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Heavilon Hall records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 123

Scope and Contents

The Heavilon Hall records contain invitations to the building's original dedication in 1892. Also included are a document describing restoration efforts after a damaging fire; a pamphlet soliciting donations for a clock and chimes for the restored building's tower; a program for the restored building's 1895 dedication; and the blueprints of the planned renovations.


  • 1892 - 1898


Languages of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Collection material is in the public domain.

Historical Information

Heavilon Hall, originally known as the Engineering Laboratory, was dedicated in January 1894 and burned to the ground four days later. Restoration efforts were made to the building and machinery contained within the building. Blueprints for the remodel were drafted and published in 1898. Renamed Heavilon Hall in 1956. Currently the building houses the Departments of English and Speech, and the Speech and Hearing Clinic along with other related activities such as debating, developmental reading, and research in speech and hearing disorders.


0.075 Cubic Feet (Three folders)

Acquisition Information

Source and date of acquisition are unknown.

Processing Information

The collection is housed in acid-free folders.


Heavilon Hall records
Jon Hathaway and William Niner
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed on 2017-09-15.

Revision Statements

  • 2022-11-15: Information pamphlet on building restoration and solicitation of donations for chime tower and clock was added to the collection and associated descriptions were updated by William Niner.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States