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Selma Neubacher Steele
L148

1906-1940
19 mss boxes

Manuscript & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Jessica Combs, August 2010
Re-processed by: Brent Abercrombie, April 2012
                          

Biographical Note:

Selma Neubacher Steele was an art teacher in Indianapolis. In 1907, married prominent Hoosier painter Theodore Clement (T.C.) Steele (1847-1926). Steele established a home and studio, called “House of the Singing Winds” in Brown County and was active in the Indiana Federation of Art Clubs and other arts organizations.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection consists principally of her correspondence from the period 1926-1940, including correspondence regarding T.C. Steele’s paintings and exhibitions of his work; her shawl collection; her maintenance of the Brown County property; her activities in the Indiana Federation of Art Clubs and other organizations; and family, personal, and social affairs.

Correspondents include Alfred M. Brooks, William Lowe Bryan, Mary Q. Burnet, Frank Hohenberger, Josiah K. Lilly, Herman B. Wells.

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.

Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1.  1906 – 1921

Folder 
1. Notes on Design
2. 1906 – 1908
3. 1909 – 1910
4. 1911 – 1912
5. 1913 – 1914
6. 1915 – 1916
7. 1917 – 1919
8. 1920
9. 1921

Box 2.  1922 – November 1927

Folder 
1. 1922
2. Jan. – Aug., 1923
3. Sept. – Dec., 1923
4. 1924
5. 1925
6. 1926
7. Jan. – Nov., 1927

Box 3.  December 1927 – December 1928

Folder 
1. December 1 – 20, 1927
2. December 21, 1927
3. December 22, 1927
4. December 23 – 31, 1927
5. January – July, 1928
6. Aug. – Dec. 12, 1928
7. December 19, 1928

Box 4.  December 1928 – November 1929

Folder 
1. December 22, 1928
2. December 23 – 31, 1928
3. Jan. – March, 1929
4. April – June, 1929
5. July – Aug., 1929
6. Sept. – Oct., 1929
7. November, 1929

Box 5.  December 1929 – May 1930

Folder 
1. December, 1929
2. January 1 – 15, 1930
3. January 16 – 31, 1930
4. February, 1930
5. March, 1930
6. April, 1930
7. May, 1930

Box 6.  June – December 1930

Folder 
1. June, 1930
2. July, 1930
3. August, 1930
4. September, 1930
5. October, 1930
6. November, 1930
7. December, 1930

Box 7.  January – October 1931

Folder 
1. Jan. – Feb., 1931
2. March, 1931
3. April, 1931
4. May, 1931
5. June, 1931
6. July – Aug., 1931
7. September, 1931
8. October, 1931

Box 8.  November 1931 – September 1932

Folder 
1. November, 1931
2. December, 1931
3. Jan. – March, 1932
4. April, 1932
5. May, 1932
6. June, 1932
7. July, 1932
8. Aug. – Sept., 1932

Box 9.  October 1932 – April 1933

Folder 
1. October 1 – 20, 1932
2. October 21 – 31, 1932
3. November, 1932
4. December, 1932
5. Christmas Cards, 1932
6. Christmas Cards, 1932
7. Jan. – Mar., 1933
8. April, 1933

Box 10.  May – December 1933

Folder 
1. May, 1933
2. June – July, 1933
3. Aug. – Sept., 1933
4. Oct. – Nov., 1933
5. December, 1933
6. Christmas Cards, 1933
7. Christmas Cards, 1933

Box 11.  January – December 1934

Folder 
1. January, 1934
2. March, 1934
3. April – May, 1934
4. July, 1934
5. Aug. – Sept., 1934
6. October, 1934
7. November, 1934
8. December, 1934

Box 12.  January – June 1935

Folder 
1. January, 1935
2. February, 1935
3. March, 1935
4. April, 1935
5. May 1 – 13, 1935
6. May 14 – 15, 1935
7. May 16 – 18, 1935
8. May 19 – 31, 1935
9. June, 1935

Box 13.  July 1935 – April 1936

Folder 
1. July – Aug., 1935
2. September, 1935
3. October, 1935
4. November, 1935
5. December, 1935
6. January, 1936
7. Feb. – March, 1936
8. April, 1936

Box 14.  April 1936 – March 1937

Folder 
1. April – Aug., 1936
2. Sept. – Nov., 1936
3. Christmas Cards, 1936
4. Christmas Cards, 1936
5. Christmas Cards, 1936
6. Jan. – Feb., 1937
7. March, 1937

Box 15.  May – December 1937

Folder 
1. May – June, 1937
2. July – Aug., 1937
3. September, 1937
4. Oct. – Nov., 1937
5. Christmas Cards & Letters, 1937
6. Christmas Cards & Letters, 1937
7. Christmas Cards & Letters, 1937

Box 16.  January – December 1938

Folder 
1. Jan. – Feb., 1938
2. March – April, 1938
3. May, 1938
4. June – July, 1938
5. August, 1938
6. September, 1938
7. October, 1938
8. Christmas Cards & Letters, 1938

Box 17.  December 1938 – November 1939

Folder 
1. Christmas Cards & Letters, 1938
2. Christmas Cards & Letters, 1938
3. January, 1939
4. Feb. – Mar., 1939
5. April – May, 1939
6. June – Aug., 1939
7. Sept. – Nov., 1939

Box 18.  December 1939 & Christmas Cards

Folder 
1. Christmas Cards & Letters, 1939
2. Christmas Cards & Letters, 1939
3. Christmas Cards & Letters, 1939
4. Christmas Cards
5. Christmas Cards

Box 19.  Christmas Cards & Misc. Material

Folder 
1. Christmas cards
2. Christmas cards
3. Misc. Material

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 19 mss boxes, 137 folders
Collection Dates: 1906-1940
Provenance: Steele Memorial 11/9/1965
Access : The collection is open for research use
Restrictions: None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats: None
Related Holdings: None
Notes: Item by item listing available upon request.