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Otis Bowen bust ceremony photographs

 Collection — Folder: SP111
Identifier: SP111

Scope and Contents

This collection includes black-and-white photographs taken at the ceremony for former Governor Otis R. Bowen's bronze bust in the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1983.


  • 1983

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

Otis R. Bowen (1918-2013) was a politician and physician from Indiana who served as the 44th governor of Indiana (1973-1981) and as secretary of Health and Human Services President Reagan's Cabinet (1985-1989). In 1983, he was honored in the Indiana Statehouse with a bronze bust of himself. The bust was one of three created from a clay model made by Lou Ann Lanagan in 1981. The other busts were donated to Bethel College, Bowen's alma mater, and to Ball State University's Archives and Special Collections Research Center.


Indiana Department of Administration. "Otis R. Bowen." Statehouse Tour Office. Accessed November 10, 2021.

"'Sculptor, Angry?'" Indianapolis Star, January 14, 1983, 54.

Wikipeida. "Bust of Otis Bowen." Accessed November 10, 2021.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/11/10 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid revised 2021/11/10 by Brittany Kropf.
Otis Bowen bust ceremony photographs
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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