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William Albert Shearer drawings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: OBD014

Scope and Contents

This collection contains drawings, sketches, and architectural drawings created by William Albert Shearer in Indiana 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.


0.1 Cubic Feet (1 extra-large oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by format and then chronologically.

Custodial History

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


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

OH247: Francis (Frank) M. Shearer oral history

V250: William Marion Shearer account book

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/05/11 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2021/05/12 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid revised 2022/11/04 by Brittany Kropf.
William Albert Shearer form drawings
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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