an university professor, and a performer. Collection highlights include a student diary (1919-1920) and a series of "memory books" which consist of photograph albums and scrapbooks.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Grace E. Ingledue papers were donated to the Ohio University Archives by her niece, Marybelle H. Landrum, in 2019.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of select materials from this collection are available online at Digital Commons@ONU.


As an academic archives that strives to advance historical research and understanding of our shared histories, the ONU Archives is committed to preserving and making accessible original, historic materials. This commitment to preserving materials in an uncensored form means that collections may contain offensive text, images, or recordings.

Processing Information

Collection was processed in 2019.

Grace E. Ingledue Papers, 1913-2019 (bulk 1913-1979)
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Repository Details

Part of the Ohio Northern University Archives Repository

Heterick Memorial Library
525 South Main Street
Ada Ohio 45810 United States