College of Architecture and Planning Projects and Publications Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of brochures, reports, publications, and other ephemera related to the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University. It covers the period of 1964 to the present. The material is subdivided into five categories: the history of the College of Architecture and Planning; the Master of Science in Historic Preservation program; ReCAP; Student Publications; Design Workshops; and Miscellaneous Material.
Folders relating to the history of the College of Architecture and Planning contain student brochures and posters, design competition announcements for the College of Architecture and Planning building and addition, photographs of faculty members, annual reports, and materials relating to PolyArk and the Guest Lecture Series. Faculty publications and publications derived from symposiums held at the College of Architecture and Planning are also in this category.
Folders relating to the Master of Science in Historic Preservation program contain the proceedings of the 1977 Historic Preservation Conference at the College of Architecture and Planning, records and ephemera from the 20th anniversary celebration of the program in 1999, copies of MSHP Preservation News from 1993 to 2010, brochures and posters for the program, and booklets produced by Historic Landmarks of Indiana / Indiana Landmarks Foundation.
The collection contains copies of ReCAP, the annual publication of the College of Architecture and Planning, from 1980 through 2005. Oversize copies published after 2005 are located in OVB archival boxes.
Folders relating to student publications contain The Lunchline Tapes (1991 and 1989), CAPsule and Egg, Writing in the Design Curriculum, and Glue (vols. 1-8).
Folders in Design Workshops and Miscellaneous Material contain materials related to the College of Architecture and Planning’s Community Based Projects Program, CERES publications, and numerous local and regional charrette and design studies. These folders also contain miscellaneous urban design publications, transportation studies, and primer booklets.
The oversize boxes contain College of Architecture and Planning oversize awards, T-shirts, and commencement stoles.
The CAP Guest Lecture Series contains over 500 recordings of guest lecturers who have given talks at the college from the 1960s to the present. Most of the recordings are on audio cassettes, some are on VHS tapes, and newer recordings are digital on compact discs.
The CAP Image Collection is a series that consists of photographs, negatives, color slides and other images related to the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University. It covers the period 1964 to 2003. The material is divided into seven categories: the College of Architecture and Planning buildings (including the original Quonset hut facility); faculty and students; special events; exhibits; Community Based Projects; ICMA projects; course-level work produced by students.
- Creation: 1964-present
Language of Materials
Materials entirely in English.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Drawings and Documents Archive, Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Drawings and Documents Archive.
The College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) at Ball State University was founded in 1965 by an act of the Indiana General Assembly. Charles Sappenfield was named the first dean of the college in July of 1965. The first class consisted of 165 students, enrolled in the fall of 1966. The first graduating class, consisting of 16 students, matriculated in 1971.
CAP was originally housed in military-surplus Quonset huts. A competition for a new CAP building was developed in 1967, and a design by Melvin D. Birkey of South Bend, Indiana, was chosen in 1968. The building was dedicated in December of 1972. An addition was called for in 1979. A design by Crumlish/Sporleder and Associates was chosen by competition in 1980, and the new addition was dedicated in 1983.
CAP grew from its outset, and numerous new programs have been initiated. The College immediately instituted a Guest Lecture series, which brought (and continues to bring) world-recognized speakers to campus. The international, interdisciplinary study tour PolyArk was established in 1972. Professor David Hermansen helped to establish the first Master of Science in Historic Preservation degree program in the Midwest in 1979. In 1980, the Muncie Urban Design Studio was established as part of CAP’s Community Based Projects program. The CAP Indianapolis Center was opened in 2002, and the Center for Historic Preservation in 2004.
The College of Architecture and Planning celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2005 and its 50th anniversary in 2015.
47 Cubic Feet (1 audio cassette cabinet, 28 document cases, 3 artifact boxes, 27 records cartons, 4 OVA boxes, 1 OVB box, 1 framed painting, 1 overhead bin. )
The Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning Collection is arranged chronologically by subject.
The Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning Collection was received by Drawings and Documents Archive as a transfer from the College of Architecture and Planning.
Additions are expected.
College of Architecture and Planning History, http://cms.bsu.edu/Academics/Libraries/CollectionsAndDept/Archives/Collections/UniversityArchives/Exhibits/CAP/History.aspx
Collection processing completed 2011/3/16 by Seth Elder. Finding aid created 2011/3/24 by Seth Elder and Carol Street 2012/3/20.
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Part of the Andrew Seager Archives of the Built Environment Repository
Architecture Building, Room 120
Muncie IN 47306 USA