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Christian Men Builders collection

Identifier: L621

Scope and Contents

This collection includes several histories (1930-1977), correspondence from members during World War II (1943-1944), and ledgers detailing projects (1943-1945). Oversized yearbooks, commemorating yearly objectives, projects, members and notable events is also included.


  • 1930-1977


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

The Christian Men Builders was a bible class and non-profit organization taught at the Third Church in Indianapolis regularly having attendance topping 300 people. Active before and during the second world war, they assisted in completing various building projects throughout the Midwest, though the original meaning of their group was to 'build' Christian values.

Additionally, the Christian Men Builders had a radio broadcast on WFBM called "The Christian Men Builders' Hour" which aired 1926-1955.


22 Cubic Feet (3 manuscript boxes, 22 oversized boxes)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Harold Watkins and Harold Dove on 10/16/2000.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2000/01/12 by J.C. EAD finding aid created 2016/03/02 by Patrick Ridout. Finding aid revised by Bethany Fiechter during March 2016.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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