Ball State University Alumni Association printed ephemera and records
Scope and Contents
This collection includes brochures, booklets, newsletters, letters, memoranda, and calendars from the Ball State University Alumni Association in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1926 to 2000 regarding alumni activities.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Ball State University, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.
The Ball State University Alumni Association was founded when the first class of the Indiana State Normal School, Eastern Division graduated in 1919. This group functioned until 1926 when a more formal organization, presided by R. Nelson Snider. The Alumni Association evolved from its informal beginnings to a dues-paying organization in 1939. Since 1954 the organization has effectively incorporated an annual alumni fund into its structure, replacing the dues-paying system.
The Alumni Association has been a national leader in its involvement with student campus leaders. It has successfully sponsored homecomings to include an array of activities supported by more than 400 student volunteers. In 1965, the Alumni Association sponsored the founding of the Ball State Student Foundation, and in 1985 the group organized the Student Alumni Relations Team (St.A.R.T.).
3.5 Cubic Feet (5 Boxes)
Language of Materials
This collection is arranged chronologically within the following subseries:
Subseries 1: Ball State University Alumni Association printed ephemera, 1964-1984
Subseries 2: Ball State University Alumni Association records, 1926-2000
Subseries 3: Ball State University Alumni Association calendars, 1993-2000
Subseries 4: Regional Alumni Club Records, 1974-1998
Subseries 5: Alumni Association News Releases, 1979-1990
Subseries 6: Black Alumni Association records, 1981-1992
Subseries 7: Alumnus Honor Rolls, 1964-1982
Subseries 8: Alumni Association Photographs, Undated
This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a records transfer from the Ball State University Alumni Association.
No further additions are expected.
Collection processing completed 2009/10/09 by Abby Foltz. EAD finding aid created 2009/10/09 by Abby Foltz.
- Alumni and alumnae Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Calendars Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Financial records Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Membership cards Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Muncie (Ind.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Publications Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Ball State University Alumni Association Printed Ephemera and Records
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Part of the Ball State University Archives Repository
Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA