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.
A Muncie native, Foster served as director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (formerly the Office of Special Programs) at Ball State University from 1968 to 1986. Prior to his tenure at Ball State University, Foster was an educator in the Muncie public school system. He became Muncie’s first African American school principal, holding this position at West Longfellow Elementary School. Foster earned a B.S (1955), an M.A. (1960), and an Ed.D. (1977) from Ball State University.
Archives & Special Collections, Robert Foster papers collection finding aid