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Lloyd P. Nelson collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA-059

Scope and Contents

This collection includes awards given to Lloyd P. Nelson in honor of his service to Ball State University and other organizations to which he belonged. Materials range in date from 1976-1993.


  • 1976 - 1998

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Ball State University Libraries make every reasonable effort to provide accurate information regarding the copyright status of materials held by Archives and Special Collections. Patrons may scan items or request a reproduction of one or more items in the collection; however, it is the responsibility of the patron to evaluate whether or not the intended use complies with copyright law.

Biographical Note / Historical Note / Administrative History

Lloyd P. Nelson was born the youngest of six children to Carl Albin Nelson and Ellen Adeline (Anderson) Nelson on April 6, 1920 in Galesburg, IL. He graduated from Galesburg High School in 1938. On May 4, 1946, he married his wife, Ruth Mae (Noreen) Nelson in DeKalb, IL. She preceded him in death on February 13, 2002. Nelson served as a civilian instructor at Navy Pier in Chicago. He then served in the Pacific theater during World War II from 1942 to 1945 as a Lieutenant in the United States Coast Guard.

After the war, Nelson returned to the University of Illinois, his undergraduate alma mater, to complete Master's degrees and an Ed.D. He taught at Rantoul High School and the U of I Institute of Aviation during his studies. Nelson worked at Ball State University for 32 years before retiring in 1985. During that time he served in the Department of Industrial Arts (now Department of Technology). He was Chairman of the department from 1958 until his appointment in 1965 as the founding Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts. When that college was divided in 1982, he continued as Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Technology. Nelson was an active member of First Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School and served over the years as a deacon, trustee, and Church Moderator. He also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Northern Baptist Seminary for 28 years.


0.7 Cubic Feet (1 thin archival letter box and 1 oversize box)


This collection is arranged chronologically.

UA Restructuring

UA.059 was formerly RG.04.01.52.

Lloyd P. Nelson collection
Caelie McRobert
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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