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Marion Cordill Architectural Records Collection

Identifier: DADA-031

Scope and Contents

Architectural records from the office of Marion Cordill, design consultant, Indianapolis. Includes work by Cordill and firms with which he was associated (Cordill and Hannon; Hannon and Cordill; Hannon, Meek and Cordill; Hannon, Meek and Associates, Hannon, Meek, Cordill, and Flagg, and Hannon, Meek, Flagg, Cuppy, and Cordill), mostly in the Indianapolis area. Some other firms' drawings are included as well, and even a design by Cordill’s brother. The collection consists of about 1,100 rolls of drawings, five folders of drawings and renderings, stored flat, 3 microfilm reels, 19 boards, 6 photostats and photostat negatives, and one record-storage carton of miscellaneous records.


  • Creation: ca. 1929- 1983


Language of Materials

Materials primarily in English; some in French

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is not 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

Marion Gladstone Cordill started his career in Evansville but moved at an early date to Indianapolis. He may have worked with J. Lloyd Allen, architect, ca. 1937 (the collection includes a rendering of that date by Cordill for Allen). He is said to have worked with Dana Hannon, an engineer, for the Army out west during the war. From ca. 1946 to 1955 he and Hannon did business as Cordill and Hannon and as Hannon and Cordill, Engineers and Designers. Beginning ca. 1955, Hannon and Cordill were associated in various ventures with Robert L. Meek, engineer, with the Adkinson brothers, real estate entrepreneurs, as Adkinson and Associates, Engineers; as Hannon, Meek and Cordill, engineers-designers (1955-59), and as Hannon, Meek and Associates, consulting engineers (ca. 1960). Other names of the firm were Hannon, Meek, Cordill, and Flagg, and Hannon, Meek, Flagg, Cuppy, and Cordill (ca. 1965).


approx. 60 Cubic Feet (Boxes, storage cartons, rolled drawings, flat file drawers)


The Marion Cordill Architectural Records have not been processed.

Custodial History

The Marion Cordill Architectural Records were received by Drawings and Documents Archive as a donation from Patricia A. Montgomery on 1994/3/17.


No additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing not completed. Finding aid created 1994/7/14 by Andrew R. Seager; revised 2011/11/1 by Julie Edwards.

Marion Cordill Architectural Records
In Progress
Created by Andrew R. Seager; revised by Julie Edwards and Rebecca Torsell
Created 1994/7/14; revised 2011/11/1, 2019/02/04
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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)