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School of Continuing Education records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG-18-03-00

Scope and Contents

This collection includes annual reports, subject files, and brochure materials from the Ball State University School of Continuing Education ranging from 1947-1991.


  • Creation: 1947-1991

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note / Historical Note / Administrative History

The Office of Continuing Education was originally named the Office of Extended Services in 1947. The original purpose of the office was to promote and develop programs for learning for summer, evening, and off-campus classes directed toward non-traditional and adult students. With the expansion of Ball State the mission was broadened and the department renamed the Office of Continuing Education in the 1972/1973 academic year. The expanded department's mission was to expand the quantity and diversity of continuing education programs at Ball State University in conjunction with the University's many academic departments. Today, the department has transformed into the Office of Online and Distance Education and serves students on a national and international scale.


17.8 Cubic Feet (20 Boxes)


Arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Annual Reports, 1947-1991

Series 2: Grissom Air Force Base Files, 1965-1971

Series 3: School Services Files, 1958-1968

Series 4: Subject Files, 1953-1984

Series 5: Community Education Development Records, 1972-1993

Series 6: Correspondence and Related Materials, 1974-1990

Series 7: Brochures, Programs, and Booklets, 1955-1992

Series 8: Administrative records, 1966-1993

Series 9: Historical Information, 1987-1993

Series 10: Minnetrista Center records, 1977-1991

Series 11: Publications, 1959-2000

Series 12: Fort Wayne Office of Extended Services Records, 1969-1987

School of Continuing Education records
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