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White River Water Garden Society records

Identifier: MSS-335

Scope and Contents

This collection includes documents from The White River Water Garden Society in Muncie, Indiana ranging from July 1998 to July 2010.


  • Creation: 1998-2010

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.

Administrative History

The White River Water Garden society was founded on June 25, 1998 as the Muncie Water Gardeners. They changed their name to the White River Garden Society in July of that year. The first officers were: President Susie Morgan; Vice President Julie Eltzroth, Barb Pearson; and Joan McKee. Their goal was to promote water gardening and to provide educational information and inspiration on water gardening to their members. To achieve this goal they held monthly meetings and distributed a monthly newsletter. Additionally they adopted a pond which they helped to maintain. The society was disbanded in May of 2010 and existing funds in the treasury were donated to Minnetrista to help maintain the water gardens.


0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)

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This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1: White River Water Garden Society administrative and financial documents, 1998-2010

Series 2: White River Water Garden Society newsletters, 1998-2008

Series 3: White River Water Garden Society subject files, 2003-2008

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Joan McKee on 2013/04/19.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2013/05/03 by Eve A. Eiler. EAD finding aid created 2013/05/03 by Eve A. Eiler. EAD finding revised 2013/09/11 by Leslie Nellis.

White River Water Garden Society 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