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Documentation Collection

 Collection
Identifier: DADA-DOC

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of secondary records documenting historic structures, sites, and districts within the state of Indiana. It includes both published and unpublished materials in a variety of formats, such as books, pamphlets, reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, photo-data books, field notes, and survey and inventory forms. Much of the material was generated by Ball State undergraduate architecture students enrolled in a required documentation course (originally a series of four one-credit courses). Other items were collected and deposited by David R. Hermansen, Andrew R. Seager, Archive staff members, and others.

Vertical-file materials in this collection are arranged by location if they document properties within a given county, or alphabetically by subject heading if the subject spans more than one county. Other types of material are arranged by catalog number.

Dates

  • 1925-present

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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.

Extent

32 Cubic Feet (20 file cabinet drawers, 18 MSS Boxes, 1 OVA box, 3 OVB boxes, 1 OVC box)

Arrangement

Vertical-file materials in this collection are arranged by location if they document properties within a given county, or alphabetically by subject heading if the subject spans more than one county. Other types of material are arraned by catalog number.

Accruals

Additions are expected.

Related Holdings

Measured drawings of historic structures are housed in the Archive's HABS/HAER Drawings Collection (although field notes for the measured drawings may be in the Documentation Collection).

Title
Documentation Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Created and revised by Andrew R. Seager.
Date
Created 1987/8/14; revised 2003/2/18.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Andrew Seager Archives of the Built Environment Repository

Contact:
Architecture Building, Room 120
Muncie IN 47306 USA
765-285-8441
765-285-3726 (Fax)