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Ernest Parkison education collection

Identifier: MSS-031

Scope and Contents

Materials in this collection relate to Cowan High School and Muncie High School, local glass industries, and Muncie and Delaware County businesses and activities ranging from 1886-1979.


  • Creation: 1886-1979

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

Ernest V. Parkison was born September 17, 1914 in Delaware County. He was the son of Sara Belle Fuson Parkison and Mentor S. Parkison. Ernest grew up in Muncie and graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1932.

He was employed by Hemingray Glass Company and its successor, Owens-Illinois Glass Company until it ceased operations and he retired in 1972. His second career was at First Merchants Bank and then at Mutual Federal Bank until retirement in 1994.

Ernest had two children, a son, Thomas P. Parkison and a daughter, Patrician Lynn Parkison. His wife of 64 years, Mildred Marie (Armstrong) Parkison, passed away in 2000.

Ernest passed away November 12, 2007.


0.4 Cubic Feet (1 box, 1 folder)

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This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Parkison, Ernest records, 1888-1962

Series 2: Parkison, Ernest oversize materials, 1908 Mar.

Series 3: Parkison, Ernest photographs, circa 1885-1968

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Ernest Parkison on 1979/10/04; 1981/03/09; 1982/08/03; 1984/09/06.


No further additions are expected.

Existence and Location of Copies

Copies may be found in the following collections:

PSC.001 Ernest Parkison photographs can be found in the Ball State University Libraries' Digital Media Repository at

Related Archival Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie IN:

PSCCN.001: Ernest Parkison collection

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1994/03/13 by J. Richards. Collection processing revised J. Mullins 2004/04/22. Collection processing revised R. Miller 2007/11/19. EAD finding aid created 2012/07/01 by Julie Hausknecht. EAD finding aid revised 2012/08/29 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