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Meridian Services, Inc. records and photographs

Identifier: MSS-246

Scope and Contents

This collection includes annual reports, grants records, newspaper clippings, newsletters, artifacts, certificates, scrapbooks, photographs, negatives, slides, an audio tape, and a video recording from Meridian Services, Inc. in Delaware, Henry, and Jay counties, Indiana ranging from 1961-2006 regarding the history and administration of the mental health center.


  • Creation: 1961 - 2007

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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

Meridian Services, originally named Comprehensive Mental Health Services (CMHS), was incorporated in 1971 and designated a community mental health center serving Delaware, Henry, and Jay counties in 1976. Over the years it expanded its services throughout East Central Indiana and became a regional, private, nonprofit behavioral healthcare system offering inpatient and outpatient services. Residents of the served communities make up a volunteer Board of Directors that governs Meridian Services.

In 2005, CMHS changed its name to Meridian Services, Inc. It is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and certified by the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addictions.


3.9 Cubic Feet (10 boxes, 1 DVD, 6 reel-to-reel tapes)

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Arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Meridian Services, Inc. annual reports, 1978-2007

Series 2: Meridian Services, Inc. subject files, 1971-2006

Series 3: Meridian Services, Inc. artifacts, 1986-1995

Series 4: Meridian Services, Inc. electronic records, 1978-2005

Series 5: Meridian Services, Inc. certificates and scrapbooks oversize materials, 1961-2005

Series 6: Meridian Services, Inc. photographs, 1970-2006

Series 7: Meridian Services, Inc. negatives, 1969-2006

Series 8: Meridian Services, Inc. autio tape, 1981, 1991

Series 9: Meridian Services, Inc. slides, 1969-2006

Series 10: Meridian Services, Progress Has Marked the Times Interviews video, 2006/10/05

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as donation from Meridian Services, Inc. on 2006/04/24.


No further additions are expected.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of Meridian Services, Inc. records are available electronically in the Ball State University Digital Media Repository:

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2006/11/01 by Jennifer Gray. Finding aid created 2006/11/01 Jennifer Gray. Finding aid revised 2008/02/01 by Maren L. Read. Finding aid revised 2009/05/29 by Rachel N. Miller. EAD finding aid completed 2012/04/03 by Lisa Barney. EAD finding aid revised 2012/09/28 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