Tuesday, January 25, 2011

First Installment of Ball State Alumni Memorabilia in the DMR

The Ball State Alumni Memorabilia digital collection consists of Ball State memorabilia donated by alumni and maintained at the Alumni Center. Ball State University Libraries is scanning and photographing the collection there to create this digital version in the DMR. The first installment is all photographs dating from 1918 to 2001 relating to student life. The collection will be expanded to include other media types, including artifacts such as banners, pins, clothing, etc. Pictured above is one of the photos from the collection depicting the 1941 baseball team at BSU.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Ball State University Course Catalogs Now in the DMR

New to the DMR is the Ball State University Course Catalogs collection. This digital collection contains searchable versions of BSU course catalogs from 1918 to 1998. It includes information about academic policies and requirements, course descriptions, programs, admissions and unique student opportunities. The collections also links to the catalogs from 1998 to present that Ball State already has available on the University Web site.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Additonal Pierre & Wright Material Made Available in the DMR

The Pierre and Wright Architectural Records digital collection, added to the Digital Media Repository in August of 2009, consists of drawings, photographs, 3-D models, and ephemera from the architecture firms of Edward D. Pierre, the Pierre and Wright Partnership, and Edward D. Pierre and Associates, ranging from 1920 to 1960.

This month, 85 new assets were added to this online collection. Additions include several examples of domestic architecture from the 1930s and several drawings commissioned by Marian College. Pictured below is a preliminary drawing of a Marian College dormitory and classroom building.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Muncie, Indiana Star Drug Store Inventories in DMR

We are pleased to announce that the Star Drug Store Inventories are now available in the Digital Media Repository. This digital collection consists of 2 volumes of inventories documenting merchandise and prices at a local drug store in Muncie in 1885. Then inventory includes books that were sold and therefore is used in the What Middletown Read Project.

The Star Drug Store, which was located in downtown Muncie, Indiana, was owned by Geo. H. Andrews. The main room was 24 feet wide and 80 feet deep. With a wareroom in the rear and a 20 foot square room upstairs, all sorts of goods were available to the community. According to an advertisement from the 1881-1882 Muncie, Indiana city directory, the drug store bought large quantities direct from manufacturers and importers and was said to have the lowest prices on the purest goods.