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Accession #MU2013/88
TopicBooks: With Significant Memories
TitleBooks with Memories of Significance
SubtitleSpecial Books
LocationSanctum, North Shelving Unit
CitationBooks with Memories of Significance, MU2013/88, 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.
ProvenanceCollection of Funderburg Library
Scope and Content

Special Books:

A Student’s History of England, From the Earliest Times to The Death of Queen Victoria, by Samuel R. Gardiner, Vol. 1., 1980.

A Student’s History of England, From the Earliest Times to The Death of Queen Victoria, by Samuel R. Gardiner, Vol. 2., 1980.

A Student’s History of England, From the Earliest Times to The Death of Queen Victoria, by Samuel R. Gardiner, Vol. e., 1980.

Three books – two inscribed with the name of Otho Winger.  These books contain notes that are probably those of Manchester College President Otho Winger.


The New Testament Doctrines, J. H. Moore.  Inscription:

E. N. Goshorn, Ladoga, Ind.

Given by

Marie Goshorn Blough

Roland H. Goshorn

Lewis J. Goshorn

Ruth E. Goshorn

(Living Children of Ezra N. Goshorn, September, 1986)

John H. Goshorn, deceased.

Note: This book was kept as a tribute to the Goshorn family.  Other memorial books were donated or sold during the Library renovation project [Summer 2013].


Poems of a Decade, by Adaline Hohf Beery.

The book is designated as a “Quinter Memorial.”

The name of Donald E. Ritchey, Mexico, Indiana, is stamped within.

 Inscription by the author:

And now may the refuge of the Father – God, the comradeship of his Anointed, our Brother, and the perennial comfort of the Third One, be yours to enjoy forever. Amen. Your friend at home,  Adaline. Huntingdon, Pa., October 4, 1903.


La Verne College, Seventy-five Years of Service, by Gladdys Muir.

Inscription by Gladdys Muir: Remembering the days when we were together in McPherson and in “Lordsburg” Love, Gladdys E. Muir Aug. 14, 1967.

Inscription by others:

·         Clara N. [Vaniman?] 2219 3rd St., La Verne Calif. 91750 – Presented to my sister Edna Rose.  She was a pal friend of Gladys.  They attended McPherson Grammar school when the girls lived in McPherson, Kansas. Abundant Blessings and Love from your sister Clara.

·         Given Nov 1992 by Mary Louis Royer? whose former husband Dr. Don Royer was a Professor of Sociology at Manchester College in 1950’s, ‘60’s. Miriam Cable.


The Other Half of the Globe, by D. L. Miller, 1906.

Inscribed with the name, Geo. L. Studebaker, No Manchester, Ind. 1906.

With the label adhered to the inside cover: Elder George L. Studebaker, Memorial Library, Presented to Manchester College, November, 1936.

There is a handwritten note by the author:

To Eld. Geo. L. Studebaker (wife L---?)With the Christian Love and Esteem of the author, D L. Miller, Xmas 1906. 

A picture (adhered to the page)

A caption under the picture - D. L. Miller, Mt. Morris, Ill.


Pentecostal Hymns, Three and Four – with the inscription – Exclusive Property of Volunteer mission Band (Return to Bible Room) Manchester College.


Text-Book of the Embryology of Man and Mammals, by Dr. Oscar Hertwig, 1899.

Donor: G. W. Tannreuther.

Library of Mount Morris College, Mount Morris, Illinois.


Venturing South, by Roy White,1958 - former pastor of the Douglas Park Church of the Brethren, Chicago, with the inscription: To Quentin and Helen with best wishes From Roy White.

Note: Manchester College professor, T. Q. Evans and his wife, Helen.


The Church of the Brethren and War, 1708-1941, by Rufus D. Bowman, 1944.  This book appears to have been a gift from the members of Civilian Public Service Camp, Bedford, to Dr. and Mrs. Robert Maris.

“From Camp Bedford, 8-9-1944.” - and contains an extensive list of signatures from Camp members.

Another inscription in green ink includes the following:

Dear Friends, My dentist husband, Robert H. Maris, and I enjoyed our days at Camp Bedford.  We had admiration and appreciation for Earl and Winifred Garver.  This Book gift we valued.  Dr. Mario died Jan. 21, 1975.  Now it is necessary for me to help find a space on other shelves for our “Book Friends.” I hope your Library has a place for this writing of Dr. Bowman’s.  All good be with you.  Sincerely, Ruth O. Maris (Mrs. R.H.)  Note: Signature of Earl and Winifred Garver included in the list.


Practical Applications of Accounting Standards, A Decade of Comment on Accounting and Auditing Problems , by Cafrman G. Blough, 1957. The book is autographed by Carman, Dear Wilbur: maybe you’d like to look at this for old times sake. Carman 3-12-58. Carman Blough taught Accounting at Manchester College 1915-1917.


Brethren Life and Thought, Summer 1980, Volume XXV, Number Three – This volume contains several poems by Manchester College related individuals, including Ruthann Knechel Johansen, Professor Charles Klingler, and Patricia Kennedy Helman (Mrs. A. Blair Helman).


Brethren Life and Thought, Summer 1989, Volume XXXIV, Number Three -This is a special issue focusing on genealogy.


Meet Your Missionaries, 1955, edited by Anetta C. Mow. Vignettes of Church of the Brethren missionaries in India, Africa and Ecuador.

"Lessons in Logic,"owned  by Harvey L. Wolfe, Manchester College, Room 32 Boys Dorm, Sept. 10, 1918. (Harvey was of the Class of 1922).

Vernon S. Schwalm's book with notes probably written by Schwalm, "The Conflict of Christianity with Heathenism," by Dr. Gerhard Uhlhorn, 1912.

President Schwalm's book, "The Outlawry of War, A Constructive Policy for World Peace," by Charles Clayton Morrison, 1927.

Howard Winger's book (probably the Class of 1933), with a note and autograph by the author, "William Frederick Poole and the Modern Library Movement," by William Landram Williamson, 1963.

North Manchester Bible School seal on the first page of this publication, "Ecce Homo, a Survey of The Life and Work of Jesus Christ," by Sir John Robert Seeley, 1871.

"A Believing Humanism: My Testament, 1902-1965," by Martin Buber, with an inscription written to Dean Earl Garver May, 1968.

Otho Winger's book, "Outlines of Psychology," by Wilhelm Wundt, 1902, with notes probably written by Winger.

"States' Laws on Race and Color," compiled and edited by Pauli Murray, 1950, and "Presented to the World Christian Community Library of Manchester College by the Woman's Society of Christian Service, The Methodist Church, Claypool, Indiana - For the use of all who have need also to honor the following young people of our church who are now attending Manchester College: Suzanne Knoop, Connie Pontius, Jean Ault, Phillip Kinsey, Robert Neff, Ronald Miller, Jan Tucker, February 15, 1952.

Date of Accession11 October 2013
Bio History NoteThese books had been located in a "duplicate book" section of the Funderburg Library stacks.  During the Library renovation project [Summer 2013] the collection was culled prior to construction. The publications in this collection [MU2013/88] were saved because of their special relationship with Manchester University and with the Church of the Brethren.  Another culling of books occurred during 2016 and 2017 and other special books within the library were found and added to this collection.
Archivist NoteDescription prepared 11 October 2013 by Jeanine M. Wine and updated 28 July 2017 by Jeanine Wine.

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