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Catalog Number HRHS-154
Collection Elmer U. Hoenshel Collection
Object Name Collection
Scope & Content BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Elmer U. Hoenshel, D. D. (Doctor of Divinity) was the president of Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music located in Dayton, Virginia from 1895 to 1910. This school was owned entirely by the Virginia Conference of the Evangelical United Brethren Church.

In 1913, Mr. Hoenshel started a small co-educational college located in Basic (Waynesboro) Virginia called the Brandon Institute. In 1920 this school was later renamed the Fairfax Hall Junior College for Girls. Mr. Hoenshel and his wife built their home two blocks away in 1928 at 659 N. Winchester Avenue with materials from Sears and Roebuck and named it Elra Oaks. This home was restored in 1990. Mr. Hoenshel passed away on May 2, 1940 in Waynesboro, Virginia.


SCOPE AND CONTENT:
This is a collection of the books and publications by Elmer U. Hoenshel, D. D.

COLLECTION INVENTORY:
Books/Publications by date of publication:
Folder 1:
My Three Days in Gilead, 1909
By the Overflowing Nile, 1910
Folder 2:
The Crimson Trail, 1912
Folder 3:
The Land of Frost and Fire, 1917
The Cruise of the Neptune, 1922
Folder 4:
The Bethlehem Drama, 1923
Tenting With Abraham, 1926, publication is signed by author
Folder 5:
Under Four Flags (An Analogy), 1928
"Ephphatha", The Teacher's Slogan, The Pupil's Hope, 1931
The Uzite, A Dramatization of the Book of Job, 1935
Over the Hill, Third Edition, 1937, publication is signed by author



Title Elmer U. Hoenshel Collection