Mark L. Koehler Papers, 1964-1970  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Title
Mark L. Koehler Papers
Dates
1964-1970 (inclusive)
1990's (inclusive)
1964-1970 (bulk)
Quantity
7 cu. ft.
Collection Number
General Collection B-3-K
Summary
The folios in this file are records taken from the presidential office. They are generally in the same alphabetical subject order as they were in that office. This collection contains the papers of Whitworth College alumni and 13th president Mark L. Koehler. This collection consists of the administration records and sermons of Koehler.
Repository
Whitworth University Archives and Special Collections
Whitworth University Archives and Special Collections
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA
99251
Telephone: 509-777-4481
archives@whitworth.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for preparing this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment of the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Dr. Mark L. Koehler was the first alumnus to become president of Whitworth College. After graduating from North Central High School in Spokane, Washington, Koehler enrolled at Whitworth where he participated in student government and starred in basketball and tennis. In 1939 he married a college classmate, Clara Belle Braden of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

His post-graduate education included a masters of arts degree in Christian education and a bachelor of divinity degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary in 1939 and 1940. He completed a master of theology degree at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1941. Later, he received two honorary degrees: a D. D. from the University of Dubuque in 1945 and an LL. D. from Hastings College in 1964.

After serving as a pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Port Townsend, Washington, he became head of the department of Bible and Christian education at Whitworth in 1943. From 1950 to 1962 he was senior pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Yakima, Washington, and at the same time a trustee of Whitworth College.

Koehler was inaugurated as Whitworth's 13th president on October 9, 1964. (NOTE: Alfred O. Gray, Not by Might, Spokane Washington: Whitworth College, 1965, pp. 251-253) In the spring of 1969 he announced his acceptance of a pastoral call. (NOTE: Dale E. Soden, Adventure of Mind and Spirit (Spokane, Washington: Whitworth College, 1990) p. 117.)

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The folios in this file are records taken from the presidential office. They are generally in the same alphabetical subject order as they were in that office.

This collection contains the papers of Whitworth College alumni and 13th president Mark L. Koehler. This collection consists of the administration records and sermons of Koehler.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

This collection is open for use

Preferred Citation

From the Office of the President: Mark L. Koehler Papers located in the Whitworth College Archives, Spokane, Washington

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

Series Sermons

Series Miscellaneous

Processing Note

This collection was first processed on c. Nov. 2, 1999 and last updated on November 21, 2005

Related Materials

Office of the President: Frank F. Warren


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Introduction and InventoryReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/1

Inauguration as 13th President of Whitworth College, Oct. 9, 1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/2

Inauguration: Reservations and Guests, Oct. 9, 1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/3

(See also Box 5, Folios 11-13.)

Able, Project, Sep. 25, 1962-July 30, 1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/4

Administrative Committee, Sep. 27, 1962-Jan. 30, 1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/5

Administrative Position Profile, Apr. 6, 1962-Oct. 1977Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/6

Admissions, Dec. 3, 1962-Dec. 16, 1965Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/7

Admissions, Jan. 3, 1966-Oct. 10, 1967Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/8

Alcohol Problem Association, Feb. 28, 1966; May 6, 1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/9

Alumni Support, Sep. 10, 1964-Aug. 1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/10

Alumni, Missionary, 1951-1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/11

Alumni Letter, Aug. 7, 1962-July 1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/12

American Studies, May 1961-Apr. 25, 1973Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/13

Annual Reports, 1951-1963Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/14

Arts Administration, June 1967-May 1974Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/15

Athletic Committee, Mar. 17, 1961-May 6, 1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/16

Athletic Department, Nov. 10, 1959; May 30, 1963-Aug. 1, 1966Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/17

Evergreen Conference, Jan. 21, 1963-Sep. 17, 1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/18

Budgets, 1962-1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/19

Campus Development, 1967Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/20

Campus: Building and Grounds, 1965Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/21

Campus: Rules, 1962-1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/22

Chapel Hour Programs, Jan. 9, 1939-May 29, 1966Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/23

(Including Sermon Titles)

Chapel Hour Programs, June 5, 1966-May 24, 1970Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/24

Christmas Messages to Constituency, 1964-1967Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/25

Civil Defense, Mar. 4, 1969-Mar. 5, 1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/26

Community College, 1963-1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/27

Community Resources Workshop, Oct. 1, 1962-Apr. 2, 1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/28

Community Resources Workshop: Budget Proposal, July 29, 1964; Oct. 30, 1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/29

Convocations, 1967-1970Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/30

Correspondence, 1964-1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/30a

Cultural Series, Nov. 14, 1963-Nov. 12, 1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/31

Dancing, Aug. 16, 1965-Apr. 13, 1966Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/1

Development, Dec. 7, 1962-Dec. 8, 1962Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/2

Development, Mar. 18, 1963-Oct. 9, 1963Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/3

Diamond Anniversary, Apr. 1, 1963-Apr. 2, 1971Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/4

Distinguished Whitworthian - Honoring J. Paul Snyder, 1966Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/5

Drugs, 1967-1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/6

Employment, 1964-1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/7

Endowment Fund Advisory Committee, 1966-1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/8

Exxon Educational Foundation, May 30, 1966-Oct. 1, 1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/9

Fifty Million Fund (United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.), Apr. 5, 1960-July 15, 1971Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/10

Finance (Mostly Memoranda to and from J. Paul Snyder, Business Manager), Aug. 13, 1963-June 30, 1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/11

Finance (Mostly Memoranda to and from J. Paul Snyder, Business Manager), July 2, 1964-July 1, 1966Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/12

Fort George Wright, 1957-1961Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/13

G. I. Bill/Veterans, July 1966-Aug. 1966Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/14

Gifts, 1964-1966Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/15

Glacier College ofø Liberal Arts, Kalispell, Montana, Apr. 11, 1966-Mar. 11, 1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/16

Glacier College ofø Liberal Arts, Kalispell, Montana, 1966-1967Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/17

Graduate Program: Inland Empire, 1966-1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/18

Haas, Garland (Dean), Sep. 14, 1965-Aug. 2, 1966Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/19

Higher Education Facilities Commission, Jan. 2, 1964-June 15, 1966Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/20

Higher Education Facilities Commission, Aug. 3, 1966-Apr. 11, 1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/21

Homecoming, 1966-1967Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/22

Human Relations Council, Apr. 8, 1968-June 17, 1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/23

Human Relations Tutor Program, Dec. 30, 1965-Jan. 2, 1966Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/24

Hutchison, R. C. Study, Sep. 14, 1962-Feb. 23, 1966Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/25

Impact Program, 1968-1970Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/26

Independent Colleges of Washington, Jan. 2, 1963-Dec. 21, 1965Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/27

Independent Colleges of Washington, Jan.12, 1966-Nov. 28, 1966Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/28

Independent Colleges of Washington, Jan. 12, 1967-June 14, 1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/29

Independent Colleges of Washington, Aug. 7, 1969-Dec. 1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/30

Insurance, 1964-1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/31

Investitures, 1968-1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/32

Journalism, 1960, 1963Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/33

Library, Nov. 12, 1962-Jan. 24, 1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/1

Long-range Planning, June 6, 1960-Dec. 12, 1962Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/2

Long-range Planning plus (Statistical Charts at End of Folio), June 15, 1963-Mar. 9, 1965Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/3

Mariners Conference on Whitworth Campus, 1962-1965Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/4

McCartney Lectures, Sep. 24, 1962, Oct. 16, 1962Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/5

McCleery, Robert M., Dean of Students, Nov. 1, 1962-Sep. 22, 1965Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/6

Memorials, 1966-1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/7

Model U. N., Nov. 6, 1963-Apr. 16, 1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/8

Music [Tours], 1963-1967Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/9

National Commission on Accrediting, 1952-1965Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/10

N. C. A. T. E. Accreditation, May 6, 1963-Oct. 6, 1970Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/11

National Council of Churches, Oct. 17, 1968, Nov. 7, 1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/12

National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, 1966-1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/13

National Science Foundation, Jan. 22, 1963-Apr. 17, 1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/14

Northwest Association of Private Colleges, Jan. 4, 1967-Nov. 17, 1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/15

Nursing Education, May 22, 1967-Aug. 8, 1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/16

Pacific Northwest Conference on Higher Education, 1964-1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/17

Parents Weekend, 1965-1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/18

Presbyterian College Union, Jan. 13, 1963-Jan. 13, 1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/19

Phi Beta Kappa, 1962-1967Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/20

Pi Lambda Theta, 1967-1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/21

Registration Statistics, 1961-1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/22-29

SAGA Food Service, Inc., Dec. 28, 1961-June 4, 1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 4/1

SAGA Food Service, Inc., Jan. 18, 1964-June 26, 1965Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 4/2

Salary Discussions, 1968-1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 4/3

Scholarships, May 1, 1962-Dec. 30, 1963Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 4/4

Scholarships, Jan. 2, 1964-Aug. 28, 1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 4/5

Scholarships, Sep. 8, 1964-Dec. 17, 1965Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 4/6

Scholarships, Feb. 17, 1966-Jan. 17, 1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 4/7

Scholarships: National Presbyterian, 1966-1970Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 4/8

Scholarship Fund: Ernestine Klein, Oct. 2, 1967-Aug. 14, 1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 4/9

Scholarship Fund: Stannard Memorial, 1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 4/10

Scholarship Fund: McEachran, 1962Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 4/11

Science Division, Dec. 27, 1962-Aug. 31, 1965Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 4/12

Security Officer (U. S. A. F. Research), 1962-1965Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 4/13

Sheldon Jackson Affiliation, 1958-1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 4/14

Simpson, Clarence (Dean), Jan. 30, 1963-Sep. 2, 1965Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 4/15

Simpson, Clarence (Dean), July 26, 1966-May 26, 1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 4/16

Spiritual Emphasis WeekReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 4/17

Statistics (Dorm Residents), 1962-1963Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 4/18

Stevenson, R. S. (Father was a president of Whitworth College), Aug. 13, 1964-Apr. 26, 1965Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 4/19

Spiritual Life Study Committee, Mar. 3, 1966-Aug. 24, 1970Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 4/20

Students, May 2, 1963-May 6, 1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 4/21

Texaco, Inc., 1963-1966Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 4/22

Tours, 1964-1973Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 4/23

Townsend, Homer: Synod Campaign, Aug. 18, 1966-Dec. 30, 1967Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 4/24

Townsend, Homer: Synod Campaign, Dec. 27, 1967-June 1, 1970Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 4/25

Warren, Frank F., President (Covers His Death and Funeral.), Oct. 8, 1963-Aug. 31, 1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 5/1

Washington College Association, 1960-1975Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 5/2

Washington Friends of Higher Education, Sep. 9, 1969-Dec. 15, 1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 5/3

Washington Friends of Higher Education, Jan. 1, 1968-Nov. 15, 1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 5/4

Washington Friends of Higher Education, Jan. 5, 1969-Sep. 2, 1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 5/5

Whitworth Christian Fellowship, Oct. 10, 1963-Dec. 9, 1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 5/6

Whitworth College Teacher Education Program, 1965Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 5/7

Whitworth College Report to the Commission on Higher Schools of the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools, Mar. 8, 1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 5/8

Whitworth College - A Decade of Crisis, July 15, 1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 5/9

Whitworth College Northwest Association Self-study Report, Feb. 1, 1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 5/10

Whitworth College: Inauguration Acknowledgments, Oct. 9, 1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 5/11-13

SermonsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6/1
Miscellaneous
undated
6/2
Miscellaneous
undated
6/3
Miscellaneous
undated
6/4
Miscellaneous
undated
6/5
Miscellaneous
undated
6/6
Miscellaneous
undated
6/7
Miscellaneous
undated
6/8
Miscellaneous
undated
6/9
Miscellaneous
undated
6/10
Miscellaneous
undated
6/11
Miscellaneous
undated
6/12
Miscellaneous
undated
6/13
Reformation Sunday
undated
6/14
Stewardship
Misc. Dates
6/15
Thanksgiving
undated
6/16
Advent
undated
6/17
Bible
undated
6/18
Christmas Sunday
undated
6/19
New Year's Sunday
undated
6/20
Seminary Sunday
undated
6/21
Youth Sunday
undated
6/22
One Great Hour of Sharing
undated
6/23
Lent
undated
6/24
Palm Sunday
undated
6/25
Easter Sunday
undated
6/26
Mother's Day
undated
6/27
Pentecost Sunday
undated
6/28
Memorial Day
undated
6/29
Father's and Children's Day
undated
6/30
4th of July
undated
6/31
Ascension
undated
6/32
Bible
undated
6/33
God
undated
6/34
Christian Life
undated
6/35
Cross
undated
6/36
Church
undated
7/1
Faith
undated
7/2
Jesus
undated
7/3
Love
undated
7/4
Prayer
undated
7/5
Prayer
undated
7/6
Repentance
undated
7/7
Evangelism
undated
7/8
Salvation
undated
7/9
Service
undated
7/10
Sin
undated
7/11
Worship
undated
7/12
Communion
undated
7/13
Youth
undated
7/14
Missions
undated
7/15
First Presbyterian Church Window Sermon Series
undated
7/16
Materials & Sermons on the Ten Commandments
1951
7/17
Sermon Charges
undated
7/18
Parable Sermons
undated

MiscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
7/19
Sermon Materials
undated
7/20
Sermon Materials
undated
7/21
Sermon Materials for Hope
undated
7/22
Howard A. Thompson Inspirationals
undated
7/23
Howard A. Thompson Inspirationals
undated
7/24
Anecdotes
1922
7/25
Speaking Engagements
undated
7/26
Poetry
undated
7/27
Youth Message Materials
undated
7/28
Presbyterian Men
1956, 1957
7/29
Prayer
undated
7/30
Funeral Messages
undated
7/31
Funeral Messages
undated
7/32
Devotions
undated
7/33
Theology Papers
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Personal Names

  • Haas, Garland (Dr.)
  • Koehler, Mark L. (Dr.)
  • McCleery, Robert M.
  • Simpson, Clarence J. (Dr.)
  • Snyder, J. Paul
  • Townsend, Homer
  • Warren, Frank F. (Dr.)

Corporate Names

  • Independent Colleges of Washington
  • National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities
  • National Science Foundation
  • Northwest Association of Private Colleges,
  • SAGA Food Services, Inc.
  • Washington College Association
  • Washington Friends of Higher Education
  • Whitworth College--Archives

Geographical Names

  • Spokane (Wash.) Major Subjects: College presidents--Pacific Northwest
  • Whitworth College