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Roy C. Bucher Papers



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Biographical Materials

Congregational Materials


Audiovisual Materials


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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


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

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],

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.

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],

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