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General Collection

Identifier: DADA-G

Scope and Contents

This collection consists mainly of records originating in practitioners' offices that came to the archive indirectly, through third parties, individually, or in small batches. The collection also includes a small number of artifacts from razed or remodeled buildings. Records of Ball State University buildings and grounds are not included but instead are in the BSU- (Ball State Properties) collection.

Architectural working drawings comprise the bulk of the collection. Generally these are in the form of prints, though for some buildings the archive holds original tracings or linens. The collection also includes design and presentation drawings, renderings, specifications and project manuals, photographs, planning reports, feasibility studies, proposals, pamphlets, and brochures. A few documents of other types appear as well, such as deeds, contracts, permits, and correspondence.


  • Creation: ca. 1840s-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.


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Additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed. Finding aid created 1987/8/12 and revised 2003/2/18 by Andrew R. Seager.

General Collection
Created and revised by Andrew R. Seager.
Created 1987/8/12; revised 2003/2/18.
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Repository Details

Part of the Andrew Seager Archives of the Built Environment Repository

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