Collection V/04/018-021 - Anna Ruth Ediger Baehr Papers

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US GCA V/04/018-021


Anna Ruth Ediger Baehr Papers


  • 1916-1998 (Creation)

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17.50 Linear Feet; 12 records cartons and 1 long archives box

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1916    Born March 23, 1916 in Clinton, Oklahoma. Given the name of Wo'esta (White

Buffalo Woman) by the Cheyenne congregation. She was named after the oldest woman in the community, who was "a very good woman."

1938    August 7, 1938 Anne Ruth Ediger married Karl Baehr in Clinton, Oklahoma.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The papers of Anna Ruth Ediger Baehr were deposited into the Archives by Beth Bullard, a daughter, from Carlilse, Pennsylvania, in 2002, with assistance by Ann Hostetler, Associate Professor of English at Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana.  The Native American Book library was added in fall 2003.

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Personal papers of a Mennonite poet and writer who spent her first 18 years living among the Southern Cheyenne Indians of Oklahoma. The papers include correspondence and poetry.

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Materials are open to the public.

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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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  • Cheyenne
  • English

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Boxes 3-11 and Box 12 deaccessioned (folder 6 of box 12 was added to box 1 as folder 16a) and Box 23 added to Box 2a and Box 22. Previously catalogued as HM1-890.

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  • English



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