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Muncie Historic Preservation and Rehabilitation Officer records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-180

Scope and Contents

The collection includes newspaper clippings, reports, proposals, notes, meeting agendas, and correspondence from the Muncie Preservation and Rehabilitation Commission and the business it conducted, including the renovation and relocation of historic buildings. The records of specific initiatives the Commission has participated in are also included, including the efforts to renovate the Ball Stores Building in downtown Muncie as a City Hall, and the implementation and business of the Central City Task Force (1987-1990), the Walnut Concept Committee (1990-1991), facade restoration efforts and Preserve America Community Application (2008). Photographs documenting Commission activities and historic properties are included in P 181.

Dates

  • 1977-1999

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

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 Historic Preservation and Rehabilitation Commission was established in 1976 under the leadership of the late Althea Stoeckel, a faculty member from the Ball State University Department of History. The business of the Commission ranges from applying for the admittance of Delaware County buildings into the National Register to proposing plans for renovation or possible restoration of city landmarks.

Extent

3.7 Cubic Feet (8 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

This collection is organized in the following series:

Series 1: Muncie Historic Preservation and Rehabilitation Officer records, 1977-2008

Series 2: Muncie Historic Preservation Officer photographs, undated

Series 3: Muncie Historic Preservation Officer negatives, undated

Series 4: Muncie Historic Preservation Officer Records slide collection, 1983

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Gretchen Cheesman on 2005/10/01. The records were originally accessioned and processed as the Muncie Historic Preservation Officer Records. Additions were received on 2002/03/15, 2005/01/28, and 2009/03/09 from Gretchen Cheesman and William Morgan.

Accruals

No further additions are expected.

Related 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 179: East Central Neighborhood Association records

P 181: Muncie Historic Preservation and Rehabilitation Commission Officer Photographs

Collections of the Ball State University Drawings and Documents Archive

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2001/4/1 by R. Wilcox. Finding aid created 2001/4/1 by R. Wilcox. Finding aid updated 2002/5/1. Finding aid updated 2005/1/1. Finding aid updated 2009/4/10 by Maren L. Read. EAD finding aid completed 2009/4/10 by Maren L. Read. EAD finding aid revised 2013/11/19 by Leslie Nellis.
Title
Muncie Historic Preservation and Rehabilitation Officer records
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Stoeckel Archives of Local History Repository

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