Delaware County Habitat for Humanity records
Scope and Contents
This collection includes newspaper articles, photographs, books, promotional materials, scrapbooks, etc. pertinent to Habitat for Humaity's work in throughout the Delaware County, Indiana community ranging from 1985 to 2015.
- Creation: 1985-2015
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.
In early 1986, Millard Fuller visited Muncie’s Eden United Church of Christ to promote Habitat for Humanity International. Muncie resident Sharon Brown was in attendance and was inspired by Fuller’s speech; she chose to go to a work camp in Americus, Georgia along with four other Muncie residents at the Habitat for Humanity Headquarters. On July 20th, 1986, a group of 23 residents attended the dedication in Lafayette, Indiana, including President Jimmy Carter. Board and slate officers were selected on September, 30 1986. Habitat for Humanity selects Muncie and Delaware County families based on housing need and ability to pay on a mortgage. A majority of families selected are long-time residents of Delaware county, frequently even second- or third-generation residents, and are unable to afford a home in the current housing market.
5.1 Cubic Feet (7 boxes)
Language of Materials
This collection is arranged in the following series:
Series 1: Delaware County Habitat for Humanity subject files, 1986-2015
Series 2: Delaware County Habitat for Humanity scrapbooks, 1985-2001; undated
Series 3: Delaware County Habitat for Humanity architectural records, 1991-1994
Series 4: Delaware County Habitat for Humanity Creative Director Sharon Browne papers, 1994-2001
Series 5: Delaware County Habitat for Humanity photographs, 1978-2004
Series 6: Delaware County Habitat for Humanity website archive, 2019-
This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation on 2010/11/22 by Lindsey Arthur. Additions received 2011/06/14 by Lindsey Arthur, 2012/01/27 by Sharon Brown, and 2014/04/07.
Further additions are expected.
Collection processing completed 2011/07/01 by Helen Boyer. EAD finding aid created 2011/07/01 by Helen Boyer. EAD finding aid revised 2011/09/06 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid revised 2013/10/31 by Leslie Nellis. Addition processing completed and EAD finding aid revised 2015/04/07 by Lindsey M. Vesperry. Addition processing completed and EAD finding aid revised 2016/04/14 by Lindsey M. Vesperry.
Genre / Form
- Delaware County (Ind.)
- Delaware County (Ind.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
- Muncie (Ind.)
- Muncie (Ind.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
- Delaware County Habitat for Humanity 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