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The Changing Gears Documentary Film Collection contains digital video recordings captured during the creation of the film Changing Gears: 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.

 

Changing Gears: End of an Era was produced by Ball State University's Center for Middletown Studies in conjunction with the university's Institute for Digital Entertainment and Education.

 

The Changing Gears: End of an Era documentary film records contain additional documentation and digital files from the project and are available to researchers in Archives and Special Collections at the Ball State University Libraries.

 
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