Albert S. and Lois Buckwalter Papers, 1949-2004
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Brief Description:

These papers consist of five series:

(1) Correspondence, 1949-2003

(2) Reports and Correspondence to Mission Board, 1951-1993

(3) Linguistic / Translation Materials, 1970-1996

(4) Miscellaneous, 1951-2019

(5) Photo Albums and Misc., 1952-1993

Held at:
Mennonite Church USA Archives
3145 Benham Ave, Ste. 1
Elkhart, IN 46517
Phone: 574-523-3080
Email: JasonK [at]
Record Series Number: HM1/097
Created by: Buckwalter, Albert S. (1922-2004), Buckwalter, Lois
Volume: 7.02 Linear Feet
Acquired: 07/31/1990.

Previous undated accessions:  507, 4114

Lois Buckwalter, Preaccession 2009-023; Acc. 2011-058; Acc. 2019-048

Arrangement: By series.
Biographical Note for Buckwalter, Albert S. (1922-2004) :

Albert S. Buckwalter was born April 19, 1922 in Newton, Kansas to Earl and Florida Rose Buckwalter.  He married Lois Litwiller on August 22, 1947.]

Buckwalter served as a missionary and Bible translator in Chaco, Argentina, for 43 years.  Among his accomplishments are translations of the the New Testament and portions of the Old Testament into three indigenous languages:  Toba, Pilaga, and Mocovi (Mocobi).  He also created bilingual and quadrilingual dictionaries.

Buckwalter died on May 12, 2004.

Access Restrictions: These materials are open to public research.
Subject Index
Bible - Translating - Argentina - Chaco
Mennonites - Argentina
Mennonites - Missions
Missionaries - Argentina
Missions - Argentina
Mocovi language
Pilaga language
Toba Indians
Toba language (Indian)
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Spanish;Castilian [spa]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the Mennonite Church USA Archives.
Acquisition Notes: Albert and Lois Buckwalter, Acc. unknown
PreferredCitation: Albert S. and Lois Buckwalter Papers, 1949-2019.  HM1-097.  Mennonite Church USA Archives. Elkhart, Indiana.