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Brayton family papers and photographs

Identifier: MSS-239

Scope and Contents

The Brayton Family Collection consists primarily of family photos dating from 1868 to 1958. The oversize materials contain Amy Botkin's scrapbook, which includes letters, photos, brochures, and invitations (1907-1960), as well as sketches and paintings done by Margaret Brayton.


  • Creation: 1868 - 1960

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

The items in this collection belonged to Margaret Brayton, a long-time elementary teacher. She earned her bachelor's degree from the National College of Education where she received the college's most prestigious scholarship, the Elizabeth Harrison Scholarship. She also held a Master of Science in education from Northwestern University. She was assistant professor emeritus of elementary education at Ball State University, retiring in 1962. One of the residence halls in the Robert R. LaFollette complex is named in her honor.


1.2 Cubic Feet (4 box)

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This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Brayton family subject files, 1868-1962

Series 2: Brayton family photographs, undated

Series 3: Brayton family oversize materials, undated

Series 4: Brayton family oversize photographs, undated

Series 5: Brayton family oversize artwork, undated

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2004/04/15 by A. Tonne. EAD finding aid created 2012/10/19 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