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College of Architecture and Planning Project Files, 1966-1989


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This collection includes the papers and records of Charles M. Sappenfield, who served as Ball State University’s Dean of the College of Architecture and Planning from 1965 to 1981 and then as a professor until 1994.

Series 1: Charles Sappenfield Personal Correspondence and Research Files, 1963-1995. This series is comprised of Sappenfield's personal papers and includes reccomendation correspondence and career posting inqueries.

Series 2: College of Architecture and Planning Departmental Files, 1956-1994. This series contains correspondence, memoranda, and accreditation files from the College of Architecture and Planning. The series is subdivided into five subseries. The College Accreditation Files include proposals and acceptance of different majors and fields of study for the College of Architecture and Planning. Building Addition Files deal with the construction of the first building for the College of Architecture and Planning in the early 1970s and then the renovation of the building in the 1980s. Correspondence and Memoranda spans the College's inception in 1965 to the mid-1990s. It includes, but is not limited to, correspondence and memoranda related to building maintenance, project opportunities, and general housekeeping for the College of Architecture and Planning. Course and Internship Papers comprises materials related to specific course offerings, including class lists to course syllabi. Re:CAP and Annual Reports contains both annual reports and copies of the College of Architecture and Planning annual publication.

Series 3: College of Architecture and Planning Project Files, 1962-1989. This series comprises the various projects and conferences organized or overseen by Charles Sappenfield during his time at Ball State University. The series is broken down into four subseries. These subseries include a general subseries on smaller projects. There is also a subseries devoted to the correspondence, financial records, and projects of Design Indiana a organization. Another subseries comprises correspondence and reports from Design Michingan a related program. Followed by the correspondence and reports of Good Design Good Business a conference organized by Sappenfield in cooperation with other architects throughout the state and abroad in the mid-1980s.

Series 4: Architecture Abroad, 1953-1994. This series houses the various correspondence and projects Sappenfield and the College of Architecture and Planning were involved in Europe and Asia. The series is then broken down into four subseries, beginning with a general subseries that contains correspondence and publications from several different nations. This subseries is followed by three more specific subseries dealing with the College of Architecture and Planning trip to China, the numerous trips to and visitors from Denmark, and culminating in a similar subseries on Sweden.

Series 5: Architectural and Artistic Organizations Correspondence and Records, 1963-1994. This series deals with the correspondence, reports, and conferences of different architectural or artistic organizations from across Indiana, America, and abroad. It is broken down into six subseries beginning with a general section devoted to organizations for which there are fewer files. Followed by a subseries on the American Institute of Architects which includes a large amount of correspondence, publications, and conference information from the organization. The remaining subseries carry a similar scope and are devoted to the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Indian Architectural Foundation, Indiana Arts Commission, and the Indiana Society of Architects respectively.

Series 6: Multimedia Materials, 1962-1991. This series comprises the photographs, floppy disks, cassette tapes, artifacts, and VHS tapes that occured throughout the original collection. They are all divided and organized according to material type. Subseries within the series include floppy discs, photographs, video cassettes, artifacts, and cassette tapes respectively.

Series 7: Oversize Records, 1972-1989. This series contains the various oversized materials.

Series 8: Publication Clippings and Research Materials, 1960-1994. This series is comprised of five boxes and is not divided into subseries. The materials within the collection include newspaper clippings, photocopied books, whole journals, and unpublished reports. These are all arranged chronologically and by title.

Series 9: Books, 1973-1994. This series contains the different monographs and text books contained in the original collection. They have been divided into two series. The books that were already in general collection, at the time this collection was processed, were kept within the archival collection. Books that were found not in a circulating collection are included within this finding aid, but are actually housed within a ciculating collection of Ball State University Libraries.

Series 10: Architectural Drawings and Posters, 1978-1989. The Architectural Drawings and Posters series include drawings and posters of various Architecture projects that Sappenfield oversaw during his time as professor and Dean of the College of Architecture and Planning.


  • 1953-1995

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. The exception being the Promotion and Tenure Files subseries within Series 2 of the collection.


From the Collection: 42 Cubic Feet (42 Boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Ball State University Archives Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA