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Emily Manetta Asbury Yoder Papers

Identifier: MSS 0217

Scope and Contents

The Emily Manetta Asbury Yoder Papers date from 1899 to 1977 and contain correspondence and manuscripts. Many of Yoder's manuscripts appear to be works of fiction but are autobiographical in nature. In "My Childhood" she writes about being called to the office of campus president Dr. Charles McIver (1860-1906): "You called me to the office, I am Miss Asbury. 'Oh, yes,' he pleasantly said, 'I want to congratulate you on the fine report that you have made on your work here.'" Also in "My Childhood, " she writes about the emotional aspects of student life: "I remember my special chum saying in a spell of homesickness, 'If I'd have known that I'd feel this way I would have said, 'yes,' to Jim and I'd have never been here.'" Also contained in the manuscripts is an account of her courtship with husband John A. Yoder as well as minutes from a debate over whether "the North has produced greater men than the South."


  • 1899 - 1977


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Collection is open for research.

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Biographical or Historical Information

Yoder was a member of the class of 1896 at the State Normal and Industrial School, now UNCG. Born in 1875, Yoder spent her early years in Charlotte and Lincolnton, North Carolina. She worked as a schoolteacher to support her family and help her older brother through A & M College, now known as North Carolina State University. Once graduated, her brother loaned her the money to attend college where she finished her coursework in three years and one summer session. After completing her coursework, she married John Andrew Amzi Yoder on November 8, 1899. Yoder's daughter, Katherine Yoder Scharrer, is also a graduate of the North Carolina College for Women (NCCW), now known as UNCG.


0.40 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Emily Manetta Asbury Yoder was a member of the class of 1896 at the State Normal and Industrial School, now UNCG. This collection dates from 1899 to 1977 and includes correspondence and manuscripts.

Arrangement Note

Writings are first, in alphabetical order by title, followed by correspondence, minutes of the Ladies' Auxiliary, and photographs.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Margaret Y. Butler and Joseph A. Yoder, July 2003; addition February 2004.

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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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