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"Sketches from Nature, Libbie Coughlen, St. Mary's Institute" volume

 Collection — Volume: V064
Identifier: V064

Scope and Contents

This volume contains a number of sketches by Libbie Coughlen in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Vigo County, Indiana from roughly 1864 to 1866 covering a variety of subjects, including scenes at St. Mary-of-the-Woods Institute. Most of the sketches are done using pencil and/or watercolor and focus on landscapes, crosses, flowers, buildings and exercises in perspective. Not all of the sketches are complete and some cover the entire page while some pages have multiple sketches on the same piece of paper. Most of the completed sketches have annotations noting the subject and date of sketch.


  • 1864-1866


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

Libbie Coughlen was at St. Mary’s Institute (now Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College) in Vigo County, Indiana during the 1860s. She learned about drawing and painting, with a special focus on buildings and flowers.


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This collection is only one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from Indiana Division on 2018/05.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/09/18 by Abby Currier. EAD finding aid created 2018/09/18 by Abby Currier. EAD finding aid revised 2019/02/28 by Brittany Kropf.
"Sketches from Nature, Libbie Coughlen, St. Mary's Institute" volume
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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