Blanche Sell Papers, circa 1900-2001
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Brief Description: 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.
Held at:
Mennonite Church USA Archives
3145 Benham Ave, Ste. 1
Elkhart, IN 46517
Phone: 574-523-3080
Email: JasonK [at]
Record Series Number: HM1/183
Created by: Sell, Blanche, Shenk, Doris Sell (1921-2004), Shenk, Elizabeth
Volume: 3.2 Linear Feet
Acquired: 00/00/1958. 5/7/2014, Dan Shenk, Acc. 2014-036.
Arrangement: Flat
Access Restrictions: These materials are open to public research.
Subject Index
Dhamtari Christian Hospital (Dhamtari, India)
Mennonite nurses
Mennonites - India
Mennonites - Missions
Missionaries - India
Missions - India
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Hindi [hin]
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: Walter Oswald, Acc. 849.
PreferredCitation: Blanche Sell Correspondence, 1900-2001.  HM1-183.  Mennonite Church USA Archives - Goshen.  Goshen, Indiana.