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Mansfield-Hughes family papers

Identifier: MSS-308

Scope and Contents

This collection includes papers, newspaper clippings and scrapbooks from the Mansfield-Hughes family in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1939 to 2005.


  • Creation: 1939-2005

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.

Biographical note

The Mansfield-Hughes family is linked together through Mrs. Wanda Mansfield Hughes. She married her high school sweetheart, W. Marshall Hughes, on December 24th, 1939. After graduating from Eaton High School in 1930, Mrs. Hughes went on to attend Ball State University. She was also a member of the Ball State University Half-Century club, and the holder of a Masters degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. She used her home economics background for judging 4-H competitions, and was also a home economics teacher from 1934-1977. She died on November 13, 1999.

W. Marshall Hughes was a military policeman with the United States army. He was a private first-class with the 16th armored division during World War II, and traveled to Germany to serve as a policeman. He, like his wife, was also a native of Eaton, Indiana. Mr. Hughes died on July 7, 1990.

Wanda’s brother Max Mansfield also served in the United States Army as a medical service officer in World War II from September 26, 1942 until February 9th, 1946. Once separated from the Army, Mr. Mansfield served the Muncie community as a funeral director and embalmer. He and wife Eloise had two children, daughter Jan and adopted son Thomas. Jan died May 9, 2005 at the age of 58, while her brother Thomas died June 14, 1976 at the young age of 21. Mrs. Eloise Mansfield died August 10, 1993.


3 Cubic Feet (3 Boxes)

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This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Mansfield-Hughes documents, 1939-2005

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Shirley A. Pearson on 2010/06/18.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2011/01/03 by Helen Boyer. EAD finding aid created 2011/01/03 by Bethany Fiechter.

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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