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Ronald V. Morris papers

Identifier: RG-04-01-31

Scope and Contents

This collection includes records, 35mm slides, and audiocassettes from Ronald V. Morris in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1988 to 2013 regarding the Ohio River Teacher American History Project, United States history, and Social Studies Education.The personal documents and correspondence addition includes personal correspondence, holiday cards, awards and histories and personal invitations.


  • Creation: 1862-2013

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Literary rights, including copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections. The publisher must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical Note

Ronald Vaughan Morris was born on August 19, 1963 in Beech Grove, Indiana. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Indianapolis in Elementary Education in 1986. Upon graduation, Morris worked as an elementary school teacher in the Metropolitan School District of Perry Township in Indianapolis until 1994. During his tenure as an elementary school teacher, Dr. Morris earned a Master of Science degree from Purdue University in Educational Psychology, focusing on Gifted Education. In 1994, Morris stopped teaching and returned to school full time, serving as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Purdue University while pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction, focusing on Social Studies Education.

Dr. Morris began his career in academia at Texas Tech University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 1997. In August 2002, Morris returned to Indiana and went to work at Ball State University as an Assistant Professor in the History Department. Two years later Morris was promoted to Associate Professor.

In addition to his many scholarly achievements, Dr. Morris has worked on several special projects. As the Fall 2004 Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry Fellow, he organized The Traces and Trails: Wayne County Intersections project which resulted in a traveling exhibition, five traveling artifact and primary source trunks, and an 80 page exhibition catalog. From 2005 to 2008, Morris served as the Primary Investigator on the Ohio River Teacher American History Project, which was a $500,000 grant supported by the U.S. Department of Education.


3.6 Cubic Feet (8 Boxes)

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This collection is arranged by subject and chronologically.

Arranged in the following series:

Series 1: The Ohio River Teaching American History Project Records, 2005-2008

Series 2: American History Teaching Slides, 1862-1992

Series 3: Correspondence and Student Work, 1982-1999

Series 4: Articles and Publications, 1985-1998

Series 5: Letters of Recommendation and Appreciation, 1988-2001

Series 6: Awards, Personal Information and Projects, 1984-1994

Series 7: Student project audio cassettes, undated

Series 8: Social studies education photographs and slides, 1986-2004

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Ronald V. Morris.


Additions expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2009/03/27 by Carolyn F. Runyon. EAD finding aid completed 2009/03/27 by Carolyn F. Runyon. Collection addition processing completed 2014/04/14 by Julie Hausknecht. EAD addition finding aid completed 2014/04/14 by Julie Hausknecht. Social Studies Education Photographs and Slides addition processed by Ashley Purvis and completed on 2016/11/15.

Series edited and reorganized by Tom Lutholtz 2014/05/06. Series edited and reorganized by Randi Beem 2016/11/16.

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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