Collection HM1/445 - Aldine Carpenter and Eva Harder Brunk Papers

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Aldine Carpenter and Eva Harder Brunk Papers


  • 1908-1950 (Creation)

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2.70 Linear Feet; 2 archives box, 1 half archives box, and 1 oversize box

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Some photographs were cataloged separately as HM4-201.  In 2011, those photos were reunited with this manuscript collection.

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Photographs, correspondence, diaries,  sermons, and other material documenting the Brunks' mission work in India.  The most unusual item in the papers is Eva Brunk's essay, "My First O.B. Case in Dondi," which provides a first hand account of childbirth and post-natal care and customs in a "High Caste Brohmin's home" in the early 20th century.

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4/11/1977, Wilbert Shenk, Acc. 2983

4/8/2003: Chester and Ruth Harder Slagell, Acc. 2012-005

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These materials are open to public research.

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Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the Mennonite Church USA Archives.

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  • English

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  • English



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