Bracken family papers
Scope and Contents
This collection includes journals, notebooks, correspondence, professional records, political awards, autographs, genealogies, photographs, video recordings, scrapbooks, and realia from the Bracken family in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1776 to 2010 regarding Bracken family genealogy and Civil War history, Muncie and Delaware County history, Ball Corporation, and the Ball State University Board of Trustees.
- Creation: circa 1776-2010
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.
Biographical notes for the individual members and branches of the Bracken family included in this collection have been provided at the series level.
25.6 Cubic Feet (37 boxes, oversized materials, maps)
Language of Materials
Arranged in the following series and subseries:
Series 1: Alexander M. Bracken papers, 1925-1992
Subseries 1.1: Day journals, 1935-1941, 1946-1948, 1951-1987
Subseries 1.2: Day planners and notebooks, 1934-1935, 1960s, 1973-1987
Subseries 1.3: Personal correspondence and records, 1925-1958, 1990-1992
Subseries 1.4: Professional papers, 1944-1992
Subseries 1.5: School papers, commencement programs, and yearbooks, 1923-1932, 1969
Series 2: Ball-Bell-Bingham-Brady family papers, 1776-1997
Series 3: Bracken-McKnight-Archer-Kerrick family papers, 1797-1999
Series 4: Frank A. Bracken papers, 1881-2010
Subseries 4.1: Ball Corporation records, 1996, 2001-2006
Subseries 4.2: Ball State University records, 1968-1986, 1993-2010
Subseries 4.3: Personal papers, 1881, 1915, 1941-1975, 1991, 2001
Subseries 4.4: Professional papers, 1964, 1994-2007
Subseries 4.5: Professional photographs, certificates, and plaques 1960-2004
Series 5: Rosemary Ball Bracken papers, 1915-1994, 2002
Subseries 5.1: Correspondence and personal papers, 1917-1994
Subseries 5.2: Day journals, 1935-1988
Subseries 5.3: Notebooks, books, and scrapbooks, 1915-1982
Subseries 5.4: School papers, certificates, and yearbooks, 1923-1932, 1957, 2002
Series 6: Thomas E. and Margaret Bracken papers, 1846-1966
Subseries 6.1: Thomas E. Bracken day journals, 1927, 1932, 1937, 1951-1966
Subseries 6.2: Thomas E. and Margaret Bracken papers, 1946-1966
Series 7: Bracken family photograph collection, 1789-1940s, c.1980s-1990s
Subseries 7.1: Ball-Bell-Bingham-Brady family photographs, 1789-1940s, c. 1980s-1990s
Subseries 7.2: Bracken-McKnight-Archer-Kerrick family photographs, 1800s-1990s
Series 8: Bracken family video recordings, 1929-1999
Series 9: Bracken family realia, undated
This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Frank A. and Judy Bracken on 2014/05/15.
Further additions are expected.
Books included in this collection were separated during processing and individually cataloged.
Collection processing completed 2014/08/21 by Rebecca Marangelli. EAD finding aid created 2014/05/20 by Rebecca Marangelli. EAD finding aid revised 2015/04/27 by Brandon Pieczko. EAD finding aid revised 2017/06/14 by Rebecca Marangelli.
Genre / Form
- Muncie (Ind.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
- Muncie (Ind.) -- History -- 21st century -- Sources
- Muncie (Ind.) -- Photographs -- 19th century -- Sources
- Muncie (Ind.) -- Photographs -- 20th century -- Sources
- Bracken family papers
- Under Revision
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Part of the Stoeckel Archives of Local History Repository
Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA