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Indiana Artists' Club collection

 Collection — Folder: S3200
Identifier: S3200

Scope and Contents

This collection contaions exhibition catalogs, pamphlets, correspondence, a calendar of events, and other papers created by the Indiana Artists' Clubs from 1932 to 1958 in Indianapolis.


  • 1932-1958


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

The Indiana Artists' Club was originally organized as the Indiana Art Club on January 23, 1917 in Indianapolis. The name was changed a few months later to better represent the Club as an organization of professional artists. The mission of the organization was to advance the artistic interests of its membership and of this community by all appropriate means. It was also affiliated with American Federation of Art Clubs. Early members included T. C. Steele, William Forsyth, and Wayman Adams. Otto Stark was the organization's first president the folliwng year. On September 24, 1947, the Club was incorporated as a non-profit organization. Since its inception, the Club has held annual exhibits of members' work. The exhibitions were in various places until 1935 when the L. S. Ayres Auditorium became their home for many years. The Indiana Artists' Club stille exists today and continues to hold annual exhibitions at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1999 by Philip N. Williams. Collection re-processed in 2006/05 by Christina Baich. EAD finding aid created 2019/08/30 by Lauren Patton.
Indiana Artists' Club 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.