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Carolyn Holderread Heggen Papers



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Carolyn Holderread Heggen Papers, 1985-2015 | Mennonite Church USA Archives

By Colleen McFarland

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Title: Carolyn Holderread Heggen Papers, 1985-2015Add to your cart.

ID: HM1/050

Primary Creator: Heggen, Carolyn Holderread (1946-)

Extent: 0.7 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Flat

Date Acquired: 04/14/2015

Subjects: Heggen, Carolyn Holderread, 1946-, Psychic trauma, Sex - Religious aspects - Mennonites, Sexual harassment of women, Victims - Rehabilitation, Yoder, John Howard

Forms of Material: Correspondence, Photographs

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian


Personal papers of a Mennonite psychotherapist with professional expertise in trauma recovery, personal and communal healing, and pastoral boundary issues.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Personal papers of a Mennonite psychotherapist with professional expertise in trauma recovery, personal and communal healing, and pastoral boundary issues. Heggen is the author of Sexual Abuse in Christian Homes and Churches (1993) and a frequent presenter nationally and internationally.

In the early 1990s she played a crucial role in bringing John Howard Yoder's repeated violation of women to light by facilitating communication among women who had been violated by Yoder, and by calling upon church authorities to hold Yoder accountable for his actions.  Heggen is also a co-developer and co-presenter of Mennonite Women USA's Sister Care seminars.

Materials in this collection include selected sermons, lectures, workshops, and presentations, reviews of and correspondence received in response to her book on sexual abuse in Christian environments, correspondence and other documents pertaining to the 1992 complaint against John Howard Yoder's sexual misconduct, subject files pertaining to her work with United Mission to Nepal and Mennonite Central Committee, photographs, and miscellaneous materials.

Subject/Index Terms

Heggen, Carolyn Holderread, 1946-
Psychic trauma
Sex - Religious aspects - Mennonites
Sexual harassment of women
Victims - Rehabilitation
Yoder, John Howard

Administrative Information

Repository: Mennonite Church USA Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 archives box and 1 half archives box

Access Restrictions:

Restriction:  Personal names found in Selected Responses to Book and Presentations on Sexual Abuse in the Church, 1993-1994 (Box 1 / Folder 6) may not be published.

Restriction: Some women's names have been redacted from files in Box 2 pertaining to John Howard Yoder.

All other 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.

Acquisition Source: Carolyn Holderread Heggen; Acc. 2015-016

Preferred Citation: Carolyn Holderread Heggen Papers, 1985-2015.  HM1-050.  Mennonite Church USA Archives. Elkhart, Indiana.

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Folder 1: Curriculum Vitae, 2015Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Family Photographs, 1985-1992, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Field Work Photographs, circa 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Eastern Mennonite University Center for Justice and Peace Building Photographs, circa 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Reviews of Sexual Abuse in Christian Homes and Churches, 1993-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Selected Reponses to Book and Presentations on Sexual Abuse in the Church, 1993-1994Add to your cart.
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Folder 7: Resignation from Hesston College Board of Overseers, 1991-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 8: MCC- United Mission to Nepal Assignment, 2002-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 9: MCC/Andaman Islands Assignment, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Work on Veterans and Trauma, 2008Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Selected Devotionals, 1999-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Selected Lectures and Sermons, 1988-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Selected Lectures and Sermons, 1996-2012Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Selected Lectures and Sermons, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Selected Workshops, 1991-2010Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Miscellaneous Writing, circa 1990-2014Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Miscellaneous Materials, 1997-2002Add to your cart.

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