Weightlifting Club records
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.
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
The Weightlifting Club records were received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation.
UA.062 was formerly RG.00.07.02.
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.
- Bodybuilding Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Clubs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Scrapbooks Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Student activities Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Weight training Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Weightlifting Club records
- Brian Faust
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Part of the Ball State University Archives Repository
Alexander M. Bracken Library
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Muncie Indiana 47306 USA