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Indiana Collegiate Press Association records

Identifier: SPEC-066

Scope and Contents

This collection includes organizational and history documents, including photographs, negatives, and slides; executive board meeting minutes; newsletters; convention and workshop materials; contest entry forms with submissions, including yearbooks, newspapers, literary magazines, news magazines, advertisements, and electronic media; judging and awards documentation; financial records; membership records; correspondence, and subject files from the Indiana Collegiate Press Association ranging from 1929 to 2010.


  • Creation: 1929-2010

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 Indiana Collegiate Press Association (ICPA) was created in 1957 at Indiana State University in Terre Haute by John Boyd of Indiana State University, Louis Inglehart of Ball State University, and a group of journalism students who hoped to “promote fellowship and cooperation among the state’s collegiate journalists” and publications. Eleven colleges and universities sent delegates to the first state convention at Bloomington in the spring of 1957. The ICPA emphasizes five goals: stimulating Indiana college student’s interest in journalism, creating a sense of fellowship among college journalists, raising the standards of college journalism, fostering free speech and a free press on Indiana’s college campuses, and assisting Indiana’s colleges and universities in meeting these goals. The ICPA now has 33 member institutions with 42 publications from Indiana’s public and private universities. The main event each year is used to encourage fellowship among member journalists and schools is the annual publication awards convention. This event presents hundreds of awards in all categories of publications: newspapers, yearbooks, news magazines, literary magazines, advertising, and online publications.


17 Cubic Feet (17 boxes)

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This collection is arranged in the following series and subseries:

Series 1: Indiana Collegiate Press Association organizational and history documents, 1929-2008

Subseries 1.1: Organizational documents, 1959-2008

Subseries 1.2: Executive Board meetings and minutes, 1959-2005

Subseries 1.3: Indiana Collegiate Press Association history documents, 1929-1991

Series 2: Indiana Collegiate Press Association newsletters and related materials, 1959-1989

Series 3: Indiana Collegiate Press Association convention and workshop documents, 1960-2010

Series 4: Indiana Collegiate Press Association contest entry forms and related materials, 2006-2009

Subseries 4.1: Newspaper contest entry forms, 2006-2009

Subseries 4.2: News magazine, advertising, and other categories contest entry forms, 2006-2009

Subseries 4.3: Contest forms, notes, and other material, 1977-2009

Series 5: Indiana Collegiate Press Association judging and awards documents, 1970-1989

Subseries 5.1: Awards booklets, 1961-2010

Subseries 5.2: Award winning documents, 2006-2009

Subseries 5.3: Judging documents, 2006-2009

Subseries 5.4: Award correspondence, plaque receipts, and other material, 1977-2009

Series 6: Indiana Collegiate Press Association financial documents, 1970-1989

Series 7: Indiana Collegiate Press Association membership documents, 1959-1989

Series 8: Indiana Collegiate Press Association correspondence, 1959-2009

Subseries 8.1: Earl Conn correspondence, 1959-1977

Subseries 8.2: Louis Ingelhart correspondence, 1961-1964

Subseries 8.3: David Knott correspondence, 1977-1981

Subseries 8.4: Mass mailings and related materials, 1959-2009

Subseries 8.5: Executive Board correspondence, 1973-1993

Subseries 8.6: General correspondence, 1959-1979

Series 9: Indiana Collegiate Press Association subject files, 1957-2008

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Mrs. Joy Willis on 2011/01/13. An addition was received from Mrs. Joy Willis on 2013/06/07.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2013/05/03 by Eve A. Eiler. EAD finding aid created 2013/05/03 by Eve A. Eiler. EAD finding aid revised 2013/12/10 by Leslie Nellis.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA