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Roy C. Bucher Papers

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Abstract

Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Biographical Materials

Congregational Materials

Sermons

Audiovisual Materials

Daytimers



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Roy C. Bucher Papers, 1925-2014 | Mennonite Church USA Archives

By Kyle A. Stocksdale

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Collection Overview

Title: Roy C. Bucher Papers, 1925-2014Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1942-2005

ID: HM1/1001

Primary Creator: Roy C. Bucher (1920-2006)

Extent: 5.2 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: By series.

Date Acquired: 09/06/2017

Subjects: Chaplains, Civilian Public Service, Civilian Public Service. Camp No. 58 (Farnhurst, Del.), Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Mennonites - Illinois, Metamora Mennonite Church

Forms of Material: Audiocassettes, Church records and registers - Illinois, Photographs, Sermons, Slides (photographs), Video tapes

Languages: English

Abstract

The Roy C. Bucher Papers consist primarily of sermon notes, photos, and congregational materials from the many churches Roy served during his career. Notes from hundreds of sermons are arranged by topic or theme.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Roy C. Bucher Papers are divided into the folowing series:

(1) Biographical Documents

(2) Congregational Materials

(3) Sermons

(4) Audiovisual Materials

(5) Daytimers

Collection Historical Note

Roy C. Bucher was born February 15, 1920 in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. During World War II, he served with Civilian Public Service in Sideling Hill, PA, and Delaware State Hospital at Farnhurst. On June 9, 1945, Roy married Betty Jane Ruppert. Their three children are Judy, Darrel, and Carlene. Roy studied religious education and theology at Goshen College and earned a Masters in Theology from Winona Lake - Summer School of Theology. He continued his education at Princeton Theological Seminary. Roy worked as a chaplain and pastor for more than 50 years, serving in locations across the east coast and midwest. Roy loved jokes and incorporated humor into his sermons and theology. He died on March 10, 2006.

Subject/Index Terms

Chaplains
Civilian Public Service
Civilian Public Service. Camp No. 58 (Farnhurst, Del.)
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Mennonites - Illinois
Metamora Mennonite Church

Administrative Information

Repository: Mennonite Church USA Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: Four record cartons, 1 archives box, 1 half archives box, and one oversize folder

Access Restrictions: Materials are open to the public with exception of Roy C. Bucher's memoir which is restricted until 2050.

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

Acquisition Source: Judy Hope; Acc. 2017-010

Separated Materials: Materials bearing no notation by Roy C. Bucher or any materials created after his death and unrelated to him as an individual were discarded.

Preferred Citation: Roy C. Bucher Papers, 1925-2014. HM1-1001. Mennonite Church USA Archives - Elkhart. Elkhart, Indiana.

Processing Information: Sermon notes were not recieved with any discernable filing system. Notes with common titles or themes were compiled together under different topics or themes. (i.e. holy days, scripture passages, service types, etc.). As a result, sermons given at different congregations are sometimes grouped together within the same folder. Slides were removed from carousels and placed in sleeves maintaining  their original order.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1925-2014],
[Series 2: Congregational Materials],
[Series 3: Sermons],
[Series 4: Audiovisual Materials],
[Series 5: Daytimers, 1955-2003],
[All]

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1925-2014Add to your cart.
Box 01Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Roy C. Bucher Portrait, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Resumé, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Memoir, undatedAdd to your cart.
Restricted until 2050.
Folder 4: Obituary and Memorial Service audiocassette, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Civilian Public Service Unit 58 - Men's Chorus Sheet Music, 1925-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Civilian Public Service Unit 58 - Reunion Materials, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Civilian Public Service Unit 58 - Questionnaire and Book, 1998 and 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Winona Lake School of Theology - Graduation Materials, Photos, and Thesis, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Goshen College - Graduation Materials and Photos, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Marriage Licenses and Counseling Materials, 1959-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Prayers, various datesAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Letters of Appreciation to Roy, various datesAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Christmas Letters, 1952-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Miscellaneous Jokes and Skits, various datesAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Holmes Country Ohio Amish Wedding Journal Entry, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Miscellaneous, various datesAdd to your cart.
Series 2: Congregational MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Box 01Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Metamora Mennonite Church - Scrapbook, 1955-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Metamora Mennonite Church - Scrapbook, 1960-1984Add to your cart.
Oversize material separated from main collection and located in Grey Mapcase Drawer #3.
Folder 19: Metamora Mennonite Church - Sesquicentennial Album, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Metamora Mennonite Church - Correspondence, 1966-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Metamora Mennonite Church - Constitution, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Metamora Mennonite Church - Cookbook, Cards, Bulletins, Calenders, various datesAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Metamora Mennonite Church - Directories, 1952, 1986, and 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Metamora Mennonite Church - Miscellaneous, 1952-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Metamora Mennonite Church - Clippings, various datesAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Little Eden Mennnonite Camp, 1965-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Doylestown Hospital, 1975-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Doylestown Hospital - Chaplain's Corner Ideas, 1984-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Doylestown Hospital - Newspaper Articles, various datesAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Doylestown Mennonite Church, 1970-1990Add to your cart.
Yearbooks, Photos, Clippings, Bulletins
Folder 31: Sarasota Lakes - Bulletins, 1989-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Sarasota Lakes - Bulletins, 2000-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Sarasota Lakes - Miscellaneous, various datesAdd to your cart.
Congregation history, correspondence, receipts, directories
Folder 34: Illinois Mennonite Conference Materials, 1952-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Pleasant Hill Mennonite Church - Illinois, 1951-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Lititz Mennonite Church and Hammer Creek Church, 1988 and 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Neffsville Mennonite Church, 1993-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Bahia Vista Mennonite Church - Directory, 1990Add to your cart.
Box 02Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bay Shore Mennonite Church, 1988-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Pottstown Mennonite Church, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Walnut Creek Mennonite Church - OhioAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: North Clinton Mennonite Church, 1990-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Martins Creek Mennonite Church - Ohio, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Beech Mennonite Church - Ohio, 1992-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Miscellaneous Church Bulletins, 1955-1984Add to your cart.
Series 3: SermonsAdd to your cart.
Box 02Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Indexed and Categorized Sermons, 1954-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Articles, Radio Broadcasts, Gospel Herald, 1964-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 10: AnabaptistsAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Back to SchoolAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: BeatitudesAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Biblical FiguresAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: JobAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: I, II, III JohnAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: CommunionAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Character, Patience, God's WillAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: ChildrenAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: DiscipleshipAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: NeighborsAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Doubt and FaithAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Repentance, Forgiveness, ReconcilliationAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: GriefAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Mental Health, Guilt, ForgivenessAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Sin, TemptationAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Spiritual Unity, RenewalAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Christian Purpose, LoyaltyAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: EvangelismAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Race, EthnicityAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: FathersAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: MothersAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Good ShepherdAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: DebtsAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Treasure, WorthAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Love: The Continuing Task, I Corinthians 13, ReformationAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Love, LightAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Non-resistanceAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Power and GloryAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: PrayerAdd to your cart.
Box 03Add to your cart.
Folder 1: RevelationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Stewardship, ServiceAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Sabbath, WearinessAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: "Lame Feet on a Crooked Road"Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Voice, VisionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Wells, Water, FountainsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: World, Church, LifeAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Easter, Lent, Palm SundayAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: ThanksgivingAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: ChristmasAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: New Year, Thoughts for TomorrowAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Metamora miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: DeathAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Funerals 1Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Funerals 2Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Funerals 3Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Funerals 4Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Funeral and Ministerial Handbooks with NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: "Tommy's Prayer" Skit (audiocassette and CD), 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 20: "Off Your Rocker" - A Play on GalationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Miscellaneous 2Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Miscellaneous ClipplingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Sarasota Lakes miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Sermon Ideas (Papers from Falls Church), 1998-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Sermon Materials - Emails, Clippings, MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Series 4: Audiovisual MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Box 04Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photo and Slides - Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Slides - Holmes County Ohio, Amish Barn Rasing, Miscellaneous, circa 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Slides - Civilian Public Service, 1967-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Slides - Metamora Mennonite Church, 1950-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Slides - Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Slides - Spruce Lake, Oregon Youth Conference, Mennonite World Convention (1962), University of Chicago, 1957-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Photo and Slides - Pennsyvania Trip, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Slides - Pleasantville Church, Beech Mennonite Church, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Scrapbook - Civilian Public Service Unit 58, Farnhurst, Delaware, 1942-1946Add to your cart.
Oversize material separated from main collection and located in Grey Mapcase Drawer #3.
Folder 10: Photos - Civilian Public Service Unit 58, 1945-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Photos - MennoHaven Camp, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Photos - Metamora Mennonite Church, circa 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Photos - Metamora Homecoming and miscellaneous, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Photos - Sarasota Lakes, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 15: VHS tapes - Roy and Betty Bucher 50th Anniversary, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 16: VHS tape - Metamora Mennonite Church Homecoming, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: VHS tapes - Farewell Recption for Roy and Betty Bucher, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 18: VHS tape - Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 19: VHS tape - Landis Home Sermon, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 20: VHS tapes - Sarasota Lakes Church, 1997 and 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 21: VHS tapes - Sarasota Lakes Church, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Audiocassettes - Metamora Mennonite Church, 1980-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Audiocassettes - Miscellaneous, 1993-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Audiocassettes - Miscellaneous Sermons, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Audiocassettes - Bay Shore Mennonite Church tapes 1-7, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Audiocassettes - Bay Shore Mennonite Church tapes 8-12, 2000Add to your cart.
Box 05 OVAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Slides - European Mennonite Historical Tour, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Slides - European Mennonite Historical Tour, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Photos - European Mennonite Historical Tour, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 4: European Mennonite Historical Tour Travel Notes, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 5: European Mennonite Historical Tour Travel Diary, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 6: European Mennonite Historical Tour Miscellaneous, 1976Add to your cart.
Series 5: Daytimers, 1955-2003Add to your cart.
Box 06Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1955Add to your cart.
Item 2: 1956Add to your cart.
Item 3: 1957Add to your cart.
Item 4: 1958Add to your cart.
Item 5: 1959Add to your cart.
Item 6: 1960Add to your cart.
Item 7: 1961Add to your cart.
Item 8: 1962Add to your cart.
Item 9: 1964Add to your cart.
Item 10: 1965Add to your cart.
Item 11: 1966Add to your cart.
Item 12: 1967Add to your cart.
Item 13: 1968Add to your cart.
Item 14: 1969Add to your cart.
Item 15: 1976Add to your cart.
Item 16: 1977Add to your cart.
Item 17: 1985Add to your cart.
Item 18: 1986Add to your cart.
Item 19: 1987Add to your cart.
Item 20: 1988Add to your cart.
Item 21: 1990Add to your cart.
Item 22: 1991Add to your cart.
Item 23: 1992Add to your cart.
Item 24: 1993Add to your cart.
Item 25: 1994Add to your cart.
Item 26: 1995Add to your cart.
Item 27: 1996Add to your cart.
Item 28: 1997Add to your cart.
Item 29: 1998Add to your cart.
Item 30: 1999Add to your cart.
Item 31: 2000Add to your cart.
Item 32: 2001Add to your cart.
Item 33: 2002Add to your cart.
Item 34: 2003Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1925-2014],
[Series 2: Congregational Materials],
[Series 3: Sermons],
[Series 4: Audiovisual Materials],
[Series 5: Daytimers, 1955-2003],
[All]


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