Collection HM1/950 - Beulah Stauffer Hostetler Papers 1900-2005

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Beulah Stauffer Hostetler Papers 1900-2005


  • 1866-2005 (Creation)

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9.70 Linear Feet; 6 records cartons, 1 archives box, and 1 half archives box

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Beulah Stauffer Hostetler (1926-2005) was a women's leader within the Mennonite Church, achieving a high standard of education and becoming proficient in many fields. In addition to graduating from Hesston College, Goshen College, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Beulah received her PhD in Religious Thought from the University of Pennsylvania. In her lifetime she also was edior for the Mennonite Publishing House, a historian, a researcher with husband John A. Hostetler, an author, an illustrator, and a professor at Elizabethtown College. She was also active her her church life and taught many adult Sunday School courses and gave many sermons and lectures.

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The personal papers of Beulah Stauffer Hostetler, consisting of creative and academic writings, correspondence, photographs, recordings, and miscellaneous subject files related to her research into Old Order life and her time as a professor at Elizabethtown College. Materials from her family members, particularly her father Ezra Stauffer, are also included.

These papers are divided into the following series:

(1) Essays and Writings, 1942-2003

(2) Correspondence, 1944-2005

(3) Family History and Geneology, 1866-2005

(4) Subject Files and Miscellaneous, 1944-2004

(5) Photographs, 1890-1992

(6) Audiovisual Materials, 1980-2005

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These materials are open for 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
  • German

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  • English



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