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John Rouse papers and video recordings

Identifier: RG-04-01-46

Scope and Contents

This collection includes materials spanning from 1959 to 2015. It includes published and unpublished writings on political science and public administration, correspondence, and teaching materials from John Rouse, political science professor at Ball State University. It also includes materials relating to his PhD work, photographs, and personal papers; as well as video recordings relating to sports, public policy, and episodes of his local television show, "Public Affairs Roundtable."


  • Creation: 1959-2015

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

John Rouse is a professor in the Department of Political Science at Ball State University. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in public administration, American government and politics, and organizational theory. He holds a B.A. from Furman University, and M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Rouse has been an Op-ed contributor to The Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor. Dr. Rouse was a candidate for the Muncie City Council in 1995. He has been a columnist for the Sunday Editorial page of The Muncie Star and served as the Producer-Commentator for a weekly Indiana public affairs radio-television program on WIPB.


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This collection is arranged in the following series and subseries:

Series 1: John Rouse writings, 1967-2013

Subseries 1.1: Newspaper columns, 1983-2007

Subseries 1.2: Academic publications, 1972-2013

Subseries 1.3: Unpublished materials, 1967-2007

Series 2: John Rouse correspondence and personal papers, 1959-2012

Series 3: Teaching materials, 1974-2012

Series 4: Department of Housing and Urban Development and PhD Materials, 1967-1981

Series 5: Photographs and Campaign Pins, 1959-2001

Series 6: Video Recordings

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from John Rouse in 2014.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/05/27 by Ryan Frick.

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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