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Department of Biology records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA-028

Scope and Contents

This collection includes publications, class descriptions, accreditation materials, departmental slides, planning documents, historical information, and correspondence from the Department of Biology at Ball State University ranging from 1939 to 2006.

Some items from this collection have been digitized and made accessible through the Digital Media Repository. (Click digital object link in red box to access.)


  • 1939 - 2006

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.


The Department of Biology was formerly under the general Department of Science until 1965 when Ball State University transitioned from the Ball State Teachers College. The Department of Biology is now one of the largest departments in the College of Science and Humanities, offering numerous academic programs and degree options.


4.5 Cubic Feet (4 archival letter boxes, 1 thin archival letter box, 16 long slide boxes, and 1 small slide box)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged into the following series: Series 1: Administrative records Series 2: Publications and printed ephemera Series 3: Photographs and audiovisual materials Series 4: Slides

Processing Information

EAD finding aid created 2012/09/26 by Gil Zajicek. EAD finding aid updated 2020-03-11 by Jordan Forbes.

UA Restructuring

RG.14.03.01 and RG.14.03.03 were combined with new materials to create UA.028.

  • Biology Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Department of Biology records
Collection reprocessed by Jordan Forbes.
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