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Aldine Carpenter and Eva Harder Brunk Papers

  • US MCUSAA HM1/445
  • Collection
  • 1908-1950

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.

Brunk, Aldine Carpenter, 1886-1969

Allen and Elsie Shirk Correspondence

  • Collection
  • 1960-1967

Two "update" letters from the Shirks describing their missionary work in India and Hong Kong.

Shirk, Allen

American Mennonite Mission (Dhamtari, India) American Mennonite Association Records

  • US MCUSAA IV/17/022
  • Collection
  • 1939-1974

The American Mennonite Association was formed in 1939 to support the financial, educational, travel, and housing needs of missionaries appointed by the Menonite Board of Missions to serve in India.    The association continued to coordinate and oversee the work of  (old) Mennonite Church missionaries who remained in India after the dissolution of the American Mennonite Mission in 1952.  This series contains the association's constitution, meeting minutes, and administrative correspondence, as well as less formal correspondence and telegrams.

American Mennonite Mission (Dhamtari, India)

American Mennonite Mission (Dhamtari, India) Annual Reports, Meeting Minutes, and Constitutions

  • US MCUSAA IV/17/001
  • Collection
  • 1902-1952

The core records of the American Mennonite Mission, India are divided into three series:

(1) Annual Reports, 1902-1929

(2) Business Meeting Minutes, 1910-1952

(3) Constitution and By-Laws, 1908-1909, 1920

Researchers should note that the only minutes included in these records are the business meeting minutes.  Other meeting minutes may be found elsewhere in the records of the American Mennonite Mission (Dhamtari, India), IV-17.

American Mennonite Mission (Dhamtari, India)

American Mennonite Mission (Dhamtari, India) Charitable Institutions and Stations Records

  • US MCUSAA IV/17/021
  • Collection
  • 1901-1960

Records of the various mission outposts operated by the American Mennonite Mission, including Baloghahan, Dondi, Ghatula, Mohadi, and Sankra.  Also includes records pertaining to the girls' orphanage and the leper asylum.  Materials include reports, correspondence, and ledger books containing records of activities at the various stations.

American Mennonite Mission (Dhamtari, India)

American Mennonite Mission (Dhamtari, India) Executive and Managing Committee Meeting Minutes

  • US MCUSAA IV/17/002
  • Collection
  • 1911-1950

Meeting minutes documenting the work of the committee charged with managing the finances, property, and human resources of the American Mennonite Mission in India.  It appears that executive committee and the managing committee are two names for the same body.  This series also includes an index to the meeting minutes (1939-1945, 1949-1950) and scattered correspondence and miscellaneous records.

Researchers should note that earlier minutes for the executive committee may be found in the American Mennonite Mission (Dhamtari, India) Secretary Correspondence and Subject Files (IV-17-004).

American Mennonite Mission (Dhamtari, India)

American Mennonite Mission (Dhamtari, India) Miscellaneous Correspondence

  • US MCUSAA IV/17/018
  • Collection
  • 1904-1951

A hodgepodge of letters that includes correspondence regarding missionaries' passport and residency issues, correspondence with Indian college students sponsored by the mission, letters from mission staff in Elkhart, Ind. circulated among the missionaries, and correspondence pertaining to clothing and bedding orders filled by various Mennonite sewing circles.

American Mennonite Mission (Dhamtari, India)

American Mennonite Mission (Dhamtari, India) Photographs

  • US MCUSAA IV/17/023
  • Collection
  • 1899-1968

Consists primarily of miscellaneous pre-1930  photographic prints documenting the Dhamtari mission, its workers, and those served by the mission.  Also includes a scrapbook of the Bihar mission created by Esther and Milton Vogt.

American Mennonite Mission (Dhamtari, India)

American Mennonite Mission (Dhamtari, India) Secretary's Correspondence and Subject Files

  • US MCUSAA IV/17/004
  • Collection
  • 1917-1952

This series consists primarily of Incoming and outgoing correspondence to and from the office of the secretary, which appears to have replaced the office of the superintendent as the director of the mission's affairs.  Researchers will find in this series correspondence between the secretary and leaders of the Mennonite Board of Missions, Indian government officials, and non-Mennonite mission organizations.  Also present here are the secretary's record book (1905-1915), which contains the earliest executive committee and business meeting minutes as well as a number of subject files.

Secretaries of the American Mennonite Mission include J. N. Kauffman, Aldine Carpenter Brunk, and J. D. Graber (1937-1944).

American Mennonite Mission (Dhamtari, India)

American Mennonite Mission (Dhamtari, India) Superintendent's Correspondence and Ledger Books

  • US MCUSAA IV/17/003
  • Collection
  • 1900-1921

Incoming and outgoing admistrative correspondence from the highest office of the American Mennonite Mission in India.  Correspondence includes communications between the mission board in the United States as well as Indian government officials.  These records also include ledger books listing the names of donors who provided financial sponsorship of Indian orphans.

American Mennonite Mission (Dhamtari, India)

Blanche Sell Papers

  • US MCUSAA HM1/183
  • Collection
  • circa 1900-2001

Correspondence, photographs, and miscellaneous materials associated with Blanche Sell's 35 years of missionary service in India with the Mennonite Board of Missions.  While outgoing correspondence relating the daily work and spiritual life of Mennonite missionaries in Dhamtari will be of most interest to researchers, this collection also holds substantial incoming correspondence from Sell's mother, Elizabeth Sell, and sister, Doris Shenk.  Most of the photographs are snapshots with fair to excellent captioning.  They include images of Indian spiritual and medical leaders, including P. J. Malagar and Dr. Martin.  Miscellaneous materials include a Mennonite Board of Missions India calendar (1952), texts of missionary messages Sell delivered to various Mennonite congregations in the 1980s, and autograph books.

Sell, Blanche

Clayton Beyler Papers

  • US MCUSAA HM1/805
  • Collection
  • 1944-1947

Outgoing correpondence, photographs (slides) and miscellaneous material documenting Beyler's Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) service in India and China.  Beyler's letters are quite descriptive and frequent, making them an excellent source of information about MCC"s brief presence in post World War II China.  Over half of the slides are well-labeled.

Beyler, Clayton, 1918-1973

Dora Shantz Gehman Papers

  • US MCUSAA HM1/883
  • Collection
  • 1901-1993

Papers of a female missionary worker (nurse) in India (1931-1939).  Includes diaries, extensive correspondence with family and friends in the United States, and with Indian friends and colleagues she met in the course of her mission work.  Also includes elementary school, Sunday school, and college notes, diplomas, a scrapbook made by Prairie Street Mennonite Church for her time in India, Christmas letters from missionaries and missionary families, and miscellaneous annotated publications and clippings.

Gehman, Dora Shantz, 1897-1993

Elizabeth S. Erb Papers

  • US MCUSAA HM1/989
  • Collection
  • 1936-1992

These papers consist primarily of Elizabeth "Betty" Erb's outgoing correspondence, describing her life and work as a missionary nurse in India.  Also included among the papers are Erb's journals, a small number of photographs, and miscellaneous materials, including poems, compositions, and essays by Erb.

Erb, Elizabeth S., 1918-1993

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