E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center Records
RG.05.09.01

Summary Information

Repository

Ball State University Libraries Archives and Special Collections

Creator

Ball State University. E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center.

Title

E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center records

ID

RG.05.09.01

Date

1972-1996

Extent

1.5 Cubic feet4 Boxes

Language

English

Preferred Citation

E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center records, Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries

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Administrative History

The E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center on Minnetrista Boulevard has been a Muncie landmark since it was completed in 1907 by Mr. And Mrs. E. B. Ball.

For fifty years, "Nebosham," as the house was originally named, was the family home of Mr. and Mrs. Ball and their children. After Mrs. Ball's death in 1957, the house remained unused until 1963, when it was leased to Ball State University.

In 1975 the Ball Brothers Foundation gave the property to the Ball State University Foundation for use by Ball State University as a continuing education facility. The gift included major renovation by the Ball Brothers Foundation, and in 1977 the house, then re-christened the Minnetrista Center for Nontraditional Adult Studies, opened its doors as an academic building.

In 1986 the facility was renamed the E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center for University and Community Programs, and it is still serving the university and the public.

The mission of the E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center is to provide stimulating intellectual opportunities for all persons in the Ball State University and East Central Indiana communities through programs, lectures, classes, seminars, workshops, etc., that are presented in an informal learning environment. By working cooperatively with other institutions in the university and community whenever possible, the E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center is a symbol of the university's commitment to public service and creates a positive image of the university to the community.

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Scope and Contents

This collection includes brochures, flyers, programs, news releases and clippings, programming records, project proposals, scrapbooks, and reports ranging from 1972 to 1996.

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Arrangement

This collection is organized in the following series:

Series 1: E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center publications

Series 2: E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center records

Series 3: E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center annual reports

Series 4: E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center financial reports

Series 5: E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center program reports

Series 6: E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center scrapbooks

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Ball State University, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a records transfer.

Accruals

No additions expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2009/02/05 by Carolyn F. Runyon. EAD finding aid completed 2009/02/05 by Carolyn F. Runyon.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Brochures
  • Financial records
  • Newsletters
  • Printed ephemera
  • Publications
  • Scrapbooks

Geographic Name(s)

  • Muncie (Ind.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Ball, Bertha Crosley
  • Ball, Edmund Burke, 1855-1925

Subject(s)

  • Adult education
  • Art education
  • Arts
  • Education
  • Educational facilities

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Collection Inventory

Subseries 1: E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center publications

Box Folder

E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center printed ephemera, undated

1 1

The Minnetristan newsletter, 1978-1981

1 2

Relatively Speaking newsletter, 1984-1987

1 3

Minnestrista Center programs, 1979-1986

1 4

E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center programs, 1987-1996

1 5

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Subseries 2: E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center records

Box Folder

E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center Administrative History survey, 1981

1 6

E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center news releases and clippings, 1984-1985

1 7

E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center Programming records, 1982-1983

1 8

Continuing Education Center for Women proposal, 1972-1976

2 1

E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center Reception, 1978

2 2

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Subseries 3: E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center annual reports

Box Folder

E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center annual report, 1977-1979

2 3

E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center annual report, 1980-1981

2 4

E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center annual report, 1983-1984

2 5

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Subseries 4: E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center financial reports

Box Folder

Summary of Activity financial report, 1977-1984

2 6

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Subseries 5: E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center program reports

Box Folder

Community Service and Continuing Education Final program report, 1977-1978

2 7

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Subseries 6: E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center scrapbooks

Box Volume

E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center scrapbook, 1977-1978

3 1

E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center scrapbook, 1981-1984

3 2

E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center scrapbook, 1984-1986

4 1

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