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Everett W. Ferrill papers

Identifier: MSS-040

Scope and Contents

The collection contains scrapbooks from the 1955 Delaware County Economic Conference sponsored by the United Auto Workers and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (UAW-CIO) and the 1958-1959 Surplus Food Program. Also includes photographs of union strikes and photographs of prominent politicians campaigning in Indiana, including Lyndon B. Johnson and John F. Kennedy.


  • 1955-1959

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

Everett W. Ferrill, a professor of European history, came to Ball State University in 1946 after earning his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois that same year. In his thirty-four years of service at Ball State, Dr. Ferrill served in a variety of positions. From 1965 to 1972, he was chairman of the history department. He also served on the Graduate Council and the National Board of Graduate Education. In 1976, Ferrill received the outstanding faculty service award.

Dr. Ferrill was an active participant in campus and community government. For thirty-two of his thirty-four years at Ball State, he served in some form of faculty government, including the Faculty Advisory Council and the University Senate. During the 1962-63 school year, Ferrill was elected president of the University Senate. He also organized the Young Democrats and Young Republicans at Ball State during the 1946-47 school year. In addition to being a precinct committeeman, Ferrill served on the Muncie city council for eight years.

Along with his participation in local government, Dr. Ferrill played a leading role in many community organizations. He served as president of the Delaware County National Foundation of Infantile Paralysis, Delaware County Red Cross, Indiana Academy of Social Sciences, and as chairman of the March of Dimes. In 1980, Ferrill retired and moved with his wife Mary to southern Illinois near the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 box)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Dr. Everett W. Ferrill on 1980/02/04.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1991/04/17 by K. Dean. EAD finding aid created 2012/10/01 by Julie Hausknecht. EAD finding aid revised 2012/11/02 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