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Muncie Community Development Office records

Identifier: MSS-273

Scope and Contents

This collection includes plans and reports from the Muncie Community Development Office in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1954 to 1989 regarding local schools, parks, the central business district and recreational facilities, public services, traffic studies, economic inventories and prospects, and guidelines for progress.


  • Creation: 1954-1989

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 primary function of the Muncie Community Development Office is to administer entitlement grants to the City of Muncie from the U.S. Department of House and Urban Development (HUD), currently including: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), Community Development Block Grant-Recovery Act (CDBG-R).

These are intended by HUD to develop and revitalize viable urban communities by providing decent, affordable housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate income persons.


1.8 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)

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This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1: City of Muncie plans and reports, 1954-1989

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.271: City of Muncie Office of the Mayor records, circa 1960-1980

MSS.274: Delaware County School Superintendent records, undated

SC.065: City of Muncie budget records, 1930

SC.087: Subdivision regulations, 1962-1963

SC.544: City of Muncie Community Development Housing and Rehabilitation Program documents, undated

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2011/07/08 by Brian Grover. EAD finding aid created 2011/07/11 by Brian Grover. EAD finding aid revised 2011/07/13 by Bethany Fiechter.

Muncie Community Development Office records
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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