Advancement Christmas card, promotional materials, mission and vision statement, posters, Church of the Brethren connection, events, societies, self-study, float plan for a parade, and more. Read the accession page for a complete listing.
Alumni Homecoming Published Brochures and Programs including "Big Top, M.C. Homecoming October 7-10, 1999 featuring Spartan football tackles 75th season, Alumni Award Winners, Cloyd Dye, Melanie May, Wayne Miller, Beverly Ott, photos classes of 1929, 1934, 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954 and tribute to Frances Smith Thomas.
Materials from this collection include programs for "The Devil Passes," a play presented by the Senior Class of 1938, Program for the State Intercollegiate Oratorical Contest, dated 12 February 1937, Class Day 1937 program, Manchester College Bulletin from December 1935, Alumni Days, 1987 and 1992, Commencement program for 1937 and other materials and photographs.
Mary Armstrong is an alumna of Manchester College, graduating with the Class of 1952. The collection contains copies of stories and articles Mary wrote for the education of Kindergarten and Elementary aged children.
Art Department: Shows, Weaver and Bruce and Photographs
Student, D. Owen Cottrell received a B.A. from Manchester College in 1903. This is his notebook on Botany Lectures for Winter Term 1898 - 1999 and Spring Term 1899, with notes beginning 7 December 1898. The notebook is illustrated nicely.Though over 120 years old…the paper is supple and has been well preserved.
An assortment of chemistry lab shots (circa 1931) and beyond) with other assorted chemistry related photographs, including the Chemistry Symposium, 1975 with Ed Miller and Mr. and Mrs. David Grandstaff and the American Chemical Society group shot (pg. 42,1992 Aurora).
One beautifully bound Chinese book with silk cover and gold flecked case presented to Dr. Winger by Hung Nien Cheng (President of Chi-nan University, see MC201194a,b). The book appears to be similar to MC2011/94a,b in content, but this is an elaborate edition. The subject appears to be the history of China, or an area in China, and contains fabulous architectural illustrations and photographs.
A book presented to Manchester College by Hung Nien Cheng, President of Chi-nan University, Shanghai, July, 1930. The book appears to be about the history of China, or an area of China, and contains fabulous architectural illustrations and photographs.
Another second book that might be another volume of the gift.
Church of the Brethren Poets from Manchester College, a Publication
Newspaper article about "Watermarks," an 80 page paperback published by the Brethren Press, Elgin, Illinois containing the poems of four Manchester College graduates. The poets graduated between 1966 and 1969. Their names are Paul Hoover, Brooks Couser, Robert Allen, Jr., and Terry Pettit.
Cloppert, John Raymond: Bible, "Testament" Belonging to J. R. Cloppert
Wabash Plain Dealer article, 21 May 1973, "Success Slump, Tells Graduates." Dr. J. Irwin Miller was the commencement speaker for the 1973 Commencement. This article recaps Miller's address and also reports on a silent student protest.
Another article on the same page states four recipients of the "Outstanding Alumni Award."
1973 compilation by Gary Zimmerman: "Manchester College Graduates as Manchester College Faculty," a study showing the number of Manchester College voting faculty members from each Church of the Brethren college and from other colleges.
Financial records of the college, college classes, college student groups and organizations.
Alice King Ebey: Handwritten record of income and expenses for the college including student/faculty/staff accounts. Alice King is included, see: July 7, to December 12, 1898, Alice King 7/16/1898).
Clubs, societies and organizations: Account books for various clubs and organizations. Aurora, College Quartet, Lincoln Adelphia Treasurer's Book, Philalethea Cash Books, Phronia Lethea, Physics (Sigma Pi Sigma), Rhetoria - Mathea or Mathea Rhetoria Society, Science Club, Service Fellowship, Sociology Club, Tau Kappa Alpha Journal of Finances, Y.M.C.A. records for 1930 - 1931, and Women's Glee Club receipt books. Deputation Work at Manchester College 1945 - 1946: Receipts, expenditures and reports by Bill Eberly.
Recipient of the Sargent Shriver Award by the National Peace Corps Association, and an honorary doctorate from Manchester College, Loren Finnell is a member of the Manchester College Class of 1964.
He composed a draft of a autobiography entitled, "Still a County Boy.....After having been around the world a couple of times, The memoirs of Loren Finnell." In this manuscript Loren relates his experience at Manchester College, including a clandestine trip to Washington, D.C. for a "Ban the Bomb" demonstration.
Jane Henney, MC Class of 1969 served as a member of Manchester College's Board of Trustees before being appointed the director of the Food and Drug Administration during President Clinton's term of office.
General biographical information.
See Also:The Manchester Monitor, 14 May 2002 p.9; The News-Journal, 15 May 2002 p.23.
On 12 June 1958, Carl Waldo Holl received a College Chemistry Teacher Award from the Manufacturing Chemists' Association (MCA).
Photographs showing Carl W. Holl and the other five winners with Mr. Ernest Hart (chairman of the board of MCA) and General John E. Hull (president of MCA). The second shows Carl W. Holl receiving his award from Mr. Ernest Hart.
Holl, Carl Waldo Papers; Manchester College Teaching Position Letter
The guestbook was signed by visitors at the Holl's home between 1939 and 1982. Visitors include the Don Martin family, Paul Flory, Vernon Schwalm, the O.L. Hoover family, the A.W. Cordier family, Irma Dare, A. R. Eikenberry, Harry Weimer, the O.W. Neher family, the Ed Miller family, and many others.
Homecoming records, 1929-2000 and 2007, including Homecoming 23 October 1954 Souvenir Program, Manchester Spartans vx. Anderson Ravens.
One Homecoming Souvenir Program, Manchester Spartans vs. Anderson Ravens, 23 October 1954 (added by J. Wine 20 June 2008).
One 1943 Homecoming Banquet menu and Program with autographs.
One oak leaf nametag for the homecoming celebration of the Class of 1932.
For more information on Homecoming see: Union Program Council; Oak Leaves,13 October 1960 p.1, 2, 3 (photo); 20 October, 1960 p.1; 3 October, 1963 p.1 (history); 1 October, 1964 p.1; 8 October 1964, p.1; Photo Boxes 42 & 43.
Manchester College alumnus, T. Quentin Evans: Transcript of an 18 July 1988 interview recording his time as a student and later as a faculty person. This is from one of a series of interview tapes done under the support of the Lily funds received by Manchester College in 1987. The interview probably took place along with interviews by Wilbur Dunbar, Lola Sanger, Robert Frantz, Dr. Phillip Orpurt. David Waas was probably also interviewed at that time (transcript is undated).
Justiniano, Myrtis Becker, College Bills and Cancelled Checks
Dr. Charles Koller is an alumnus of Manchester College, graduating in the year 1943. Included in this collection is Koller's PhD dissertation, a collection of his publications and patents and a photograph circa 1960.
This file contains a copy of August 2011 Notes from the President in which a mural at Parkview North emergency room is described. President Jo was asked to paint a square of the mural that depicts an "Everyday Star" whose non-work life embraces generosity and service. She chose John Hamer (MC Class of 1948) who worked with his wife, Esther (MC Class of 1950) as medical missionaries in Nigeria. Besides being a physician, Dr. Hamer was a scientiest who helped to discover one of the world's deadliest viruses -- Lassa Fever.
Two other Manchester College graduates were honored as being "Everyday Stars" in the mural, Dr. Jane Weaver (Everyday Star #156) and Daryl Yost (Everyday Star #108).
A color copy of the mural is included along with a list of artists and honorees
A thank you letter from John and Esther Hamer to President Jo Switzer is also in the file.
Program book from the 1932-1987 Manchester College Alumni Reunion, including students from Mount Morris College. This is the 55th reunion for this class. One letter (1987) to the members of the Class of 1932 written by Paul Kinsel, Class President. One letter (1987) from Karl Merritt, Director of Alumni and College Relations to the Class of 1932. One print of the 23 May 1987 Class Reunion photograph with accompanying identification page.
Thurl Donald Metzger is a Manchester College alumnus and member of Manchester College Class of 1938. He was a recipient of the Laymen's Citation Award, an award given by Manchester College to honor outstanding members of the Church of the Brethren.
Much more material than can be described. Please go into the accession page to read Scope and Contents. The collection includes the following but is vastly larger:
Obituaries, information on the Shull children, photograph of son of Moy Gwong, "Memory Speaks, North Manchester Celebrates Its First 150 Years," program for play written by Dr. Charles Boebel, article from "The Noble County American," Albion, Indiana, Thursday, June 24, 1982, pg. 7 regarding the Potawatomi Chief Simon Pokagon, Last Chief of the Potawatomies, personal information about Edith Alice Miller, letter by Otho about his wife's, Ida's death, and Class of 1926 Information, as saved by Edith Miller.
For more information on Edith Alice Miller see West Manchester Church of the Brethren.
Mount Morris College: Academic and Permanent Records
Materials related to the students who were employed as a "normal" in a control group against individuals who were "less than normal," or having some sort of medical deficiency or problem. The studies took place at the National Institute of Health.
Natural Sciences Division: Kinsel, Paul Collection
The year prior to September 1994, students had organized a volunteer pep Band that played at football and basketball games. The Pep Band was continued in 1994. Butterbaugh agreed to raise money to furnish the Band with sport shirts and jackets. This letter requests that recipients contribute $100 each to defray the cost of shirts and jackets.
1. Pep Band letter from Edgar Butterbaugh, Chair, Board of Trustees and Former Trombone Player.
Alumni Honor Awards: Article regarding, and photographs of, 1990 recipients, Graydon F. Snyder, Onita Johnson, Paul Hoover. Article and photographs of 2000 recipients, Duard Conrad (MC 1925), Lonnie Steele (MC 1962), Dr. James Easton (MC 1964), Howard Royer (MC 1952).
Roy Plunkett Collection, containing but not limited to: Interview materials, articles, general info., address and photograph albums, photographs, awards, stoles. Memorabilia including temperature and humidity indicator. Speech given at Manchester College. Obituary from "Parade" magazine. Personal correspondence. Teflon demonstration pieces, such as utilization in the repair of the knee joint and medical prototypes.
See also: The Story of the Natural Sciences at Manchester College by William R. Eberly
Letters, information about the debating team, photo, interesting items, see: Betty (Pottenger) Refior (Class of 1943) Collection MC2009/37.
See Also: Betty Pottenger Phelps Refior typed copies of her brother's letters that recorded his missionary experience. Included in the collection are photographs, drawings, architectural plans and other memorabilia. This collection is now at the DePauw University Archives, 11 E. Lrabee St., Greencastle, Indiana 46135
See also: Manchester College Bulletin August 1950 p.3
Public Relations: News Journal 1911 Newspaper Spread
Newspaper: The News-Journal 1911 newspaper spread: "Wonderful Progress of Manchester College." An interesting historical account about the founding of the College.
Mentioned in the "College Notes" section is Catherine Forney, a student in Manchester college and instructor in French in the academy. Her parents, D. L. Forney and Anna Shull, were one of the first students to enroll at Manchester college and served also as missionaries at Jalalpor, India.
These materials are part of the larger collection, MC2009/71. See MC2009/71 for a complete listing of the entire collection.
File Folder MC2009/71-MU: Music Department
MC2004/711 - This object was given an accession number in 2004 by a previous Archivist but no paperwork had been created. An accession page is being created by Archivist, Jeanine Wine, and this object is now located in file folder MC2009/71-MU.
MC2009/71-MU,a - 1979, December, "Manchester College Music Department Presents a Faculty Exchange Recital with Findlay College, Music For Romantics."
MC2009/71-MU,b - 1981, February, "Manchester College Music Department Presents a Faculty Exchange Recital with olivet Nazarene College."
MC2009/71-MU,c - 1981, April, "Manchester College Music Department Honors Recital," with Barry Coe, Tenor, Pamela Duffy, Soprano, Julie Hunn, Piano, Karen McKimmy, Soprano, Susan Penner, Organ, Lisa Savage, Piano, Mary Tilsy, Soprano, Robin Zeider, Saxophone.
MC2009/71-MU,d - 1980, April, "Manchester College Music Department Honors Recital," with Mary Patterson, Bassoon, Susan Penner, Organ, Nina Hill, Piano, Julie Hunn, Piano, Lisa Savage, Piano, Diana Gunnerson, Soprano, Cathy Mishler, Soprano, layra Swantner, Soprano.
MC2009/71-MU,e - 1982, April, "Manchester College Music Department Honors Recital," with Diana Coe, Pam Duffey, Patty Jones, Janie McCauley, Lisa McMillan, Christine Oetama, Ingrid Rupel, Loa Traxler.
NC2004/708 - This object was given an accession number in 2004 by a previous Archivist but no paperwork had been created. An accession page is being created by Archivist, Jeanine Wine, and this object is now located in file folder MC2009/71-MU.
Video of Manchester College' s 2009 Homecoming plaque dedication to Manchester College alumni, Phil and Louise Baldwin Rieman, in the Muir Peace Garden. See also: Brethren People File: Rieman, Louise and Phil
"Indiana Institute of Technology: Know all men by these presents, That in recognition of his Distinguished attainments the Faculty of Indiana Institute of Technology with the approbation of the Board of Trustees, through the authority in them vested by the State of Indiana, has conferred upon Vernon F. Schwalm the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humanities with all of the rights, honors and privileges thereto appertaining...." 1963.
As Director of Camp Alexander Mack in Milford, Indiana, L.W. Shultz sponsored the tours of the Cotton Blossom Singers of The Piney Woods Country Life School, located in Piney Woods, Mississippi. He also spoke at Piney Woods on several occasions.
Genealogical information and correspondence (1947-1976) pertaining to L.W. Shultz who worked and taught at Manchester College in various positions (Librarian, Mathematics, Religious Education, Principal of Preparatory Department, Academy, Modern Languages) during the years 1924-1943. The collection also contains books by L. W. Shultz. Publications include an autobiography, a history of the Brethren, and a history of Camp Alexander Mack.
See also: For related material regarding L. W. Shultz, see: Camp Alexander Mack; Guide Lines, v.12:3 (July 1971) p.1; Oak Leaves, 7 March 1925 p.3; 3 October 1963 p.2; Gospel Messenger, 14 April 1945 p.9-10, 16; 15 September 1945 p.12; 24 November 1945 p.20; 23 February 1946 p.20-21; 9 March 1946 p.16; 16 March 1946 p.21; 30 March 1946 p.20 (photo); 6 April 1946 p.18-19; 15 June 1946 p.21; 28 September 1946 p.11; 16 November 1946 p.17; 21 December 1946 p.21; 11 January 1947 p.16; 8 February 1947 p.21 (photo); Manchester College Bulletin, July 1977 p.10; Photo Box 156.
"Thanksgiving Essay: What Have We to be Thankful For," "Inaugural for Bible Society: The End of Christian Faith," "True Worth: An Oration" [dated 3-7 May 1910], "Ben Hur Story" [dated 5 July 1905],"Valedictory 1907," and "A Prospectus for M.C.: Reunion of 1916."
Lawrence W. Shultz Postcard Collection. Some cards are from, Schwenksville, PA - Niagara Falls, Ontario 1948 - Moscow, Russia, 7 September 1961 - Camp Mack, Milford, Ind., 1925 - Church of the Brethren, Wenatchee Washington - Cunard White Star, "Mauretania."
This is a true assortment of slides including but absolutely not limited to:
Campus and building shots, recruitment and publicity photos, construction, students and January term trips 1996, theater, radio station, Homecoming 1994, High School Band Day, children's gymnastics, Planned Giving presentation, fountain, Mexico Indiana Old Folks Home, Historic black and white shots including football, track, fountain, student with globe.
Drama Scrap Book and class notes of Manchester College alumna, Effie Stinebaugh,depicting; charm, expression, actresses and actors, loves old sweet song, costumes, kiddie joys, youthful pleasures, settings, scenes, humor clippings. A date is not included but clippings include, "Why I Have Not Bobbed Mine," by Mary Pickford (an article about hair) and "The Real Life Story of Charlie Chaplin."
Two autograph books, MC2011/90a beloning to Mary (Mollie) and Andrew Studebaker. It is the Archivist's theory that they were brother and sister and shared these books because autographs are written out to both Andrew Simonton and to Mollie and to Mary (the same individual). This book begins 1880 or 1881.
The second autograph book, MC2011/90b appears to belong to Mary Simonton (Mollie) and George Studebaker, her future husband has an inscription in the book on May 21, 1881.
The two diaries MC2011/90c and MC2011/90d are dated 1888 and 1936 and belonged to George Studebaker.
See Also: "Memories of...Manchester," by Otho Winger, pgs. 159, 160.
Ted Studebaker, MC Class of 1967, pacifist and conscientious objector - served as an agricultural worker during the Vietnam War. He was executed by North Vietnamese in 1971. This is a recording of the ABC News storoy by Jim Kincaid and an excerpt from the Church of the Brethren documentary on Ted Studebaker.
In 1946 there were many returning students that were veterans or who had been in Civilian Public Service. Student housing was at a premium. Some married couples were lucky to get rooms in trailers parked near campus. Leo and Ginny Morris found an alternative solution, a brand new chicken coop placed in Professor Paul Halladay's back yard!
Newspaper clipping (1995) with close-up photo of Indiana State Trooper, and Manchester College alumnus, Dan Taylor holding the American flag during a memorial service for officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Student of Cordier, friend of Coretta Scott King and Yolanda King, educator, musician, Manchester College alumna, a memorial service is held in Petersime Chapel honoring the life of Frances Smith Thomas, 13 March 1999.
Town of North Manchester: Smith, Frances and Family
Rev. J. Edson Ulery was a Church of the Brethren minister who died in January of 1959. Two memory books, one for Sylvia and another for Edson, reflect the affection that people held for the couple. Edson's life story is available in a book, "A Heap of Living," by Cora W. Helman.
Numerous programs, photographs, publications and items of interest about Manchester College received from Wayne Van Der Wheele, alumnus, MC Class of 1949.
Manchester Symphony Orchestera, programs from the 1940's.
One copy of "Manifesto," Vol. 1, No. 14, "Above All Nations is Humanity," April 1947, published monthly by the journalism section of Students for Federal World Government of Manchester College, Editor in chief, Cecil Powell.
Biographical materials and images of Sadie Stutsman Wampler.
For additional material related to Sadie Stutsman Wampler, see: Filing Cabinet 2; Manchester College Bulletin, August 1963; August 1964. Newsletter of the North Manchester Historical Society, v.7:2 (May 1990). Oak Leaves, 21 February 1952; 19 September 1963 p.2; 29 October 1964 p.1.
Sadie Stutsman Wampler graduated from Manchester College in 1916. This is the same year that she began entries in "The Hand O Graphs" book, and kept make entries for years following. This book comes with the instructions: Place your hand, palm downwards, on the paper and trace outline. There are a couple examples given, and then the individual is on her own to gather outlines of the hands of friends, family and celebrities on the following pages. It is like an autograph book for hands. The name of the individual is also recorded along with the date.
Memorabilia from Mount Morris College and Manchester College. Autograph album of 1910 and 1911. Photograph album with early photograph postcards (circa 1910) of students at Mount Morris College. Some of these cards were sent to Mamie Wine of Cerro Gordo, Illinois. Manchester College Aurora yearbooks with autographs. Picture of Elder D. L. Miller.
Edward Willkie, student at the MC Academy, went on to wrestle in the 1920 Summer Games in Antwerp Belgium. Edward's brother was Wendell Willkie and his sister, Julia, was a professor at Manchester College.
Manchester College and Church of the Brethren related letters, pamphlets, photographs, Sunday school records, newspaper articles, interesting pieces of local and national history, diaries, wedding invitations, datebooks, publication agreements, resumes of applicants from the Albert Teaching Agency and more.
Material relating to Claude Wolf, including news clipping from 1964, "Claude Wolfe Family Returns from Bolivia," news release from 1966 naming Claude Wolfe Coach of the Year, and Coach Wolf's obituary, 1985.
See Also: Gospel Messenger, 16 June 1945 p.7, 14; 14 July 1945 p.19; 15 September 1945 p.16; 6 October 1945 p.19; 24 November 1945 p.21; 20 April 1946 p.19; 8 June 1946 p.21; 7 December 1946 p.21; 14 December 1946 p.8-9; 22 March 1947 p.20-21 (photos); 5 April 1947 p.21 (photo); Manchester College Bulletin, June 1951 p.2; March 1976 p.7.
Wolfe, Claude: Alumni Service Award Photograph, 1978
Materials and photographs related to Jean Childs Young: 1953 May Day Queen, Manchester College alumna, 1954, wife of Andrew Young (married June 1954), and Manchester College honorary doctorate recipient.
Photograph: Miss Blickenstaff and colleague in Mahableswa, India, in costumes. It is not known if Miss Blickenstaff is a tourist, a missionary or if she is the Mary Blickenstaff referred to in the Brethren Encyclopedia. The Brethren Encyclopedia writes of a Lynn (Mt. Morris Academy) and Mary Blickenstaff (La VerneCollege) as traveling to India in 1921 where Lynn Blickenstaff served as mission treasurer. In 1935 Lynn became the manager of the Intermission Business Office in Bombay. Mary assisted in administration, taught and hosted missionaries and visitors. In 1946 the Church World Service asked Lynn to direct relief work in India Their son, David Blickenstaff, was a 1937 Manchester College graduate.
Kermit Eby: Writings and biographical information. Link to Record # to see listing.
"Gemeinschaft - Gesellschaft, Perspectives on the Human Adventure," by Earl S. Johnson, the first address in the Kermit Eby Memorial Lectureship. This copy of Johnson's address also contains biographical material about Kermit Eby.
Biographical Article: "Kermit Eby: Pragmatic Idealist," by Philip G. Altbach.
Eidemiller, Missionaries, Africa: Church of the Brethren
Material relating to Benton and Ruby Rhoades who are alumni of Manchester College.
See also: Gospel Messenger 14 April 1945 p.5-6; 9 June 1945 p.8; 25 August 1945 p.15; 22 December 1945 p.23-24; 4 May 1946 p.21; 13 July 1946 p.16; 20 July 1946 p.10 (photo); 27 July 1946 p.13 (photo), 24; 3 August 1946 p.13; 12 October 1946 p.18-19 (photo); 14 December 1946 p.8-9 (photos); 19 July 1947 p.18-19; 11 October 1947 p.18-19; Feb. 1985 p.9; Messenger March 2003 p.22-25; Meet Your Missionaries, p.115, 116; She Hath Done What She Could, p.165-166, 168
L. W. Shultz: Photograph of four men holding a large framed photograph and the book The Story of Camp (a book about Camp Alexander Mack). Back is labeled: Camp Mack. L-R: ?, L.W. Shultz, ?, Perry Huffaker.
Financial records for the Church of the Brethren South Central Indiana District Women's Fellowship 2000 - October 2010 with Final Record of 1 January - 30 September 1999. Fall Fellowship report stating the decision to disband.
Program: "Memorial Service conducted by Brethren Benefit Trust for Joel Kent Thompson," 18 November 1994.
"Joel Thompson Resigns from Top GSC Post," November 1980 Messenger.
"Meet Your Missionaries, Joel and Phyllis Thompson, the first Church of the Brethren missionaries to serve in Indonesia, Gospel Messenger, December 24, 1960.
Article: "Energy is a Moral Concern," by Joel K. Thompson, May 1978 Messenger, pg. 11.
"Brethren Staff Members Honored on Campuses," July 1978 Messenger: Manchester College alumnus, Joel K. Thompson, one of five persons awarded an Alumni Award by the Alumni Association of Manchester College, 1960.
For other material related to Joel Kent Thompson, see: Manchester College Bulletin, July 1978 p.8.