This is an assortment of photographs and memorabilia about Dan West, his family and Heifer Project. The collection was left with the Manchester College Archives by Janet Schrock, Dan West's daughter, for safekeeping. Ms. Schrock provided some description for the pictures and others were identified through writing on the verso.
Image identified on verso as
Faith, 8-18-1947, Camp Mack
Multicultural group of women and children standing in front of a crate containing a spotted animal that appears to be a cow.
The original “Faith” was sent in 1944 – so if the date on the Camp Mack photo is accurate....1947 would be too late for her...she was well on her road of service. J. Wine
Jan Schrock writes, I don't recognize this photo. It might be at Camp Mack. ... ----- ... It's an awesome photo....captures the excitement of kids in the early days of Heifer. Likely I'm in it....but can't see clearly. I recognize the little dresses. Likely it's in the very early years of Heifer.
Bit celebrations. Some cows came to Rock Run Church in Indiana for a dedication service.
It's hard to say if it was taken at Camp Mack. It could just have easily been taken at one of the churches. There are no buildings in the photo for a landmark. The Waubee Waves (camp newspaper) might mention something about it if it was taken at Camp Mack. P. Reiff-Miller
"The Dan West '17 Heifer International Permanent Exhibit, Dedication and Unveiling, May 10, 2010."
5 September 2003 to Nikkie from Auntie Dellie (Anderson?). Family history regarding E. Eugene Weaver (MC Class of 1945) and Alan, Roger and Charlotte. Alan and Roger might be Manchester alumni as well. Eugene (Gene) spent the summer of 1945 making two trips to Poland with horses. He was a seagoing cowboy.
Photocopy from the American Magazine
Picture of Dan West and neighbor Russell J. Wneger leading a pair of heifers destined for Austrian families.
Sticky note on article questions, "Do you have this? I first saw this picture when I was a kid in American Magazine, if I'm not mistaken. Ardon"
Envelope with Handwritten notes give some information on Rachel Waybright and her husband, George, who were dairyfarmers. In 1946 George left the farm to take cows and training to China, leaving Rachel alone with 4 children (one set of twins and 2 others) under the age of 7. He was gone from Thanksgiving to Easter. A note to Dave (Sollenberger?) is on the envelope.
Perhaps the China pictures were in this envelope?
China Pictures - 1946
Heifer feeding stations in China.
A school in China whose yard was fenced for Heifer cattle.
A new barn with stanchions for feeding cows.
Barges on a Chinese river and cattle being driven across the river.
An American woman (COB missionary? Heifer personnel?).
Chinese customs inspector.
Labels on photos read as follows:
- Yard of Cattle for China Via. S. S. Lindenwood.
- Atop New Asia Hotel with __ Cowboys. New binoculars!
- Madame's Cow Barn at orphanage - Nanking.
- So. Baptist (Shaligher) Nurse? with calf.
- Cy Keiracofe, Jan Wang Clinic (Co-op).
- Hankow Wharf with heifers.
- Cattlemen - S. S. Lindenwood Victory.
- Hay from Lindenwood.
- Feeding Station - transport.
- Cl_____'s Cow Barn. Mrs. House ____.
- Chinese Army Wharehouse, Cattle's Hay, Yukong Wharf.
- Chinese Nationalist Artillery on road ot Yongchow? (We went to M. E. Hospital there) - a wet, cold day. Many soldiers were barefooted!
- Home for cattle andt heir caretakers - Shanghai - Ba[tist School. Fence around School.
- U.N.R.R.A. Inspector and W. K. Fu (War Orphanage).
- Cattle Crossing River on L.S.T.
- River Scene, barge, U.N.R.R.A. food.
- Spring plowing.
- Soochow River Scene, with barge. Boat cabin beng erected.
- Feeding station.
- National Army, Godown.
- Farm House.
Thank You Note
A note written 21 March 2005 to Mr. Sollenberger (probably David Sollenberger, filmmaker) from Patricia Weber thanking him for the DVD and tape of Dan West
Family Photographs - copied by Steve West in 2001
Dan's parents Edmund Landon West and Barbara Landis.
Snapshot of Grandpa and Grandma Sherck, circa 1945, parents of Lucy West. Lucy is the wife of Dan West.
Dan age 16.
Dan as a young man.
Photograph of Dan representing him as Manchester College student, graduate student, Annual Conference Moderator of the Church of the Brethren.
Final picture: Daniel West - 1893 - 1971.
Additional photograph of Dan and his wife, Lucy.
Black and White Photographs
Two pictures of Dan West as an older man.
Dan with calf on a farm (US?), marked on the verso, "Heifer Int'l."
Picture dated Feb. 1968 and marked on the verso, "Heifer Int'l. this might be Dan West with Thurl Metzger? This is probably not Thurl Metzger since Jan does not recognize the man.
Dan West with group of men labeled on verso, Dan West in Ebetsu, Sept. 1962, Heifer Int'l.
Dan and Lucy West with group of men marked on verso, April, Heifer Int'l. Phil West and Jan Schrock (son and daughter of Dan West) believe this could have been taken on their parents' round the world / European trip in 1959-60 but do not know which country the picture might have been taken in. Dan and Lucy did spend quite a bit of time in Germany during the tour.
Dan West and man clasping hands while supporting a painting of a heifer, labeled on verso, Bill Applegate, Heifer Int'l. Jan Schrock confirms the man in the photo as being Bill Applegate.
Note: It is not known what the label Heifer Int'l indicates. It could be a location, or a topic for filing purposes, or the origin of the photo, etc.
Final picture: Daniel West - 1893 - 1971.
Additonal photograph of Dan and his wife, Lucy.