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Mina McCormick Beckett diaries

Identifier: MSS-129

Scope and Contents

This collection includes the diaries of Mina McCormick Beckett in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1933 to 1962 regarding activities in Muncie and Mrs. Beckett`s personal thoughts.


  • 1933-1949, 1962

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

The Mina Ethel McCormick Beckett diaries provide information on the every day activities of Muncie, Indiana from 1933-1962. Mina Ethel McCormick Beckett was an active, upper-middle class woman who lived in Muncie, Indiana and recorded daily activities, thoughts, weather, and special happenings around Muncie, Indiana. The diaries also contain newspaper clippings from local newspapers in regard to events, births, deaths, weather, and horoscopes.


1 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

Multiple languages


This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from JoAnn Beckett Dixon on 1992/07/18.


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.002: Frederick Putnam diaries

MSS.105: Thomas Neely diaries

SC.662: Mary Alta Smith diary

SC.444: Sarah A. Heinsohn diary

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1994/02/18 by M. Sears. EAD finding aid created 2011/04/25 by Bethany Fiechter.

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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