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Rachel Waltner Goossen Collection on John Howard Yoder

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Collected Documents

Oral Histories and Documentation



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Rachel Waltner Goossen Collection on John Howard Yoder, 1973-2014 | Mennonite Church USA Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Rachel Waltner Goossen Collection on John Howard Yoder, 1973-2014Add to your cart.

ID: HM1/049

Primary Creator: Goossen, Rachel Waltner (1960-)

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

These materials are divided into two series:

(1) Collected Documents, 1973-2014

(2) Oral History Interviews and Documentation, 2014

Date Acquired: 01/26/2015

Subjects: Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Mennonite Church USA. Indiana-Michigan Conference, Oral history, Prairie Street Mennonite Church (Elkhart, Ind.), Sexual harassment of women, Yoder, John Howard

Forms of Material: Compact discs, Correspondence

Languages: English

Abstract

Documents collected and oral histories recorded during the course of Goossen's research on John Howard Yoder's sexual abuse of women.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Documents collected and oral histories recorded during the course of Goossen's research on John Howard Yoder's sexual abuse of women.  Goossen's research was published in an article entitled, "'Defanging the Beast': Mennonite Responses to John Howard Yoder’s Sexual Abuse" (Mennonite Quarterly Review 69 (January 2015).  Materials in this collection include documents collected by various individuals close to John Howard Yoder, the various intervention attempts, and the disciplinary process, Goossen's correspondence with various sources close to the events, documents collected by Goossen herself, and ten oral history interviews.

Biographical Note

Born in Newton, Kansas. Parents James Waltner and Lenore Pankratz.

Graduated from Bethel College 1982. From University of California Santa Barbara 1984. From University of Kansas 1993, Ph. D. in history.

History professor at Goshen College 1995-1999.

History professor at Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, 2000-.

Author of  Women against the Good War: Conscientious Objection and Gender on the American Home Front, 1941-47(University of North Carolina Press, 1997).

Subject/Index Terms

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
Mennonite Church USA. Indiana-Michigan Conference
Oral history
Prairie Street Mennonite Church (Elkhart, Ind.)
Sexual harassment of women
Yoder, John Howard

Administrative Information

Repository: Mennonite Church USA Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 archives box

Access Restrictions:

These materials may not be digitally reproduced, photographed, or photocopied.

These materials are open for public research.  Names of women abused by Yoder who do not wish to make their identities public have been redacted.

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

Acquisition Source: Rachel Waltner Goossen, Acc. 2015-011

Preferred Citation: Rachel Waltner Goossen Collection on John Howard Yoder, 1973-2014.  HM1-049.  Mennonite Church USA Archives. Elkhart, Indiana.


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Series 1: Collected Documents, 1973-2014Add to your cart.
An assortment of documents collected by Goossen and others pertaining to John Howard Yoder's sexual abuse and the reactions of Mennonite institutions to Yoder's behavior.  Sets of documents given to Goossen by individuals remain intact.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Barbra Graber File on John Howard Yoder and Duane Sider, 1996-1997, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Carolyn Holderread Heggen File on John Howard Yoder, 1992-2014Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Gayle Gerber Koontz File on John Howard Yoder, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Walter Sawatsky File on John Howard Yoder, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Prairie Street Mennonite Church (Elkhart, Ind.) Task Force Records, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Prairie Street Mennonite Church (Elkhart, Ind.) Task Force Records, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Collected Materials: "Friendship, Courtship, and Marriage in Christian Community" - Typescript from Reba Place (Chicago, Ill.), circa 1973-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Collected Materials:  Marlin E. Miller Confidential Memo to John Howard Yoder, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Collected Materials: Ross Bender Memo to John Howard Yoder, 1979?Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Collected Materials: Ross Lynn Bender and Bill Klassen Email Correspondence, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Discernment Group: Invitation to Rachel Waltner Goossen and Clipping, 2013-2014Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence: Rachel Waltner Goossen and Richard McBrien, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Email Correspondence: Rachel Waltner Goossen and Charlie Cooper, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Email Correspondence: Rachel Waltner Goossen and Larry Eby, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Email Correspondence: Rachel Waltner Goossen, Ruth Krall, and Norm Kauffman, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Email Correspondence: Rachel Waltner Goossen and Ethel Yake Metzler, 2014Add to your cart.
Series 2: Oral Histories and Documentation, 2014Add to your cart.
This series consists of ten oral history interviews conducted by Goossen in the course of her research, as well as Goossen's list of questions and copies of consent statements signed by interviewees.  Other oral interviews conducted for this project were not released for public research (at the request of those who participated with Goossen in the interviews) and remain in Goossen's possession.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Rachel Waltner Goossen Oral History Interview Questions and Protocols, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 18: CD: John Bender Interview, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 19: CD: Dyck, Kauffmann, and Shellenberger (Church Life Commission) Group Interview, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 20: CD: Carolyn Holderread Heggen Interview, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 21: CD: Hochstetler and Kaufman (Accountability and Support Group) Group Interview, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 22: CD: Richard Kauffman Interview, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 23: CD: Walter Sawatsky Interview, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 24: CD: Evie Shellenberger Interview, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 25: CD: Marcus Smucker Interview, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 26: CD: Willard Swartley Interview, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 27: CD: Harold Yoder Interview, 2014Add to your cart.

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