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Eastern Indiana Library Services Authority records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS-128

Scope and Contents

This collection includes brochures, budgets, bylaws, contracts, correspondence, directories, forms, grant applications, guides, agreements, legislative records, minutes, news releases, publications, plans, and procedures from the Eastern Indiana Library Services Authority in Indiana ranging from 1973 to 1992 regarding the organization`s activities in the State of Indiana.


  • Creation: 1973-1992

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

Indiana's nine Area Library Services Authorities (ALSAs) are regional networks with members of all types and sizes of libraries: academic, public, school and special. Because each ALSA works locally with its member libraries, it is possible to respond to the needs of the community and provide services vital to member libraries. This in turn provides better library service to the citizens of Indiana. Individual libraries participate in the resource sharing activites of their ALSAs on a voluntary basis and retain local autonomy. ALSAs are established under the provision of the Library Services Authority Act of 1967.

The ALSAs provide several basic services including interlibrary loan, reference referral, library staff development, consultation, audio-visual equipment borrowing, delivery service, cooperative purchasing, and a state wide reading program.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 box)


This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1994/04/25 by M. Sears. Finding aid revised 1994/04/25 by M. Sears. EAD finding aid created 2011/04/28 by Bethany Fiechter.

Eastern Indiana Library Services Authority 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