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Manchester University Archives and Church of the Brethren Collection


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TopicAccession #Description Summary
Admissions: High School Recruitment.MC2004/31 High School Day 
College Museum CollectionMC2003/102 

Materials from the old Manchester College Museum.  Topics include:

Artist/Lecture Series, Graduate Program, Homecoming, A. Blair Helman, May Day, MC Open House, January Term, MC Parent information, Mount Morris College, faculty and student recitals, the "Messiah," music programs, museum related information.

Dances: Sadie HawkinsMC2004/447 Telegram regarding Sadie Hawkins, dated 6 November 1939. 
Ditch DayMC2002/93 

Ditch Day Collection: General

Earth Day: PosterMC2009/71, File Folder MC2009/71-E: Events on Campus 

Poster for Earth Day, "Go Plant a Tree!!!, Earthday Celebration 20 years."

Easter Egg HuntMC2002/97 

Easter Egg Hunt Newspaper Clipping Collection.

Easter in the ClassroomMC2006/31: He is Risen, Amen Picture #22, blackboard.  "Happy Easter He is Risen, Amen" Photo of black board, perhaps from Professor Rieman's class? This is part of a larger collection MC2006/31.  Professor T. Wayne Rieman had a reputation for bold statements such as this.  The picture might have come from one of his classrooms. 
Faculty and Staff, A-Z: PhotographsMC2003/225 

Large Faculty Photograph Collection including but not limited to:

Photograph of Manchester College alumus, Wangdi Sherpa.  Photo with Dr. William Eberly.

Carl Caldwell and parents during parent's weekend, 1978 - 1979.

Richard Nixon headline in newspaper with students and Stan Davis, Speech and Drama.


Go to accession page to view listing of this assortment of faculty and staff pictures.

Founders' Day: Johnston, Mark, Entrepreneurship, 2003MC2004/12 Materials related to Founder's Day 2003. Founder's Day 2003 (November 16) was dedicated to entrepreneurship, in honor of Mark E. Johnston '68.  The inaugural lecture for the Johnston Professorship of Entrepreneurship was offered by James R. Falkiner '69.  
Fourth of July CelebrationMC2003/322 

Fourth of July Celebration Collection, including:

"MC to Host Free 4th of July Celebration," 25 June 2002, unknown newspaper

Friends Weekend: PhotographsFriends Weekend: Photo Box 66 

Photographs from Friends Weekend.


Germanfest Newspaper Clipping Collection.

Get Away WeekendMC2009/71-E,f 

This is a large collection of materials ranging from MC2009/7-A  -  MC2009/71-V,j1a,b.  

These printed and hand-made posters and other memorabilia accumulated throughout the years in the Manchester College Archives. 

Get Away Weekend materials are found in

  • MC2009/71-E,f - "Get Away Weekend Schedule" featuring courses and faculty, Patricia Helman, Richard Harshbarger, David Waas, Carol Tice, Ken Brown, Dorothy  Keller, Graydon F. Snyder, Floyd Slotterback, Paul Keller.  2 May - 4 May 1980.
    Golf OutingsMC2004/281 File #3 

    See MC2004/281 File #3 for Alumni Association tours flyer, postcards, Homecoming flyers, golf outing flyers, Cubs outing flyer, alumni luncheon/annual conference flyers, reply cards for alumni gatherings, Gold Club Quarterly newsletters, Alumni Days banquet flyers. This is part of the larger collection of MC2004/281.

    See Also: Alumni Association 2

    Haunted ForestManchester Monitor, Wabash Plain Dealer See: The Manchester Monitor, 5 November 2002 p.8B; Wabash Plain Dealer, 20 September 1995. 
    Homecoming: Bed Race and Science Club Float, PhotographsPhoto Box 43  Bed Race and Science Club float photographs. 
    Homecoming: Newspaper Clippings, 1960 - 1977Small Box 32  Homecoming newspaper clippings collected by Ferne Baldwin, approximate dates, 1960 through 1977.  
    Homecoming: Postcard, 1997MC2003/90 

    Photographs & postcards: Homecoming 1997 Postcard.

    BW photograph of Homecoming tents.  Back labeled, "Manchester College Office of Alumni Administration.  Come one, come all.  It's Homecoming under the Big Top in the fall.  Every fall, alumni return to campus for a day of football, reunions, food, memories, and more.  It's tradition.  And you're invited.  mark your calendars now for Homecoming 1997:  Oct. 11.  On the field, the Manchester Spartans tackle the Wabash Little Giants.  We'll see you under the Big Top!"  Unused cards.

    Homecoming: Postcards, 1996MC2003/89 

    Photographs & postcards: Homecoming 1996 Postcards:

    BW photograph of football game circa 1940.  Back labeled, "Manchester College, Office of Alumni Administration.  Do you remember this?  It's Manchester College homecoming action from 1940.  Like any homecoming event, it created memories that last a lifetime.  Relive your Manchester memories when you return for homecoming October 19, 1996.  Mark your calendars now!"  Unused cards.

    Homecoming: RecordsMC2002/131 

    Homecoming records, 1929-2000 and 2007, including Homecoming 23 October 1954  Souvenir Program, Manchester Spartans vx. Anderson Ravens.

    • 1929-present. 
    • One Homecoming Souvenir Program, Manchester Spartans vs. Anderson Ravens, 23 October 1954 (added by J. Wine 20 June 2008).
    • One 1943 Homecoming Banquet menu and Program with autographs.
    • One oak leaf nametag for the homecoming celebration of the Class of 1932.
    Initiation: HazingResources: Initiation 

    Oak Leaves, 31 October 1925 p.3; 1 October 1964 p.3; 8 October 1964 p.1; 15 October 1964 p.2. 

    See Also:  Camp Mack Day.

    International Fair and Fashion Show: RecordsMC2002/145 

    International Fair records including programs, articles, and memos.  International Fashion Show newspaper clippings.

    International Fair: Publicity, 2002MC2004/681 Poster from 2002 International Fair:

    1. Manchester International Fair, the Global Village, April 21, 2002.  Poster made by the Manchester College Graphics department.

    International Student Group and Multicultural Event: PhotographsMC2009/188 

    Picture of international student group taken in front of the old gymnasium.

    Photographs from international/multicultural event like the International Fair.

    International Week: PostersMC2009/71-E  

    International Week Posters. File Folder MC2009/71-E, object number MC2009/71-E,n.

    International Week: RecordsMC2002/148 

    International Week records.

    Junior - Senior Reception: 1934MC2004/199 

    1934 Junior-Senior Reception Memorabilia:

    • Invitation, envelope, program with menu.
    Junior - Senior: Banquet, Reception and Dance Records, Including 1944 MC2002/152  Junior/Senior Banquet Records including programs, menus, and program from April, 1944, "Mississippi Dreamboat," accompanied by Madonna Wine  
    Junior Scholars Day: Invitation, 2000 or 2001MC General File: Junior Scholars Invitation for Junior Scholars Day 2000 or 2001.  
    Junior/Senior: Banquet and ReceptionMC2010/26 

    Invitation for The Junior Class of Manchester College reception in honor of the Class of 1956.

    Newspaper clipping reporting the Junior/Senior reception and banquet, 14 May 1959.

    See Also: Junior/Senior Banquet/Reception and Dance, see also: Oak Leaves, 16 April 1964 p.1; 6 May 1965 p.1.

    Kurtz, Ruth Naomi Smith: Student Life, 1930's - 1940MC2008/69 

    Momentos from Ruth Naomi Smith who attended Manchester from 7 September 1937 thorugh 2 June 1941, examples include.:


    Handcrafted Mother & Daughter Banquet invitation.


    One 1936 Christmas card from Mr. and Mrs. Otho Winger with a photo of the Otho Winger family.


    "Rules for Freshman Initiation," probably from the Fall of 1937.

    Little Brother/Sister/Siblings WeekendMC General File: Little Brother, Sister, Siblings Weekend Information about Little Brother/Sister/Siblings Weekend.  
    Manchester College: Historical Movies MC2009/147a,b,c 

    Historical videos of May Day festivities, sports events, and graduation exercises 1939 and 1941.  Camp Mack Day circa that same era.


    May Day CollectionMC2002/170 

    May Day history and information 1926-present.  Newspaper clippings.

    May Day Program and Queen Roster, 1932.MC2007/102 One program of May Day with Queen roster, 1932. 
    May Day: General Report, 1958MC2007/64 May Day 1958, General Report with photographs. 
    May Day: Photograph CollectionMC2004/127 

    May Day photographs, 1992 through 1995.

    May Day: Photograph of Float, circa 1924MC2010/14 

    May Day Float with child and lovely woman, carried by costumed male attendants, circa 1924.

    May Day: PhotographsPhoto Boxes 53, 54, 55 

    Miscellaneous May Day photographs including parades and courts.

    May Day: Production, 1933, PosterMC2009/71-E,a  "The Senior Class of Manchester College Presents 'Hotel Universe' in a two cast production."  This Senior May Day 1933 poster is part of the larger collection MC2009/71.  See MC2009/71 File Folder MC2009/71-E: Events on Campus, object number MC2009/71-E,a.  
    May Day: Program, 1932, 1954, 1961MC2004/30 May Day Programs, 1935, 1954, 1961. 
    Messiah: Production Programs, 1948, 1958MC2008/91 "The Messiah," 1948 and 1958 production programs. 
    Messiah:Program 1947MC2008/117c "The Messiah, " 1947 production program. 
    Miller, Martha: Poster CollectionMC2010/20 


    • "Spartan Pride," Homecoming, October 14, 1995.
    •  Manchester Symphony Orchestra, 16 May 1993, featuring Young Artist Competition Winners.
    • Manchester Symphony Orchestra, 6 November 1994, Jodie DeSalvo, Piano Soloist.
    • Manchester Symphony Orchestra, 13 March 1994, featuring Julie Eckert, Soprano Soloist. 3. 
    • Manchester Symphony Orchestra, 12 May 1996, "High School Young Artist Competition Winners."
    • Manchester College Theatre presents, "The Miser, 1668," by Moliere, October 1994.
    •  Manchester College Theatre presents, "Mehitabel," May 1993.
    • Heifer Project International Living Gift Market, Sponsored by North Manchester Area Churches.
    • "The Voice KCMO of the Prairie," by John Olive, May 1994, Cordier Auditorium.
    • Public Program: "The Mikado," 10 April 1994.
    • Manchester College Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon for members of Class of 1995.
    Mom's DayMC2002/171 



    See also:  Oak Leaves, 18 March 1965 p.1; 25 March 1965 p.1; 31 January 1968, p.4; 28 February 1968, p.1; 6 March 1968, p.1.

    Mount Morris College: Heisler Collection, Photographs of Alumni, 100th Anniversary, College Song, 1912 Fire, History, Old Folks HomeMC2004/540  

    Milly Heisler Collection including a history of Mount Morris College.  Picture of Mount Morris Old Folks Home. Photos of "pigtail day" and "tie day," as well as other interesting images.


    Mount Morris College: MemorabiliaMC2004/1 

    Mount Morris College Memorabilia: 1906 through 1931.

    Music, Drama and Visiting Artistis: PostersMC2009/71 

    This large collection of materials ranging from MC2009/7-A  -  MC2009/71-V,j1a,b includes printed and hand-made posters and other memorabilia accumulated throughout the years in the Manchester College Archives. 

    Parents' WeekendMC2002/220 

    Parents' Weekend programs, news releases and clippings.

    Parents' Weekend: Pamphlets, 1974-85MC2002/303 Parents' Weekend Pamphlet Collection, 1975-1984. 
    Parents' Weekend: PhotographsMC2004/131, Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 14 

    These photographs are part of a larger collection MC2004/131.

    Photo #1: Robin Szulczyk '96 and her mom on parents' weekend.10/1/92.  Photographer:  Patte Stockberger '95.

    Photo #2: Lori Bolton '96, Amy Bolton '95 and their family on parents' weekend.  10/1/92.  Photographer:  Patte Stockberger.

    Photo #3: Keith Roberts and his parents outside the Union on parents' weekend 10/1/92.  Photographer:  Patte Stockberger.

    Photos #4, 5: Gina Klakamp '94 and her dad on parents' weekend.  10/1/92.  Photographer:  Patte Stockberger.

    Photo #14: Jenny Lekarczyk '96 with her parents on parents' weekend 10/1/92.  Photographer:  Patte Stockberger.

    See also:  Union Program Council; Photo Box 65.

    Pastor's DayManchester College Bulletin See Manchester College Bulletin, March 1950 p.2; May 1950 p.4. 
    Peace Week: Posters, Schedules, 1994, 2004MC2009/71-E: Events on Campus, Object number MC2009/71-Ei, Ei2  

    Poster with schedule of events for Peace Week 2004.  This poster  is part of the larger collection MC2009/71.

  • MC2009/71-E, i - Peace Week 2004, schedule of events poster.
  • MC2009/71-E,i2 - Peace Week 1994, schedule of events poster (formerly #24 2003/114).
    Photgraph Assortment: Buildings, College Campus, Ceremonies, Students, May Day: PhotographsMC2010/14 

    A wide range of photographs of buildings, students, faculty and staff from the 1960's and 1970's.  See the complete listing by linking to the accession page.

    Photographs: Faculty and StaffMC2004/124 

    Bicycling to Camp Mack 1991, Professor Al Herring.  9/19/91.

    Gilbert Foster, graphic artist, during staff recognition.  Dubbed "Batman" because of his help in getting bats out of the Administration Building.  4/5/93. 

    Leonard Williams, Jr., Associate Professor of Political Science.  9/28/92.

    Katherine Tinsley, Assistant Professor of History.  9/28/92.

    Dr. David Hicks, Assistant Professor of Biology.  10/17/92.

    Lani Roberts, Director of Career Services.  10/19/92.

    Leonard Williams. 10/16/92. 

    Dr. Larry Underberg, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies.  10/16/92.

    Dale Liston, head football coach, Deanna Brown, campus pastor, at Christian Hindman's memorial.  3/2/93. 

    David P. Kreps '64, Barbara Ehrhardt '89, David J. Hicks, Alan Holyoak, Albert Williams.  9/6/92. 

    College Exploration Day.  Dr. James Streator. 

    David Good, soccer coach and staff member, leads at the staff recognition.  4/5/93. 


    Previously Accessioned and Unaccessioned Posters and Articles From Manchester College MC2009/71 Entire Collection 

    A large collection of materials ranging from MC2009/7-A  -  MC2009/71-V,j1a,b consisting of  printed and hand-made posters and other memorabilia that accumulated throughout the years in the Manchester College Archives. 

    Program: King, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther, Commemoratioin, 2008Small Box 39 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Program "Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Address on the Manchester College Campus," 1 February 2008. 
    Public Relations: PostersMC2009/71: Entire Collection 

    This is a large collection of printed and hand-made posters along with other memorabilia that had accumulated thorugh the years in the Manchester College Archives. 

    Religion and Philosophy: Focus on Faith Week, PostersMC2010/50a,b  

    Focus on Faith Week:

    • 1.  MC2010/50a: "Environmental Theology, Focus on Faith Week," November, 1992.
    • 2.  MC2010/50b: "Let Justice Roll!," Focus On Faith, October, 1993.
    Residence Life: PhotographsMC2004/131 

    A group of photographs representing Parents' Weekend, Hog Roast Weekend 1993 , the All-American Women's Baseball League 1993,  the Ikenberry Serenade 1991, Student Visitation Day, as well as other events.  Many students and individuals in the pictures are identified.

    Ronald R. Hill CollectionMC2008/195a-p 

    Ronald R. Hill Collection, Class of 1959.  College Memorabilia from 1955 - 1959, including the autograph of Marian Anderson [1955], Arnold Moss, and program for The Messiah, 1958.

    Schwalm: Messiah, Aurora, Schwalm InaugurationMC2008/76 

    1. MC2008/76 a:  One "Oak Leaves" including article regarding the 1941 production of Handel's Messiah.

    2. MC2008/76 b:  One 1920 Aurora.

    3. MC2008/76 c:  One "Manchester Bulletin, Inauguration Number," Vol. 32, No. 201, November 1941, with the headline, "Dr. Schwalm Installed as President."

    Senior Day: Ditch Day, PostcardMC2003/77 Senior Day Postcard 
    Senior Ditch Day: PhotographMC2004/403 

    Senior Ditch Day photograph.

    Senior Send-Off MC General File: Senior Send-Off Senior Send-Off.  
    Senior Send-offMC2010/53: Senior Send-off Part of a large collection, the folder labeled, "Senior Sendoff," 1993 contains a poster for this event.  
    Special Events Photograph CollectionMC2004/133 

    Special Events Photograph Collection.

    Special Events Photograph Collection, circa 1992 - 1993MC2004/133 

    Special Events Photograph Collection, circa 1992 - 1993.

    Special Events: PhotographsMC2004/133  A collection of photographs from the early 1990's including alumni pictures.  Many of them are identified.


    Students: Photographs, 1890 - 1900'sMC2003/35 

    Classrooms: Groups of Students/Classes Photograph Collection-Oversized.  Pictures from 1890 through the 1900's.

    V E Day MC General File: V E DAY V - E (Victory) Day Thanksgiving Service, 8 May 1945. 
    Van Der Weele, WayneMC2010/28 

    Numerous programs, photographs, publications and items of interest about Manchester College received from Wayne Van Der Wheele, alumnus, MC Class of 1949.

    Manchester Symphony Orchestera, programs from the 1940's.

    One copy of "Manifesto," Vol. 1, No. 14, "Above All Nations is Humanity," April 1947, published monthly by the journalism section of Students for Federal World Government of Manchester College, Editor in chief, Cecil Powell.

    Weimer, Orpha and Harry Collection: Manchester College Experience, 1927MC2011/189 

    Below is a small representation of this collection's holdings.  See the accession page for a more extensive list of photographs and memorabilia:

    "The Speaker of Tau Kappa Alpha, Golden Anniversary, 1908 - 1958," Vol. XL, No. 3, March, 1958, a booklet published four times a year.  Tau Kappa Alpha is a speech fraternity. 

    Orpha Jackson Weimer's scrapbook from her senior year of college, 1926-1927 including:

    • Ditch Day, May Day, Freshman - Sophomore water fight, graduating Class picture, athletic competitions, Senior Banquet, nature hikes, Philophronian and Philalethean memorabilia, May Day Court with Queen, Mother's and Daughter's Banquet, and Commencement week program for 1927.
    • Picture of shelved cans at the Weimer Canning Factory in North Manchester.
    • Manchester College marching band.

    Group photograph of MC male students.

    Female student in MC Chemistry library.

    Photograph of football team, presumably circa early 1920's.

    Photograph of Manchester College Philophronian members in the summer of 1923.

    Wu NingkunMC2004/133_11 

    Dr. Wu Ningkun and wife, Li Yikai, shake hands with Evan Kinsley.


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