Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Ridenour, W.W. mss, 1943-2013, consist of the personal journals of Presbyterian minister and WW II veteran, William W. Ridenour. Rev. Ridenour was a graduate of Indiana University (1950) and McCormick Presbyterian Seminary in Chicago (1955), and served as minister of Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church (Indiana) and Reily Presbyterian Church (Ohio) from 1962 to 1981 and 1989 to 2000.

The collection includes a personal transcription of military tours of duty during World War II and 70 years of daily journal entries. Journal entries primarily consist of daily reflections and travel logs.

Acquired: 2014

Collection size: 85 items

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