6. One schedule/program of the Annual Debate Banquet on May 18, 1936 along with ribbon .
7. An assortment of personal letters.
8. Letter from insurance executive in Chicago citing the importance of public speaking inside the insurance field.
Date of Accession
11 February 2009
Bio History Note
Betty Pottenger Phelps Refior graduated from Manchester College in 1943. Her brother, James Pottenger, graduated from Manchester in 1939. James was deeply involved with the debate team. This collection primarily consists of letters that he wrote to his family in Warsaw, Indiana, as well as interesting paper artifacts from his time at Manchester College. One newspaper clipping is about Ora Pottenger, who might be a sister.
A photograph of James is included with the notation:
James Lee Pottenger, 1917 - 1950. He died in the Belgian Congo where he was putting up buildings for the Methodist Mission Board.