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National Organization for Women, Muncie Chapter records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-117

Scope and Contents

This collection includes organizational records and scrapbooks from the National Organization for Women in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1970 to 1990 regarding the organization`s members and activities.


  • 1970-1990

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.

Administrative History

The Muncie-Delaware County Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) was the first chartered in Indiana. It was organized in 1970 by Betty Newcomb and Virginia Jackson-Adams. NOW’s purpose is, "to take action to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society, NOW, exercising all the privileges and responsibilities thereof in truly equal partnership with men." The Muncie-Delaware County Chapter campaigned actively for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment and championed a variety of local and national women's issues.


2 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)


This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Organizational records, 1972-1990

Series 2: Scrapbooks, 1970-1979

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Sarah Groves, for Muncie-Delaware County National Organization for Women on 1990/10/26 and Cynthia DeHart on 1993/06/15.


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:

MSS.068: League of Women Voters records

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1994/04/25 by M. Sears. Finding aid revised 1994/04/07 by J. Richards. FInding aid revised 2006/11/01 by Jane E. Gastineau. EAD finding aid created 2011/05/02 by Bethany Fiechter.

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Stoeckel Archives of Local History Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA