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Accession #MU2016/11
TopicAlumni Relations: Class Reunion Files
TitleClass Reunion Files
Size1 Large Box
CitationClass Reunion Files, MU2016/11, 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.
ProvenanceJennifer Shepherd, Alumni Relations Office
Scope and Content

Class reunion files from the Classes of 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, and 1953.  Dormitory  housing records for Schwalm Hall (Fall 1977 - Spring 1989) and Garver Hall (Fall 1977- Spring 1989) and Schwalm renovation and restructuring plan 18 April 2000. Schwalm reunion list of 1977 alumni?

Files contain reunion photographs and identifications, 50 year class reunion "yearbooks" and programs, information related to class gifts, vignettes about life at Manchester College and notable professors, background materials for alumni events, correspondence, and alumni career updates.  Some special highlights include but are not limited to:

Class of 1932  - Karl Merrit, Director of Alumni and College Relations.

Class of 1933 - 70th reunion materials, Wilbur Brookover VITA (resume).

Class of 1934 - Within reunion booklet is a poem by Sara Mertz Allen.  Statistics on the Class of 1934.

Class of 1935 - 1980 reunion materials, some personal correspondence sharing life events, 1935-1985 "yearbook," Kintner information from Miriam Cable.

Class of 1936 - "Crown of Our Days," words written by Howard Wingewr (Class of 1936) for alumni gathering, photo of Merlin Eidemiller?, information about careers and classmates, poem, "To the Faculty of 1936," reflections by Howard Winger.

Class of 1937 - (1937-1987) class "yearbook," photo of Max Beigh and John, memoirs by Marjorie Barnhart, alumni information, Doria Kurts, "Stuff and Nonsense."

Class of 1938  - 65 year reunion, 50th anniversary reunion.

Class of 1939 - photographs, correspondence, reunion plans, 1939 career updates, Manchester College "Hail to Thee" from the class of 1939 at 1989 reunion, history, Fran Thomas music 1959 (Francis Smith Thomas), 70 year reunion 2009 materials.

Class of 1940 - Reunion photos and invitation card, Ernestine Hoff Emrick (1940) poetry "Tradition," essay by Mrs. Betty Jay Fryman (1943).

Class of 1941 - Gift of ten trees to the College campus along with location and description, photocopies of newspaper clippings, Otho Winger retirement announcement and obituary, clippings then and how, personal career information, Gus Chinworth poem.

Class of 1942 - Robert Zigler (Bob Zigler) writes his memories of Manchester including Andrew Cordier and the Pope's underwear story.  Other memories by Evelyn Stouffer Bowman, Paul Weimer, John F. Young.  "Test Your Memory Quiz."

Class of 1953 - Golden 50 Yearbook, photographs and identifications.

Class of 1944 - Home-front World War II memories, 50th Anniversary yearbook, photographs and identifications.

Class of 1953 - Class roster, active alumni, deaths, inactive members.

Garver Hall - Student occupant list Fall 1977 through Spring 1989.

Schwalm Hall - Student occupant list Fall 1977 through Spring 1989. Renovation and restructuring plan 19 April 2000.

Date of Accession18 May 2016
Bio History Note

Archivist NoteDescription prepared 18 May 2016 by Jeanine M. Wine.

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