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Hillcroft Services Incorporated records

Identifier: MSS-186

Scope and Contents

This collection mainly contains Board of Directors minutes, pamphlets, correspondence, newspaper clippings, newsletters, scrapbooks, and policies. Additional photos, negatives, film, and display boards are included in related collections listed in this finding aid.


  • Creation: 1952-2009

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

Hillcroft Services, Inc. has gone through several names since establishment in 1952. Names previous are as follows: The Muncie Council for the Retarded Children (1952-1953), Delaware County Council for Retarded Children (1953-1974), Delaware County Association for Retarded Citizens (1974-1986), Hillcroft Center, Inc. (1986-1996), and the present Hillcroft Services, Inc. (1996- ). Dedicated to provide innovative services and support for people with disabilities and their families, Hillcroft Services, Inc. has provided housing, education, and employment opportunities for children and adults. One major accomplishment has been the growth of Cannon Industries, an industrial division of Hillcroft Services, Inc., which provides employment for adults with disabilities to work alongside non-disabled workers.


3.1 Cubic Feet (9 boxes)

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This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Hillcroft Services, Inc. board of directors minutes, 1952-2002

Series 2: Hillcroft Services, Inc. correspondence and other written materials, 1952-2009

Series 3: Hillcroft Services, Inc. subject files, 1952-2001

Series 4: Hillcroft Services, Inc. oversize scrapbooks, 1952-2004

Series 5: Hillcroft Services, Inc. photographs, negatives, and slides, 1985-2004

Series 7: Hillcroft Services, Inc. oversize photographs, 1952-2005

Series 8: Hillcroft Services, Inc. oversize poster, 1982

Series 9: Hillcroft Services, Inc. film, undated

Series 10: Hillcroft Services, Inc. audio recording, undated

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Hillcroft Services Inc. 2006/02/03. Addition received 2015/12/18 by Brenda Williamson.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2006/04/27 by C. Baker. EAD finding aid created 2012/10/12 by Julie Hausknecht. EAD finding aid revised 2013/10/28 by Rebecca Marangelli. Addition processing completed 2016/03/02 by Lindsey M. Vesperry and Matthew Gorham.

Hillcroft Services Incorporated 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