It is not known if this picture was taken at Manchester College or Mt. Morris College, however it was not found wtih the Mt. Morris materials. Portrait photographs hang on the wall and an archivist might be able to identify these individuals and identify the location. Each character is in a costume. It appears as if the following costumes are represented and perhaps the players are the cast of a variety show or vaudeville presentation:
Brethren man in collar and hat
White man in black face with top hat holding a child in fur cap on lap
One man reclining in a suit and hat holding a laughing mask
Nun or woman in burka with face exposed
Lady wrapped in a striped flag with a ribbon of stars.
Clyde Holsinger Photograph Collection - 1940's, 1950's, 1960's and 1970's. Scrapbook containing photos of choirs and other college scenes during Clyde Holsinger's time as director. A newspaper article from September 1946 announces Holsinger's hiring at the college.
Humanities Division: Performances, "Teahouse of the August Moon", 1961, Photograph
Humanities Division Poster: Fine Arts Week, undated, including Peking Acrobats, Alpha Psi Omega One-Act Play Festival, Faculty Art Show with paintings by James R. C. Adams in File Folder #1 of MC2010/53.
Photograph of Carol McAmis singing with the orchestra with Professor Clyde Holsinger directing the orchestra. Students Robert Stauffer Curry and Deanna Brown, playing violin and viola respectively. [ Large Faculty/Staff Photo Boxes]
This large collection of materials ranging from MC2009/7-A - MC2009/71-V,j1a,b includes printed and hand-made posters and other memorabilia accumulated throughout the years in the Manchester College Archives.
1. An assortment of news releases dating from 1960 - 1989.
These news releases primarily feature guest artists performing on campus, some through the College Union Board and the Artist-Lecture Series. Examples of the performers are; The Dale Warland Singers of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., rock concert by "Featherstitch," the Goldovsky Grand Opera Theater, the Arbors, Leonard Rose (cellist), The Lettermen, Duke Ellington, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Si Zentner (trombonist), Eugene Holmes (baritone), The Four Saints, the new York Brass Quintet, the Concert Choir of Columbus Senior High School.
2. An assortment of newspaper articles regarding performers appearing at Manchester College (1960's - 1990's).
Newspaper articles include: Rosa Page Welch (classical sacred musical singer), The Sounds of Hope.
3. Six Programs: Fort Wayne Philharmonic, 1983, Wilma Jensen, Organist, 1988, Brian L. Best Presents A Musical Tribute to Walt Disney, 1980, "Journey Into Blackness," featuring VOICES, Inc., Black Musical Theater, The Ethnic Dance Theatre, 1990, Musicke of Sundrie Kindes, An Evening of Eighteenth-Century Entertainment.
A packet of materials was dropped at the Front Desk of the Library by an unidentified individual during the month of July 2011. The contents contained photographs from Manchester College and one paper fan from a local funeral home. The Archivist believes this assortment was received from former Archivist, Ferne Baldwin. Two of the photographs were of the "Flying Club?" and were accessioned as MC2011/190. A listing of the remaining objects follows:
1. One fan from George N. Bender & Son Funderal Directors, North Manchester, Indiana. The picture on the fan is that of a young mother holding a sleeping baby in her arms and is titled, "Loves Gift Divine." This fan will be filed in the Local History Box of the Archives by its accession number MC2011/192fan.
2. Eight Photographs:
Two photographs of the gymnasium layout for a program held in June 1967. At first glance, until looking at the date, it appears as if this could be for baccalaureate and commencement exercises.
One photograph of Student Alumni Service Award recipients, Cynthia Bull (MC Class of 1990) and Matthew Smucker (MC Class of 1990) as well as Alumni Service Award reciptients Robin Lahman, Florence Freed (MC Class of 1928) and Helen Taylor (MC Class of 1973).
Two color snapshots of the footfield field with chairs, platform and band. This is possibly for graduation exercises.
One black and white photograph of aerial view of campus with Petersime Chapel, Funderburg Library, the Gymnasium/Auditorium, Holl-Kintner Hall of Science and the Winger building before it was the Wine-Winger building.
8" x 10" black and white photograph of students, possibly from the 1970's.
Black and white 8" x 10" publicity photograph of Paul Polivnick, Associate Conductor, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
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.
Mrs. Genita Speicher was Associate Professor of Music for 29 years, retiring in 1976. This collection includes but is not limited to her personal journal/scrap book, photographs, clippings, performances, and interesting memorabilia.
Posters advertising Alpha Psi Omega productions. See MC2009/71 File Folder MC2009/71-PMOA: Plays, Musicals, One Acts. These materials are part of the larger collection, MC2009/71. See MC2009/71 for a complete listing of the entire collection.
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.