Arthur Franklin Mapes (1913-1986) is the author of “Indiana,” adopted as the state’s official poem in 1963. He was designated an Indiana poet laureate in 1977. A more detailed biography is available here. This site was created and is maintained by his granddaughter, Angela Mapes Turner. (Visit me at www.angelamapesturner.com.) Send your suggestions and corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org — and I’d love to hear your “Indiana Memories,” too.
Many thanks to my aunt, Marilyn Barrett, and cousin, John Barrett, for their help digitizing the poetry archive, and to many relatives and friends who contributed photos and mementos.
This site is a work in progress. Please check back for additional photos, press clippings, and educational resources, and follow us on Facebook. Thanks for visiting! -Angie
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