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Drawings + Documents Archive

A guide to the archival collections and digital resources at the Drawings + Documents Archive.

About the Drawings + Documents Archive

The Drawings and Documents Archive is a unique resource dedicated to preserving the history of the built environment in Indiana. Our collections contain over 120,000 original architectural drawings, landscape plans, blueprints, photographs, models and building remnants that document the history of Indiana’s sites and structures.

The archive supports instruction and research in the College of Architecture and Planning through the graduate level in architecture, landscape architecture, historic preservation, and urban planning. We also support national and international scholars and general researchers interested in the built environment of Indiana.

The Archive is located in Ball State University’s Architecture Building, room 120.

During the fall and spring semesters, the Archive is open Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Fridays by appointment

Summer hours by appointment.

Student researchers

Students from the DesignWorks Summer Studio using original architectural drawings from the Sarah Scott School, which was built by Johnson & Miller, Architects, in Terre Haute, Indiana, in 1917.