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Indiana Federation of Art Clubs art survey

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1566

Scope and Contents

This collection is divided into three folders thus: Folder 1, A-F; Folder 2, G-P; and Folder 3: R-W. Each folders contains the two-page survey forms sent to the Indiana Federation of Art Clubs from public libraries in Indiana. The only document with a date is a letter from the Fayette County Federated Clubs, dated March 29, 1929, which informs Mrs. F. J. Sheehan, Gary, Indiana, that they have "431 prints of famous pictures" in their public library. None of the surveys is dated. The survey requests information concerning: (1) art magazine subscriptions; (2) if the library has an art room; (3) whether the library holds exhibitions; (4) the works of art; and (5) additional information about art activities.


  • 1929


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.

Administrative History

The Indiana Federation of Art Clubs (IFAC) was founded in 1926 by Mrs. H.B. Burnet as a statewide organization to foster appreciation and promotion of art in Indiana. It coordinated and assisted in sponsoring art organizations, shows, and tours throughout the state. Annual events included three board meetings, a luncheon, summer tour, and a convention. The IFAC officially held its last meeting and dissolved on November 16, 2002. Janice Seidensticker was the final president of the IFAC.


0.03 Cubic Feet (3 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged alphabetically by library name.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation in 1929.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

L498: Indiana Federation of Art Clubs collection, 1928-2003

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2018/9/6 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Indiana Federation of Art Clubs art survey
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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