Jay C. Bixby Architectural Records Collection
Scope and Contents
Collection contains architectural and business records from the architectural office in Vincennes, Indiana, begun by John B. Bayard and continued by Rudolph W. Schucker and Jay C. Bixby, ca. 1910-1965. Included are architectural working drawings by the firm for 15 projects in southwestern Indiana (in Knox, Davies, Sullivan, Spencer, and Greene Counties). At least 17 additional projects are represented by specifications, photographs, newspaper clippings, contracts, and bills for architectural services. Some of the photographs have not been identified.
Also in the collection are drawings for two houses in Nevada, Iowa, done by Bixby early in his career, Bixby scrapbook material, and plans by Hirons & Mellor (New York) for the George Rogers Clark Memorial in Vincennes, Indiana, 1931.
- 1910 - 1965
- Bixby, Jay C. (Architect, Person)
- Baynard, John B. (Architect, Person)
- Schucker, Rudolph W. (Architect, Person)
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.
Jay C. Bixby (1889-1983) began his career in Iowa and possibly apprenticed to J. B. MacKay, an architect in Waterloo. He then practiced on his own briefly in Nevada, Iowa in the 1910s.
By 1923, Bixby had moved to Vincennes, Indiana. By 1926 or 1927, he was employed in the office that John B. Bayard had begun in Vincennes at least a decade earlier. Rudolph W. Schucker joined Bayard’s office about the same time. For a short period, ca. 1931-1933, the firm was known as Bayard, Schucker & Bixby.
Shucker & Bixby continued the practice after Bayard’s death on April 26, 1933, until about 1952. Bixby then practiced independently until at least 1965.
5.1 Cubic Feet (1 flat file drawer, 1 medium oversize archival box, 3 legal-sized MSS boxes.)
The Jay C. Bixby Architectural Records are arranged chronologically.
The Jay C. Bixby Architectural Records were received by Drawings and Documents Archive as a donation from Jeanne Bixby Breining and Walter A. Breining on 1989/12/23.
No additions are expected.
Collection processing completed. Finding aid created 1995/7/7 by Andrew R. Seager; revised 2011/10/20 by Julie Edwards and Carol Street.
- Architecture -- Designs and plans -- Presentation drawings Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Architecture -- Designs and plans -- Working drawings Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Architecture, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Architecture, commercial Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Architecture--Indiana Subject Source: Local sources
- Bixby, Jay C. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Business records Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Documents Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Elevations Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Financial records Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Newspaper clippings Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Scrapbooks Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Jay C. Bixby Architectural Records
- Created by Andrew R. Seager; revised by Julie Edwards and Carol Street.
- Created 1995/7/7; revised 2011/10/20.
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Part of the Andrew Seager Archives of the Built Environment Repository
Architecture Building, Room 120
Muncie IN 47306 USA