2020-2021 Events and Activities:
Due to the Covid-19 Virus, two Center-sponsored events have been postponed:
The Small Cities Conference, will now take place in May 2022. Check back later for more details here.
The Library Circulation Histories Workshop will be a virtual event. It will run asynchronously from April 19 to April 30, 2021 Details on the Workshop can be found here.
The Everyday Life in Middletown project is ongoing. You can learn more or join us as a diarist here.
The Center's Mission:
The mission of the Center for Middletown Studies is to build on the body of scholarship inaugurated by Robert S. and Helen Merrell Lynd in their landmark studies Middletown (1929) and Middletown in Transition (1937). These in-depth accounts of life in Muncie, Indiana, became classic sociological studies and established the community as a barometer of social trends in the United States.