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Groundwork: A Natural Incentive magazine collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA-067

Scope and Contents

This collection includes issues of Groundwork: A Natural Incentive magazine published from 1993 to 2002.


  • Creation: 1993 - 2002

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.

Biographical / Historical

Groundwork: A Natural Incentive was the first cross-disciplinary, environmental publication produced at Ball State. Through funding from a Green for Green Committee grant, students and faculty from Journalism, Art, English, Natural Resources, Architecture, and Computer Science worked together to publish this mini-magazine twice a semester. The goal of Groundwork was to create an open forum for students, faculty, and staff to share writing and artwork focusing on environmental awareness, ideas, and issues.

The first issues of Groundwork were created in the Spring of 1993. The magazine was distributed to nearly 800 students as well as state legislators, environmental groups, and even Vice President Al Gore. Vice President Gore wrote back, praising the campus' and the organization's efforts on behalf of the environment.


0.2 Cubic Feet (1 thin archival letter box)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation.

UA Restructuring

UA.067 was formerly RG.01.02.09.

Processing Information

EAD finding aid completed by Carolyn F. Runyon, 2009-03-27. Collection reprocessed by Mindy Shull, 2022-02-02.

Groundwork: A Natural Incentive magazine 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