Letterman donates 1,000-plus items to Ball State

Ball State University alum and comedian David Letterman has donated more than 1,000 memorabilia items—including 15 Emmy Awards he won as a TV comedy writer and talk show host—to the eastern Indiana school.

Ball State is appraising, researching and doing inventory on the items, the Star Press of Muncie reported.

The gift was announced during a 2015 appearance by Letterman on the Muncie campus. Some items started arriving last August. Shipments have continued this year.

Letterman's Kennedy Center Honor medal from 2012 and signed photos of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama from their "Late Show" appearances also were donated.

Letterman, an Indianapolis native, signed off in 2015 as host of CBS' "Late Show." He hosted NBC's "Late Night" from 1982 to 1993.

He graduated from Ball State in 1969.

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