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Ralph B. Ross collection

Identifier: MSS-021

Scope and Contents

The content of this collection consists of the writings of Ralph B. Ross from the late 1920s through the early 1940s. They are letters to his mother Bessie L. Ross, undated journal entries, journal entries about specific topics and trips, and other titled essays.


  • Creation: 1927-1942

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.

Biographical Note

Ralph B. Ross was born in Muncie on December 10, 1905 to Ralph W. Ross and Bessie L. Blease Ross. A long-time Muncie resident, Ross was a civil engineer in Muncie at the Heuer Brothers Company and in 1970 for the Muncie Sanitary District. He was married to Annis Ross on May 15, 1934 in Corydon, Harrison County, Indiana. Annis eventually became the Deputy County Treasurer in 1980. They lived at 205 Meeks Avenue in Muncie. Ross passed away on June 30, 1972 at the age of 66 and is buried in Beech Grove Cemetery.


0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2000/10/11 by S. Reilly. EAD finding aid created 2012/02/01 by Julie Hausknecht. EAD finding aid revised 2012/06/19 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