“The book’s early life will be happier, its maturity longer, its final disappearance more distant if, like a child, it has found its lines cast among kindly and sympathetic friends and parents.”
John Alden, The Care and Repair of Books
|Friends of Bracken Library Dinner, 2010|
The newest collection available in the Ball State University Digital Media Repository documents the activities of The Friends of the Alexander M. Bracken Library, an organization that supports the Ball State University Libraries in the work of preserving and providing access to books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, and other important educational resources. The Friends of the Alexander M. Bracken Library Lectures and Publications include newsletters, lectures, and brochures highlighting the programs and work of that organization. The lectures and brochures included in the collection deal with a wide variety of topics including Muncie and Delaware County history, United States history, the cultural significance of libraries, and literature. Of particular note, this collection includes the lectures, officially named the E. Bruce Kirkham Lectures in 2000, which are delivered annually at the Friends of Bracken Library Dinner.
|Jack Carmichael and Jeff Koenker|
|Vic Lawhead and Hurley Goodall|
For more information about The Friends of the Alexander M. Bracken Library visit the Ball State University Libraries website or contact John B. Straw.