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Alma Slagel Eigsti Papers


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Unruh's Life 1 of 2

Unruh's Life 2 of 2

Newspaper articles- Unruh

Unruh Pictures

Ed and Alma




Letters from Unruh 1 of 3

Letters from Unruh 2 of 3

Letters from Unruh 3 of 3

Letters from Tina Boschmann

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Alma Slagel Eigsti Papers, 1946-1993 | Mennonite Church USA Archives

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Title: Alma Slagel Eigsti Papers, 1946-1993Add to your cart.

ID: HM1/493

Primary Creator: Eigsti, Alma Slagel (1893-1989)

Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Flat

Date Acquired: 08/08/2007

Subjects: Mennonites - Paraguay, Mennonites - Soviet Union, Mennonite women, Refugees

Forms of Material: Correspondence, Photographs

Languages: English, German

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Alma Slagel Eigsti "adopted" a Russian Mennonite refugee named Margareta Unruh through her Sunday school class at Waldo Mennonite Church in Illinois. Unruh and her family were forced to flee Russia in 1943, first staying in Holland and later immigrating to Paraguay. Eigsti and Unruh corresponded with each other from 1946-1981. In this collection are the letters that Eigsti received from Unruh. The letters describe Unruh's domestic life and her personal needs. There is also a small amount of correspondence from Tina Boschmann.

Subject/Index Terms

Mennonites - Paraguay
Mennonites - Soviet Union
Mennonite women

Administrative Information

Repository: Mennonite Church USA Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 half archives box

Access Restrictions: These materials are open for public research.

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: Esther Sutter, Acc. 2012-109

Preferred Citation: Alma Slagel Eigsti Papers, 1946-1993. HM1-493. Mennonite Church USA Archives. Elkhart, Indiana.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Folder 1: Unruh's Life 1 of 2, 1972],
[Folder 2: Unruh's Life 2 of 2, undated],
[Folder 3: Newspaper articles- Unruh, 1956-1964],
[Folder 4: Unruh Pictures, 1949-1977],
[Folder 5: Ed and Alma, 1956],
[Folder 6: Sutter, 1993],
[Folder 7: Receipts, undated],
[Folder 8: Etc., 1948-1950],
[Folder 9: Letters from Unruh 1 of 3, 1946-1954],
[Folder 10: Letters from Unruh 2 of 3, 1955],
[Folder 11: Letters from Unruh 3 of 3, 1955-1981],
[Folder 12: Letters from Tina Boschmann, 1976],

Folder 3: Newspaper articles- Unruh, 1956-1964Add to your cart.

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