AAA Editor Notes
Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library is in the Emelie Building at 340 N. Senate Ave. This intimate library, reading room and gallery space preserves the legacy of the Indianapolis-born writer and artist. Exhibits and collections—ranging from the Purple Heart Vonnegut earned in World War II to rejection letters to galley proofs and early editions of his novels—offer a glimpse into the author's life and explore the link between his military and literary careers.
In one room you can view Vonnegut's typewriter and some of his drawings and paintings, learn details about his family, watch a video about the library, and hear interviews with Vonnegut's scholars, friends and family. In another room you'll find war memorabilia as well as a large timeline of significant dates in Vonnegut's life and in world history. In the reading room, which was designed to replicate Vonnegut's writing studio, you can curl up with one of his books or take a seat at the desk and key your favorite Vonnegut quote on the typewriter.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 45 minutes minimum.