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Elizabeth J. Glenn papers

Identifier: RG-04-01-40

Scope and Contents

This collection includes research and legal papers, documents, personal papers, maps, photocopies of archival documents, and books from Elizabeth Glenn ranging from 1809 to 2000 regarding anthropology and Miami Indian nation history.


  • 1634-2000

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Elizabeth J. Glenn was a Professor of Anthropology at Ball State University for 30 years and retired from the University in 1997. Dr. Glenn was especially active in the study of Native Americans and was closely involved with the Miami Nation and its lawsuit for Federal recognition of the Miami Nation of Indians. Dr. Glenn was also involved in general anthropological and archaeological research. Glenn authored "The Native Americans," published by the Indiana Historical Society Press in 2009 and served as advisor to multiple graduate student theses.


36 Cubic Feet


The collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Miami Nation documents

Subseries 1.1: Federal Recognition and Lawsuit documents

Subseries 1.2: Genealogical research files

Subseries 1.3: Miami Nation research files

Series 2: General Anthropology research documents

Subseries 2.1: Ethnohistory research files

Subseries 2.2: Anthropology research files

Subseries 2.3: Professional papers

Series 3: Ball State University Department of Anthropology records

Subseries 3.1: Administrative records

Subseries 3.2: Instructional records

Series 4: Personal papers

Series 5: Books

Series 6: Oversize materials

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Elizabeth Glenn's estate on 2011/03/11.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2013/04/05 by Felicia McConnell and Nicole Griffets.

Elizabeth J. Glenn papers
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Language of description note
English and French

Repository Details

Part of the Ball State University Archives Repository

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