Archives and Special Collections

The Ball State University Multicultural Center: Ambassadors of Campus Includsion and Diversity 

To celebrate the opening of the new Multicultural Center in the Fall of 2021, this digital exhibit explores the creation and past history of the Center at Ball State University. The exhibit features digitized material from the Ball State University Archives to highlight the work of past directors and students to promote inclusion and diversity. 

The Woman’s Franchise League of Indiana, Muncie Branch

This digital exhibit explores Women’s Suffrage through the history of the Woman’s Franchise League of Indiana. The exhibit features digitized material from the Ball State University Libraries Archives and Special Collections Stoeckel Archives of Local History, the Indiana State Library, Indiana State Archives and Records Administration, and Minnetrista Heritage Collection. 

Supporting Excellence for 100 Years and Beyond: The Growth and Development of Ball State University's Campus

This interactive digital exhibit published by Ball State University Libraries features digitized historic records documenting the transformative development and growth of this remarkable campus. Featured in the exhibit are digitized archival materials from the University Archives and the Drawings and Documents Archive collecting areas of Archives and Special Collections as well as the GIS Research and Map Collection.

Ball State University Libraries

Art of Bracken Library

This digital exhibit published by Ball State University Libraries features various images of artwork on display in Bracken Library. Contained in the collection is a general location of each item to aid in locating the artwork in the building. The exhibit includes sections on highlighted artists, the Dean's Purchase Award, and the Johnston Collection.

GIS Research and Map Collection

Putting Indiana History on the Map

This exhibit provides online access to a selection of maps created through the GIS Research and Map Collection at Ball State University Libraries in Muncie, Indiana.  Contained in this collection are self-contained, informative maps created to represent the geography of Indiana History.  Topics depicted in the maps in this collection include literature, sports, popular culture, film, women's history, and African American history.  Maps created by the GIS Research and Map Collection can also be discovered in Cardinal Scholar, the Ball State University Instutution Repository.