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Clowes Memorial Hall architectural documents

Identifier: L504

Scope and Contents

This collection includes 11 folders of architectural documents regarding the creation of Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, circa 1960s. There is also a site map circa 1960 (OBE013).


  • circa 1960s

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

Clowes Memorial Hall is a theatre located on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. It opened on October 18, 1963. It hosts concerts, orchestras, musicals, plays, and guest speakers.

Clowes Hall was dedicated to the memory of Dr. George Henry Alexander Clowes, the former director biochemical research for Eli Lilly and Company. Clowes and his wife had a lifetime love of the arts.

The building was designed by architects Evans Woollen III of Woollen, Molzan and Partners and John Johansen. It was originally intended to be used by both Butler University and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. In 1984 the orchestra moved to Hilbert Circle Theatre in Indianapolis.


2.15 Cubic Feet (1 oversize box, 1 large oversize 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 2017/09/07 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2017/09/07 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.