Middletown Studies Collection
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents This collection contains completed survey forms and survey processing records (codebooks, cross tabulations, and frequency tables); correspondence, grant proposals, and other administrative and project planning records; newspaper clippings, research articles, and other reference material; and oral history interview audio recordings and transcripts from the Black Middletown research project ranging from 1968 to 1986.
Dates: 1968 - 1986
Scope and Contents This collection includes records, research files, audio recordings and interview transcripts from Hurley Goodall in Muncie, IN ranging from 1924 to 1978 regarding black history in Muncie, IN.
Scope and Contents This collection includes reports written by Joseph D. Brown and published by the Bureau of Business Research at Ball State University ranging from 1973 to 1974. The subject of the reports is the economic status of Muncie, Indiana.
Dates: 1973 - 1974
Scope and Contents This collection includes papers and project files collected by C. Warren Vander Hill regarding Middletown Studies and the Middletown Film project in Muncie, Indiana from 1959 to 1990.
Dates: 1924 - 1999
Scope and Contents This collection includes project documentation and digital files from the Changing Gears: End of an Era documentary film regarding the closing of the Warner Gear plant in 2009.
Dates: circa 2008-2014
Scope and Contents This collection consists of correspondence, publications, manuscripts, project files, research notes, a Michigan navigability study, and other records ranging from 1897 to 1979 documenting the life and career of prominent American anthropologist Clark Wissler.
Scope and Contents The collection contains various materials about the life of Dr. Clay Adra Ball. The first series, probably put together by his son, Dr. Phil Ball, includes Dr. Clay’s account book, 1959-1969, his birth certificate, correspondence, organizational memberships and his will, written in 1975. The series also contains magazines articles and newspaper clippings about Dr. Clay Ball.The collection also includes photographs of Dr. Ball and his office, as well as images of various medical...
Scope and Contents This collection includes transcripts of oral history interviews conducted by New River Media as part of the documentary The First Measured Century. The interviews discuss the significance of the Middletown Studies.
Scope and Contents This collection includes thirteen daybooks (1923-1937), four daily report binders (1936-1940), one cashbook (1923-1932), and one checkbook with stubs (1933-1936). The daybooks include hour by hour accounts of Kirchner’s activities beginning with his time in Lima and Bellevue, Ohio, 1920s and early 1930s and ending with his time in Muncie (after 1937).
Scope and Contents This collection includes addresses, correspondence, manuscripts, reports, research files and papers, scrapbooks, photographs and other material created, collected or compiled by Hurley C. Goodall in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1900 to 2005 regarding his service on the Muncie Fire Department, Muncie Community Schools Board of Education, and Indiana General Assembly, as well as, his research on the history of the African American community in Muncie, Indiana.
Dates: 1900 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1961 - 2000
Scope and Contents This collection contains transcripts and other materials related to the Indiana Oral History Project ranging from 1969 to 1981.
Dates: 1969 - 1980
Item — Reel UAV.0357
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Scope and Contents This collection includes treasurer`s reports, minutes, account books, daybooks, receipts, account files, legal documents, newspaper clippings, photographs, and drawing plans from J. H. Wysor Estate Inc. in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1905 to 1972 regarding the company and its activities.
Scope and Contents This collection includes copies letters and other documents related to Helen and Robert Lynd and their study of Muncie, Indiana as Middletown in the 1920s. Many of the documents are copied from the Helen Lynd Papers in the Sarah Lawrence College Archives and the John D. Rockefeller Archive.
Dates: 1922 - 1982
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the question banks and codebooks for the project from 1978-2004. Online access to the data is available online via the Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA).
Dates: 1978 - 2004
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection contains magazines published in the United States between 1900 and 1941 and includes an issue of LIFE magazine from 1937 containing a photograph essay by Margaret Bourke-White proclaiming Muncie, Indiana to be the "Great U.S. 'Middletown'." These magazines are representative of the kinds of magazines that would have been read by many Americans during the era of the first two Middletown Studies.
Dates: 1920 - 1941
Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection — Box 1
Collection — Box 1-2
Scope and Contents This collection includes unpublished writings ranging from 1922 to 1990 regarding Middletown Studies.
Dates: 1922 - 1990
Scope and Contents This collection includes newspaper clippings from local, national, and international newspapers covering the original Middletown publications in the 1920s and 1930s and the subsequent research projects from the 1970s-1990s. The collection is organized by publication. Box 2 includes copies of the same publications.
Scope and Contents This collection includes papers, theses, and dissertations from students at various Universities throughout the USA regarding the Middletown studies and Muncie, Indiana. The publication dates range from 1938 to 1989.
Dates: 1938 - 1989
Scope and Contents This collection includes audio recordings, film records, slides, video recordings and project records from the Center for Middletown Studies in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1982 to 1986 regarding the "My Grandfather's Middletown" project.
Dates: 1982 - 1986
Collection — Box 1
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...
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the original taped interviews, notes, and tape logs from the oral history interviews conducted by Ball State University students. These are organized in order by the sections discussed in the book, "Getting A Living", "Making a Home", "Training the Young", "Using Leisure", "Engaging in Religious Practice", and "Engaging in Community Activities". Scrapbooks and scans of the scrapbooks documenting the project and public presentations are also included.R 254...
Scope and Contents This collection includes a school book and papers, records of births in the family, a memoranda book, postcards, Westwood property assessments and plat maps, correspondence, photographs and a film reel from the Mann family in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1896 to 1959 regarding the Mann family`s history and travels.
Scope and Contents This collection includes oral history transcripts of residents in Muncie, Indiana from 1974 to 1976. The collection also includes other supporting research materials. The interviewees are anonymous.