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Dave Ferguson Collection of Landscape and Community Development Reports, 1982-2001

 Collection
Identifier: DADA-057

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of written works pertaining to landscape and community development research written between 1982 and 2001. Work pertains primarily to land use in Muncie, Indiana.

Dates

  • 1982-2001

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection 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, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Drawings and Documents Archive.

Biographical Note

Dave Ferguson was born on June 23, 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio. After graduating from Elkhart High School in Elkhart, Indiana, Ferguson enrolled in Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning (CAP), where the faculty (particularly John Russell) inspired him to get involved with landscape architecture. He developed a fascination for how the entirety of a project interacts with an area’s ecology. His interests are reflected in his choice of bachelor's degrees—one in landscape architecture and one in environmental design. After graduation, Ferguson worked in private practice for eight years and completed his master’s degree in landscape architecture at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

In 1988, Ferguson returned to Ball State University to teach in the Department of Landscape Architecture. He currently serves as the dean for Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning, having had several prior administrative experiences at Ball State, including vice president for Emerging Media and executive director of the Center for Media Design. Ferguson has been an instrumental player in rekindling connections between CAP and its alumni, and he has spearheaded multiple CAP initiatives. He also has a heart for community outreach and helped found the Cardinal Greenway of Muncie, Indiana.

Extent

1 Cubic Feet (1 MSS Box)

Arrangement

The Dave Ferguson Collection of Landscape and Community Development Reports, 1982-2001 is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

The Dave Ferguson Collection of Landscape and Community Development Reports, 1982-2001 was received by Drawings and Documents Archive as a donation from Dave Ferguson.

Accruals

Additions are expected.

Sources

“David Ferguson.” Ball State University, https://www.bsu.edu/academics/collegesanddepartment s/cap/about/faculty-staff/cap-leadership/fergusondavid. Accessed 8 July 2019.

“David Ferguson.” LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-ferguson-13512a6. Accessed 8 July 2019.

Ferguson, David. Personal interview. 17 July 2019.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed. EAD finding aid completed 2019/07/08 by Leah Heim and revised 2019/07/19 by Rebecca Torsell.
Title
Dave Ferguson Collection of Landscape and Community Development Reports, 1982-2001
Status
Completed
Author
Created by Leah Heim; revised by Rebecca Torsell
Date
Created 2019/07/08; revised 2019/07/19
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 Archive of the Built Environment, A Division of University Libraries Repository

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