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Rinker Center for International Programs records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA-010

Scope and Contents

This collection includes newsletters, scrapbooks, flyers, administrative records, and brochures from the Rinker Center for International Programs and its preceding organizations at Ball State University. There are also photographs from a 1989 trip to Asia, materials from Europe Year 1991-1992, and a variety of gifts from international students and universities.


  • 1950 - 2018

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 / Historical

The Rinker Center for International Programs was dedicated on October 23, 2006 as the Marshall E. Rinker Sr. Center for International Programs, honoring the philanthropist and founder of Rinker Materials Corporation, Marshall E. "Doc" Rinker Sr. The program is focused on the promotion of international teaching and learning on Ball State University's campus. This department supplies students with a variety of opportunities such as study abroad, international student academic advising, and academic engagement programs. Their support of global initiatives and partnerships with universities around the globe provide students with the chance to witness other cultures firsthand. These also provide international students with opportunities to study on Ball State's campus and experience a culture different than their own. This collection also houses materials that originated with previous international studies programs that existed at Ball State since the 1950s. These include the Office of International Affairs, the International Student Program, the Office of International Studies, the Institute of International Studies, and the Center for International Programs.


6.1 Cubic Feet (10 Boxes (1 thin letter archival box, 4 Paige record cartons, 3 small oversize archival boxes, and 2 medium oversize archival boxes); 1 oversize folder)


This collection is arranged into the following five series: 1) Administration records, 1950-1994 2) Publications, printed ephemera, and news articles, 1955-2018 3) Europe Year, 1991-1992 4) Asia trip materials, 1987-1989 5) International gifts, 1984-2010, undated 6) Scrapbooks, 1970-1991

UA Restructuring

The following collections were combined with new materials to create the UA.010 collection: RG.05.04.01 and RG.

Rinker Center for International Programs records
Additions added and collection reprocessed by Lucas Cauley.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Ball State University Archives Repository

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