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J. H. Wysor Estate, Inc. records

Identifier: MSS-047

Scope and Contents

This collection includes treasurer`s reports, minutes, account books, daybooks, receipts, account files, legal documents, newspaper clippings, photographs, and drawing plans from J. H. Wysor Estate Inc. in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1905 to 1972 regarding the company and its activities.


  • 1905-1972

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

Jacob Henry Wysor was a prominent Muncie businessman who accumulated nearly $500,000 through his real estate interests, a trip to California during the Gold Rush, and various business ventures. Wysor died January 18, 1905, at the age of 85. That same year the company was founded, J.H. Wysor Estate, Inc., built the J. H. Wysor Building in his honor. The company continued dealing in real estate until 1963, when its focus shifted to furniture.


1.5 Cubic Feet (4 boxes, 1 folder, and 1 oversize folder)

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This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1: J. H. Wysor Estate, Inc. minutes, 1932-1961

Series 2: J. H. Wysor Estate, Inc. financial records, 1905-1972

Series 3: J. H. Wysor Estate, Inc. legal records, 1907-1963

Series 4: J. H. Wysor Estate, Inc. newspaper clippings, 1968-1970

Series 5: J. H. Wysor Estate, Inc. architectural drawings, undated

Series 6: J. H. Wysor Estate, Inc. building photograph, 1970

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from William Frazier on 1980/11/21.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1994/02/18 by M. Sears. EAD finding aid created 2011/05/09 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid revised 2012/04/05 by Lisa Barney. EAD finding aid revised 2012/05/24 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