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Indiana Sesquicentennial manuscript and copying project records

Identifier: MSS-048

Scope and Contents

The collection contains 150 papers, diaries, business records, journals, account books, sermons, speeches, and other miscellaneous items from both individuals and families in Indiana from 1786 to 1976.


  • Creation: 1786-1976

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

The Indiana Sesquicentennial manuscript and copying project was an effort in 1966 to collect and copy all manuscripts relating to 150 years of historical development in Indiana. As one of several cooperating libraries across the state, Ball State University was selected to hold a portion of these copies.


2.4 Cubic Feet (6 boxes)

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This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Indiana Sesquicentennial manuscript and project copying records, 1786-1976

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1994/02/18 by M. Sears. EAD finding aid created 2012/10/01 by Julie Hausknecht. EAD finding aid revised 2012/10/30 by Bethany Fiechter.

Indiana Sesquicentennial manuscript and copying project records
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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