In 2010, Professor James Connolly, Director of the Center for Middletown Studies, commissioned photographer David Patashinsky to capture photographs on the changing character of Muncie, Indiana for their “Documenting Deindustrialization Initiative.” According to Dr. Connolly, “David has an excellent eye for detail and composition and the photographs in the collection capture these changes in the physical qualities of the city in provocative ways.”
The resulting project, David Patashinsky’s Photographs of Muncie, Indiana, depict the architecture of Muncie historic homes, the Ball State campus and individual buildings, factories and businesses, architectural design and details, people, and events. The full collection is available in the Digital Media Repository.
For more information on the exhibit, contact Lajmar Anderson, Archives and Special Collections Supervisor, LDAnderson@bsu.edu, or Bethany Fiechter, Archivist for Manuscript and Digital Collections, BCFiechter@bsu.edu.
Images top to bottom: P028-042 Rusted Sanitary car, P028-037 Minnetrista Cultural Center rose garden gazebo.