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Accession #MC2010/194
TopicManchester College: Contributions to a Better World
KeywordsAlumni, Service, Peace, Heifer Project, IVS, Church of the Brethren,
TitleManchester College and Contributions to a Better World
Size1 File Folder
LocationAlumni Box 187
CitationManchester College and Contributions to a Better World, MC2010/194, Archives and Church of the Brethren Collection, Funderburg Library, Manchester University, North Manchester, Indiana.
AccessResearchers are responsible for determining copyright status of archived materials where this is relevant to their intended use of the materials.
ProvenanceFerne Baldwin materials in Archives' stacks
Scope and Content

Letter to Timothy K. Jones of Manchester College by Robert S. Zigler, Washington, DC.  The letter starts:

"Here's the stuff re MC and the contribution to a better world."

A list cites Manchester College graduates that have been involved in Relief, Rehabilitation and/or Development.


The letter is dated 10 September 1988

Date of Accession18 November 2010
Bio History Note

Rober S. Zigler was the son of M. R. Zigler and was a graduate of Manchester College.  He was a conscientious objector during World War II and did his alternative service working as administrator for the Brethren Service Committee. Bob was a "seagoing cowboy" for Heifer Project in 1946.  In 1946 Bob began work with Church World Service and in 1951 rejoined Heifer Project as an administrator.  During 1961 to 1985 he worked for the United States Agency for International Development in Saigon, Vietnam; Subic Bay, Philippines; Washington, D.C.; Ghana ; and Upper Volta. Bob retired in 1985 and served as a docent at the Smithsonian's African Art Museum.  His involvement with the arts in Washington, D.C. was well known.  Some of Bob's art collection was donated to Manchester College.


Codes describe the categories of contributions and a year for MC graduation is also given:

Church of the Brethren membership

Conscientious Objector

Brethren Service Committee

International Volunteer Service

Heifer Project International

Agency for International Development or previous agencies

International Christian Youth Exchange

On Earth peace Assembly

Department of State U.S.A.

Church World Service

Christian Rural Overseas Program

Agricultural Mission

Peace Corps Administration

Archivist Note

The three pages of names and contribution codes were found in the same stack of materials as the letter and seem to be the same type of paper as the letter and appear to be related to the same subject as the letter....and therefore were accessioned with the letter.


Description prepared 18 November 2010 by Jeanine M. Wine.


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