S. Jay Hostetler, 1901-1978, and Ida
5 Boxes (3 Large, 1 Oversize, 1 Gray)
papers were deposited into the Archives by Mary Ann (Hostetler)
Melchert, a daughter, from Oakland, California, in 1997. The folder of
Hostetler's History of the Mennonite Church in Ghana, 1957-1964, was
deposited into the Archives by Merlin Becker-Hoover of the Mennonite
Board of Missions in 1980. The 1956 "Welcome Address Given By the Ghana
Mennonite Mission" to Rev. John H. Moseman, etc. was deposited into the
Archives by Wilbert Shenk in 1981.
Note that two green boxes of reel-to-reel tape recordings from Accra,
Ghana, and dated from around 1955-56, are found under Hist. Mss. 6-191,
S. Jay Hostetler Tape Collection. Includes a partial listing.
Includes sermons, papers, booklets, slides and tape recordings
reflecting their work as missionaries in Ghana, 1957-1972. Includes
history of Mennonites in Ghana, 1957-72, including research notes
recorded on 3x5 cards. And includes some materials on Nigeria as well
as slides of Nigeria, broader Africa, the Middle East and Switzerland.
Box 2 (Large)
Includes field records of work in Ghana, 1958-64, including a few
materials from 1965-74. Most of materials is correspondence, but also
include articles. Also materials on work in Nigeria, 1958-60, and
Africa in general. Other papers include going to Bihar, India, 1928,
1937, photographs of Little Eden Camp, 1954; Belmont Mennonite,
Indiana, 1955; clippings on Camp Amigo; and correspondence with Mission
Board through to 1976.
Diary, 1964-1971, noting letters sent out
Tablet, 1966 of names of people who attended bible camps, etc.
Lesson in Discipleship, by S.
Jay Hostetler, 1958
"Ashanti" Note Book, 1957, of Ida Hostetler, on the Mennonite Center,
Miscellaneous items, including church bulletin from Fairhaven Mennonite
Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana, April 2, 1967; How I Got "Joy Unspeakable
and Full of Glory", by B. Singh, India, circa 1929; etc.
Photographs of Ghana, 1959-63, mostly of Accra district, but also
including Soonanya, Koforidua, Akosombo areas, and Billy Graham meeting
in Ghana, 1960.
Cards and letters sent to S. Jay and Ida Hostetler, Christmas 1971, and
during Ida's final illness.
Cards and letters received by S. Jay Hostetler, during his illness,
January 12-24, 1974
Cards sent during S. Jay's final illness, 1978
Box 4 (Oversize) (1 File)
"Welcome Address Given by Ghana Mennonite Mission to Rev. John H.
Moseman, President of the Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities,
and Rev. Quintius Leatherman, Director of the London Mennonite Centre,
at the Rodger Club on Tuesday, October 2, 1956, on the occasion of
their First Visit to the Gold Coast."
Box 5 (Gray)
Sermon notes, 1927-1956
Seven booklets of sermon notes, 1927-1956, which Hostetler preached in
United States of America and India. Sermons include the place he
preached the sermon, the date, and a sequential number of the sermon
given in his lifetime. Also includes three additional booklets on Ga
Grammar, and on teaching.
and Subject Tracing
Hostelter, S. Jay (Sylvan J.), 1901-1978
Hostetler, Ida, 1900-1972
Little Eden Camp, Michigan
Mennonite Board of Missions
Mennonites - Africa
Mennonites - Ghana
Mennonites - India
Mennonites - Nigeria
Missions - Africa
Missions - Ghana
Missions - India
Missions - Nigeria
Mosemann, John H.
March 22, 2004 / Reformatted by Kathryn Yoder
August 22, 2001 / Update by Monica Zimmerman
Previously posted on web
April 7, 1998 / Processed and typted into the computer by Dennis Stoesz
Church USA Archives - Goshen, 1700 S. Main St., Goshen, IN 46526