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Ball State University Commencement records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA-003

Scope and Contents

This collection includes commencement films, videos, audio recordings, programs, commencement addresses, and planning records for Indiana State Normal School, Eastern Division (1918-1921), Ball Teachers College (1922-1929), Ball State Teachers College (1929-1965), and Ball State University (1965-current).

Much of this collection has been digitized and made accessible through the Digital Media Repository. (Click digital object link in red box to access.)


  • Creation: 1919 - 2018

Copyright Notice

Ball State University holds copyright to some or all materials in this collection. Archives and Special Collections staff must grant written permission for most commercial uses of the collection; no permission is necessary for noncommercial or academic uses.


7 Cubic Feet (6 record cartons, 1 archival letter boxes, and 1 video cassette box)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Audio recordings are reel to reel and cassette tape. Video recordings are U-Matic, VHS, Betacam, and DVD.

Custodial History

The majority of this collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as records transfers from the Ball State University Commencement Office and Marketing and Communications. Annotated Commencement programs and rosters were received by the Ball State University Foundation on 2021-05-27.


The repository continues to add materials to this collection on a regular basis.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Rebecca Marangelli on 2019-07-19. Addition was processed by Rebecca Marangelli on 2021-11-17.

UA Restructuring

This collection was previously several different collections. The Commencement programs were previously RG.01.02.10. The following duplicate video recordings have been deaccessioned:

UAV.536 UAV.537 UAV.538 UAV.539 UAV.540 UAV.541 UAV.741 UAV.742 UAV.0534 UAV.0569

Ball State University Commencement records
Rebecca Marangelli
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Ball State University Archives Repository

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