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The Facing Project collection

Identifier: MSS-382

Content Description

This collection includes five books from the Facing Project headquartered in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 2017 to 2018. The books include stories about LGBTQ individuals, teachers, citizens of Muncie, racism, and unity in diversity.


  • Creation: 2018

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Administrative History

The Facing Project is a nonprofit organization co-founded by writers Kelsey Timmerman and J.R. Jamison.  Jamison and Timmerman wanted to bring awareness to national issues such as racism, addiction, poverty, homophobia, disabilities, etc. by creating a collection of stories that reflect the everyday struggles of individuals living these realities.  These stories create a collective experience that brings attention to communities that otherwise have little exposure in media.

In order to create their story collections, the Facing Project writers meet one-on-one with citizens "who are facing life circumstances that deserve to be shared to better educate the broader community".  After the individual shares their story, the writer creates a first-person narrative that describes the individual's experience.  These stories are published into collections of short stories and are sometimes adapted into theater productions or monologues.


1 Cubic Feet (1 box)

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Custodial History

Facing Racism was received by the Archives and Special Collections as a donation on 2016/11/21. The four other books were received as a donation from J.R. Jamison on 2018/09/05.


Further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/01/17 by Lindsey M. Vesperry.

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Repository Details

Part of the Stoeckel Archives of Local History Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA