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Delaware County School Superintendent records

Identifier: MSS-274

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.

Administrative History

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

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

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.

Delaware County School Superintendent 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