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Bracken House player piano rolls and publications

Identifier: SPEC-101

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of player piano rolls and related publications produced by Duo-Art (The Aeolian Company) between 1909 and 1932. The player piano rolls and publications were originally owned by the Bracken family and were donated, along with Bracken House, to Ball State University upon the death of Rosemary Bracken in 1997.


  • Creation: 1909 - 1932

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.


13.5 Cubic Feet (14 boxes (218 rolls))

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Arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Publications, 1927-1932

Series 2: Piano rolls, 1909-1932

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a records transfer from Ball State University Facilities Planning and Management on 2015/08/04.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie IN:

MSS.207: Bracken House collection

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/08/06 by Brandon Pieczko. EAD finding aid created 2015/08/06 by Brandon Pieczko.

Bracken House player piano rolls and publications
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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