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.
Significant events from Ball State history that are documented in this collection include inauguration and retirement ceremonies for important Ball State figures, groundbreakings and building dedications, and speeches by and interviews with notable campus visitors. Documentation of scholarship in this collection includes footage of interviews with and speeches by both Ball State and visiting scholars. Films and videos depicting campus life, including footage of sporting events, festivities, and campus scenes are also included.
At present, the collection contains 206 digitized 16 mm films dating from the 1940s to the 1980s. Additional digitized 16mm films and VHS recordings will be added to the collection in the near future.
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