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Locust Manor records

Identifier: DSU-2013-1507

Collection Statement



  • 1939 - 1967

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright interests for this collection are held by DePauw University or the United Methodist Church.

Biographical Sketch

Locust Manor was a small, colonial style building, built in 1928 as the home of Alpha Omicron Pi. It stood at the intersection of Olive and Locust Street, where the Pulliam Center for Contempoary Media currently stands. It was sold in 1935, when the sorority lost its mortgage during the depression, to DePauw University. The house was then remodeled and refunished Swedish style for the upperclass female students who moved into their new dormitory in 1938. Male studnets followed when it was turned into a male residence hall spring semester of 1949. Between 1957 and 1968 Locust Manor was once again used as a women's dormitory. In the late 1970's and early 1980's the occupancy of the house changed again when the International Studies offices and the Association for Afro American Students took residence. The Chaplain's Office then moved from the Charter House into Locust Manor for the 1983-84 school year. They occupied the first floor while a surplus of freshmen lived above. In 1985 Locust Manor housed an overflow of men from both fraternities and dormitories. Because of the opening of a new dormitory for women, Hogate Hall, in the fall of 1968, Locust Manor, as a Resdience Hall was closed.


0.02 Cubic Feet (1 file folder, 8 volumes)

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Locust Manor records
John Riggs
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Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism Repository

Roy O. West Library
405 S. Indiana St.
Greencastle Indiana 46135 United States