Photograph of a chorus at Manchester College. Mary Stoner Wine graduated from a 2 year voice program in 1915. She is identifiable in the picture. The professor appears to be the same as in the 1908 Advanced Chorus class MC2011/137.
Mt. Morris College Material: Student Body pictures [1907, 1908], approximately 150 postcard and postcard size photos, [1909-1912], other photos [1920's], baccalaureate address , Mt. Morris College Students Guide , and other publications and newspaper clippings. Photographs of the fire's devestation.
Manchester College Material: Postcard, M.C. Mission Band , snapshots of campus and people [1917-1929], Commencement Week Booklet , Manchester College Bulletin, 4 (August, 1911):22, 7, and program, Manchester College A Capella Choir, n.d, Arthur Kennedy, Director, V. F. Schwalm, President.
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.
Winnie Pearson Wertenberger took commencial coursework as well as shorthand and typing, graduating from this program in 1901. She continued to live in North Manchester and worked for an insurance office (The College Standard, June 1901, Vol. III, No. 1) and it is noted in the Manchester College Catlogue 1907, with announcements for 1907-1908 that she worked as a bookkeeper (company not noted, perhaps the same one as previously mentioned.). Her file contains copies from The College Standard and the Manchester College Catalogues that talk about the commercial department at the college and reasons why young women might consider a commercial education.
Class cards and records are in Filing Cabinet and in Large Box 125. Restricted access.
Memorabilia from Mount Morris College and Manchester College. Autograph album of 1910 and 1911. Photograph album with early photograph postcards (circa 1910) of students at Mount Morris College. Some of these cards were sent to Mamie Wine of Cerro Gordo, Illinois. Manchester College Aurora yearbooks with autographs. Picture of Elder D. L. Miller.
Weimer, Orpha and Harry Collection: Manchester College Experience, 1927
Below is a small representation of this collection's holdings. See the accession page for a more extensive list of photographs and memorabilia:
"The Speaker of Tau Kappa Alpha, Golden Anniversary, 1908 - 1958," Vol. XL, No. 3, March, 1958, a booklet published four times a year. Tau Kappa Alpha is a speech fraternity.
Orpha Jackson Weimer's scrapbook from her senior year of college, 1926-1927 including:
Ditch Day, May Day, Freshman - Sophomore water fight, graduating Class picture, athletic competitions, Senior Banquet, nature hikes, Philophronian and Philalethean memorabilia, May Day Court with Queen, Mother's and Daughter's Banquet, and Commencement week program for 1927.
Picture of shelved cans at the Weimer Canning Factory in North Manchester.
Manchester College marching band.
Group photograph of MC male students.
Female student in MC Chemistry library.
Photograph of football team, presumably circa early 1920's.
Photograph of Manchester College Philophronian members in the summer of 1923.
Manchester College and Church of the Brethren related letters, pamphlets, photographs, Sunday school records, newspaper articles, interesting pieces of local and national history, diaries, wedding invitations, datebooks, publication agreements, resumes of applicants from the Albert Teaching Agency and more.
These items in the Church of the Brethren collection may also be helpful:
Click on the record's record number to see the full record information.
Church of the Brethren: A collection of booklets and minutes from Middle Indiana and Southern Indiana District Conferences, including the last conference to be held in Southern Indiana 31 July 1971 before district restructuring.