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Richard W. Burkhardt memoranda

Identifier: RG-03-01-12

Scope and Contents

This collection includes memoranda from 1979.


  • 1979

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Ball State University, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.

Biographical Note

Richard W. Burkhardt received his undergraduate degree from Knox College in 1939. He went on to receive an A.M. in 1940, an A.M.T. in 1942, and an Ed.D. in 1945 from Harvard University.

Prior to coming to Ball State in 1952, Burkhardt served seven years as a professor of Education and Social Sciences at Syracuse University's Maxwell Graduate School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

He came to Ball State to serve as Dean of the Teachers College and as a Professor of History. When Ball State Teacher College was renamed Ball State University in 1965, Burkhardt became the Vice President for Instructional Affairs and the Dean of Faculties. He went on to serve as Acting President of Ball State University from September 1, 1978 to June 30, 1979. After President Jerry Anderson was selected, Burkhardt was named Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs from September 1979 to February 1980.

He was instrumental in the establishment of the Althea Stoeckel Delaware County Archives, now called the Stoeckel Archives of Local history, as well as the London Centre Program, which is a semester-long, multi-disciplinary study abroad opportunity for Ball State University students. In 1984, Ball State University honored Dr. Burkhardt with an honorary Doctorate of Law. Burkhardt retired from Ball State University in 1985, after 33 years of service.


0.2 Cubic Feet (1 Box)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

The Richard W. Burkhardt Memoranda Collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a records transfer.


No additions are expected.


  • "Biography of Richard W. Burkhardt.",,40944--,00.html (accessed October 23, 2009).

Processing Information

Finding aid created 2008/11/04 by Carolyn F. Runyon.

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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