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School of Nursing records

Identifier: RG-22-09-04

Scope and Contents

This collection includes documents from the Ball State School of Nursing in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1931 to 2013.

Course materials and curriculum include various syllabi, course materials, projects, tests, assignments, calendars, clinical rotation materials, and lectures from courses taught in the School of Nursing.

Committee records include various committee minutes, baccalaureate curriculum committee minutes, and faculty organization minutes.

Reports include descriptive reports, evaluation reports, progress reports, annual reports, self study reports, and accreditation reports.

Handbooks include student handbooks, baccalaureate nursing program handbooks, faculty handbooks, and graduate program handbooks.

Scrapbooks and Photographs include two scrapbooks from the School of Nursing, and photograph portraits of the graduating baccalaureate classes.

Course descriptions and course materials include various syllabi, course materials, projects, tests, assignments, calendars, clinical rotation materials, and lectures from courses taught in the School of Nursing.

Handbooks, bylaws and policies include student handbooks, associate and baccalaureate program handbooks, nursing association bylaws and policies.

Accreditation reports and materials include correspondence, reports, reviews, and questionnaires related to accreditation.

National League for Nursing materials include correspondence, descriptive reports, accreditation materials and visit reports, and other printed materials.

Contracts include nursing department contracts with hospitals, agencies, religious affiliations and other organizations and people.

Meeting minutes and committee records include council meeting minutes, masters, and baccalaureate curriculum meeting minutes, and BSNA meeting minutes.

Publications and corresponedence includes surveys, newsletters, certificates, brochures, invitations, and correspondence.

Certificates and item lists contains academic certificates, invoices, requisitions and other equipment documents.

Scrapbooks and photographs includes scrapbooks, photo albums, photographs of home visits, individual nurses, associate and baccalaureate class photographs, and Partnership in Nursing Education (PNE) photographs.

Nursing Alumni Records include the meeting minutes and correspondence of the Nursing Alumni Association.


  • Creation: 1931-2013

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.


28.2 Cubic Feet (34 boxes)

7.9 Megabytes (66 born-digital files (.doc, .docx, .jpg, .pdf, .pub, and .pptx files))


This collection is arranged chronologically and by subject within the following series:

Series 1: Course Materials and Curriculum, 1981-2005

Series 2: Committee Records, 1974-2005

Series 3: Accredidation, Descriptive, Progress and Evaluation Reports, 1968-2007

Series 4: Handbooks, 1998-2006

Series 5: Scrapbooks and Photographs, 1931-2008

Series 6: National League for Nursing materials, 1950-2012

Series 7: Contracts, 1991-2005

Series 8: Publications and correspondence, 1914-2009

Series 9: Certificates and item lists, 1917-2011

Series 10: Nursing monographs and writings, 1930-1965

Series 11: Nursing Alumni Records, 1908-1998

Series 12: Student Nursing Association electronic files, 2007-2013

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a records transfer on 2011/04/20 and 2011/05/24.


The repository continues to add materials to this collection on a regular basis.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2011/06/24 by Elizabeth Rasberry. EAD finding aid created 2011/06/28 by Elizabeth Rasberry. Collection addition processing completed 2014/01/30 by Julie Hausknecht. EAD finding aid created 2014/02/20 by Julie Hausknecht.

AT information edited by Tom Lutholtz (series combined and renumbered) 2014/05/05.

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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