Manchester University



Advanced Search


Manchester University Archives and Brethren Historical Collection


Full listing > Accession MU2014/107
Accession #MU2014/107
TopicEberly, William: Office Files,
TitleWilliam Eberly's Office Files
Size4 Boxes
LocationIIS, Top of the Shelving Units - east side - ladder needed
CitationWilliam Eberly's Office Files, MU2014/107, Archives and Church of the Brethren Collection, Funderburg Library, Manchester University, North Manchester, Indiana.
AccessMaterials with student records are CONFIDENTIAL. Researchers are responsible for determining copyright status of archived materials where this is relevant to their intended use of the materials.
ProvenanceBill Eberly
Scope and Content

Six boxes of materials from Bill Eberly's files related to his educational history, development of the Environmental Science program at Manchester University, and public school educational programs, the history and development of  Koinonia, syllabi, student notes (confidential), Eberly's research data on Indiana and other lakes.

Notes to researcher - Please check dates on data entries – archivist might have misinterpreted numbers.

Bill Eberly Records – Box One –

Folder #1 - Perelman, Lewis J. and Eberly Correspondence 1974

Lewis Perelman, co-author of “Limits to Growth, A Challenge to Higher Education,” arranges his campus visit through correspondence with William Eberly.  Perelman plans to speak to the faculty during a professional studies meeting and to students and others during Convocation.  Dates are November 6 and 7, 1974. A copy of “Limits to Growth, A Challenge to Higher Education,” is included for homework.

Folder #2 - Certification Program – Conservation – Outdoor Education – Materials 1970 through 1980.

Included in this wealth of materials is 26 June 1974 memo from Clyde Hibbs regarding the rejection of a Proposal for Teacher Certification in Environmental Conservation.

“The Environmental Education Association of Indiana, Inc.” – Minutes 3 October 1980.

Description of the Environmental Studies Program at Manchester College.

“The Conservation – Outdoor Education Association of Indiana, Inc. – membership forms.

MC Office of Teacher Education, Requirements for a Teaching Minor in Conservation and Environmental Studies, 1 August 1978.

“A Summary of the Higher Education Workshop in Environmental Education, Sponsored by the Environmental Education Association of Indiana, Inc. in cooperation with The Holcomb Research Institute, Butler University, 16 February 1981.

Other materials from “The Environmental Education Association of Indiana.”

“A Proposal for Certification, A Teaching Minor in Environmental Conservation, Leading to Qualification for Endorsement on the Secondary School Teacher Certificate, Provisional,” Teacher Certification Committee, Conservation-Outdoor Education Association of Indiana, Inc., 12 August 1970.

“A Proposal For Certification in Environmental Conservation For A Teaching Minor and A Teaching Major, Leading to Qualification for Endorsement On The Secondary School Teacher Certification, Provisional and School Services Personnel Certificate, Provisional Endorsement for Coordinator of Environmental Conservation,” submitted by Teacher Certification Committee, Conservation-Outdoor Education Association of Indiana, Inc., 4 October 1971.

Schedule of Public Hearings, 1975.

Conservation and Environmental Studies requirements.

Those who have endorsed teacher certification for Environmental Conservation (1971).

House Bill No. 1746 introduced by Representative Blevins Schultz on 8 February 1973, read first time and referred to Committee on Education – A Bill For An Act to amend IC 1971, 20-1 by adding a new chapter concerning environment consultants as it relates to the department of public instruction.

“A Report on Conservation Education for Indiana Schools,” circa 1959.

Memo to Department Chairmen from Registrar, Robert Paine – description of requirements for certificate in “Environmental Conservation Education.”

Correspondence related to teacher certification in Environmental Conservation.

Members of the Teacher Certification Committee

Folder #3 – Conservation – Outdoor Education, Association of Indiana, Incorporated [COEAII] Conference, October 1979, Manchester College. News clipping from “The News-Journal,” 11 October 1979 featuring Bill Eberly, Mike Carrier, Fred Widlak, and Robert Keller (Manchester College Dean of Academics). Program Schedule.  Also – “Higher Education Workshop in Environmental Education,” Butler University, 16 February 1981 – list of participants. Newsletter, “CREED” Curriculum Resources for Environmental Education Development,” January 1981, Vol. XII, No. 1. Other related notes and correspondence.

Folder #4 – Workshop for Teachers on Energy Conservation – Materials circa 1977 – 1978.

U. S. Energy Research and Development Administration Faculty Development Projects in Energy [ERDA].  – Budget page for project: Workshop for Teachers on Energy Conservation. 

Participant list 1978 – educators, fields, schools.

Memo to participants in workshop 30 June 1978.

Workshop outline, 1978.

DOE Conference Grant Provisions. [Department of Energy]

Report Requirements.

Letters from Vicki McLaughlin.

Correspondence from the Department of Energy, Washington, D.C., circa 1978

DOE Conference materials circa 1978.

Topics for the summer energy course – and proposed outline [3 July 1978].

Informational topic related handouts? [examples -Solar Energy, Nuclear Energy, etc.].

Participant letter of acceptance.

“Faculty Development Projects in Energy – 1978.”

Bill Eberly served as Project Director for the Energy Conservation Workshop during the summer of 1978.

Helman memos of 1977 regarding “Faculty Development Projects in Energy.”

Folder #5a,1 – Energy Conservation Workshop – 1978.

Photograph of participants in the “Energy Conservation Workshop” at Manchester College, July 1978. FINAL REPORT of the Energy Conservation Workshop, 1978, sponsored by a DOE Grand, William Eberly, Director. Publicity flyer.  Notice of Grant Award and correspondence. Schedule. Grant request – project description. Receipts.

Folder #5a,2  1976 - “A Symposium on Environmental Ethics, Date We Feed the Hungry,” booklet edited by Robert Dell (Church of the Brethren) with addresses by Shantilal Bhagat (Church of the Brethren), Joseph Sittler and Robert Stevens. Booklet and promotional flyer.

Folder #5b,1 – “A Conference on Environmental Ethics” at Manchester College, 22 February 1974.

Names and addresses of participants.  Promotional flyer.  Conference leader – Rev. Richard Neuhaus.

Folder #5b,2 – Environmental Institute at Manchester College and Indiana Consortium for International Programs, “Developing Learning Resources in Population Studies,” April 5 and 6 at Manchester College. Flyer.  Preliminary plans. Description.  The Conference will be conducted by Parker Marden, Department of Sociology, Lawrence University and Leon Clark, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, with the assistance of Elizabeth Folwell (Lawrence, ’75) and Jerry Brown (Indiana University at Bloomington). See also folder #80.

Folder #5c – Science Students’ Workshop, 16 November 1974.

Wawasee High School workshop evaluation, December 1974 and related correspondence.

Science Students’ Workshop 16 November 1974 Schedule.

Invitation and description 27, October 1974.

Folder #6a,1 – Environmental Workshops, 1973.

Invitational Flyer – “Total Environment Education,”  Elementary School Personnel (March 22) and Secondary School Personnel (March 29). News Release of 24 February 1973. Correspondence.  “Workshop on Air Water Radiation Analysis,” 28 April, 1973 at Manchester College.  A Primer on Environmental Radiation (28 April 1973).


Folder #6a,2 – Environmental Letter to Faculty 4 May 1973 announcing significant environmental issues of the day.  Environmental Letter to Faculty 9 November 1973 - letter to all teaching faculty at Manchester College from William Eberly, Director of Environmental Studies to provide faculty with significant literature and other information relating to the environmental scene. He speaks of a “packet” included with the letter, part of which survives in a copy of the “Legislative Summary – 1973 Session.” Bill Eberly also introduces “The Manchester Environmental Guardian” as an attempt at an environmental information newsletter sponsored by the Environmental Action Club on campus.

Folder #6a,3 – Environmental Awareness Group - Environmental Action Club – Schedule, Speakers, etc.

A variety of materials from a variety of years, including 1977, 1979, 1988, 1982, 1981.  According to an Oak Leaves article [October 1981,pg. 6] – The EAG began in the fall of 1970, and was originally called te Environmental Action Club.

Folder #6b – Workshop and Symposium on “Food, Population and Pollution,” 1971.

Preliminary Program. Programs.  Publicity from Manchester College, “Workshop on Air, Water, Radiation, Pollution,” 8 May 1971. Receipts.  Correspondence and thank you letters. Speaker correspondence. “A Primer on Radioactivity.”

Folder #7 – “Focus on the Environment,” Manchester Program, circa 1970.

Newspaper article - Denny Rock, Manchester College student eulogizing the internal combustion engine at a mock funeral service. “Black Friday” circular from “The Give Earth A Chance Committee.” Newspaper clippings.  “Focus on the Environment,” flyer and program.  Dr. Warren Hanson, Purdue University, presents Convocation. “Eco-Rally” on the College Mall features Marion Honorable Manuel Guerrero, Grant County Circuit Court Judge from Marion Indiana, as well as Jack Williams and Ken Brown. Wednesday evening will feature local political leaders for a panel discussion to present views on the role of politics and government in cleaning up the environment and solving the country’s pollution problems.  Republicans - Arthur Coblentz and Thames Mauzy.  Democrats – Mrs. H. V. Boisson and Williams Mills.  Newspaper articles about speakers and student events at Manchester College that deal with the environment.

Folder #8a – Earth Day 1970 – Plans and Background Material for Manchester College’s Program – “Focus on the Environment.” 1970 Parade Committee for “Give Earth A Chance.”  

Folder #8b – “Interdisciplinary Conference on Environmental Studies,” March 1970 at Argonne National Laboratory, sponsored by Argonne Center for Educational Affairs and Central States College Association.

Program.  CSA laboratory schedule. Welcome and instructions.  Program and participants.  Article, “The Price of Dirt, Noise and Ugliness: The Economics of Pollution” – use of the lake for waste disposal.

Folder #8c – Background materials and correspondence for Science Lecture Series 1965-1966 and 196601967.

Folder #9 – Newsletters – Copies of “The Manchester Environmental Guardian,” Published at Manchester College by the Environmental Action Club, North Manchester, Indiana – and copies of 8 April 1991, Vol. 1/ Issue 1, “The Seed, Planting Ideas for Environmental Awareness,” a publication of the Manchester College Environmental Group.

Issues of “The Manchester Environmental Guardian” are as follows:

1 November 1973, No. 1 – Jim Streator Acting Editor.

1 March 1974, Vol. 1. No. 2 – Gary Helfrich, Editor.

13 May 1974, Vol. 1, No. 3 – Gary Helfrich, Editor.

November 1974, Vol. 2, No.1.

January-Februry 1975, Vol. 2, No. 2.

April-May 1975, Vol. 2, No. 3.

November 1975, Vol. 3, No. 1.

December 1976, Vol. 4, No. 1.

Folder #10 – Flyers, brochures, publicity pieces, newspaper clippings related to Natural Science related workshops, symposiums and seminars at Manchester College.

April 1970 – “Focus on the Environment.”

May 1971 – “Workshop on Air Water Radiation Pollution.”

April 1973 – “Workshop on Air Water Radiation Analysis.”

April 1974 – “Environmental Studies Institute” introducing students who completed or who are in the process of completing this new academic major. Three years ago, Manchester College initiated a new program with a full academic major in Environmental Studies.  ….. We’d like for you to know something about our major and about these graduates who have completed this major.  Each student writes a biographical resume about him or herself.  The booklet invites interested parties to come to Manchester to interview students – or –to receive more information about the Environmental Studies program.

Biographical sketches of Cynthia Duckwall, John Ingold, Gary Helfrich, Robert Skillings, Michael Slentz, George Douglas Melton, Randy Reed, Nancy Waite

Outdoor Education Workshop, June 1974.

November 1980 – “Contemporary Problems in Biology,” sponsored by the Manchester College Biology Department – a symposium of alumni – Gene Likens [Class of 1957], Dale Oxender [Class of1954], Hane Henney [Class of 1969], Larry Yoder [Class of 1964], Robert Gorden [Class of 1957], William Eberly [Class of 1957].

Centennial Science Symposium, “Global Change, Human Impact,” April 1990 with presentations by Manchester College graduates:  Dale Oxender, Roger Dilling, Richard Ringeisen, David Miller, Gene Likens. The Science Division of Manchester College sponsored the symposium  in celebration of the school’s  100 year anniversary.  News releases and program.  A short biography of each speaker is included.

April 1990 – “Manchester Hosts ‘Earth Day’ Events,”

April 1990 - Spring Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science, Dr. Wendell McBurney, President,” at Manchester College.

Unknown Year – “Total Environment Education” – Conferences on the Interdisciplinary Nature of Environmental Education. – Elementary and Secondary School.

Folder #11 – Biology Schedules and Lectures

Manchester College – Schedule – Fall Term, 1955 – listing of course and instructors. [eg. English, Communications, Stafford].

Manchester College – Schedule – Winter Term, 1956.

Manchester College – Schedul e– Spring Term, 1956.

Manchester College – Schedule – Winter Term, 1957-1958.

Manchester College – Schedule, Spring Term, 1958.

Manchester College – Summer Session, 1958.

Manchester College – Schedule, Fall Term, 1958-1959.

Manchester College – Schedule, Winter Term, 1958-1959.

Manchester College – Schedule, Winter Term, 1960-1961.

Manchester College – Schedule, Spring Term, 1961.

Manchester College – Schedule, Fall Term, 1961-1962.

Manchester College – Schedule, Spring Term, 1962.

Manchester College – Schedule, Spring Term, 1963.

Manchester College – Schedule, Fall Term, 1962-1963.

Manchester College – Winter Term, 1962-1963.

Professor Bill Eberly’s Schedules and Tentative Schedules for Courses that he taught.  Outlines of weekly lectures, quizzes, text assignments and labs.

General Biology 121 – Fall Term 1955. Biology Schedule Winter Term 1955-1956. Biology Schedule Spring Term 1956.

Biology Schedule Fall Term 1956. Biology Winter Term 1956-1957. Biology Spring Term 1957.

General BIology Survey Schedule – Fall Term 1957. General Biology Winter Term 1957-1958. General Biology Spring Term 1958.

Fall Term 1958 – no printed schedules. Biology Schedule Winter Term 1958-1959. General Biology Spring Term 1959.

Probably Biology? 1959-1960. General Biology Winter 1959-1960. General Biology Spring 1960.

General Biology Fall Term 1960. Biology Winter Term 1960-1961. General Biology Spring Term 1961.

General Biology Fall Term 1961. Biology Winter Term 1961-1962. General Biology Spring Term 1962.

General Biology 311 – June 4 – July 6, 1962.

General Biology Fall Term 1962. General Biology Winter Term 1962-1963. General Biology Spring 1963.

General Biology Fall Term 1964-1965. General Biology Winter Term 1964-1965. General Biology Spring Term 1964-1965.

General Biology Winter Term 1965-1966. General Biology Spring Term 1965-1966.

Folder #12 – Materials related to the 1975 January Term trip to Florida. Snapshot of student participants, including Ed Cable.

Folder #13 – Materials related to the 1976 January Term trip: Geology and Ecology of the Southwest – with marvelous photographs of students on horses on the steep trail.

Folder #14 – Materials related to the 1978 January Term trip: Geology and Ecology of the Southwest.

Folder #15 – Materials related to the 1982 January Term trip: Geology and Ecology of the Southwest.

Folder #16 – Trees. Former accession number MC2003/311 (perhaps Bill was doing research and received these items from the archivist and did not return them?

Manchester College Tree Walk, February 2001, with history, tree descriptions, campus map, and listing of trees by common and scientific name.  Class commemorative list.  Article 3 June 1996 - Historical tree marker – dedication a Martin Luther King, Jr., Sycamore tree grown from a seed hand-picked from the tree standing in front of the Selma, Alabama chapel where King used to deliver speeches about civil rights.  The college also planted; a George Washington Tulip Poplar from the tulip poplar at Mount Vernon; a Hippocratic Oath Sycamore; a Jesse Owen Honey Locust; a Walden Woods Red Maple; and an Abraham Lincoln Overcup Oak, taken from an acorn handpicked from the overcup oak near the log cabin in Hardin County, Kentucky where Lincoln lived as a boy. April 1978 Manchester College Bulletin – “Campus Trees after 60 Years,” citing work of Professor  Philip Orpurt. 


Folder #17 – “Acres Minutes of Board of Directors Meetings,” W. R. Eberly. A copy of most minutes from the “Eighteenth Regular Meeting,” 25 October 1961 through the “59th Regular Meeting,” 22 September 1965.

Folder #18  Note:  “In the summer of 1961, ACRES received its first tract of land through the generosity of Mrs. Edna W. Spurgeon, of near Ligonier. “

 “Acres, Inc.” materials – including membership list (March 1963).  According to letter of 2 March 1965, Bill Eberly started Acres Board membership in 1961. “Acres,” Quarterly Winter 1962, Vol. 1, No. 1 newsletter. A “Study of College Courses in Conservation Education for Teachers.” Newspaper article, 3 October 1961, Wall Street Journal, “Businessmen’s Group Fights to Save Bogs, Forests for Science.” Welcome to the Edna W. Spurgeon Woodland Reserve, “A Living Museum” owned by Allen County Reserves, Inc. (ACRES), dedicated to the Preservation of Natural Areas in Northeastern Indiana. Program materials for those utilizing ACRES.

Folder #19 – College Science Improvement Program [COSIP] Proposal (new).  Preliminary proposals for Environmental Studies program, 23 October 1970.  Questionnaires – 27 October 1970.

Folder #20 – Environmental Studies Materials – Notebook – including but not limited to list of approved electives for Environmental Studies Major (approved 9 May 1983). Rewriting of major approved in committee 1985. Revision of Major and Proposed new Minor in Environmental Studies. Other discussion around courses included in the Environmental Studies program. Minutes from Environmental Studies Committee Meetings. Listing of students majoring in Environmental Studies. Memo to Counselees and Environmental Studies majors (30 October 1984). Other memos from Will Eberly.  Letter to President Robinson and the Education Department about expanding the use of Koinonia. He would like to “pep up” the outdoor education program at Koinonia.  It appears the original program was ask elementary education students to take Field Biology so that they might come to Koinonia?(further research is needed).  Recommendation to Academic Policies Committee for Revision of Environmental Studies Major (28 February 1983). MC College Bulletin – 1971 October, Vol. 64, No. 1, “M. C. Inaugurates Environmental Studies Major.” Graduates of the Environmental Studies Major from 1973 – 1977.

Booklet – “Highlights of Environmental Education in Indiana,” by the Conservation-Outdoor Education Association of Indiana, Incorporated, 1979.

Folder #21a [PARTIALLY CONFIDENTIAL – lists of student names] - Paper – “The Environmental Studies Major at Manchester College.” “About Manchester College,” publicity flyer. “Manchester College Office of Teacher Education, Requirements for a Teaching Minor in Conservation and Environmental Studies,” (8/1/1978 and R 9/1/1990). Description program. “MC Bulletin, October 1971.” Preliminary Planning Committee to consider the direction that an application for a new National Science Foundation grant might take. (2 March 1970).  Correspondence around the development of a National Science Foundation proposal.  15 September 1970 memo to Members of the Central States College Association [CSCA] Environmental Committee.  “Environmental Studies Program.”  List of seniors who are Environmental Studies Majors (May 1975). Agenda for Environmental Studies Committee 8 May 1975. 1975 description of the “Environmental Studies Program,” by the Environmental Studies Institute. 1974 Memo to Environmental Studies Committee.

Folder #21b – [CONFIDENTIAL] Environmental Studies Majors – student lists (see also Folder #21a) – also – Environmental Courses at Manchester College.

Folder #21c – [Confidential] – Counselees. Students.

Folder #22 – Persons who completed the Senior Comprehensive examination to fulfill their major in Environmental Studies.  List of seniors to which Senior Comprehensive Examinations will be given (1973).

Folder #23 – Development of Environmental Studies Major.

Folder #24 – Bibliography – Pointing the Way Toward Our Environmental Crisis.

Folder #25 – Eisenhower Award, State of Indiana Commission for Higher Education. 28 January 1991 – “Development of an Environmental Science Education Model for Grades K-12.” Project Director, Professor William Eberly. Project narrative and budget.  Background material.

Folder #26 – Lilly Grant – Biology Department circa 1987 with materials from 1990. Estimates from original grant proposal compared to 1990 prices.

Folder #27 – Lilly Grant Information – 1989 – Detailed Cost Estimates. Proposed future purchases with Lilly Grant funding. 1990 question regarding allocation. 1991 requests for spending. 1990 Lilly invoices. Other spending concerns.

Folder #28 – Course Outlines and Syllabi:

Biology 105L – Analogy and homology – Principles 2 Lab. [Principles of Biology].

Biology 101 – General Biology.

Biology 105L – Principles of Biology 2 Lab – Schedule, Spring, 1991.

Biology 240 – Plant Taxonomy – Fall 1990 – Lecture Schedule.

Principles of Biology II (Biol 105) – Spring 1990 – Lecture Schedule – A. Williams.

BIO 202 – Human Anatomy Laboratory, Spring 1990.

Ecology, Biology 311, Fall 1989 – Lecture Schedule – Lab Schedule – Other Information.

Biology 324, Plant Physiology, Fall 1989 – Lecture Schedule – Lab Schedule – Information.

Biology 201, Anatomy and Physiology – Schedule for Fall, 1988.

General Biology, Honors Section, List of Topics and course information.

Principles of Biology I, Fall Semester, 1987.

Biology 360 – Genetics – Lecture Syllabus and laboratory schedule.

Biology 105L – Principles II Lab – Spring Schedule.

Biology 324, Plant Physiology – Lecture Syllabus, Spring 1988 – lab schedule.

Computer Center, Computer Use Required All Students, AudioTutorial Biology Laboratory, a computer center with an IBM model 1130 computer and related keypunches and card sorter was established.  It is used almost exclusively by students in a variety of courses and for advanced student research projects. A brief contact with the computer is a vital part of a required introductory course in science taken by all students in the college, etc.

Folder #29 – Publicity brochures for “The Environment: A New Major with A ‘Holistic’ Look at Manchester College (reprinted from December 1972 Manchester College Bulletin). Also included is the 1974 publicity piece, “A Profile of Manchester College.”

Folder #30 – Development of New Courses –

225 Environmental Philosophy Syllabus, by Dell. Attached is a flyer for the conference, “Dare We Feed the Hungry?”

Environmental Studies major – Suggestions for consideration by L. Erbaugh.

Some thoughts on course descriptions for new courses related to curriculum in Environmental Studies – Fundamentals of Earth Science – Demography and Population Problems – Economics and Resource Management – Biology of Fish and Wildlife.

The Chemistry of Man and the Environment, circa 1972.

Proposal for new course with the tentative title, “Population and Environment” (circa 1970).

Revision of course content and description – new proposed title – “Natural Resources and Man” (circa 1970).

Proposal for new course – “Contemporary Life in Haiti – An Environmental Perspective,” (1982).

Proposal for new course – Current Environmental Issues,” (1982).

Books used in Senior Colloquium

Folder #31 –Proposal to the Academic Policies Committee regarding the student initiated course, “Environmental Impact Studies.”

Folder #32 – Environmental Studies Materials including but not limited to:

Proposal for revising Environmental Studies Major (1973).

Revision to Environmental Studies major

[CONFIDENTIAL] Student Materials.

Allen Deeter correspondence – Environmental Studies must include all departments of the College.  Churches can play a significant role.

Faculty meeting Minutes 1971 November.

Conservation Committee Assignment – 1970.

Program Director– 1973 – Hoosier 4H Leadership Center.

Politics and the Environment.

Applications of students into Environmental Studies – letters of interest.

Campus Environmental Action Club Meeting.

Faculty Meeting Minutes 1972, April – approved courses.

1973 Announcement – undergraduate area of concentration – outdoor teacher education.

Environmental Studies Committee Meeting reminder and Minutes – 1973, 1972, 1970.

Questionnaire from Michele Zuck.

Home Ecology as it relates to Environmental Studies.

1972 – Proposed area of special interest for inclusion in Environmental Studies major.

Preliminary outline – proposal to establish Institute of Conservation Studies.

Preliminary draft – The Environmental Studies Institute.

“The Environmental Studies Major at Manchester College.”

Notes on books used in the Science Core on Environmental material.

Enrollment in Environmental Courses at Manchester College by year and topic.

Environmental Studies CoSIP Grant.

Folder #33 - Environmental Studies 1973 – 1974

Folder #34 - Announcement of second CoSip Grant, 1972 along with background material.  Included is a signed letter from John Brademas, Member of Congress 1 December 1972.

Folder #35 – Preliminary draft of a proposal to establish an Institute of Conservation Studies.

Folder #36 – [CONFIDENTIAL] Student GPA included in file. 1975 Environmental Studies Graduates.

Folder #37– [CONFIDENTIAL] Personal student information included in file. 1976 Environmental Studies Graduates.

Folder #38  – [CONFIDENTIAL] Personal student information included in file. 1977 Environmental Studies Graduates.

Folder #40 - [CONFIDENTIAL] Personal student information included in file. 1979 Environmental Studies Graduates.

Folder #41 - [CONFIDENTIAL] Personal student information included in file. 1980 Environmental Studies

Graduates. 1982 student examination information.  1983 student examination information

Folder #42 - - [CONFIDENTIAL] Personal student information included in file. 1974 Environmental Studies Graduates.

Folder #43 --[CONFIDENTIAL] Personal student information included in file.  1973Environmental Studies Graduates.

Folder #44 – Letters, Addresses, etc. – Environmental Studies Graduates.

Folder #45 – “Nature Tales,” papers submitted by students in Field Biology, Fall 1992 – Jennifer, Barcus, Laura Bartley, Kari Busch, Tina Colwell, Jenni Dunn, Ann Eikenberry, Michelle Ester, Mindy Hood, Gina Killinger, Susan maki, Dee Montel, Paige Price, Skip Rusch, Mike Sabanski, Sheli Sanders, Angie Smith, Joi Stegall, Christa Stramer, Angela Wells, John Whitford, with cover design by Sheli Sanders, Instructor Barbara Ehrhardt.

Folder # 46 – Koinonia  Environmental and Retreat Center of Manchester College – Dedication and Open House invitation, 1990. “Environmental Studies” circular describing the program at Manchester College. Circular describing the “Allied Health, Medical Technology, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Occupational Therapy,” program at Manchester College (placed in MCGeneral File: Nursing –) It is not known if this is the final format or if it is a preliminary copy.  Circular for “Biology” at Manchester College. Circular for “Biology-Chemistry (Pre-Med)” program at Manchester College. Letters to Faculty supplying materials dealing with environmental concerns (1975 and 1973). Letter from Charles McGraw, Hayes Regional Arboretum (1974).

Folder #47 – Newspaper clippings, articles, and letters, on the Manchester College Environmental Program (1972, 1973 and more).

Folder #48  Copies of Koinonia and nature related articles – topics include but are not limited to: July 1976 welcome to Koinonia with Dr. Eberly welcoming first graders to Koinonia Environmental and Retreat Center. MC awarded a science grant, March 1991. 1994 – Grant money to help benefit high school students. Spring 2001 ribbon cutting to the Talking Rocks and Mineral Resources Trail at Koinonia. 1994 July – grant will promote environmental science in schools, with quote by Barbara Ehrhardt. Summer 1998 – creation of Talking Rocks stations. 2001 – College seniors see green in support of the school’s social, environmental pledge. 1993 – Elderhostel participants  study environmental issues

Folder #49 – 1975 and 1976 “Campus Activity Calendar,” sponsored by Manchester College Environmental Action Group.



Bill Eberly Records – Box Two –

Folder #50 – Koinonia Progress Report for the Period 11 October 1991 to 23 December 1991 – by Barbara Ehrhardt.

1992 – Koinonia Environmental and Retreat Center Property and Program Development – description and report.

20 April 2005 email from Rainn MacPhail to Bill Eberly regarding their dreams for Koinonia that might include symbols of prairie life and the pioneer or Native American culture. Rainn makes inquiry into the history of Koinonia.  They speak about personal concerns.

Self-published booklet titled, “Nature Poems,”edited by Barbara Ehrhardt, October 1986, printed by a Title II Grant from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education to Manchester College. The collection is one of the projects completed by teachers who participated in the Title II program “Improving Science in Grades 1-3 Through Inservice Training.”

Self-published booklet – “Environmental Education, The Big Picture,” by Dr. William Eberly, Manchester College, June 1991.

Printout of the 2003-2004 Faculty Directory of the Natural Sciences Division.

Folder #51 – William Eberly’s     Notebook and related materials. Soup to nuts materials collected by Bill Eberly related to Koinonia. . A vast collection and only several items are listed below:

A copy of a letter produced by Bill Eberly includes an article from “Oak Leaves,” 10 May 1990 – the Koinonia Environmental and Retreat Center was officially dedicated on Saturday, April 21.  Numerous natural exhibits and specimens were on display, a tree-planting ceremony took place, and several speakers discussed the importance of Koinonia and environmental education. … Dr. William Eberly, whose 15 years of toil brought about the Koinonia center, said, “For me this is a celebration,” and that he continues to look forward to planning and developing the center. Bill also lists the trustees-and-spouses who contributed to the Koinonia Tree Arboretum Project.

Koinonia Usage July, 1980, through June, 1981.

Use of Koinonia from November, 1984 through February 1985.

Koinonia Usage from July through October 1986.

Koinonia Usage July 1986 through June 1987.

Koinonia facilities description and method and procedure for facility use.

Koinonia Committee Minutes .

1976 Minutes regarding work day.

Minutes of the Koinonia Planning Committee 1976 and beyond.

For additional minutes see Folder #52D, 52E, 52F.

Folder #52 – Koinonia –  Financial Reports – Minutes – Useage – Field Biology Scheduling

Folder #52A -Elementary Department, Koinonia 1988.

Folder #52B - Koinonia – Retreat information and reservation procedures.

Folder # 52C - 1988 – Dr. Eberly – Koinonia – Current File. Fall 1988 Field Biology Lab –requirements for Plant Collection.  Fall 1988 Field Biology Lab – requirements for Insect Collection.

Barbara Ehrhardt correspondence regarding Field Biology student scheduling.

Field Trip confirmations, etc.

Folder  #52D -Koinonia Membership List 1972.

1973 Minutes of the Annual Meeting of Koinonia, Inc.

Financial report for Koinonia, Inc., 26 November 1968.

Letter from Dale Aukerman (sent from Germany) to Paul Weaver and John Storer (1968) regarding a telephone for Koinonia. It appears Aukerman’s resided at Koinonia in the past and plan to do so in the future.

Note to John Storer from T. Wayne Rieman (1968) forwarding a letter received from Dale Aukerman (October 1968) regarding the house on the Koinonia Farm.

Membership – repairs – 1971 notes regarding Work Day.

Folder #52E – Koinonia – a massive amount of materials that include but are not limited to the following:

Minutes of the Board of Directors, 1 December 1969, 1968, Annual Meeting Minutes.

Financial Reports 26 November 1968.

Letter regarding Annual Business meeting of the members of Koinonia, written 8 December 1967 and written by T. Wayne Rieman and E. Paul Weaver.

Treasurers’ Reports and related papers – 31 December 1968, Memberships and Sustaining Gifts 1966.

Balance Sheet and Income Statement.

Letter from Dale AUkerman regarding the condition of the house at Koinonia.

Koinonia History – 1991 interview with Bill Eberly.

Owl Pellet Analysis – “how to” sheet.

Newspaper articles.

Manchester College Koinonia Committee 29 October 1985 Minutes.

History of Koinonia excerpts from Eberly Interview - 1991: -

Koinonia was acquired at an estate sale in 1962 by a “coalition” of 12 couples under the leadership of Hubert Newcomer.  The names of all of the owners are on a plaque in the nature study entry.  They had in mind using the facility primarily as a retreat center.  They built the original cement block part of the building.  They did a lot of tree and wildlife plantings.  Some of the area was farmed for a time and the income used to pay the interest on the note.  All of the members paid a fee to belong.  The work was done by the members.  Ray Piper was the stone mason who laid the blocks and built the fireplace.  The original dimensions of the building were 25 x 100.

In 1974, the 80 acre site and buildings were given to Manchester College with the understanding that the college would continue to allow the use of the facility as a retreat center and would also use it for environmental education.  The name of the facility is officially Koinonia Environmental and Retreat Center.

The new road was the first major improvement to the facility.  Work was done in cooperation with the SCS.  A soil study was made for the area and a plan developed for use of the land.  They also provided many of the trees and plants that are along the drive.  It was also during this period that the building was expanded to its present two story  100 x 40 floor size.


Folder #52F – Grant – Submitted by Barb Ehrhardt – Proposal for Educational Program Development, Wetlands – An Elementary Level Study Guide.

Folder #52G – Assortment of Koinonia Materials including but not limited to:

Correspondence and receipts to Ehrhard Creative Concepts.

Minutes of the Koinonia Committee, 7 September 1989.

Environmental Education Programs, Retreat Facility, Special Programming, Boatst – 11 July 1989 Fee Structure Proposals (more than one).

Koinonia Committee Minutes.

Advertising and applications for use. Field Trip applications. Field Biology Experience. Fall Field Experience.

Director of Koinonia – Tentative Work Schedule.

Signed Wetland Development Agreement 1989.

Use by Grace College.

Statement of Purpose.

Folder #52H – Miscellaneous Assortment – folder titled, “Eberly Copies.”

Folder #52I – Correspondence between Dr. Ruth Holland and Barbara Ehrhardt.

Folder #53 – Letters from Alumni.

Folder #54 – Newspaper clipping and articles about former students

Folder #55 –Departmental related correspondence.

Folder #56 – Alum-Master File List 7/09/1976 – CONFIDENTIAL – Biology Alumni with addresses. Biology Majors at Manchester College [printed 11 February 1989]. Biology Department Graduates [printed 6 October 1988] – and more.  This is probably research material related to Bill’s book, “The Story of The Natural Sciences at Manchester College.”

Folder #57a – Student Papers – “Air Pollution, And How It Affects Health,” population and Environment, 1974. “The Biological Effects of Pollution,” Special Problems, 1970.

Folder #57b – “Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Dwight D. Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Act, Final Report,” narrative report submitted by Barbara J. Ehrhardt, Project Coordinator, August 1992. “Tree Growth, Annual Rings, an Environmental Concept,” Barbara Ehrhardt, Special Problems, 1986.

Folder #58 –Central States College Association [CSCA] –Environmental Studies Committee Activities

Materials related to the CSCA Conference on Population, 1972. “Report of a Conference on Population,” at Lorado Taft Field Campus, Oregon, Illinois. “Pollution and Its Control, Report of a Conference,” March 5-6, 1972 at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.

Folder #59 – CSCA Environmental Committee 1970-1971 – William Eberly, Chairman.

Minutes and related materials.  This is Bill Eberly’s notebook without the binder.  Do not get out of order.

Folder #60a – Indiana Academy of Science at Manchester College

Program of the Fifty-Second Annual Meeting  [1936] of the Indiana Academy of Science held at Central Normal College in Danville, Indiana – Officers include Edward Kintner [Vice-President] from Manchester College.

Program of the Fifty-Third Annual Meeting [1937] of the Indiana Academy of Science held at Manchester College, November 1937.

Program of the Fifty-Seventh Annual Meeting [1941] of the Indiana Academy of Science, held at DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana. 

Program for the Seventy-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science and the Twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Junior Academy of Science – held at Manchester College, October 1960.

Program for the Seventy-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science and the Twenty-eight Annual Meeting of the Junior Academy of Science - held at Manchester College, October 1960.

Program for the Ninety-fifth Annual Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science and the Forty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Junior Academy of Science – held at Manchester College, October 1979.

Invitational brochure announcing the Spring Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science, April 1990, to be held at Manchester College, Dr. William Eberly, Program Committee Chair.

Program booklet of the Indiana Academy of Science 106th Annual Meeting held at Manchester College, November 1990.

List of Indiana Academy of Science Awards and Fellows – with highlighted named of Manchester related individuals.

Folder #60b – Indiana Academy of Science meeting programs and booklets for many years, including

Indiana Academy of Science, Spring Meeting program, Clifty Falls State Park, May 1960.

Folder #61a – Miscellaneous including but not limited to:

13 January 1989  - General Studies Guidelines and Criteria.

6 April 1989 – Honors Study – benefits and eligibility

29 March 1989 – regarding a sabbatical report.

Fundraising letter by Bill Eberly.

Art Buchwald, “The Lighter side,” related to energy during the Clinton administration.

Memo regarding departmental reviews.

File organization system.

Folder #61b – Grant Proposals Submitted  for Koinonia – Environmental Education.

Folder #62  Miscellaneous  Grant and Other Items

Grant related materials.  Allocation of COSIP funds. Rearranging of Room S-113. Resume of Faculty Support under CoSIP. Speakers Bureau, Program Guide of speakers at Manchester College. Paper to the Members of the Resource Chapter (Indiana Division) of The Izaak Walton League of America. 1969 Indiana Academy of Science letterhead with list of officers.

Some Thoughts on the Proposed Science Building – by Bill Eberly, 1994 – [Science Center].Eisenhower Grand/Audit Report – 1991.

Memo to Whitko Workshop teachers who are working on graduate credit as part of the Eisenhower Grant program, 1992.

Memo (1992) from Barbara Ehrhardt to Eisenhower Grant Participants.

Memo (1991) regarding the progress report for Eisenhower Grant.

Eisenhower Grant materials.

Dissolved oxygen test instructions.

Grant Steering Committee meeting at Koinonia March 19, 1991.

Eberly 1991 description of “wetlands.”

Eisenhower Grant [1991] Criteria for Teacher Workshops. Eisenhower Grant Calendars. Eisenhower Grant Topics for June Workshops.

Copy of press release – Manchester College recipient of a $47,000 grant to develop an environmental science education program in conjunction with the Whitko Community School Corporation. Grant federally funded through the Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Program and is administered by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.

Folder #63 - Comic books, booklets related to energy use.  Some appear to be from 1947, 1952, 1976.

Folder #64 – CoSIP Final Report 1974-1975 – William Eberly, Project Director. National Science Foundation grant – the final year – “A primary emphasis of the new program at Manchester College is the academic major in Environmental Studies.” The folder also includes background materials and the publication, “An Index to Undergraduate Science, Office of Experimental Projects and Programs, College Science Improvement Programs, COSIP A & B Report, National Science Foundation.”  Memos and correspondence regarding COSIP and Manchester’s proposals. Also – folder titled, “Development of new COSIP Proposal, 1970-1971.” See also folder #80.

Folder #65 – COSIP – First Interim Report 1972-1973.

Folder #66 – COSIP – Second Interim Report 1973-1974.

Folder #67 – Final Report – COSIP – April 1972.

Folder #68 – COSIP Grant 1968-1971 – GY 5328.

Folder #69 – Many materials relating to COSIP Grants, including requests for equipment.  These papers need organization and span the 1960’s and 1970’s. Included is the “Interim Report, 1 July 1968 to 30 June 1969, College Science Improvement Program [Grant No. GY-5328] and the  “Interim Report, 1 July 1969 to 30 June 1970, College Science Improvement Program [Grant No. GY-5328].

Folder #70 – Directors (COSIP) Program – Instructions, Correspondence, etc. Dr. Harry Weimer is included in much of this material that deals primarily with the 1960’s.

Folder #71  Proposals and background materials  submitted to National Science Foundation – [CAUSE ] Assistance to Undergraduate Science Education –  for the years 1975 through 1981.

Folder #72 – Correspondence and articles, reviews and awards, contracts and agreements, regarding the book, “The Butterflies of Indiana,” by Ernest M. Shull, 1987.

Folder #73 – Special Monograph Series of Publications – Indiana Academy of Science - 1969 forward





Bill Eberly Records – Box Three –

Materials in this box will be identified according to Bill Eberly ‘s folder titles.  More investigation is needed into the content of each.

Folders #73a – 75 and accompanying publications are related to the Indiana Academy of Science

Folder #73a - IAS Fall Program 1990 and IAS 1990.

Folder #73b – IAS Spring Program 1990.

Folder #74 – Indiana Academy of Science – Important Papers 1969 – including financial report – call for papers – printing and binding invoices.

Folder #75 – Indiana Academy of Science – Publications Committee folder.

Series of Binders and Folders with the following Titles:

Indiana Academy of Science – Correspondence -1969 – that includes 1968 materials as well.

Indiana Academy of Science– Correspondence – 1968.

Indiana Academy of Science - Official Papers - 1967.

Indiana Academy of Science – Correspondence – 1967.

Indiana Academy of Science - Official Papers – 1966.

Indiana  Academy of Science – Correspondence – 1966.

Indiana Academy of Science – Official Papers – 1965.

Indiana Academy of Science – Correspondence – 1965.

Indiana Academy of Science – Letters Sent.

Indiana Academy of Science – Letters Received.

Indiana Academy of Science – Program Committee – 1960.

Some publications of the Indiana Academy of Science included in Box #3:

“Science: Boon or Bane?” Ralph Cleland – Committee on Science and Society, Publication No. 1.

“Indiana’s New System of Scientific Areas and Nature Preserves,” Alton A. Lindsey Wayne - Committee on Science and Society, Publication No. 2.

“Urban Geology, A Need and a Challenge,” William Wayne - Committee on Science and Society, Publication No. 3.

“Outdoor Museums and Laboratories: Needs, Uses and Values,” M. T. Jackson Wayne - Committee on Science and Society, Publication No. 5.

“Distribution of the Mammals of Indiana,” Russell E. Mumford, Monograph No. 1, 1969.

“Amphibians and Reptiles of Indiana,” Sherman A. Minton, Jr., Monograph No. 3 1972.

“Ectoparasites of Mammals of Indiana,” John O. Whitaker, Jr., Monograph No. 4, 1982.

“Endangered and Threatened Vertebrate Animals of Indiana, Their Distribution and Abundance,” John O. Whitaker, Jr., and James R. Gammon, Monograph No. 5, 1988.

“Manual of the Seed Plants of Indiana,” William B. Crankshaw, Monograph No. 6, 1989 – recalled –officially not published.

Manchester College Related Materials

Folder #76a Memo to Holl, Uhrig from Eberly – regarding over-lap in some of the courses – request for synopses to compare content and aim of the courses.

Folder #76b – including but not limited to:

History of equipment needs and expansion of Manchester.  An interesting history.

Abstract of proposal for the improvement of the teaching of science at Manchester College.

Computer software – list of materials needed for purchase – from David Rowe to Dr. Weimer – 1969.

Institutional Statistics Sheet – 1972.

Draft of Computer Center Report – produced for COSIP Grant for 1969-1972.


Folder #77 – COSIP Committee 8 December 1970 – Curriculum Revision at Manchester College in the last five years.

College Science Improvement Programs 9 February 1971.


Folder #78 – Equipment Needs – COSIP GY 5328.

Folder #79 – Environmental Education Act – Handbook on Preparing Proposals. Audio Tutorial System materials. Article on “Environmental Teamwork.” Program for the Project Directors’ Meeting, “Evaluation: Of The Program, The Project, The Institution – 1971. NSF College Science Improvement Program Directors’ Meeting – 1969. Conference on College Science Improvement Programs, Washington, D.C. May 9-10, 1969.

Folder #80 – National Science Foundation – Including but not limited to: Discussion of NSF Programs – 1970. New COSIP grants – 1969. Agreement for Purchase of IBM Machines (computers). Proposal for a conference and workshop on population, food and pollution – 1970. Extensive reports of equipment requests and acquisitions.

National Science Foundation Materials – relating to equipment and grants – are mixed with primary source materials compiled through Bill Eberly’s research projects. It is not apparent if these items should be separated, or if various grants correspond with individual research projects.

Folders#81 - General Grans to be projected into 1966-67 budget.  Specification of cost for items in application. Details of support requested from NSF. Paper – “A Program for Improvemente of Science Education at Manchester College with special emphasis in the Department of Psychology. Earth Science Courses (Geography and Geology) Neal Merritt 12 December 1966.

Folder #82 – NSF COSIP Program – College Science Improvement Program Proposal No 7/640-4867.

Folder #83 – NSF – Application for research in Sweden – 1963-1964 – Environmental Requirements of Planktonic Blue-green Algae, Principal Investigator – William Eberly with Wilhelm Rodhe. NSF  Application for research support – Ecology and Taxonomy of Planktonic Blue-green Algae, Principal Investigator – William Eberly, 1 June 1965 – 31 May 1967. NSF Application for Research Support, Ecology and Taxonomy of Planktonic Blue-green Algae, Principal Investigator, William Eberly, 1 June 1965 – 31 May 1967.

Folder #84 – Miscellaneous materials for thesis. Abstract -
The Metalimnetic Oxygen Maximum in Myers Lake (L. C. Card No. Mic 58-7917), William Eberly, Ph.D., Indiana University, 1958. Draft of abstract titled “The Metalimnetic Oxygen Maximum in Mayers Lake. SUMMARY – “The Metalimnetic Oxygen Maximum in Myers Lake,” by William Eberly. Faculty acceptance signatures. Various copies of the abstract. “Development of the Thermoclinal Oxygen Maximum in Myers Lake, Indiana. Hydrographic map of Myers Lake from the United States Department of the Interior Geological Survey Water Resources Branch. Distribution of dissolved oxygen in Myers Lake (West Basin), 1952-1955. Other publications by William Eberly.

Folder #85 – Primary Production Studies

Preliminary Data on C14 Absorbtion by Plankton in McLish Lake, 25 August 1981. Calculations used in measuring oxygen production in Lakes written by William Eberly. Handwritten notes.  Letter regarding the price of ampoules of C14. Arthur Hasler’s reply to Eberly’s inquiry. It appears as if Bill Eberly was asking for advice. Letter from Russia – handwritten – 16 February 1961 – regarding aphotic oxygen production. Letter from Steemann Nielsen in Denmark replying to an inquiry from Eberly – “I understand your difficulties in explaining the ‘oxygen’ production in the dark bottles.  Chemosynthetic processes must be ruled out, as such processes which gain the energy for CO2 – assimilation through oxidation processes hardly can produce oxygen.”

Folder #86 – Plant Growth Lab – 1965

Packing List. Controlled Environment reach-In Model.  Operating instructions for CE-2 environmental Chamber. Architectural  plans.

Folder #87 -  NSF – National Science Foundation Grant – Summer 1961-1962.

Receipts and correspondence.

Notice of Research Project – Title of Project: Development of a metalimnetic oxygen in lakes.  Principal investigator – William Eberly, Manchester College.

“The objective of this research is to determine and evaluate the conditions under which a metalimnetic oxygen maximum can develop in a lake.  … “

Folder #88a – XV International Congress on Limnology – “Primary production in the metallimnion of McLish Lake (Northern Indiana), an extreme plus-heterograde lake,” by William Eberly, North Manchester, Indiana.  Publication and draft. List of registrants.  U. W. News release from the University of Wisconsin News Service, Madison, Wisconsin, 14 August 1962 – “McLish Lake in northern Indiana develops the largest amount of dissolved oxygen in its deeper layers of any lake in the world, scientists attending the 15th International Congress of Limnology were told Wednesday.  Dr. William R. Eberly, associate professor of biology at Manchester College…..addressed the congress section on primary production.  Close to 600 ecologists, oceanographers, botanists, hydrobiologists, zoologists, and other authorities in various allied fields from 30 nations were on the University of Wisconsin campus for the weeklong gathering…Eberly said his study started in 1959 under a National Science Foundation grant concerned with environmental factors associated with the development of metalimnetic oxygen maxima in lakes…..”  Eberly went on to say that “During the next two years our study will focus upon the radioactive carbon uptake by McLish Lake algae to determine if there is any relation between the uptake of carbon 14 by the algae and oxygen production…” Photograph of participants. Paste-up of illustrations.

Folder #88b  – Collected Data for McLish Lake Studies, Northern Indiana – Oxygen, Photosynthesis, Temperature, Ca++ and Mg++, “Oxygen Production in some Northern Indiana Lakes,” by William Eberly with assistance of the National Science Foundation (Grants G-8695 and G-17840), “Metalimnetic Oxygen Maxima in Some Wisconsin Lakes,” William Eberly with support of the National Science Foundation (Grant G8-8695). Morphometry.

#88c -NSF Research G-17840 photograph and drawings.

Folder #89 – Guggenheim Application

Bill Eberly’s “Record of Research” – and “Plans for Research.”

Rejection and resubmission of altered request.

Folder #90a

Application to the National Science Foundation for support of the project, ”Phylogeny of chydorid cladocerans, and their use in interpreting lake ontogeny,”  principal investigator, David G. Frey for the period 1 September 1958 – 31 August 1960.

Application for research support to the National Science Foundation for support of the project, “Environmental factors contributing toward the development of a metalimnetic oxygen maximum in lakes,”  principal investigator, William Eberly from 15 June 1959 to 31 May 1961.

National Science Foundation Application 1961-1962 – requesting continued support of project entitled “Environmental factors contributing toward the development of a metalimnetic oxygen maximum in lakes,” NSF grant G-8695, 15 June 1959 to 31 May 1961.

  – Some articles and publications by David G. Frey.

Folder #91a – Receipts for National Science Foundation Grant 23683.

Folder #91b – National Science Foundation – Research – Orders and Financial - Receipts

Folder #92 – Algae Pigment Studies – 1961.

Folder #93 – Sweden 1963-1964 – correspondence – research, personal, and Church of the Brethren.

Folder #94 – National Science Foundation Research Letters – correspondence about equipment and experimentation procedures – arrangements, etc.

Folder #95 – Aerial view of lakes  - perhaps 1957.

Folder #96 – Distribution of dissolved oxygen in Myers Lake (West Basin), 1952-1955 – Figure 4.


Bill Eberly Records – Box Four –

Folder #97 – Contents of notebook on Limnology.  Also, in separate section - Class materials for Principles of Limnology – Sp. 1987 - and Limnology Lab. A Study of Temperature Relations in McLish Lake, 1961. Aquatic Insects. Temperature, Myers Lake, 1955.

Folder #98 – Slides for Environmental Studies – including:

Salamonie River near Mt. Etna (Fall 1973), Mt. Etna  (Fall 1973), Frances Slocum Monument (1970?), Salamonie Reservoir (22 May 1968), Salamonie River below dam, Salamonie Reservoir (May 1967), Salamonie Park (August 1956), Salamoni Park Falls (3 March 1957), Hopewell Church, Lagro, Indiana, Gene Stratton Porter Home, Geneva.

Folder #99 – Slides– including but not limited to – near Gary, Indiana - Franklin Plant baled Aluminum? Cans - Franklin, Ohio glass – Pests – work force released from Agriculture through Agric. Technology – Mosquito larvae test for insecticides – producing bean beetle larvae – planning chemical synthesis – chemical samples for screening –Agricultural Research Center operated by chemical company– agricultural technology actually reduced number of farmers needed – first field application of a fungicide for disease control – fungicide injected into stem to determine if chemical moves systemically – small plot screening for a herbicide – Michigan City fish and game boat – Michigan City houses on shore erosion – shore erosion – Warren Dunes, Michigan in January of 1973 – at Cook nuclear plant – Palisades nuclear plant – Palisades nuclear generating plan cooling tower construction – phosphate treatment facilities – final tanks – gas collecting tanks – primary tank – channels in final tank – field staked out for secondary screening of a herbicide – sugar cane treated with herbicide  from chemical company and sugar cane not treated with herbicide – white mouse being weighted at specific intervals of pesticide feeding test – reproductive studies normally carried through three generations – skeleton examination soft tissues of test animal dissolved away to permit examination of full skeleton – earthworms determining effects of pesticides on soil organisms – fish toxicity determined when pesticide absorbed to soil particles as in field runoff with erosion – quail, duck, etc. used for secondary toxicology tests – fowl toxicology first determined with chicken. – Treflan submission in Washington, over 10,000 pages of data now on file for clearances of labels for Treflan uses as a herbicide – White River near Noblesville, Flood, 1958 – Milwaukee Savage Plant, White River Flood, 1958 – Pump House, Penn State – Penn State sewage pump.

Folder #100 – Summer Work 1974 – to William Eberly from Jim Streater – “…During the summer of 1974, chemical and limited microbiological tests were run on water samples taken from the Eel River and its tributaries.  Ten test sites from east of South Whitley to west of Roann and 28 test sites on stream flowing into the Eel between these two points were tested for chemical parameters.  Tests for bacterial levels were run on all the river sites and on 14 of the 28 stream sites.  …..” Note: Jim Streater taught Chemistry at Manchester College.

FOLDER #101aStudies on Indiana Lakes,  Folder #1 (excluding Myers and McLish) – including Taylor Lake, Still Lake, Lawrence Lake, Shock Lake, Wyland Lake, Tippecanoe Lake, Oliver Lake, Winona Lake, Other Lakes.

Folder #101b – Studies on Indiana Lakes, Folder #2 – Photosynthesis Data – McClish Lake 1960 (McLish?), Taylor Lake 1960, Cott Mgtt Total Hardness, Specific Conductance, Light Penetrance, Phytoplankton, Zooplankton, Chlorophyll Studies.

Folder #102 – Final Report on Sylvan Lake Drawdown Project – 2 January 1982.

Folder #103 – “Base Line Data for Water Quality Study of Lake Larrew,” compiled by Timothy Duncan for Dr. William Eberly, June 1992 – Map of Lagrange County, James Russell County Surveyor, 1967.

Folder #104 – Handwritten data for Myers Lake.  Photographs of organisms?

Folder #105 – Myers :ale Studies, Northern Indiana – data for  dissolved oxygen, Photosynthesis, alkalinity, PH data, light transmission, phosphorus, phytoplankton, eddy diffusion, climatic data, specific conductance, zooplankton

Folder #106  - Data and historical data for Wisconsin lakes – Marl Lake (10 June 1963), Knights Lake, Beasley Lake, Otter Lake, Japanese Lakes, European Lakes.

Folder #107 – Big and Little Chapman Lakes Research Data – various years – Lake Survey Report for Big Chapman Lake, Kosciusko County, Indiana  lake mapping 1922 including but not limited to, lake survey 1964, water chemistry sample 1965 – Lake Survey Report for Little Chapman Lake, Kosciusko County, Indiana, lake mapping 1922 including but not limited to, lake survey 1964, water chemistry sample 1965 – 1963 letter regarding stacking of fish spawning beds at Chapman Lake – Big Chapman Lake survey August 1976 – Little Chapman Lake survey 1976 – research data.

Folder #108 – Publication, “Indiana Lake Classification System and Management Plan,” published by the Indiana Stream Pollution Control Board with statistics about all of Indiana’s public lakes and reservoirs, circa 1975.

Folder #109 – Contents of Eberly notebook – publication, “Teaching Conservation in Indiana Schools (1959).” Handwritten notes on a variety of topics, perhaps used for Eberly’s  teaching purposes,  including but not limited to – Conservation – Natural Resources – Animals that faced extinction in modern times – Wildlife and renewable resources, fish and wildlife classifications – Conservation techniques – Policies on upland game – Rabbits – Quail –Conservation of human resources and population and age distribution for the decades 1930, 1940, 1950, 1960 along with levels of educational  achievement and occupational skills – racial and ethnic statistics (1960) – Invertebrate Zoology – Classifications and detailed descriptions. Ecology – species ecology, population ecology, community ecology, ecosystem ecology.

Folder #110 – Eberly journal/notebook.  The dates found on a calendar adhered to the journal cover (now discarded) indicate that the year of the notebook cover itself is 1928 –however, the date of the contents of the journal may be from another/other year(s). Bill graduated from Manchester College in 1948.  On further inspection, a reference to a publication of the Home Aquarium Bulletin date the publication as September 1934.  Other footnotes indicate publication dates of 1934 and 1935 as well. Also, the notebook contains essays that have been graded – are these Bill’s essays? Yes! I believe so! – Toward the end of the notebook are pages of notes and drawings with Bill Eberly’s signature on them. One entry is titled “A Biological Dictionary,” by William Eberly. Some pages are typewritten and the journal begins with “Bugs You Should Know.” This appears to also be a book with notes on procedures and readings from various publications as seen in the handwritten section, “Notes on Collecting, preserving, Rearing, Microtechnique, etc. “ taken from “Fresh-water Biology,” by Ward and Whipple, 1918, (J. Wiley and Sons). And notes on animals, such as the White Worms (good food for aquarium fishes) – and – pg. 48 – Subjects for Nature Study in Intermediate Boys Camp, including notes on the turtle.

Undated report, “Essays on the Tropical Fish Aquarium,” William Eberly, A Option, Winter Term (Manchester College?)

Folder #111 – Eberly’s notes on Winona Lake -Wyland Lake – Myers Lake – other notes.

Folder #112 – Notebooks – these notebooks might have been created by Eberly during graduate school.   Undated.  “Investigations of Terrestrial  Isopods (Oniscoidea),” by William Eberly. Contents – records of trapping experience and Key to families of “Terrestrial Isopods.”

“Crayfish Studies,” by William Eberly – Bill gives a record of cave explorations he made in 1952 and his findings. 

Folder #113 – Eberly Notebooks – Lakes. Handwritten data. Some notebooks are printed with “Indiana University” on the cover and sold at Indiana University Bookstores

McClish Lake (McLish?) – 11 June 1959.

McLish Lake – 1962.

Myers Lake – Phytoplankton – Direct Count – by month 1954.

1961 data – Still Lake – Taylor Lake – McClish (McLish?) Lake – Lawrence Lake – Myers Lake – various months.

Calibration of Thermistor – preparation of pigment samples – Pigment studies , Algae from McLish Lake at 7 meters. Oxygen samples from McClish (McLish?). Chlorophyll Readings.

Folder #114– Eberly and Other notebooks.

Crustacea Collections - data collected from pond in woods near Manchester College in various months during 1956. Location of pond is noted.

Myers Lake Plankton, 13 July 1954 – 12 July 1960 – by Duane Erbaugh.

Beasley Lake data – 27 July 1959 – along with Knights Lake – McLish Lake (1961) – Long Lake – Taylor Lake (1961) – Rainbow Lake – Otter Lake (1959) – Myers Lake (1961) – and other lakes.

Measurements of Crayfish – Atwood Lake, Lagrange County, Oliver Lake, Lagrange County.

Data Notebook – Myers Lake (circa 1955). Distribution of various types of Crayfish in Indiana – 11 species – photograph and drawings – maps.

Crayfish – Research Data. Crayfish, Taxonomic and Distribution – photograph and notebook “Notes on collections of Crayfish in Kosciusko County, Indiana.

Books  -“Invertebrate Zoology, “by Drew, Second Edition, Revised (Bill Eberly, owner).

“A Course in Invertibrate  Zoology,” by Pratt, 1915 (John Eberly and Bernice Miller, owners).

“A Guide fo the Study of Fresh-water Biology,” by James Needham and Paul Needham (Bill Eberly, owner).

Folder #115 [located lengthwise on side of box] – Acts related to “lakes.” Rationale and scope of the study – “Several recent development, not only in Indiana but throughout our nation have necessitated an investigation and possible re-evaluation of our policies of ownership and private vs. public rights as well as the extent of state responsibilities of management of our fresh water lakes….” – Management of fresh water lakes.


Bill Eberly Records – Box Five –

Folder #116 – “Laboratory Outline for Animal Biology (Zoology 103),” by W. R. Breneman and Zoology Staff, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. Notebook has Eberly’s name on the title page and he might have used this book as a graduate student?

Folder #117 – Bill began studies at Manchester College on 8 May 1944. Given the dates on some of the pages it  appears as if Bill prepared these materials while a student at Manchester.  Eberly Project 1944 – series of drawings.  Biology report 1944. Biology Manual.  Laboratory exercise – the sponge.  Class Procedure.  Report and drawings on aquatic insects.  A drawing of “hydra” is dated 24 May 1944. A page illustrating “mitosis” is dated 29 May 1944. Other materials, I ncluding drawings by William Eberly 21 March 1947, probably for classwork at Manchester College.

Folder #118 – Photographs of cells and spores.

Folder  #119 – Probably Eberly’s graduate materials from Indiana University. Geomorphology.  “Stream Limnology,” term final.  Geomorphology, “Notes on the Geomorphology Laboratory,” William Eberly, 1953. Also perhaps from graduate studies, “Physiology Drawings.”

Folder #120 – Indiana University Materials

Acceptance letter to graduate school (1950). Semester Grade Report. Original and printed copy of “Zoology at Indiana University: The Torrey Years” and “A Brief History of Biology at Indiana University,” Frank Young.  Graduate school report dated 12 June 1950, “The Ecology of Stephan Creek Woods,” by William Eberly, Ecology Class, Summer, 1950.

“A Study of Mayfield’s Cave,” William Eberly, 7 August 1950, Ecology Class, Indiana University.  Other notes and paper titled, “Competition and Evolution in Cave Crayfishes of Southern Indiana.”  Published articles “Competition and Evolution in Cave Crayfishes of Southern Indiana” (reprinted from Systematic Zoology, Vol. 9, No.1, March 1960, and “A New Troglobitic Isopod (Asellidae) from Southern Indiana,” by William Eberly (reprinted from Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science for 1965, Vol. 75, 1965.

Folder #121 – Notes – probably from graduate school.

Folder #122 – Photographs and photocopies of pictures relating to the Manchester College Department of Natural Sciences.

Departmental photograph.“Doc” Niswander in his office.  Eberly and Phil Orpurt.  Eberly with another individual.  Charles Morris teaching from his bed.   Picture of the famous “rock” that students would visit for class. “Doc” and Evelyn Niswander. Bill Eberly with a skull. Lab photographs with students. Picture of Bill with a tree and a group of individuals at what is probably Koinonia.  Pictures of Bill with what is probably another scientist. Picture of President Parker Marden.  Postcards of campus buildings. Picture of what is probably a mastodon tusk. Fir tree hoisted by a crain on campus with a signed girder and two flags.  Groups of children and adults at what is probably Koinonia. President Bill Robinson at Koinonia. Probably Barb Ehrhardt (in teal sweatshirt) talking to group of children at Koinonia. Phil Orpurt in his office. Many pictures of Bill Eberly.

Folder #123 – Biographical materials related to Bill Eberly (William Eberly) including a personal information sheet. Awards and honors including the 1980 Indiana Academy of Science certificate.

Folder #124 – Correspondence – research related and other.

Folder #125 – “Oak Leaves” articles and other newspaper clippings primarily dealing with Ecological and Environmental Education programs at Manchester College.

Folder #126Manchester College Bulletin, Vol. 57., No. 4, February 1965, “A Year with the Algae,” by William Eberly – a report on Eberly’s sabbatical project participating in a research project at the Institute of Limnology of the University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden.

Folder #127 - Environmental Studies:

Kellogg Foundation Underwrites Environmental Studies Program with Grant.

Proposals for Environmental Studies Program  (1) ES Studies Major (2) Related Program Activities.

Map – North Part Chester.

Proposal – Draft – for Kellogg Grant.

Memo (1971) from Eldon Fahs regarding Kellogg Grant and committee established for acquiring resource materials.

Folder #128 – Bill’s participation in developing the Wabash County- City Tour Guide – written to George Scheerer by Robert Nelson, Jr., - Project by Bill Eberly and Robert Nelson, Jr., (Bob Nelson).

Folder #129 – Promotional materials for the Biology Department (undated) and Manchester College [success…excellence…commitment], Manchester College “A Journey” – Science and Technology (undated).

Folder #130  - List of the Independent Student Program participants,  papers, and related departments for the years, 1960-1961, 1961-1962, 1962-1963, 1963-1964, 1964-1965, 1965-1966, 1066-1967. Several student papers are included:

“Temporary Pond Study,” by Jerry Sweeton, Brad Stackhouse, Jim Harmeson and Dan Follas for “Limnology,” with Dr. Eberly.

“Tree Growth: Annual Rings, an Environmental Concept,” by Barbara Ehrhardt, Special Problems for Dr. Eberly, December 1986.

“Fish Growh,” by Don Snyder and Howard Fredine, Senior Biology Majors at Manchester College.

“Fluoridadtion in Our System,” by Linda Chamberlain, 7 December 1979, written for the class, Natural Resources and Man, Dr. Eberly.


FOLLOWING FOLDER #130 THERE IS AN ENTIRE SECTION ON EVOLUTION.  It contains masses of articles, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, syllabi, papers, Eberly notebook, conference programs, books, including titles such as “Menace of Darwinism,” by William Jennings Bryan and “The Great Commoner’s Last Speech, ”prepared by  William Jennings Bryan for delivery in closing argument for the State in the Evolution Case at Dayton, Tennessee, July 21, 1925. Some items follow:

William Eberly notebook from Indiana University – Zoology Department with notes on Darwinism, Natural Selection, Zoology.

“Introduction to Genesis,” class taught by M.C. religion professor David Eiler.

“Creation, A Finished Work,” by Tinkle. “The Paradox of a Century,” by William Tinkle.

Lecture – “Life and Work of Darwin.”

Biographical sketch of John Whitcomb, Jr., Professor of Old Testament and Theology at Grace Theological Seminary.

Evolution and Creation –  John Moore Materials and personal vitae.

 “Human Evolution.”

The final folder is an Eberly speech titled, “Evolution and Creationism.” Published article by William Eberly, “Creationism and Evolution: Some Perspectives.” Folder includes background notes and articles.


Folder #131 – Fluoridation literature and correspondence.

Folder #132 – Indiana Pesticide Review Board (circa the 1970’s).  William Eberly is a member.

Folder #133 – Indiana Pesticide Review Board – Animal Welfare League of Crawfordsville – query regarding killing birds.

Folder #134 – Visiting Scientists Program in Indiana (circa 1962/1963).

Folder #135 – Manchester College Faculty Information Sheets [Confidential] – probably acquired by Eberly for the creation of the Centennial book, “Manchester College, A Century of Faith, Learning and Service.”

Folder #136a – A bibliography and list of Church of the Brethren writers and titles of their books and publications.


Additional Eberly Materials

Bill’s thoughts on plans for the creation of the “new/proposed” Science Building – written in 1994. Located in Large Box 26A (IIS).

Dedication of Cordier Auditorium, 1978 – newspaper article – with announcement of public programs including a speech by Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, the Vienna Boys Choir, Carlos Montoya, “Black Elk Speaks,” and Peter Nero in concert. [Located in Large Box 26A (IIS)].

Program for “Groundbreaking Celebration,” for the Manchester College Recital Hall, 30 March 2004. [Located in Large Box 26A (IIS)].

Program for the dedication of the Computer Center, 20 October 1984.  The structure was formerly the Goshorn Building.  [Located in Large Box 26A (IIS)].

The History written in the booklet is as follows: The George V. Goshorn Building was the gift of the Goshorn family of Ladoga, Indiana.  Between 1923-1959, the building housed the Chemistry Department.  In 1959, the building became the home of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department.  In addition, a student Laundromat was located in the west end of the building.  With the completion of the Physical Education and Recreation Center in 1982, the Goshorn Building was vacated and planning began for the new Computer Center.


Folder #136b – Rattlesnake near North Manchester, 1952.

Folder 137 - Science Studies for children.

Folder #138 – Nature study for Intermediate Boys camp. Camp Mack?

Folder #139 – Chapel address delivered by William Timkle with note to Eberly by Tinkle, “The Paradox of a Century.”

Folder #140 – What appears to be the announcement of the death of Fritz Nipkow-Delpy [ Dr. der Naturwissenchaften Apotheker ]and an invitation to the memorial services  [Zurich]– with envelope.

Folder #141 – Environmental Studies at Manchester College – brochures and publications.

Folder #142 – “Indiana’s Lakes,” by William Eberly, Manchester College.


Bill Eberly Records – Box Six –


Gene Likens and Acid Rain Materials:

Bill Eberly’s Collection of Liken’s and Acid Rain Materals – MU2014/107[Box #6] include but are not limited to the following:


“Lake Metabolism and Management,” Papers emanating from the Limnoligical Jubilee Symposium of Uppsala University (1377-1977), edited by W. Rodhe, G. E. Likens and C. Serruya.

Newspaper clipping – perhaps “Oak Leaves,” Scientists Call for Conservation Efforts – coinciding with Earth Day 1990 the College held a public symposium on “Global Change – Human Impact.”  Five scientists, some Manchester graduates, presented lectures on current environmental topics.

Likens article from Manchester Magazine, Summer 2002.

Likens article from MC Bulletin, March 1994.

“Institute of Ecosystem Studies,” 1994-1995 – Gene Likens, Director.

“Likens Elected to British Ecological Society,” newspaper article.

Article - “Rotary circulation of water in an ice-covered lake,” by Gene Likens and Robert Ragotzkie.

Newspaper article, “Sidney Man, Now International Scientist, Reports Rain That Falls on the Plain No Longer The Same.”

Acid rain article by Bill Eberly in June 1984, Messenger along with Eberly speech – “Acid Rain – Why Bother?”

 “Immediate action on acid rain suggested,” by Paula Lehman, Plain Dealer, - Bill Eberly attends conference.

Correspondence – International  Consultation of Religious Communities on Acid Rain, January 1984.

Newspaper articles on Indiana and the nation on the topic of  acid rain.

Eberly speaks on acid rain at the “Northwest Ohio Alumni Chapter of Manchester College,” April 1986.

Other acid rain related informational events.

“A Statement on Acid Rain,” from A Consultation of Canadian and U.S. Religious Bodies held in Toronto, Canada, January 1984.

“Movement of Radiosodium in a Chemically Stratified Lake,” Gene Likens, Arthus Hasler, reprinted from Science, 3 June 1960.

“Research Report 239, A Limnological Reconnaissance in Interior Alaska,” by Gene Likens and Philip Johnson, June 1968.

“Rate of chemical weathering of silicate minerals in New Hampshire,” by Noye Johnson, Gene Likens, F. H. Bormann, Robert Pierce.

An usual distribution of algae in an Antarctic lake,” by Gene Likens.

“The Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, and Sodium Budgets for a Small Forested Ecosystem,” by Gene Likens, F. H. Borrmann, N. M. Johnson, and R. S. Pierce.

“Vertical Water Motions in a Small Ice-Covered Lake,” by Gene Likens and Robert Ragotzkie, from the Journal of Geophysical Research, May 1965.

“Measurement of Background Radiation in Lakes,” by Gene Likens.

“Steady-State Thermal Gradient in the Sediments of a Meromictic Lake,” by N. M. Johnson and G. E. Likens.

“Atmospheric Contributions to Water Quality of Streams in the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire,” by D. W. Fisher, A. W. Gambell, G. E. Likens, F. H. Bormann.

“Nutrient Cycling,” by F. H. Bormann and G. E. Likens.

“Penetration of light in the lakes of Grafton County, New Hampshire,” published by the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development.


Bibles – rare and old – information from “The Philadelphia Rare Books and Manuscripts Company.”  Some of this information might describe some of Eberly’s donations to the Rare Book Collection of the University. “PRB&M” Catalogue.


Science Center  report from Steve Mason to Bill Eberly on financial contributions from selected alumni of the College on behalf of the Science Center: Emeriti Science Faculty Physicians Atrium Challenge – Emeriti Science Faculty Invitation to Natural Science Alumni.


Article from 1992 – “Girls Invited to Join Manchester Science Club.”


Manchester College Review and Reflection Paper” – produced by Communicorp -14 March 1995 – a review and evaluation of Manchester College for the purpose of strengthening enrollment, financial aid and information management.


Article – possibly for “The History of the Natural Sciences at Manchester College” - Prominent speakers and their topics in the area of the Natural Sciences – who spoke on the College campus – The practice of bringing outstanding speakers to the College campus dates to almost the beginning of the college – “College Lecture Bureau” (1896) – Dr. Bristol – Dr. Leland – Colonel  Isaac Brown – Byron W. King – Dr. George R. Stuart – Frank “Bring ‘em back alive” Buck (1946) – Dr. Stanley Coulter (1929) – Dr. James F. Crow (1966) – Dr. Frank Edmondson (1951) – Dr. Philo T. Farnsworth (1960) – Dr. Alfred B. Garrett (1966) – Dr. J. Z. Gilbert (1922) – Sir Dr. Wilfred T. Grenfell  (1926) – Dr. Ray Harris (1959) – Dr. H. H. Nininger (1936)- R. Marlin Perkins (1958) – Dr. William J. Pollard (1966) – Dr. Albert B. Ulrey (1923) – Dr. Harold C. Urey (1955).


Stories of Dr. Charles Morris and his students.


Andrew Cordier materials  - Scrapbook from the Eberly Collection – biography , “Our Man in the Congo,” by Robert McCaugherty, Stand, Columbia: A History of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1754-2004 (New York: Columbia University Press, 2003),  newspaper articles about Andrew Cordier’s visits to North Manchester and articles written in memory of Cordier’s life following his death. One thank-you card signed by Andrew Cordier along with the handwritten note, “Received from Dr. Cordier after death of Mrs. Cordier.”  The card was sent to Mr. and Mrs. William Eberly.  Due to space limitations Eberly’s Cordier materials will be kept on the Cordier shelves in the Sanctum, Unit #6 with the Louise Cordier King files in box identified as containing the following collections; MU2014/12, MU2014/52, MU2014/119, and MU2014/107.


Manchester Athletics Student Alumni Council – printed commemorative handkerchief.

Located in IS Flat File – Drawer  I.


Miscellaneous File – Letter regarding water study report that Robert Norris [of the S.W.C.D.Board reresentative for Arrowhead Country Assn.] asked Marguerite Hoerr, District Secretary, Winona Lake to send to Eberly. Letter from Larry Wiser [12 November 1974] regarding conference discussing the reclamation of industrial wastes. Letter from Thomas Bowman, Associate curator, Division of Marine Invertebrates, Smithsonian Institution [8 November 1961] regarding specimen loans. Memo to the faculty from David McFadden [4 May 1993] regarding a recent newsletter asking for comments.


Small Eberly notebook with notes about Brethren history and publications.  He outlines the family line of Chirstopher Sower and Sower’s printing company.  It is hard to follow what sometimes appear to be contradictory notes. Perhaps this is how the succession goes?


Peter Leibert took over the original Sauer company in partnership with his son-in-law, Michael Billmeyer [1784-1787].  Michael ran the same press alone from 1787-1814.   

1784 - 1787 – Peter Leibert and son-in-law Michael Billmeyer. (Liebert & Sohn [son])

1787 – 1814 – Liebert & Sohn – it was the same press that Michael ran alone.


1819 – 1830 – Michael’s 2 sons, Georg and Daniel Billmeyer – Philadelphia took over and were not Brethren.  They created a new press [1788 – 1796]. These dates are conflicting.

Quip – Cowboy eating steak – very rare in fact, oozing blood.  Waitress – “What’s the matter, are you having trouble?” Cowboy chuckles, “No, Ma’m, I’ve seen critters hurt worse than this get well.”

Card – “South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research” to Dr. Eberly regarding reprints of his articles, “Preliminary Results in the Laboratory Culture…” and “Notes on Some New and Rare Myxophycea…” signed by Henry Welsh, National Institute for Water Research, Pretoria, South Africa, 1966.


Indiana and Wabash Related Historical Publications – Note: The Vernon H. Stinebaugh selling the “diamond point push hoe” is probably the Manchester College violinist – more research is needed to verify!

Indiana History Bulletin, for December 1947, “State Historical Almanac,” 1948.

Indiana History Bulletin, for August 1963, including features  - James P. Drake - History of the Tunkers and the Brethren Church - Indiana Geography - Early Lebanon and Her Founders.

Indiana History Bulletin, for February 1964.

Indiana History Bulletin, for January 1964. “The First Apperson – 1902.”
Indiana History Bulletin, for March 1964, “The Indian Doctor,” Part I.

Indiana History Bulletin, for October 1964

Indiana History Bulletin, November 1964.

Indiana History Bulletin, for March 1965.

The Wabash City – County Directory, 1953, including North Manchester, Indiana.

Advertisement for the “Diamond Point Push Hoe,” manufactured by Specialty Mfg. Co., Canton,

Ohio, for sale by Vernon H. Stinebaugh, Hungington, Indiana  (Lancaster).


Miscellaneous old letters and items of interest

Letter written on Manchester College Office of the President (Otho Winger) and Field Representative (J. O. Winger) stationery.  It is a long and newsy family letter only signed Mom ‘n’ Pop. Son, Merritt, appears to be at camp?  More information is needed as to who “Merritt” belongs to.

Program – presentation of “The Prodigal in Narrative And  In Song,” J. Edson Ulery, Evangelist and Alma Wise, Music Director – both are Manchester College related individuals – more research is needed.

Fundraising letter and envelope from L. D. Ikenberry to Glen C. Whitehead written 2 April 1920 asking for funds to construct the Administration Hall.

Narrative titled, “A Narrow Escape,” – probably composed during Bixler’s Presidency at Manchester College, and probably intending to be humorous, a man travels west on an orenery mustang pony shortly after the Civil War.

Date of Accession10 July 2014
Bio History Note

Biographical material - Bill Eberly finished up his doctorate from Indiana University while working as a professor at Manchester College.

Born in North Manchester, Indiana, 4 October 1926.  Graduated from Huntington High School, Huntington, Indiana, 1944.  B. A., Manchester College 1948.  M.A., 1955, and Ph.D., 1958, Indiana University.  Science and music instructor, Laketon and Somerset public schools, 1947-1952.  Teaching assistant, Indiana University, Department of Zoology, 1952-1955.  Manchester College, Assistant Professor of Biology, 1955.  Associate Professor, 1960, Professor, 1967. On leave, 1963-1964, University of Uppsala, Sweden.  Married, 1946, three children.  Member: Indiana Academy of Science; American Institute of Biological Sciences; American Society of Limnology and Oceanography; International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology.


January Term Trip 1975

The following students were on Professor Bill Eberly's 1975 January Term trip to Florida for the class, Tropical Marine Ecology

Karen Coleman, Gary Pilcher, Randy Butterbaugh, Jon Cox, Tim Youngstrom, Delmos Marshall, Elman Frantz, Ed Cable, Richard Kintner, Lois Wong, Lynne Langlois, Jim Nicholson, Chris Garber.

Archivist NoteDescription prepared 10 July 2014 by Jeanine M. Wine.

Manchester University • 604 E. College Ave., North Manchester, Ind. 46962 • 260-982-5000