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Series 4: Bracken Environmental Lecture Series, 2009 - 2014


Scope and Contents

This series contains articles and DVD video recordings pertaining to Bracken Environmental Lecture Series presentations from 2009-2014.


  • 2009 - 2014

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

The Bracken Environmental Lecture Series brings scholars to Ball State University to speak on various environmental topics. The Lecture Series is made possible by the Bracken Environmental Fund which began in September 1997 with a $500,000 gift from Rosemary Bracken. Bracken was the daughter of Frank C. Ball, one of the five brothers who founded the Ball Corporation in Muncie. The Ball Brothers also donated the land and buildings for Ball State University in 1918.

Rosemary Bracken's husband, Alexander M. Bracken, was the president of the Ball State Board of Trustees for 22 years and was a chairman of the Ball Corporation. Their son Frank Bracken, served on the board of trustees for 31 years and was U.S. Undersecretary of the Interior under President George H. Bush. His son, Thomas C. Bracken succeeded him on the board of trustees in 2012.

The Bracken Environmental Fund is managed by the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.


From the Collection: 2.7 Cubic Feet (2 Paige records cartons, 1 letter archival box, 2 video cassette archival boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


This series is arranged chronologically.

Repository Details

Part of the Ball State University Archives Repository

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