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Wayne Weber Architectural Records Collection

 Collection
Identifier: DADA-016

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 23 drawings, 213 color and black-and-white photographic slides, 41 photographic prints, 416 photographic negatives, and correspondence regarding buildings and covered bridges in Indiana.

Dates

  • ca. 1957-1980

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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.

Biographical Note

Wayne McClellan Weber, FAIA (1905-1984), was an accomplished architect, photographer, and lover of covered bridges. He practiced architecture under his own name to about 1956, then in partnership with John A. Curry as Weber and Curry, Architects, in Terre Haute, Indiana, from about 1956 to about 1965. Later he worked with Walter Scholer and Associates in Lafayette, Indiana (ca. 1965-1972). He also did business as an architectural photographer, including work for Indianapolis architectural firms Wright, Porteous and Lowe (ca. 1971-75) and Pecsok, Jelliffe and Randall (ca. 1972-73). He became a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 1950 and was named a Fellow of the AIA in 1966.

Weber began systematically photographing Indiana’s covered bridges about 1957. That led to his long-time membership in the Indiana Covered Bridge Society and the publication of two books: Covered Bridges in Indiana (Midland, Mich., 1977) and The Covered Bridges of Parke County, Indiana (Indianapolis, 1980).

Extent

3.6 Cubic Feet (4 document cases, OVC box, wrapped boards)

Arrangement

The Wayne Weber Architectural Records Collection is arranged by location.

Custodial History

The Wayne Weber Architectural Records were received by Drawings and Documents Archive as a donation from Bruce M. Weber on 2006/2/21.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

Sources

American Architects Directory 1955, 1962, 1970 Social Security Death Index

Processing Information

Collection processing completed. Finding aid created 2007/5/24 byAndrew R. Seager; revised 2011/4/26 by Carol Street.

Creator

Title
Wayne Weber Architectural Records
Status
Completed
Author
Created by Andrew R. Seager; revised by Carol Street.
Date
Created 2007/5/24; revised 2011/4/26.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Andrew Seager Archive of the Built Environment, A Division of University Libraries Repository

Contact:
Architecture Building, Room 120
Muncie IN 47306 USA
765-285-8441
765-285-3726 (Fax)