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Maxwell Hall

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A grotesque on the roof of Maxwell Hall

Maxwell Hall is home to the University Division advisors, the General Studies Degree Program, and several other programs that Indiana University offers.


Maxwell Hall was designed by George W. Bunting in Richardsonian Romanesque style and constructed in 1890. It was dedicated onJanuary 20th, 1891. Originally named Library Hall, it was renamed Maxwell Hall in 1894 to honor Dr. David H. Maxwell.

Mitchell Hall was originally named Maxwell Hall, until Library Hall was renamed, at which time it was also renamed.

In December of 1907, the library was moved to Franklin Hall.

The Indiana University Museum was formally organized and first housed in Maxwell Hall in 1963.

Maxwell Hall by Kagan Tuncay.