Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana University Bloomington

America's Legacy Campus
J. Terry Clapacs, edited by Linda Quigley, with Susan Moke, Dina Kellams and Carrie Schwier
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 10/19/2017
Format: Hardback 362 color illus., 119 b&w illus., 10 maps
ISBN: 978-0-253-02903-4
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Amid the gently rolling hills of southern Indiana is one of America’s most beautiful college campuses. Rich in architectural tradition, harmonious in building scale and materials, and comfortably nestled in a picturesque natural environment, Indiana University Bloomington stands as a testament to careful campus planning and committed stewardship. Planning principles adopted in the earliest stages of campus development have been protected, enhanced, and faithfully preserved, resulting in an institution that can truly be called America’s Legacy Campus. Lavishly illustrated with 481 photographs and brimming with fascinating details, this book tells the story of that campus—a tale not only of Indiana University’s buildings, architecture, and growth, but of the talented, dedicated people who brought the buildings to life.

Author Bio

J. Terry Clapacs is Vice President Emeritus of Indiana University. Serving the university for forty-three years, his longest service focused on campus master planning, new building construction, real estate acquisition, and campus maintenance and beautification. He has been credited with 661 major building projects or more than half of the structures found on IU's eight campuses.


“"This is a lavishly illustrated and well written book. It should entertain not only IU graduates but also anyone interested in architecture and campus planning."”
 — Daily Journal

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Table of Contents

Foreword by President Michael McRobbie
In the Beginning: The Seminary Square Campus by James H. Madison

The Old Crescent
Wylie Hall
Owen Hall
Mitchell Hall (originally Maxwell Hall)
Maxwell Hall (originally Library Hall)
Kirkwood Hall
Kirkwood Observatory
Lindley Hall (originally Science Hall)
Frances Morgan Swain Student Building
Franklin Hall (originally Library Building; Student Services Building)
Rose Well House
Swain Hall East (originally Biology Hall)

The Arts and Humanities
Merrill Hall (originally School of Music Building)
Bess Meshulam Simon Music Library and Recital Center (originally University School; Wendell W. Wright School of Education)
East Hall (Opera House)
Music Building Addition
Musical Arts Center
East Studio Building

Ballantine Hall
Glenn Black Laboratory of Archeology
William Hammond Mathers Museum of World Cultures

Fine Arts
Fine Arts Building
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art
Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center
Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center
Indiana University Cinema

The Professions
Rawles Hall (originally Commerce Hall)
Ernie Pyle Hall (originally Stores and Services Building)
Woodburn Hall (originally Business and Economics Building)
Lowell E. Baier Hall (originally School of Law)
Radio and Television Building
Hodge Hall Undergraduate Center (originally School of Business)/William Godfrey Graduate and Executive Education Center
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Wendell W. Wright School of Education Building
Global and International Studies Building
Luddy Hall (School of Informatics and Computing)

The Sciences
Chemistry Building
Myers Hall (originally the Medical Building)
Swain Hall West (originally the Physical Sciences Building)
Jordan Hall (originally the Life Sciences Building)

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