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Allen and Kelley Architectural Records Collection

 Collection
Identifier: DADA-005
Scope and Contents The collection consists of architectural records from the office of Allen and Kelley, Architects and Engineers, and its successor, J. Lloyd Allen, architects and engineers. It covers the period 1916-1967. Most of the records are architectural working drawings. Some design studies, renderings, shop drawings, and sets of specifications are included as well.Series One (catalog nos. 5-1 through 5-86) includes 86 projects by J. Lloyd Allen and John R. Kelley practicing independently, by...
Dates: 1916 - 1967

Alvin W. Holmes Collection on Covered Bridges

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Identifier: DADA-039
Scope and Contents Documentation of covered bridges and other engineering structures in Indiana and other states created or collected by Alvin W. Holmes. The collection includes approximately 300 black and white photographs, 150 color slides, 12 color photographs, 145 postcards, 4 manuscripts and typescripts, 1 drawing, and 5 brochures about covered bridges.
Dates: 1931 - 1972

A.M. Strauss Architectural Records Collection

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Identifier: DADA-032
Scope and Contents The collection contains thousands of architectural and engineering drawings, sketches, blueprints, and six folders of specifications and photographs created by the office of A.M. Strauss, A.M. Strauss, Inc., A.M. Strauss and Associates, Inc., and Strauss Associates, Inc., from inception at commission 101 through commission 2479 (ca.1918-1992).The collection includes drawings for a few projects by other firms, among them blueprints for the Allen County Courthouse by B. S. Tolan. Not...
Dates: 1918 - 1992

Arthur B. Henning Architectural Records Collection

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Identifier: DADA-010
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...
Dates: 1922 - 1980

Ball State University Properties Collections

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Identifier: DADA-BSU
Scope and Contents This collection consists of drawings for buildings and properties belonging to Ball State University. It includes topographic maps of campus, working drawings for various buildings on campus, specifications, project manuals, and landscape plans. Also in the collection are building programs, competition announcements, records of building committee meetings, shop drawings, architectural renderings, models, and artifacts.
Dates: 1898 to present

Biography Collection

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Identifier: DADA-BIO
Scope and Contents This collection contains information about people, businesses, and organizations currenty or formerly engaged in environmental design and construction in Indiana.Series 1 consists of reference works: lists of architects, carpenters, builders, and engineers from gazetteers and business directories (1859-1929); membership rosters of the Indiana Society of Architects (from 1919) and the Indiana Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects (from 1971); rosters of registered...
Dates: 1895-present

Center for Historic Preservation Photographs, Records, and Reports

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Identifier: DADA-061
Scope and Contents This collection contains photographs, records, reports, rehabilitation plans, and National Register nominations that were produced by the Center for Historic Preservation. Many items in this collection were created in partnership with state agencies and community organizations.
Dates: 2004-2011

Charles Alden Meranda Architectural Records Collection

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Identifier: DADA-038
Scope and Contents This collection consists of architectural drawings and sketches that pertain to 169 projects spanning from 1939 to 1981. The projects in this collection are mostly for private residences and businesses. Other projects in the collection are of banks, warehouses, churches, public buildings, retirement homes, and office buildings. The majority of projects were designed under the firm name of Meranda, Campbell, and Meranda. There are also a number of projects pertaining to War Housing...
Dates: 1939 - 1981

Charles M. Sappenfield Architectural Records Collection

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Identifier: DADA-045
Scope and Contents The collection includes architectural drawings and project files of architectural projects by Charles M. Sappenfield, Architect and the firm Sappenfield, Wiegman, Hall Associates, from 1948 to 1994. The Sappenfield, Wiegman, Hall Associates partnership was formed in 1966 and dissolved in 1968. The records primarily date from 1961-1965 when Sappenfield lived and practiced architecture in Asheville, North Carolina, before his move to Muncie to become dean of the College of Architecture and...
Dates: 1948 - 1994

Claire Bennett Associates Drawings Collection

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Identifier: DADA-041
Scope and Contents The collection consists of working drawings and prints for 125 landscape projects, primarily in the Indianapolis metropolitan region. A majority of the projects are residential landscape designs. Others include apartment complex master plans, golf course design, and public school work. The projects begin in 1978 with the Pate residence landscape plan and conclude in 1997 with the Shoemaker residence. Significant projects in the collection include Stony Creek Golf Course in Noblesville, Indiana,...
Dates: 1978 - 1997

Clifford Shopbell Architectural Records Collection

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Identifier: DADA-018
Scope and Contents This collection includes black line prints of drawings for 7 projects by Clifford Shopbell and Co. and Shopbell, Fowler and Thole of Evansville, ca. 1916-1925. Projects include residences (Evansville, Ind.), Huntingburg Public School (Huntington, Ind.), General Baptist Church (Mt. Vernon, Ind.), grade school building (Madisonville, Ky.), and Municipal Market (Evansville, Ind.).
Dates: 1916 - 1925

College of Architecture and Planning Projects and Publications Collection

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Identifier: DADA-CAP
Scope and Contents This collection consists of brochures, reports, publications, and other ephemera related to the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University. It covers the period of 1964 to the present. The material is subdivided into five categories: the history of the College of Architecture and Planning; the Master of Science in Historic Preservation program; ReCAP; Student Publications; Design Workshops; and Miscellaneous Material. Folders relating to...
Dates: 1964-present

Daggett Architectural Records Collections

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Identifier: DADA-004
Scope and Contents The archive received those records that were in the Daggett office at the time it closed. The years for which we have records, and the names under which the firm did business during those years, are:1893-1915 (4 projects) R. P. Daggett and Co.1916-1947 (19 projects) Robert Frost Daggett, Architect1948-1951 (10 projects) Robert Frost Daggett and Associates1952-1960 (21 projects) Daggett, Naegele and Daggett, Inc.1961-1976 (56 projects)...
Dates: 1893 - 1976

Daniel B. Young Landscape Architectural Records

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Identifier: DADA-037
Scope and Contents This collection contains photographs and nine sets of landscape architectural drawings for projects in Delaware, Grant, and Madison counties, Indiana, designed by Daniel B. Young and Daniel B. Young and Associates. It covers the period 1971 to 1979.Many of the drawings are for proposed improvements at municipal and county parks: Shideler Park, Gaston town park, Bicentennial Park in Daleville, Streaty Park in Anderson (on microfilm), and four city parks in Marion, Indiana....
Dates: 1971 - 1979

Dave Ferguson Collection of Landscape and Community Development Reports, 1982-2001

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Identifier: DADA-057
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of written works pertaining to landscape and community development research written between 1982 and 2001. Work pertains primarily to land use in Muncie, Indiana.
Dates: 1982-2001

David Brent Cole Architectural Drawings Collection

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Identifier: DADA-058
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 74 projects, the majority of which were created by firms in which Cole was a partner. Projects consist of architectural drawings, photographs, and other reference materials related to office buildings, churches, schools, and a variety of public structures and green spaces. Included is a collection of negatives and slides of Cole’s time at Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning, as well as Cole’s 1986 senior thesis.
Dates: 1924-1993

David R. Hermansen Papers Collection

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Identifier: DADA-033
Scope and Contents This collection contains office files of David R. Hermansen concerning Hermansen’s career as an architectural educator and advocate of historic preservation, covering the period ca. 1957-1990. It fills four record storage boxes, five document cases, and two other small boxes (7.2 cubic feet). Although Hermansen was widely known for his work promoting the preservation of Indiana county courthouses, his courthouse research is not included in this collection. Lecture notes for history...
Dates: 1957 - 1992

Documentation Collection

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Identifier: DADA-DOC
Scope and Contents This collection consists of secondary records documenting historic structures, sites, and districts within the state of Indiana. It includes both published and unpublished materials in a variety of formats, such as books, pamphlets, reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, photo-data books, field notes, and survey and inventory forms. Much of the material was generated by Ball State undergraduate architecture students enrolled in a required documentation course (originally a series of four...
Dates: 1925-present

Ed Gibson and Associates Architectural Records Collection

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Identifier: DADA-022
Scope and Contents Drawings, renderings and project manuals for ten projects by the Indianapolis architectural firm Ed Gibson and Associates, dating from the late 1960s to 1985. Renderings are by Jungclaus and by Howard Associates. Gibson’s thesis, registration certificate, business records, photographs, engraved tape measure, and personal effects were added to the collection after Gibson’s death.
Dates: 1960 - 1985

Equipment Collection

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Identifier: DADA-EQUIP
Scope and Contents This collection consists of professional tools and equipment acquired from various practitioner collections.
Dates: Various-transferred from practitioner collections as acquired

Eric Fulford Landscape Drawings Collection

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Identifier: DADA-051
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 43 sheets of landscape and master plan drawings from the office of Eric Fulford, Indianapolis landscape architect. Fulford’s work covers the period of 1986-2010, but the collection includes copies of historical landscape drawings by other architects from 1923-1937. The drawings are mostly landscape and master plans for residences and civic environments in Marion and Hamilton Counties. These include landscape plans for the Central Canal that depict sites...
Dates: 1923 - 2010; Majority of material found in 1986-2010

Fran E. Schroeder Architectural Records

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Identifier: DADA-034
Scope and Contents The collection documents Fran E. Schroeder’s architectural career. It includes architectural drawings and renderings; photographs; reference material; materials concerning the Construction Specifications Institute; business correspondence; sketches; Christmas cards by Schroeder, Leslie F. Ayres, and Pierre and Wright, ca. 1930; a variety of scrapbook materials and memorabilia; and several award plaques.The drawings are all from the office of Fran E. Schroeder and Associates. More...
Dates: 1920-1968

Furniture Collection

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Identifier: DADA-FURN
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a few items of furniture formerly in practitioners' offices. It includes:

1) an oak drawing file, ca. 1900, Cuno Kibele Muncie Architect

2) a mahogany-stained, oak, tilt-top drafting table with drawing storage beneath, ca. 1900, Cuno Kibele Muncie Architect

3) a nine-drawer maple(?) drawing file, ca. 1940, Cuno Kibele, Muncie Architect
Dates: ca. 1900-1940

General Collection

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Identifier: DADA-G
Scope and Contents This collection consists mainly of records originating in practitioners' offices that came to the archive indirectly, through third parties, individually, or in small batches. The collection also includes a small number of artifacts from razed or remodeled buildings. Records of Ball State University buildings and grounds are not included but instead are in the BSU- (Ball State Properties) collection.Architectural working drawings comprise the bulk of the collection. Generally these...
Dates: ca. 1840s-present

Gladys J. Miller Architectural Records Collection

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Identifier: DADA-025
Scope and Contents The collection consists of architectural drawings for 50 projects by Gladys J. Miller of Terre Haute, Indiana, executed between ca. 1950 and 1979. Most of the projects are residential in nature, located in and near Terre Haute. Among these are houses for Mr. and Mrs. W.N. Cox (1959) and Margaret Jane Adamson (1961), the conversion of a barn into a residence for Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Prox, Jr. (1978), and a remodeling of the Indiana State University president’s house (1965). Other projects...
Dates: 1950 - 1979

Greenways Foundation Maps Collection

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Identifier: DADA-047
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 27 maps that illustrate the Greenways Foundation’s interest in creating and promoting walk and bike trails in the state of Indiana.
Dates: 2000 - 2008

H. Kay Nicewanner Architectural Records Collection

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Identifier: DADA-011
Scope and Contents The collection includes drawings and related documents for 38 building projects in East Central Indiana, mostly in Muncie, ca. 1915-1951; also a business ledger, 1921-1963, and a few business records, 1920-1971. Nicewanner was the contractor for many or all of the buildings represented, and several were designed by him. Others whose work is represented include C. H. Houck, Macy G. Thompson, Cuno Kibele, Muncie Home Builders, Houck and Smenner, William Horatio Day (New York), Herbert F. Smenner,...
Dates: ca. 1915-1971

Hamilton and Graham Architectural Records Collection

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Identifier: DADA-026
Scope and Contents Collection contains 6,013 architectural working drawings, specifications, a firm commission list, photographs, negatives, and microfiche/microfilm dating from 1910-1988 for numerous building projects from the architecture firm of Graham, Love and Graham Architects, Inc. and predecessor firms. The earliest works of the collection were created by Charles Hamilton as a draftsman for Houck and Smenner Architects. Several records throughout the collection are commissions by other firms....
Dates: 1910 - 1988

Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER) Collection

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Identifier: DADA-HD
Scope and Contents This collection consists of measured drawings of historic sites and structures, many of them in the format prescribed by the U.S. National Park Service for the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER). Survey teams organized and sponsored by HABS and HAER prepared the earliest drawings in the collection: twenty-eight sets dating between 1934 and 1970. The archive holds blackline and blueline prints of these drawings, originally collected by...
Dates: 1934-present

Indiana Architecture X 3D Collection

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Identifier: DADA-IAX3D
Scope and Contents The Indiana Architecture X 3D initiative brings historic architecture to life using contemporary 3D model and print technology that you can download to your computer or print on a 3D printer. It enables anyone to research and discover designs from long-lost buildings that once graced Indiana environs.The project launches with the Wysor Grand Opera House built by Henry W. Matson for Jacob H. Wysor in 1891. This Romanesque Revival opera house typified the exuberance and style of...
Dates: 2015-2017