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Gladys Widmer Papers

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Biographical Information and Family Papers

Correspondence and Subject Files

Photographs and Plaques

Puerto Rican Mennonite Records



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Gladys Widmer Papers, 1909-2006 | Mennonite Church USA Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Gladys Widmer Papers, 1909-2006Add to your cart.

ID: HM1/675

Primary Creator: Widmer, Gladys (1915-2006)

Extent: 9.5 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: By series

Subjects: Hispanic American Mennonites, Mennonites - Missions, Mennonites - Puerto Rico, Mennonite women, Missionaries

Forms of Material: Correspondence, Photographs, Slides (photographs)

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Personal papers of a Mennonite missionary to Puerto Rico and advocate for Hispanic Mennonite Congregations in the United States.  The papers are divided into four series:

(1) Biographical Information and Family Papers, 1909-2006

(2) Correspondence and Subject Files, 1949-2006

(3) Photographs and Plaques, 1915-2004

(4) Puerto Rican Mennonite Records, 1967-2003

Subject/Index Terms

Hispanic American Mennonites
Mennonites - Missions
Mennonites - Puerto Rico
Mennonite women
Missionaries

Administrative Information

Repository: Mennonite Church USA Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 4 records cartons, 1 archives box, and 1 oversize folder

Access Restrictions: These materials are open for public access.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by Mennonite Church USA Archives.

Preferred Citation: Gladys Widmer Papers, 1909-2006.  HM1-675.  Mennonite Church USA Archives - Goshen. Goshen, Indiana.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical Information and Family Papers, 1909-2005],
[Series 2: Correspondence and Subject Files, 1949-2006],
[Series 3: Photographs and Plaques, 1915-2004],
[Series 4: Puerto Rican Mennonite Records, 1967-2003],
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Series 1: Biographical Information and Family Papers, 1909-2005Add to your cart.
Includes biographical articles about Widmer, autobiographical sketches by Widmer, clippings regarding her work as a missionary with the Mennonite Board of Missions,writings and scripts for talks given by Widmer, and information about awards and honors presented to Widmer.  Also includes fragments of materials created by her mother and grandmother.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Biographical Information, circa 1950-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Diplomas and Valedictorian Address, 1934, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Certificates and Licenses, 1930-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Articles by and about Widmer, circa 1951-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Clippings Pertaining to Widmer's Ministries, circa 1951-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Talks and Writings, circa 1951-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Mennonite Board of Missions Study Guides Authored or Revised by Gladys Widmer, circa 1945-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Mission Publications by Widmer, circa 1975-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 9: La Guia Biblica para Obreros, 1994, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Honors and Awards, 1982-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 11: 90th Birthday Celebration, 2005Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Letters from Catherine Widmer (Grandmother), 1909-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Mother's Recipes and Notebook, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Autograph Book, 1928-1935Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Journals, 1933-1966, 1973-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Guest Books, 1974-2006Add to your cart.
Series 2: Correspondence and Subject Files, 1949-2006Add to your cart.
This series contains the most information regarding Widmer's ministries with Hispanic Mennonite congregations in Puerto Rico, New York, Iowa, and Illinois.  Researchers will find congregational histories and copious correspondence regarding Widmer's work as a church planter.  Also included in this series are Widmer's outgoing "form letters" as a mission worker and miscellaneous and family correspondence.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Newspaper Clippings About Puerto Rico, 1951-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Reports to Mennonite Board of Missions, 1957-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Form Letters, 1951-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Assault and Robbery, 1979-1981, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Puerto Rico - New York Connections, 1957-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Puerto Rico Executive Committee Meetings Minutes, 1951-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Puerto Rico Missionary Reunion Photographs, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 13: 50th Anniversary of Mennonite Mission Work in Puerto Rico, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Puerto Rico Women's Meetings, 1952-1956, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Mennonite Church of Ponce, 1965-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Iglesia Menonita de Coamo, 1954-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Relating to Hispanic Community in Goshen, Indiana, 2000-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Hispanic Mennonite Churches in New York, 1963-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Hispanic Churches in the Quad Cities, 1973-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Ann and Ray Pacheco, 1989-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Hispanic Women's Conference, 1975,1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Latin American Workers Meetings, 1962-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Clippings - Historic Mennonites, ca. 1990-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Contact Lists, 1939-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Family Correspondence, ca. 1960-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Family Correspondence, ca. 1990-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Quad/Quint Cities Correspondence, 1962-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Muscatine, Iowa Correspondence, ca. 1962-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Manhattan Correspondence, 1973-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Bronx Correspondence, 1960-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Brooklyn Correspondence, 1957-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Brooklyn Correspondence, 1960-1969Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Brooklyn Correspondence, 1970-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Brooklyn Correspondence, 2000-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Ponce, Puerto Rico Correspondence, 1962-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Bayamon, Puerto Rico Correspondence, 1966-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Coamo, Puerto Rico Correspondence, 1954-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Betania Correspondence, 1950-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Elkhart Correspondence and Articles, 1949-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 8: J.D. Graber Correspondence to Widmer Family, 1956-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Puerto Rico Correspondence, 1994-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Puerto Rico Correspondence, 2000-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Miscellaneous Goshen College Materials, 1936-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Marjorie Shantz Martin Correspondence, 2003-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1951-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Retirement Correspondence, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1981-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1985-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Florida Correspondence, 1985-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1988-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1993-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1996-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Hispanic Correspondence, ca. 2000-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 6 OV: Teaching Aids, undatedAdd to your cart.
Two teaching aids used in Spanish language Sunday school lessons.
Series 3: Photographs and Plaques, 1915-2004Add to your cart.
Well-labeled photograph albums, prints, and slides depicting Widmer, her family, and her work as a missionary.  Also includes severl plaques presented to Widmer by Mennonite congregations in Puerto Rico.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photographs, 1942-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Portraits of Gladys Widmer, ca.1916-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Family Photographs, ca. 1915-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Photo Autobiography, 1935-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Photograph Albums, Pulguillas y Rabanal, Puerto Rico, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Photograph Albums, Coama, Puerto Rico, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Photograph Albums, Bayamon, Puerto Rico, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Photograph Albums, Ponce I, Puerto Rico, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Photograph Albums, Ponce II, Puerto Rico, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Photograph Albums, Mennonite Churches, 1953-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Photograph Albums, Anglos Serving in Puerto Rico, 1953-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Photograph Albums, "Life and Beauty of Puerto Rico", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Photograph Albums, Additional Loose Photos, 2004-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Photograph Albums, Brooklyn New York, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Photograph Albums, Muscatine, Iowa, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Photograph Albums, Manahattan, New York, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Photograph Albums, Quin-Cities, Iowa & Illinois, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Photograph Albums, Bronx, New York, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Phtograph Albums, Worker's Retreat, Illinois, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Photograph Albums, Florida, 1972, 1983-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Photograph Albums, Florida, 1983-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Photographs of Goshen Hispanic Community, ca. 2000-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Photograph Albums,Mennonite World Conference, France, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Slides: Brooklyn, New York, 1954-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Slides: Puerto Rico Scenery, ca. 1951-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Slides: Northeast Ponce, 1951, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Slides:Puerto Rican Women's Meetings, Coamo, Arriba, 1974-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Slides: Ponce - Beginnings, 1973-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Slides: Teaching in Betania Aibonito, 1951-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Slides: Bayamon Villa Contessa, 1966-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Slides: Churches in Puerto Rico, ca. 1970-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Slides: Coamo, 1953-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Slides: Bronx, New York, 1958-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Slides: Quint Cities, 1962-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Slides: Hispanic Congregations in the US, 1964-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Plaque: Iglesia Menonita Villa Contessa, Bayamon, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Plaque: Iglesia Menonita de Coamo, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Plaque: LaPrimera Iglesia Menonita de Ponce, undatedAdd to your cart.
Series 4: Puerto Rican Mennonite Records, 1967-2003Add to your cart.
Church bulletins and newsletters, conference documents, and newsletters and other documentation from other Puerto Rican Mennonite institutions.
Box 5: Puerto Rican Mennonite Records, 1967-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 6 OV: Hospital Menonita de Aibonito Poster, 1984Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical Information and Family Papers, 1909-2005],
[Series 2: Correspondence and Subject Files, 1949-2006],
[Series 3: Photographs and Plaques, 1915-2004],
[Series 4: Puerto Rican Mennonite Records, 1967-2003],
[All]


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