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Brown County collection

 Collection — Folder: S1650
Identifier: S1650

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a note card with Lottie Lyons Grow's etching of Grassy Creek in Brown County, Indiana printed on the front and a note written inside by Grow to a Mrs. Macdonald dated October 10, 1977. The collection also includes several undated items related to Brown County: a promotional card printed by the Community Club of Nashville with a picture of the "Old Log Jail"; a pamphlet with the poem "In Brown County" by Maude Elizabeth Pate, photographs by Frank M. Hohenberger, and drawings by Mark Dennis; a print of a drawing of the Nashville Art Gallery, courtesy of Frederick Polley of the Indianapolis Star; and a page taken from a periodical with a picture of men riding horses on a trail and the caption "Autumn...Brown County State Park."


  • 1977, undated

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.

Historical Note

Brown County, Indiana was created in 1836 and named for Jacob Brown, a general in the War of 1812. Nashville is the county seat and there are four townships: Hamblen, Jackson, Van Buren and Washington. A number of artists have been drawn to the county's picturesque landscape, including impressionist painter T.S. Steele, who built a home and studio in Washington Township in 1907. The Brown County State Park, nicknamed the "Little Smokies," was opened in 1931 and is Indiana's largest park.


Bailey, Dorothy B. "Borwn County, Indiana - A Brief History." Brown County Historical Society. Accessed November 2, 2021.

Friends of T.C. Steele. "About: Who Was T.C. Steele?" Friends of T.C. Steele. Accessed November 3, 2021.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources. "Find a Park: Brown County State Park." Accessed November 2, 2021.

State of Indiana. "My Local: Brown County." Accessed November 2, 2021.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as donations.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/11/03 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/11/03 by Laura Eliason.
Brown County collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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