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Accession #MC2009/53
TopicNeher, O. W.: Photographs Biology Dpt. and Hall of Science,
KeywordsFaculty/Staff, Natural Sciences, Natural Science Division,
TitleBiology Department Photos and Hall of Science Dedicatory Materials
LocationPhotograph file folder section in order by accession number.
CitationBiology Department Photos and Hall of Science Dedicatory Materials, MC2009/53, 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.
ProvenanceSee Archivists' Notes
Scope and Content

Materials include but are not limited to the following:

1.   Photo of MC faculty in the early 1940's.

2.   Photo of  O.W. Neher, 1938 in College laboratory.

3.   Photo of  Oscar Neher on graduation from Mt. Morris College, Mt. Morris, IL.

4.   Three generation of Ministers; Oscar, David and Robert Neher (Head of BIological Sciences Dept. LaVerne University).

5.   Photo of Oscar W. Neher, 1960.  The photo might have been received in the Archives from June Wolfe, Timbercrest Retirement Center, Indiana.

6.   Photo of A. B. Ulrey.

7.   Programs regarding the dedicaton of the "Hall of Science," 1960 including, "Science and Tomorrow" a conference in conjunction with the dedication of the Hall of Science, Manchester College, and The Hall of Science, Dedication, 26 March 1960, "Oak Leaves" articles announcing the Hall of Science dedication, etc.

Date of Accession04 April 2009
Bio History Note

Oscar Neher graduated from Mt. Morris College, Mt. Morris, IL. He was a professor at Mr. Morris College (1924 - 1932) and then taught Biology at Manchester College (1932 - 1954).  He came to Manchester when Mt. Morris College merged with Manchester College following a devestating fire on the Mt. Morris campus on 12 April 1931.  He was the only teacher from Mount Morris who transferred to Manchester.  Some laboratory benches and racks were moved to Manchester from Mt. Morris, see"A Century of Faith, Learning and Service," pg. 108.   Professor Neher died on 18 October 1977.

O. W. served as Acting President of Mount Morris College following the presidency of Professor W. W. Peters and prior to the presidency of C. Ernest Davies. The College was in financial difficulty and this was a challenge for Neher who had served as Dean of Men and Professor of Biology. 


Archivist Note

Provenance: These materials came to Library Director, Rob Gratz, from Jo Young Switzer, who in 2005 was VP for Academic Affairs.  They were sent for possible use in the new Science Center displays and were to be passed along to the Archives if not needed.  These materials were discovered in the Archives stacks during April 2009 by archivist, Jeanine Wine.

Description prepared 04 April by Jeanine M. Wine.


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