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M. Ellen Lacey papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG-04-01-42

Scope and Contents

This collection includes materials documenting the field of Home Economics and its history, Ball State University history, and Muncie and Delaware County history ranging from 1963 to 2007.


  • Creation: 1963-2007

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

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 / Historical Note / Administrative History

Margaret Ellen Lacey earned a B.S. in home economics from Purdue University in 1955 and her M.A. in home economics from Ball State Teachers College in 1959. Beginning in 1959, she joined the Ball State faculty as Instructor of Home Economics and was later promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor. She remained at Ball State until her retirement in 1995.

During her career, Lacey served as the director of the home management houses for thirty years. During her career, she was actively involved with both the American and Indiana Home Economics Associations, and received the Honor Award from the Indiana Home Economics Association in 1977.


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Arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Home Economics documents, 1963-1985

Series 2: Ball State University history documents, 1968-2007

Series 3: Muncie and Delaware County history documents, 1975-2006

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation OR gift from M. Ellen Lacey on 2012/11/02.

M. Ellen Lacey papers, 1963-2007
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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