Willkie Residence Center scrapbooks and other materials, 1962-2007

Title: Willkie Residence Center scrapbooks and other materials
Collection No.: C680
Dates: 1962-2007, bulk 1968-1981
Quantity:

Quantity: 1 cubic foot

Quantity: 4 scrapbooks, 3 legal folders and 1 oversize folder

Abstract: The Wendell L. Willkie Quadrangle opened in the fall of 1964 as a residence hall for men and women, and was rededicated as the Willkie Residence Center in 2000. This collection contains four scrapbooks that were compiled by staff of the Willkie Quadrangle residence hall between 1968 and 1981. The scrapbooks contain photographs, newspaper clippings, event pamphlets, and other materials that document staff and resident events during their respective time periods. In addition, the collection contains loose photographs of Willkie staff and leadership teams from 2004-2007, as well as loose newspaper clippings and other materials documenting Willkie residents and staff from the late 1960s to the early 1980s.
Language: English .
Repository: Indiana University Archives
Herman B Wells Library E460
1320 East Tenth Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-7000
Business Number: 812-855-1127
archives@indiana.edu
URL: https://libraries.indiana.edu/university-archives

Biographical / Historical

Willkie Quadrangle, named after Wendell L. Willkie, opened in the fall of 1964 as a residence hall for men and women. Born in Elwood, Indiana, Wendell Willkie became an accomplished attorney, businessman, and statesman. He completed his bachelor's and law degrees at Indiana University.

Construction of the Willkie Quadrangle buildings began in July 1963 and was completed in February 1965, but the first students were able to move in for the fall semester of 1964. At its opening, the Willkie Quadrangle residence hall was the tallest residence hall on campus, with two eleven-story buildings and accommodations for 589 men and 577 women. Each building had utility and laundry rooms, a student lounge, recreation and TV areas, and single and double bedrooms and a smaller lounge on each of the 11 floors. The service building had kitchen, dining and library facilities.

Willkie Quadrangle had an organized student government, with governors representing each of the units to formulate dress codes, approve budgets, and create an election code. Willkie Quadrangle had its own newspaper staff, glee club, and at least two magazines: a literary magazine called The Thistle, and a general interest magazine called Willkie Life.

There were two cooperative living units in the center building of the quadrangle, which housed 57 men and 57 women. Students who lived in these cooperative living units did their own housekeeping and performed dining hall duties, and in exchange they received housing at a cost lower than that of the regular residence halls on campus.

In 1997, the board of trustees approved a $28 million renovation plan to convert Willkie Quadrangle from a traditional dormitory to a complex of suites and apartments. The renovation was completed in 1999, and in September 2000 the building was rededicated as the Willkie Residence Center.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains four scrapbooks compiled by staff of the Willkie Quadrangle between 1968 and 1981, documenting staff and resident events and news. One scrapbook, which was completed in 1981, contains documents related to Willkie events from as early as 1962. The collection also contains loose newspaper clippings, photographs, informational documents, and a promotional poster, all of which are related to Willkie resident and staff events and news from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. Additionally, the collection contains a folder of loose photographs of Willkie staff and leadership teams from 2004-2007.

Arrangement

Collection consists of four scrapbooks, as well as other assorted documents that are arranged into folders according to format.

Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open for research. Advance notice required.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyrights for records originating with Indiana University administrative units, departments, and other offices are held by the Trustees of Indiana University. For more information, please contact the Indiana University Archives staff.

The Indiana University Archives respects the intellectual property rights of others and does not claim any copyrights for non-university records, materials in the public domain, or materials for which we do not hold a Deed of Gift. Responsibility for the determination of the copyright status of these materials rests with those persons wishing to reuse the materials. Researchers are responsible for securing permission from copyright owners and any other rights holders for any reuse of these materials that extends beyond fair use or other statutory limitations.

Digital reproductions of archival materials from the Indiana University Archives are made available for noncommercial educational and research purposes only. If you are the copyright holder for any of the digitized materials and have questions about its inclusion on our site, please contact the Indiana University Archives staff.

Related Materials

Archived web sites for this residence center may be included in Archive-It .

Related photographs may be available in the Archives Photograph Collection .

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The materials in this collection were transferred to the University Archives from the Willkie Residence Center in July 2012.

Preferred Citation

[Item], Willkie Residence Center scrapbooks and other materials, Collection C680, Indiana University Archives, Bloomington.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 2012/088

Processing Information

Processed by Tyler Davis. Finding aid completed August 2017.

Collection Inventory

SC 16
Fliers and event programs , 1973-1980
SC 16
Newspaper clippings , 1968-1979 and circa 1970s
SC 16
Photographs, loose , 1967-1970 and circa 1970s

Separated Materials: Original photographs have been transferred to the Archives Photograph Collection

SC 16
Photographs, Willkie staff and team leadership , 2004-2007

Separated Materials: Original photographs have been transferred to the Archives Photograph Collection

OS 3
Promotional poster for "Company" presented by Willkie Theatre , 1974
Box 1
Willkie Quadrangle Scrapbook 1 , 1962-1981

General: Brown boards with gold border and string binding

Box 1
Willkie Quadrangle Scrapbook 2 , 1980-1981

General: Brown boards with gold frontal design and string binding

Box 1
Willkie Quadrangle Scrapbook 3 , 1977-1978

General: Red boards with gold border and string binding

Box 1
Willkie Quadrangle Scrapbook 4 , 1968-1969

General: Yellow boards with gold border