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Accession #MC2004/257
TopicNatural Sciences Division: Niswander, Emerson,
TitleEmerson and Evelyn Niswander Collection
Size1 File
LocationPhotograph File Folder Area (Item #6), Large Box 129 (Items 7-11) Other Items on long term loan at the North Manchester Center for History
CitationEmerson and Evelyn Niswander Collection, MC2004/257, 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.
ProvenanceEmerson and Evelyn Niswander
Scope and Content
1Large Manchester College banner with dowel rod
212" pennant, black with gold Spartan and lettering
334" pennant, black and gold felt with sewn MC and Manchester lettering
435" Adelphian pennant, white and light green felt with black and gold MC
542" pennant with black and gold felt and painted section depicting College Avenue
6Framed photograph with two pictures. One photo is of of Bob Gorden, Emerson Niswander, Gene Likens, Blair Helman.  The other picture shows Evelyn Niswander in dark dress and glasses with hat (behind Doc). Professor Ed Miller is in the light jacked and appears to have just shaken hands with Doc.  Photos are now in photograph file folder area in order of accession number, Jeanine Wine, 10 August 2011.
7Class record, 1950
8MCAT records - Confidential
9Anatomy & Physiology
10Miscellaneous student information - Confidential
11Anatomy & Physiology examinations
Date of Accession01 March 2004
Bio History NoteDr. Emerson Niswander's,( "Doc.'s") gradebooks, photographs, pennants, banners, photographs (Doc, Likens, Bob Gorden, Gene Likens, Blair Helman and Doc's wife, Evelyn, and Professor Ed Miller), Anatomy & Physiology examinations, miscellaneous student information - confidential, MCAT records - confidential, class record, 1950 - confidential.
Archivist Note

The frame photographs, item #6, appeared to be growing discolored as the photographs aged.  On 10 August 2011, the Archivist, Jeanine Wine, decided to remove the photographs from their frame, scan them,  and store the originals  in an archival unbuffered archival file folder.  As the brown paper backing was peeled away it was found that cardboard had been used as a backing board and that this backing board had been glued to the mat board.  The photos were wedged between the cardboard backing and the mat board without a barrier.

A residue was left on the glass where the matt board and picture had reacted with its environment.  The archivist's guess is that the interior layer of mat board was probably not archival.  The printed image had definitely yellowed where exposed to light. A clear or scotch tape had been used to adhere the photos to the mat board.

Description prepared 18 April 2004,  updated 17 May 2004 by Sara L. Smith and last updated 10 August 2011 by Jeanine M. Wine.


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