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Benjamin Harrison Home collection

 Collection — Folder: S0055
Identifier: S0055

Scope and Contents

The collection contains brochures about the President Benjamin Harrison Home, a program for the 1974 rededication, and a tour script.


  • 1941-1976


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.

Historical Note

Benjamin Harrison purchased the land for his Indianapolis home in 1867. Construction did not begin until the spring of 1874 and lasted twenty months. Harrison lived in the home from its completion until his death in 1901, with the exception of his time in Washington as a U.S. Senator and as President.

The Arthur Jordan Foundation purchase the home in 1937 and used it as a women’s dormitory for students of the Jordan Conservatory of Music. When the Conservatory joined Butler University as Jordan College in 1951, the home was opened to the public. The home was designated a National Historic Landmark in January 1964. In 1966, the Arthur Jordan Foundation established the President Benjamin Harrison Foundation to maintain and operate the home. A restoration project was completed in 1974. The current address of the President Benjamin Harrison Home is 1230 North Delaware Street.


Statement of Purpose/Mission and Vision Statement/History. President Benjamin Harrison Home. 2 Mar. 2006. .


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Christina Baich during March 2006. Finding aid revised by Brittany Kropf on 2015/11/06. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/05/09.
Benjamin Harrison Home collection
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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