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O.T. Richardson administrative papers

Identifier: RG-04-01-21

Scope and Contents

This collection includes reports, correspondence, assorted publications, and other materials and from Dr. O.T. Richardson in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1919 to 1975 regarding his administrative duties at Ball State University, and his involvement with other higher education organizations.


  • 1919-1975

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Separated materials are restricted. Contact the repository for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical Note

Dr. O.T. Richardson received his bachelor's degree in 1935 from State Teachers College in Moorhead, Minnesota; his master's degree in 1942 from the University of Denver; and his Ph.D. in 1946 from the University of Chicago. He first joined the administrative staff at Ball State University in January 1947 as dean of student affairs, and held this position until his departure in September 1952.

Between 1952 and 1964, Dr. Richardson continued his work in higher education as associate director for the Graduate Institute of Education at Washinton University in St. Louis, Missouri, except for one year spent as resident director of the Survey of Higher Education for the State of Michigan from 1956 to 1957. He also served as a member of the National Education Association's Conference Planning Commission from 1959 to 1960, and as a member of the American Council of Education's Committee on Instruction and Evaluation from 1961 to 1962,

In 1964, Dr. Richardson returned to Ball State as dean of instructional services. In this position, he directed summer programs, and supervised university extended services, the office of research, the library, and examination evaluation schedules. Dr. Richardson also served several terms as president of the Speech and Hearing Foundation of the Exchange Clubs of Indiana, and on March 3, 1970 he participated in a Round-the-World Seminar in Higher Education. Dr. Richardson retired from Ball State in 1975.

(Information taken from Dr. Orvin T. Richardson Biographical Information from Ball State University's News Bureau, 1970/03/05.)


8.3 Cubic Feet (9 Boxes)


Arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Inter-collegiate organization records

Series 2: Departmental reports

Series 3: Correspondence

Series 4: Program and event records

Series 5: Student and faculty records


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

EAD finding aid created 2012 June by Lisa Barney.

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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