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Ernest E. and Ruth Blosser Miller Papers

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Education and Teaching Materials

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Ernest E. and Ruth Blosser Miller Papers, 1911-1992 | Goshen College Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Ernest E. and Ruth Blosser Miller Papers, 1911-1992Add to your cart.

ID: V/04/018-026

Primary Creator: Miller, Ernest E.

Other Creators: Miller, Ruth Blosser (1894-1977)

Extent: 9.5 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: By series

Subjects: Goshen College - Faculty, Mennonites - India, Mennonites - Missions, Miller, Ernest E., Miller, Ruth Blosser, Missions - India

Forms of Material: Audiocassettes, Correspondence, Phonograph record, 78 rpm, Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Personal papers of a Mennonite missionary and president of Goshen College and his wife.  Papers are divided into the following series:

(1) Biographical and Family Materials, 1911-1992

(2) Correspondence, 1919-1977

(3) Articles, Addresses, and Sermons, circa 1929-1968

(4) Education and Teaching Materials, 1921-1965

(5) Commissioned Trips, 1946-1964

(6) Photographs, circa 1880-1963

(7) Miscellaneous, 1912-1961

Subject/Index Terms

Goshen College - Faculty
Mennonites - India
Mennonites - Missions
Miller, Ernest E.
Miller, Ruth Blosser
Missions - India

Administrative Information

Repository: Goshen College Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 3 records cartons, 6 archives boxes, and 1 oversize folder

Access Restrictions: These materials are open for public research.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C.Copyright owned by the Mennonite Church USA Archives.

Separated Materials: Materials on the Elkhart County Commission on Aging were transferred to the Elkhart County Historical Society in 2014.

Preferred Citation: Ernest E. and Ruth Blosser Miller Papers, 1911-1977.  HM1-153.  Mennonite Church USA Archives - Goshen.  Goshen, Indiana.

Other Note: In 2014, this collection was renumbered from HM1-153 to V-04-018-025.  Collections previously numbered HM9-14SC, HM4-10, and HM6-301SC were added into V-04-018-026.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Family and Biographical Information, 1911-1992],
[Series 2: Correspondence, 1919-1977],
[Series 3: Articles, Addresses, and Sermons, circa 1929-1968],
[Series 4: Education and Teaching Materials, 1921-1975],
[Series 5: Commissioned Trips Records, 1946-1964],
[Series 6: Photographs, circa 1880-1963],
[Series 7: Miscellanous Materials, 1912-1961],
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Series 1: Family and Biographical Information, 1911-1992Add to your cart.
Includes clippings about Ernest E. Miller, diplomas and certificates earned by Ernest E. and Ruth Blosser Miller, genealogical information about the Miller and Blosser families, the Millers' wedding album, and funeral programs and audiocassettes for both Ernest E. and Ruth Blosser Miller.  Unusual items include testimonies written by Ernest E. Miler late in life, Ruth Blosser Miller's cookbook, and a collection of jokes.
Box 1: Biographical and Family Information, 1911-1992Add to your cart.
Series 2: Correspondence, 1919-1977Add to your cart.
Professional and personal letters, including a large amount of double-sided correspondence between Ernest E. and Ruth Blosser Miller during the former's furlough and study periods in New York.  It is evident that several different archives staff members tried to bring order to this series using different organizational schemes.  As a result, the correspondence is poorly organized.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: India Mission, 1928-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Young People's Institute, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Miscellaneous Early Correspondence, 1919-1921Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Travel Arrangements, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 5: New York University, 1937-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "Y" Correspondence, 1937-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 7: General Correspondence, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 8: General Correspondence, 1939-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 9: J. D. Graber, 1939-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Phi Delta Kappa, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Transcript Correspondence, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 12: J. A. Hoffman, 1940-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Lois Herr, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Herman Horne, 1941-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Ira Johns, 1941-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1941-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Carl Kreider, 1950-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Letters to Faculty during Trip around the World, 1950-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Letters to Faculty during Trip around the World, 1950-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 20: General Correspondence, 1950-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Letters from Ernest Miller to Ruth Miller, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 22: General Correspondence, 1957-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 23: "H" Correspondence, 1959-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 24: General Correspondence, 1960-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Travel Correspondence, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Woodstock School Correspondence, 1968-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 27: General Correspondence, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Chair of International Education, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 29: General Correspondence, 1973-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Mennonite Board of Education, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Letters from Ruth Blosser Miller to Family, 1926-1937Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Letters from Ruth to Ernest E. Miller, 1937-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Letters from Ruth to Ernest E. Miller, 1928-1929, 1937-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Letters from Ruth to E. E. Miller and Other Family, 1943-1974 [?]Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Miscellaneous Ruth Miller Correspondence and Documents, 1975-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Incoming Correspondence to Ruth Miller, 1940-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Incoming Correspondence to Ruth Miller, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Letters from Ernest E. to Ruth Miller, 1928-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Letters from Ernest E. to Ruth Miller, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Letters from Ernest E. to Ruth Miller, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Letters from Ernest E. to Ruth Miller, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Letters from Ernest E. to Ruth Miller, 1943-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Letters from Ernest E. to Ruth Miller, 1950-1951, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Letters from Don Miller, 1946-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Letters from Thelma Groff, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Postal Bible Reading Service, 1935-1936Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Telegraphs, 1950-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1936-1960Add to your cart.
Series 3: Articles, Addresses, and Sermons, circa 1929-1968Add to your cart.
Written and spoken texts produced by Ernest E. Miller.  Includes both published and unpublished articles, but researchers should not assume that this series includes all of Ernest E. Miller's published works.  Additionally, researchers can expect to find some interplay among these three categories.  Scattered sermons, for example, may be interfiled with addresses or articles.
Box 3: Articles, Addresses, and Sermons, circa 1929-1968Add to your cart.
Box 4: Sermons and Sermon Outlines, circa 1929-1968Add to your cart.
Series 4: Education and Teaching Materials, 1921-1975Add to your cart.
These materials consist primarily of Ernest E. Miller's notes and essays as a student at New York University (1937-1939).  Also included are his teaching materials at Dhamtari Crhistian Academy, (1921-1938), student materials from New York University (1928-1929), and teaching notes from Goshen College (1939-1954).    Select records documenting the Ernest E. Miller Chair at Goshen College may also be found.
Box 5: Educational and Teaching Materials, 1921-1975Add to your cart.
Series 5: Commissioned Trips Records, 1946-1964Add to your cart.
Records documenting trips taken by the Millers while representing Mennonite organizations, including Mennonite Central Committee.  Trips include a 1946 European tour, an 1950-1951 tour around the world (often referred to as the Far East trip), and trips to India and East Africa from 1962 to 1964.  Documentation of these trips includes diaries, itineraries, send-off material for the 1950-1951 trip, manuscripts of papers and articles acquired in India and East Africa, and correspondence.
Box 6: Commissioned Trips Records, 1946-1964Add to your cart.
Series 6: Photographs, circa 1880-1963Add to your cart.
Photographs of Ernest E. and Ruth Blosser Miller and family, as well as photo albums from Ernest E. Miller's relief work in Turkey (1917-1920), Goshen College and earlier teaching assignments in Plainview, Texas and LaGrange County, Indiana.  Other images depict the Millers' mission service and trips abroad.
Box 7: Photographs, circa 1880-1963Add to your cart.
Box 8: Photographs, circa 1880-1963Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Relief Work Album, 1917-1921Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Mennonite World Conference Photographs, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 10 OV: Oversize Photographs, circa 1880-1951Add to your cart.
Series 7: Miscellanous Materials, 1912-1961Add to your cart.
Assorted documents created and collected by Ernest E. and Ruth Blosser Miller.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Ruth Miller Education Transcripts, 1912-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Young People's Institute Brochures, 1938, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 5: J. B. Smith Criticism of Goshen College, circa 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Documents Pertaining to India, Mostly in Hindi, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Constitution of the Mennonite Ministerial Meeting for the Congregations East of Goshen, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Manuscripts of Others, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Missions-Peace Conference of the Historic Peace Churches, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Miscellaneous Mission Material, circa 1940-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Conference on Aging, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Knitting Patterns, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Phonograph Records, 1946-1952Add to your cart.
14 records, including sermons, an address at 1952 Mission Board Meeting, and a letter to Thelma and Weyburn Groff.
Folder 14: Miscellaneous Materials, 1942-1950Add to your cart.

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[Series 1: Family and Biographical Information, 1911-1992],
[Series 2: Correspondence, 1919-1977],
[Series 3: Articles, Addresses, and Sermons, circa 1929-1968],
[Series 4: Education and Teaching Materials, 1921-1975],
[Series 5: Commissioned Trips Records, 1946-1964],
[Series 6: Photographs, circa 1880-1963],
[Series 7: Miscellanous Materials, 1912-1961],
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