University Libraries’ Exhibit Highlights History of the African-American Student Experience at Ball State

Miss Black Ball State PageantAfrican-American students at Ball State University have a rich history of campus involvement and activity.  As part of the celebration of Black History Month, University Libraries are proud to present “The Ball State University African-American Student Experience, 1970-2013: Activities, Organizations, and Programs,” our new exhibit in Archives and Special Collections on the 2nd floor of Bracken Library from January 20, 2014 to February 28, 2014.

The display draws from several collections housed in the Ball State University Libraries Archives and Special Collections, with some materials also available on the University Libraries Digital Media Repository.  Featured collections are Black Student Association Records, The Allen Williams Black Ball State Alumni Collection, the Robert Foster Papers, and the Marie Fraser Papers and Photographs.

For more information on the exhibit, contact Archives and Special Collections at 765-285-5078 or email

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