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Robert Vandevender collection

Identifier: MSS-359

Scope and Contents

This collection contains papers and photographs from Robert L. Vandevender II ranging from 1933 to 1993 and includes photographs of Hartford City Civil War Days, the Vandevender family, house renovations, and Muncie Police badges; digital photographs of Blaine Elementary School's 1940 kindergarten class (students named include Evelyn Matthews, Anglin Vandevender, Richard and Harold Stanley, Cecil Alfront, and Margaret Kennedy); and digitized materials from a 1975 Independent Order of Odd Fellows banquet honoring Robert Lee Vandevender.


  • Creation: 1933-1993

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.


0.1 Cubic Feet (2 folders; digital files (18.5MB))

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Arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Photographs, 1933-1993

Series 2: Digital records, 1940, 1975

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Digital file formats include JPEG (.JPG), Microsoft Office Open XML Document (.DOCX), and Adobe Portable Document Format (.PDF)..

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of photographs are available electronically in the Ball State University Digital Media Repository:

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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