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Ball State University bulletins and course catalogs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA-039

Scope and Contents

This collection includes bulletins, undergraduate and graduate course catalogs, and schedules of classes for Ball State University, formerly known as Indiana State Normal School, Eastern Division (1918-1922), Ball Teachers College (1922-1929), Ball State Teachers College (1929-1961), and Ball State College (1961-1965). This collection also includes several bulletins from Indiana State Normal School prior to the addition of the Muncie branch in 1918. Produced by the Office of Academic Systems, these publications provide information regarding the campus, academic departments, majors, minors, class offerings, and graduation requirements. Materials in this collection range in date from 1914 to 2012.

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  • Creation: 1914 - 2012

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.

Biographical / Historical

The Ball State University Office of Academic Systems, and its predecessor institutions, produced bulletins containing listings of course times, locations, and isntructors. Beginning with the Spring 2009 semester, the office started offering the Bulletin in online format only, discontinuing the practice of printing course schedules listings.

The Office of Academic Systems is responsible for the Degree Analysis Progress Report, the Automatic Course Transfer System, Undergraduate and Graduate Course Catalogs, the compilation of the Annual Master Schedule, the Facilities Management system, and the compilation of the Schedule of Classes.


13 Cubic Feet (18 Boxes (10 paige boxes, 6 archival letter boxes, 1 thin archival letter box, 1 oversize archival box))

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Arranged in the following subseries:

Series 1: Bulletins, 1914-2012

Series 2: Bulletin Briefs, 1976-1987

Series 3: Schedule of Classes, 1918-2007

Series 4: Supplemental Material, 1988

Related Materials

Related Materials: Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie IN:

UA.007 Office of Admissions records

RG.25.02.01 Ball State University Office of Academic Systems records

RG 25/02/03: Ball State University Academic Postings

UA Restructuring

RG.25.02.02, RG.25.02.04, and RG.25.02.05 were combined to create UA.039.

Ball State University bulletins and course catalogs
Collection reprocessed by Mindy Shull.
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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