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William Albert Shearer form drawings

 Collection — Folder: OBD014
Identifier: OBD014

Scope and Contents

This collection contains drawings and sketches created by William Albert Shearer between 1911 and 1913.


  • 1911-1913


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 note

William Albert Shearer (1890-1973) was born to William Marion and Margaret Ellen (English) Shearer in 1878. He had two brothers, Charles English (1881-1925) and John Edwin (1883-1940). Shearer married Audrey Marshall (1891-1968) in 1913 and they were the parents of Francis M. Shearer (1915-2003).

Shearer was an architect in Indianapolis in the 20th century.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically in two groups, one of simple form drawings of shapes and another of more elaborate, shaded drawings of different subjects.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

L313: Francis M. Shearer collection

OBE015: William Albert Shearer architectural drawings

OH247: Francis (Frank) M. Shearer oral history

V250: William Shearer account book, 1876-1909

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/05/11 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2021/05/11 by Lauren Patton.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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