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The Muncie Board of Education Junior High School Monographs digital collection provides online access to a series of monographs about manufacturers, utility companies, and local life in Muncie, Indiana in the late 1930s. The monographs were published between 1938 and 1939 by the Muncie Board of Education for use in local junior high schools.

 

At the beginning of the 1936-1937 school year, a plan was developed by the Board of Education to create a series of monographs on various aspects of local life in Muncie, Indiana through which junior high school students could interpret their community. Committees were appointed by the Board of Education to write the monographs under the direction of the Superintendent of Schools and the Director of Research. Teachers, high school students, and officials from the various businesses represented in the monograph series were involved in the project and additional historical information was contributed by the Federal Writers' Project of the United States Work Progress Administration.

 

 

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