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.
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.
Gospel Messenger 8 September 1945 p.7-8; 15 September 1945 p.9-10; 22 September 1945 p.11-12; 12 January 1946 p.11-13; 23 February 1946 p.8-9; 9 March 1946 p.3-4, 25-26; 27 April 1946 p.8; 6 July 1946 p.23; 30 November 1946 p.5-13; 8 November 1947 p.9-10, 11-12; Manchester College Bulletin July 1950 p.1; June 1951 p.1; November 1951 p.2; June 1952 p.4; Oak Leaves 6 October 1960 p.1; Religious Activities.
"Proposed Section for Alternative Service," "Brethren Service Committee Meeting Agenda," "General Statement on Civilian Public Service by Brethren Service Committee," News of Brethren Service v.1:1 (September 1945), "Some Facts and Figures on Brethren Service Relief Goods," "Some Facts and Figures on Brethren Service," "Comparative Statement of Receipts and Disbursements of Brethren Service Committee [April 23 1945]," "Minutes of Brethren Service Committee [June 6 1944],"
Civilian Public Service: Camp Bedford, Garver Papers
Correspondence regarding dance instruction controversy, "Concerns to Be Presented to BSC," correspondence between Earl Garver and Eldon Burke regarding monograph on Puerto Rico, collection of letters to the editor of The Bedford Bulletin and The Bedford Democrat regarding Camp Bedford, "Organization of Camp Bedford Government," "Qualifications for the Assistant Directorship," "Campers at Lyndhurst July 17, 1943"
Civilian Public Service: Camp Personnel, Garver Papers
Civilian Public Service Bibliography; Committees-Postwar Planning; Conscientious Objection; Manchester College Bulletin of the Peace Studies Institutev.27 (1997); Memorabilia; Relief and Rehabilitation; Wartime
Karl Kime, Supreme Court transcripts BC2007/7 located in the Brethren People file and videotaped interview MC2008/06.
Card for each student serving in the military or in civilian public service during World War II. Information includes name, rank, address (while in service), class or graduation year, discharge date, killed in action date where applicable.
Conscientious objector poster. Poster entitled "The Conscientious Objector in America." Shows 6003 CO's and their locations as of March 4, 1943, plus other statistics. Back side shows locations of CPS camps across the United States.
Article from unknown newspaper that outlines experiments on conscientious objectors during World War II. Fatigue, starvation, and other experiments are briefly described. Photo of participant in starvation experiment is included.
"Men Starve in Minnesota, Conscientious Objectors Volunteer For Strict Hunger Tests To Study Europe's Food Problem," article in unknown publication with large photographs. Shown are Samuel Legg, Edward Cowles, James Plaugher and Dr. Ancel Keys [MC2003/333].
For updates about the starvation experiment review the 1945 issues of the Gospel Messenger.
In this 9/29/1980 ceremony, Donald F. Durnbaugh receives the degree, Doctor of Humane Letters. The degree is conferred by President Helman. Dr. Durnbaugh then gives the presentation, "Confessions of a Searcher."
Also See: Convocation Cassette Tape #83. The tape records the ceremony from the initial organ prelude.
For another presentation by Dr. Durnbaugh listen to his 1986 Baccalaureate address, "Faith Seeking Understanding." This cassette tape is in the cassette tape drawers (in a lower drawer) and has also been digitized onto a CD. The CD is in a CD holder on top of the cassette tape drawers.
Convocation #84: West, Marty Smeltzer, "One Woman's Journey into the Legal Profession"
Marty Smeltzer West is the third and final speaker for the convocation Social Science series. Marty was a student at Manchester from 1963 - 1965. She talks about, "One Woman's Journey into the Legal Profession," and "Confrontation with Choice." One reel-to-reel tape and two CD's, each recording portions of Ms. West's presentation. We as women are faced with too many choices, too many different roles we are asked to play and that we want to play. The solution is to confront choices and make new societal structures as we go through changes in roles and life patterns that are inevitable for all of us.
Professor Colburn (Psychology), introduces Ms. West.
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.
Russell Bollinger: Photograph with Kintner, Hartsough and Beahm. H. L. Hartsough served as pastor of Manchester Church of the Brethren.
For more information on H. L. Hartsough see See:Gospel Messenger,7 April 1945 p.12; 5 May 1945 p.12; 19 May 1945 p.20; 2 June 1945 p.12; 1 September 1945 p.12; 6 April 1946 p.7-9; 16 November 1946 p.5-6, 10-11; 8 November 1947 p.5-6.
Newspaper article about Professor Boebel's play, "Memory Speaks: North Manchester Celebrates its First 150 Years."
One newspaper article from around 1986 that tells of North Manchester's search for a town slogan.
One personal letter that refers to the Church of the Brethren missionaries, the Dr. Hamers, and gives short vignettes about past Manchester College presidents, including Otho Winger and Professor Crouch and what life was like as a student.
This informative DVD/CD combination has pictures of individuals throughout the world who have received livestock from Heifer International as well as pictures of volunteers who have contributed to Heifer International. Also is information about Dan West as well as the Andy Murray songs:
Material regarding L. D. Ikenberry [Levi Daniel] who between 1900 and 1943,taught mathematics, science, astronomy, pedagogy, geology, and served as treasurer, vice president, and acting president of Manchester College. Ikenberry Hall was named in his honor. He died on December 29, 1957.
Interview of Wilbur Dunbar by Ferne Baldwin regarding Wilbur's Grandfather, L. D. Ikenberry. Personal letter telling stories about his grandfather.
Textbook with the handwritten name of Edward Kintner on the cover. The title of the book is "Guide To The Study Of The Anatomy Of The Shark, Nexturus, And The Cat," by Samuel Eddy, Clarence P. Oliver, John P. Turner, Second Edition, New York: John Wiley & Sones, Inc., London: Chapman & Hall, Limited.
For more information on Edward Kintner see, "The Story of the Natural Sciences at Manchester College," by WIlliam R. Eberly.
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.
"Manchester College, Liberal Arts School Puts Emphasis On Religion," Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, 18 January 1953. A history of Manchester College and the aims and objectives of the institution as seen in 1953.
Manchester College: Contributions to a Better World
See Also: "Manchester College Involvement in Relief and Rehabilitation Activities During and Following World War II,"Y.M.C.A., Heifer Project, Faculty/Staff Shultz, L.W.; Civilian Public Service; Gospel Messenger, 27 January 1945 p.19.
Memories of Manchester, by Otho Winger: Index by Allan White
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.
Letters from A. Blair Helman to Reverend Wayne Zunkel, editor of the Brethren Peace Fellowship Newsletter and to Ron Keener of the General Offices of the CoB.Dated 30 June 1979 and 17 February 1971, respectively.
Materials from 1980, when President Carter reinstated the registration for the draft.
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.
For more material related to R. H. Miller, see: Gospel Messenger, 24 February 1945 p.8-9; 3 March 1945 p.4-5; 24 March 1945 p.4-5; 14 April 1945 p.14; 23 June 1945 p.12; 16 February 1946 p.14-15; 29 March 1947 p.5-6; 2 August 1947 p.8-9; Manchester College Bulletin, January 1949 p.1; February 1949 p.2; February 1950 p.2; March 1953 p.2; July 1953 p.2.
Moments with Manchester: Fanning, Nancy and Frantz, Dean
Nancy Fanning (MC Class of 1966) and Dean Frantz, Manchester College Director of Church Relations are highlighted on this recording of the radio broadcast, "Moments with Manchester." Nancy Fanning (Bachus) plays beautiful piano solos and Frantz reads a story of bees, relating the work of bees to the potential spirit of Christian living. Circa 1966.
Mount Morris College: Academic and Permanent Records
O. W. Neher served as Acting President at Mount Morris College following the presidency of Professor W. W. Peters and prior to that of C. Ernest Davies. His dates at Mount Morris spanned from 1924-1932. When a fire forced Mount Morris to close its doors and merge with Manchester College, Neher came to Manchester and taught Biology from 1932-1954.
For additional material regarding O. W. Neher, see: Manchester College Bulletin ,January 1977 p.10. Faculty File in Vault containing confidential information. The public segment of this file contains Neher's obituary, memorial service and remarks by President Helman, as well as Neher's sermon "Nature and God."
Office of Institutional Research: SAT Scores of Incoming Freshmen, Admissions Committee Rules, Reports and Comparisons for the 1970's and 1980's.
General Peace Studies information in four large boxes, including Gladdys Muir's and Dale Barnard's teaching materials and an inventory of Peace Studies students. The Peace Studies Institute was founded in 1948 on Manchester College's campus by Gladdys Muir and others. This material also includes writing of Gladdys Muir.
C.P.S. Unit 101 Registrar's Records along with a brief history and reference material describing the creation of CPS Camp 101 and its sub-camps, of which Manchester College was one. Manchester College's 10-week program was directed locally by Dr. Andrew W. Cordier. The sixty-seventy CPS'ers were chosen by Brethren Service Committee, and the plan was for them to leave the country and begin relief and rehabilitation work immediately after the program's completion.
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
1996 Bulletin of the Peace Studies Institute, Manchester College with a dedication to T. Wayne Rieman, 1912 - 1994.
For additional materials related to T. Wayne Rieman, see: Gospel Messenger, 16 June 1945; 20 July1946 p. 22-23; Manchester College Bulletin, December 1949 p.2; October 1953 p.1; July 1978 p.7;The News-Journal 16 November 1994 p.4 (obit).
Correspondence, certificate for registration of a claim to copyright (for seventy-fifth anniversary book), minutes of historical committee meetings, copy of Manchester's wartime policy (shared by President Schwalm in early days of WWII), schedule of events for anniversary celebration
"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."
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.
Chapel: Sunday School Day in the College Chapel, 18 January 1899, with notes of lecture by Emma Bowman.
Other speakers included:
A, I. Mow, Edna Puterbaugh, E. M. Crouch, Owen Cottrell, Edson J. Ulrey, Mrs. T. T. Myers, Gorman Heeter, J. W. Kitson, J. R. Miller, Mrs. Emma Garver, Mrs. Kate Hollinger, Mrs. W. Wright, I. L. Burkey, Alice King, M. M. Sherrick, S. D. Royer.
unidentified Photograph: Older woman in Brethren garb, bonnet
Dr. Franklin Wallin, President of Earlham College, give an address at the New Call to Peacemaking conference at Manchester College. In the address he talks about the paper and ideas behind the paper produced by the New Call to Peacemaking.
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.
An assortment of photographs and memorabilia about Dan West, his family and Heifer Project. These items were given to Janet Schrock, Dan West's daughter, by different individuals, including videographer, David Sollenberger.
West, Dan: Materials, Gift From Heifer Project International
Dan West File with copies of writings, DVD with clips of radio broadcases, pictures and video. Photographs of Heifer Project in other countries. These materials were gifts to the Archives from Heifer Project International.
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
Many of the women pictured are in Church of the Brethren garb. Children accompany the women, along with a dog. Horse drawn buggies and scattered buildings are in the background. It looks as if makeshift roofs cover a certain space. Perhaps this is the cooking crew for a Church of the Brethren Annual Conference?
Yearbooks and Publications: Church of the Brethren Colleges
A copy of a letter written to Harold Yoder by J. Allen Willmert, College Librarian Emeritus, 9 April 1990 listing the books that Harold Yoder donated to Funderburg Library.
Harold Yoder wrote a special note to accompany his donation of the 1901 Hymnal. It stated that the 1901 Hymnal was used at the Camp Creek Church of the Brethren where his wife, Ella Yoder (deceased) worshipped as a girl.
E. S. Young taught New Testament history, hermaneutics, theology, sacred history, and Old Testament history. He also served as Manchester's president 1895-1899.
Biographical information photo, letters.
See Also: MCGeneral File: Faculty/Staff, Young, E. S. - has copies of photographs of President E. S. Young, his family and house on 507 Miami Street, North Manchester. His brother and business partner was S. S. Young.
"Invocation Hymn," by Ruth Statler (poet) and WIlliam Berry (composer)*. SIgnature of WiIliam Berry on the lower left corner.
This is an individual page and it can not be absolutely certain that the author and composer are the other way around. In Methodist hymnals the composer's name is generally on the right and the poet's name, on the left.
For information about Paul H. Bowman, See: Gospel Messenger 10 February 1945 p.6; 23 June 1945 p.8-9; 19 October 1946 p.20; 30 November 1946 p.11, 13; 8 March 1947 p.17; 15 March 1947 p.9-10; 21 June 1947 p.13-14; 28 June 1947 p.8-9; 13 September 1947 p.19.
For material regarding Rufus D. Bowman, See: Gospel Messenger 3 February 1945 p.2; 24 March 1945 p.8; 14 July 1945 p.5-6; 1 September 1945 p.6; 29 September 1945 p.9-10; 12 October 1946 p.10-11; 19 October 1946 p.10-11; 7 December 1946 p.14; 15 February 1947 p.5-7; 22 February 1947 p.7-10; 8 March 1947 p.10-11; 19 April 1947 p.14-15, 19; 3 May 1947 p.10-11; 31 May 1947 p.12; 7 June 1947 p.14-15, 18; 28 June 1947 p.13-15; 5 July 1947 p.8-9; 7 April 1951 p.11-13.
For material related to Warren Bowman, See: Gospel Messenger 24 February 1945 p.7-8; 9 June 1945 p.4-6; 14 July 1945 p.10; 28 July 1945 p.4-5; 29 September 1945 p.10-11; 29 December 1945 p.16; 20 April 1946 p.16.
Although one can not be certain, it appears as if this photograph represents the Church of the Brethren congregation at North Liberty, Indiana and that it was taken outside the meeting house. Many of the sisters and elders appear to be wearing the Brethren garb.
See: Brethren in Florida and Puerto Rico p.51, 52, 115, 116, 204; Gospel Messenger6 July 1946 p.16; 13 July 1946 p.20; 21 September 1946 p.11; 11 October 1947 p.9, 14; Missionary Visitor v.25 p.361-363, 365 (photos) Our Missions Abroadp.13, 94, 96, 98; She Hath Done What She Could p.103; Soudan's Second Sunup p.25 (photo)
See Also: Manchester College Faculty/Staff Large Boxes 46 - 48.
BC2011/13a: Primary Year One, Fall Quarter, Course 1, Part 1, October, November, December, Brethren Graded Series, Teacher's Book, by Margaret M. Clems, E. G. Hoff, Editor, Hazel M. Kennedy, Editor Children's Publications, 1950, published by the Brethren Publishing house, Elgin, Illinois.
BC2011/13b: Primary Year Two, Fall Quarter, Course II, Part 1, October, November, December, Brethren Graded Series, Teacher's Book, by Nan F. Heflin, E. G. Hoff, Editor, Hazel M. Kennedy, Editor Children's Publications, 1951, published by the Brethren Publishing house, Elgin, Illinois.
BC2011/13c: Primary Year Three, Fall Quarter, Couse III, Part I, October, November, December, Brethren Graded Series, Teacher's Book, by Hazel A. Lewis, E. G. Hoff, Editor, Hazel M. Kennedy, Editor Children's Publications, 1952, published by the Brethren Publishing house, Elgin, Illinois.
BC2011/13d:Teacher's Book, Junior Year Two, Fall Quarter, Brethren Graded Series, by Doris Clore Demaree, Hazel M. Kennedy, Editor Children's Publications, 1953, published by the Brethren Publishing house, Elgin, Illinois.
BC2011/13e: Teacher's Book, Junior Year Three, Fall Quarter, Brethren Graded Series, by Hazel A. Lewis, A. Stauffer Curry, Editor, Hazel M. Kennedy, Editor Children's Publications, 1954, published by the Brethren Publishing house, Elgin, Illinois.
BC2011/14a: My Bible Book, Primary Year One, Fall Quarter, Course 1, Part 1, Oct. Nov. Dec., prepared by Margaret M. Clemens, illustrations by Mathilda Keller, to accompany Brethren Graded Series Course, One; E. G. Hoff, Editor; Hazel M. Kennedy, Editor Children's Publications, published by Brethren Publishing House, Elgin, copyright 1950.
BC2011/14b: My Bible Book, Primary Year One, Winter Quarter, Course 1, Part 2, Jan., Feb., March., prepared by Margaret M. Clemens, illustrations by Mathilda Keller, to accompany Brethren Graded Series Course, One; E. G. Hoff, Editor; Hazel M. Kennedy, Editor Children's Publications, published by Brethren Publishing House, Elgin, copyright 1950.
See Scope and Content on the BC2011/14a-L Accession Page to review additional volumes of this graded series.
Church of the Brethren Christian Education materials published by the Brethren Publishing House, Elgin, Illinois.
BC2011/15a: Home Reading Book, My Bible Guide, Junior Year Three, Fall, by Hazel A. Lewis, illustrated by James A. Talone, A. Stauffer Curry, Editor; Hazel M. Kennedy, Editor Children's Publications, copyright 1954 L. W. Smith.
BC2011/15a: Home Reading Book, My Bible Guide, Junior Year Three, WInter Quarter, by Blanche Hoke, illustrated by john Gretzer, A. Stauffer Curry, Editor; Hazel M. Kennedy, Editor Children's Publications, copyright 1954 I. W. Smith.
BC2011/15c: Home Reading Book, My Bible Guide, Junior Year Three, Spring Quarter, by Hazel A. Lewis, illustrated by Kreigh Collins, Hazel M. Kennedy, Editor Children's Publications, copyright 1955 by I. W. Smith.
BC2011/15d: Home Reading Book, My Bible Guide, Junior Year Three, Summer Quarter, by Hazel A. Lewis, illustrated by Sid Quinn, A. Stauffer Curry, Editor Church School Publications, Hazel M. Kennedy, Editor Children's Publications., copyright 1955 L. W. Smith.
Church of the Brethren Senior High Youth Curriculum:
BC2011/17a: In Christ Jesus, Part 1, The Significance of Jesus as the Christ, by Dale W. Brown; In Christ Jesus, Part 1, copyright 1965 by General Brotherhood Board, Church of the Brethren, Elgin, Illinois.
BC2011/17b: In Christ Jesus, Part 2, The Significance of Jesus as the Christ, by Dale W. Brown; In Christ Jesus, Part 2, copyright 1965 by General Brotherhood Board, Church of the Brethren, Elgin, Illinois.
BC2011/17c: In Christ Jesus, Teacher's Guide, Part 3, Understanding and Accepting Myself, by William J. Gnagey; copyright In Christ Jesus, Teacher's Guide, Part 3, copyright 1966 by General Brotherhood Board, Church of the Brethren, Elgin, Illinois.
BC2011/17d: In Christ Jesus, Teacher's Guide, Part 4, Being Human, for God's Sake, by John H. Brennecke; copyright In Christ Jesus, Part 4,1966 by General Brotherhood Board, Church of the Brethren, Elgin, Illinois.
Christian Education: Senior High Youth Curriculum, In His Spirit
Church of the Brethren Senior High Youth Curriculum, In His Spirit, Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4, copyright 1966 and 1967 by the General Brotherhood Board, Church of the Brethren, Elgin, Illinois. Authors: Fancher, Shull, Kieffaber and Wagner.
Photographs of probable attendees at the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference, 1962, in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Pictures taken at House By The Sea Hotel and on the boardwalk. Individuals include: Ada Brubaker, North Manchester, Indiana
Edith Slifer, Chicago, Illinois
Blanche Folgate, Lend, Illinois
Fern Blocher, Huntington, Indiana
Iona Wise, Dallas Center, Iowa
Ethel Cripe, Goshen, Indiana
Reba Steck, Naperville, Illinois
Grace Noss, Milford, Indiana
Eleanor Harrington, Wakarusa, Indiana
Dorothy McGill, Rossville, Indiana
Mrs. Delbert Buss, Wabkiston, Indiana
Nellie Evans, New Carlisle, Ohio
Mrs. Nora Cripe, Rossville, Indiana
Mary Wood, Huntington, Indiana
Church of the Brethren: Annual Conference Daily 1948
One letter from the Greek Orthodox Church in Greece, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, to Church of the Brethren leader, M. R. Zigler, European Director, Brethren Service, describing the hardships of the people of Greece following two wars, a bloody post-liberation and continuous and continuing guerilla warfare.
M. R. Zigler's response to a visit to the Archbishop in "Report on Greece," composed November 24, 1949, and given to the Church of the Brethren.
Church of the Brethren: Lent, Zeller, Harry Jr. 1944
The file folder containing this message by Harry K. Zeller, Jr. has "Sugar Creek" written on the left hand corner. Perhaps Ferne Baldwin wrote this note to tell what congregation Harry Zeller was speaking to or was part of? The message is titled, "Brethren Declare Their Lenten Faith," and is dated 26 March 1944.
Church of the Brethren: Mahlon Rinehart, District Account Book and Correspondence
Letters from the Church of the Brethren General Brotherhood Board, a receipt, and one account booklet beloning to Mahlon Rinehard, District Treasurer, Southern Indiana District of the Church of the Brethren.
Church of the Brethren: Manchester Church of the Brethren
An article from "The Missionary Visitor," May 1930, writes about Gandhi and his volunteers sweeping through Jalalpor where Miss E. B. Miller, native of Waterloo, Iowa, served as a missionary. This was written about in the New York Times.
The Krebiehl Bible is German. A note from Rob Gratz indicates that the bible might have been printed in Holland circa 1600. It also identifies the bible as coming from the Rossville Church of the Brethren, Indiana. More research is needed regarding the material written on the pages at the end of the book. Family history is traced from 1762, along with what appears to be apocalyptic beliefs in the creation of the numbers 666. The bible is beautifully illustrated:
An inscription at the beginning of the book has been translated:
My father, Peter Krebiehl, received this Bible from his father, Samuel Krebiehl. Upon my request he gave it to me, Jacob Krebiehl, his oldest son, as a gift. For this I owe him eternal gratitude. This Bible is therefore very dear and valuable to me. May God reward him with many blessings.
Laura Wine was the head of obstetrics at the Lassa Mission Hospital in Nigeria. She was one of the first to die of what was to be called Lassa Fever, an unknown and deadly disease that erupted in Nigeria, Africa in 1969.
Material related to James Lehman. As an author with roots in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and as a member of the Chuch of the Brerthren, Jim's books often deal with historical and cultural issues of the Brethren. His titles include but are not limited to the following:
The Old Brethren.
The Old Brethren; People of Wisdom and Simplicity Speak to Our Time.
Living the Story: 50 Years of Brethren Volunteer Service.
Thank God for New Churchs: Church Planting - Source for New Life.
Beyond Anything Foreseen: A Study of the History of Higher Education in the Church of the Brethren.
From "Fellowship with our Boys in the Military": The Church...respects the right of individual conscience. Some of our young men...believe it their duty to render full or limited military service. The Brethren Service Committee therefore felt it was a part of their Christian ministry to maintain a warm fellowship with our boys in the training camps."
Books by and belonging to Peter Nead, 1796 - 1877.
BC2010/51a: "Theological Writings on Various Subjects (1850)," by Peter Nead.
BC2010/51b: Book of writings about Peace, given by Russell R. Lambert, Dayton, Ohio, 1944, the great grandson of Peter Nead. Written in the book is "This Book is the Property of Peter Nead."
BC2010/51c: "Peter Nead's Book" written on interior along with another inscription, "Given by Russell R. Lambert, R.I. Dayton, Ohio. On the very back page are the words, "Peter Nead's Book of Universalism." The book title is, "Notes on the Parables of the New Testament, by Hosea Ballou, Pastor of the Universalist Church and Society in Portsmouth, N.H.....,"1812."
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
Besides being a professor at Manchester College, T. Wayne Reiman was a leader within the Church of the Brethren. See the "Brethren People" file for more of his writings and an interview about his first connections with Manchester College. T. Wayne was also the father to Manchester College alumnus, Phil Rieman and father-in-law of alumna, Louise Baldwin Rieman.
The Rinehart family have produced prominent leaders in the Church of the Brethren. A brief listing of names and the source of information, "History of the Church of the Berthren in Indiana," by Otho Winger, 1917.
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.
A record book kept of the meetings and collections of the Brethren's Sabbath School, North Manchester, Indiana. This record begins on 17 April 1887 and continues through 7 January 1889. Some of the individuals cited are Albert Wright, S. A. Ulrey, Bertha Grossnickle, David Miller, Charles Delaughter and Sallie Baer.
Program from the Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren, 12 September 1965, with an article about the life of M. R. (Bob) Zigler on the back cover.
"...It was the tireless efforts of Bob Zigler in the 1930's and 1940's that led Congress to provide for work of national importance by conscientious objectors in lieu of military service..."
See Also:Gospel Messenger,14 July 1945 p.19; 25 August 1945 p.21; 15 September 1945 p.16; 29 September 1945 p.12, 16; 6 October 1945 p.18; 20 October 1945 p.6, 9; 27 October 1945 p.13; 3 November 1945 p.12; 10 November 1945 p.3-4, 7-8; 17 November 1945 p.21; 24 November 1945 p.16; 1 December 1945 p.21; 8 December 1945 p.11; 22 December 1945 p.6-7; 12 January 1946 p.24; 6 April 1946 p.16; 20 April 1946 p.7-8; 4 May 1946 p.12, 13; 1 June 1946 p.6; 6 July 1946 p.12; 2 November 1946 p.5-6; 16 November 1946 p.21; 21 December 1946 p.16; 4 January 1947 p.6; 25 January 1947 p.9; 8 February 1947 p.11; 8 March 1947 p.20; 12 April 1947 p.23; 20 September 1947 p.11; December 1985 p.12-13.