Richardson Family Collection
Dates:  ca. 1950s
Accession Number:  20051212B
Description:  Four file folders in a flat storage box;
                            includes three photographs


Carolyn Richardson Carrier was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs Albert Richardson of West Terre Haute, Indiana.  Carolyn, her older brother James and her twin sister Marilyn attended West Terre Haute High School.  The sisters were on the editorial staff of the school newspaper and graduated in 1952. 

Content and Scope of Collection

This collection consists of three photographs and a school newspaper documenting the activities of Carolyn, Marilyn and James Richardson. 

An undated photograph from the Rotogravure section of the Terre Haute Tribune-Star newspaper shows a group of military officers inspecting troops on an airport tarmac.  The caption indicates that the officer at the end of the inspection squad, seen from a distance, is Master Sergeant James M. Richardson, assigned as sergeant major of the Air Detachment at the Naval Air Station in Denver, Colorado. 

There are two photographs of the 1952 graduating class of West Terre Haute High School.  One is a group picture of the graduates with a list of graduates from left to right in each row.  The other picture contains individual photographs with each graduate listed by name.

In an issue titled “Graduation” the West Terre Haute High School's newspaper, the Valley Chatter, lists Marilyn and Carolyn Richardson as members of the editorial staff.  Marilyn shared responsibility with Carolyn Moser for the Departments section of the newspaper.  Carolyn Richardson shared responsibility with Wilma Akers for the Organizations section of the newspaper.  This issue of the newspaper served as a yearbook, listing teachers, class officers, class history, class prophecy, and the senior class will.  It also listed officers and class rolls for the junior, sophomore and freshman classes.

Flat Storage Box





Folder 1

Newspaper clipping showing photograph of James Richardson





Folder 2

“Valley Chatter” 





Folder 3

Group photograph, West Terre Haute
  High School Class of 1952





Folder 4

Individual photograph, West Terre Haute
  High School Class of 1952