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The Orient Yearbook collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA-052

Scope and Contents

This collection contains annual volumes of The Orient yearbook dating from 1919 to 1996 as well as original pencil drawings featured in the 1932 yearbook.


  • Creation: 1919 - 1996

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.

Historical Note

Ball State University's yearbook, The Orient, began it's run in 1919 under the direction of the senior class of the Indiana State Normal School, Eastern Division. In 1996, Ball State printed its 78th and final yearbook, fittingly titled Disoriented.

The Orient provides photographic and textual documentation of student life and campus events from Ball State's history, including pages dedicated to student organizations and academic departments. The yearbook also documents sporting events, artistic performances, and significant social events and traditions.


21 Cubic Feet (20 record boxes, 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged into the following series:

Series 1: The Orient yearbooks, 1919-1996 Series 2: The Orient pencil drawings, 1932

UA Restructuring

The following collections were combined to create the new UA.052 collection: RG.01.02.04 and RG.01.02.13.

Processing Information

EAD finding aid completed 2009-01-21 by Carolyn F. Runyon. Collection reprocessed by Mindy Shull, 2021-05-18.

The Orient Yearbook collection
Collection reprocessed by Mindy Shull.
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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