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Unity in DiverCity records

Identifier: MSS-377

Scope and Contents

This collection includes agendas, correspondence, events records, group information, minutes, newspaper clippings, notes, and publications from the Unity in DiverCity Group in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 2001 to 2012 regarding diversity, race relations, and social justice. The materials were collected by member Donna Bookout and reflect her involvement with the group.


  • 1992 - 2012
  • Majority of material found within 2001 - 2012

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

Unity in DiverCity is a community organization that celebrates the unity and cultural diversity of the people of Muncie, Indiana. The group was first developed in 2001 by the Christian Ministries of Delaware County who hosted study circles led by Sallie Maish, Donna Bookout, and Pierre Atchade. These study circles focused primarily on race relations and social justice issues around the globe. Ultimately, people within the study group were moved to create a new group, and in 2003, they officially formed Unity in DiverCity. This group hosted several events in Muncie to establish a greater sense of diversity and involvement within the community, from huge community festivals, international dinners, and galas, from roughly 2003 to 2012.


0.6 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)

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Arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Unity in DiverCity agendas, 2003-2012

Series 2: Unity in DiverCity correspondence, 2003-2012

Series 3: Unity in DiverCity events records, 2001-2009

Series 4: Unity in DiverCity administrative records, 2003-2012

Series 5: Unity in DiverCity meeting minutes, 2004-2008

Series 6: Unity in DiverCity newspaper clippings, 2003

Series 7: Unity in DiverCity notes, 1992-1994, 2001-2011

Series 8: Unity in DiverCity publications, 2012

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Donna Bookout on 2017/05/30.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/12/11 by Laurinda A. Webb. EAD finding aid created 2017/12/11 by Lindsey M. Vesperry. EAD finding aid revised 2018/01/18 by Lindsey M. Vesperry.

Unity in DiverCity 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