Selma Neubacher Steele collection
Scope and Contents
Correspondents include Alfred M. Brooks, William Lowe Bryan, Mary Q. Burnet, Frank Hohenberger, Gustave Baumann, Josiah K. Lilly, and Herman B. Wells.
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Conditions Governing Use
After their wedding, the Steeles moved into their new home and studio, called House of the Singing Winds, in Brown County, Indiana. Selma Steele strongly supported her husband's work as an landscape and portrait artist. While he painted, she became farm and property manager of the House of the Singing Winds, maintaing the property and supervising improvements, including the establishment of the renowned gardens at the home and studio. In 1945, she donated the property to the Indiana Department of Conservation (now the Indiana Department of Natural Resources) to establish the T. C. Steele State Historic Site. The couple are buried in the T. C. Steele Memorial Cemetery at the state historic site near Belmont, Brown County, Indiana.
Items in the collection.
Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. "T. C. Steele and His Historic Home." Accessed September 25, 2020. https://www.indianamuseum.org/historic-sites/tc-steele.
Perry, Rachel Berenson. "Selma Neubacher Steele: A Woman Ahead of Her Time." Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History 28, no. 1 (Winter 2016): 6.
7.6 Cubic Feet (19 manuscript boxes)
Language of Materials
- Arts -- Indiana
- Baumann, Gustave, 1881-1971
- Brown County (Ind.)
- Christmas cards
- Family life
- Greeting cards
- Societies and clubs
- Stark, Otto, 1859-1926
- Steele family
- Steele, Selma N. (Selma Neubacher), approximately 1870-1945
- Steele, Theodore Clement, 1847-1926
- T.C. Steele State Historic Site (Ind.)
- Teachers -- Indiana
- Selma Neubacher Steele collection
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description