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Geneva Gwin papers

Identifier: MSS-060

Scope and Contents

This collection includes documents related to Geneva Gwin’s leisure activities and Forrest Gwin’s employment at Ball Corporation in Muncie, Indiana from 1924-1970. Also included are a number of business transactions pertaining to Mr. Fred F. Crossfield, possibly Geneva Gwin’s first husband.


  • 1924-1970

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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

Geneva "Eva" Fern Careins Gwin was born outside of Delaware County, Indiana on June 16, 1897. In 1917 both Eva Careins and her future husband, Forrest Gwin were students at Muncie Business College in Muncie, Indiana. The couple married on June 16, 1920 on Eva’s twenty-third birthday. They lived in Muncie until Eva died in an Indianapolis hospital on Oct. 27, 1949 at the age of fifty-two.

The Gwins led active lives in Muncie. Forrest worked in various positions for the Indiana General Service Company and by 1947 was working for the Ball Corporation. He was a member of the Muncie Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and served as its Treasurer during the fraternity’s centennial in 1949 and was a delegate to the Indiana Republican Convention in 1950. Eva Gwin was active in the Entre Nous Club, a Muncie women’s club organized in 1909.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged alphabetically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from B. Nye on 1982/09/01.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1991/04/17 by K. Dean. Finding aid completed 1991/04/17 by K. Dean. Finding aid revised 1994/02/25 by M. Sears. Finding aid revised 1999/02/10 by R. Garlitz. EAD finding aid completed 2009/10/29 by Maren L. Read. EAD finding aid revised 2013/07/31 by Leslie Nellis.

Geneva Gwin papers
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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