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Accession #MU2017/81
TopicGarner, Warren: Personal Collection,
TitleThe Life Experiences of Professor Warren Garner
LocationIS, Unit #9
CitationThe Life Experiences of Professor Warren Garner, MU2017/81, 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.
ProvenanceReceived by Jeanine Wine from Warren Garner in his room at Timbercrest retirement facility
Scope and Content

Six binders containing genealogical and family materials, professional awards and honors, and athletics information.

Untitled Binder - Garner family historical missionary materials:

New missionaries for India - Goldie Swartz and Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Garner.

New missionaries for China -  Nettie Senger and Bessie Rider.

Map of India featuring Warren Garner's birthplace, Dahanu, India.

Holly Garner and sons, Jasper and Warren, dressed in new coveralls sent by Grandpa Barkdoll, Christmas 1931.

Jasper and Warren Garner article describing them as boys.

Photographs in India along with description written by Warren's mother, Kathryn Garner.

Photographs of Sadie (Mourer) Barkdoll and Henry Barkdoll.

Photographs of Hannah (Yohn) Garner and Jasper Garner.

Pictures of the Garner family in the United States and Warren's Manchester College days.

Photographs of automobile accident at "Hells Half Acre."

Pictures and memorabilia from Warren's military experience at the Naval Air Facility.

Pictures of Warren's parents and of Manchester College.

Warren's High School report cards from the Pioneer High School, Pioneer, Ohio and certificate of graduation 18 May 1944.

Elementary School memorabilia.

Commendations and certificates.

Affidavit required when submitting claim resulting from  Denver Ulery's and Warren Garner's accident near Hell's Half Acre, WY.

Booklet - "Covenant of Church Membership."

Memorabilia from Warren's Manchester College student experience.

3 pendants: L. D. Eikenberry Award - Business Manager of the Oak Leaves for two years - Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities.

Wedding photograph 17 December 1949.

Pictures of College buddies, such as Gilbert Weldy, Ed Butterbaugh, Jasper Garner, Ed Hollenberg, Leland Hollenberg

Picture from Edward's Store for Men on Main St., Indiana Harbor (of East Chicago?), IN summer of 1952. See newspaper article (1952 in second binder.

Materials regarding the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. Official 1976 Olympics Schedule of Events & Order Form.

Garner photographs of family and friends, including Paul and Ruth Throne.

Letter to Sophie Yeager from the War Department confirming the death of son, Private First Class William Yeager, killed in action on 7 December 1944 in the Philippine Islands. Related telegram and U.S. certificate of honor.

Binder 1926 - 1957, including but not limited to:

Written description of Warren's life, achievements, and personal information. Resume.

Student Teaching Records from Manchester College (1950).

Property Warranty Deed from Paul Bowman and Nadine Bowman to Warren Garner and Helen Garner. 

Personal photographs and newspaper clippings.

"Hobart Teacher Named Sheeler School principal."

Wedding memorabilia.

Photographs correspondence and commendations from Warren's career as educator.

Photograph from Montreal 1976.

Binder 1967 - 1977, including but not limited to:

1967 letter from Howard Book, Director of Teacher Education.

Newspaper article, "Warren Garner Added to Staff at College."

Correspondence with Earl Garver, 1967.

Professional correspondence.

Materials regarding Warren's relationship with the Kiwanis Club and special commendations.

Correspondence regarding Warren Garner's dissertation and oral examination.

Stock certificate and newspaper articles, "Manchester Community School Building Corporation."

Newspaper articles regarding Warren's appointment as "Director of Teacher Education and Head of the Department of Education at Manchester College," 5 September 1969.

1977 Manchester College January Term photographs, "Education Among the Native Americans," in Phoenix Arizona - Kathy Arnett, Larry Cook, Lee Ann Davis, Sharon Dean, Joyce Dodd, Karen Kammeyer, Joanne Kern, Mike Owens, Melannie Shanner, Kent Williams, and Julia Wolfe. Also photo of motorhouse used  during the Jan Term class 1977 Scottsdale, AZ. (see back of notebook)

Invitation and napkin from the inauguration of the Honorable Otis Bowen  as Governor of Indiana (1973). Memorabilia from the inaugural ceremony.

Newspaper article, Dr. Garner is Appointed to State Education Post."

Appointment to the Commission on Teacher Training and Licensing of the State Board of Education, Indiana.

Letter from Karen Eppley to the Education Department (1973) regarding her one-room school experiences in Montana.  Other correspondence.

Commendations and newspaper articles.

Binder 1977 - 1989, including but not limited to:

Photograph of certificate certifying Warren Garner's appointment ot eh Teacher Training and License Commission by Governor Otis Bowen 1 may 1977 - 1981.

Correspondence, commendations, newspaper articles focusing on the career of Warren Garner.

Memo from Manchester College's Karl Merritt thanking Warren for the part he played in the basketball season 1979-1980.

Letter of thanks for Warren's participation in Christian College Sunday.

Commendation for Karen Doudt for application to Ball State University.

Thank you notes and letters regarding Warren's highly appreciated help in various endeavors.

Warren as President of the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education.

Newspaper articles regarding Manchester's student teaching and teacher education program.

Helman appoints Warren as the Faculty Athletic Representative to the Hoosier-Buckeye Conference beginning with the summer of 1981.

Photograph of the Teacher Training and Licensing Commission June 1981.

1983 article,The MC education department's teacher education program has received the maximum seven-year accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education  (NCATE)..."

Description of "The Warren and Helen Garner 'Teacher of the Year' Award." Award programs for recipients.

Kiwanis commendations.

Manchester College chosen as one of three recipients of the 1984  AACTE/Military Order of the Purple Heart Awards (1984).

Sabbatical proposal (1984 - 1985) and Report of Sabbatical Leave.

MC Phonathon participation.

Article in "The Brethren Evangelist," "The Spiritual State of Our Church," Dr. Warren Garner's moderator's address to the 1986 General Conference of The Brethren Church. Garner served terms as moderator of The Brethren Church (Ashland Brethren).

Fall 1989 Garner receives the Sagamore of the Wabash award from Indiana Governor Even Bayh, the highest non-military award given in the State of Indiana.

Binder 1989 - 1997 including but not limited to:

Newspaper articles, special awards and  commendations, Kiwanis materials, and professional correspondence.

Memo 7 August 1989 announcing that Dr. Warren Garner, Professor of Education, Chair of the Department of Education and Director of Teacher Education will retire from Manchester College 31 August 1989 to become Senior Officer in the Center for Professional Development, Indiana Department of Education, in September 1989. Dr. Karen Doudt, Associate Professor of Education, is appointed Chair of the Department of Education and Director of Teacher Education for the 1989-90 academic year.

14 October 1989 Manchester College Alumni Service Award.

"History of Indiana Licensure."

"The Brethren Way of Christ," by Warren Garner.

Photographs of aftermath of fire in home and picture of Warren's burned hands.

Financial provisions for M.C. Teacher of the year program.

October 1993 statement from the Garners at the Teacher of the Year celebration.

Retirement as Executive Director of the Professional Standards Board (1994).

Pictures of Manchester College golf outings, 1994, 2000, 2007, 2008, 1994 or 1995 (with Steve Alford (autograph), 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2007, 2011.

Trips and vacations.

Alumni Honor Award (1995).

The Ukranian student athletes come to Manchester College 1995.

Sermon given at FBS (First Brethren Church?) 17 November 1996.

Legion of Honor award, Kiwanian for 35 years. Other Kiwanis awards.

Induction into the Indiana Teacher Educator Hall of Fame (1997).

Two MC Graduates named to Hall of Fame - Warren Garner and Robert Elsmere.

Binder 1984 - 1999 including  but not limited to:

Photographs from the Manchester College 1998 Athletic Hall of Fame awards, and many other Athletic Hall of Fame materials. Handwritten note from Steve Alford (2000)  and Jo Young Switzer.

Photo of Manchester College Golf Outing 1999, 2007.

Photo from Induction of Officers October 2000 Kiwanis.

Newspaper articles and photographs, "Garners honored on anniversary."

Photograph of Ed Butterbaugh and Paul Throne., family members and friends.

Programs from Warren and Helen Garner Alumni Teacher of the Year recipient celebrations.

Correspondence, awards and commendations.

Newspaper articles related to Warren's winning local primary race for seat on Town Council.

Dedication for North Manchester Public Safety Complex (1999).

Financial support of Ashland University and Manchester College.

Candlelight Vigil to honor victims of domestic violence (2002).

Golden Anniversary Manchester College Class of 1953.

Certificates of appreciation from many organizations.

Memorabilia from 2005 NCAA Women's Final Four Championship.

List of Alumni Teacher of the Year Awards 1988 through 2005.

Photos of the Garner outing to Wrigley Field.

Date of Accession15 July 2017
Bio History Note

Warren Garner taught "Education" at Manchester College from 1967 - 1989.

He joined the faculty in 1967 and completed 22 years of service to the College. He also took the "Mindpower" program for gifted and talented middle school students into a successful camp for seven summers.

The Brethren Church and the Church of the Brethren share the same founder, Alexander Mack, in 1708. Various denominational splits in the late 1800's and 1900's created separate Brethren groups.  Today, these are two different denominations that share the same origin.

Archivist NoteDescription prepared 15 July 2017 by Jeanine Wine.

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