Arthur B. Henning Architectural Records Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of photographs, sketches, reference material, and ephemera from the office of architect Arthur B. Henning, Anderson, Indiana. It covers the period 1922-1980. The architectural drawings in the collection are from Henning’s predecessor firm and drawn by the architect Erwin F. Miller. Drawing sets are for projects in Madison County and include schools, residences, brewery facilities, and a business. The drawings are arranged chronologically.
The bulk of the collection consists of Henning’s projects, which are primarily schools, churches, government buildings, libraries, hospital and businesses in Anderson, Indiana, and surrounding Madison County. Some of his largest projects were City Hall, Community Hospital, Fire Department Headquarters, and Anderson High School, all in Anderson, Indiana. Other projects include multiple buildings on the Anderson College campus, Central Christian Church, First Methodist Church, and numerous schools in the area. Items in the collection include photographs, building dedication booklets, newspaper clippings, articles, reference books, and microfilm of building proposals. Henning’s architectural drawings were passed on to the firm that bought Henning’s office when Henning retired. Items are arranged alphabetically by project.
- Creation: 1922 - 1980
Language of Materials
Materials entirely in English.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Drawings and Documents Archive, Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Drawings and Documents Archive.
Arthur Brandt Henning A.I.A. graduated with a B.S. in architecture from the University of Illinois and was a registered architect in Indiana and Illinois. A medalist winner from the Beaux Arts Institute of Design, he started his career in 1928. He maintained membership in the Indiana Society of Architects and the American Institute of Architects, as well as local charitable, religious, and fraternal organizations. He married and had four children.
Henning moved to Anderson, Indiana, and worked for architect Erwin F. Miller, who founded his firm in 1920. In 1946 Henning and Miller went into partnership and the firm was called Miller and Henning. In 1955, Henning bought the practice from Miller, and it became known as Arthur B. Henning A.I.A., which later became Arthur B. Henning and Associates. Under the last iteration, he partnered with Kenneth Rubbert Montgomery, A.I.A. Project managers for the firm were Marion L. Collins, Jr., Jerome T. Henning, Philip Stiefler, and Marion E. Henning.
6 Cubic Feet (1 legal manuscript box, 1 letter manuscript box, 1 microfilm box, 1 flat file drawer, 6 books)
The Arthur B. Henning Architectural Records are arranged alphabetically by building type; drawings are arranged chronologically.
The Arthur B. Henning Architectural Records were received by Drawings and Documents Archive as a donation from Jerome T. Henning on September 27, 2011.
No additions are expected.
Collection processing completed. Finding aid created 2011/10/28 by Carol A. Street.
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Part of the Andrew Seager Archives of the Built Environment Repository
Architecture Building, Room 120
Muncie IN 47306 USA