ITEMIZED DONATION FROM MARK A. AND KAREN B. KURTZ
September 12, 2019
AIRCRAFT BELLY LANDING
“One in Trail,” first-person feature by pilot Mark A. Kurtz, Plane & Pilot, December 1983, pages 16 and 64.
APRIL MILLER AND HER GRANDPARENTS HOWARD AND EDITH BOSLER
“My Grandparents Live at Greencroft,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, Accent on Youth, Spring 1983, pages 16-19. Reprinted from On the Line.
“My Grandparents Live at Greencroft,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, On the Line, Mennonite Publishing House, June 7, 1981, front cover and pages 2 and 3, unpaginated.
Letter from Karen to editor Helen Alderfer at On the Line regarding submission of the Deaf Camp and April Miller articles on November 4, 1980, and Helen’s letter of response to Karen on November 18, 1980.
Thank you note from Howard and Edith Bosler and April Miller to Karen, dated May 15.
b/w contact proofs and negatives:
roll number 80-80 and 80-81
roll number 89-286, 89-287, 89-288, and 89-289
“Putting an End to Aircraft Misfuelling: An Industry Effort,” story and photos by Mark A. Kurtz, Airport Services Management, January 1985, pages 32 and 33.
Correspondence includes a partial draft of Mark’s article; a letter to editor Sher Jasperse from Mark submitting the manuscript on September 9, 1984; a letter of acceptance from Jasperse to Mark including it as part of a major feature on a serious industry problem on September 25, 1984; thank you letter from Jasperse to Mark on December 21, 1984; and letter to Jasperse from Mark on February 28, 1985 requesting his comp copies.
b/w contact proofs and negatives: file number 84-200.
5 x 5-inch b/w print of Mark A. Kurtz holding a fuel tank restrictor and an install tool.
“Fuel Tank Restrictors Designed to Prevent Misfuelling,” AOPA Pilot, July 1984, pages 22-23.
“Saved by Savvy,” first-person report by Mark A. Kurtz, National Business Aircraft Association Report, April 1986, page 10.
“I Am,” an 18 ½ x 16-inch framed and double-matted b/w photo shot by Mark A. Kurtz while serving in the U.S. Air Force at Ton Son Nhut Air Base in Saigon, Vietnam. His tour of duty in Vietnam was from November 1965 to November 1966. Mark took this photo inside a Buddhist temple downtown. He often spent leisure time taking pictures of Vietnamese life and daily activities. Decades later, in 1985, Mark entered Festival Quarterly’s photo contest and his photo won third place. The Mennonites Merle and Phyllis Good published Festival Quarterly in Pennsylvania.
“I Am,” photo by Mark A. Kurtz, Festival Quarterly, Fall 1985, pages 20-21. Third place contest winner. Surrounding pages contain information about their contests.
“Mennonite Quilters,” a matted 14 x 16-inch print from an original carbon pencil drawing of nine Mennonite women with coverings sewing around the quilting frame, number 77 out of 200 limited edition prints. The artist was E. J. Heatwole from Rocky Ford, Colorado. Undated.
BIRD FEEDER (CRAFT PROJECT)
“It’s for the Birds,” Karen B. Kurtz, photo by Mark. A. Kurtz, On the Line, Mennonite Publishing House, November 6, 1983, 2 pages unpaginated.
b/w negatives, file number 82-134 and 82-135.
BOLLINGER FAMILY HISTORY/DESCENDANCY CHARTS
Two oral history documents include:
Viola Aldrich presented a paper at New Paris, Indiana on July 26, 1981, entitled “Tri-State Bollinger Reunion.” The first paragraph relates to information her mother, Nettie Eaton Bollinger, read in 1938, describing her experiences as a young wife moving from North Dakota to LaGrange County, Indiana by covered wagon in the 1890s. Nettie’s father-in-law Benjamin Bollinger, his wife Elizabeth, and their two unmarried sons, John and Ira, traveled in one train. Nettie and her husband, Ozias B. Bollinger, and their four-year old daughter traveled in the other wagon.
The second document is entitled “Record of Trip from Leeds, North Dakota, to Indiana in Covered Wagon,” probably written by Benjamin Bollinger. There is some overlap between the unusual name Ozias and other information in both documents. This document is marked “Kurtz” because it was intended for the Ezra and Grace Bollinger Kurtz family. Grace Kurtz and Viola Aldrich were second cousins.
10 family descendancy charts, which stream from the exhaustive genealogical work of Mrs. Lynn Bollinger (Gracie Bollinger) over the years. As of August 2019, she and Lynn are still living at Greencroft Retirement Community in Goshen, Indiana. Gracie’s work includes not only her husband’s family, the Bollinger’s, but also her family, the Cripes. The family generally believes the famous Bollinger champagne family from France are also related ancestors.
An oral history (memoir) of Anna Grace Bollinger, written by her son, Mark A. Kurtz, on June 1, 2003. She died in 2004 at age 97.
Two b/w photos (5 x 7-inch and wallet size) of John and Nora Cripe Bollinger, undated. They were Grace Bollinger Kurtz’s parents.
4 x 6-inch color print showing 10 of the 15 children in the John and Nora Cripe Bollinger family. From left, Mildred Bollinger Parson, Mae Bollinger Miller, John C. Bollinger, Velma Bollinger Miller McDowell, Russell V. Bollinger, Anna Grace Bollinger Kurtz, Paul Bollinger, Pauline Bollinger Bauer, Mary Louise Bollinger Blough, and Carrie Bollinger Myers.
BOOKS AND ANTHOLOGIES
“Coke is It,” Karen B. Kurtz, The Oxford So & So, Oxford, Mississippi, Richard Burns publisher, July-August 2016, pages 41-42.
“Grace Darling,” Karen B. Kurtz, 2015 Seven Hills Review, Tallahassee (Florida) Writers Association, Donna Meredith editor, pages 81-88. Third place winner in children’s literature contest.
Learning About the Amish, Sharyn Bellafiore and Kathy May, TEM, Inc., Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1990. Workbook for ages 7 up that the Kurtz’s used in research.
“Meet Varina Howell Davis,” by Karen B. Kurtz, Mississippi Profiles: Stories of Memorable Men and Women of the Magnolia State, Doctor’s Dreams Publishing, Long Beach, Mississippi, 2014, Dr. Philip Levin editor, pages 10-19. Lead article in anthology.
More Paper, Paint, and Stuff, by Karen B. Kurtz, photographs by Mark A. Kurtz, Scott, Foresman and Company, Glenview, Illinois and London, 1989.
ISBN 0-673-38174-9 (original copy)
ISBN 10-0673381749 (Celebration Press is an imprint of Scott Foresman/Pearson School)
This book is the sequel to Paper, Paint and Stuff: A Calendar of Creative Art Ideas by Karen B. Kurtz and Lois I. Myers, photographs by Mark A. Kurtz, published by Scott, Foresman and Company, Glenview, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; Oakland, New Jersey; Palo Alto, California; Tucker, Georgia and London, 1984. Karen and Lois were first-grade teachers at Millersburg (Indiana) Elementary School who enjoyed creating art projects with their students. They submitted a book proposal about their innovative art projects to 12 literary agents in the Midwest. Jane Jordan Browne, a nationally recognized agent with a sterling reputation, owned Multimedia Product Development, Inc. in Chicago, and she responded to their letter. Jane sold the proposal to Scott, Foresman and Company. Karen and Lois wrote the book. Mark took all the photographs in one weekend. Chris Jennison was the editor. Over the years, Scott, Foresman went through at least five different acquisitions and mergers, including Time Warner, Addison Wesley, Pearson Education, Pearson, and Penguin Random House, which is recognized today as one of the top five publishing giants in the world. Paper, Paint, and Stuff continued to sell steadily around the world and went through many printings. In 2018, Karen discovered the book was illegally pirated online by both a Canadian and a Russian company, whose sole intent was to strip potential customers of their secure information. Karen and Mark’s IP attorney said there was nothing they could do, except issue take-down notices because the Russians did not have physical addresses. As of August 2019, the book continues to be illegally copyrighted and released through archive.org, open library and other online sources. All royalties to the authors ceased in the 1990s. Jane Jordan Browne died in 2003. Lois Myers died in 2006.
More Paper, Paint, and Stuff by Karen B. Kurtz with photographs by Mark A. Kurtz, Scott, Foresman and Company, Glenview, Illinois and London, 1989. Lois chose not to participate in the sequel. Jane Jordan Browne from Multimedia Product Development in Chicago sold the Kurtz’s book proposal to Scott, Foresman and Company and editor Chris Jennison. This book’s publishing history mirrors the publishing history of their first book through multiple publishing transitions and acquisitions. More Paper, Paint, and Stuff has done well both domestically and internationally to the trade, particularly in Europe and Australia. In 2019, it continues to be available through third-party sellers online around the world.
CAMBODIAN BOAT PEOPLE
“Boat People Enjoy Fellowship,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, Goshen News, August 6, 1979, 3 unknown pages.
b/w contact proofs and negatives: rolls 35 and 36.
CARLA WEAVER AND HER GRANDFATHER IVAN WEAVER
“Grandpa Ivan,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, On the Line, Mennonite Publishing House, July 22, 1984, front cover and pages 2 and 3.
Letter from editor Helen Alderfer to Karen accepting two grandparent stories on March 13, 1984.
b/w contact proofs and negatives: file number 84-188A.
CHANEL WEAVER AND HER GRANDMOTHER LOIS WEAVER
“Grandma Lois,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, On the Line, Mennonite Publishing House, July 8, 1984, front cover and pages 2 and 3.
Carla Weaver is Chanel Weaver’s sister. Their grandparents were Ivan and Lois Weaver of Goshen, Indiana. Editor Helen Alderfer commissioned the Kurtz’s to get both features for On the Line.
b/w contact proofs and negatives: file number 84-189.
CHILDREN’S COLUMN “SMALL TALK” IN MESSENGER
Karen queried a children’s column to editor Kermon Thomasson of Messenger at The Church of the Brethren General Board in Elgin, Illinois. Children supplied the artwork and Karen created every activity in this well-received feature. It ran for two years (January 1984 through December 1985). Every issue is included here, plus the editor’s announcement of its beginning on the Page One editorial from the January 1984 issue.
COUNTRY FARM SCENES, AMISH WHEAT HARVESTING
b/w contact proofs and negatives, file number 86-226B
b/w contact proofs and negatives include:
file number 85-206
file number 86-226
file number 86-226A
file number 86-227
file number 86-228
file number 86-229
file number 86-230
“Country Schoolhouses,” Heritage Country, undated. Two copies. In addition to Karen’s editorial responsibilities at Heritage Country, a regional tourism magazine, owner Julie Barth commissioned Mark and Karen to produce this feature. Each location is identified. At the time the Kurtz’s produced this work in 1986, less than 100 country schoolhouses remained in the American landscape.
“Country Schoolhouses Recall Farm Life,” Karen B. Kurtz, photo by Mark A. Kurtz, Elkhart Truth, April 26, 1987, page E6. Reprinted from Heritage Country.
47 b/w prints with file numbers and captions
5 35mm b/w slide transparencies (copies), 1986.
CURRICULUM FOR DAVID C. COOK PUBLISHING COMPANY
Editor Bob Klausmeier at David C. Cook in Elgin, Illinois commissioned Karen B. Kurtz to work on several assignments for grades 3 and 4. Included here are four items:
Klausmeier’s October 6, 1983 letter to Karen describing the assignment.
The published Discovery Pack for September-November 1984.
The published Creative Teaching Aids for March-May 1985.
Karen’s first draft of a poster for Creative Teaching Aids.
“Camp Adventure,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, Accent on Youth, summer 1984, 3 pages. Two copies.
b/w contact proofs and negatives: file numbers are consecutive from 80-58 through 80-64.
EGG ROLL BOOTH AT THE MICHIANA MENNONITE RELIEF SALE
“The Egg Roll Booth,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, On the Line, Mennonite Publishing House, May 16, 1982, cover plus pages 2 and 3.
b/w contact proofs and negatives: file numbers 81-121, 81-123 and 81-124.
GAYLE SAMPSON, MISSIONARY TO NIGERIA
“We Are All Children of God,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, Lutheran Women, October 1987, pages 4-5.
“Missionary Living Means Both Giving and Receiving,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, Christian Living, Mennonite Publishing House, May 1987, pages 22-23.
b/w contact proofs and negatives, file number 85-215.
KRYSTAL YODER’S GRANDMOTHER, MAXINE YODER
“My Grandma’s Miracle,” Karen B. Kurtz, Mark A. Kurtz, On the Line, Mennonite Publishing House, May 27, 1984, cover and 2 inside pages, unpaginated.
Letter from editor Helen Alderfer to Karen about acceptance and suggesting another story idea, February 8, 1984.
b/w contact proofs and negatives: file numbers 84-187 and 84-188.
8 x 10-inch glossy b/w print.
LAM ANH NGOC, NEW AMERICAN FROM VIETNAM
“Lam Anh Ngoc: New American,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, On the Line, Mennonite Publishing House, April 27, 1980, 3 pages.
“Lam Anh Ngoc: New American Family Flight to Freedom,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, Daisy, a Girl Scout publication, February 1981, pages 10-11. Reprinted from On the Line.
“Lam Anh Ngoc Finds a New Home,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, Accent on Youth, Summer 1982, pages 2-5. Reprinted from On the Line.
“A New American Family,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, Scholastic News,
October 1, 1982, page 3. The editor saw the Kurtz’s timely work in Daisy and called to request permission for the rights.
“Lam Anh Ngoc: New American,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, Discovery, January 11, 1981, pages 4-6.
b/w contact proofs and negatives: file numbers 79-49 through 79-50.
LEGACY OF HENRY KURTZ WITH DESCENDANCY CHARTS
“Standing Tall: The Life and Witness of Henry Kurtz,” Donald Durnbaugh, Messenger, Church of the Brethren General Board, Elgin, Illinois, April 1976, pages 12-16. See also Page One by the editors for more on Henry Kurtz.
“To His Name’s Honor,” a brochure describing the two legacies of Henry Kurtz (publishing and his pipe organ). Henry Kurtz was the most influential figure in 19th century Brethrenism. Henry Kurtz was one of Mark A. Kurtz’s ancestors. Mark’s father was Ezra L. Kurtz. Ezra’s father was Leander P. Kurtz. Leander’s father was Paul H. Kurtz. Henry Kurtz and Paul H. were brothers. Leander was an elder in the West Goshen Church of the Brethren in Goshen, Indiana for many years. Many Kurtz ancestors were buried in the West Goshen Cemetery, which is owned by the city of Goshen.
Email from director William Kostlevy at the Brethren Historical Library and Archives, to Mark Kurtz, regarding the identity of the b/w photo marked Uncle Henry Kurtz in the folder.
Heritage of Leander P. Kurtz, 2 pages. Leander was Mark A. Kurtz’s grandfather.
Ezra L. and Anna Grace Bollinger family, 2 documents. Ezra and Grace were Mark’s parents.
Addresses of some extended Kurtz family members, email dated July 5, 2001.
5 x 7-inch sepia tone photo of Paul and Polly Kurtz, parents of Leander P. Kurtz.
5 x 7-inch sepia tone photo of Leander and Julia Kurtz’s young family. From the back left: Floyd, Mabel, Morris. In front from left, Leander, Paul, Ezra, Alvin, and Julia.
8 x 10-inch b/w photo of Leander and Julia Kurtz taken at Beloit, Wisconsin.
8 x 10-inch b/w photo of Leander and Julia Kurtz family portrait, dated 1951. Standing from left, Morris, Alvin, Floyd, Ezra, and Paul. In front from left are Mabel, Leander, and Julia. The photo on the wall behind Paul was taken at Leander and Julia’s wedding.
2 ½ x 3-inch b/w photo of Ezra and Grace Kurtz’s family, dated December 27, 1942. From left, Ezra, Mark, Larry, Grace, and Lee. Devon not yet born. Mark is 6 months old.
2 ½ x 3-inch b/w photo of the Kurtz brothers, dated June 20, 1947. From left, Larry, Lee, Mark, and Devon.
3 x 5-inch b/w photo of Ezra and Grace Kurtz’s family, dated June 20, 1947. From left, Ezra holding Devon, Grace, Larry, Mark, and Lee.
2 x 3-inch b/w wallet photo of Ezra and Grace Kurtz, dated November 1965. Photo taken by Mark A. Kurtz.
3 ½ x 5-inch color print of Ezra and Grace Kurtz, dated October 13, 1989, taken at Fernwood Botanical Garden in Michigan.
8 x 10-inch color print of Ezra and Grace Kurtz’s family, dated December 25, 1990.
Once on a trip, Mark and Karen Kurtz found the hamlet of Kurtz in Southern Indiana. Mark knew it was there because he’d often seen the Kurtz intersection on high altitude navigation charts. Color photos include the town name on a signpost plus Owen Township Volunteer Fire Department at Kurtz, Indiana.
“A Different Kind of School,” Karen B. Kurtz, On the Line, Mennonite Publishing House, May 4, 1986, unpaginated. First of a three-part series on Nigeria. Karen wrote about Hillcrest School, a boarding school run by the Church of the Brethren General Board in Jos Plateau State. Other items in the series are “Eating in Nigeria” and “Masks Mean celebrations!” Both of them are listed below.
“A Fire and a Petition,” Karen B. Kurtz, On the Line, Mennonite Publishing House, January 5, 1986, unpaginated.
“Brilliant Baubles Children Can Make Before Christmas,” Karen B. Kurtz, photo by Mark A. Kurtz, Lady’s Circle, New York, November 1980, pages 2,3 and 46.
“The Cambodian Kampuchean Connection,” Karen B. Kurtz, Purpose, Mennonite Publishing House, February 1981, pages 6 and 7.
“Collector $avvy: Smart, Easy Ways to Increase the Value of Your Collection,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, DOLLS, September 2002, pages 64-66.
“The Creations of Original Paper Doll Artist Charles Ventura,” Karen B. Kurtz, Doll World, August 1996, pages 9-11 and 23.
“Dolls in Estate Planning,” Karen B. Kurtz, Doll Collector’s Price Guide, Spring 1995, pages 11-14.
“Dye a Dozen,” Karen B. Kurtz, On the Line, Mennonite Publishing House, April 19, 1987, two pages. Comes with the acceptance letter from editor Virginia Hostetler to Karen, December 4, 1986.
“Eating in Nigeria,” Karen B. Kurtz, On the Line, Mennonite Publishing House, May 18, 1986, unpaginated.
“Figures Carol Songs of Joy,” Karen B. Kurtz, DOLLS, Holiday 2003, pages 46-49. Profiles on Simpich Character Dolls from Colorado Springs, Colorado and Byers’ Choice Carolers from Chalfont, Pennsylvania.
“Growly Lion,” and “Rabbit Puppet,” two fillers by Karen B. Kurtz for Highlights for Children. Comes with Karen’s submission letter to Maureen Rickard on October 15, 1985 and editor Kent Brown’s acceptance letter to Karen on October 24, 1985.
“Jan Hagara’s Artistry,” Karen B. Kurtz, Doll World, August 1995, pages 20 and 22. Cover lines. Profile of the artist-owner of B & J Company from Georgetown, Texas.
“Honored Places,” a manuscript written by Karen Swartzendruber as a teaching idea, which published in Instructor, New York. Comes with the acceptance letter from editor Kathryn Eldridge to Karen, dated December 12, 1977.
“Manson Mennonites Rebuild,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, Gospel Herald, Mennonite Publishing House, September 22, 1981, front cover plus pages 714-716.
Manson Mennonite Church was destroyed in the Manson, Iowa tornado on June 28, 1979. This feature covers the church’s reconstruction and rededication. It comes with Mark’s query letter to editor Daniel Hertzler on June 20, 1981; Hertzler’s acceptance on a post card, Karen’s submission letter to Hertzler on August 1, 1981, Hertzler’s receipt singed on a postcard, Hertzler’s acceptance letter to Karen on August 19, 1981, Karen’s letter to Hertzler correcting a caption and Manson Journal’s request to excerpt the feature on October 3, 1981, and Hertzler’s letter of response to Karen on October 15, 1981 with a copy to editor Dale Jones at the Manson Journal granting permission to reprint. The group also includes an 8 x 10-inch b/w print of the Manson Mennonite Church Rededication Worship Service, file number 81-113-31.
“Masks Mean Celebrations!” Karen B. Kurtz, photo by Mark A. Kurtz, On the Line, Mennonite Publishing House, undated.
“Make a Family Valentine Packet,” Karen B. Kurtz, photo by Mark A. Kurtz, On the Line, Mennonite Publishing House, February 1987, page 8.
“The Uprooted, Continuing Problem,” Karen B. Kurtz, Gospel Herald, Mennonite Publishing House, December 4, 1979, pages 937-938. Lead article.
“Vase,” Karen B. Kurtz, photo by Mark A. Kurtz, Highlights for Children, September 1987. Craft project comes with submission letter from Karen to Maureen Richard on November 8, 1985, and editor Kent Brown’s acceptance letter to Karen on December 3, 1985.
“Wild Things” and “Woven Wheels,” two crafts projects written by Karen Swartzendruber Kurtz that were published in Pack-o-Fun in August-September 1977.
“Creating Paper-Doll Wardrobes: An Interview with Original Paper-Doll Artist Norma Lu Meehan,” Karen B. Kurtz, Doll World, House of White Birches, Berne, Indiana, Cary Raesner editor, October 1994, pages 34-39.
“Heads and Tales: True Stories of Civil War Dolls with Provenance,” Karen B. Kurtz, photographs by Mark A. Kurtz, Antique DOLL Collector, Puffin Company, Northport, New York, Donna Kaonis editor in chief, April 2012, pages 32-36 and 59. Cover lines.
“Interpreting an Indiana Life,” Karen B. Kurtz, photographs by Mark. A Kurtz and Gene Stratton Porter State Historic Site, DOLLS, Collector Communications Corporation, New York City, Stephanie Finnigan editor, November 1998, pages 91-97.
“More Heads and Tales: True Stories of Civil War Dolls with Provenance,” Karen B. Kurtz, photographs by Mark A. Kurtz, Antique DOLL Collector, Puffin Company, Northport, New York, Donna Kaonis editor in chief, November 2012, pages 44-48. Cover lines.
“Once in a Blue Moon: Doll Heads from the Bessie Bellingrath Collection,” Karen B. Kurtz, photographs by Mark A. Kurtz and Bellingrath Gardens and Home, DOLL NEWS, United Federation of Doll Clubs, Kansas City, Missouri, Denise Buese editor, Summer 2013, pages 124- 134.
“Prototypes from Nisbet Archives Sold,” Karen B. Kurtz, Doll World, House of White Birches, Berne, Indiana, Cary Raesner editor, October 1996, pages 16 and 38. Cover lines.
“Testing the Stories of the Museum’s Smuggling Dolls,” Ruth Ann Coski, The Museum of the Confederacy Magazine, Richmond, Virginia, John M. Coski editor, Spring 2011, pages 22-24. Mark and Karen Kurtz visited on-site to document the true stories of Civil War dolls with provenance. Karen is the UFDC expert referred to in the article. Nina, one of the museum’s drug-smuggling dolls, enjoys a split shot with her x-ray image on the front cover.
MATT KAUFFMAN AND HIS FATHER TOM KAUFFMAN
“Matt Works with His Designer-Builder Father,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, On the Line, Mennonite Publishing House, October 4, 1981, front cover and pages 2-5.
“The House Business,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark. A Kurtz, Action, July 29, 1984, pages 6 and 7.
Thank you note from Tom Kauffman to the Kurtz’s, undated.
b/w contact proofs and negatives: file numbers 84-107 through 84-109.
MICHIANA MENNONITE RELIEF SALE
“The Relief Sale: A Festival of Sharing,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, Heritage Country, Vol. 8, No. 1, pages 36-39.
“Mennonite Relief Sale,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, Great Lakes Travel & Living, June 1988, pages 34 and 38.
Query letter from Karen to publisher David Brown at Great Lakes Travel & Living, July 5, 1985. Acceptance letter from Brown to Karen on September 1, 1987. Submission letter from Karen to Brown on October 17, 1987 and a follow-up letter to Brown on March 12, 1988. Brown’s letter of acceptance on April 4, 1987.
Letter about payment and comp copies from Brown to Karen on July 7, 1988. Karen’s letter to Brown on August 26, 1988. Letter of final payment from associate editor Carol Brown to Karen on October 3, 1988.
b/w contract proofs and negatives: file number 86-240 through 86-244.
MIDWEST MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART CLASS FOR KIDS
“Rouauldt and the Rainbow,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, On the Line, Mennonite Publishing House, September 27, 1981, front cover and inside pages 2 and 3, 8.
b/w contact proofs and negatives: file numbers 81-89 and 81-90.
MIDWEST MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART BALLET CLASS FOR KIDS
35 mm color slides, all dated February 1, 1981. The Michiana Ballet Company teaches children movement at the Midwest Museum of American Art in Elkhart, Indiana.
File numbers 2-1 through 2-20 captions:
2-3 through 2-9–Matt Salchert is “Ropes” in the ballet interpretation of Shafer’s “Fear Paralysis: Avoid Visual Contact if You Can.” Dancers Betty Conches, Jenne Defour, Laura Gomel, Tamatha Bridger, and Joan Rapkin are the “Rocks.”
2-10 through 2-15–children receive instructions from Waynne Warren.
2-16 through 2-20–Lynn Yoder as “Diana” is surrounded by grove of trees, children, and dancers.
File numbers 3-1 through 3-20 captions:
File number 3-13–How did I get in this corner?
File number 3-14 and 3-15–Texture and color of a painting can be expressed through movement.
File number 3-16 through 3-20–Children tell their feelings about Diana’s Camp Grove and other paintings.
File numbers 4-1 through 4-9 and 4-11 through 4-17.
“Digging into the Mystery: Spy Dolls,” story and photographs by Jodi Magallanes, The PAPER, Goshen, Indiana, June 25, 2013. Front page article about Karen Kurtz’s research into Civil War dolls with provenance.
“Dolls Help Young (and Young-at-Heart) Dream of their Wedding Parties,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, AntiqueWeek, July 18, 2016, page 3, page 7 missing. Insight column.
“Shirley Temple Dolls Sparkled During Depression and Beyond,” Karen B. Kurtz, photographs by Mark A. Kurtz, AntiqueWeek, November 16, 2015, front page and page 10. National edition.
“Thinning My Collection of Dolls Only Made It Better,” Karen B. Kurtz, photographs by Mark A. Kurtz, AntiqueWeek, May 30, 2016, pages 3 and 7. Insights column.
“The Long Road Back to Flight: Diekman’s Attitude Right on Course” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, AERO, July 1986, pages 32-35.
“Flying into the Face of Adversity,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, Michiana in a supplement of The South Bend Tribune, January 11, 1987, front cover and pages 8-11.
PARKSIDE ELEMENTARY STUDENTS GIVE MONEY FOR ETHIOPIAN RELIEF
“We Gave for Christmas,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, On the Line, Mennonite Publishing House, December 8, 1985, front cover and pages 2-4.
b/w contact proofs and negatives: file number 85-204.
SCOTT VON GUNTEN, JUNIOR DAIRYMAN
“62 Glasses a Day,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, On the Line, Mennonite Publishing House, November 16, 1980, front cover and pages 2-5. Two copies.
Acceptance letter to Karen from editor Helen Alderfer, July 24, 1980.
“Kids Are Farmers, Too,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, Farm Journal, February 1989, page Dairy-14. Special Dairy Edition.
Correspondence includes the query letter from Karen to editor Paul Panoc at Farm Journal on September 26, 1980; Karen’s letter of response from livestock editor Meg Sonnenberg on October 10, 1980; submission letter from Karen to Sonnenberg on October 15, 1980; Sonnenberg’s letter of acceptance on October 20, 1980; and a note about complimentary copies to Karen from assistant Charlene Hinkel.
“62 Glasses a Day: A Look at Dairy Farming,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, Dash for Boys, April/May 1981, 2 pages, unpaginated. Reprinted from On the Line.
Query letter from Karen to editor Michael Chiapperino at Venture-Dash, October 15, 1980 and his return postcard. Letter of acceptance from Chiapperino to Karen, December 3, 1980.
2 8 x 10-inch glossy prints.
b/w contact proofs and negatives: roll number 44 -48.
TEASEL (CRAFT PROJECT)
“Tease the Teasel,” Karen B. Kurtz, photo by Mark A. Kurtz, On the Line, Mennonite Publishing House, November 2, 1986, 2 pages.
3 Polaroid b/w prints with caption dated June 24, 1984.
TERRY SLABAUGH, NEWSPAPER CARRIER
“Those First Dollars,” Leon Bauman, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, On the Line, Mennonite Publishing House, May 3, 1981, front cover and pages 2-3.
b/w contact proofs and negatives, roll number 81-88, date of photography January 24, 1981.
TINA BUCKMASTER, DEAF PERSON
“A Show of Hands,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, Daisy, a Girl Scout publication, May 1981, pages 11-12. Two copies.
“A Show of Hands,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, On the Line, Mennonite Publishing House, September 7, 1980, front cover and pages 2-3. Reprinted from On the Line.
“A Show of Hands,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, Good Deeder, Midwinter 1981, pages 12-15. Reprinted from On the Line.
“A Show of Hands,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, Discovery, April 5, 1981, pages 4 and 5. Reprinted from On the Line.
“Show of Hands,” Karen B. Kurtz, photos by Mark A. Kurtz, Accent on Youth, Spring 1982, pages 16-19. Reprinted from On the Line.
b/w contact proofs with negatives, roll number 40, 41 and 42.
“UNICOM Congestion: A Flying Frustration,” guest editorial by ATP pilot Mark. A. Kurtz, Professional Pilot, November 1983, page 13.
Letter from editor William Garvey to Mark Kurtz inviting the guest editorial, July 13, 1983.
Letter from Mark Kurtz to editor William Garvey accepting his invitation, July 20, 1983.
2 ¼ x 2 ¼ b/w negatives, file number 83-183: portrait of Mark A. Kurtz used in magazine.
“Say Again, UNICOM: Sorting out the Airport Radio Traffic Jam,” feature and photos by ATP pilot Mark A. Kurtz, Airport Services Management, August 1984, pages 24-27. Cover lines.
4 x 5-inch b/w negative of Indiana-Michigan regional aviation chart showing the wide region of radio frequency 122.8, as evidence of the close proximity of the frequency contributing to congestion.
Query letter from Mark Kurtz to editor Sher Jasperse, April 20, 1984.
Acceptance letter from Jasperse to Mark Kurtz, May 17, 1984.
Acceptance letter from Mark Kurtz to President Arnold Zimmerman to give a presentation on UNICOM congestion to the Board of Directors of the United States Pilots Association, August 5, 1983.
Letter to editor Jack Cox at Sport Aviation from Mark Kurtz describing UNICOM congestion issues, August 9, 1983.
WEST GOSHEN CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN
2 color 35 mm slides: exterior of West Goshen Church of the Brethren plus the interior during worship services, 1960s. Photos by Mark A. Kurtz.
The church was established as the German Baptist Brethren Church. In later years, it became affiliated with The Church of the Brethren and changed its name. A concrete paver in the sidewalk reflects its history.
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Portions of text or individual images may be reproduced for scholarly, non-commercial purposes and should be credited in any thesis, dissertation, research paper, or publication as being the work of Mark A. and Karen B. Kurtz, the photographer and writer respectively, from the archives of the Max Kade Institute at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Mark A. and Karen B. Kurtz have assigned their copyrights for the intellectual property that is itemized below to the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies. When used in print, electronically, or in future sources not now invented, Mark and Karen request full credit, and would appreciate notification and/or copies of materials in which their work is utilized.
Mark and Karen organized their work naturally around projects, so many of the photographs listed below also relate to published materials. While researching, check all categories for completeness because they may overlap.
Photo negatives are filed by year in protective sheets. Each sheet has a file number that includes the year and a sequential file number. File number 81-123, for example, indicates the year the photo was shot, 1981, and the sequential file number, 123. Individual exposures were numbered by Kodak during film manufacturing. To reference an individual exposure, use the file number plus the individual negative number and the contact proofs to which they relate. Some prints and transparencies have different file numbers and are so noted.