Mary Shallenberger Papers, 1961-1993  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Shallenberger, Mary
Title
Mary Shallenberger Papers
Dates
1961-1993 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.5 linear feet
Collection Number
Mss 174 (collection)
Summary
Mary Shallenberger is a University of Montana graduate with an interest in Indonesia. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia regarding that interest.
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana--Missoula.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Starting in 1962, Mary Shallenberger, a University of Montana graduate, began a correspondence with an Indonesian school teacher, Moh G. K. Natawidjaja, which lasted for the next 30 years. Shallenberger was a teacher in Santa Ana, California. Natawidjaja answered Shallenberger's call to trade magazines and friendship to educate their students about different countries and cultures. During the 30-year correspondence, Shallenberger and Natawidjaja became friends and traded magazines, books, postcards, photographs, and letters. Shallenberger received letters from other teachers and students during this time also, but only her correspondence with Natawidjaja endured.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia regarding Mary Shallenberger's interests in Indonesia. The collection includes general correspondence between Shallenberger and Natawidjaja, with a few letters from other Indonesian students and teachers from 1962 to 1991. The collection also includes numerous pictures from Natawidjaja, which include scenic and family pictures. There is also Indonesian memorabilia in the collection, including postcards, Indonesian fact books and pamphlets, and copies of Indonesian money.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to The University of Montana.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], Mary Shallenberger Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana--Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

The collection is divided into three series:

Series I: General Correspondence, 0.3 linear feet, 1962-1991

Series II: Photographs, 58 photographs, 1962-1991

Series III: Memorabilia, 4 folders, 1962-1991

Custodial History

This collection remained in the possession of Mary Shallenberger until donation to the archives.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mary Shallenberger, 1992 and 1996

Processing Note

The actions of the original processor are unknown. In 1998 materials were divided into three series and re-described. Photographs donated in 1996 were transferred to the archives general photograph collection.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  General Correspondence , 1962-1991Return to Top

0.3 linear feet

The series includes correspondence between Shallenberger and Natawidjaja, who traded information on their countries to teach their students about other countries and cultures. The series also includes a few other letters from students and different teachers wanting to trade information. Shallenberger wrote her letters in Indonesian and Natawidjaja wrote in English.

The series is arranged chronologically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
General Correspondence
1962
1/2
General Correspondence
1963
1/3
General Correspondence
1964
1/4
General Correspondence
1965
1/5
General Correspondence
1966
1/6
General Correspondence
1967
1/7
General Correspondence
1968
1/8
General Correspondence
1969
1/9
General Correspondence
1970
1/10
General Correspondence
1971
1/11
General Correspondence
1972
1/12
General Correspondence
1975
1/13
General Correspondence
1976
1/14
General Correspondence
1977
1/15
General Correspondence
1979
1/16
General Correspondence
1980
1/17
General Correspondence
1981
1/18
General Correspondence
1982
1/19
General Correspondence
1983
1/20
General Correspondence
1984
1/21
General Correspondence
1986
1/22
General Correspondence
1987
1/23
General Correspondence
1989
1/24
General Correspondence
1991
1/25
General Correspondence
undated

Series II:  Photographs , 1962-1991Return to Top

58 photographs

The series consists of photographs that Natawidjaja sent to Shallenberger during their 30 years of correspondence. Many of the photos are of Natawidjaja and his family, including himself, his wife, friends, children, and grandchildren. Natawidjaja sent photos of his family in various settings, from the inside of his house to ceremonial dances that his family participated. Natawidjaja also sent scenic photos of his home town of West Java, Indonesia, including the school in which he worked. Two photos are of a local volcano erupting on April 5, 1982. The series has been assigned photo numbers and been transferred to the photo collection.

Description Dates
1998-1667: Natawidjaja Family Photo
1982
1998-1668: Indonesian School Group Singing
1982
1998-1669: Indonesian Ceremony
1982
1998-1670: Indonesian Ceremony
1982
1998-1671: Indonesian Volcano Erupting
1982
1998-1672: Indonesian Volcano Erupting
1982
1998-1673: Indonesian Ceremony
1981
1998-1674: Indonesian Beach
undated
1998-1675: Natawidjaja's School Grounds
1963
1998-1676: Areal Photo of Natawidjaja's School Grounds
1963
1998-1677: Indonesian Army Soldier
undated
1998-1678: Natawidjaja Family Photo
undated
1998-1679: Natawidjaja Family Photo
1969
1998-1680: Natawidjaja Family Photo
undated
1998-1681: Natawidjaja Family Photo
undated
1998-1682: Natawidjaja Family Photo
undated
1998-1683: Natawidjaja Family Photo
1978
1998-1684: Natawidjaja Family Photo
undated
1998-1685: Natawidjaja Family Photo
undated
1998-1686: Natawidjaja Family Photo
undated
1998-1687: Natawidjaja Family Photo
1988
1998-1688: Natawidjaja Family Photo
undated
1998-1689: Natawidjaja's class photo
1963
1998-1690: Natawidjaja Family Photo
1966
1998-1691: Natawidjaja Family Photo
1984
1998-1692: Natawidjaja Family Photo
1984
1998-1693: Natawidjaja Family Photo
1988
1998-1694: Natawidjaja Family Photo
undated
1998-1695: Natawidjaja Family Photo
1984
1998-1696: Natawidjaja Family Photo
undated
1998-1697: Natawidjaja Family Photo
undated
1998-1698: Natawidjaja Family Photo
undated
1998-1699: Natawidjaja Family Photo
undated
1998-1700: Natawidjaja Family Photo
undated
1998-1701: Natawidjaja Family Photo
undated
1998-1702: Natawidjaja Family Photo
undated
1998-1703: Natawidjaja Family Photo
undated
1998-1704: Natawidjaja Family Photo
1993
1998-1705: Natawidjaja Family Photo
undated
1998-1706: Natawidjaja Family Photo
undated
1998-1707: Natawidjaja Family Photo
undated
1998-1708: Moh Natawidjaja
1963
1998-1709: Natawidjaja Family Photo
1978
1998-1710: Natawidjaja Family Photo
undated
1998-1711: Natawidjaja Family Photo
undated
1998-1712: Natawidjaja Family Photo
1992
1998-1713: Natawidjaja Family Photo
1963
1998-1714: Natawidjaja Family Photo
1976
1998-1715: Natawidjaja Family Photo
1970
1998-1716: Natawidjaja Family Photo
1961
1998-1717: Natawidjaja Family Photo
1979
1998-1718: Natawidjaja Family Photo
undated
1998-1719: Natawidjaja Family Photo
undated
1998-1720: Natawidjaja Family Photo
undated
1998-1721: Natawidjaja Family Photo
undated
1998-1722: Natawidjaja Family Photo
1987
1998-1723: Natawidjaja Family Photo
1968
1998-1724: Natawidjaja Family Photo
1964

Series III:  Memorabilia , 1962-1991Return to Top

4 folders

The series contains postcards and Christmas cards from Indonesia that Natawidjaja sent to Shallenberger during their 30-year correspondence. The series also contains Indonesian fact books and pamphlets that describes the Indonesian country and culture. Many of the pamphlets are written in Indonesian. An Indonesian dictionary is also included. Photocopies of Indonesian currency are included to show Shallenberger's students what the money looks like.

The series is arranged alphabetically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/26
Christmas Cards
1962, 1968, 1981, undated
1/27
Indonesian Fact Books, Cultural Pamphlets, Indonesian Dictionary
1954-1976 and undated
1/28
Postcards
1963-1987 and undated
1/29
Photocopies of Indonesian currency
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Indonesians--Correspondence
  • Indonesians--Photographs
  • International correspondence
  • Teachers--Indonesia--Jawa Barat--Correspondence

Personal Names

  • Natawidjaja, Moh. G.K.

Corporate Names

  • University of Montana--Missoula--Alumni and alumnae

Geographical Names

  • Indonesia
  • West Java (Indonesia)