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Selma Neubacher Steele collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: L148

Scope and Contents

The collection consists principally of her correspondence from the period 1926-1940, including correspondence regarding T.C. Steele’s paintings and exhibitions of his work; her shawl collection; her maintenance of the Brown County property; her activities in the Indiana Federation of Art Clubs and other organizations; and family, personal, and social affairs.

Correspondents include Alfred M. Brooks, William Lowe Bryan, Mary Q. Burnet, Frank Hohenberger, Josiah K. Lilly, Herman B. Wells.

Dates

  • 1906-1940

Creator

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

Selma Neubacher Steele was an art teacher in Indianapolis. In 1907, married prominent Hoosier painter Theodore Clement (T.C.) Steele (1847-1926). Steele established a home and studio, called “House of the Singing Winds” in Brown County and was active in the Indiana Federation of Art Clubs and other arts organizations.

Extent

7.6 Cubic Feet (19 manuscript boxes)

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Steele Memorial on 1962/11/09.

Accruals

No further additions are expected.

Item List

Box 1. 1906 – 1921

Folder

1. Notes on Design

2. 1906 – 1908

3. 1909 – 1910

4. 1911 – 1912

5. 1913 – 1914

6. 1915 – 1916

7. 1917 – 1919

8. 1920

9. 1921

Box 2. 1922 – November 1927

Folder

1. 1922

2. Jan. – Aug., 1923

3. Sept. – Dec., 1923

4. 1924

5. 1925

6. 1926

7. Jan. – Nov., 1927

Box 3. December 1927 – December 1928

Folder

1. December 1 – 20, 1927

2. December 21, 1927

3. December 22, 1927

4. December 23 – 31, 1927

5. January – July, 1928

6. Aug. – Dec. 12, 1928

7. December 19, 1928

Box 4. December 1928 – November 1929

Folder

1. December 22, 1928

2. December 23 – 31, 1928

3. Jan. – March, 1929

4. April – June, 1929

5. July – Aug., 1929

6. Sept. – Oct., 1929

7. November, 1929

Box 5. December 1929 – May 1930

Folder

1. December, 1929

2. January 1 – 15, 1930

3. January 16 – 31, 1930

4. February, 1930

5. March, 1930

6. April, 1930

7. May, 1930

Box 6. June – December 1930

Folder

1. June, 1930

2. July, 1930

3. August, 1930

4. September, 1930

5. October, 1930

6. November, 1930

7. December, 1930

Box 7. January – October 1931

Folder

1. Jan. – Feb., 1931

2. March, 1931

3. April, 1931

4. May, 1931

5. June, 1931

6. July – Aug., 1931

7. September, 1931

8. October, 1931

Box 8. November 1931 – September 1932

Folder

1. November, 1931

2. December, 1931

3. Jan. – March, 1932

4. April, 1932

5. May, 1932

6. June, 1932

7. July, 1932

8. Aug. – Sept., 1932

Box 9. October 1932 – April 1933

Folder

1. October 1 – 20, 1932

2. October 21 – 31, 1932

3. November, 1932

4. December, 1932

5. Christmas Cards, 1932

6. Christmas Cards, 1932

7. Jan. – Mar., 1933

8. April, 1933

Box 10. May – December 1933

Folder

1. May, 1933

2. June – July, 1933

3. Aug. – Sept., 1933

4. Oct. – Nov., 1933

5. December, 1933

6. Christmas Cards, 1933

7. Christmas Cards, 1933

Box 11. January – December 1934

Folder

1. January, 1934

2. March, 1934

3. April – May, 1934

4. July, 1934

5. Aug. – Sept., 1934

6. October, 1934

7. November, 1934

8. December, 1934

Box 12. January – June 1935

Folder

1. January, 1935

2. February, 1935

3. March, 1935

4. April, 1935

5. May 1 – 13, 1935

6. May 14 – 15, 1935

7. May 16 – 18, 1935

8. May 19 – 31, 1935

9. June, 1935

Box 13. July 1935 – April 1936

Folder

1. July – Aug., 1935

2. September, 1935

3. October, 1935

4. November, 1935

5. December, 1935

6. January, 1936

7. Feb. – March, 1936

8. April, 1936

Box 14. April 1936 – March 1937

Folder

1. April – Aug., 1936

2. Sept. – Nov., 1936

3. Christmas Cards, 1936

4. Christmas Cards, 1936

5. Christmas Cards, 1936

6. Jan. – Feb., 1937

7. March, 1937

Box 15. May – December 1937

Folder

1. May – June, 1937

2. July – Aug., 1937

3. September, 1937

4. Oct. – Nov., 1937

5. Christmas Cards and Letters, 1937

6. Christmas Cards and Letters, 1937

7. Christmas Cards and Letters, 1937

Box 16. January – December 1938

Folder

1. Jan. – Feb., 1938

2. March – April, 1938

3. May, 1938

4. June – July, 1938

5. August, 1938

6. September, 1938

7. October, 1938

8. Christmas Cards and Letters, 1938

Box 17. December 1938 – November 1939

Folder

1. Christmas Cards and Letters, 1938

2. Christmas Cards and Letters, 1938

3. January, 1939

4. Feb. – Mar., 1939

5. April – May, 1939

6. June – Aug., 1939

7. Sept. – Nov., 1939

Box 18. December 1939 and Christmas Cards

Folder

1. Christmas Cards and Letters, 1939

2. Christmas Cards and Letters, 1939

3. Christmas Cards and Letters, 1939

4. Christmas Cards

5. Christmas Cards

Box 19. Christmas Cards and Misc. Material

Folder

1. Christmas cards

2. Christmas cards

3. Misc. Material

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2010 August by Jessica Combs. EAD finding aid created 2010 August by Jessica Combs. Collection reprocessed and EAD finding aid revised 2012 April by Brent Abercrombie.
Title
Selma Neubacher Steele collection
Status
Legacy
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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