Althea Stoeckel papers
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Stoeckel used the documents in her history classes, saying, "What better method of showing students that these early residents were not heroes, but ordinary people dealing with their problems. The past becomes more real...and students see that history is made up of the average man as well as the great."
Stoeckel received her bachelor's degree from Shurtleff College, and two master's degrees and a doctor of philosophy degree from the University of Illinois. She taught at Eureka College and Marshall University before arriving at Ball State. She was a member of the American, Indiana, and Illinois Historical Associations, a member of the board of directors of the Delaware County Historical Society, Organization of American Historians, Association of State and Local Historians, Phi Alpha Theta history honorary, and Alpha Phi sorority. She served as president of the Ball State chapter of the American Association of University Professors in 1965. A specialist in American revolutionary war history, Stoeckel chaired the Indiana American Revolution Bicentennial Committee at Ball State. She also chaired the Muncie Heritage '76 Committee and worked with the Daughters of the American Revolution to plan activities for the "Honor America" program.
Stoeckel began donating several documents from her work in the early 1970's. After her death, history department chair Morton Rosenberg donated papers from her office which included correspondence, talks and papers, committee papers, subject files, pamphlets and short histories, and numerous student papers.
2.3 Cubic Feet (7 boxes)
Series 1: Administrative Files, 1958-1979
Series 2: Pamphlet Files, 1929-1968
Series 3: Subject Files, 1800-1971
- Althea Stoeckel papers
- Maren Read
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Part of the Stoeckel Archives of Local History Repository
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