|Topic||Accession #||Description Summary|
|Clingenpeel, Ermon: Diploma, 1924||MC2004/184 ||"Certificate of Proficiency in Typewriting Awarded to Ermon Clingenpeel for speed and accuracy in typewriting 38 words per minute according to International Contest Rules for 15 minutes on the Underwood Typewriter by Manchester College. In Testimony Whereof we have affixed our names this 2 day of Jan. 1924 at North Manchester, Indiana." Signed by Harry Hatcher (Instructor) |
|Aurora: Keller, Jane, Aurora, 1953||MC2007/178 ||Aurora, 1953 belonging to Jane Keller. This book has many autographs and inscriptions. |
|Student Life: Handbook, Compass||MC2004/501 ||Compass for the Campus handbook. |
|Student Life: Handbooks||MC2004/499 ||Spartan Cue [student handbook] 1966-2002. |
|Mount Morris College: Memorabilia||MC2004/1 |
Mount Morris College Memorabilia: 1906 through 1931.
|Holl, Carl Waldo: Diploma, Sigma X.i||MC2004/382 |
Carl W. Holl Diploma.
|Alspach, Catherine: Diploma||MC2004/347 |
Catherine Alspach Bachelor of Arts Diploma.
|Clingenpeel, Ermon: Diploma, 1924||MC2004/451 |
Ermon Clingepeel Diploma: Business Degree, 1924
|Athletics: Certificate of Appreciation||MC2004/675 |
Manchester College Athletes Certificate of Appreciation:
Award from WFYI TV, dated 1993.
|Admissions: Banners||MC2004/407 |
Manchester College Banner Collection.
|Mt. Morris College: Barkdoll, Kathryn: Diploma||MC2004/490 |
Mount Morris College diploma granted to Kathryn Barkdoll in 1905 for completion of the Academic Course of study in the Preparatory Department.
|Dances: Poster||MC2004/342 |
Presidential Ball Poster-1991.
|Amber, Virga: Diploma||Flat File Drawer B |
Virga Amber Diploma.
|Kintner, Edward: Diploma, 1912, 1938||MC2004/353 |
- Program from Spring 1940 tour of Manchester Chapel Choir.
- Edward Kintner's diploma from Manchester College, B.A., 1912.
- Edward Kintner's diploma from Manchester College, Doctor of Science, 1938.
- Photograph of college apartments (located on College Ave & Wayne St).
|Junior - Senior Reception: 1934||MC2004/199 |
1934 Junior-Senior Reception Memorabilia:
|Admissions: Brochure 1925||MC2004/343 |
Admissions brochure 1925. Large brochure showing photographs of athletics, chapel, the college hospital, and a photo of the trustees, faculty, and students of 1925.
|Alumni: Hensler, Irma||MC2004/543 |
Irma Hensler Memorabilia Collection:
||Election of Major Subject card, signed by C.W. Holl and Julia Vandevort on 13 October 1929.|
||Extension course card, signed by C.W. Holl and Cora Wise Helman on 19 May 1930.|
||Students Card from Winter Term 1924-25.|
||Students Card from Fall Term 1924.|
||Completion of Course Report, signed by Mrs. A. W. Cordier on 7 February 1930.|
|Myrtis Becker Justiniano Collection: Including May Day, 1953||MC2007/34 |
Myrtis Becker (MC Class of 1954) Justiniano's collection of items saved from Myrtis' years at Manchester College.
|Music: Opera Poster||MC2004/181 |
"Von Flotow's Opera 'Martha' Presented By Manchester College Under the Direction of Arthur W. Kennedy, .
|Orpert: Cloth Letter Collection||MC2004/521 |
Athletics: Cross-country letter from Phil Orpurt's letter collection:
Music: Cloth letter, script, gold with black background.
|Student Life: Calendar, 1926||MC2004/202 |
|Choral Concert: Poster||MC2004/183 |
Choral Concert poster:
- "Manchester College Presents A Choral Concert. The A Cappella Choir, Men's Glee Club, Women's Glee Club. Under The Direction of Clyde Holsinger"  .
|Coe College: Band Poster||MC2004/373 |
Coe College Military Band:
- Poster advertising a performance held in the North Manchester High School auditorium. "America's Finest Cadet Band, direct from the inauguration of President Roosevelt."
|Oxender, Dale||MC2006/5 |
Dale Oxender is an alumnus of MC and a prominent scientist. Five boxes containing personal items, certificates/awards, photographs, science equipment and writings, etc.etc.
See also, "The Story of the Natural Sciences at Manchester College," by William R. Eberly.
|Sherrick, Dorothy: Mount Morris College Diploma, Music, 1916||MC2004/191 |
Dorothy Sherrick, Mount Morris College diploma from 1916 in the area of Music.
|Leonard, Mary Elizabeth Diploma 1922||MC2007/100 |
Mary Elizabeth Leonard graduated from Manchester College in 1922. This is her collection.
|Theater: Posters||MC2004/371 |
- "The Old Maid," dated 1944.
- "The Servant in the House," dated 1933.
|Schwalm, Vernon F.: Diploma, Honorary Degree||MC2004/189 |
Schwalm, Vernon F.:
"Indiana Institute of Technology: Know all men by these presents, That in recognition of his Distinguished attainments the Faculty of Indiana Institute of Technology with the approbation of the Board of Trustees, through the authority in them vested by the State of Indiana, has conferred upon Vernon F. Schwalm the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humanities with all of the rights, honors and privileges thereto appertaining...." 1963.
|Sherrick, Marvin: Honorary Degree, Mount Morris||MC2004/192 |
Sherrick, Marvin M. ;
- "The Trustees of Mount Morris College, Mount Morris, Illinois, on the recommendation of the Faculty, have conferred upon Marvin M. Sherrick the degree of Doctor of Literature and that he is entitled to all the Honors, Rights, and Privileges to that degree appertaining. Given this 25th day of May in the year of our Lord......in the Town of Mount Morris, in the State of Illinois.
|Sherrick, Marvin: ||MC2004/176 |
Sherrick, Marvin M. ;
Honorary Degree Diploma of Marvin M. Sherrick. Signed by Otho Winger, President, and J.L. Cunningham, Secretary.
|Student Development ||Student Development: Additional Information |
See also: Memorabilia; Residence Life; Photo Box 178.
|Class Cards, Passes and Notepads||MC2009/31 |
A variety of cards, passes and schedules, for a variety of uses. They include but are not limited to: classes, organizations, and athletic events.
|Cards, Passes, Reception Cards ||Large Box 185 |
An assortment of cards and passes representing food service, student I.D.'s, athletic events, library, 1903 reception card, Queen of Hearts Banquet, 1955, etc.
|Butterbaugh, Edgar||MC2011/217 |
Awards and degree belonging to President Emeritus, Edgar Butterbaugh, MC Class of 1949.
|Weimer, Orpha and Harry Collection: Manchester College Experience, 1927||MC2011/189 |
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.
|Switzer, Jo Young: Inauguration||MU2013/137 |
Cards, notes and letters of support given to Jo Young Switzer at the time of her inauguration as President of Manchester College, September 2005. Bulletin from the Inaugural Worship Service, 17 September 2005. Menu from the event of 27 September 2005.
|Conservatory of Music: Brochure, 1894||MC2004/195 |
Conservatory of Music brochure, 1894.
|Experts List||MC2009/71: Folder MC2009/71-V: Various |
Folder MC2009/71-V: Various - Poster for "Beat the Deadline." Receive information from Manchester College faculty about many topics.
|Athletics:Football & Basketball Posters||MC2004/378 |
Football poster showing schedule, dated 1947.
Football poster showing schedule, dated 1953.
Basketball poster showing schedule, dated 1932-1933.
|Neff, Ida Fields: Memorabilia||MC2003/353 |
Ida Fields Neff Memorabilia Collection:
- Birth announcement for Mary Joan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Luke Hoff.
- Manchester College Athletic Association membership card for 1919-1920 school year.
- Invitation from Platform Reading Class to faculty and students of the Expression Department of Manchester College to attend readings.
- Two calling cards--one from Mr. and Mrs. Arthur O. Mote and one from Olive Erickson.
- Wedding program for Trude Mishler and Floyd Irwin, 14 December 1919.
- Envelope addressed to Miss Ida E. Fields, from Pvt. F.E. Dewart, a soldier during World War I, 1919.
- Envelope with Christmas card addressed to Miss Ida E. Fields, from Pvt. F.E. Dewart of the U.S. Army. Sent during World War I.
- Christmas card from Wormhout, France, 18 December 1918. Signed "Fordie."
- Valentine's card from N.N.
- Reproductions of photos of J.E. and Nettie Miller.
- Poem called "Whispers of Cheer," written by Ida Fields during her senior year.
- Remnant from corsage.
- Photo from play, "Every Student," showing Lillian Moomaw and Myrna Flory Gemmeo (M.C.1911-12-13).
- Invitation for Junior-Senior Reception, 1920.
- Note of thanks from Mrs. and Mrs. B. F. Wampler.
- Letter from Sadie Stutsman (Wampler) to Ida Fields, 1918.
- Wedding invitation of Sadie Stutsman Wampler.
- Letter to Ida from a male friend who is entering military service, 1918. (perhaps F. E. Dewart, "Fordie?")
|Winger, Otho and Winger, Ida: Memorabilia from Foreign Trip||MC2004/635-22a,b |
Letters and momentos from Otho and Ida's foreign excursion.
|Mount Morris College: Kinsley, Lucile Buck||MC2003/370 |
Lucile Buck Kinsley's Mount Morris College Memorabilia Collection circa 1932.
|Sherrick, Marvin ||MC2004/49 |
Marvin M. Sherrick taught at Mount Morris College from 1904-23 and at Manchester College from 1923-38. This collection contains diplomas and degrees belonging to M. M. Sherrick..
|Kinsel, Paul: Collection||MC2011/229 |
Memorabilia belonging to student, Paul Kinsel,. The collection reflects his 1928 - 1929 through 1931 - 1932 college experience.
|Weimer, Merle and Virgil: Memorabilia Collection||MU2012/62 |
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.
|Mount Morris College: Stover, Miriam||MC2003/371 |
Miriam Stover's Mount Morris College Memorabilia Collection, circa 1913 - 1920.
|Diploma: Sherrick, Robert||MC2004/186 |
One Bachelor of Arts diploma from Manchester College presented to Robert Sherrick, 1924.
|Miller, Elsie: Diploma, 1918||MC2004/678-6: Elsie Miller, Diploma |
One diploma presented to Elsie Miller after completing the Liberal Arts Course of Study at Manchester College, 1918.
|Alumni: Hunt, Marie (The Manchester Mirror)||MC2004/401 |
One issue of Refuge: Home for Wandering Manuscripts (May 1940).
Several issues of The Manchester Mirror (January 1938, April 1939, July 1939, January 1940, July 1940, January 1941, April 1941).
|Diploma: Showalter, Arthur||MC2004/188 |
Showalter, Arthur, Liberal Arts Course of Study Diploma, Manchester College, 1928.
|Movie and Theater: Program Books and Stagebill||MC2007/68 |
Souvenir Program Books and Stagebill: You Can't Take It With You (Harris Theatre, Chicago, Illinois), " Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Presents Ben - Hur," by General Lew Wallace, Directed by Fred Niblo (Souvenir Book, 1926), Walt Disney presents Fantasia, in Technicolor and Fantasound (Souvenir Book, 1940), Gone With The Wind (Souvenir Book).
|Kintner, Edward,: Textbook||MC2010/98 |
Textbook with the handwritten name of Edward Kintner on the cover. The title of the book is "Guide To The Study Of The Anatomy Of The Shark, Nexturus, And The Cat," by Samuel Eddy, Clarence P. Oliver, John P. Turner, Second Edition, New York: John Wiley & Sones, Inc., London: Chapman & Hall, Limited.
For more information on Edward Kintner see, "The Story of the Natural Sciences at Manchester College," by WIlliam R. Eberly.
|Christian Herald and Signs of Our Times, 1889||MC2012/4 |
The Christian Herald and Signs of Our Times, 1889 may have been utilized in the early days of Manchester College when Professor David Howe was President of the institution.
|Philorhetorian Literary Society||MU2013/27 |
The Constitution and Bylaws of the Philorhetorian Literary Society of Manchester College.
|Mount Morris Church of the Brethren: Souvenir Booklet, 1867 - 1923||BC2011/26 |
This Sourvenir Booklet contains a dedicatory program, a commemorative and anniversary service of the Church of the Brethren in Mount Morris, Illinois, that took place on Sunday, 18 March 1923. It holds pictures of members, lists of elders, pastors, ministers, a membership directory as well as historical sketches.
|Sherrick, Dorothy: Mount Morris College Alumna, Diplomas, 1913 and 1915||MC2011/140a,b,c |
Three diplomas for Dorothy Sherrick, alumna of Mount Morris College.
|Leckrone, Joyce: Kennedy Collection||MC2009/22 ||Joyce Leckrone John F. Kennedy magazine and newspaper collection with a Christmas card reproduced from an original paiting by Mrs. John F. Kennedy with a handwritten note to Joyce from "Gladdys." This is presumably Gladdys Muir. |
|Books: With Significant Memories||MU2013/88 ||Special Books - These books had been located in a "duplicate book" section of the Funderburg Library stacks. The publications in this collection have a special relationship with Manchester University and with the Church of the Brethren. |
|Rohrer, Perry Lawrence: Diploma, Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1922||MC2009/50 ||1. One Bachelor of Arts Degree belonging to Perry Lawrence Rohrer, Class of 1922.|
|License Plate: Manchester College||MC2008/48 ||1. One license plate with the Manchester College logo. |
|Wright, G. E.: Diploma 1898||MC2004/668 ||1898 Diploma to G. E. Wright for the Teachers' Course of Study. |
|Alumni: 1916 Reunion Invitation||MC2004/54 ||1916 Alumni Reunion Invitation |
|Hay, Mary Elizabeth: Certificate, Business Writing, 1919||MC2004/667 ||1919 Certificate in Penmanship for Practical Business Writing through the Zaner Method of Arm Movement Writing, Ina Hornish, instructor. Student: Mary Elizabeth Hay |
|Whitehead, Glen: Diploma, Philorhetorian Society, 1926||MC2004/679-2 ||1926 Diploma. Philorhetorian Literary Society presented to Glen Whitehead. |
|Neher, Viola: Zaner Method Certificate||MC2004/175 ||21 x 16" certificate of Viola Neher, dated 13 April 1918. Signed by R. R. Hippensteel, Instructor. |
|Miller, Elsie: Normal English Diploma||MC2004/174 ||22 x 17" diploma of Elsie Miller, dated 27 May 1915. Signed by Otho Winger (President), L.D. Ikenberry (Secretary). |
|A Cappella Choir: Posters||MC2004/379 ||A Cappella Choir posters. |
|Flory, Paul: Degrees and Certificates||MU2013/87 ||A collection of some of the degrees and certificates conferred upon Paul Flory. |
|Squirrelee Company 1977 Fall Fantasia||MC2008/50 ||A Gilbert and Sullivan - like performance. A comedy with music given by faculty and staff September, 1977. |
|Hoff, Emanuel: The Message of the Book of Revelation||BC2013/5 ||A special copy of the book, "The Message of The Book of Revelation," by Emanuel B. Hoff, Professor, New Testament Exegesis, Bethany Bible School, printed for the author by The Abingdon Press, Chicago, Illinois, 1919. The book contains Hoff's photograph and special handwritten message. |
|Diploma: Sherrick, Robert||MC2004/173 ||Academy diploma from Mount Morris College certifying that Robert Harold Sherrick has completed the work prescribed in the Academy Department of this Institution, 1920. Two accession numbers are associated with this document. The other number is MC2004/173. |
|Admissions: Brochure 1894 - 1895||MC2004/155 ||Admissions brochure advertising the 1894-1895 school year at Manchester College. |
|Admissions||MC2004/200 ||Admissions piece, card advertising Manchester College, produced sometime during Schwalm presidency (1941-1956). |
|Admissions: Poster||MC2004/55 ||Admissions Poster 1933 outlining various benefits to a Manchester education . |
|Band: Letter from Sweater||MC2004/511 ||Band letter (from letter sweater). |
|Hygiene and Practical Cooking||MC2004/684-1, 684-2 ||Brochure from 1900 announcing courses in hygiene and practical cooking and possible signature of A. B. Ulrey. |
|President's Office Memorabilia||MC2006/2 ||Certificates, Plaques and miscellaneous items removed from the President's Office. |
|Choral Concert: Poster||MC2004/180 ||Christmas concert poster: "Manchester College Presents: Christmas Concert. The A Cappella Choir, Men's Glee Club, Women's Glee Club. Under The Direction of Clyde Holsinger" [ 1950]. |
|Student Life: Class Cards||MC2004/14 ||Class cards for Hildreth Killen and Ruth Heestand for the course entitled Romans. Stamped Nov 28 1927. |
|Schwalm, Vernon F.: Diploma, Honorary Degree||MC2004/190 ||Diploma for honorary degree received by Schwalm in 1943 [?]. |
|Leonhard, Donna Barnhart ||MC2003/52 ||Donna Barnhart Leonhard is a Manchester College alumna, graduating in 1957. This is her student identification card from fall term, 1953. |
|Jackson, Dorothy: Diploma, B.S., Education||MC2004/500 ||Dorothy M. Jackson: Small diploma in leather folder. Granted in 1943 for Bachelor of Science in Education. |
|Wright, Eldon||MC2003/127 ||Eldon Wright graduated from Manchester College in 1934. |
|Football: Poster||MC2004/339 ||Football: Poster advertising Manchester vs. Ind. Central University at the MC Athletic Field, dated October 18, 1924. |
|Public Programs: Buck, Frank, Poster||MC2004/376 ||Frank Buck poster advertising the second lyceum number, Frank "Bring 'Em Back Alive" Buck, "famous explorer and greatest of wild animal collectors presenting the amazing, entertaining film record of 30 years of thrilling adventure!" Dated 12 December 1946. |
|Student Life: Handbooks||MC2004/250 ||Handbooks, 1926 & 1935. |
|Miller, Ed and Martha: Collection of Programs and Memorabilia||MU2013/86 ||Handmade programs and other memorabilia for clubs and organizations, circa the 1950's. |
|Hardman, Eva: Diploma, Bible School, 1897||MC2009/65 ||Hardman, Eva, diploma from The Bible School, 1897 |
|Commencement: Invitation, 1935||MC2004/198 ||Invitation in protective envelope. Drawing of Administration Building appears on front of invitation. |
|Rannells, Irene: Student's Autograph Book circa 1927||MU2013/151 ||Irene L. Rannells Burke, attended Manchester College during1927 and kept an autograph book during May of that year. Many student autographs and sayings are written within its pages. |
|Hensler, Irma: Diploma, Two Year Normal, 1927||MC2004/187 ||Irma Hensler, 1927: Diploma completing Two Year Normal Course of Study. |
|Diploma: Wright, Lowell, Preparatory Department||MC2007/184 ||Lowel Wright: One diploma for Lowell Wright graduating from the Manchester College Preparatory Department in 1898. |
|Swank Crim, Louella Z.||MC2003/134 ||Manchester College alumna, Louella Z. Swank Crim: Examination paper written by Louella Z. Swank Crim* at Manchester College, dated 24 January 1899 and entitled "Primary Geography." |
|Alumni: Paul Boase Collection||MC2004/395 ||Materials from this collection include programs for "The Devil Passes," a play presented by the Senior Class of 1938, Program for the State Intercollegiate Oratorical Contest, dated 12 February 1937, Class Day 1937 program, Manchester College Bulletin from December 1935, Alumni Days, 1987 and 1992, Commencement program for 1937 and other materials and photographs. |
|Founders' Day: Johnston, Mark, Entrepreneurship, 2003||MC2004/12 ||Materials related to Founder's Day 2003. Founder's Day 2003 (November 16) was dedicated to entrepreneurship, in honor of Mark E. Johnston '68. The inaugural lecture for the Johnston Professorship of Entrepreneurship was offered by James R. Falkiner '69. |
|President's Medallion||MU2013/83 ||Medallion worn by the President of Manchester College, when dressed in cap and gown, before the institution became a University. |
|Hamer, Esther: Memorabilia||MU2013/124 ||Memorabilia about Mount Morris and Manchester College collected by Esther (Rinehart) Hamer. |
|Mount Morris College Booklet||MC2008/47 ||Mount Morris College Booklet circa 1920 with photos of school and students featuring students in 1918 - 1919. |
|Sherrick, Dorothy: Mount Morris College Diploma||MC2004/193 ||Mount Morris College Bachelor of Arts diploma given to Dorothy Sherrick 25 May 1917. |
|Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle: Reading Course Diploma, Sherrick||MC2011/141 ||Mrs. M. M. Sherrick's completion of the four year course of reading as required by the C. L. S. C. and is enrolled as a member of the "Society of The Hall in the Grove," 1907. |
|Music Festival: Posters||MC2004/380 ||Music Festival posters, 1955 and 1958. |
|Royer, Mildred Stackhouse: Scrapbook. 1936 - 1938||MC2006/19 ||Personal scrapbook covering Mildred Stackhouse Royer's student life from 1936 - 1938. |
|Student Life: Calendar, Postcard||MC2004/402 ||Postcard with 1924 calendar and drawing of Manchester's campus. Back is labeled: Manchester College New Year's Greetings 1924. Unused card. |
|Buildings: Polley, Frederick, Drawings||MC2004/372 ||Reproductions of line drawings of college buildings. |
|Student Life: Rupel, Lois||MC2001/11 ||Rupel, Lois Rupel Collection: Various academic materials, including coursework and Lois' sister. Annabel Rupel's, diploma. |
|Student Life: Schedule, Fall 1927||MC2004/369 ||Shows daily schedule between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., including all courses, chapel, and lunch. |
|Theatre: Tri Alpha and Alpha Psi Omega ||MC2002/331 ||Theatre department programs from 1920-1989 (incomplete). Alpha Psi Omega Dramatic Fraternity certificate. |
|Student Life: Scrapbook 1937 - 1941||MC2009/73 ||Thought to be the Marjorie Stinebaugh and Vernon Ferrell Miller's scrapbook reflecting highlights of 1937-38, 1938-39, 1939-40, 1940-41. |
|Student Life: Tickets||MC2004/201 ||Tickets belonging to student, Lois Rupel, dated 1934 and 1935. |
|Diploma: Wilson, Vera, Two Year Normal||MC2004/370 ||Vera Viola Wilson: Manchester College diploma, earned for Two-Year Normal Course. Dated 30 May 1930. |