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Paul Zedekar family correspondence

Identifier: MSS-396

Content Description

This collection includes correspondence and postcards between Paul Zedekar and numerous family members and acquiatances. Some correspondence include newspaper clippings, High Street Methodist Church programs, photographs, stamps, and fabric samples. Ranging from 1959-1987 the correspondence document his service in the Chanute, Illinois Air Force base and Minot, North Dakota Air Force base.


  • Creation: 1959 - 1987

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Paul Zedekar was born on July 15, 1941 in Muncie, Indiana to Huelda and James Zedekar. His mother worked part time in the Bursar Office at IU and was a private secretary for Dr. Noyer from 1927-1931. For the High Street Methodist Church, she worked as the receptionist, played piano in the nursery, and was the telephone chairman for WSCS. She also was active in Tri Kappa and Halcyon Club. To earn money on the side, she would type letters for her clients. His father, James Zedekar, was the principal for Emerson Elementary in the 1950’s and was also highly involved in the community. He was a part of the Kiwanis committee, coached volleyball, and was the President of the Alumni Association for Ball State University.

Paul graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1959 and immediately enlisted in the Air Force. He was stationed in Chanute, Illinois for training until 1960 where he was then stationed at the Minot, North Dakota Air Force Base. While in the Air Force, he was promoted to airman second class and Chief Clerk for the post office on base. He finished his service term in 1963. In the fall of 1963, he enrolled at Ball State University and majored in business. He had a sister, Nancy Ann Zedekar, who graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1963 and then enrolled at Ball State University in the fall of that year.

Paul married his wife Wanda and had two children with her, Michael and Michele. Wanda was a florist and owned a flower shop called Perishings. Paul worked at WERK FM, and is the president for the Kiwanis Club which collects donations for Riley’s Children’s Hospitals, scholarships for Muncie students, and ecoREHAB.


4 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)

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Custodial History

This collection was received as a donation by Paul Zedekar on 2018-06-14.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022-05-12 by Reece Malchow. Finding aid published by Lindsey 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