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Esther Steiner Meyer Papers, 1890-1994 | Mennonite Church USA Archives

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Title: Esther Steiner Meyer Papers, 1890-1994Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1904-1994

ID: HM1/917

Primary Creator: Esther Steiner Meyer (1898-1994)

Extent: 6.1 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: By series.

Date Acquired: 02/16/1995. More info below under Accruals.

Languages: English


This collection is related to that of Esther's spouse, J.C. (HM1-44 Jacob Conrad Meyer Papers).

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes the personal papers of Esther (Steiner) Meyer and is organized by series:

(1) Financial Record Books, 1900-1980's

(2) Correspondence, 1900-1990

(3) Personal Writings, 1943-1990

(4) Miscellaneous

(5) Photographs, 1890-1990

Collection Historical Note

Esther (Steiner) Meyer was born in Allen County, Ohio on July 25, 1898. Esther was the second oldest child of Menno Simon and Clara Eby Steiner. She went on to graduate from Goshen College, attend Western Reserve University, and teach. In 1923, Esther married Jacob Conrad (J.C.) Meyer and they had three children: Albert J. Meyer, Margaret Meyer Irvin, and John W. Meyer. For most of her early years, she was an active member of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church in Smithville, Ohio. Upon moving to Goshen in the 1960s, she attended College Mennonite Church, and after her husband's death she joined Assembly Mennonite Church.

Esther was always deeply interested in peace and international relations issues. She was interested in the environment long before it became an issue of wider interest. She was involved in groups that discussed national and international issues in Cleveland, as well as Great Decisions groups and the American Association of University Women in Goshen.

Source: Esther Steiner Meyer Obituary and Funeral Bulletin

Administrative Information

Repository: Mennonite Church USA Archives


7/15/1997, Albert J. Meyer and Margaret Irvin, Acc. 6767

4/29/2015, Margaret Irvin

Alternate Extent Statement: 2 records cartons, 6 archives boxes, and 1 oversize folder

Access Restrictions:

These materials are open to public research.

Note: Correspondence after 1950 is restricted until archives staff speak with family donors.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the Mennonite Church USA Archives.

Acquisition Source: Albert J. Meyer, Acc. 6503

Preferred Citation: Esther Steiner Meyer Papers, 1890-1994. HM1-917. Mennonite Church USA Archives. Elkhart, Indiana.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Financial Accounts, 1900-1980's],
[Series 2: Correspondence, 1900-1990],
[Series 3: Personal Writings, 1943-1990],
[Series 4: Miscellaneous],
[Series 5: Photographs, 1890-1990],

Series 3: Personal Writings, 1943-1990Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Manuscripts on Church, 1943-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Oak Grove Mennonite Church, 1945-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Notes on Manuscripts, 1955-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Notes on Manuscripts, 1955-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Church Essays, ca. 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Writing Course Materials, ca. 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Sketches and Outlines, 1965-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Statement on joining The Assembly (Assembly Mennonite), 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Miscellaneous Compositions, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Poems, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Poems, 1954; 1977Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Financial Accounts, 1900-1980's],
[Series 2: Correspondence, 1900-1990],
[Series 3: Personal Writings, 1943-1990],
[Series 4: Miscellaneous],
[Series 5: Photographs, 1890-1990],

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