Drawing and Documents Archive is a unique resource dedicated to preserving the history of Indiana's built environment. Our collections contain more than 130,000 original architectural drawings, landscape plans, blueprints, photographs, models, and building remnants, open to the general public for research, that tell the stories of Indiana’s sites and structures.
Middletown Studies collection holds a wealth of research materials on Muncie as Middletown. Records collected fall into two categories: Records of Middletown Research, which consist of documentation generated by various studies, and projects on Middletown
Special Collections Manuscript collections consist of special formats, first editions, fine printing and bindings, autographed books, and other items of significant value. Manuscript collections range from historic children books to publications and ephemera from diverse social organizations.
Stoeckel Archives of Local History, named for former Ball State history professor Althea L. Stoeckel, contains documentation on Muncie and Delaware County, Indiana, including records of business and industry, churches, clubs and organizations, education, genealogy, government, personal and family papers, photographs, and oral histories.
University Archives serves as the official memory of the institution, ensuring access to and preservation of the records of Ball State University that have long-term historical, legal, fiscal and administrative value.