Ball State University -- History
Found in 80 Collections and/or Records:
Eastern Indiana Normal University records
This collection contains documents and photographs pertaining to the history of Eastern Indiana Normal University and founder and first president F. A. Z. Kumler and his wife Mattie Bender Kumler. Materials in this collection range in date from the 1860s to 1956. The bulk of materials pertaining to Eastern Indiana Normal University date from 1896 to 1901.
Edgar B. Wesley Papers
This collection includes correspondence and teaching materials related to Edgar B. Wesley's several visiting professorship stints at Ball State Teachers College/University as well as his tenure as the University's first John R. Emens Distinguished Professor. The collection also includes material documenting Wesley's role in Ball State's acquiring of the Sir Norman Angell papers.
Elizabeth J. Glenn papers
This collection includes research and legal papers, documents, personal papers, maps, photocopies of archival documents, and books from Elizabeth Glenn ranging from 1809 to 2000 regarding anthropology and Miami Indian nation history.
Faculty and University Senate Constitutions
This collection includes a constitution from the Ball State Faculty Senate from 1962 and constitutions from the Ball State University Senate from 2004 and 2007.
Faculty Subject Files
This collection includes administrative subject files documenting Ball State Teachers College/Ball State University faculty members and organizations.
Family and Consumer Science audio recordings
This collection includes audio recordings from Ellen Lacey regarding the history of the Home Economics/Family and Consumer Sciences Department and the Home Management Program at Ball State University.
George Wolfe papers and photographs
This collection includes programs, newspaper articles, audio performances, posters, and personal articles from George Wolfe regarding his work with the Ball State University School of Music and the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies in Muncie, IN ranging from 1969 to 2014.
Indiana Normal School and College of Applied Science records
This collection contains a bulletin for the Indiana Normal School and College of Applied Science dating from 1906.
John Steinbeck Society of America records
This collection includes newsletters, bibliographies, and correspondence from th John Steinbeck Society of America ranging from 1968 to 1992.
Joseph Trimmer collection
This collection includes audio and video recordings of teaching materials and presentations from Joseph Trimmer on audio reels, audio cassettes, VHS recordings, and DVDs. It also includes photographic slides from presentations on the Harlem Renaissance and James Dean as well as several doctoral dissertations which were written with Joseph Trimmer as advisor or committee chairperson. These materials span from 1970 to 2003.
M. Ellen Lacey papers
This collection includes materials documenting the field of Home Economics and its history, Ball State University history, and Muncie and Delaware County history ranging from 1963 to 2007.
Marilyn Buck papers
Marion Normal College records
This collection includes a 1912 panoramic photograph as well as an original copy and a photocopy of the 1912 Mississenewa yearbook produced by Marion Normal College, later known as the Marion Normal School and Business University, located in Marion, Indiana.
Mary Beeman collection
This collection contains a box of recipe cards and digital photographs of historic costumes collected by former Home Economics professor Mary Beeman. The materials in this collection range in date from the 1910s to the 2010s.
Miller College of Business accreditation materials
This collection includes accreditation materials from the Miller College of Business dating from 1973 to 1993.
Miller College of Business annual reports
This collection includes Miller College of Business annual reports dating from 1969 to 1996.
Miller College of Business subject files
This collection includes subject files documenting the history of the Miller College of Business and the Business Education Department at Ball State University/Teachers College dating from 1950 to 1985.
News releases, 2007 Dec.-2008 Jan.
The University Marketing and Communications news releases collection contains news copy either released by Ball State or written about Ball State by another agency dating from 1961 to 2010. Files in the collection may also include routing information regarding the specific target audience or audiences for a particular news releases as well as drafts of news releases.
Office of Academic Research and Sponsored Programs records
This collection includes annual reports, planning documents, research grant materials, office memos, and general administrative records from the Office of Research/Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at Ball State University ranging from 1956-2007.
Office of Admissions records
This collection contains administrative records, brochures, newsletters, campus guides and maps created or collected by the Office of Admissions at Ball State University. This collection also includes materials pertaining to freshman orientation planning and programs. The materials in this collection range in date from 1929 to 2019.
Office of Provost correspondence
Office of Teacher Education Services records
This collection includes administrative documents, interdepartmental correspondences, and accreditation applications pertaining to the accreditation of the Ball State University Teachers College.
Office of the President annual reports
Biennial and annual reports of the President of Ball State summarizing major developments in and about Ball State dating back to 1947. Recent reports include brief articles, photographs, and photo captions highlighting accomplishments, research projects, awards, services, programs, students, and faculty. Reports are arranged chronologically.
Palmer University records
This collection contains a photocopy of a lecturer brochure and a copy of a photograph of Palmer University President John R. H. Latchaw dating from circa 1902 to 1905.
Phi Delta Kappa Chapter records
This collection includes bylaws, initiation information, minutes, and awards from the Phi Delta Kappa Ball State University chapter from 1947-2000. The collection also contains charter information, executive board meeting notes, and historical information on the organization. The formats for this collection includes pamphlets, brochures, programs, notes, photographs, forms, flyers, and other various types of paperwork.
Photographic Services collection
Many of these images are digitized and accessible through the Digital Media Repository. (Click digital object link in red box to access.)
President Dr. Lemuel Pittenger records
This collection includes records and correspondence from President Lemuel Pittenger of Ball State Teachers College ranging from 1918 to 1946 regarding different departments, faculty, and buildings on the Ball State Teachers College campus during his presidency.
Ralph W. Noyer administrative papers
This collection includes faculty files, course files, department files, CAA-WTS files, and subject files from Ralph W. Noyer, dean of the Ball State Teachers College in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1928 to 1959 regarding Dr. Noyer's administration at Ball State.
Richard W. Burkhardt papers
Rinker Center for International Programs records
This collection includes newsletters, scrapbooks, flyers, administrative records, and brochures from the Rinker Center for International Programs and its preceding organizations at Ball State University. There are also photographs from a 1989 trip to Asia, materials from Europe Year 1991-1992, and a variety of gifts from international students and universities.