This collection pertains to the life of Paul Turner Sargent, artist, from Coles County, Illinois. They are of personal and public nature covering letters, class lecture notes, newspaper articles and exhibit guides. There are also various photographs that deal with family and professional subjects. Of special interest are biographies of Paul Sargent, some hand written by his brother. The time period of these papers is from 1889 to the 1970s. In 2003, 21 letters were donated by Dr. Dario Covi and added to the collection.