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Wilhelmina Seegmiller collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2921

Scope and Contents

This collection includes materials from and about Wilhelmina Seegmiller in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1895 to 1913. Items comprise brief biographical information, obituaries, a review of one of her textbooks and several examples of her creative writing.


  • 1895-1913


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

Artist, educator, and poet Wilhelmina Seegmiller was born Decemeber 6, 1866 in Fairview, Ontario, Canada. After attending public school in Fairview, she studied art in Toronto and at the Pratt Art Institute in Brooklyn. Seegmiller also completed her teaching certification in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Beginning in 1895, she served as the director of Art Instruction in the Indianapolis Public Schools for 18 years. Her programs were designed to give students an appreciation of art and were admired and considered innovative by her peers. Seegmiller was also a prolific writer, producing numerous books on art and art instruction as well as poetry and short plays. She died in Indianapolis, May 24, 1913 due to complications following surgery.


0.05 Cubic Feet (5 folders)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mr. & Mrs. Kennedy on 1984/11/09.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/01/08 by Masada Sparrow. EAD finding aid created 2018/01/08 by Masada Sparrow. EAD finding aid revised 2018/02/16 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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