Scope and Contents
The M. Whipple Bishop papers largely consist of a collection of publications in Esperanto or about the language. Included are scattered issues of a variety of periodicals, with an extensive run of the American Esperanto Magazine (1910-1967); songbooks in Esperanto; advertisements; flash cards; and assorted ephemeral literature such as leaflets, booklets, and programs from the Esperanto Association of North America. There is one folder of correspondence in the collection, arranged chronologically, 1908-1978, which contains an exchange of ideas about Esperanto with his fellow thinkers, including George Alan Connor. Of special interest is a series of official bulletins in Esperanto, 1914-1915, released by the German government through its foreign office in Leipzig in an attempt to state its position in World War I. There are also photographs, many of them snapshots from an Esperanto Conference at Rolla, Missouri held in 1961.
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Biographical / Historical
Maury Whipple Bishop (1894- ) was a Unity minister and a collector and proponent of the artificial language, Esperanto.
1.75 linear feet (4 containers)
Language of Materials
Maury Whipple Bishop (1894- ) was a Unity minister and a collector and proponent of the artificial language, Esperanto. The collection consists of papers and thirty-two snapshots, many of them from Esperanto Conference at Rolla, Missouri, in 1961.
Box 1: Correspondence, German bulletins in Esperanto, sermons, clippings. Box 2-3: Esperanto periodicals and publications. Photo Box 1: Photographs; Periodicals arranged alphabetically by title.
Other Finding Aids
Paper finding aid with additional information available in Special Collections & University Archives.
Processing Information note
Photographs processed by Megan Dazey.
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Esperanto Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Esperanto Association of North America
- Language and Languages Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Periodicals Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Photographs Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Guide to the M. Whipple Bishop papers
- Preliminary Description
- Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English