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.
In addition, the collection also contains notes and correspondence pertaining to the speeches documented in the collection. The speeches, which document Burkhardt's role as an educational administrator and active member of the Muncie and Delaware County community, deal with topics including education and personal development.
A complete collection of papers documenting the career of Richard W. Burkhardt is available in Ball State University Archives and Special Collections. The Digital Media Repository also provides access to a collection of 89 digitized print photographs taken by Burkhardt during travel in Europe and elsewhere as well as during time spent at the Burkhardt family summer home in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin.
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