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Department of Geography and Geology records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA-029

Scope and Contents

This collection includes brochures, newspaper articles, planning documents, and publications from the Ball State Department of Geography and Geology dating from 1925 to 1981.


  • Creation: 1923-1925, 1964-1981

Conditions Governing Access

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

Previously part of the Science Department, Geography and Geology became its own department shortly after Ball State Teachers College made the transition to Ball State University in 1965. The Department of Geography and Geology offered coursework for students to obtain majors or minors in Geography, Geology, and Earth Science. The department also operated the University Weather Station located in the Life Science Building. On October 1, 1981, Geology split from Geography, creating two separate departments: Department of Geology and Department of Geography. In 2018, the Department of Geology merged with several other programs on campus to become the Department of Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources. Geography currently remains its own department.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 archival letter box)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Related Materials

Due to previous department organizational structures, the following collections may also be of interest:

Department of Geology records (UA.030) Department of Geography records (UA.031) Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management records (UA.005)

UA Restructuring

Materials from RG.14.08.01 were pulled to create UA.029.

Department of Geography and Geology records
Collection reprocessed by Mindy Shull.
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