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Documenting Deindustrialization in Middletown: A Photographic Essay

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSC-031

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a 2006 photographic essay by Steve Talley titled "Documenting Deindustrialization in Middletown: A Photographic Essay." The essay documents the changing post-industrial landscape in Muncie, including photographs of abandoned factories and plants. Also includes photographs of BorgWarner (which was still in business at the time), Ball State University, the Ball family homes, the Muncie Mall, Ball Memorial Hospital, and other various businesses and homes in the Muncie area. The collection also includes born-digital images, slide shows, and documents containing identification information for the images.


  • Creation: 2006

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.


0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box; digital files (181 MB))

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Digital file formats include Graphics Interchange Format (.GIF), Hypertext Markup Language (.HTML), JPEG (.JPG), Adobe Portable Document Format (.PDF), Microsoft PowerPoint 97-2003 Presentation (.PPT), Rich Text Format (.RTF), and Extensible Markup Language (.XML).

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a records transfer from Center for Middletown Studies.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

This collection was reprocessed by Rebecca Marangelli on February 2, 2023.

Documenting Deindustrialization in Middletown: A Photographic Essay
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Repository Details

Part of the Middletown Studies Collection Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana USA