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Lottie Lyons Grow collection

Identifier: L061

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings, photographs, and Christmas greetings ranging from 1937 to 1977 regarding Lottie Lyons Grow's promotion of art. The collection also includes two scrapbooks (V423) with items ranging from 1926 to 1970.


  • 1926-1977


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Lotta "Lottie" Lyons was born July 22, 1884 in Hymera, Sullivan County, Indiana. She attended the Herron Art School, Marian College, and graduated from Central Normal College in Danville, Indiana. She married Walter Smith Grow, an osteopathic physician, in 1910. From 1937 to 1944, she wrote columns for the Indiana Club Women, and from 1938 to 1946 wrote for the Art Digest. An avid painter, Grow also hosted art programs on radio and television. She also promoted art therapy for wounded servicemen during World War II and authored three books, including Cameos of Deer-Lick in Brown County Hills (1957), Over the Split-Rail Fence (1971), and Beckoning Trails (1979). Lottie Grow died November 2, 1981, in Wabash, Indiana at the age of 91.


1.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box, 2 volumes)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Lottie Lyons Grow on 1974/01/29 and 1974/02/08.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the Indiana Division, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

ISLI 811 G884B: "Beckoning Trails," Lottie Lyons Grow, circa 1979

ISLI 811 G884C: "Cameos of Deer-Lick in Brown County Hills," Lottie Lyons Grow, circa 1957

ISLI 927 G884G: "Over the Split-Rail Fence," Lottie Lyons Grow, 1971

Processing Information

EAD finding aid created 2015/01/07 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid revised 2022/05/13 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.