Thursday, November 12, 2009

Indiana Diners and Drive-ins: Architectural Drawings from the Drawings and Documents Archive

Experience the history of the American diner from November 12, 2009 thru January 5, 2010!

The University Libraries’ Drawings and Documents Archive’s new exhibit, Indiana Diners and Drive-ins, explores the architecture of the diner from its origin as a night lunch wagon where night workers and bar patrons bought five-cent ham sandwiches and pie after the regular restaurants had closed for the night, to the rocket ship-inspired drive-ins of the 1950s where teenagers cruised in their Ford convertibles, looking for a malt and a burger.

The exhibit will be on display until January 5, 2010. For more information, contact Carol A. Street, University Libraries’ Archivist for Architectural Records,, 765-285-8441.

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