Collection HM1/287 - Clayton V. Beyler Papers

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Clayton V. Beyler Papers


  • 1936 - 1973 (Creation)

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3 linear feet, 3 record boxes

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Name of creator

(1918 - 1973)

Biographical history

Clayton Beyler was born in Harper, Kansas in 1918.  He was ordained to the ministry in 1944 and served with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in India and China in the mid 1940s.

Clayton was Dean of Instruction of Hesston College (Kansas). He died of a heart attack in 1973 at the age of 55.

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Conditions governing access

These materials are open for public research.

Conditions governing reproduction

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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before 1963 - one folder, The Call to Preach
April 24, 1975 - personal collection, funeral tapes (2)
March 29, 1976 - personal collection
November 18, 1998 - letters from Clayton to Gladys (Graber) Beyler; photographs (slides)

Materials donated in 1998 were previously cataloged separately under the number HM1-805. They have now been incorporated into the larger collection, HM1-287 (July 2021).




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