Delaware County School Superintendent records
Scope and Contents
This collection includes reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial records, seminary documents, board of trustee documents, personnel directories, school record books, and pupil and teacher home records from the Delaware County School Superintendent in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1830 to 1968 regarding activities within the Muncie Community School Corporation.
- Creation: 1830-1968
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.
Located in Delaware County in east central Indiana, Muncie Community Schools is an urban school district with over 6,000 students in a culturally-diverse community. The mission of Muncie Community Schools is to provide a quality educational environment that allows every student to maximize his or her potential and, upon graduation, possess the basic skills necessary to be a positive, productive, contributing member of society.
The Delaware County School Superintendent has executive oversight and administration rights within the Muncie Community Schools organization. He/she works with a board of directors to set district policies and investigate outcomes. They also work to achieve academic goals and curriculum for each grade level.
10.8 Cubic Feet (11 boxes)
Language of Materials
This collection is arranged in the following series and subseries:
Series 1: Delaware County School Superintendent reports, 1847-1943
...Subseries 1.1: Superintendent reports, 1898-1923
...Subseries 1.2: School Commissioner reports, 1847-1923
...Subseries 1.3: Treasurer reports, 1910-1920
...Subseries 1.4: Department of Public Instruction reports, 1920-1943
...Subseries 1.5: Financial reports, 1841-1873
Series 2: Delaware County School Superintendent meeting minutes, 1850-1965
Series 3: Delaware County School Superintendent correspondence, 1852-1916
Series 4: Delaware County School Superintendent financial records, 1831-1920
...Subseries 4.1: Receipts, 1840-1862
...Subseries 4.2: Loan documents, 1831-1858
...Subseries 4.3: Funds and expenses, 1838-1920
Series 5: Delaware County School Superintendent seminary documents, 1830-1866
...Subseries 5.1: Seminary administrative documents, 1841-1866
...Subseries 5.2: Seminary trustee documents, 1830-1851
Series 6: Delaware County School Superintendent subject files, 1831-1967
...Subseries 6.1: Teacher's Institute Central High School documents, 1865-1928
...Subseries 6.2: Muncie School personnel directories, 1934-1984
...Subseries 6.3: School record books, 1911-1924
...Subseries 6.4: Miscellaneous, undated; 1831-1967
Series 7: Delaware County School Superintendent student reports, 1923-1968
...Subseries 7.1: Reports to the State Superintendent student reports, 1923
...Subseries 7.2: Teacher's summary of monthly aggregate attendance records, 1941-1942
...Subseries 7.3: Pupil's and teacher's home records, 1958-1968
This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation.
No further additions are expected.
Collection processing completed 2011/12/10 by Ashley Poynter and 2012/01/10 by Elizabeth Rasberry. EAD finding aid created 2012/01/10 by Elizabeth Rasberry. EAD finding aid revised 2012/01/25 by Bethany Fiechter.
Genre / Form
- Delaware County (Ind.)
- Delaware County (Ind.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
- Delaware County (Ind.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
- Muncie (Ind.)
- Muncie (Ind.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
- Muncie (Ind.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
- Delaware County School Superintendent records
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Part of the Stoeckel Archives of Local History Repository
Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA