Orus Rupe papers

Abstract

The Orus Rupe papers (dated 1933-1993, undated; 2.43 cubic feet; 6 boxes) primarily comprise typescript transcripts of sermons, radio devotionals, and hospital chaplaincy newsletter columns delivered or written by Rupe during his 60-year career as a Presbyterian minister in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Orus Rupe papers
Date
1933-1993, undated (inclusive)
Creator
Rupe, Orus
Extent
2.43 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Menifee County (Ky.) -- Anecdotes
Pastoral care
Chaplains, Hospital
Presbyterian Church -- Sermons
Presbyterian Church -- Clergy.
Sermons.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format into four series: Sermons, Radio devotionals, Light from this Shadow newsletter column, and Personal.
Finding Aid Author
Joshua McComas; Margaret Joyce; Ruth E. Bryan
Preferred Citation
2013ms0572 : [identification of item], Orus Rupe papers, 1933-1993, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Floyd Orus Rupe was born in Menifee County, East Kentucky on August 12, 1912. Orus, as he was called, was a Presbyterian minister for 60 years. Rupe graduated from Ezel High School in Ezel, Ky. (1931?). He moved to Chicago where he attended the Moody Bible Institute (1933-1935), supporting himself by working as a bus boy at Montgomery Wards’. Additionally, he preached at the Pine Grove Methodist Church near Wellington, Ky., in the summer of 1935. Rupe then attended Sterling College (Sterling, Ks., 1935-1938) while also working as a pastor at the Hopewell United Presbyterian church (Hopewell, Ohio, Dec 1937-Sept 1938). He attended the Xenia College Seminary in Pittsburg, Penn. from 1938-1939.
Rupe became pastor of the United Presbyterian Church in Garnett, Kansas, in May of 1941; was ordained at The Kansas City Presbytery of the United Presbytery Church on June 5th of that year; and married Mary Patterson (1918-2000) on Dec. 10, 1941. They had three children (Orus Rupe Jr [1946-2004], Arthur Rupe, and Rev. Lucille Rupe Watt). Rupe became pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Rushville, Ind. (1943-1949), and the United Presbyterian Church in East Palestine, Ohio (1949-1955). In 1968? Rupe entered the Clinical Pastoral Education Program at A.B. Chandler Medical Center at the University of Kentucky, working as a chaplain at the medical center as part of the training. After completing the training Rupe worked as pastor at the United Presbyterian Church in Belle Center, Oh. (1969-1977), the Presbyterian Church in Berea (1977-1981), the Portage Presbyterian Church (1981-1983), Memorial Presbyterian Church in South Bend, Ind., and LaGrange Presbyterian Church (Ind.).
In 1982 Rupe began working as a volunteer chaplain at Elkhart General Hospital, where his twin brother, Lloyd Odus Rupe (1912-1986), was a surgeon. In 1986 Orus took over as director of pastoral care, a position he held until his retirement in 1993. Orus Rupe died on July 30, 1994.
Scope and Content
The Orus Rupe papers (dated 1933-1993, undated; 2.43 cubic feet; 6 boxes) primarily comprise typescript transcripts of sermons, radio devotionals, and hospital chaplaincy newsletter columns delivered or written by Rupe during his 60-year career as a Presbyterian minister in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. The sermons (1939-1944, undated) include the associated Biblical scripture as well the "aim" of the sermon. Some are handwritten. The radio devotional transcripts (1952, 1966, and 1972-1976) were primarily prepared for a program called "Moments of Meditation" on station WTOO (Bellefontaine, Ohio) and also include the associated Biblical scripture. Other radio devotional transcripts have individual titles and were delivered on stations WLKS (West Liberty, Ky.), WHAS (Louisville, Ky.), and WLIO (Lima, Ohio). There are also a few handwritten notes. The chaplaincy column was titled "Light from this Shadow" and was written for the Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, In., newsletter (1986-1993). The column typescripts are individually titled and include personal details and recollections of Rupe's activities, family and friends, and places he lived or visited from boyhood on. There are also two student essays written by Rupe and a "Poems" Box or subject file of clippings, quotations, and Bible verses he collected as inspiration for his sermons and columns.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Sermons, 1939-1944, undated

Scope and Contents

Comprises typescript transcripts of sermons that document Rupe's role as a Presbyterian minister in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Included are the associated Biblical scripture and the "aim" of the sermon. Arranged alphabetically by title. .

"A Plus in Preaching", undated

  • Box 1, folder 1
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"Advancing Harmony", undated

  • Box 1, folder 2
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"After Christmas What?", undated

  • Box 1, folder 3
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"Are You Listening?", undated

  • Box 1, folder 4
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"Arithmetic of Life", undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
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"The Art of Giving Money", undated

  • Box 1, folder 6
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"The Art of Giving Self", undated

  • Box 1, folder 7
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"The Art of Giving Time", undated

  • Box 1, folder 8
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"The Art of Thanksliving", undated

  • Box 1, folder 9
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"Be of Good Cheer", undated

  • Box 1, folder 10
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"Be Still and Know", undated

  • Box 1, folder 11
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"Being Great with God", undated

  • Box 1, folder 12
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"I Believe: Help!", undated

  • Box 1, folder 13
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"The Bible", undated

  • Box 1, folder 14
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"The Book Was Found", undated

  • Box 1, folder 15
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"The Bright Side of Disappointment", undated

  • Box 1, folder 16
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"The But of Delight" Outline, undated

  • Box 1, folder 17
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"The But of Fear" Outline, undated

  • Box 1, folder 18
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"The But of Healthy" Outline, undated

  • Box 1, folder 19
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"The But of Prayer" Outline, undated

  • Box 1, folder 20
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"The But of Wealthy or The Rich I", undated

  • Box 1, folder 21
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"But Rather Rejoice" Outline, undated

  • Box 1, folder 22
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"By the Word We Live", undated

  • Box 1, folder 23
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"The Change of Christmas" Outline, undated

  • Box 1, folder 24
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"Christ and the Command of Conscience", undated

  • Box 1, folder 25
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"Christ as Refreshment", undated

  • Box 1, folder 26
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"Christ as Rest", undated

  • Box 1, folder 27
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"Christ as Shelter" Notes, undated

  • Box 1, folder 28
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"Christ as Shelter, Refreshment, Rest", 1939 March 24

  • Box 1, folder 29
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"Christ Charged", undated

  • Box 1, folder 30
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"The Christ of Christmas", undated

  • Box 1, folder 31
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"The Christian Armor", undated

  • Box 1, folder 32
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"The Christmas Star", undated

  • Box 1, folder 33
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"Church as a Community", undated

  • Box 1, folder 34
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"The Country of Christmas", undated

  • Box 1, folder 35
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"Crowded Out", undated

  • Box 1, folder 36
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"The Dew of Love to a Drying Heart", undated

  • Box 1, folder 37
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"Dimensions of a Christian", undated

  • Box 1, folder 38
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"The Empowering of the Spirit", undated

  • Box 1, folder 39
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"The Face of My Savior", undated

  • Box 1, folder 40
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"Feeling at Home", undated

  • Box 1, folder 41
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"A Fighting Mother", undated

  • Box 1, folder 42
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"Finding By Losing", undated

  • Box 1, folder 43
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"The First Day of School", undated

  • Box 1, folder 44
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"The Foundation that is Safe", undated

  • Box 1, folder 45
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"Friend and Foe of the Home", undated

  • Box 1, folder 46
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"Fruit for the Future", undated

  • Box 1, folder 47
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"The Fruit of the Spirit", undated

  • Box 1, folder 48
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"Furniture in a Godly Home", undated

  • Box 1, folder 49
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"Garden Scenes", undated

  • Box 1, folder 50
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"God Between", 1943 September 19

  • Box 1, folder 51
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"Grace in the Eyes of God", undated

  • Box 1, folder 52
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"Great Calm", 1944 March 12

  • Box 1, folder 53
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"Great Faith", undated

  • Box 1, folder 54
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"Great Glory", 1944 March 26

  • Box 1, folder 55
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"Great Joy" Outline, undated

  • Box 1, folder 56
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"Great Price", 1944 March 19

  • Box 1, folder 57
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"Great Stone", 1944 April 2

  • Box 1, folder 58
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"A Green Spot in the Desert", undated

  • Box 1, folder 59
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"The Grip of Assurance", undated

  • Box 1, folder 60
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"Guilty but Free", undated

  • Box 1, folder 61
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"The Hands of My Savior", undated

  • Box 1, folder 62
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"A Hand Shake in the Wilderness", undated

  • Box 1, folder 63
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"Handfuls of Purpose", undated

  • Box 1, folder 64
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"Happy End", undated

  • Box 1, folder 65
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"He Calls by Name", undated

  • Box 1, folder 66
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"He Draws from Afar", undated

  • Box 1, folder 67
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"The Health of My Face", undated

  • Box 1, folder 68
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"A Heap of Living in a Minute", undated

  • Box 1, folder 69
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"The Heart of My Saviour", undated

  • Box 1, folder 70
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"Heartsful of Poison" outline, undated

  • Box 2, folder 1
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"Heavenful of Power", undated

  • Box 2, folder 2
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"The Heavens were Opened", undated

  • Box 2, folder 3
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"Hedgeful of Prayer", undated

  • Box 2, folder 4
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"Higher Education", undated

  • Box 2, folder 5
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"Highwayful of Praise", undated

  • Box 2, folder 6
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"Holy Spirit" series, undated

  • Box 2, folder 7
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Includes "The Promise of the Holy Spirit," "The Holy Spirit in You," "The Holy Spirit with You," "The Holy Spirit Upon You," "The Purpose of the Holy Spirit" Outline

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"The Home of the Soul", undated

  • Box 2, folder 8
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"Homeful of Peace", undated

  • Box 2, folder 9
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"Homesick for Heaven", undated

  • Box 2, folder 10
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"Houseful of Preachers", undated

  • Box 2, folder 11
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"I Am Debtor", undated

  • Box 2, folder 12
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"I Am Not Ashamed", undated

  • Box 2, folder 13
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"I Am Ready", undated

  • Box 2, folder 14
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"I Belong to Christ", undated

  • Box 2, folder 15
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"I By the Spirit of God", undated

  • Box 2, folder 16
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"Information, Please", undated

  • Box 2, folder 17
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"Is Jesus Interested In Your Home?", undated

  • Box 2, folder 18
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"Is Your Image Window Broken?", 1942 April 12

  • Box 2, folder 19
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"Jacob" Outline, undated

  • Box 2, folder 20
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"Jereboam" Outline, undated

  • Box 2, folder 21
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"Jeremiah", undated

  • Box 2, folder 22
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"Jesus in His Home Church", undated

  • Box 2, folder 23
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"Jesus Touches Real Estate", undated

  • Box 2, folder 24
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"Jonah", undated

  • Box 2, folder 25
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"Joseph", undated

  • Box 2, folder 26
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"Joshua", undated

  • Box 2, folder 27
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"Josiah", undated

  • Box 2, folder 28
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"Joy Covers It All", undated

  • Box 2, folder 29
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"Keep the Charge", undated

  • Box 2, folder 30
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"The Labor Life", undated

  • Box 2, folder 31
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"Learn of Me", undated

  • Box 2, folder 32
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"Leaves" Series, undated

  • Box 2, folder 33
Scope and Contents

Includes "Leaves of Hiding," "Leaves of Hypocrisy," "Leaves of Hope," "Leaves of Healing"

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"Living Deep", undated

  • Box 2, folder 34
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"Living on the Slopes", undated

  • Box 2, folder 35
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"Living with a Purpose", undated

  • Box 2, folder 36
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"Loading for the Cross", undated

  • Box 2, folder 37
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"Look Up for Strange Things in Familiar Places" Series, undated

  • Box 2, folder 38
Scope and Contents

Includes "Precious Things of the Moon," "Music in the Stars," "An Angel in the Sun"

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"Looking Up", undated

  • Box 2, folder 39
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"The Lord Hath Made Known", undated

  • Box 2, folder 40
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"The Lord's Prayer", undated

  • Box 2, folder 41
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"The Lost" Series, undated

  • Box 2, folder 42
Scope and Contents

Includes "The Lost Sheep," "The Lost Son," "The Lost Coin"

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"Making Our Community Pagan", undated

  • Box 2, folder 43
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"Man's Mission with Mud", undated

  • Box 2, folder 44
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"The Mantle That Fell", undated

  • Box 2, folder 45
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"Members One of Another", undated

  • Box 2, folder 46
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"The Missing Man", undated

  • Box 2, folder 47
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"Mother: The First Line of Defense", undated

  • Box 2, folder 48
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"The New" Series, undated

  • Box 2, folder 49
Scope and Contents

Includes "The New Song," "The New Heaven," "The New Man," "The New Covenant" Outline, "The New Commandment" Outline

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"The New Year and God", undated

  • Box 2, folder 50
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"The New Year Highway", undated

  • Box 2, folder 51
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"Now I See", 1944 April 24

  • Box 2, folder 52
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"On My Account", undated

  • Box 2, folder 53
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"The Ones Do Count", undated

  • Box 2, folder 54
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"Out of the Night", undated

  • Box 2, folder 55
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"The Perfect Circle of Protection", undated

  • Box 2, folder 56
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"Placing the Name", undated

  • Box 2, folder 57
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"The Poverty of Christ", undated

  • Box 2, folder 58
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"The Power of the Holy Spirit", undated

  • Box 2, folder 59
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"The Primary Question of the Christian Faith", undated

  • Box 2, folder 60
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"Putting Christ Into Christmas", undated

  • Box 2, folder 61
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"Rationed Shoes", undated

  • Box 2, folder 62
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"Remember Jesus Christ", undated

  • Box 2, folder 63
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"The Right Use of Death", undated

  • Box 2, folder 64
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"The Rising Sun", undated

  • Box 2, folder 65
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"The Rock that is Higher", undated

  • Box 2, folder 66
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"Rooms for Tourists", undated

  • Box 2, folder 67
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"Saved" Series, undated

  • Box 2, folder 68
Scope and Contents

Includes "Saved to Forget - Past," "Saved to Live - Present," "Saved to Hope - Future"

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"Saving Health", undated

  • Box 2, folder 69
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"Scenes in the Night that Lead Us to the Day", undated

  • Box 2, folder 70
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"Security for The Soul", undated

  • Box 2, folder 71
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"Self-Discipline for Growth", undated

  • Box 3, folder 1
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"Show Thyself a Man", undated

  • Box 3, folder 2
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"A Sign, Not a Stop", undated

  • Box 3, folder 3
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"Soul Talks By the Saviour" Series, undated

  • Box 3, folder 4
Scope and Contents

Includes "On the Resurrection," "On the Good Shepherd," "On Service," "On the True Vine," "On the Water of Life," " On Greater Works," "On Heaven," "On Humility," "On the Light of the World," "On the New Birth Outline," "On the Bread of Life Outline," "On Friends," "On Peace," "On Throwing Stones"

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"Six Needs Met", undated

  • Box 3, folder 5
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"Stannd on Your Feet", undated

  • Box 3, folder 6
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"Standing in the Hedge", 1941 June 8

  • Box 3, folder 7
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"The Still Small Voice", undated

  • Box 3, folder 8
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"A Table Before Me", undated

  • Box 3, folder 9
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"Temptation" Series, undated

  • Box 3, folder 10
Scope and Contents

Includes "The Desire to Enjoy," "The Desire to Obtain," "The Desire to Do"

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"That I May Know Him", undated

  • Box 3, folder 11
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"The Things I See" Series, undated

  • Box 3, folder 12
Scope and Contents

Includes "A Remedy," "A Battle" Outline, "A Glory" Outline

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"This We Know", undated

  • Box 3, folder 13
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"Three Musts", undated

  • Box 3, folder 14
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"Time for Recess", undated

  • Box 3, folder 15
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"Too Much of Too Little", undated

  • Box 3, folder 16
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"Truth in Action", undated

  • Box 3, folder 17
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"Trying Another Man's Religion", undated

  • Box 3, folder 18
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"Until I Drink it New", undated

  • Box 3, folder 19
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"The Voice of My Saviour" Outline, undated

  • Box 3, folder 20
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"We Can Belong to Christ and Know It", undated

  • Box 3, folder 21
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"We Can't Rest Here", undated

  • Box 3, folder 22
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"We Don't Believe You", undated

  • Box 3, folder 23
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"What Does the Lord Require?", undated

  • Box 3, folder 24
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"What Makes the Christian Work?", undated

  • Box 3, folder 25
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"What Must I Do to Be Lost?", undated

  • Box 3, folder 26
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"What We Can Do with Our Souls", undated

  • Box 3, folder 27
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"The Word of Authority", undated

  • Box 3, folder 28
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"The Work of Hope", undated

  • Box 3, folder 29
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Radio devotionals, 1952-1976, undated

Scope and Contents

Primarily comprises typed and handwritten devotionals that document Rupe's radio broadcasts titled "Moments of Meditation" on radio station WTOO in Bellefontaine, Ohio, from 1972-1976. Also includes the associated Biblical scripture for each devotional as well notes on rebroadcast dates. There are also radio devotional transcripts for WLKS (West Liberty, Ky.), WHAS (Louisville, Ky.) and WLIO (Lima, Ohio), which are individually titled (1952, 1966, undated). The subseries WTOO "Moments of Meditation" is arranged chronologically. The subseries from other radio stations is arranged by station.

WTOO "Moments of Meditation", 1972-1976

1972 Mar. 27

  • Box 3, folder 30
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1972 Mar. 28

  • Box 3, folder 31
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1972 Mar. 29

  • Box 3, folder 32
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1972 Mar. 30

  • Box 3, folder 33
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1972 Mar. 31

  • Box 3, folder 34
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1972 June 19

  • Box 3, folder 35
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1972 June 20

  • Box 3, folder 36
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1972 June 21

  • Box 3, folder 37
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1972 June 22

  • Box 3, folder 38
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1972 June 23

  • Box 3, folder 39
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1972 Sep. 18

  • Box 3, folder 40
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Devotional was repeated on July 9, 1973.

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1972 Sep. 19

  • Box 3, folder 41
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1972 Sep. 20

  • Box 3, folder 42
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Devotional was repeated July 11, 1973.

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1972 Sep. 21

  • Box 3, folder 43
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Devotional was repeated on July 12, 1973.

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1972 Sep. 22

  • Box 3, folder 44
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Devotional was repeated on July 13, 1973.

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Notes, 1972 Dec. 18-22

  • Box 3, folder 45
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Invitation to Speak, 1973 Feb. 2

  • Box 3, folder 46
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Outline and Notes, 1973 Feb. 26

  • Box 3, folder 47
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1973 Feb. 27

  • Box 3, folder 48
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1973 Feb. 28

  • Box 3, folder 49
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1973 Mar. 1

  • Box 3, folder 50
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1973 Mar. 2

  • Box 3, folder 51
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Notes, 1973 Oct. 1-5

  • Box 3, folder 52
Scope and Contents

Comprises a note card with the titles of the devotionals Rupe gave during this week (Oct. 1-5, 1973). The titles are Roundhead (Oct. 1), Blue Jacket (Oct. 2), Isaac Zane (oct. 3), and Simon Kenton (Oct. 4). The card also includes two titles from later devotionals, Blackhoof (Sept. 26, 1974) and Tecumseh (Sept. 27, 1974).

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1973 Oct. 1

  • Box 3, folder 53
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Devotional titled "Roundhead." Repeated on July 10, 1975; Sept. 24, 1974; April 28, 1976; and Jun. 24, 1976.

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1973 Oct. 2

  • Box 3, folder 54
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Devotional titled "Blue Jacket." Repeated on Sept. 23, 1974; July 11, 1975; and Feb. 6, 1976.

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1973 Oct. 3

  • Box 3, folder 55
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Devotional titled "Isaac Zane." Repeated on Setp. 25, 1974; July 9, 1975; and Feb. 5, 1976.

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1973 Oct. 4

  • Box 3, folder 56
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Devotional titled "Simon Keaton." Repeated Feb 2. 1976.

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Invitation to Speak, 1973 Nov. 15

  • Box 3, folder 57
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1973 Nov. 27

  • Box 3, folder 58
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1973 Nov. 28

  • Box 3, folder 59
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1973 Nov. 29

  • Box 3, folder 60
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1973 Nov. 30

  • Box 3, folder 61
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1974 Jan. 22

  • Box 3, folder 62
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1974 Jan. 23

  • Box 3, folder 63
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Devotional was repeated on Jan. 15, 1975.

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1974 Jan. 24

  • Box 3, folder 64
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Devotional was repeated on Jan. 16, 1975.

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Notes, 1974 Feb. 25-Mar. 1

  • Box 3, folder 65
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1974 Feb. 25

  • Box 3, folder 66
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Devotional was repeated on Nov. 19, 1974.

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1974 Feb. 26

  • Box 3, folder 67
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Devotional was repeated on Nov. 18, 1974.

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1974 Feb. 27

  • Box 3, folder 68
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Devotional was repeated on Nov. 20, 1974.

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1974 Feb. 28

  • Box 3, folder 69
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Devotional was repeated Nov. 21, 1974.

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1974 Mar. 1

  • Box 3, folder 70
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Devotional was repeated Nov. 22, 1974.

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Outline and Notes, 1974 Apr. 15-19

  • Box 3, folder 71
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Outline and Notes, 1974 Sept. 23-27

  • Box 3, folder 72
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1974 Sept. 26

  • Box 3, folder 73
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Radio devotional titled "Blackhoof." Repeated on July 8, 1975; and Feb. 4, 1976.

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1974 Sept. 27

  • Box 3, folder 74
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Devotional titled "Tecumpseh." Repeated on July 7, 1975; and Feb. 4, 1976.

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1975 Jan. 13

  • Box 3, folder 75
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1975 Jan. 17

  • Box 3, folder 76
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1975 Nov. 17

  • Box 3, folder 77
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1975 Nov. 18

  • Box 4, folder 1
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1975 Nov. 19

  • Box 4, folder 2
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1975 Nov. 20

  • Box 4, folder 3
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1975 Nov. 21

  • Box 4, folder 4
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1976 Apr. 26

  • Box 4, folder 5
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Devotional titled "John Logan."

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1976 Apr. 27

  • Box 4, folder 6
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Devotional titled "Cornstalk."

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1976 Apr. 29

  • Box 4, folder 7
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Devotional titled "Little Turtle."

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1976 June 21

  • Box 4, folder 8
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Devotional titled" John Chapman."

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1976 Nov. 29

  • Box 4, folder 9
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1976 Nov. 30

  • Box 4, folder 10
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1976 Dec. 1

  • Box 4, folder 11
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1976 Dec. 2

  • Box 4, folder 12
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1976 Dec. 3

  • Box 4, folder 13
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Notes, undated

  • Box 4, folder 14
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Other Radio Stations, 1952-1966, undated

WLKS "What a Friend We Have in Jesus", 1966 May 24

  • Box 4, folder 15
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WLKS "Stand Up. Stand Up For Jesus", 1966 May 26

  • Box 4, folder 16
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WLIO "Good Friday in East Palestine, OH", 1952 Apr. 11

  • Box 4, folder 17
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WHAS "Jesus Said", undated

  • Box 4, folder 18
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WHAS "I Saw a Man One Day", undated

  • Box 4, folder 19
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WLKS "The Gospel and the 5 Senses", undated

  • Box 4, folder 20
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WLKS "A Whet Stone", undated

  • Box 4, folder 21
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WLKS "A Smooth Brown Stone", undated

  • Box 4, folder 22
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WLKS "A Lump of Wax", undated

  • Box 4, folder 23
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WLKS "A Design of Metal", undated

  • Box 4, folder 24
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WLKS "A Splinter of Wood", undated

  • Box 4, folder 25
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Fragments, undated

  • Box 4, folder 25A
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"Light from this Shadow" newsletter column, 1986-1993

Scope and Contents

Comprises typed copies of Rupe's newsletter column "Light from This Shadow", documenting Rupe's time as Director of Pastoral Care at Elkhart General Hospital in Elkhart, Indiana (1986-1993). The column typescripts are individually titled and include details and recollections of Rupe's activities, family, friends and places he lived or visited, particularly his childhood in East Kentucky. Arranged alphabetically by title.

"5 to 95 Kisses", undated

  • Box 4, folder 26
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"7 Up Comes Down", undated

  • Box 4, folder 27
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"32 Bulldog Pistol", undated

  • Box 4, folder 28
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"Antique Fruit Basket Chair", undated

  • Box 4, folder 29
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"As an Umpire", undated

  • Box 4, folder 30
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"Baptism in the Old Swimming Hole", undated

  • Box 4, folder 31
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"Bean Stringing", undated

  • Box 4, folder 32
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"Ben Eggleston's Mud Hole", undated

  • Box 4, folder 33
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"The Big White Shoes", undated

  • Box 4, folder 34
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"Boyd and the Hornet's Nest", undated

  • Box 4, folder 35
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"The Broken Toe", undated

  • Box 4, folder 36
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"Burnt Cookies", undated

  • Box 4, folder 37
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"Buz Puts the Shot", undated

  • Box 4, folder 38
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"Cats in Church", undated

  • Box 4, folder 39
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"Chad Rides the Hobby Horse", undated

  • Box 4, folder 40
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"Chewing Tobacco", undated

  • Box 4, folder 41
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"A Chipmunk Saga", undated

  • Box 4, folder 42
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"Christmas Socks in the Emergency Area", undated

  • Box 4, folder 43
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"The Copper Web", undated

  • Box 4, folder 44
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"Corn Cob Backfire"

  • Box 4, folder 45
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"Corncob Battle", undated

  • Box 4, folder 46
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"Coumadin Pill Race", undated

  • Box 4, folder 47
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"The Dancing Pooch", undated

  • Box 4, folder 48
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"Doubling Back on a Dream", undated

  • Box 4, folder 49
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"The Dumbull", undated

  • Box 4, folder 50
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"End of The Chase", undated

  • Box 4, folder 51
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"The Floating Elbow", undated

  • Box 4, folder 52
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"The Flying Pony", undated

  • Box 4, folder 53
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"Getting a Shiner in the Dark", undated

  • Box 4, folder 54
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"Got' o Breave", undated

  • Box 4, folder 55
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"Grandpa's Dried Apples", undated

  • Box 4, folder 56
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"Ground Hog Daze", undated

  • Box 4, folder 57
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"The Hiding Hamburger", undated

  • Box 4, folder 58
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"Hitchhiking at Midnight", undated

  • Box 4, folder 59
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"Hitchhiking Hens", undated

  • Box 4, folder 60
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"The Kidney Juice", undated

  • Box 4, folder 61
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"Kiss-Me Chewing Gum", undated

  • Box 4, folder 62
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"Knothole Funnies", undated

  • Box 4, folder 63
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"Lassoed in the Pulpit", undated

  • Box 4, folder 64
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"The Liquid Eyeshade", undated

  • Box 4, folder 65
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"Making the Bed with a Mattock", undated

  • Box 4, folder 66
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"Marbles on the Stairs", undated

  • Box 4, folder 67
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"The Melted Ice Cream", undated

  • Box 4, folder 68
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"Milk Time in the Barn", undated

  • Box 4, folder 69
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"The Milking Stocking", undated

  • Box 4, folder 70
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"Missed on the Commital", undated

  • Box 4, folder 71
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"Motivating a Stubborn Heifer", undated

  • Box 4, folder 72
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"Move Your Thumb", undated

  • Box 4, folder 73
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"My Ordination", undated

  • Box 4, folder 74
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Notes and Filing List, undated

  • Box 4, folder 75
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"Odessa, Missouri", undated

  • Box 5, folder 1
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"Oh! Os, a Big Log", undated

  • Box 5, folder 2
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"A Opossum Tale", undated

  • Box 5, folder 3
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"Our First Telephone", undated

  • Box 5, folder 4
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"Our First Thousand Miles!", undated

  • Box 5, folder 5
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"The Painted Sleeve", undated

  • Box 5, folder 6
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"Peanut Butter Sandwich", undated

  • Box 5, folder 7
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"Picking the Big White Gander", undated

  • Box 5, folder 8
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"Pig Farm", undated

  • Box 5, folder 9
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"The Platform Rocker", undated

  • Box 5, folder 10
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"Pondo's Haircut", undated

  • Box 5, folder 11
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"Post-Christmas Fright", undated

  • Box 5, folder 12
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"Professor Britton's Molasses Testing", undated

  • Box 5, folder 13
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"Rabbit Fever - Tularemia", undated

  • Box 5, folder 14
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"Robbing the Mail", undated

  • Box 5, folder 15
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"The Runaway Pig", undated

  • Box 5, folder 16
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"Salting the Mules", undated

  • Box 5, folder 17
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"Sanaculotte (without breeches)", undated

  • Box 5, folder 18
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"Seeing My Frist Automobile", undated

  • Box 5, folder 19
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"The Shared Bath Tub", undated

  • Box 5, folder 20
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"Shaving Show Time", undated

  • Box 5, folder 21
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"The Showering Window Shade", undated

  • Box 5, folder 22
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"The Sitting Graves", undated

  • Box 5, folder 23
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"Sleeping in Church", undated

  • Box 5, folder 24
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"Snake in the Dark", undated

  • Box 5, folder 25
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"Sourwood Horns", undated

  • Box 5, folder 26
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"Sow and the Chestnuts", undated

  • Box 5, folder 27
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"Splinter in my Foot", undated

  • Box 5, folder 28
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"Stereofoam Pillow", undated

  • Box 5, folder 29
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"Street Number 312", undated

  • Box 5, folder 30
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"Stump Water Wart Clinic", undated

  • Box 5, folder 31
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"Taking it in the Guts", undated

  • Box 5, folder 32
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"A Thousand Miles on the Thumb", undated

  • Box 5, folder 33
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"The Toad Frog Hop", undated

  • Box 5, folder 34
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"Toenails Plus", undated

  • Box 5, folder 35
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"Twins Plus", undated

  • Box 5, folder 36
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"A Waffle Back", undated

  • Box 5, folder 37
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"A Walnut in the Road", undated

  • Box 5, folder 38
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"Wentzville, Missouri", undated

  • Box 5, folder 39
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"Wetting Down the Tent", undated

  • Box 5, folder 40
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"The Wheelchair Wreck", undated

  • Box 5, folder 41
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"The Wonderful Amen", undated

  • Box 5, folder 42
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Personal, 1933-1993, undated

Scope and Contents

Comprises essays, correspondence and programs that document Rupe's studies and writings on theology, including two student essays (undated) and a pastoral letter to the United Presbyterian Church, Rushville, Ind. (1943). Also includes a "Radio Sunday School" broadcast typescript from WHHH (1954, Warren, Ohio) and a newspaper article documenting Rupe's career upon his retirement as Director of Pastoral Care at Elkhart General Hospital (1993). There is also a book of hymns collected by Rupe.

Essay, "At Last", Carl E. Kinnard, 1984 Jan. 15

  • Box 5, folder 43
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Essay, "Financing the Church", undated

  • Box 5, folder 44
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Essay, "Guilt and Grace", Carl E. Kinnard, 1983 Dec. 4

  • Box 5, folder 45
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Essay, "The Reality of a Loving God", Barry P. Munn, 1984 Jan. 1

  • Box 5, folder 46
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Essay, "Surprises", Carl E. Kinnard, 1983 Dec. 18

  • Box 5, folder 47
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Essay, "Youth Evangelism", undated

  • Box 5, folder 48
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Greeting card, undated

  • Box 5, folder 49
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Letter to Rushville, Ind., congregation, 1943 Sept. 1

  • Box 5, folder 50
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"Radio Sunday School" transcript (WHHH, Warren, Ohio), 1954 Aug. 15

  • Box 5, folder 51
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Newspaper clipping, "Hospital chaplin in Elkhart leaves", 1993 Mar. 28

  • Box 5, folder 52
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Program, "Rushville High School Baccalaureate", 1944 May 28

  • Box 5, folder 53
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Souvenir program, "The Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of the United Presbyterian Church of North America", 1933

  • Box 5, folder 54
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Book, "101 Hymns of the Hour of Charm", 1942

  • Box 5, folder 55
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Book, Without Excuse, by Arthur J. Smith, "Presented by the Sterling College Gospel Team, 1936-1937", 1907

  • Box 5, folder 56
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Poems Box/Subject File, 1941-1981, undated

  • Box 6, folder 1-5
Scope and Contents

Comprises clippings, transcribed quotations, selected Bible verses, and church bulletins containing topics, subjects, and turns of phrase Rupe used for sermons and columns. Rupe filed these in alphabetical order by title, and this arrangement has been retained.

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