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Sharley B. DeMotte scrapbooks

Identifier: RG-09-20-12

Scope and Contents

This collection includes scrapbooks from Sharley B. DeMotte, founder and director of the Ball State Teachers College News Bureau. The scrapbooks were compiled in Muncie, Indiana and range from 1925 to 1954 covering subjects such as academics, student activities, World War II, and the Student Army Training Corps.


  • Creation: 1925-1954

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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.

Biographical Note

Sharley Benson DeMotte (1889-1978) was a Ball State Teachers College professor of English and journalism as well as founder and director of the News Bureau from 1925 until her retirement in 1954.


5 Cubic Feet (5 Boxes)

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Arranged chronologically in the following subseries:

Subseries 1: Ball State University Newspaper Clippings scrapbooks

Subseries 2: Ball State University During World War II scrapbooks

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2009/11/17 by Carolyn F. Runyon. EAD finding aid created 2009/11/17 by Carolyn F. Runyon.

Sharley B. DeMotte Scrapbooks
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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