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Delaware County Historical Society records

Identifier: MSS-369

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of records and photographs from the Delaware County Historical Society (previously, Delaware County Historical Alliance) in Muncie, Indiana ranging from circa 1920s to 2017. Records include Board of Directors meeting minutes, bylaws, correspondence, financial statements, mission statements and policy documents, membership listings, newsletters, informational pamphlets, and calendars. Photographs include images of historic homes and other buildings in Delaware County including Muncie High School, Muncie Y.M.C.A., McCulloch Park, Minnetrista Boulevard, and the Delaware Country Club ranging from circa 1920s to 1960s.


  • Creation: circa 1920s-2005, 2015-2017

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 Delaware County Historical Society was founded in 1927. Since its establishment, the society has gone through several changes but has continued to collect materials related to the history of Muncie and Delaware County. The Moore-Youse House was gifted to the society by the last resident of the Youse family, Mary Maxon, in 1982 and has since been preserved as a historic house museum. In 1987 the society merged with the Genealogy Society and Historic Muncie Inc. to create the Delaware County Historical Alliance. In the 1990s, the organization returned to its original name, the Delaware County Historical Society.


0.9 Cubic Feet (3 boxes, 1 folder)

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Arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Delaware County Historical Society records, 1987-2005

Series 2: Delaware County Historical Society photographs, c.1920s, c.1960s

Series 3: Delaware County Historical Society website archive, 2018-

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation by Andrew R. Seager on 2016/10/31. Addition received 2017/07/30 by Brandon Pieczko.


Further additions are expected.

Existence and Location of Copies

Select materials from this collection have been digitized and are available online in the Ball State University Libraries Digital Media Repository:

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:

SC.732: Delaware County Historical Alliance Beech Grove Cemetery project records

MSS.001: Daleville, Indiana Delaware County Historical Alliance collections microfilm

V.029: Delaware County Historical Alliance Community Interviews videos

V.261: Delaware County Historical Society Meetings video

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/11/18 by Ashley Purvis. EAD finding aid created 2016/11/21 by Lindsey M. Vesperry. EAD finding aid revised 2016/11/21 by Lindsey M. Vesperry and 2016/12/08 by Brandon Pieczko. Addition processing completed 2017/07/20 by Laurinda A. Webb. EAD finding aid revised 2017/07/20 by Lindsey M. Vesperry.

Delaware County Historical 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