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Riverside and Normal City project records

Identifier: MSS-019

Scope and Contents

The collections includes a project syllabus, newspaper clippings, working papers, a general history, lists of residents in Riverside and Normal City, plat map, notice of incorporation, and address cards dating from 1977.


  • Creation: 1881-1977

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.

Historical Note

Dr. Andrew Seager assigned his ARCH 222 students to complete a research project on the Normal City and Riverside neighborhoods. The students were expected to study topics, including land use, architecture, population, public transit, public utilities, legal history, business history, public lands, and commentary. For the first phase of the project, the students collected data, making sure it was accurate and correctly cited. The second part of the project was interpretation of the data. The students revealed what they learned about their study area, the area around it, and the city as a whole.


0.3 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

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This collection is arranged alphabetically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1994/04/01 by M. Sears. Collection processing revised 2004/04/22 by J. Mullins and 1994/03/29 by J. Richards. EAD finding aid created 2012/07/01 by Julie Hausknecht. EAD finding aid revised 2012/08/28 by Bethany Fiechter.

Riverside and Normal City project records
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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