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Muncie Mission Auxiliary records and photographs

Identifier: MSS-118

Scope and Contents

This collection includes annual reports, bank statements, financial records, minutes, newsletters, and scrapbooks from the Muncie Mission Auxiliary and the Women’s Auxiliary of the Muncie Mission from 1952-1992. It also has some membership cards and rules and bylaws. It also includes photographs of Auxiliary members.


  • 1937-1992

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. Series 2 is temporarily restricted pending review.

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.

Administrative History

The Muncie Mission was founded in October 1930 by Reverend Eddie Thomas in Muncie, Indiana in a building donated by the First Baptist Church. The Reverend Eddie Thomas founded the Mission to help men left destitute and bewildered by the economic depression of the 1930s. In addition to providing meals, the Mission also provided chapel services, singing, and opportunities for people to share their experiences. The Mission has expanded to provide numerous services, including shelter for the homeless and job programs in East Central Indiana. They also operate several thrift stores with all proceeds going to fund programming.


1.9 Cubic Feet (6 boxes and 1 folder)

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Arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Records, 1959-1988

Series 2: Financial Records, 1952-1990

Series 3: Minutes, 1964-1992

Series 4: Membership Records, 1966-1985

Series 5: Scrapbooks, 1937-1984

Series 6: Photographs, undated

Series 7: Muncie Mission Auxiliary website archive, 2019-

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Ruth Hillman on 1990/09/27. Additions were received on 1992/08/15.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised 2007/03/20 by Jennifer Grey. Finding aid revised 2007/07/06 by Maren L. Read. EAD finding aid completed 2009/09/30 by Maren L. Read. EAD finding aid revised 2013/08/01 by Leslie Nellis.

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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