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You are Here: Finding Yourself in Middletown (An Anthology)

Identifier: MSC-021

Scope and Contents

An anthology of 16 linked, researched stories about Middletown, Indiana, a fictional town created by the students in Professor Cathy Day's Spring 2015 ENG 444 Senior Seminar course, "Research and Fiction." This course is the capstone project in the Department of English and is comprised of students from all concentrations (Creative Writing, Literature, English Studies, Rhetoric & Writing, and English Education). The stories in this anthology were inspired by original historical research and the long tradition of Middletown Studies in Muncie, Indiana and at Ball State University that began with Robert and Helen Lynd's classic sociological case study, Middletown: A Study in Modern American Culture (1929).


  • Creation: Spring 2015

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Literary rights, including copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections. The publisher must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.


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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

File is in Adobe Portable Document Format (.PDF).

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Cathy Day, Department of English Assistant Chairperson of Operations and Associate Professor, on 2015/04/29.


No further additions are expected.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available online in the Ball State University Cardinal Scholar Institutional Repository:

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/06/11 by Brandon Pieczko. EAD finding aid created 2015/06/11 by Brandon Pieczko.

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Repository Details

Part of the Middletown Studies Collection Repository

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