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educator , historian

James Arthur Glass, American historian, educator. Named Sagamore of the Wabash, Governor Evan Bagh of Indiana, 1994; Cornell University Graduate fellowship, 1986, Ronald F. Lee Research fellowship, Eastern National Park and Monument Association, 1985.


Glass, James Arthur was born on September 19, 1952 in Goshen, New York, United States. Son of Robert Leavitt and Marjory Brown Glass.


Bachelor in History and Spanish, Indiana Central College, Indianapolis, 1974. Master of Arts in Latin American History, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1975. Master of Arts in History of Urban Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, 1984.

Doctor of Philosophy in History of Architecture and Urban Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, 1987.


Historian Indianapolis History Preservation Commission, 1975—1982. Project supervisor, history American buildings survey National Park Service, Washington, 1984—1985. Project manager, history preservation Greenhorne & O'Mara, Inc., Greenbelt, Maryland, 1988—1990.

Director, Indiana division history preservation & archaeology State of Indiana, Indianapolis, 1990—1994. Director, graduate program history preservation Ball State University, Muncie, since 1994, director, center history preservation, since 2004. Consultant History Landmarks Foundation Indiana, Indianapolis, 1978, 81.

Member advisory board National Trust History Preservation, Washington, since 1997. Board directors Delaware County History Alliance, Muncie, Indiana, 1995—1998, History Landmarks Foundation Indiana, Indianapolis, since 1995.


Board directors You and the Year 2000, Inc., Muncie, Indiana, 1998—2001. Member millenium task force State of Indiana, Indianapolis, 1998—2001. Member of Indiana History Society, Society Architectural Historians, American Association State and Local History.


  • Other Interests

    Photography, travel, water-skiing, swimming, reading.


Robert Leavitt

Marjory Brown Glass