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McGuire and Shook Architectural Drawings Collection

Identifier: DADA-028

Scope and Contents

The collection contains working architectural drawings for eleven projects by McGuire and Shook, Architects, from 1925-1950. Projects represented in the collection are located in Indianapolis, Speedway, Lafayette, Rockville, Versailles, and Putnam County, Indiana.


  • 1925 - 1950


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

William C. McGuire (1888-1960) and Wilbur Briant Shook (1889-1961) began the architectural firm that bears their names in Indianapolis ca. 1916. They did business as McGuire and Shook, Architects, until 1958, when the name was changed to McGuire and Shook, Compton, Richey and Associates. In 1964, the office was incorporated as McGuire and Shook, Compton and Richey, Inc. It became the McGuire and Shook Corporation in 1970, and the Odle McGuire and Shook Corporation ca. 1990.

As of 2012, the Odle McGuire and Shook office is one of the oldest architectural firms operating in Indiana.


8 Cubic Feet (2 flat file drawers )


The McGuire and Shook Architectural Records are arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

The McGuire and Shook Architectural Drawings were received by Drawings and Documents Archive as a donation from the Odle McGuire and Shook Corporationon 1995/11/17.


No additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed. Finding aid created 1995/7/3 by Andrew R. Seager; revised 2011/11/1 by Julie Edwards; revised 2012/2/17 by Carol Street.

McGuire and Shook Architectural Drawings
Created by Andrew R. Seager; revised by Julie Edwards in 2011 and by Carol Street in 2012.
Created 1995/7/3; revised 2011/11/1, 2012/2/17.
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Repository Details

Part of the Andrew Seager Archives of the Built Environment Repository

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