Alma Slagel Eigsti Papers, 1946-1993
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Brief Description: Alma Slagel Eigsti "adopted" a Russian Mennonite refugee named Margareta Unruh through her Sunday school class at Waldo Mennonite Church in Illinois. Unruh and her family were forced to flee Russia in 1943, first staying in Holland and later immigrating to Paraguay. Eigsti and Unruh corresponded with each other from 1946-1981. In this collection are the letters that Eigsti received from Unruh. The letters describe Unruh's domestic life and her personal needs. There is also a small amount of correspondence from Tina Boschmann.
Held at:
Mennonite Church USA Archives
3145 Benham Ave, Ste. 1
Elkhart, IN 46517
Phone: 574-523-3080
Email: JasonK [at]
Record Series Number: HM1/493
Created by: Eigsti, Alma Slagel (1893-1989)
Volume: 0.2 Linear Feet
Acquired: 08/08/2007.
Arrangement: Flat
Access Restrictions: These materials are open for public research.
Subject Index
Mennonites - Paraguay
Mennonites - Soviet Union
Mennonite women
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
German [ger]
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: Esther Sutter, Acc. 2012-109
PreferredCitation: Alma Slagel Eigsti Papers, 1946-1993. HM1-493. Mennonite Church USA Archives. Elkhart, Indiana.