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Chester H. Curry alumnus records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RG-09-02-12

Scope and Contents

This collection includes sheet music, college publications, fraternity records, and a scrapbook from Chester Curry's time at Ball State Teachers College. Materials range from 1938 to 1997.


  • Creation: 1938-1997

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note / Historical Note / Administrative History

Born in New Castle, Mr. Curry served as an Air Force Captain during World War II. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Ball State University in music and math. He taught instrumental music at Kendallville and Coldwater High Schools until 1959, and was a member of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic until 1954. He entered Indiana University School of Optometry, in 1959 and practiced optometry in Fort Wayne from 1963 to 1990, during which time he was elected Indiana Optometric Association Optometrist of the Year, in 1978. In February of 2005, he was inducted into the Coldwater High School Music Hall of Fame. Other organizations included Downtown Kiwanis Club of Fort Wayne, China Burma India Veterans Association, Rotary Club of Coldwater, Mich., life member of American Optometric Association and member of First Presbyterian Church.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 box)


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Chester H. Curry alumnus records
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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