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Accession #MU2014/102
TopicEberly, William: Natural Sciences,
TitleBill Eberly Collection: Natural Sciences
Size2 Boxes
LocationIIS - very top of shelving units - ladder needed. A supplement to these 2 boxes is located in Box #6 of MU2014/107.
CitationBill Eberly Collection: Natural Sciences, MU2014/102, 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.
ProvenanceFunderburg Second Floor Office Room
Scope and Content

Background material for William Eberly's book,
The Story of the Natural Sciences at Manchester College."

 

MU2014/102 Box #1 – Eberly Research for the Book, “The Story of the Natural Sciences at Manchester College.”

Folder #1a, #1b, #1cStories of Manchester College graduates in the Natural Sciences.  Biographical material.  It appears as if Bill Eberly  obtained the list of all students graduating in the Natural Sciences [hefty packet located on the side of the box and identified as #1c] and then tried to contact each one to document the development of their careers.

SEE ALSO EBERLY NOTEBOOK IN MU2014/102 BOX #2 – Chronological Notes on Science and Manchester College Alumni.

Folder #1d – Listing of  “American Men and Women of Science.”

Folder #1e – Lists of Physicians, M. D. and D. O.

Folder #1f – Pre-history of Manchester College.

Folder #2 – Background materials for Chapters 2, 3, 4 and 5, including copies of photographs and sample pages.  Ulrey – Biology pioneer at Manchester College, joining Manchester College faculty in 1894.

Folder #3 – Background material for Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

Folder #4 – Background material for Chapters 12, 13, 14, 15 (empty), 16, 17 (missing), 18.

Chapter 16 – Rainn MacPhail.

Folder #5 – Barbara Ehrhardt stories and biographical information.

Folder #6 – Edward Kintner stories and biographical information. The mastodon discovery, late 1920’s. Images of the mastodon find. Biology with Kintner and Biology after Kintner.

Folder #7 – Phil Orpurt, William Eberly, David Kreps, Al Williams, and David Hicks –

stories and biographical information.

Folder #8 – Materials related to the Math department including but not limited to - Dotterer and Mathematics after Dotterer.  Henry Pollack, Deb Huston, Stanley Beery, McBride.

Publication, “Axioms in algebra – where did they come from?” by John Baumgart, Manchester College. Copy of Manchester College Bulletin, August 1955 featuring Ralph Shively, Betty van der Smissen, Dr. William Stafford, and Ercell Lynn.  Some other individuals included are Ronald Besel, Tom Hudson, Mary Eloise Rettinger, Carol Smith, Seki Choo, Michael Rawn, William Kilgore, James Rowe, Robert Foreman, Robert Tully, William Samuel, Jr., David Neuhouser, George Adams, Michael Rawn, Melvin Nyman. John Baumgart (along with memorial published in MC Bulletin July 1999).

Folder #9 – Biographical information and stories regarding Carl Holl - Harry Weimer  - the Manhattan Project – article, “The Limitations of Science,” Harry Weimer –  Dale McCauley and computers –  Wilson Lutz (see also Folder #11) - Jim Gaier – Miscellaneous notes on Chemistry – Theron  Weaver (T. G. Weaver)

Folder #10 – Biographical materials and stories regarding Ed Miller and the history of the January Term Medical Practicum.  The pre-medicine program. Material regarding Stan Weller  - James Beard.

Folder #11 – Biographical material and stories regarding Wilson Lutz and Jim Streator (James Streator).

Folder #12 –Biographical material and stories regarding Charles Morris, Physics,  and Physics after Charles Morris.  Astronomy.   Dwight Beery – Howard Uhrig – Lois Kieffaber – James Mackenzie – Dwight Farringer.

Folder #13 – Biographical material regarding Troy Smith – Charles Hargrave – Michael Peters – Pam Cole.

Folder #14 – Agriculture – Engineering – Geology – Science Lecturers.

 

FOLLOWING FOLDER #14 THE REMAINDER OF THE BOX CONTAINS EBERLY’S RESEARCH, DATA, AND CALCULATIONS BEHIND “THE DOCTORS AMONG US.”  This was a massive undertaking on Eberly’s part.  He acquired reports from various organizations and institutions for this study that include but are not limited to:

“Baccalaureate Origins of Doctorate Recipients from CY 1920-FY1992 (State/Region Order), Volume One – Total Doctorates, Doctorate Records File,” National Research Council, February 1994 and October 1991. {October 1991 located in Box #2}

“Baccalaureate Origins of Doctorate Recipients from CY 1920-FY1992 (State/Region Order), Volume Two – Men Doctorates, Doctorate Records File,” National Research Council, February 1994.

“Baccalaureate Origins of Doctorate Recipients from CY 1920-FY1992 (State/Region Order), Volume Three – Women Doctorates, Doctorate Records File,” National Research Council, February 1994. [due to box weight concerns this publication is located in MC2014/102 Box #2}

 “Science and Engineer Doctorates: 1960-1991,” Surveys of Science Resources Series, National Science Foundation, Detailed Statistical Table.

 

MU2014/102 Box #2 - EBERLY’S RESEARCH, DATA, AND CALCULATIONS BEHIND “THE DOCTORS AMONG US” – CONTINUED

“Undergraduate Origins of Recent Science and Engineering Doctorate Recipients,” National Science Foundation.

“Undergraduate Origins of Recent (1991-1995) Science and Engineering Doctorate Recipients, Special Report,” National Science Foundation.

“Selected Data on Science and Engineering Doctorate Awards: 1992,” Science and Engineering Education and Human Resources Program, Division of Science Resources Studies, National Science Foundation.

“Baccalaureate Origins of Doctorate Recipients,” 5th,7th, and 8th Editions, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Additional source materials are located in MU2014/102 Box #2 that are not listed.

Folders filled with Eberly’s research and calculations.

Eberly’s research notebook - Chronological Notes on Science and Manchester College Alumni.

 

Addendum – a supplement to these two boxes is located in Box #6 of MU2014/107 – located on top of the shelving units in the IIS – and most likely next to MU2014/102.

Topics in the supplement include:

Fulbright Scholars – development of list 2005.

TUNSIS – Theme Unit Proposal – Theme Unit Noting Science’s Influence in Society.

Koinonia photos and brief history.

Correspondence with Jo Young Switzer (circa 2002) regarding Bill’s work on the science book project - Agreements and arrangements.

Chapter drafts and a variety of background materials.

Photocopies from Manchester College publications – history of the Biology Lab from 1936 Aurora.

Photocopy from MC “Bulletin” article by C. F. Schwalm, “The Development of the Sciences at Manchester College.” Photocopy of picture of Holl-Kintner science building groundbreaking. Colo copy of images of the “topping off” of the newly constructed (circa 2005) science center.  It looks like autographs are on the girders.

More materials on graduates with careers in the Natural Sciences – career stories.

Lists of Medical Doctors, Ph.D. students, Chemistry Ph.D.

Building statistics – and reference to time capsule in walls of Holl-Kintner [to become the Academic Center].

Mathematics –Program and students.

Foundations and Collections including -The Manchester Medical Foundation – The Gilbert Collection.

Located in Box #6 MU2014/107 is an additional part of MU2014/120 - articles related to Paul Flory, Roy Plunkett, and Jane Henney's recognition of "Doc" Niswander at swearing-in ceremony as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

Date of Accession27 June 2014
Bio History Note

Bill Eberly's massive research effort behind the book, "The Story of the Natural Sciences at Manchester College."  He documents and makes copies of source materials and includes correspondence and pictures. 

Also included are the materials behind Eberly's massive project to list and enumerate MC natural science alumni who serve(d) as physicians and who held/ hold doctoral degrees.

Archivist NoteDescription prepared 27 June 2014 by Jeanine M. Wine.
 


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