In October 1918, a group of business leaders, scientists, engineers, and other professionals banded together to provide a forum for interdisciplinary exchange of technical knowledge. They chose the name The Scientech Club. Among the 107 charter members were D.J .Angus, Hugh J. Baker, Elwood Haynes, W. H. Insley, Eli Lilly, Willbur Shook, and Dr. Frank Wade.
The Scientech Club is a local endeavor, not sponsored by nor affiliated with any national organization. For its first 60 years, Scientech Club was an organization of men. After the By-laws were amended in February 1980, four women promptly applied for membership. Since that time, many more women have participated in Club activities and have served in several official capacities, including Club President.
The Club has survived the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, military service and industrial mobilization in World War II, and the amazing developments in electronics, pharmaceutical chemistry, and automobile, aeronautic and space travel of the last half-century.
The Club invites you to explore history through this collection of newsletters and other memorbilia which was made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.