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Dwight Hoover manuscripts

Identifier: MSS-195

Scope and Contents

This collection includes two versions of Automobility in Muncie. The difference between the two lies in the order of the final three chapters. In addition, the collection contains an extra copy of the last three chapters of the second version; the pagination indicates that these chapters do not belong to the first version. The collection also includes a copy of Dr. Hoover`s curriculum vita updated to 1996.


  • Creation: 1993-1996

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

Dwight Hoover was a professor of history at Ball State University from 1959 until 1991. He was the Director of the Center for Middletown Studies from 1984 until 1991. His interest in the Muncie community led him to research and write a number of books on local history including A Pictorial History of Indiana, (Indiana University Press, 1980); Magic Middletown, (Indiana University Press, 1986); and Middletown: The Making of a Documentary Film Series, (Gordon-Breach, 1992). The contents of this manuscript collection, Automobility in Muncie, have not been published as a book. Dr. Hoover earned his Ph.D. in history from the State University of Iowa in 1953.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by book chapters.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a gift from Dwight Hoover in 1996.


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.185: Borg-Warner records

MSS.165: UAW-CIO, Local 287 records and photographs

MSS.248: UAW-CIO, Local 499 records and photographs

P.063 Dwight Hoover Pictorial History of Indiana photographs

Processing Information

EAD finding aid created 2011/04/28 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