Wednesday, November 08, 2006

New Personnel

Sarah E. Duncan, Assistant Archivist for University Records & Digital Projects, began October 30, 2006. She received her M.S. in Library Science from the University of Kentucky, Lexington and her B.A. from Yale University where she majored in history and anthropology. Sarah comes to us from the Kentucky Historical Society where she was Kentucky Oral History Commission’s Oral History Archivist.

New Exhibit

Once There Was a Union Town: A History of Organized Labor in Muncie

November 13th - January

Once There Was a Union Town: A History of Organized Labor in Muncie will be on exhibit outside the Archives and Special Collections Research Center, Bracken Library 210, from November 13, 2006 through January 31, 2007.

For more information, contact John Straw or Maren Read at (765) 285-5078.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


October 2006

Stoeckel Archives of Local History

Roy Simmonds Papers, (9.0 cu. ft)

Administration Building items, (0.01 cu. ft)

Photos; Ball State Homecoming, 1978-1980, (0.01 cu. ft)

Steinbeck Studies, Volume 29, May 2006, (0.1 cu. ft)

Scan of The Progressive Grocer, July 1934, (0.01 cu. ft)

Additions to MSS 223 J. Wayne Storms collection, (1.0 cu. ft)

Additions to UAW Charlie Anderson collection, (0.1 cu. ft)

Rotary District 6560 Records, (3 cu. ft)

Altrusa District Six additions, (1 cu. ft)

History of Indiana Business College book, (0.1 cu. ft)

Wapehani Girl Scout Council, (12 cu. ft)

Book Donations

Thomas R. Graham, Getting Open: The Unknown Story of Bill Garrett and the Integration of College Basketball

Dr. Tetsumaro Hayashi, The Autobiographical Story of My Ball State University

Marge Zartman, Mr. Topaz Takes A Walk

Bruce Nixon, Collaboration/Making Artists Books: Books, prints and drawings

Robert Harmon, Short Essays on Books, Book Collecting and Things Literary from the Catalogues of Preston C. Beyer

John Steinbeck, The Wayward Bus

Orv Knarr, Middletown's Maverick Flyer

University Archives

ARCH 573 papers from Fall 2003/Fall 2005, (0.01 cu. ft)

John Beekman, research paper, addition, (0.01 cu. ft)


William H. Willson Collection, 3 boxes; 1.7 cu. ft. (Special Collection)

William H. Willson (b. 1918) devoted many years to the study of Sir Norman Angell and his historical impact. Willson and his wife, Sybil, visited Ball State University during the 1980s to do research in the Sir Norman Angell Papers. The manuscript collection comprises Willson’s notebooks of materials related to his research, including correspondence with Angell, news clippings, program announcements, and Willson’s unpublished writings; scrapbooks of photographs and other illustrations for Willson’s planned publication of Sir Norman Angell and the Last Illusion; bibliographies of Angell’s writings, speeches, and interviews; several volumes of bound Angell pamphlets; and several books annotated by Willson. There is also a microfiche transcript of an interview with Sir Norman Angell and photograph negatives. Other works of Sir Norman Angell that are part of the Willson Collection have been cataloged and can be found in CardCat.