Warner Gear Division collection
Scope and Contents
This collection includes brochures, organization charts, personnel records, advertisements, publications, and historical records from Borg-Warner Corporation, Warner Gear Division in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1918 to 1992 regarding the organization structure, personnel, and history of Warner Gear Division.
- Creation: 1918-1992
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.
Thomas Warner moved from Montana to Muncie, Indiana around 1902. Upon his arrival to Muncie he organized the Warner Electric Company, and the Warner Gear Company. The Warner Gear Company became one of the top manufacturers of automobile transmissions and was located near highway 32 in Muncie until the plant closed in 2009.
1.7 Cubic Feet (4 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Language of Materials
Arranged in the following series:
Series 1: Warner Gear Division organization and personnel records, 1976-1992
Series 2: Warner Gear Division historical records, 1918-1978
Series 3: Warner Gear Division Yohler, Bill photographs, circa 1901-1940
Series 4: Warner Gear Division Yohler, Bill photographs, negatives, and posters, undated
This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation. The Warner Gear 30 year retirement bracelet was donated by Anne A. Ross on 2012/06/06.
No further additions are expected.
EAD finding aid created 2012/04/05 by Lisa Barney. EAD finding aid revised 2012/04/16 by Bethany Fiechter.
Genre / Form
- Delaware County (Ind.)
- Delaware County (Ind.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
- Muncie (Ind.)
- Muncie (Ind.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
- Muncie (Ind.) -- History -- 21st century -- Sources
- Warner Gear Division collection
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Part of the Stoeckel Archives of Local History Repository
Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA