Thursday, October 04, 2012

October additions to the Muncie and Delaware County Films and Videos Collection

59 new films have recently been added to the Muncie and Delaware County Films and Videos digital collection in the Ball State University Libraries Digital Media Repository.

William Ruckelshaus interview, 1968
With political campaigns currently in full swing, these new films provide historical perspective on United States politics "on both sides of the aisle” in the 1960s. These films include a Democratic Party campaign event featuring an address by Birch Bayh, Democratic candidate for United States Senate, an interview with William Ruckelshaus, Republican candidate for United States Senate, and interviews documenting the reactions of Muncie residents to the protests and results of the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Muncie Southside vs. Richmond, 1968

Those who prefer to follow sports more closely than politics will find new films about drag racing, Muncie Central Bearcats football, and Muncie Southside Rebels football. Most notably, these films include highlights from Muncie Southside’s 1968 football game against the Richmond Red Devils, the then defending state football champions. Other unique films in this addition include interviews about the 34th International Twins Convention in Dayton, Ohio and footage of a sheriff's department investigation at the Swartz Motel in Muncie.

As always, we have some people and events that we would love for you to help us identify. Here is the unidentified person of the month.

Unidentified campaign event, 1968
This unidentified person campaigning at Southway Plaza Shopping Center in Muncie, Indiana is wearing a name tag, but we just can’t quite read it. Comment on this post or send us an email at if you can help us identify this person or any of the other unidentified persons or events in these films.

You are also welcome to contact us with any questions you may have about this collection or others in Archives and Special Collections at or 765-285-5078.

1 comment:

Pay per Head said...

Definitely is a great collection. No idea who is he. But it would be good to meet more about him.