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Peter Austin papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS-053

Scope and Contents

This collection includes supply lists and catalogs for electrical supplies, hardware and industrial merchandise (1900-1945), subject files on Muncie organizations such as the Masons and the Elks Lodge, newspapers from World War II, and maps of Muncie and the vicinity.


  • Creation: 1904-1970

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

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

Peter Austin (1878-1970) was the founder of Austin Brothers Machine Shop, which he started in 1909 at 910 W. 1st Street.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 box)


This collection is arranged by subject.


No further additions are expected.

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:

PSC.015: Peter Austin photographs, 1900-1954

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1994/03/31 by J. Richards. EAD finding aid created 2011/05/4 by Helen Boyer. EAD finding aid revised 2011/05/05 by Bethany Fiechter.

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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