President Benjamin Harrison Home Collection
1 folder

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Processed by: Christina Baich, March 2006

Historical Note:

Benjamin Harrison purchased the land for his Indianapolis home in 1867. Construction did not begin until the spring of 1874 and lasted twenty months. Harrison lived in the home from its completion until his death in 1901, with the exception of his time in Washington as a U.S. Senator and as President.

The Arthur Jordan Foundation purchase the home in 1937 and used it as a women’s dormitory for students of the Jordan Conservatory of Music. When the Conservatory joined Butler University as Jordan College in 1951, the home was opened to the public. The home was designated a National Historic Landmark in January 1964. In 1966, the Arthur Jordan Foundation established the President Benjamin Harrison Foundation to maintain and operate the home. A restoration project was completed in 1974. The current address of the President Benjamin Harrison Home is 1230 North Delaware Street.

Statement of Purpose/Mission & Vision Statement/History. President Benjamin Harrison Home. 2 Mar. 2006. <>.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection contains brochures about the President Benjamin Harrison Home, a program for the 1974 rededication, and a tour script.

Item Listing:

1941	                Benjamin Harrison Memorial by Arthur Jordan Foundation (2 copies)
1964	                Benjamin Harrison Home brochure (2 copies)
1967	                Benjamin Harrison Home brochure (2 copies)
1974 Oct. 6	Program for Rededication of Benjamin Harrison Home
1976?	                Benjamin Harrison Home brochure (2 copies)
undated	                Benjamin Harrison Home brochure
undated	                Tour script (2 copies)

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 folder (12 items)

Collection Dates:




Access: This collection is open for research.



Reproduction Rights:

Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.  Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.

Language Materials are entirely in English

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Related Holdings:

L63, Benjamin Harrison papers
S1178, Collection on Benjamin Harrison



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