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- Academic Libraries of Indiana Archives
The Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI) Archives collection provides access to ALI's organizational records, committee records, Board of Directors' records, and news releases from 2002 to 2011.
- American Almanacs
The American Almanacs digital collection includes representative samples for almanacs published in the United States primarily during the 18th century.
- American Cities Historic Maps
The American Cities Historic Maps digital collection features maps of American cities dating from 1855 through 1921, depicting a unique urban view at the turn of the century.
- American Red Cross, Muncie Area Chapter Collection
The American Red Cross, Muncie Area Chapter digital collection includes annual reports, correspondence, program histories, scrapbooks, and photographs documenting the activities of the Muncie, Indiana chapter of the American Red Cross between 1918 and 1987. The collection primarily highlights the organization’s wartime relief efforts in the local community including blood drives, the preparation of surgical dressings, and the operation of canteen services.
- Anatomical Models
The Anatomical Models digital collection features more than 90 anatomical models and study guides available from the Science-Health Science Library at Ball State University.
- Arbor Vitae Yearbooks
The Arbor Vitae yearbooks collection provides online access to the yearbook of the Muncie Normal Institute in Muncie, Indiana (later renamed the Muncie National Institute), a predecessor institution of Ball State University. Editions of the yearbook date from 1913 to 1917.
- Architectural Trade Catalogs
This online collection of architectural trade catalogs represents a portion of the Drawings and Documents Archives' extensive collection of trade catalogs which spans over 100 years of products and materials related to building trades in the United States.
- Architecture Images (Login required)
The Architecture Images digital collection offers architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning images from the Architecture Library's Visual Resources Collection. (Login required)
- Architecture Rare Books
The Architecture Rare Books collection provides online access to rare architectural publications derived from the collections of the Ball State University Libraries' Archives and Special Collections, Architecture Library, and Drawings and Documents Archive.
- Army Map Service France City Plan Maps
During World War II, the Army Map Service of the Corps of Engineers published detailed maps of European cities that Allied troops would use in areas of fighting and for mission-planning purposes. It is estimated that the Army Map Service produced 500 million different maps during this time. This collection includes detailed maps of cities in France, the site of the Allied invasion beginning on D-Day in June of 1944.
- ART 332 - Special Topics in Photography Student Exhibit
The ART 332 - Special Topics in Photography Student Exhibit Collection provides online access to conceptual artwork created by Ball State University students using Bracken Library and/or its collections as inspiration. The artwork was the culminating experience for students in Jacinda Russell's ART 332 course in Spring 2013 and the pieces were on exhibit in Ball State University Archives and Special Collections from March 27, 2013 to April 26, 2013.
- Art History Images (Login required)
The Art History Images digital collection is a selection of significant artworks, ranging in date from prehistoric to the late 1990s, and includes styles from Abstract Expressionist, Fauve and Surrealist, to Pop and beyond. (Login required)
- Avian Specimens
The Avian Specimens collection provides online access to photographs of 52 unique, diverse bird specimens, representing species found in North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and Australia.
- Ayres, Leslie F. Architectural Drawings
This online collection consists of drawings, sketches, presentation drawings, photographs, and reproductions of drawings made by Indianapolis architect Leslie F. Ayres from 1926 to 1945. The earliest drawings and sketches depict his student work at Princeton University, possibly his work at the prestigious architectural firm Pierre & Wright, and scenes around Indianapolis that caught his interest. The Indianapolis scenes include a wide range of subjects that include power plants, high schools, monuments, clubs, civic structures, and religious buildings. During a visit to the Chicago World’s Fair in 1933 he sketched scenes from the Belgian Village.
- Bader/Nyce Romania Research Archive
The Bader/Nyce Romania Research Archive provides online access to field notes, interviews, images, and ephemera gathered during field studies in Romania.
- Ball State Digital History Portal
The Ball State Digital History Portal provides access to digital thematic research archives created by students in history professor Douglas Seefeldt’s Introduction to Digital History. These student works explore Ball State's history using digitized primary sources and narrative content.
- Ball State Journal for Business Educators
This digital collection provides complete, freely-available online access to the Ball State Journal for Business Educators, formerly the Ball State Commerce Journal, which was published at Ball State University, formerly Ball State Teachers College, from 1929 to 1982. The journal, published and produced by the Department of Business Education and Office Administration at Ball State University's Miller College of Business, features scholarship on the theory and practice of business education and pedagogy.
- Ball State Monograph Series
The Ball State Monograph Series digital collection consists of full-text issues of the series, a set of books published by Ball State University from 1963 to 1990.
- Ball State University African American Alumni Oral Histories
The Ball State University African American Alumni Oral Histories collection provides online access to 20 interviews conducted with African Americans who attended or worked at Ball State University between 1950 and 2010 regarding their lives, careers, and college or graduate school experiences. Interviews were conducted and recorded by Ball State University Honors College and Public History Program students enrolled in the Oral History Workshop immersive learning course during the spring of 2015 under the direction of Dr. Michael Doyle, Director of Public History Program and Associate Professor in the Ball State University Department of History.
- Ball State University African American Student Organizations Records
The Ball State University African American Student organizations records provides online access to a collection of publications from a variety of African American student organizations and official university publications ranging from 1968-2014. Included within the collection are newsletters, scrapbooks, event programs, and university reports detailing the lives and activities of African American students of Ball State University.
- Ball State University Alumni Memorabilia
The Ball State University Alumni Memorabilia digital collection includes photographs from the Ball State University Alumni Center located in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1918 to 2001 regarding student life.
- Ball State University Board of Trustees Minutes
This collection provides online access to electronic copies of the minutes of the Ball State University Board of Trustees.
- Ball State University Building Plans
The Ball State University Building Plans digital collection is a representative sampling of architectural plans and blueprints for Ball State campus buildings dating back to the construction of the Administration Building in 1899.
- Ball State University Campus Maps
The Ball State University Campus Maps digital collection includes maps of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1929 to 2009.
- Ball State University Campus Photographs
The Ball State University Campus Photographs digital collection is a representative sampling of more than historic 40,000 photographs, negatives and other images dating back to 1899.
- Ball State University Campus Update Newsletter
The Campus Update Newsletter collection provides online access to Campus Update, a newsletter produced for Ball State University faculty and staff members and their families from 1980 to 2009. The newsletter contains information regarding campus developments, University events and programs, and the accomplishments and activities of Ball State University faculty and staff.
- Ball State University CAPAsia Images (Login required)
The Ball State University CAPAsia Images digital collection includes photographs taken during the 2005 CAPAsia trip to India and Sri Lanka. (Login required)
- Ball State University Commencement Programs
The Ball State University Commencement Programs digital collection includes graduation ceremony programs from 1913 to present.
- Ball State University Commencement Videos
The Ball State University Commencement Videos digital collection includes footage of graduation ceremonies from 1991 to 2006.
- Ball State University Course Catalogs
The Ball State University Course Catalogs digital collection includes information about academic policies and requirements, course descriptions, programs, admissions and unique student opportunities ranging from 1918 to 1998.
- Ball State University Department of Biology Photographs and Publications
This digital collection provides online access to historical records of the Ball State University Department of Biology (formerly part of the Ball State Teachers College Science Department) dating from 1932 to 2006. Included are records pertaining to the department's administration of the Christy Woods outdoor biology teaching laboratory and Ball State's Field Station and Environmental Education Center properties included the Donald E. Miller Wildlife Area.
- Ball State University Department of Theatre and Dance Costumes
The Ball State University Department of Theatre and Dance Costumes digital collection consists of selected images of theatre costumes created and maintained by the Ball State University Department of Theatre and Dance Costume Shop.
- Ball State University Digital Media Repository Collections
The Ball State University Digital Media Repository Collections allows researchers to browse all of the materials available through the Ball State Digital Media Repository (DMR). The DMR provides access to a wide range of resources, from collections of civil war manuscripts to films created by students at Ball State. While some of the collections are available only to a restricted group on campus the majority are open to the public.
- Ball State University Electronic Field Trip Videos
The Ball State University Electronic Field Trip Videos collection provides online access to educational television episodes created by Ball State University in partnership with museums and cultural institutions as part of the award-winning Electronic Field Trips interactive learning project.
- Ball State University Faculty Lecture Series
The Ball State University Faculty Lecture Series collection provides online access to published, digitized lectures given by Ball State University faculty members dating from 1965 to 1981.
- Ball State University Faculty Oral Histories
The Ball State University Faculty Oral Histories collection provides access to audio recordings and transcripts of 27 interviews with retired Ball State faculty and administrators regarding their experiences at and the history of Ball State University.
- Ball State University Guest Lectures and Convocations
The Ball State University Guest Lectures and Convocations collection provides online access to texts of lectures given by prominent scholars and political figures at Ball State University. Materials in the collection date from 1960 to 1990, and prominent figures whose lectures are documented include civil rights activist Coretta Scott King, Indiana Governor Otis Bowen, and author and peace advocate Norman Cousins.
- Ball State University Historic Audio Recordings
The Ball State University Historic Audio Recordings collection contains digitized audio recordings documenting significant events in the institution's history and speeches and lectures given by both Ball State faculty and noted campus visitors.
- Ball State University Historic Films and Videos
The Ball State University Historic Films and Videos collection provides online access to digitized videos and films that document significant developments and events, noteworthy scholarship, and student life throughout the institution's history.
- Ball State University Oral History Workshop
The Ball State University Oral History Workshop was established in 2009 by Dr. Michael Wm. Doyle, an associate professor of history and director of the Public History Program. Its mission is to instruct and supervise students in an immersive-learning course on how to record long-form interviews with eye-witnesses to significant events in the past for the sake of posterity.
- Ball State University Organizational and Administrative Scrapbooks
The Ball State University Organizational and Administrative Scrapbooks collection provides online access to scrapbooks housed in the Ball State University Archives & Special Collections documenting the history and activities of Ball State University departments, programs, and organizations. The collection includes 47 scrapbooks dating from 1928 to 1998 containing materials including photographs, news clippings, and event programs.
- Ball State University Orient Yearbooks
The Ball State University Orient Yearbooks collection provides online full-text searchable access to editions of The Orient, the now-defunct yearbook produced by Ball State students. At present, this digital collection features editions of the yearbook dating from 1919 to 1965.
- Ball State University PolyArk/World Tour Images (Login required)
The Ball State University PolyArk/World Tour Images digital collection is a representative sampling of images taken on World Tour / PolyArk study trips organized by the College of Architecture and Planning. (Login required)
- Ball State University Provost's Lecture Series
The Ball State University Provost's Lecture Series collection provides full access to video recordings and published text of lectures given as part of Ball State University's Provost's Lecture Series.
- Ball State University School of Music Concert and Event Posters
The Ball State University School of Music Concert and Event Posters collection provides electronic access to posters from concerts and events sponsored by Ball State's School of Music dating from 2012 to the present. Concerts and events documented include recitals and ensemble performances from Ball State University faculty, students, and visiting artists.
- Ball State University School of Music Concert and Event Programs
The Ball State University School of Music Concert and Event Programs collection provides electronic access to programs from concerts and events sponsored by Ball State's School of Music that date from 1941 to 2010.
- Ball State University Senate Agendas and Minutes
This collection provides online access to historic records of the Ball State University Senate and its predecessors dating from 1962 to 2009 including meeting minutes, agendas, and other correspondence and documentation associated with the proceedings of the Senate. Materials in the collection are organized by year and are full-text searchable.
- Ball State University Student Art
The Ball State University Student Art digital collection includes images, videos, and electronic art created by Ball State University students.
- Ball State University Student Life Collection
The Ball State University Student Life Collection contains an assortment of digitized textual records and artifacts broadly documenting the diverse range of student experiences at Ball State University with materials dating from the institution's founding in 1918 to the 1990s.
- Ball State University Student Newspaper
The Ball State University Student Newspaper collection provides access to full-text searchable digitized student newspapers from Ball State's history, dating to 1922. Included in this collection are The Ball State Daily News (1968-present) and its predecessors, The Ball State News (1937-1968) and The Easterner (1922-1937).
- Bartel, Samuel G. Architectural Records
The Samuel G. Bartel Architectural Records digital collection includes drawings for school houses as well as commercial buildings, churches, and modest residential homes in Indiana, dating from 1894 to 1920.
- Beeman, Mary Collection
The Mary Beeman collection provides access to photographs, memorabilia, and the collected recipe cards of Mary Beeman, a pioneer in the field of Home Economics education who served as the head of the Department of Home Economics at Ball State Teachers College from 1929 until her retirement in 1951. During her tenure, she was instrumental in creating a dietetics program and securing federal funds under the Smith Hughes Act for training vocational personnel as well as general home economics teachers.
- Beeman, Mary Historic Costumes
The Mary Beeman Historic Costumes collection includes photographs of select pieces of women's clothing ranging from the 1950s to the 1990s from Ball State University's Beeman Historic Costume Collection.
- Bell, John Nelson Papers
The John Nelson Bell digital collection includes account books, daybooks, and medical treatment notes ranging from 1887-1922 that document the medical training and practice of John Nelson Bell in New Burlington, Indiana.
- Beneficence : A History of Ball State Teachers College
This collection provides online access to Beneficence: A History of Ball State Teachers College, 1899-1961, an unpublished manuscript completed in 1961 by Charles Van Cleve, Professor of English at Ball State, documenting the history and development of Ball State Teachers College. This typed manuscript served as a frequently-cited source for two subsequent published institutional histories, The Ball State story: From Normal Institute to University and Ball State University: An Interpretive History.
- Bennett, Elaine Delaware County Family Name Index Cards
The Elaine Bennett Delaware County Family Name Index Cards digital collection provides online access to an alphabetical index of Delaware County, Indiana family names compiled in the 1970s by Elaine Bennett, an archivist at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C.
- Bible Leaves : Original Leaves from Famous Bibles
The Original Leaves from Famous Bibles digital collection includes sixty pages from the earliest printed bibles to twentieth century texts.
- Biological Specimens
The Biological Specimens digital collection displays a wide variety of plant and animal life and is valuable in the study and teaching of the biological sciences.
- Bixby, Jay C. Architectural Records
This online collection contains architectural and business records from the Vincennes, Indiana, architectural office founded by John B. Bayard and continued by Rudolph W. Schucker and Jay C. Bixby, from 1910-1965.
- Boatbuilding on Abaco Thesis Collection
The Boatbuilding on Abaco Thesis Collection provides access to materials related to Sister Patricia Ann Finnerty's 1973 creative project thesis documenting boatbuilding practices on the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas.
- Bowles, Thomas Jefferson Family Collection
The Thomas Jefferson Bowles family digital collection includes notebooks, scrapbooks and other material related to the life, work, social involvement, and political activity of Thomas Jefferson Bowles ranging from 1886 to 1924.
- Bracken, Frank A. Civil War Collection
The Frank A. Bracken Civil War Collection provides online access to U.S. Civil War related research papers, maps, photographs, plaques, weapons, uniforms, and other artifacts from circa 1860-2000 collected by Frank A. Bracken.
- Bracker, Charles E. Orchid Photographs
The Charles E. Bracker Orchid Photographs digital collection features photographs taken by Dr. Charles E. Bracker, professor of botany and plant pathology at Purdue University from 1964 to 1999.
- Burkhardt, Richard W. Papers
This collection provides online access to materials documenting over 200 speeches delivered by Richard W. Burkhardt, former administrator and professor at Ball State University. Burkhardt, who began his career at Ball State in 1952, held positions including Vice President for Instruction Affairs, Acting President, and Professor of History until his retirement in 1985.
- Burkhardt, Richard W. Photographs
This collection provides online access to the photography of Richard W. Burkhardt, former Ball State University administrator and faculty member from 1952 to his retirement in 1985. In addition to his professional and scholarly career, Burkhardt was an accomplished and award-winning amateur photographer and member of the Muncie Camera Club.
- Burris Laboratory School Collection
The Burris Laboratory School digital collection provides online access to archival materials documenting the history and development of the Burris Laboratory School in Muncie, IN, highlighting the student experience at Burris from the 1930s to the 1980s.
- Cantigny First Division Oral Histories
The Cantigny First Division Oral Histories digital collection includes high definition video oral history interviews with veterans of the U.S. Army's First Infantry Division, commonly known as the 'Big Red One.'
- Cardinal Greenway Wildflower Photographs
The Cardinal Greenway Wildflower Photographs digital collection provides online access to 146 photographs of wildflowers taken by Diane E. Hill along the Cardinal Greenway between 1999 and 2005. The original 35mm photographic slides were produced between 1999 and 2008. Research to identify the wildflowers was conducted by Stanley P. Hodge.
- Cardinal Recap Publications
The Cardinal Recap Publications collection provides online access to annual publications produced by the Ball State University Athletics Communications and Marketing office recapping Ball State University Cardinals intercollegiate athletics. The publications include game outcomes, detailed statistics, and season highlights for all men's and women's varsity athletic teams at Ball State University. The collection includes publications dating from the 1956-1957 academic year to the 2009-2010 academic year.
- Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) Collection
The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) Collection provides online access to economic policy and forecasting research published by the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University. Containing health care, public finance, regional economics, tourism, transportation, manufacturing, and energy studies pertaining to national, state, regional, and local economies, this collection contains, at present, material published from 2008 to 2014. The collection will grow to include digitized reports and publications dating to 1971, including the Ball State Business Review, The Muncie Business Index, and other series of published reports held in Ball State University Archives & Special Collections.
- Center for Energy Research, Education, and Service (CERES) Publications
The Center for Energy Research, Education, and Service (CERES) Publications digital collection provides online access to a selection of publications produced by the Center for Energy Research, Education, and Service (CERES) at Ball State University. Materials range in date from 1977 to 2003 and include annual reports, published studies, educational and curricular materials, and program pamphlets regarding the Center's work in the study of renewable and sustainable energy design. Materials available in this collection were digitized from a collection of the records of CERES held at Ball State University Archives & Special Collections.
- Center School Collection
The Center School digital collection includes copies of the school's newspaper, the Center Chatter from 1930-1963 and personal memorabilia from graduates including announcements, pamphlets, invitations, programs, and photographs ranging from circa 1900-1967.
- Central and East Central Indiana Tract Books
The Central and East Central Indiana Tract Books digital collection includes records of land sales in Boone, Clinton, Delaware, Hamilton, Madison, and Randolph Counties from 1811-1876. These records document the amount of acreage purchased, who purchased the land, the former residence of the purchaser, and the date the land was sold.
- Central States Communication Association Records
The Central States Communication Association Records digital collection provides online access to records created by the Central States Communication Association between 1960 and 2014. Records in this digital collection include Executive Committee meeting minutes, membership directories, and other administrative records; conference and convention programs; convention exhibit posters; and video recordings of conference sessions and oral history interviews with past officers.
- Changing Gears Documentary Film Collection
The Changing Gears Documentary Film Collection contains digital video recordings captured during the creation of the film, Changing Gears: The End of an Era, a feature-length documentary about the closing of Muncie's century-old BorgWarner (formerly Warner Gear) automotive parts plant. This digital collection includes oral history interviews with former BorgWarner employees and labor leaders, interviews with main characters from the film, and interviews with historians, community leaders, and other experts about the historical context and legacy of BorgWarner and the lasting impact the closing of the plant and the continued decline of industry has had on Muncie and similar cities throughout the Midwest. Also included in the collection is a complete version of the 2010 documentary film, as well as two follow-up interviews with main characters from the film that were conducted in 2014.
The Chapbooks digital collection of 174 chapbooks includes many items contributed by Elisabeth Ball and formerly held in the Ball State University Libraries Educational Resources Collections, in addition to 50 chapbooks purchased by Special Collections through the Martin and Helen Schwartz Fund.
- Charles W. Brown Planetarium Collection
This collection provides online access to records documenting the Charles W. Brown Planetarium at Ball State University, including its facilities and programs, as well as its predecessor, the Ball State University Planetarium in the Cooper Science Complex. Included in the collection are photographs of the construction and opening of the Charles W. Brown Planetarium, recordings of Planetarium programs, and historic flyers and brochures advertising Planetarium programming.
- Children's Playhouse Theatre Collection
The Children's Playhouse Theatre digital collection includes advertisements, programs, tickets, sketches and other materials created and collected by Irene Belcher that document the performances and history of the Children's Playhouse Theatre in Muncie, Indiana from 1943-1967.
- College of Architecture and Planning Guest Lecture Series
The College of Architecture and Planning Guest Lecture Series Recordings collection contains digital files made from recordings of lectures held at the Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning since its founding in the 1960s.
- Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County Collection
The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County digital collection provides online access to newsletters, meeting minutes, annual reports, news releases, brochures and correspondence regarding their philanthropy work in the community ranging from 1985-2012.
- Compositions Antiques
This online collection contains 8 engraved prints from the second edition of the book Compositions Antiques by Jules-Frédéric Bouchet (French, 1799-1860) and printed by Jules Claye in Paris in 1851. The engravings depict the drama of ancient Roman life amongst the architecture and gardens of Pompeii. Jules-Frédéric Bouchet was an architect, designer, and engraver. Aided by the architect Ludovico-Tullio Giacomo Visconti, he was appointed inspector of the reconstruction of France’s Royal Library in 1829 and the Court of Cassation in 1834. He was then chief inspector of the Tomb of Napoleon (1842-1853) and succeeded Visconti as chief architect of the monument. He also taught at the École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, as head of graphics work.
- Conatser, Roger Aerial Photographs
The Roger Conatser Aerial Photograph digital collection currently contains over 1500 aerial views of Muncie and Delaware County, Indiana, taken by Muncie resident Roger Conatser in 2005.
- Concordance to the Plays and Prefaces of Bernard Shaw
The Concordance to the Plays and Prefaces of Bernard Shaw digital collection provides online access to a digitized version of E. Dean Bevan's ten volume standard, A Concordance to the Plays and Prefaces of Bernard Shaw, originally published by the Gale Research Company in 1971. The concordance was created using the 1930-1938 Constable and Co. edition of the Complete Plays of Bernard Shaw [And:] Prefaces by Bernard Shaw.
- Conner, William Farm Architectural Drawings
The William Conner Farm Architectural Drawings collection contains site plans and architectural drawings of the William Conner Farm in Fishers, Indiana, created by architect Robert Frost Daggett.
- Conspectus of History
The Conspectus of History collection provides online access to an 8-volume series of published lectures on historical topics that were given at Ball State University from 1974 to 1982.
- Crowder, Daniel B. Oral Histories
The Daniel B. Crowder Oral Histories digital collection provides online access to 16 taped interviews from the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW-CIO) Local 287 members of Muncie, Indiana.
- Cunningham, Robert Collection
The Robert Cunningham digital collection provides online access to cartoons, sketches, and drawings created by Robert Cunningham between 1947 and the 1980s. The collection includes original drawings featured in the cartoon series The Corner Grocery, Cunningham’s Corner, Growing Up Middletown U.S.A., Hometown Funnies, and Meet the Batty Family, as well as hand-drawn advertisements, political cartoons, sketches from Cunningham’s military service in Germany, and Washington School of Art assignments.
- Dale, George R. Collection
The George R. Dale digital collection features correspondence, telegrams, publications, and a scrapbook pertaining to the life of George Dale during his time as the Editor of the Muncie Post-Democrat and the Mayor of Muncie. Most of the collection documents Dale’s ongoing legal battles concerning criminal libel and Prohibition charges, as well as his fight against the Ku Klux Klan.
- David Owsley Museum of Art Collection
The David Owsley Museum of Art digital collections includes images of artwork that covers a range of six continents and 5,000 years of culture.
- David Owsley Museum of Art Exhibition Catalogs
The David Owsley Museum of Art Exhibition Catalogs collection provides online access to catalogs dating from 1918 to the 2000s documenting exhibitions at Ball State University's David Owsley Museum of Art, formerly the Ball State University Art Gallery. The collection contains over 150 digitized records, including exhibition catalogs from Ball State's Drawing and Small Sculpture Show.
- Delaware County Aerial Plat Maps
The Delaware County Aerial Plat Maps digital collection includes views of the following cities and towns in Indiana: Albany, Daleville, Eaton, Gaston, Muncie, Selma, and Yorktown.
- Delaware County Courthouse Collection
The Delaware County Courthouse digital collection contains architectural drawings and images related to the elegant Beaux-arts style courthouse designed by Indiana architect Brentwood S. Tolan that stood in Delaware County from 1887 to 1966.
- Delaware County Farmers' Institute and Farm Bureau Collection
The Delaware County Farmers' Institute and Farm Bureau Records digital collection includes minutes, membership rolls, financial records and programs ranging from 1919-1943 that document the organization and advocacy of agricultural groups in Delaware County, Indiana.
- Delaware County Fraternal Orders Collection
The Delaware County Fraternal Orders digital collection includes pamphlets and publications documenting the formation and history of the Free and Accepted Masons, Knights of Pythias, Knights Templar, Odd Fellows, and Red Men orders in Muncie and Delaware County, Indiana from 1846-1931.
- Delaware County Habitat for Humanity Collection
The Delaware County Habitat for Humanity digital collection includes scrapbooks ranging from 1986 to 2001. The scrapbooks contain photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence and publicity materials documenting the history and activity of the organization.
- Delaware County Human Relations Council Records
The Delaware County Human Relations Council Records digital collection includes correspondence, organizational records, membership records, the constitution and by-laws, and other material documenting the work of the Human Relations Council of Delaware County, Indiana ranging from 1962 to 1984. Additionally, this collection contains records documenting the related work of the Muncie Human Rights Commission. Specific issues documented in this digital collection include responses to concerns of de facto segregation resulting from the construction of Northwest High School (which would open in 1971 as Northside High School), fair housing initiatives, and the formation and governance of both the Human Relations Council of Delaware County and the Muncie Human Rights Commission.
- Delaware County Methodist Church Photographs
The Delaware County Methodist Church Photographs digital collection includes 53 photographs of Methodist churches throughout Muncie and Delaware County as well as a paper on the history of Methodism in Delaware County.
- Delaware County Poor Relief Records
The Delaware County Poor Relief Records digital collection includes supply lists, claims, and correspondence documenting the efforts of local government officials, agencies, and cooperating community members to relieve poverty and meet the basic needs of residents in Delaware County, Indiana from 1851-1888.
- Delaware County Public Schools Directories
The Delaware County Public Schools Directories digital collection includes directories listing the names of teachers and school administrators in Delaware County, Indiana and the schools where they taught and served from 1904-1968.
- Delaware County Tuberculosis Association Collection
The Delaware County Tuberculosis Association digital collection includes annual and other administrative reports, Articles of Incorporation, by-laws, policies, meeting minutes, organizational histories, certificates, scrapbooks, and photographs documenting the Delaware County Tuberculosis Association’s public health initiatives to provide education, prevent, and treat cases of tuberculosis in Delaware County, Indiana between 1919 and 1991.
- DeMotte, Sharley B. Scrapbooks
The Sharley B. DeMotte Scrapbooks collection provides online access to 23 digitized scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings documenting the history of Ball State from 1925 to 1954.
- Digital Literature Review Journal
The Digital Literature Review collection provides online access to the Digital Literature Review, an open-access online academic journal edited, produced, and published by undergraduate students at Ball State University in collaboration with the Ball State University Department of English. Editions of this journal, which began publication in 2014, contain articles and critical editions of literature, film, and other cultural texts showcasing undergraduate student work in literature and cultural studies. The journal includes scholarship by students at Ball State University as well as students at other institutions.
Part of the Ball State University Libraries Educational Technology and Resources Collection, the dolls in this digital collection range in date from the 1930s - 1990s.
- Earthquake and Seismic Hazard Maps
The maps in this digital collection include world, United States, and regional maps of historic seismic hazards and activity. The collection features maps produced by U.S. government agencies showing earthquakes, active volcanoes, fault line locations, and plate tectonics in the U.S. and around the world.
- Emens Auditorium Collection
The Emens Auditorium Collection provides access to selected programs and event promotional materials including programs, show bills, season ticket brochures, and other printed ephemera from events held in Emens Auditorium on the campus of Ball State University. Included is documentation of the Emens Artist Series and Concert Series as well the planning and construction of the auditorium.
- Emens, John R. Papers
The John R. Emens Papers digital collection provides online access to selections from the papers of John R. Emens, president of Ball State Teachers College/University from 1945 to 1968.
- Emerging Media Initiative Archive
The Emerging Media Initiative Archive provides online access to news stories in print and video format dating from 2009 to 2013 highlighting the activities and the accomplishments of the Emerging Media Initiative (EMI) at Ball State University. EMI, led by Ball State University Associate Vice President for Emerging Media Initiatives David Ferguson, was a program funded by the Lilly Endowment Inc. to promote faculty research, student learning, and economic development in the area of digital media. The news stories in this collection, captured from Ball State University's website, highlight student and faculty achievements associated with this initiative.
- Ferrill, Everett W. Collection
The Everett W. Ferrill Collection consists of scrapbooks and photographs that were created by local labor leader, John M. Wells. The collection contains scrapbooks of the 1955 Delaware County Economic Conference and the 1989-1959 Surplus Food Program. The photographs in the collection document various UAW-CIO Local 287 activities and political events, including John F. Kennedy’s visit to Muncie in 1960, Harry Truman’s visit on Labor Day 1960, and Birch Bayh’s senatorial campaign.
- First Baptist Church Records
This collection provides online access to a selection of digitized records from the First Baptist Church of Muncie ranging from circa 1870 to 2014. The collection contains newsletters; pastor records including biographies and installation programs; photographs of church buildings, pastors, staff, members, groups, and events; and architectural drawings, building specifications, and other construction records for the third church building located at 309 E. Adams Street in downtown Muncie.
- Fisher, Joseph World War II Scrapbook
The Joseph M. Fisher World War II Scrapbook digital collection consists of a scrapbook compiled by Joseph Fisher's mother, Vanchie Fisher, about her son's experience in the Army.
- Flook, Chris Indiana County Courthouse Photographs
The Chris Flook Indiana County Courthouse Photographs digital collection provides access to over 630 photographs taken by Ball State University Department of Telecommunications instructor Chris Flook in an effort to document all 92 county courthouses and their adjoining squares in the state of Indiana.
- Ford Oval of Honor Oral Histories
This collection contains oral history videos and transcripts for interviews with local World War II, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, and Iraq War veterans between 2013 and 2016. The interviews were conducted by Chris Reidy of WIPB-TV as part of its Oval of Honor award series sponsored by the Ford Motor Company. Also included are annual Ford Oval of Honor programs about the award recipients for 2013-2015.
- Forum Literary Journal
The Forum Literary Journal digital collection consists of full-text issues of the Forum, a quarterly literary journal published by the Department of English at Ball State University from 1960-1989.
The Fossils digital collection presents variety of types and ages of fossils from the Ball State University Libraries Educational Technology and Resources Collection.
- Foster, Robert Photographs
The Robert Foster photograph collection provides online access to a collection of digitized photographic slides documenting the global travels of educator Robert Foster and family. The photographs date from 1966 to 1976 and document culture, social life, architecture, and natural landmarks across the continents of North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania.
- Franklin, Grady Collection
The Grady Franklin digital collection contains the works of photojournalist Grady Franklin from 1979-2009. The collection includes career and freelance work, predominately documenting Western life.
- Frederick, Kris T. Photographs
The Kris T. Frederick Photographs collection provides online access to a collection of digitized photographs from Ball State University alumnus Kris T. Frederick. The photographs date from 1967 to 1972 and document Ball State University student life, the Delaware County and Randolph County communities, and other Central Indiana locations and people.
- Freeman, Vernon Family Papers and Photographs
The Vernon Freeman Family Papers and Photographs digital collection includes financial records, real estate records, correspondence, minutes, photographs and other material from the Vernon Freeman family in Delaware County, Indiana ranging from 1850 to 2009 regarding the operations of the Freeman family farm, the establishment of the Farmington Subdivision and Farmington Meadows planned communities, and the lives of the Freeman and Russell families. Specific topics documented in this digital collection include farm management, the transition from agribusiness to residential property development, and the growth of planned communities in the United States beginning in the 1960s.
- French Revolution Pamphlets
The French Revolution Pamphlets digital collection consists of pamphlets produced from 1779 to 1815.
- Friends Memorial Church Collection
The Friends Memorial Church digital collection includes historical documents and photographs that chronicle the history of Friends Memorial Church in Muncie, Indiana.
- Friends of the Alexander M. Bracken Library Lectures and Publications
The Friends of the Alexander M. Bracken Library Lectures and Publications include newsletters, lectures, and brochures highlighting the programs and work of the organization.
- Galyean Family Collection
The Galyean Family digital collection includes journals, photographs, and a genealogy book documenting the Galyean family of Blountsville, Indiana from 1866 to 1987. Elizabeth "Lizzie" C. Bainter Galyean's journal includes Civil War era poetry, ledgers, and census records. The collection also includes a register of the deaths of friends of Sylvia Galyean.
- Gear-O-Gram Newsletter
The Gear-O-Gram Magazine digital collection includes 172 issues of the magazine published by and for employees of the BorgWarner Corporation located in Muncie, Indiana.
- Geological Specimens
The Geological Specimens digital collection is comprised of various rocks, minerals, crystals, and other naturally occurring geological objects.
- Gibson, Edwin A. Architectural Records
This digital collection represents a portion of the work of architect Edwin A. Gibson, the first African-American architect registered in the state of Indiana.
- Glue, Ball State University Department of Architecture Student Journal
This collection provides online access to Glue, a journal produced and managed by students in the Department of Architecture at Ball State University's College of Architecture and Planning. Issues of the journal in this collection date from 2000 to 2009 and include student designs, drawings, and writings. Print copies of the journal are held in Ball State University Archives & Special Collections and the Architecture Library.
- Golliver, John and William WWI Postcards
The John and William Golliver WWI Postcards digital collection features 44 postcards collected and sent home by William "Happy" Golliver during his service in World War I. Several of the postcards were sent to William's brother John Golliver, both during and after the war.
- Grant County (Indiana) Veterans Oral Histories
The Grant County (Indiana) Veterans Oral Histories collection provides online access to digitized audio recordings and transcripts of 64 oral history interviews with U.S. military veterans from Grant County conducted by Marion High School students between 1998 and 2004.
- Greene, Richard A. Our Neighborhood Articles
The Richard A. Greene "Our Neighborhood" Articles digital collection contains columns by Muncie Star reporter Dick Greene, b. 1903 d. 1984 . The collection consists of over 10,000 columns written by Greene between the 1930s and 1980s, primarily concerning Muncie history.
- Greening of the Campus Conference Proceedings
This digital collection provides online access to 9 installments dating from 1996 to 2012 of the published proceedings of the Greening of the Campus Conference sponsored by Ball State University. The interdisciplinary conference provided students, scholars, and practitioners the opportunity to present and discuss research and developments pertaining to the teaching of environmental issues on college and university campuses and the incorporation of "green" practices in campus planning, development, and management in higher education
- Haines, Leonard Archibald Collection
The Leonard Archibald Haines Collection digital collection includes combat records, personal correspondence, flight logs, Royal Air Force decorations, and photographs documenting Haines’ experiences as a pilot in the no. 19 Squadron of the Royal Air Force ranging from 1920 to 1944. Haines and the squadron participated in the Battle of Britain in 1940.
- Hartwig, Daniel W. Indiana Courthouse Photographs
The Daniel W. Hartwig Indiana Courthouse Photographs digital collection consists of over 500 digital photographs documenting county courthouses throughout Indiana.
- Hawk, Norene Diaries
The Norene Hawk Diaries digital collection chronicles the life of a Muncie, Indiana woman at the turn of the century.
- Heinen's, Ken 1968 Poor People's Campaign Photographs
Before becoming an Assistant Professor of Journalism at Ball State, Kenneth Heinen spent 35 years as a photojournalist. In 1968, he captured the story of the Poor People's Campaign in a series of captivating photographs featured within this digital collection.
- Henning, Arthur B. Architectural Records
The Arthur B. Henning Architectural Records digital collection consists of photographs, sketches, reference material, and ephemera from the office of architect Arthur B. Henning, from Anderson, Indiana.
- Historic American Building Survey Drawings
This collection consists of measured drawings of Indiana historic sites and structures, many of them in the format prescribed by the U.S. National Park Service for the Historic American Building Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER).
- Historic Children's Books
The Historic Children's Books digital collection includes monographs published during the 19th and 20th centuries for youth.
- Historic Textbooks
The Historic Textbooks collection provides online access to over 200 digitized historic textbooks originally published in the 19th and early 20th century. The collection provides access to English-language textbooks published in the United States and England and includes readers, songbooks, and textbooks on the subjects of history, grammar, spelling, arithmetic, geography, and other sciences. The textbooks' target audiences range from elementary school students to high school students.
- Holmes, Alvin W. Covered Bridge Photographs
The Alvin W. Holmes Covered Bridge Photographs digital collection is a representative sampling of more than 300 photographs and slides documenting covered bridges in Indiana and other locations taken by Alvin W. Holmes, ca. 1939-1972.
- Hooten, Mary Ann Peace Movement Oral Histories
The Mary Ann Hooten Peace Movement Oral Histories digital collection includes 8 audio files with accompanying transcripts that document the peace movement at Ball State University during the late 1960s and into the 1970s.
- Illuminated Manuscripts
The Illuminated Manuscripts digital collection provides online access to 15 leaves from several liturgical manuscripts ranging from the 12th to the 15th century.
- Indiana Academy Oral History Project
This collection includes audio recordings, video recordings, and transcripts of oral history interviews conducted by students of the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities with fellow students as well as with Academy faculty and staff. The interviews document the interviewees' experiences at and reflections of the Indiana Academy; topics discussed include academics, student life, and school administration.
- Indiana Architectural Drawings Collection
This online collection of Indiana Architectural Drawings represents a diverse selection of original architectural drawings and landscape plans of sites and structures throughout Indiana.
- Indiana Architecture X 3D
Our Indiana Architecture X 3D initiative brings historic architecture to life using contemporary 3D model and print technology that you can download to your computer or print on a 3D printer. It enables anyone to research and discover designs from long-lost buildings that once graced Indiana environs.
- Indiana ArtsDesk Radio Archive
The Indiana ArtsDesk Radio Archive digital collection includes broadcasts from Indiana ArtsDesk, a weekly program dedicated to fostering awareness, appreciation, and participation in the arts in East Central Indiana.
- Indiana Bridge Company Collection
The Indiana Bridge Company digital collection contains records of the Indiana Bridge Company including drawings, photographs, and documents from 1886 to 1981.
- Indiana Historic Atlases
The Indiana Historic Atlases digital collection features historic atlases and individual maps of Indiana dating from 1874-1921, including Delaware County, Parke County, and St. Joseph County.
- Indiana Natural Resources Maps
The Indiana Natural Resources Maps digital collection depict natural gas, coal, petroleum deposits as well as the locations of stone quarries, pipelines, and wells from the 1880s to the early 1900s.
- Indiana Online Users Group Archives
The Indiana Online Users Group (IOLUG) Archives provides online access to the organization's newsletter, IOLUG News, from 1982 to 2012 as well as the organization's bylaws, constitution, and standing rules.
- Indiana Outdoors Videos
The Indiana Outdoors videos collection provides online access to episodes of the WIPB-TV television show Indiana Outdoors, created and produced as a partnership between Ball State University and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. The show highlights outdoor life in Indiana, documenting areas of interest including state parks and recreational facilities, Indiana wildlife and ecology, historic sites, and outdoor festivals.
- Indianapolis Department of Parks and Recreation Landscape Architectural Drawings
The Indianapolis Department of Parks and Recreation Landscape Architectural Drawings collection chronicles the development of the extensive park and boulevard system in Indiana’s largest metropolitan area from the 19th century to the mid-20th century. The collection gives an unparalleled look into the creation of both major destination parks and small neighborhood parks, as well as the tree-lined boulevards that transverse the city thoroughfares.
- Industrial Trust and Savings Bank Collection
The Industrial Trust and Savings Bank digital collection provides online access to annual reports (1950-1990), newsletters and brochures (1949, 1970-1992), photographs (1949-1974), and scrapbooks (1952-1979) documenting the business and social activities of the Industrial Trust and Savings Bank in Muncie, Indiana between 1925 and 1987.
- International Historic Maps
A wide assortment of maps from around the world dating back to the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. This eclectic collection includes a 1911 map of Cuba published by the War Department and an 1867 map of the Ottoman Empire.
- J-Ideas Videos
The J-Ideas Videos collection provides online access to digital video assets produced by J-Ideas, an interactive educational initiative developed by the Ball State University Department of Journalism.
- Jackson, William Henry World's Columbian Exposition Photographs
The William Henry Jackson World's Columbian Exposition Photographs collection contains images from two books of plates of official images taken by Jackson for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.
- Johnson and Miller Architectural Records
The online collection of Johnson and Miller Architectural Records consists of 123 projects spanning the long history of the architectural firm and its subsequent firms from the 1910s to the 1980s. Over the years, Johnson & Miller and its successor firms were responsible for designing numerous schools, university buildings, government offices, religious buildings, recreation facilities, hospitals, and businesses in Terre Haute, Indiana, and the surrounding area.
- Joschko, Jerry Photographs
The Jerry Joschko Photographs digital collection includes the works of photojournalist Jerry Joschko from the Muncie Star during the 1970s. Jerry's photographs captured life, art and news in Muncie and surrounding areas.
- Kennedy, Robert F. Speech Collection
The Robert F. Kennedy Speech Collection includes audio and video recordings, photographs, as well as a transcript of Robert F. Kennedy's speech delivered at Ball State University on April 4, 1968.
- Kibele and Garrard Architectural Records
This online collection represents architectural drawings, photographs, and manuscripts created by architects Cuno Kibele (1866-1927) and Carl W. Garrard (1889-1981) who worked in Muncie, Indiana, and the surrounding area from 1895 to 1975. Their firm, known as Kibele & Garrard, built many of Muncie’s finest residential, commercial, academic, and civic buildings, and the collection reflects their wide range of commissions.
- Kirkpatrick Memorial Conference and Workshops on Aging Collection
The Kirkpatrick Memorial Conference and Workshops on Aging digital collection provides access to conference proceedings and programs from the Kirkpatrick Memorial Conference and Workshops on Aging at Ball State University.
- LaFollette, Robert R. Papers
The Robert R. LaFollette Papers digital collection provides access to selected documents from the professional papers of historian and educator Robert R. LaFollette, who served as the head of the social science department at Ball State Teachers College (now Ball State University) from 1921 to 1961.
- Lantern Slides from the Ball State University Department of Biology
The Lantern Slides from the Ball State University Department of Biology digital collection contains images that document Ball State University's campus, the Indiana landscape, and Indiana Dunes State Park.
- Lawhead, Victor B. Papers
This collection provides free online access to a selection of the papers of Victor B. Lawhead, former Ball State University education professor and administrator from 1950 to 1984 and U.S. Navy veteran, serving in the Pacific Theater in World War II.
- Library Insider Newsletter
Ball State University Libraries' newsletter, The Library Insider, was published monthly by the Ball State Virtual Press.
- Lotz Family Papers
The Lotz Family Papers digital collection provides online access to correspondence (with typescripts), postcards, genealogy research notes, essays, commencement programs, and other materials from the Lotz family of Jay and Delaware County, Indiana from 1860 to 2008.
- Madill, Cecil A. Farm Records
The Cecil A. Madill Farm Records digital collection provides online access to calendars, correspondence, account books and financial ledgers, farm labor and livestock records, agricultural event programs, and other records documenting the family farm business of Burl, Cecil, and David Madill in Delaware County, Indiana between 1925 and 1987.
- Maggs, Robert Diary
The Robert Maggs Diary digital collection features a diary kept by Muncie, Indiana resident Robert W. Maggs between February 11, 1901 and February 6, 1902 when he was 13 years old. There is a seven month period between April and December 1901 when Maggs did not write in the diary.
- Man Haters Film Collection
The Man Haters Film Collection includes a rare 35mm silent movie filmed in Muncie, Indiana in 1915. The film was produced by Basil McHenry, a traveling film producer from Akron, Ohio.
- Mann, Thomas P. and Eva Collection
The Thomas P. and Eva Mann digital collection includes postcards, Westwood property assessments and plat maps, correspondence, birth records, and photographs from Thomas Mann, who worked as a cashier for the Merchants National Bank in Muncie, Indiana during the 1910's and 1920's, and his family.
- Maps of the World
The Maps of the World digital collection from the GIS Research and Map Collection includes nearly 200 regional and national maps published by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
- Marsh and Ryan Family Collection
The Marsh and Ryan Family Collection provides online access to photographs and correspondence with accompanying typed transcripts documenting the prominent J. W. Ryan and J. R. Marsh families within Muncie, Indiana from circa 1849-1980, predominately 1890-1920.
- Masing, Lloyd Automobile Racing Photographs
The Lloyd Masing automobile racing photographs digital collection includes 46 black-and-white prints of automobile race crashes at Winchester Speedway (Winchester, IN), Dayton Speedway (Dayton, OH), and Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH) between 1960 and 1975. The photographs were taken by Muncie, Indiana native Lloyd F. Masing of Racing Action Photos.
- Meridian Services, Inc. Records
The Meridian Services, Inc. Records digital collection consists of digitized annual reports and photographs from Meridian Services Inc. (formerly known as Comprehensive Mental Health Services) of Muncie, Indiana.
- Middletown Digital Oral Histories
The Middletown Digital Oral History digital collection consists of audio and accompanying transcriptions for oral history interviews conducted with African American, Jewish and Catholic communities of Muncie, Indiana.
- Middletown Women's History Collection
The Middletown Women's History Collection provides online access to archival materials documenting the experiences of women and women's organizations in Muncie, Indiana from the 1880s through the 1930s.
- Miller, Gladys J. Architectural Records
The Gladys J. Miller Architectural Drawings digital collection includes architectural drawings from fifty of Miller's commissions from 1950 to 1979. The structures are primarily located in Terre Haute, with a few located outside Vigo County, Indiana.
- Mississippi River Maps
This collection provides online access to a set of twelve maps of the Mississippi River including maps of the river streams and channels from Cairo, Illinois to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The maps were prepared by the U.S. Army War College in 1941 through the Office of the Mississippi River Commission.
- Morris, Ronald V. American and Indiana History Images
The Ronald V. Morris American and Indiana History Images digital collection includes slides of historical sites and living history productions taken by Ball State University professor of history Ron Morris in the 1980s and 1990s.
- Muncie and Delaware County Films and Videos
The Muncie and Delaware County Film and Videos digital collection currently consists of over 1500 digitized historical 16mm films ranging from 1913 to 1980. In an effort to provide documentation of important events in and around the Delaware County, Indiana area, this rare footage is now available online.
- Muncie and Delaware County Historic Photographs
The Muncie and Delaware County Historic Photographs digital collection includes images ranging from the late 19th century to the 21st century.
- Muncie and Delaware County Historical Maps and Atlases
The Muncie and Delaware County Historic Maps and Atlases digital collection features historic maps of Muncie and Delaware County, Indiana dating from 1826 to 1903.
- Muncie and Delaware County Local History Photograph Album
The Muncie and Delaware County Local History Photograph Album digital collection includes a photograph album ranging from the late 19th century to the early 20th century.
- Muncie Board of Education Junior High School Monographs
The Muncie Board of Education Junior High School Monographs digital collection provides online access to a series of monographs about manufacturers, utility companies, and local life in Muncie, Indiana in the late 1930s. The monographs were published between 1938 and 1939 by the Muncie Board of Education for use in local junior high schools.
- Muncie Central High School Athletics Films
The Muncie Central High School Athletics Films digital collection includes films donated by the Muncie Central High School Alumni Association documenting portions of Muncie Central Bearcats basketball and football seasons from approximately 1950-1974. Other Muncie and Delaware County teams featured in the collection include the Burris Owls, Muncie Northside Titans, Muncie Southside Rebels, Royerton Redbirds, and Muncie and Delaware County junior high school teams. A limited number of additional films documenting historic Muncie buildings, Ball Brothers factory operations, and other community events are also included.
- Muncie Chevrolet Plant Architectural Drawings
The Muncie Chevrolet Plant Architectural Drawings digital collection consists of 104 architectural drawings for buildings erected as part of the T.W. Warner Company, later Chevrolet Motor Company of Muncie, Indiana, between 1918 and 1920.
- Muncie Chevrolet Plant Photographs
The Muncie Chevrolet Plant Photographs collection includes images from Chevrolet-Muncie in Muncie, Indiana ranging from circa 1950 to 1980 regarding the plant's construction, expansion, machinery, transmission production, company events, and employees.
- Muncie City Directories
The Muncie City Directories digital collection provides online access to 13 volumes of city and rural route directories ranging from 1876 to 1922. A collection of Muncie, Indiana city directories from 1923 to present can be found in Archives and Special Collections in the Ball State University Libraries.
- Muncie City Improvement Resolutions
The Muncie City Improvement Resolutions digital collection includes city ordinances, resolutions, and other records from the City Clerk's office in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1891-1922 regarding street, alley, sidewalk, and sewer improvements in the city and surrounding areas.
- Muncie Civic Theatre Collection
The Muncie Civic Theatre digital collection includes programs and scrapbooks documenting the performances and history of the Muncie Civic Theatre from its inception in 1931 through 2011.
- Muncie Community Schools Collection
The Muncie Community Schools digital collection includes personnel directories; annual reports; budget reports; and school calendars, newsletters, commencement programs, and other publications documenting staffing, educational programs, and activities in the Muncie Community Schools between 1874 and 1995.
- Muncie High School Consolidation Oral History Project
The Muncie High School Consolidation Oral History Project digital collection consists of videos and transcripts for twenty-five oral history interviews focusing on the consolidation of Muncie Southside High School and Muncie Central High School. In the fall of 2013, the Muncie Community Schools Board of Trustees decided to combine the two schools and implemented that change in August 2014. At that time, Muncie Central became the district’s sole public high school. The collection includes interviews with school board members, community leaders, and members of the community at large.
- Muncie Historic Souvenir Booklets
The Muncie Souvenir Booklets digital collection consists of promotional literature about the city of Muncie, Indiana ranging from the 1897 to 1924.
- Muncie Human Rights Commission Collection
The Muncie Human Rights Commission digital collection includes correspondence, reports, and other records from the Human Rights Commission in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1964-1988 regarding appointments to the commission and the commission's initiatives. The Muncie Human Rights Commission was created by a 1964 ordinance for the purpose of studying the problems of discrimination in the city and advocating for equality in education, employment, youth recreation, and housing regardless of race, color, creed, or nationality.
- Muncie Matinee Musicale Collection
The Muncie Matinee Musicale digital collection includes performance programs and season programs from the Muncie Matinee Musicale club in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1893 to 2002.
- Muncie Personalities Pen Drawings
The Muncie Personalities Pen Drawings collection contains fifty pen drawings depicting business and professional leaders of Muncie, Indiana and vicinity, which appeared daily in The Star. They were drawn by Col. Jack Moranz, an internationally known portrait and cartoon artist. Alongside each portrait is a personal profile of the featured personality, including details such as hobbies, family life, childhood, ambitions, and business involvement.
- Muncie Post-Democrat Newspaper
The Muncie Post-Democrat Newspaper digital collection consists of issues of the historic anti-Ku Klux Klan newspaper published by George Dale from 1921 until his death in 1936, and continued as a local newspaper after his death until the 1950s.
- Muncie Public Library Historic Documents
The Muncie Public Library Historic Documents digital collection includes ledgers and circulation books between 1891 and 1902 documenting the What Middletown Read digital collection as well as correspondence from Muncie's first librarian, Hattie Patterson, ranging from 1874-1881.
- Muncie Redevelopment Commission Minutes
The Muncie Redevelopment Commission Minutes collection includes minutes from the organization's regular meetings from 1973 and 1980-2004.
- Muncie Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Muncie, Indiana Collection consists of 200 maps depicting the commercial, industrial, and residential sections of the city from 1883 through 1911.
- Muncie Times Newspaper
The Muncie Times Newspaper digital collection consists of volumes of the newspaper published by owner and publisher Bea Moten-Foster since 1991.
- Murray's Jewelers Collection
The Murray's Jewelers digital collection includes three accounting ledgers from 1924-1934 and one instructional manual on inspection, disassembly, assembly, maintenance, and repair of pocket watches, wrist watches, stop watches, and message center watches.
- Musical Instruments
The Musical Instruments digital collection includes representative instruments from the cultures of five continents and are from numerous countries of origin.
- National Association of Interpretation FourThought Newsletter
The National Association for Interpretation FourThought Newsletter digital collection consists of full text issues of FourThought, a newsletter published by Region IV, the Great Lakes Region, of the National Association for Interpretation.
- Neely, Thomas Diaries
The Thomas Neely Diaries digital collection contains five volumes of Thomas Neely's diaries, dating from April 1867 to August 20, 1901. The diaries chronicle Muncie, Indiana events, people, and places as well as the city's response to national news.
- New York Times World War I Maps
The New York Times War Maps digital collection includes a set of five maps that connect to create a large map of the Western front in France, the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium during World War I. The maps cover an area just west of Calais, France, along the coast of the North Sea south to Orleans eastward to Freiburg, Germany, and crossing back northward to near Cologne, Germany.
- NewsLink Indiana Videos
The NewsLink Indiana Videos digital collection consists of short news briefs created by NewsLink Indiana, an innovation of Ball State University and the iCommunication Initiative.
- Nolan, Schuyler N. Landscape Architectural Records
The Schuyler N. Nolan Architectural Records digital collection includes nearly 100 residential and corporate landscape designs ranging from 1937 to 1976.
- Noyer, Ralph World War II Papers
This collection provides online access to a selection of documents from the papers of Ralph Noyer, former Dean of Ball State Teachers College from 1928 to 1952, regarding military training activities at Ball State during World War II. The collection contains over 50 digitized records documenting the Civil Aeronautics Administration War Training Service education program at Ball State, including course schedules and outlines, examinations, manuals, and correspondence. As Dean, Noyer served as the general coordinator of the War Training Service at Ball State.
- Odyssey, Ball State University Honors College Journal
This collection provides electronic access to The Odyssey, the creative magazine of the Ball State University Honors College. Editions date from 1982 to present and include poetry, prose, essays, and visual art by students of the Ball State University Honors College.
- Official Weather Observer's Records
The Official Weather Observer's Records digital collection includes the United States Department of Commerce Weather Bureau record books of Veral D. Merrick, Muncie Assistant Engineer, documenting Muncie, Indiana weather from 1949-1955. These records give special attention to daily precipitation amounts, precipitation duration, and special weather occurrences including fog, sleet, thunder, hail, blowing snow, high winds, and tornados.
- Ostland Atlas and Statistical Report
The Ostland Atlas and Statistical Report digital collection includes the two reports that make up the Strukturbericht uber das Ostland (Structural Report on the Ostland), the Ostland Atlas, and the Ostland in Zahlen (Ostland in Numbers).
- Other Side of Middletown Photographs
The Other Side of Middletown Photographs digital collections illustrates the history of the life and achievements of African Americans in Muncie and Delaware County, Indiana through photographs donated by members of the community.
- Patashinsky, David Muncie, Indiana Photographs
The David Patashinsky Muncie, Indiana Photographs digital collection includes 50 photographs from David Patashinsky of Muncie, Indiana ranging from 2010 to 2011 documents the city's people, events, architecture, and landscapes.
- Peddle, Juliet Architectural Drawings
This online collection represents architectural drawings, sketches, industrial design drawings, and holiday cards from the career and travels of Juliet Peddle, the first female architect licensed to practice in the state of Indiana. Born in Terre Haute, Indiana, Peddle (1899-1979) graduated with a degree in architecture from the University of Michigan in 1922 and started her career working at prominent architecture firms in Chicago.
- Pelham, Roger Indianapolis 500 Collection
The Roger Pelham Indianapolis 500 digital collection provides online access to photographs, press tickets, parking passes, and programs from Roger Pelham of Muncie, Indiana documenting Indianapolis 500 auto races held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway between circa 1950 and 1981. The collection also contains photographs from a 1939 endurance flight including Eleanor Roosevelt’s meeting with endurance flight pilots, photographs from the dedication of Muncie’s Johnson Field (which featured a speech delivered by Vice President Richard Nixon), aerial photographs of Muncie, and audio and video oral histories with Roger Pelham conducted between 1994 and 1999.
- Pendleton Historical Museum Collection
The Pendleton Historical Museum Collection provides online access to late 19th and early to mid-20th century images and texts pertaining to the town of Pendleton, Indiana.
- Physical Culture Magazine
The Physical Culture Magazine digital collection consists of full text issues of the publication, which promotes health and fitness. The magazine was published between the years of 1899 and 1955.
- Pierre & Wright Architectural Records
The Pierre and Wright Architectural Records digital collection consists of drawings, photographs, 3-D models, and ephemera from the architecture firms of Edward D. Pierre, the Pierre and Wright Partnership, and Edward D. Pierre and Associates, ranging from 1920 to 1960.
- Print Culture Histories Conference Collection
The Center for Middletown Studies held a conference devoted to the theme of "Print Culture Histories Beyond the Metropolis." The conference took place on March 15 and 16, 2013 in Muncie, Indiana. The animating idea of the conference was to explore the ways that printed material was produced, consumed, circulated, and encountered in smaller cities, provincial districts, rural settings, colonial outposts, and comparable contexts. The chronological focus for the conference was the modern world (primarily since the eighteenth century) and it included papers examining print culture in Europe, Asia, Central America, North America, and Australia.
- Putnam, Frederick Diaries
The Frederick Putnam Diaries digital collection includes 13 volumes that chronicles the life of early Muncie, Indiana resident Frederick Putnam, dating from May 1846 to January 1900.
- Railroad Maps of Wartime Germany
This collection, Railroad Maps of Wartime Germany, includes detailed maps of Germany identifying the different state railroad divisions of the country. The six adjoining sheets were printed at 1:750,000-scale. The maps were published by the Army Map Service in Washington in 1944. The maps are based on German railroad maps published in 1935 with revisions from British Intelligence Reports dated 1942.
- Reichenbachia: Orchids Illustrated and Described
Reichenbachia: Orchids Illustrated and Described provides full access to Reichenbachia, a four-volume 19th century publication created by orchidologist Frederick Sander that provides life-sized illustrations and description of orchids.
- Retherford, R. Milton House Architectural Drawings
The R. Milton Retherford House Architectural Drawings digital collection includes blueprints of a Queen Anne Style home built during 1890 in the Emily Kimbrough Historic District in Muncie, Indiana.
- Richert, Johannes and Jean Architectural Drawings
The Johannes and Jean Richert Architectural Drawings online collection contains scans of 55 sheets of architectural sketches drawn from 1852-1857. The drawings contain designs for small buildings, building details, and descriptive geometry exercises. The drawings appear to be student work, created in Germany, but little else is known about the work.
- Roosevelt, Eleanor Speech Collection
The Eleanor Roosevelt Speech Collection includes an audio recording and accompanying transcript that document Eleanor Roosevelt's speech to a convocation in Assembly Hall at Ball State Teachers College (now Ball State University) in Muncie, Indiana, on May 6, 1959.
- Rouse, John Collection
The John Rouse Collection provides online access to a collection of op-ed articles on the subjects of Muncie, Indiana, and national politics written for The Muncie Star (and later, The Star Press) by Ball State University Professor of Political Science John Rouse. The collection also includes digitized video recordings of episodes of the Public Affairs Roundtable television program broadcast on WIPB-TV in Muncie, IN. The program, for which Rouse served as producer-commentator, featured discussions regarding political, social, and economic issues with Muncie area experts and community leaders.
- Ryan, Thomas L. Diaries
The Thomas L. Ryan Diaries digital collection includes four volumes that account the life of early Muncie, Indiana resident Thomas L. Ryan dating from 1886 to 1890.
- Ryan-Stradling-Shirey-Puntenney-Tuhey Families Collection
The Ryan-Stradling-Shirey-Puntenney-Tuhey Families digital collection includes photographs, correspondence, account books, business cards and contracts, event invitations and programs, memorial cards, a handwritten genealogy chart, and other records documenting the lives of the Ryan, Stradling, Shirey, Puntenney, and Tuhey families in Delaware County, Indiana between 1853 and 1914.
- Satterlee, Ralph J. Indianapolis 500 Photographs
The Ralph Satterlee Photographs digital collection includes over 800 photographs taken by Ralph Satterlee. The photographs document Indianapolis 500 pre-race and race day events from 1960-1973.
- Schenley Distillery Architectural Drawings
The Schenley Distillery Architectural Drawings digital collection consists of 207 architectural drawings for alcoholic beverage distillation and fermentation facilities operated by Schenley Distillers Corporation and its various subsidiaries (listed below) in Lawrenceburg and Greendale, Indiana between 1934 and 1951. The plans were drawn by draftsman Frank C. Hall and include original drawings and printed reproductions. Some of the plans have been annotated in pencil to identify office copies and versions that were considered void.
- Schwartz Paper Company Records
This digital collection provides online access to a selection of digitized records from the Schwartz Paper Company of Muncie, Indiana ranging from circa 1921 to 1993. The collection includes Board of Directors meeting minutes; memoranda and correspondence; financial statements and sales statistics; agreements and contracts; abstracts of title, architectural plans, building photographs, and other property records; paper product advertisements and buyers guides; and other records documenting the business and administrative operations of the company under the leadership of Martin D. Schwartz and Helen B. Schwartz.
- Sellers, Otto Photographs
The Otto Sellers Photographs digital collection documents everyday life in Muncie, Indiana from about 1900 in to the 1920s. Taken by photographer Otto Sellers (1868- ), the 908 glass negatives depict local neighborhoods, schools, civic organizations, manufacturing plants, and people among other topics.
- Sheet Music
The Sheet Music collection consists of sheet music representative of a variety of musical genres. Much of the collection is comprised of popular music titles, including songs from movies and Vaudeville productions.
- Shelby, Bill Muncie Central High School Athletics Collection
The Bill Shelby Muncie Central High School Athletics digital collection includes programs, scoring statistics, rosters, and win-loss records for Muncie Central High School basketball and football teams for 1943-1994.
- Sir Norman Angell Memorial Lectures
The Sir Norman Angell Memorial Lectures digital collection provides full-text online access to 6 published lectures from the Sir Norman Angell Memorial Lecture series held at Ball State University.
- Smith, M. Carlton Architectural Drawings
Marion Carlton Smith (1905-1984) was an Indianapolis architect known for his residential designs, both modest and extraordinary. This online collection contains examples of projects dating from 1932 to 1969. The drawings are mostly designs for private residences in Indianapolis; however there are some examples of commercial additions and remodeling jobs.
- Snider & Rotz Engineering Records
This collection contains engineering drawings, business records, and photographs from the Snider & Rotz Engineering Drawings and Papers collection. Snider & Rotz Engineers was a consulting engineering firm based in Indianapolis that worked with many local architectural firms to design the mechanical aspects of construction projects in and around Marion County. Led by Lewis A. Snider and John M. Rotz, the firm began in 1912 as J. M. Rotz Engineering Company and was in business until at least 1981. In the 1920s, their offices were located in the Merchants Bank Building in Indianapolis.
- Social Change Report Newsletters
The Social Change Report Newsletters digital collection includes twenty-two publications, dating between 1986 and 2006. The Center for Middletown Studies distributed The Social Change Report from 1991 to 2006. Edited by Theodore Caplow of the University of Virginia, the Report reviewed important social trends in the United States and was distributed to scholars and opinion leaders in this country and in Europe.
- Spurgeon-Greene Photographs
The Spurgeon-Greene Photographs digital collection, created by Richard (Dick) A. Greene and donated by Wiley Spurgeon, almost 3,000 photographs that provide invaluable historical documentation of Muncie, Indiana, from the 1930s through the 1970s.
- Star Drug Store Inventories
The Star Drug Store Inventories digital collection includes 2 volumes of inventories that document merchandise and pricing at the local drug store in Muncie, Indiana during the year of 1885.
- Steinbeck Monograph Series
The Steinbeck Monograph Series digital collection consists of 15 full-text publications. The series was published by the Steinbeck Society of America and the English Department of Ball State University from 1971 to 1991.
- Steinbeck Quarterly Journal
The Steinbeck Quarterly Journal digital collection consists of volumes of the Steinbeck Quarterly originally published by the John Steinbeck Society of America from 1968-1993.
- Stet Literary Journal
The Stet Literary Journal collection provides online access to Stet, a publication of the Ball State Department of English sponsored by the Ball State chapter of the Sigma Tau Delta English honor society. The journal, which was created in 1939 and continued publication until 1982, featured student works of literary and creative writing in both prose and poetry along with student art and photography.
- Sutton, William Papers
This collection provides online access to a selection of digitized materials from the papers of William Sutton, Professor of English at Ball State University from 1947 to 1981 whose academic interests included 20th Century American literature and poetry.
- Swift, W. A. Photographs
The W. A. Swift Photographs digital collection includes over 1,000 photographs spanning Swift's career as a commercial photographer in Muncie, Indiana from 1923 until the 1940s.
- Sys, Brigitte M. Fashion Jewelry
The Brigitte M. Sys Fashion Jewelry digital collection features earrings, necklaces, brooches, pins, and bracelets in a variety styles including Art Nouveau and Art Deco.
- Temple Beth-El Records
The Temple Beth-El Records digital collection includes board meeting minutes, monthly bulletins, membership directories, photographs, and other records documenting the history of the Temple Beth-El congregation in Muncie, Indiana between 1922 and 2013.
- Trowbridge and Beals Photographs
The Trowbridge and Beals Photographs digital collection exhibits 51 photographs taken in the 1920s and 1930s of fashionable suburban houses in northern Illinois and Wisconsin by photographers Raymond W. Trowbridge and Jessie Tarbox Beals.
- Unitarian Universalist Church Records
This collection provides online access to a selection of digitized records from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1855 to 1993. The collection includes annual reports, governance documents, meeting minutes, education and ministry records, membership records, church service records, architectural drawings, construction and property records, scrapbooks, photographs, and audio recordings.
- United States Civil War Resources for East Central Indiana
The U. S. Civil War Resources for East Central Indiana digital collection includes letters, diaries, photographs, and physical objects from four repositories.
- United States Commodities Maps
The United States Commodities Maps collection includes a set of map published by the U.S. Army Engineer Institute for Water Resources. The maps include maps depicting various commodity movement routes, including iron, steel, crude oil, and grain.
- United States Soil Maps
The United States Soil Maps digital collection provides a wide array of soil maps of counties and states from around the United States. The maps identify the various soil types or properties for a particular area of research.
- United States Topographic Maps
The United States Topographic Maps digital collection includes county, state, regional and national maps with contour lines and other topographic features dating back to the nineteenth century.
- United States Transportation Maps
The United States Transportation Maps digital collection includes city, county, and state road maps and steam railroad maps. The maps range in date from the middle to late nineteenth century to the early twentieth century.
- UniverCity Videos
The UniverCity Videos collection provides online access to 44 digitized videos of lectures, presentations, performances, and cultural and educational events from Ball State University's UniverCity programs.
- Vietnam Era Veterans Oral Histories
The Vietnam War Era Veterans Oral Histories digital collection includes 26 oral histories conducted by students from Michael W. Doyle's HIST 499 Oral History Workshop course in Fall 2009.
- Vonnegut and Bohn Architectural Records
This digital collection contains drawings for 16 building projects by the Indianapolis architecture firm Vonnegut & Bohn and subsequent firms, dating from 1902-1949. Also included are portraits of the firm’s principals and photographs of their projects; these were assembled as framed photo collages in the firm’s office. The collection is part of the larger Wright, Porteous, and Lowe Architectural Records, and is the first series of the collection to be digitized. Plans include drawings for Indianapolis Public School #33, Kahn Tailoring Company, Merchants Building, Evansville Telephone Exchange Building, The Children’s Museum addition, a gas station, and the Vonnegut Hardware Store. Photographs depict the Atheneum, Herron School of Art, Roosevelt Building, Lyric Theater, and the daring move of the Indiana Bell Telephone Company Building.
- Weber, Wayne M. Architectural Records
The Wayne M. Weber Architectural Records digital collection includes images, sketches, and documents of covered bridges located in Indiana.
- Wheeler, Frank H. Estate Photographs
The Frank H. Wheeler Estate Photographs digital collection contains 39 images of the estate, known as Hawkeye, taken by H. H. Coburn Company soon after the house was built. Also included is a portrait of Douglas Wheeler, the son of Frank and Stella Wheeler.
- Wilkinson Lumber Co. Architectural Drawings
The Wilkinson Lumber Company Architectural Drawings digital collection contains 144 drawings made in the 1930s by the design service bureau of the Wilkinson Lumber Company.
- Williams, Allen Ball State University Black Alumni Collection
The Allen Williams Ball State University Black Alumni Collection provides online access to a collection of scrapbooks, photographs, newsletters, and videos donated by Allen L. Williams, Class of 1973, documenting the lives and activities of members of the black student and black alumni communities at Ball State University.
- WIPB Documentary Videos
The WIPB Documentary Videos digital collection consists of recordings produced by WIPB-TV. Included are Andy Baumgartner - 1999 National Teacher of the Year, Ed Ball's Century, and Gene Stratton Porter: Voice of the Limberlost.
- Wissler, Clark Collection
The Clark Wissler Collection consists of the personal and professional correspondence of prominent American anthropologist Dr. Clark David Wissler ranging from circa 1906 to 1947. Notable correspondents include Yale University psychologist Robert Means Yerkes; Laurence Vail Coleman, Director of the American Association of Museums; Bella Weitzner, Wissler’s secretary and curator at the American Museum of Natural History; paleontologist John Campbell Merriam; H.V. Clulow of Oxford University Press; British anthropologist Beatrice Blackwood; and Wissler’s sister, Cora Bond.
- Works Progress Administration Miniature Furniture
The Works Progress Administration Miniature Furniture digital collections includes beds, tables, chairs, sofas, dressers, and several other unique pieces of furniture created between 1938 and 1942 as part of the Indiana State Museum Project.
- World Map Projections
The collection provides online access to 22 azimuthal equidistant maps where the center point is represented by different world cities—Kinshasa, Frankfurt, Panama City, Cairo, Moscow. The azimuthal equidistant map projection is a technique where all points on the map are drawn at proportionately correct distances from a center point. Map projections are techniques of cartography used to accurately construct maps on a flat surface to represent the earth’s spherical shape. The collection offers users unique world views and provides a valuable research tool for teachers and students of geography.
- World Standard Time Zone Maps
The World Standard Time Zone Maps digital collection provides access to maps dating back to 1944 showing the standard time zones of the United States and for each country and continent. All nations use standard time zones based on degrees of longitude for commercial purposes, although individual countries use half-hour and quarter-hour deviations. The maps depict the changes in time zones over the ages—for example, China currently uses a single time zone in spite of its large geographic size. Prior to 1949, China used five time zones.
- World War I Posters from the Elisabeth Ball Collection
The World War I Posters from the Elisabeth Ball Collection is a representative sampling of more than 2,000 WWI lithographs from Italy, France, Belgium, England, Australia, Germany, the United States, and other countries.
- World War II Films
The World War II Films digital collection consists of short films and news clips, primarily in black and white, documenting Allied operations and activities during WWII.
- World War II Government Publications
The World War II Government Publications digital collection includes 102 pamphlets published by United States Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and other government agencies during World War II.
- Wysor's Grand Opera House Programs
The Wysor's Grand Opera House Programs digital collection includes over 40 season programs ranging from 1897-1902.