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Westwood Neighborhood research files and photographs

Identifier: MSS-224

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photocopied materials from newspapers and general histories as well as histories of each lot in the Westwood community, and spans the years 1924-1999. Also included in the collection is the Editing Copy of Westwood: A 75 Year History, along with editing notes and book promotion materials. PSC 273 contains photographs of Westwood houses. V 224 is a taped interview with Bill Spurgeon.


  • Creation: 1900-2002


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.

Historical Note

Frederick H. Graham and Dawn Lee Patrick, authors of Westwood: A 75 Year History, collected a great deal of research for the publication of their book. The Westwood neighborhood in Muncie, Indiana was developed in the 1920s during the “building boom” that occurred after World War I. Over the years, Westwood has been home to a number of affluent and well-known Muncie citizens. The research spans 75 years of Westwood’s history, including businesses and industries, personalities, and the promotion of the community in newspaper.


1 Cubic Feet (3 boxes, 1 folder, 1 8mm DVC tape, Digital files (4 MB))

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This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Dawn Patrick files, 1999, undated

Series 2: Fred Graham files, 1926-2002

Series 3: Westwood Neighborhood research photographs, 1900-1940

Series 4: Westwood Neighborhood Discussion with Bill Spurgeon video, undated

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Fred and Bette Graham on 2006/03/16.


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:

SC.184: Westwood/Mapleridge Neighborhood Association newsletters and memoranda, 1997-1998

SC.394: Westwood Neighborhood newspaper clippings, 1997-1998

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2003/04 by A. Childers. Collection processing addition completed 2005/07 by J. E. Gastineau. Collection processing addition completed 2006/04 by A. Morrison. EAD finding aid created 2012/10/16 by Julie Hausknecht. EAD finding aid revised 2013/10/30 by Rebecca Marangelli.


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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