Alan Hochstetler Papers, 1957- circa 2011
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Brief Description:

A set of personal papers documenting Alan Hochstetler's voluntary service work in Vietnam and Korea under the auspices of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).  The papers consist primarily of correspondence from Hochstetler to his family in Nappanee, Indiana.  The letters provide a lot of detail about the daily work and activities of Hochstetler and other MCC volunteers.  In his correspondence, Hochstetler also discusses the weather, major political events, and his relationships with his fellow voluntary service workers.

Other materials in this collection include correspondence from MCC and the selective service, slides and photographs taken during his service work, photographs taken during a 1997 trip to Vietnam, clippings, a Vietnam diary, a hand drawn map of the Leprosarium, the Tidings of the Banmethouoat Leprosarium, a service certificate from MCC, and a nine-page manuscript containing personal reflections and recollections of his service work and his return trips to Vietnam.

Held at:
Mennonite Church USA Archives
3145 Benham Ave, Ste. 1
Elkhart, IN 46517
Phone: 574-523-3080
Email: JasonK [at]
Record Series Number: HM1/996
Created by: Hochstetler, Alan (1939-)
Volume: 1.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 09/12/2011.
Arrangement: Flat
Access Restrictions: These materials are open for public research.
Subject Index
Hochstetler, Alan, 1939-
Mennonite Central Committee
Mennonites - Vietnam
Voluntary service
Genres/Forms of Material
Slides (photographs)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright owned by the Mennonite Church USA Archives.
Acquisition Notes: Alan Hochstetler, Acc. 2012-071
PreferredCitation: Alan Hochstetler Papers, 1957-2011.  HM1-996.  Mennonite Church USA Archives. Elkhart, Indiana.