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George H. Koons papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS-025

Scope and Contents

This collection includes personal and business correspondence, Muncie Board of Public Safety documents, a city ordinance regarding jitney busses, and miscellaneous material from George H. Koons in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1904 to 1926 regarding his activities.


  • Creation: 1904-1926

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

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

George H. Koons, Jr., was the son of George H. Koons and Josinah Hickman Koons. He was born in Muncie on February 23, 1886. After graduating from Muncie High School in 1905, Koons attended Indiana University for two years. His studies there prepared him for law school at George Washington University, from which he graduated in 1909. He practiced law with his father at 312 Wysor Street in Muncie. The elder Koons had previously served as judge of the Delaware County Circuit Court (1892-98) and as president of the Muncie Bar Association (1906-07). When he died in 1919, George, Jr., continued practicing law at the Wysor Street Office. In 1922, he was elected president of the Muncie Bar Association.

George H. Koons, Jr., was a member of the Republican Party, the Kiwanis Club, and was affiliated with the college fraternities of Phi Gamma Delta and Phi Delta Phi. He married Miriam B. Sterner on January 15, 1910, and the couple had two children, George Sterner and Helene Bauman Koons.

The collection was present in the Delaware County archives at the time when a professional archivist was first hired to oversee the holdings there. It is not known when the collection was donated nor by whom. However, it seems likely that Koons` children donated the materials.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 box)


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

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

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1994/02/18 by M. Sears. EAD finding aid created 2011/10/11 by Ashley Poynter. EAD finding aid revised 2011/10/11 Bethany Fiechter.

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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