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Grover Lowell Hartman papers

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Grover Lowell Hartman papers MSD.1935.002

Class of 1935

Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism
11 E. Larabee Street
Greencastle, IN


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Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2018-06-12T11:55-0400
Language: Description is in English.

Repository: Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism
Title: Grover Lowell Hartman papers
Dates: 1914-1988
Quantity: 14.42 Cubic feet, 22 document cases
Identification: MSD.1935.002

Collection Statement

Correspondence, papers, subject files, and writings of Grover Lowell Hartman '35.

Biographical Sketch

A native of Indiana, Grover Hartman was a 1935 graduate of DePauw University. He earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the American University School of Social Science and Public Affairs in Washington, D.C. and received honorary doctoral degrees from DePauw, Manchester College, Ball State University, and Christian Theological Seminary.

After four years as head of the Social Science Department of the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, Dr. Hartman served as director of the War Time Services Commission of the Washington Federation of Churches, in the Federal Council of Churches Department of International Affairs, as director of the Social Service Division of the Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis, as executive secretary of the Council of Churches of St. Joseph County at South Bend and, for twenty years until his retirement in September, 1979, as executive director of the Indiana Council of Churches.

Dr. Hartman was president of the Church Conference on Social Work, the Indiana Council of Family Relations, the Institute on Religion and Aging, and the Indiana Religious History Association. He served three years as chairman at the Governor's Youth Council in Indiana and was a consultant to the State Commission on the Aging and Aged for twenty-one years. He represented Indiana at the White House Conference on Aging three times and was a delegate to the Mid-Century White House Conference on Children and Youth.

Dr. Hartman served on the Governing Board of the National Council of Churches for 23 years. He was a member of the Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church from 1972-1976. He twice chaired the Local Arrangements Committee of the National Congress of United Methodist Men and was a certified lay speaker in his denomination.

In 1980, Dr. Hartman's A School for God's People - A History of the Sunday School Movement in Indiana was published. He also served as a field consultant to the Commission of Regional and Local Ecumenism of the National Council of Churches, program developer for the Midwest Ecumenical Center, Williams Bay, Wisconsin, was founding president of the Indiana Coalition for Human Services, chairman of the Indianapolis Area Committee for UNICEF, chairman of the Legislative Committee of the Indiana Aging Network, executive vice president of the H. C. Gemmer Family Christian Foundation, and chairman of the International Committee of the Metropolitan YMCA. One of Dr. Hartman's most significant services to the Indianapolis community was his contribution in establishing and chairing the Religious Conventions & Services Committee of the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Bureau. In addition, Dr. Hartman served as co-chairman of Indiana Citizens Against Legalized Gambling for more than 20 years. Dr. Hartman and his wife, Annabel, had four sons: Lowell, Worth, and twins Howard and Elden. He died in 1988.

DePauw alumni
Hartman, Annabel Jane Spangle Hartman
Hartman, Grover Lowell, class of 1935
Manuscripts of alumni. Class of 1935.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright interests for this collection are held by DePauw University.

Related Material

DPU Vol. #400: “Anglo-American Relations, 1914-1917" Honors Thesis, History Dept. 1935

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Kaplan, Herbert H., "What Kind of State", 1988 Indiana Citizens Against Legalized Gambling: videotape no. 346

McGuigan, Austin, "What the Church Needs to Know About the Gambling Menace", 1985 Christian Life Commission: audiotape no. 1372

Lottery Hearing, Indiana Statehouse on February 13, 1986: audiotape no. 1373

Interview with Herb Kastner and Herb Kaplan, June 2, 1988: audiotape no. 1374

Gambling by Vicki Abt: audiotape no. 1375

Criminal Justice Consultation, August 19-20, 1987: audiotape no.1376-1384 (9 tapes)

NICA Conference, December 2-3, 1987: audiotape no. 1385-1386

Pari-Mutuel Gambling Presentation: slide nos. 3885-3927

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