Archives


  • Airtame on monitors in Bracken Library's Studyrooms. Center of the image is a lightning bolt icon graphic over an image of Bracken Library.

    Wireless Presentation Service in Group Study Rooms

    The University Libraries recently installed wireless screen sharing technology in 16 group study and meeting rooms in Bracken Library.  This technology permits a laptop or a MacBook to share screen content on the large display without video cables.  Instructions for how to connect to the display are posted in the rooms where these devices are […]

    Read More
  • Multicultural Center Header Image

    New Digital Exhibit Celebrates History, Legacy of Multicultural Center

    Ball State University Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections, in collaboration with the Multicultural Center, recently debuted a new, freely-accessible, online, digital exhibit entitled The Ball State University Multicultural Center: Ambassadors of Campus Inclusion and Diversity.  Drawing heavily from primary sources from the University Archives and alumni collections, the exhibit provides a detailed, reflective, and compelling […]

    Read More
  • Black Student Association Header Image

    The Ball State University Black Student Association Collection is Now Live in Ball State’s Digital Media Repository

    The University Libraries continues to provide access to university history with a new Digital Media Repository [DMR] collection.  The Ball State University Black Student Association [BSA] digital collection provides access to organizational documents, internal documents, memos, publications, photographs, posters, flyers, and scrapbooks. BSA began as an off-campus organization under the name Black Student Union in […]

    Read More
  • Diversity Award Winning Books

    University Libraries Collection Spotlight – Diversity Awards

    The University Libraries is pleased to present a new Collection Spotlight highlighting items from the Libraries’ collections that have received awards for addressing issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion or are authored by members of underrepresented, marginalized and minoritized communities. These Diversity Award Winning Books are conveniently arranged by award, over 20 and growing, […]

    Read More
  • Welcome to JOSEP

    New Special Education Open Access Journal Launched at Ball State University

    The Journal of Special Education Preparation (JOSEP), a new open access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal, was launched at Ball State University with the publishing of its inaugural issue in summer 2021.  Founded and edited by Andy Marklez, Assistant Professor of Special Education at Ball State University, the journal shares research-to-practice information and materials for special education […]

    Read More
  • Power in Bracken Library Image

    Power (and USB Connections) at the Desktop

    One of the more frequent requests the Libraries receive from students is for more access to power for personal devices.  Students come to campus with smartphones, computers, ear pods, and other devices that run on battery power and require electricity to charge. Over the years, many electrical outlets throughout Bracken Library have been raised to […]

    Read More
  • Indianapolis Parks and Recreation Collection Header

    Indy Parks and Recreation Digital Collection Now Available

    Through a collaboration with The Indianapolis Public Library, a vast collection of over 16,000 photographs, films, and archival records from Indianapolis Parks and Recreation held by Ball State University Libraries has been digitized and published freely and accessibly online. The Indy Parks and Recreation Collection, available through the Indianapolis Public Library’s Digital Indy cultural heritage […]

    Read More
  • Beeman Historic Costumes Collection Header Image

    Beeman Historic Costumes

    The Beeman Historic Costume Collection housed in the Department of Applied Business Studies in the Miller College of Business contains over 4,000 pieces of men’s and women’s apparel dating back to the 18th century. The collection began in the 1930s when the Frank C. Ball family presented Mary Beeman, head of what was then known […]

    Read More
  • Book Arts Collaborative

    University Libraries and Book Arts Collaborative

    Book Arts Collaborative is an immersive learning course and student-managed business that offers Ball State University and community courses in letterpress printing, book binding, and collaborative opportunities for artist’s book making.   Located in the Madjax Building in downtown Muncie, the BAC shares space with Tribune Showprint, Inc. – the oldest continually-operating letterpress company in the […]

    Read More