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Indiana State Library and Historical Building front elevation architectural drawing

 Collection — Folder: OBC034
Identifier: OBC034

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises a black-and-white ink drawing with watercolor of the Senate Avenue entrance side of the Indiana State Library and Historical Building at 140 North Senate Avenue in Indianapolis, Indiana circa 1932-1933.


  • circa 1932-1934

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical / Historical

The Indiana State Library and Historical Building was designed by local architects, Pierre and Wright. Construction of the Classical Revival-style building began in 1932 at 140 North Senate Avenue across from the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis. It was completed in 1934, with an Art Deco interior, housing the Indiana State Library, Indiana State Archives, Indiana Historical Bureau, and Indiana Historical Society. The building was renovated and expanded multiple times and eventually the historical society and archives sought buildings of their own as the collections and missions of each organization grew and evolved. The library's main entrance is now on Ohio Street.


Indiana State Library. "History of the Library."

Seager, Andrew R. "Indiana State Library and HIstorical Building." Encyclopedia of Indianapolis, 1994. Revised 2021 March. Accessed June 13, 2022.

Wikipedia. Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. Accessed June 13, 2022.


0.06 Cubic Feet (1 large oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/06/13 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2022/06/13 by Brittany Kropf.
Indiana State Library and Historical Building front elevation architectural drawing
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.