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Donald D. Dick architectural collection

Identifier: L723

Scope and Contents

This collection includes 52 architectural drawings from Donald D. Dick in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1961-1987.


  • 1961-1987


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

Donald D. Dick was born on July 12, 1917 in Connersville, Indiana to Otto L. and Pearl Barth Dick. He graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis and the University of Illinois School of Architecture where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He served in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers during World War II and the Korean War with the rank of captain. Mr. Dick founded his architectural firm, Donald D. Dick and Associates following his military career.

Donald was a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Construction Specifications Institute. In 1976 he was recognized by the Indianapolis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for the quality of his work restoring the Benton House in the Irvington community of Indianapolis.

Mr. Dick was known for being active in the Indianapolis community as a member of the Warren Township School Board, Marion County Zoning Board, Maple Creek Country Club and the Irvington Presbyterian Church. He was also an Indianapolis 500 Festival associate.

He passed away on May 28, 2006 and is buried at the Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis.

Sources: U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.

Indianapolis Star, Obituaries, Indianapolis, IN, USA:, 2006.


6 Cubic Feet (52 architectural drawings)

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This collection is arranged according to the architectural project number by Donald D. Dick.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from C. Christopher Brandt on 2011/06/27. It was gifted to C. Christopher Brandt from Donald D. Dick on 1990/02/26.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

An oral history and transcript of Donald D. Dick and his wife Margaret Dick can be found in the IUPUI Digital Collection, Park Tudor School Words of War Oral History Collection.

Donald D. Dick and Margaret Dick Oral History and Transcript:

Physical Description

Architectural drawings are individually rolled, tied with cotton tape and stored in extra-large oversize boxes according to size.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/02/20 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid created 2019/02/20 by Bethany Fiechter.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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