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Hist Mss 1-553
K. Oyer Collection
2 Boxes (Large)
The papers regarding the Festival of the Holy Spirit
(1972) songbook was deposited into the archives by Mary Oyer, Goshen,
Indiana, in 1979. Thirty-eight additional personal papers were
deposited by Oyer in 2004.
Collection typed into computer
and posted on web by Erin Wilson, April 20, 2001. Four large boxes of
Mennonite Church’s music records transferred from Oyer Collection to
I-3-1 by Dennis Stoesz, July 27, 2004. Twenty-six personal files,
1950-1995 added August 16, 2004.
Oyer’s involvement in the Mennonite Church’s hymn books, such as
Mennonite Hymnal (1969), Exploring the Mennonite Hymnal: Essays (1980),
Exploring the Mennonite Hymnal: Handbook (1983), Assembly Songs (1983),
Hymnal: A Sampler (1989), and Hymnal: A Worship Book (1992), are found
with the Music and Worship Committee records of the Mennonite Church
(1898-2002) (Catalog Reference # I-3-1).
Box 1 (Large)
Festival of the
Holy Spirit songbook, 1972
Compiled and published for the Festival of the Holy
Spirit held at Goshen College May 19-21, 1972. Put together by a
committee from the music departments at Goshen College and Associated
Mennonite Biblical Seminary, with Mary Oyer as chair. 2nd edition
was published in 1973 for use with the 1973 festival. Festival
also held in 1974, with another Festival of the Word songbook produced,
by Oyer and Marilyn Houser.
1/1 Songs Submitted
1/2 Data, Correspondence, Layout
1950-69 (12 files)
Includes the use of the organ at College Mennonite Church, 1960-69; and
her presentations as retreats, 1950-65.
1950-1995 (26) - Added August 16, 2004
Drawings used for the Goshen College Maple Leaf Yearbooks, 1943-44
11 Woodcuts (four from the 1943 yearbook, and seven
from the 1944 yearbook), received from Mary Oyer, January 3, 2005, and
transferred to the Mennonite Museum Committee, Goshen College)
Mary Oyer served as the Art Editor for the 1943 Maple Leaf yearbook,
and created some original drawings, including the cover page. The
drawings on these four woodcuts - 3 1/2” x 6 1/4” - are her drawings. I
was unsure who did the actual carving on the linoleum woodcuts.
This was her favorite yearbook. The woodcuts she passed on
included a elborate drawing, plus three other drawings where three
colors were used, yellow, green and red. This 1943 yearbook won
some prestigious award among the Yearbook community, and a 1993 Goshen
College Record featured this 1943 yearbook, and included some of these
same original drawings.
Arleta Graber Lehman was also involved in the art of the 1943 yearbook
in some way.
It was Art Sprunger who was the art teacher at Goshen College these
years, and Mary said she was into Art as much as Music these days as a
sophomore in 1943, and as a junior, 1944.
Mary Oyer served as the editor for the 1944 Maple Leaf yearbook.
In 1944 “there were no men around” (said Oyer), so she served.
She passed on 7 woodcuts - 5 1/4” x 6 3/4” - from this yearbook.
It was Ruth Carper who did these drawings. The theme was
“service” and all the drawings used the theme of hands in them.
Noted January 3, 2005 by Dennis Stoesz in talking with Mary K. Oyer
when she dropped them off at the archives.
Name and Subject Tracings
Festival of the Holy Spirit, Goshen College
Oyer, Mary K.
August 6, 2007 / Updated by Dennis Stoesz
August 17, 2004 / Updated by Helen Hostetler
April 30, 2004 / Reformatted by
August 22, 2001 / Update by Monica Zimmerman
April 20, 2001 / Typed into computer and posted on web by Erin Wilson
File: "Hm1-533 Mary K. Oyer.doc"
Church USA Archives - Goshen, 1700 S. Main St., Goshen, IN 46526
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