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Sandra Sue Seiwert daily journals

Identifier: MSS-316

Scope and Contents

This collection includes hand written journals and cassette tapes from Sandra Sue Seiwert in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1986 to 2009. The cassette tapes consist of her travels to East Asia in 1994.


  • Creation: 1986-2009

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

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

Sandra Sue Seiwert was born February 24, 1957 in Rochester, Indiana. She excelled in school and graduated as valedictorian at Rochester High School. Sandra went on to study at Purdue University and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1979 with a Bachelors in Dietetics. She married Scott Emerson Helt on May 8, 1982. After graduation she worked as a registered dietitian from 1981 to 1989 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Virginia, Harrisburg Hospital in Pennsylvania, and as a self-employed consultant to nursing homes and individuals in Marion, Indiana.

After her divorce from Scott, Sandra has lived in Muncie, Indiana since April 1989. She worked as an outpatient dietitian at Ball Memorial Hospital and then decided to return to school in 1998 for her Masters in TESOL at Ball State University. She met James Curtis Cary while at Ball State and they married in 1996. Sandra taught in the English Department at Ball State and also conducted trips with the International Programs Department. Sandra has been on trips to Jamaica, the American Southwest, East Asia, South America and to 49 of the 50 United States. She is extremely active in her church, enjoys singing, dancing, yoga, and protecting wildlife.


2 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)


This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Seiwert, Sandra Sue daily journals, 1994 May-2009 May

Series 2: Seiwert, Sandra Sue journal cassette tapes, 1994-2002

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Sandra Sue Seiwert on 2011/09/12.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2011/10/20 by Elizabeth Rasberry. EAD finding aid created 2011/10/20 by Elizabeth Rasberry. EAD finding aid revised 2011/11/10 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