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Accession #MU2018/66
TopicEberly, William: Personal Library and Professional Material,
TitleBill Eberly Personal Library Collection
LocationIS, Unit #10, by Accession Number. Additional Materials in neighboring box on Unit #10 containing Bill's BC2018/23 collection
CitationBill Eberly Personal Library Collection, MU2018/66, 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.
ProvenanceJerry Sweeton delivered Bill Eberly materials to the archives
Scope and Content


"Who's Who in Ecology, 1973," William Robert Eberly listed on page 79 with professional biography.

"Who's Who in Frontiers of Science and Technology," 2nd edition, William Eberly, pg. 135, with professional biography.

"Dictionary of International Biography, 1968" with professional biography of William Eberly on page 160.

"Leaders in American Science," Vol. V, 1962-1963, with professional biography of William Eberly on page 187.

"Fifteenth International Congress of Limnology, ABSTRACTS," University of Wisconsin, Madison, August 1962 with article written in English and German by Bill Eberly on page 111, "Primary Production of Metalimnion of McLish Lake (Northern Indiana), An Extreme Plus-Heterograde Lake."

"XIX Congress International Association of Limnology, ABSTRACTS," August 1974, with article by William Eberly on page 47, "The Use of Oxygen Deficit Measurements as an Index of Eutrophication in Temperate Dimictic Lakes."

"New Comparative World Atlas," presented by TIME, 1999.

"Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science," 2003, Vol. 112, No. 1.

"The Limits to Growth," a Report for The Club of Rome's Project on the Predicament of Mankind, 1972.  This book has "Orpurt" handwritten inside the cover, so was probably part of Professor Phil Orpurt's library before becoming part of Eberly's.

"The History of Biology, A Survey," by Erik Nordenskiold, translated from the Swedish by Leonard Bucknall Eyre, 1928.

"Science as a Contact Sport, Inside the Battle to Save Earth's Climate," Stephen Schneider, 2009.


Church of the Brethren related materials.  Out of practicality and space considerations, some of these items were given an accession number and then placed outside of the main collection.

"The Church of the Brethren," by D. W. Bittinger - placed in IS, COB General Filing Cabinet [Beliefs].

Dan West obituary - placed in Dan West folder - MC Faculty and Staff Boxes (Sanctum)

In Neighboring Box with collection BC2018/23

Eloise Eberly's College Woman's Club directories: 1943-1944 through 1996-1997, incomplete.

Letter to Eloise from Bill's January Term trip West (circa 1976), along with related snapshots. Snapshots were scanned and can be located on Archives network by typing accession number in this format: MU2018_66.

Notebook documenting Bill Eberly's participation in the Citizen Ambassador Program, and accompanying trip to China. This was a People to People Biology Education Delegation to the People's Republic of China (1988).

Program: "Groundbreaking Celebration, Manchester College Recital Hall," 30 March 2004.

Program: "Dedication of the Norman and Grace Wine Recital Hall," 9 October 2004.

Program (2005), "Celebrating the Marden Years."

issue of the 1903, December, Vol. V., No.3., "College Standard." (places with other College Standard issues in Sanctum).

Copy of letter written to President Otho Winger, 1929, by Charles Lekrone documenting his memories of President Howe and Charles' early Manchester experience.

Copy of 1889 Scholarship granted to Samuel Miller, his heirs or assigns, for tuition in either the Literary, Academic, Teachers, or Business Course of North Manchester College.

The history of Tall Oaks.

75th Anniversary of Manchester College, July 1964, Bulletin.

Folder titled: Environmental Education at Manchester College, "The Big Picture." Eberly's folder contains what is probably a list of the corporate owners of Koinonia, but this would need to be researched elsewhere. The folder also contains copies of newspaper articles, MC , a copies of "Environmental Education, The Big picture," by Dr. Eberly (1991).

Video of the dedication of Koinonia, 21 April 1990. The VHS tape was discarded following digitization by Stan Pittman on 22 August 2018.  The digital copy is located on the Archives' network location and can be searched for by typing the accession number in the following format: MU2018_66

Date of Accession17 July 2018
Bio History Note

Participants in Eberly's January Jan Term West were:

RosemaryCassel, Nancy Best, Connie XXXX, Rob Floros, Lynn Loucks, Doug Stemen, MarkHuntington, Linda Bridge, Carla Pond (?), Karen Coleman, JoAnn Miller, PeggyCorl, Tom Fucik, Rob Cussen (?), (?), Steve Johnson.

Reflections from Mark Huntington:

Dr.Eberly’s house had a kitchen fire while we were on this trip.  He feltvery badly he wasn’t home to help his wife

  • Triphighlight was the mule trip down the Grand Canyon and staying at Phantom Ranchat the bottom

  • Thefirst two nights we stayed in church basements.  Was not until the end ofthe third day that we could take showers

  • Thatmonth was the one and only time I ever tried to grow a beard

Archivist NoteEberly materials were related to the Church of the Brethren, Manchester College, and what appeared to be Eberly's personal library.  The collection was divided accordingly. Description prepared 17 July 2018 by Jeanine Wine.

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