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Herbert Pazol papers

Identifier: MSS-016

Scope and Contents

This collection includes AMVETS State Convention notes (1949, 1950, 1969), Delaware-Muncie Metropolitan Plan Commission annual reports (1968-1971), and Temple Beth-El Confirmation programs (1932, 1956, 1965). It also contains a Muncie Reds official scorebook (1950) and other miscellaneous documents. PSC.138 includes photographs of Temple-Beth El and Lou Costello. F.010 includes a 16mm film of the B’nai B’rith Fraternity New Year's Eve Party.


  • Creation: 1916-1978

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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.

Biographical Note

Herbert Pazol was a prominent local businessman and active member of the Muncie Community. In 1940, he started work as a salesman at Pazol's Jewelers, a downtown business operated by the Pazol family since 1920. He held a variety of positions within the business, including president, until his retirement in 1986.

Along with running a successful business, Pazol was heavily involved in community affairs. Following service in World War II, Pazol joined American Veterans of World War II and Korea (AMVETS), Muncie Post 12, where he served as post commander from 1949-1950. Pazol was active in the local B’nai B’rith chapter along with being a member of Temple Beth-El. He also served on the Delaware-Muncie Metropolitan Plan Commission in the late 1960s and early 1970s and as vice president of the 1978 Delaware County Historical Festival.


1 Cubic Feet (1 box, 1 folder, 1 16mm film)

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Arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Herbert Pazol papers, 1916-1978

Series 2: Herbert Pazol photographs, 1932-1942

Series 3: Herbert Pazol film, 1965

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Herbert Pazol on 1991/12/16. Additions were received on 1994/11/11 and 2002/12/13.


No further additions are expected.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital images from PSC.138 Herbert Pazol photographs can be found on the Ball State University Libraries' Digital Media Repository at

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:

R.063: Middletown Jewish oral histories audio recordings, 2002-2003

MSS.145: Temple Beth-El records, 1961-2007

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1994/04/04 by M. Sears. Finding aid created 1994/04/04 by M. Sears. Finding aid revised 1994/03/24 by J. Richards. Finding aid revised 1996/02/08 by M. Seelinger. Finding aid revised 2002/12/16 by Joan Dutour. Finding aid revised 2009/11/06 by Maren L. Read. EAD finding aid completed 2012/08/27 by Bethany Fiechter.

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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