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The X-Ray newspaper collection

Identifier: MSS-407

Scope and Contents

This collection includes issues of the The X-Ray newspaper ranging in date from 1937 to 1950.The newspaper was published weekly in Muncie, Indiana by Courtland Asher.


  • Creation: 1937 - 1950

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 X-Ray newspaper was a weekly, far-right publication produced in Muncie, Indiana between 1937 and 1950 by Courtland Madison Asher. The content of the newspaper included "anti-Semitic, anti-New Deal, anti-communism and pro-isolationist positions."

Source: Yeager, Florence. "Bracken Given 'X-Ray' Issues Collection" Muncie Star, Oct. 12, 1980, pg. section c, 14.


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This collection is arranged chronologically by volume first and number second.

Custodial History

Approximately 119-122 issues of the newspaper was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation by the Dr. M. Rosenberg of the Ball State University Department of History on August 1, 1980. A Muncie Star article, dated Oct. 1, 1980, states that the collectors of these issues were Professor of History Bert Anson, Professor of History Althea Stoeckel, and Professor of Criminal Justice and Corrections Lester Hewitt.

The microfilm reels are copies that were donated to Archives and Special Collections in 1981 by Ball State Alumnus Edwin L. Andrews, Ed.D.


No further additions are expected.

The X-Ray newspaper collection
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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