Department of Modern Languages and Classics records
Scope and Contents
This collection includes brochures, planning documents, and a departmental history from the Ball State University Department of Modern Languages and Classics ranging from 1963 to 2015.
- Creation: 1963 - 2015
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
The Modern Languages and Classics department was formerly known as the Department of Foreign Languages. The department opened in 1899 when Ball State University was known as the Eastern Indiana Normal Univeristy. This Eastern Indiana Normal University would later become Ball's Teacher's College in 1926 and eventually Ball State University in 1965. During the early years of the department only French and Latin were offered. Later in 1931, German and Spanish were added. Russian and Portuguese were also added, but both were dropped by 1979. Today the majors offered by the department are: French, German, Japanese, Spanish, and Classical Cultures. The languages offered for minors by the department are: Chinese, French, Ancient Greek, Latin, German, Japanese, and Spanish.
0.3 Cubic Feet (1 archival letter box)
Language of Materials
This collection is arranged chronologically.
RG.14.30.01 was combined with new materials to create UA.026.
- Department of Modern Languages and Classics
- Collection reprocessed by Jordan Forbes.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
Part of the Ball State University Archives Repository
Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA