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Accession #MC2011/210
TopicNeher, O. W. Collection: Mount Morris College,
KeywordsChurch of the Brethren, Faculty/Staff, President,
TitleNeher Collection of Mount Morris College
LocationMount Morris Cabinet, IIS
CitationNeher Collection of Mount Morris College, MC2011/210, Archives and Brethren Historical Collection, Funderburg Library, Manchester College, North Manchester, Indiana.
AccessResearchers are responsible for determining copyright status of archived materials where this is relevant to their intended use of the materials.
ProvenanceUnknown
Scope and Content
  • Assortment of College Bulletins, circa 1922 - 1927.
  • Looseleaf Notebook 1928-1929 school year when Neher was acting president with events, newspaper clippings, obituary of Andrew Butterbaugh, missionary, and mention of his wife Bertha Lehman Butterbaugh and their children.
    • First moving picture program with "Simplex" in chapel, 27 March 1928.
  • Planting Plan for the Ground of Mt. Morris College 1919.
  • Key to Shrubbery and Other Plants on Mt. Morris College Campus.
  • 1922 Thank You letter to Mr. and Mrs. Neher following College appeal for emergency funds.
  • A Project for the Development of Vocational Education at Mt. Morris College by W. L. Eikenberry.
  • History of Mt. Morris College, including ideas of how to make the institution a better place.
  • Song of the Work Gang.
  • MMC Closes: Personal Record O. W. Neher, letter from Manchester College President, Otho Winger, and job search.
  • Mount Morris College Alumni Banquest 1924 and Homecoming 1929 speeches.
  • Instructional booklet ,1917, apparently by O. W. Neher, about plants.
  • One German songbook that might have been part of this Neher collection.  "Daniel Rothenberger's Book" is written inside the back cover.

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."

Date of Accession07 September 2011
Bio History Note

It is unclear whether all these materials belonged to O. W. Neher, but they were located together on the top shelf of the vault-like cabinet on the west wall of the Archives' vault.  O. W. served as Acting President at Mount Morris College following the presidency of Professor W. W. Peters and prior to that of C. Ernest Davies. The College was in financial difficulty and this was a challenge for Neher who had served as Dean of Men and Professor of Biology.  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.

Archivist Note

It is unclear whether all these materials belonged to O. W. Neher, but they were located together on the top shelf of the vault-like cabinet on the west wall of the Archives' vault. 

Description prepared 7 September 2011 by Jeanine M. Wine.

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