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.
Significant events documented in the collection include commencements, building dedications, and the Ball State University Recognition Day ceremony on February 12, 1965 honoring Ball State's being awarded University status. Ball State administrators and faculty members documented in the collection include Marion Grady, Robert LaFollette, and Ralph Noyer. Notable campus guests whose visits are documented in the collection include former President Gerald Ford, who visited campus on March 28, 1985, as well as Indiana Congressman Andy Jacobs, noted anthropologist Ethel Alpenfels, and journalist and author John Howard Griffin.
An audio recording of Eleanor Roosevelt's visit to Ball State on May 6, 1959 and audio recording and film of Robert F. Kennedy's visit to Ball State on April 4, 1968 can be found in the Eleanor Roosevelt Speech Collection and the Robert F. Kennedy Speech Collection respectively. Digitized film recordings of other significant events and notable guests at Ball State can be found in the Ball State University Historic Films and Videos collection.
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