Final Flashback: Ball State Through the Years

During the month of March, Her Campus Ball State sifted through thousands of photos in Ball State's archives to find some cool and lesser-known pieces form the past. We were "wowed" when we found areas of campus we had never seen before, and then we were refreshed by photos of familiar spots we know so well today.

As we end our month of archival adventure, we felt it only appropriate to collect some of our favorites. So, without further ado, here are our top seven finds in the Ball State photo archives.

 

1. "The Look"

James R. Barnhart, Professor of Accounting, instructs student in mainframe computing applications, 1974.

2. "Fist Pump"

James R. Barnhart, Professor of Accounting, instructs student in mainframe computing applications, 1974.

3. "Perfect Hair"

Ball State University College of Business students using duplicator machines, 1968

4. "Before It Was LaFollette"

As Ball State's name changed, so did its campus.  The LaFollette Residence Halls complex (under construction here)was one of major campus construction projects at Ball State in the mid-1960s.

5. "Aye-Aye, Professor"

Before the completion of the Whitinger Business Building in 1979, Ball State's College of Business was housed inthe former Naval Armory Building at the intersection of McKinley Ave. and Neely Ave.

6. "It's Cold In Here, But I'll Try to Smile Anyway"

Ball State University Cardinals varsity swimmer Jon Sallee, 1967

7. "Old Muncie"

Downtown Muncie, circa 1920s-1930s