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University Communications Presidents records

Identifier: RG-30-03-01.02

Scope and Contents

This collection includes awards, correspondence, manuscripts, news clippings, photographs, photographic negatives, press releases, programs, publications, reports, resumes, slides, and speeches from Public Information Services at Ball State University in Muncie, IN ranging from 1927 to 2004 regarding former presidents, former library board members, presidential portraits, administrative records, and Ball State University campus incidents.


  • 1945-2004

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.

Administrative History

University Marketing and Communications informs the shareholders and general public about Ball State University's developments, programs, and innovations. The bulk of this collection dates to Marie Frasier's tenure as the Director of Public Information Services from 1960-1987 but is not limited to it.


7 Cubic Feet


Arranged in the following series and subseries:

Series 1: Presidents

Subseries 1.1: Early Pressidents

Subseries 1.2: F.A.Z. Kumler, 1899-1902

Subseries 1.3: Michael D. Kelly, 1912-1917

Subseries 1.4: William Wood Parsons, 1918-1921

Subseries 1.5: Linnaeus Neal Hines, 1921-1924

Subseries 1.6: Benjamin J. Burris, 1924-1927

Subseries 1.7: L.A. Pittenger, 1927-1942

Subseries 1.8: W.E. Wagoner, 1943-1945

Subseries 1.9: John R. Emens, 1945-1968

Subseries 1.10: John J. Prius, 1968-1978

Subseries 1.11: Richard W. Burkhardt, 1978-1979

Subseries 1.12: Jerry Anderson, 1979-1981

Subseries 1.13: Robert P. Bell, 1981-1984

Subseries 1.14: John Worthen, 1984-2000

Subseries 1.15: Blaine A. Brownell, 2000-2004

Series 2: Board Members

Subseries 2.1: Alexander Bracken

Subseries 2.2: Frank Bracken

Series 3: Presidential Portraits

Series 4: Administrative Records

Series 5: Campus Incidents Files

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/02/23 by Alexis Robertson. EAD finding aid created YYYY/MM/DD by NAME. EAD finding aid revised YYYY/MM/DD by [FirstName LastName].

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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