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Muncie Human Rights Commission collection

Identifier: MSS-251

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, reports, and other records from the Human Rights Commission in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1967 to 1979 regarding appointments to the commission and the commission's initiatives to advocate for equality in employment, housing, youth recreation, education and other aspects of life in the city.


  • Creation: 1971-1979

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.

Administrative History

The Muncie Human Rights Commission was created by a 1964 ordinance for the purpose of studying the problems of discrimination in the city and advocating for equality in education, employment, youth recreation, and housing regardless of race, color, creed, or nationality. The commission works towards those goals by sponsoring community programs and education on civil rights, advising City of Muncie departments and officials, and investigating discrimination complaints. The commission consists of 15 citizens appointed by the mayor. The commission’s structure is based upon following committees: Education, Employment, Youth & Recreation, Housing, and Membership.


0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)

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This collection is arranged alphabetically.

Custodial History

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


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.028: William A. Sutton papers, 1913-1985

MSS.033: Black Muncie History Project records, 1880-1978

MSS.090: Hurley Goodall papers, 1946-1999

MSS.109: Human Relations Council of Delaware County, Indiana records, 1962-1984

MSS.167: Dorthea Bump collection, 1919-1993

MSS.191: Paul Cooley papers, 1960-1995

MSS.271: Robert Cunningham, City of Muncie, Office of Mayor records, circa 1890-1990

RG.04.01.04: George Jones papers, 1961-1995

RG.04.01.28: J. Paul Mitchell papers, 1964-1978

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2006/06 by R Miller. EAD finding aid created 2012/10/19 by Julie Hausknecht. EAD finding aid revised 2012/12/19 by Stephen Jones.

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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