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Hershberger to Bender, August 8, 1929

August 8, 1929: Hershberger to Bender on the Ed. G. Kaufman [Edmund G. Kaufman] manuscript, whether it needed some liberal passages deleted if Scottdale were to publish it and alluding to Bender's having run ahead too fast with the manuscript.

Bender to Hershberger, July 2, 1930

July 2, 1930, Bender to Hershberger about material by Eberhard Arnold, and article by "Neff" [surely Christian Neff] and Unruh article on Tolstoi [Leon Tolstoy] for Mennonite Quarterly Review.

Hershberger, February 4, 1925

February 4, 1925, Hershberger asking for materials [surely for his Master's thesis--see book War, Peace, and Social Conscience, by Theron F. Schlabach] not available "at Iowa."

Hertzog, Walter S. - R (misc.)

Dard Hunter, Curator, to H. S. Bender [letterhead--Dard Hunter Paper Museum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology], February 18, “mcmxlvii”--1947 Dard Hunter, Curator, to H. S. Bender [letterhead--Dard Hunter Paper Museum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology], February 18, “mcmxlvii”--1947:  wished to have “the pamphlets you have compiled” about early religious activities of William Rittenhouse. Reply, H. S. Bender to Hunter, June 30, 1947:  apology for late response; pointed out 3 articles in Mennonite Quarterly Review (January 1933, April 1934, April 1942) and cost of sending them.

R. L. Hartzler to Bender

Four letters from R. L. Hartzler (Raymond L. Hartzler), Goshen College graduate who discussed the young people’s movement issues and parted ways with Bender and became a leader [see GAMEO sketch on Hartzler] in the General Conference Mennonite Church. January 2, 1919, comment on Bender’s wearing “regulation coat” [attire], and remarks about visiting “Smucker”, probably Vernon Smucker. March 30, 1919: “I note that you are getting more the church point of view”; comment on Goshen College problems, and that in trying to be expedient and appease church leaders, Irvin R. Detweiler was “playing with fire.” March 14, 1923, how church history was being made at Topeka, Indiana (where Hartzler lived); also, reference to Barker Street congregation, and its fight for congregational autonomy.

T. K. Hershey to Bender

Significant set of correspondence with T. K. Hershey (Tobias K. Hershey), concerning having the mission board send someone to South America, on an investigation trip, 1928, regarding the Mennonites who had been sent to Paraguay—one Hershey letter extant here, and copies of letters by Orie O. Miller and Levi Mumaw as well as by Bender. December 5, 1930: Bender explained why Paraguay, not Brazil; Bender recounted his own role; assertion that “not a single refugee family went to Paraguay on any other basis that [their own free choice, after learning the facts]”; blunt advice to Hershey about whom he should listen to, with mention of refugee names; problems and division among the refugees, partly due to the several branches of Mennonites; Bender’s love for the refugees; etc. Letter from Hershey, December 17, 1930.

Hershey, T. K. (Tobias Kreider), 1879-1956

Ernst Correll, 1930

Copies of two letters, 1930, apparently from Ernst Correll, one to "Horsch" [surely John Horsch] and one to Hershberger.

Hege, Christian

¼” stack. Christian Hege was a premier German Mennonite historian, coeditor of the Mennonitisches Lexikon. The correspondence is a steady stream; extant here are mostly Hege to Bender items. All is in German except the first letter, Bender informing Hege that he has been given an honorary membership in Mennonite Historical Society. Much of the correspondence has to do with raising money in North America evidently for the Lexikon.

Hege, Christian, 1869-1943

H - Miscellaneous.

½” stack; an especially rich folder. Some cases of interesting and/or multiple letters: E. S. Hallman of Saskatchewan and of Rundshau Publishing House, Winnipeg; D. E. Harder (David E. Harder), president of Freeman Junior College; J. F. Harms[John F. Harms], Mennonite Brethren minister, editor, educator (some in German); J. E. Hartzler (John Ellsworth Hartzler (May 5, 1926: Bender sent Hartzler a draft of his blistering review of Hartzler’s book on Mennonite education; a letter from Hartzler on other matters); J. S. Hartzler (Jonas S. Hartzler); L. J. Heatwole (Lewis J. Heatwole, Lewis James Heatwole—3 items); Ulrich Hege; Henry Hershey; William J. Hinke of Auburn Theological Seminary; Harold F. Hippenstiel of Pennsylvania Society Sons of the American Revolution making inquiry about his (Hippenteiel’s) family history; “M. Horsch” [probably Michael Horsch]; John L. Horst; J. A. Huffman (Jasper Abraham Huffman), Mennonite Brethren in Christ historian and writer and dean at Marion College; Edward M Hulme of Stanford University Department of History; T. O. Hylkema (in good English) of the Netherlands. One interesting set of four letters, 1918-1923, is from R. L. Hartzler (Raymond L. Hartzler), Goshen College graduate who discussed the young people’s movement issues and parted ways with Bender and became a leader [see GAMEO sketch on Hartzler] in the General Conference Mennonite Church. January 2, 1919, comment on Bender’s wearing “regulation coat” [attire], and remarks about visiting “Smucker”, probably Vernon Smucker. March 30, 1919: “I note that you are getting more the church point of view”; comment on Goshen College problems, and that in trying to be expedient and appease church leaders, Irvin R. Detweiler was “playing with fire.” March 14, 1923, how church history was being made at Topeka, Indiana (where Hartzler lived); also, reference to Barker Street congregation, and its fight for congregational autonomy. Significant set of correspondence with T. K. Hershey (Tobias K. Hershey), concerning having the mission board send someone to South America, on an investigation trip, 1928, regarding the Mennonites who had been sent to Paraguay—one Hershey letter extant here, and copies of letters by Orie O. Miller and Levi Mumaw as well as by Bender. December 5, 1930: Bender explained why Paraguay, not Brazil; Bender recounted his own role; assertion that “not a single refugee family went to Paraguay on any other basis that [their own free choice, after learning the facts]”; blunt advice to Hershey about whom he should listen to, with mention of refugee names; problems and division among the refugees, partly due to the several branches of Mennonites; Bender’s love for the refugees; etc. Letter from Hershey, December 17, 1930.

Silas M. Grubb to Bender

About 10 letters from or to Silas M. Grubb of General Conference Mennonites’ Mennonite Book Concern, about historical bibliography and other matters; also letters from Iowa Amish intellectual Simon D. Guengerich [S. D. Guengerich].

Gingerich, Melvin

3/16" stack. Melvin Gingerich was a historian from Iowa who taught at Bethel College in Kansas (1941-1947) and at Goshen College (1949-1970) and was Archivist of the Mennonite Church Archives at Goshen from 1947-1970. Letters begin when he (a Goshen College graduate) was a student at State University of Iowa and with request for help with Goldsmith family history; later, further correspondence on that subject, and a Goldsmith family tree. Beginning 1929 they are about Gingerich’s research for history of Mennonites in Iowa (mention of Henry Weber), and include a multilithed questionnaire cover letter; letter on S. D. Guengerich’s [Simon D. Guengerich’s] historical work. Historical documents were flowing back and forth between Gingerich and Bender.

Gingerich, Melvin C., 1902-1975

C. L. Graber to Bender

Two letters from C. L. Grabler [Christian L. Graber, Chris Graber] declining to serve on a committee of Young People's Conference, though saying such a conference could be good if it works well with the church.

Graber, Christian L., 1895-1987

J. D. Graber to Bender

A note from Joseph Graber [J. D. Graber] saying he would gladly make the announcement Bender requested [probably of the Young Poeple's Conference event?] and making no negative comment.

Graber, J. D. (Joseph Daniel), 1900-1978

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