Photographs, periodicals, correspondence, audio recordings, video and VHS recordings of Manchester College students who, as conscientious objectors, served in Civilian Public Service projects during WWII.
At the time of the address on 26 March 1984, Lerone Bennett was the Senior Editor of "Ebony" magazine. He was here because the Eby family ordered him to come to the College that day. This reference is in regard to Kermit Eby Senior, and Kermit Eby, Jr. He knows of the marvelous work that the Church of the Brethren has done in the area of peace and social justice and in trying to make sure that there is a world tomorrow. He will speak on black history and the multicultural educational challenges of the 1980's.
A listing of Convocation tapes. Some of these recordings have been digitized but this list does not reflect this information . A search will have to be done for each individual recording to see if the presentation is available on CD or DVD.
An alumna of Manchester College, Dorothy Helen Ebey (Class of 1937), submitted the dissertation, "Music Therapy for Children With Cerebral Palsy at the Ruth Lodge Residential School, Chicago, Illinois," for partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctor of Music Education degree, Chicago Musical College, in August of 1955.
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.
Food Service: Etta Stinebaugh was a cook at Manchester College for many years. Here are photos from her scrapbook as well as other older pictures of women working in Food Service. The photo of chickens at the chopping block helps date the pictures.
Anna Beahm Mow graduated in 1918 with a BA. She died in 1985.
Esther Beahm Hoff graduated in 1921 with a BA.
Lola Bechtel Helser graduated in 1919 with a BA. She died in 1986.
Daniel Webster Bright was a member of the class of 1917.
Don Emerson Bright graduated with a BS in 1952.
Lila Brubaker graduated in 1920 with a BA.
Esther Eisenbise Beahm graduated in 1918 with a BA. She died in 1984.
Fannie Frantz Smith graduated in 1926 with a Normal degree.
Ora Hale Yohn graduated in 1919 with a BA.
Cora Heestand Fisher graduated in 1919 with a BA. She died in 1969.
Ida Metzger graduated in 1919 with a BA. She died in 1980.
Cora Miller Stahly was a member of the class of 1900. She died in 1971.
Naomi Miller graduated in 1925 with a BA.
Trude Mishler Irvin graduated in 1919 with a BA.
Ruth Minnich Neher graduated with a BA in 1919.
Alma Weddle Studebaker was a member of the class of 1908. She died in 1946.
Edith Weybright Huber graduated in 1919 with a BA. She died in 1986.
Pearl White Groff Yost was a member of the class of 1915.
Nellie Wondergem was a member of the class of 1921.
Also included are images of a campfire, Chapel building, men preparing to have a footrace, Adelphia society, women's basketball 1919, Glee Club, women eating in unidentified room, Della Lehman, Elsie Miller, Edith Yaney Shafer, student housing, Maypole dance, groups of students, and portraits.
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
Slides, Transparencies and News Clips From the Office of Public Relations including Manchester College campus and classroom scenes, athletic and other events, faculty, staff, students and images from the North Manchester area.
This vast collection is divided between several pages designated as MC2011/227 [plus Folder Numbers]. Raymond Schutz was a professor at Manchester College. He was also farmer, public speaker, pastor, candidate for Congress (Indiana,1932) and a contendor in the 1936 race for Governor. Schutz was an outstanding official in the local, state and International Kiwanis Club and became President, and then Chairman, of the Standard Life Insurance Company of Indiana. One can get a feel for Pre WWII Indiana and Indiana involved in war. Letters to soldiers are included along with names of men from North Manchester who were killed. Prohibition, economic recovery from the Great Depression, and the impact of Hitler 's Germany on Europe, were somemajor issues of Schutz's day. Schutz was a contemporary of Andrew Cordier who participated in some of Schutz's political involvements.
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.
1. Letter to Sabra written and signed by Dan West on Church of the Brethren General Brotherhood Board stationery.
2. Christmas letter from the West Family to Sabra and her family with a handwritten personal note on the verso by Dan West.
3. Exhibit A: One article by Sabra (Baker) Staley (Unit 11, 1951) entitled "A Sign Along th e Road." This is a story about how Sabra came to join Brethren Volunteer Service and accepted an assignment in Castener, Puerto Rico, in years 1951-1952.
3. Exhibit B: One color copy of Dan West's name and address in the family guestbook, circa 1952.
4. Letter with vignettes about Dan West and Sabra's family.
Secretary Book for Aged Persons' home (and orphanage), Church of the Brethren of the Southern District of Indiana. Secretary's records from the creation of the Articles of Assocation in 1918 to its merger with the Mexico Welfare Home in 1951
Kermit Eby wasa Brethren minister who also served as Director of Education and Research for the National CIO. He was also Professor of Social Science at The University of Chicago.
Brochure entitled, "The Alternative Revolution," reprinting Eby's article from "Fellowship," the monthly magazine of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. The signature on the front is probably that of Gladdys Muir's.
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.