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Muncie Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Identifier: MSS-394

Scope and Contents

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Muncie, Indiana Collection consists of maps depicting the commercial, industrial, and residential sections of the city from 1883 through 1965.


  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1883, 1887, 1889, 1892, 1896, 1902, 1911, 1954, 1965

Conditions Governing Use

Ball State University Libraries Archives and Special Collections staff have determined that to the best of our knowledge, that some of the materials in this collection are in the public domain under the laws of the United States. No permission is necessary to use or reproduce materials in the public domain.

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.

In cases where the University holds copyright to collection materials, staff must grant written permission for most commercial uses of the collection. Staff will not grant permission in cases where copyright is owned by other individuals or organizations.

Biographical / Historical

The maps were produced by the Sanborn Map Company to assist fire insurance agents in determining the degree of hazard and establish premiums for particular properties. "Sanborn", "Sanborn Map", "Sanborn Map Company", and "Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps" are recognized trademarks of the Sanborn Map Company, a subsidiary of Environmental Data Resources, Inc. (EDR).


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Processing Information

Processed by Rebecca Marangelli on 2021-09-22.

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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