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J. Wayne Storms collection of Golden Age Survivors newsletters and Burris Laboratory School Alumni records

Identifier: MSS-223

Scope and Contents

This collection includes alumni, teacher, and community subject files along with newspaper clippings, publications, and photographs from the Golden Age Survivors in Muncie, IN ranging from 1932 to 2003 regarding Muncie Burris and the Muncie academic community.


  • Creation: 1932-2003

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

A native of Hartford City, J. Wayne Storms was born on August 21, 1920, to Shirley and Hallie Storms. He married the former Maxine Reed in 1943. Both attended Burris Laboratory School and Ball State Teachers College. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Storms was a retired education administrator, having served as the business manager and assistant superintendent for the Dearborn and Trenton Public School systems in Michigan. Storms, along with his wife, was responsible for creating, editing, and printing a publication he named "The Golden Age Survivors." The publication was originally a newsletter with information about the 1937 Burris graduation class. Both Storms and his wife, Maxine, were part of that class. It later grew to include 20 graduating classes. [The Muncie Star Press, January 11, 2003]


11.6 Cubic Feet (30 boxes, 1 oversize folder)

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This collection is arranged by subject OR chronologically OR alphabetically.

Series 1: Burris alumni subject files, 1932-1951, 1995, 2001

Subseries 1.1: Subject files, 1932-1939

Subseries 1.2: Subject files, 1940-1949

Subseries 1.3: Subject files, 1950-1951, 1995, 2001

Series 2: Burris teacher subject files, 1970-2001

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Steve Storms on 2003/01/31. Additions received from J. Wayne Storms on 2006/10/16.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2003 Jul. by N. Werner. EAD finding aid created 2009/06/29 by Maren Read. Additional processing completed 2006 Nov. by R. Miller. Additional processing completed 2013/10/02 by Rebecca Marangelli.

J. Wayne Storms collection of Golden Age Survivors newsletters and Burris Laboratory School Alumni 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