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Accession #MU2015/32
TopicMount Morris: Rolston Collection
TitleW. Wendell Rolston's Mount Morris College Collection
LocationPennant and athletic shirt hanging in Sanctum. Letter and written information in Mt. Morris Cabinet by accession number (IIS).
CitationW. Wendell Rolston's Mount Morris College Collection, MU2015/32, 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.
ProvenanceRodrick Rolston
Scope and Content

1.  Basketball Uniform from Mount Morris College.

2.  Pennant from Mount Morris College.

3.  Letter "M."

4.  Correspondence related to the collection. Note handwritten by Dr. Rodrick Rolston.

5.  Program for 1992 Alumni Service Awards at Manchester College where W. Wendell Rolston was an MC Alumnus awards recipient.



Date of AccessionUnknown
Bio History Note

From Dr.Rodrick R. Rolston     -    

 

Sent with old basketballuniform, pennant, etc. from Mount Morris.

 

I’m an MC grad and taught at MC 1961-63; now am 82 years old.  I headed the MC Alumni Association for a year during President William Robinson’s era - before the arrival of Steve Alford.

 

Both Paul Rolston’s sons, Keith and Doyle, attended McPherson; both are veterinarians. Donna Ralston Brinkmeier is Paul’s daughter and lives in Sheldon, IA.


Grandpa Jesse was a Brethren minister and a Bridgewater grad in the late 1800s. 

 

My father played football for a year or two at Bridgewater College.

 

Paul was an all conference great in football and basketball-played against Ronald Reagan (Eureka College) in 1930.  My father played with Paul.  His name was W. Wendell Rolston, not a Manchester grad. Paul and Wendell graduated from Mount Morris College.  The letter “M” was on my sweater I had from my father’s rewards.

 

Paul was really a stalwart lineman (had pro football offers but turned them down at Rev. Jesse Rolston’s father’s advice).


by

Dr. Rodrick R. Rolston - 31 March 2013



Other notes by archivist taken from handwritten note included in collection:

Paul Rolston (Mt. Morris College graduate).  All Conference his Junior and Senior year (Little 19 Conference). He farmed in Iowa.  Paul's daughter, Roma.....? Paul served two terms of the Board of Trustees of McPherson College.

Archivist NoteDescription prepared 12 May 2015 by Jeanine M. Wine.
 


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