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Accession #MC2011/229
TopicKinsel, Paul: Collection,
TitlePaul Kinsel Collection
LocationUnit 8, IS, Memory Shelves
CitationPaul Kinsel Collection, MC2011/229, 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.
ProvenanceFrom Susan Fitze through Karen Dillon
Scope and Content

Oversized Folders:

  • Poster: Varsity Debate, Manchester vs. Depauw.  Affirmative, Ralph Lawson, Keith Jones, Paul Kinsel.  Judge - Professor J. H. McBurney, University of Michigan.
  • Topic of debate - "Why should we build the St. Lawrence Seaway Canal?  28 February (year not included).
  • Poster: "The Senior Class of Manchester College Presents "Death Takes a Holiday," A Comedy in Three Acts by Alberto Casella, Direted by Sadie Wampler, 6 May (year not included).
  • A program from "Death Takes A Holiday," gives the date as 6 May 1932.  Paul Kinsel is listed on the Properties crew.
  • The program for MC Spring Recital 26 May 1931.  Listed are Leonard Blickenstaff, Ruth Bechtelheimer, Cathryn Weddle, Doris Kester, Edna Eberhart, Max Allen, Lester Hostetler and Walter Weck, Mildred Jollief, Cleo Moudy and Lois Ulmer.

File Folder #1:

  • Manchester Bulletin, Commencement Number, May 1942, Vol. 34, No. 205.
  • L. D. Ikenberry Award.
  • President Schwalm and Dr. Cordier attended a conference under the auspices of the Federal Council of Churches.
  • "From the M.C. Boys in Service,"  (this includes Contientious Objectors as well as those serving in the military.  They are from various MC Classes) Basil Thompson, Bill Byerly, Glen Quivey, Tom Jones, Howard Hillis, Bob Browning, Ed Forney, Bob Gingher, Ralph Townsend (hookworm project), Robert Krippner, Edwin Keller, Winfield Berry, Ralph Kinsley, Paul Weaver, Forrest Bevington, Wilbur Long, Jerald Noffsinger.

File Folder #2:

Colored postcard of Men's Home (Ikenberry Hall). 

Panoramic postcard (folded in order to mail) of the MC campus.

Men's Student Government Offense card. "Report to president of Student Government within 24 hours after receiving this card."

Manchester College Debate Schedule, 1930.  Professor George Beauchamp in charge of debate.

Questions: That the United States should without awaitng international action adopt a policy of complete disarmament. 

That a Great Lakes to the Ocean Waterway for ocean-going vessels should be constructed through the St. Lawrence by way of Montreal.

International Festivities Thirteenth Annual May Day, 6 May 1932 program booklet with pictures of May Queen, Mildred Meyer, and Maid of Honor, Susan Haynes.  Other participants are Marjorie Wasmuth, Laura McIntire, Mildred Bailey, mary Ellen Jackson, Joy Reiff, Mayno Zumbrun, Ruth Wenger and Naomi Wenger.  Child attendants are Mary Emma Miller, John Howard Keim and Dorotha Winger.

Booklet, "Constitution and By-Laws of Philophronian Literary Society,"

Class Excuse Blank excusing Glady Kinsley from history 1 on 4 May for reason of a "sick headache."

Class Excuse Blank excusing Martha Kurtz from History because of sickness on Apil 28,  One blank excuse form.

"Study Home Economics at Manchester College," an illustrated brochure.

File Folder #3:

Manchester Collge handbook, 1931 - 1932. Paul W. Kinsel title page written by hand.

Handbook, 1930 - 1931.

Manchester College Football Schedule, 1931.

File Folder #4:

Educational Materials from American Education Press, Inc. addressed to Paul W. Kinsel at Manchsetr College.  One 8cent stamp and one 2 cent stamp on envelope.  Watch for hidden pocket.

File Folder #5:

Publication Segments: Printed but partially cut segments from publications, probalby the Aurora.  Included is a segment from  "the Aurora for 193."    Printed inserts of artwork.

File Folder #6:

J. Raymond Schutz promotional.  Raymond Schutz was seeking the nomination to Congress from the New Fifth District of Indiana, 1932.  See quotes on the interior such as this one;

"The greatest single problem in America today i unemployment.  We must get thee eight million unemployed persons back to work!"

File Folder #7:

Small poster for "Men's Glee Club of Manchester College."  The men featured are Fornan, Kinsel, Stine, Pattengale, Halladay Snook, Weck, Nehr, Gerdes, Collins, Green, Faudree, Emerick, Mangus, Kelley, Noffsinger Throne, Kinzie and Nicholson.

"Oak Leaves," 14 January 1932.  Headlines include:

"Debate Tourney to Start Soon."

"Maude Willis, Dramatic Artist, Miss Willis Here Saturday Night."

"Shively Visits President Hoover."  Student Ernest Shively visited President Hoover and Senator Borah as part of a group of 30 students from national universities and collges regresenting the Buffalo Convention and the Intercollegiate council for Disarmament.

Biological Sepcimens Moved and Treated.  This article is about the mastodon bones that are being more greatly preserved.

File Folder #8:

Newspaper article, "College Boys to Talk Peace Here Sunday." The article says that "The sponsor of the club and coach of tean which will come here is Dr. A. W. Cordier, who is a recognized authority on international relations and who has himself spoken in Van Buren on previous occasions."  Paul Kinsel is higlighted as "some of the best talent of the Internaional Club," along with Keith Jones.

Newspaper article,"Wheaton Lashes Around End for a Touchdown."

Folder #9:

Alumni Directory, October 1940.

Manchester College Bulletin, Summer Number, Review of 1930-1931, Information for 1931-1932. Some features include -

  • J. Raymond Schutz elected president of the Indiana Sunday School Association for the year 1930-1931.  The year before he was governor of the Indiana Kiwanis District.
  • ...November 4. Rev. and Mrs. A. D. Helzer were returning for another term of service in India.  They were leaving their little duaghter, Esther Mae, with Prof. and Mrs. Paul Halladay.  Mrs. Helser could not speak but all knew the sacrifice she was making. Mr. Helser, with his ususal zeal and earnestness, made his appeal that few of us will ever forget.  The presence of Esther Mae with us will do much to quicken our zeal in missions.
  • Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Cordier and son returned, April 13, from a ten months stay and travel in Europe...
  • Miss Kathryn Wright, the Junior poet of Manchetser College, has recently won the distinction of having one of her poems included in the new volume "The Best College Verse" published by Harper Brothers....The title of her poem is "Not only in the Wood Domremy."...
  • Many vignettes into the lives of faculty and staff and students.

Schedule of Manchester College, Spring Term 1931-1932.







Date of Accession19 December 2011
Bio History NoteSusan Kinsel Fitze (MC Class of 1969) is an alumnus of Manchester College as is her father, Paul Kinsel (MC Class of 1932).  This collection belonged to Paul.
Archivist Note

Incoming date:  20 October 2011.

On 20 October 2011 the Kinsel materials were brought to Funderburg Library by Karen Dillon on behalf of Susan Fitze. They were received by Jeanine Wine. 

Some papers have been stained as if by oil.  This appears to be a longstanding condition.

Description prepared 19 December 2011 by Jeanine M. Wine.



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