Thursday, January 28, 2016

Center for Energy Research, Education, and Service (CERES) Publications

The Center for Energy Research, Education, and Service (CERES) Publications digital collection provides online access to a selection of publications produced by the Center for Energy Research, Education, and Service (CERES) at Ball State University. Materials range in date from 1977 to 2003 and include annual reports, published studies, educational and curricular materials, and program pamphlets regarding the Center's work in the study of renewable and sustainable energy design. Materials available in this collection were digitized from a collection of the records of CERES held at Ball State University Archives & Special Collections.
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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Robert Cunningham Collection

The Robert Cunningham digital collection provides online access to cartoons, sketches, and drawings created by Robert Cunningham between 1947 and the 1980s. The collection includes original drawings featured in the cartoon series The Corner GroceryCunningham’s CornerGrowing Up Middletown U.S.A.Hometown Funnies, and Meet the Batty Family, as well as hand-drawn advertisements, political cartoons, sketches from Cunningham’s military service in Germany, and Washington School of Art assignments.

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Robert Cunningham was born in Muncie in 1928 and was a graduate of Muncie Central High School. A long-time business owner and public figure, Cunningham held several public offices in the area, including mayor of Muncie from 1976 to 1980, and owned the Red Front Grocery from 1948 to 1969 and Cunningham’s Market from 1969 to 1976. As an avid cartoonist, Cunningham would frequently incorporate his drawings into advertisements for his businesses and political campaigns, and his cartoons were regularly featured in the Muncie Evening Press and published in books.

The complete collection of the Robert Cunningham papers is available in the Ball State University Archives and Special Collections.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Glue, Ball State University Department of Architecture Student Journal

This collection provides online access to Glue, a journal produced and managed by students in the Department of Architecture at Ball State University's College of Architecture and Planning. Issues of the journal in this collection date from 2000 to 2009 and include student designs, drawings, and writings. Print copies of the journal are held in Ball State University Archives & Special Collections and the Architecture Library.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Indiana Outdoors Videos

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The Indiana Outdoors Videos collection provides online access to episodes of the WIPB-TV television show Indiana Outdoors, created and produced as a partnership between Ball State University and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.  The show highlights outdoor life in Indiana, documenting areas of interest including state parks and recreational facilities, Indiana wildlife and ecology, historic sites, and outdoor festivals.  Episodes of Indiana Outdoorsincluded in this collection date from 2001 to 2007.  The show was produced by Nancy Carlson and Samuel Clemmons of Ball State University and the principle hosts were broadcaster Jill Ditmire and Don Van Meter, Professor of Natural Resources at Ball State University.  

Monday, August 31, 2015

Ball State University Campus Photographs

The Ball State University Campus Photographs digital collection is a representative sampling of more than 40,000 historic photographs, negatives and other images dating back to 1899. The images document events, activities, people, growth, and development of Ball State from normal school to university.

To view historic images of Ball State University buildings and locales, click on the building or locale outline in this interactive map.

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Use the links below to browse or search holdings from the various Ball State University Campus Photographs subcollections.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Kris T. Frederick Photographs

The Kris T. Frederick Photographs collection provides online access to a collection of digitized photographs from Ball State University alumnus Kris T. Frederick.  The photographs date from 1967 to 1972 and document Ball State University student life, the Delaware County and Randolph County communities, and other Central Indiana locations and people.

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Originally from Madison, Indiana, Frederick received his Bachelors of Science in Art from Ball State University in 1971.  During his time as a student and shortly after, he worked with Ball State University Photographic Services as a photographer, photographing campus life and theatrical productions.  For several years after graduation, he worked as an elementary school art teacher in neighboring Randolph County at Farmland and Parker Elementary Schools.  Later he took a job with the Marion Chronicle Tribune as a news photographer.

Additional digital photographs from this collection are available in the Ball State University Archives & Special Collections reading room.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

David Patashinsky Muncie, Indiana Photographs

The David Patashinsky Muncie, Indiana Photographs digital collection includes 50 photographs from David Patashinsky of Muncie, Indiana ranging from 2010 to 2011 documents the city's people, events, architecture, and landscapes.

In 2010, the Center for Middletown Studies commissioned photographer David Patashinsky of Muncie, Indiana to capture photographs on a wide variety of subjects including people, architecture, and landscapes for the center's Documenting Deindustrialization Initiative. Patashinsky was born in Moscow, Russia, later lived in Israel, and for the last twelve years has resided in the United States. He attended art school in Russia where he focused on pottery and graphics. His interests include film and digital photography, and his cameras of choice are Leica and Zeiss Ikon.

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