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Accession #MU2020/65
TopicAlumni Stories
TitleBasketball, athletics
Size1 File Folder
LocationMC General File: Alumni Stories
CitationBasketball, athletics, MU2020/65, 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.
ProvenanceMelinda Lantz, Director of Strategic Communications / part of Marketing Department
Scope and ContentStories from Alumni:

Sylvia Miller, MC Class of 1939.

"The Man With the Personal Touch," by Nelda Rhoades Eikenberry.

"Notes on M Club," author unknown., information taken from Minutes.

Rachel Waybright - stories of Otho Winger, and the night Otho Winger cleared out the visiting room in Oakwood Hall.

Excerpts from "Memories of Manchester," by Otho Winger.

"Determination and Never Give Up," by Ida Young Wike, How Mr. Fish allowed her entrance into Manchester College and how others helped her.

An edit to the alarm clock in chapel story by Myrle Belle Hargerink Mitchell (MC Class of 1939) and Olden Mitchell (alumnus). 

Stories of Young Otho Winger and his gift of recognizing and connecting individuals, by Ruth Billman.

"The Illustrious Manchester College Team of 1924," by Duard Conrad - regarding basketball.

Paul W. Keller writes how Otho Winger took Paul on an emergency car race to Bethany Hospital in Chicago for an appendectomy.

Dean Frantz tells a Winger story regarding Michael Flory.

Bruce Brubaker, Ed Henderson, Nettie Schneider, Welcome Weaver, James Schafer, Robert Ebey (chauffer), Lawrence Wade, Margaret Wagner Kleinjan (Winger falling asleep on sofa with glass eye open), Ruby Walker Beauchamp, Carole Shultz Davis (Class of 1951) - regarding/describing Winger's funeral.

Date of Accession29 October 2020
Bio History Note
Many Stories Submitted for Otho Winger Day at Manchester College.

Sylvia Miller, MC Class of 1939 - kind Otho Winger student worker in library story - Sylvia eventually became  the Senior Catalogue Librarian at the Fort Wayne Public Library.

"The Man With the Personal Touch," by Nelda Rhoades Eikenberry, a story about Otho Winger  - Nelda relates that Winger brought the first black student to Manchester College and asked Nelda and her roommate to take her into their room. He brought the first American Indian from a reservation in Montana who he placed in the room with my husband to be, Lorrel Eikenberry.  [Note: whether this is information about "first" is accurate or not, needs to be researched...the "first" black students on campus were in 1900, with Joseph Cunningham and Mattie Cunningham Dolby.]

The first M Athletic Banquet was on Homecoming Day, 14 October 1939.

Archivist NoteDescription prepared 29 October 2020 by Jeanine Wine.

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