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Weightlifting Club records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA-062

Scope and Contents

This collection includes Mr. and Ms. Ball State Physique Contest programs, financial records, correspondence, news clippings, photographs, and a scrapbook. Records range from 1980 to 1992.


  • 1981 - 1993

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Ball State University Libraries make every reasonable effort to provide accurate information regarding the copyright status of materials held by Archives and Special Collections. Patrons may scan items or request a reproduction of one or more items in the collection; however, it is the responsibility of the patron to evaluate whether or not the intended use complies with copyright law.

Administrative History

The Ball State Weightlifting Club was formed in the mid-1960s. The club sponsored the annual Mr. and Ms. Ball State Physique Contest, later known as the Mr. and Ms. Ball State Bodybuilding Championships and the BSU Bodybuilding Contest. The contest began in the late 1960s and is still held today. Ball State's physique contest was one of the largest university competitions in the Midwest. In 1990, the first annual intercollegiate contest took place at Ball State University. The event was co-sponsored by Ball State University and Purdue University and open to all universities in the state of Indiana. In 1988, the club faced some controversy due to allegations of steriod use in the Mr. and Ms. Ball State Bodybuilding Contest. No evidence exists to suggest the claims were accurate. The Weightlifting Club no longer exists as a recognized club on campus.


0.6 Cubic Feet (1 archival letter box and 1 oversize box)

Language of Materials



This collection is organized cronologically

Custodial History

The Weightlifting Club records were received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation.

UA Restructuring

UA.062 was formerly RG.00.07.02.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2008-12-15 by Carolyn F. Runyon. EAD finding aid completed 2008-12-15 by Carolyn F. Runyon. Collection was reprocessed and completed on 2021-11-16 by Brian Faust.

Weightlifting Club records
Brian Faust
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Ball State University Archives Repository

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