Dr. James Connolly and Dr. Warren Vander Hill, will present the, “History of Social Services in Muncie.” Dr. Connolly is the George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of History, Director of the Center for Middletown Studies and co-director of Digital Scholarship Lab. Dr. Vander Hill is the Provost Emeritus, BSU. In 2019, the Center for Middletown Studies completed the Nonprofit Social Services in Muncie Oral History Project. It documented the evolution of these organizations in the context of the broad economic changes that have taken place locally. We completed 20 video interviews with leaders of nonprofit social service agencies that represent a cross section of the services provided locally, including programs addressing education, health care, hunger, addiction, and poverty. Members of the project team will describe the origins of the project, the work completed, and some of the themes that emerged from these interviews.