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Dora Shantz Gehman Papers, 1901-1993 | Mennonite Church USA Archives

By Colleen McFarland

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Collection Overview

Title: Dora Shantz Gehman Papers, 1901-1993Add to your cart.

ID: HM1/883

Primary Creator: Gehman, Dora Shantz (1897-1993)

Extent: 3.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Flat

Date Acquired: 02/05/1993. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Mennonite nurses, Mennonites - India, Missionaries - India, Missions - India

Forms of Material: Correspondence, Mennonite women - Diaries

Languages: English, Hindi

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Papers of a female missionary worker (nurse) in India (1931-1939).  Includes diaries, extensive correspondence with family and friends in the United States, and with Indian friends and colleagues she met in the course of her mission work.  Also includes elementary school, Sunday school, and college notes, diplomas, a scrapbook made by Prairie Street Mennonite Church for her time in India, Christmas letters from missionaries and missionary families, and miscellaneous annotated publications and clippings.

Biographical Note

1897      Dora Shantz was born September 25, 1897 and grew up on a farm near Elkhart, Indiana.

1927 Dora graduated from Goshen College.

1930 She graduated from LaJunta (Colorado) Mennonite School of Nursing.

1931-40 Shantz  worked as a nurse in India, doing dispensary and village work.

1940 Dora married William Gehman and lived on a farm at Rush Lake, Saskatchewan for nine years.

1949 Dora returned to Elkhart and worked in the Elkhart General Hospital emergency room from 1950-1962.  Following that she worked part-time at home and in a nursing home.

1993     Dora died in Elkhart, Indiana on January 28, 1993.

Subject/Index Terms

Mennonite nurses
Mennonites - India
Missionaries - India
Missions - India

Administrative Information

Repository: Mennonite Church USA Archives

Accruals: Additional materials donated by Stan and Weldon Friesen, July 2010.

Access Restrictions: The collection is open to the public.

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: Dora Gehman Estate


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Folder 1: Diaries, 1912-1938Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Diaries, 1912-1938Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Diaries, 1912-1938Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1924-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1924-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1924-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1924-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1924-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1924-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1924-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence, 1924-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1924-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Nursing School Circle Letters, 1968-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Nursing School Circle Letters, 1968-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Indian Women's Profiles, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Biographical Materials, 1917, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Shantz Family Reunion, 1913Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Educational Materials (Grade school, Sunday school, Goshen College, La Junta Nursing School), 1901-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Educational Materials (Grade school, Sunday school, Goshen College, La Junta Nursing School), 1901-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Educational Materials (Grade school, Sunday school, Goshen College, La Junta Nursing School), 1901-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Educational Materials (Grade school, Sunday school, Goshen College, La Junta Nursing School), 1901-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Educational Materials (Grade school, Sunday school, Goshen College, La Junta Nursing School), 1901-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Educational Materials (Grade school, Sunday school, Goshen College, La Junta Nursing School), 1901-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Educational Materials (Grade school, Sunday school, Goshen College, La Junta Nursing School), 1901-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Educational Materials (Grade school, Sunday school, Goshen College, La Junta Nursing School), 1901-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Educational Materials (Grade school, Sunday school, Goshen College, La Junta Nursing School), 1901-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Educational Materials (Grade school, Sunday school, Goshen College, La Junta Nursing School), 1901-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Educational Materials (Grade school, Sunday school, Goshen College, La Junta Nursing School), 1901-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Educational Materials (Grade school, Sunday school, Goshen College, La Junta Nursing School), 1901-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Educational Materials (Grade school, Sunday school, Goshen College, La Junta Nursing School), 1901-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Educational Materials (Grade school, Sunday school, Goshen College, La Junta Nursing School), 1901-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Educational Materials (Grade school, Sunday school, Goshen College, La Junta Nursing School), 1901-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Educational Materials (Grade school, Sunday school, Goshen College, La Junta Nursing School), 1901-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Clippings, miscellaneous, circa 1930-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Devotional head coverings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: "Building on the Rock" (Annotated), 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 38: "Lighten to Lighten:  The Hope of India: A Study of Conditions Among Women in India", 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Clippings, India, circa 1930-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 40: "Birds of an Indian Village" and Other Notes, circa 1930-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 41: India, Handwritten Notes, circa 1930-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Passenger Lists, 1930-1937Add to your cart.
Folder 43: 50th Anniversary Discussion on India, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Book of Remedies and Medicines, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: Medical Reports, 1931-1938Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Missionary Christmas Letters, circa 1935-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Two Lapel Buttons from India, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: Correspondence to "Home Folks" / Sister [Sarah], 1936-1932Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Correspondence to "Home Folks" / Sister [Sarah], 1932-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Correspondence to "Home Folks" / Sister [Sarah], 1940-1949Add to your cart.

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