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American Association of Retired Persons, Chapter 1749 records and photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-258
This collection contains records of AARP #1749 Muncie Chapter including meeting minutes, membership lists, newsletters, and financial records as well as AARP’s standing rules and bylaws. The collection also includes photographs, a scrapbook and artifacts both from the Muncie Chapter and the national organization.

Dates

  • 1973-2003

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.

Extent

2.6 Cubic Feet (4 boxes, 1VHS)

Administrative History

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) was founded in 1958 by Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, a retired high school principal. AARP was originally named the National Retired Teachers Association and was formed because of the lack of health insurance provided for retired teachers at that time. Dr. Andrus heard from thousands more about how they could not obtain health insurance, and she then formed a group for all American seniors. AARP turned into a international organization in 1963 when offices were created in Lausanne, Switzerland. The mission of the AARP is “dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age. We lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy and service.”

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1: American Association of Retired Persons, Chapter 1749 administrative and financial documents, 1989-1999

Series 2: American Association of Retired Persons, Chapter 1749 certificates and other memorabilia, undated

Series 3: American Association of Retired Persons, Chapter 1749 correspondence and other publications, undated

Series 4: American Association of Retired Persons, Chapter 1749 meeting documents, 1974-2001

Series 5: American Association of Retired Persons, Chapter 1749 membership materials, 1975-2001

Series 6: American Association of Retired Persons, Chapter 1749 oversize scrapbook, undated

Series 7: American Association of Retired Persons, Chapter 1749 video, undated

Series 8: American Association of Retired Persons, Chapter 1749 photographs, undated

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Martha Barlow on 2007/01/04.

Accruals

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:

PSCN.258: American Association of Retired Persons Muncie Chapter 1749 negatives

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2007/02 by J. Gray. EAD finding aid created 2012/10/19 by Julie Hausknecht. EAD finding aid revised 2013/11/01 by Rebecca Marangelli.
Title
American Association of Retired Persons, Chapter 1749 records and photographs
Status
completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Stoeckel Archives of Local History Repository

Contact:
Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA