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Muncie, Indiana post office records

Identifier: MSS-317

Scope and Contents

This collection includes two ledgers from Aubrey M. Rogers in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1865 to 1916 regarding the Muncie, Indiana post office.


  • Creation: 1865-1916

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.

Historical Note

The money order register for the Muncie, Indiana post office dates from July 20, 1856 (the year the Civil War ended), through February 26, 1876. The daily expenditure ledger appears to be written by quill ink pen, detailing daily expenditures. It dates from February 7, 1902-October 31, 1916. These two ledgers appear to be written by quill ink pen, probably by the Muncie Postmaster personally.

The items were found by Aubrey M. Rogers in the chimney vault of the main Muncie post office. Workers were renovating the building to become the Muncie Horizon Convention Center.


0.5 Cubic Feet (2 ledgers)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Aubrey M. Rogers on 2011/10/31.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie IN:

MSS.137: Delaware-Muncie Metropolitan Planning Commission records, 1827-1995

MSS.271: Robert Cunningham, City of Muncie, Office of Mayor records, circa 1890-1990

MSS.273: Muncie Community Development Office records, 1954-1989

MSS.274: Delaware County Superintendent records, 1910-1950

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2011/11/04 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid created 2011/11/04 by Bethany Fiechter.

Muncie, Indiana post office 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