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Lennington family papers

Identifier: MSS-318

Scope and Contents

This collection includes financial ledgers from John R. Lennington, Jacob N. Lennington, and Wayne J. Lennington in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1983 to 1991 regarding family finances and the finances of family owned businesses, presumably property rentals and the Wayne J. Lennington law office.


  • Creation: 1983-1985, 1991

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. The original ledgers contain restricted financial information and are closed for research. Redacted access photocopies of the originals are available for patron use.

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 Lennington family was among the early settlers in Indiana, and members of the family have practiced law in Delaware County for three generations. Rollin W. Lennington studied law in the office of Warner and Brady in Muncie and was a member of the bar of the Delaware Circuit Court. He and his wife, California Harman Lennington, had seven children; John R., Mary C., Harman A., Paul A., Jacob N., Joseph B., and Dainty A. L. Lennington. Both Paul and Jacob followed their father into law practice. Paul A. Lennington started practicing law alongside his father in 1927 (Lennington and Lennington, 1927-1931; R. W. Lennington and Sons, 1931-1941) and would go on to serve as a Superior Court judge in Delaware County from 1943-1958. Jacob N. Lennington began practicing law alongside his father and brother in 1931 (R. W. Lennington and Sons, 1931-1941). After Rollin Lennington's death sometime between 1937 and 1941 and his brother's appointment to the bench, Jacob Lennington continued to practice law in Muncie. His son, Wayne J. Lennington, joined the practice in 1957 after graduating from Indiana University School of Law the previous year. The two would continue to practice law together until 1983 (Lennington and Lennington, 1957-1975; Lennington, Lennington, and Brassart, 1976-1983). Wayne J. Lennington was appointed to the Delaware County bench by Indiana Governor Frank O'Bannon in 1998 where he served for a decade before resigning in 2008. He continues to run Wayne Lennington Attorneys out of a law office at 318 N. Walnut Street in Muncie, Indiana.


0.4 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation on 2011/09/21.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/02/18 by Stephen Jones. EAD finding aid created 2014/02/18 by Stephen Jones.

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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