Guide to the Dayhoff, Paul S. Collection

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Guide to the Dayhoff, Paul S. Collection 1925/2009

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Dayhoff, Paul S. Collection
Dates: 1925-2009
Bulk Dates: 1952-2006
Identification: CFT00016
Creator: Dayhoff, Paul S., 1925- Dayhoff, Irvin E.
Physical Description: 7.00
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Administrative History:

The son of Nazarene missionaries in Africa, Dayhoff studied at the University of Witwatersrand (B.A. 1948), Asbury Theological Seminary (B.D. 1951), and the University of South Africa (D.Th. 1980). His D.Th. dissertation was entitled “The Message of Holiness of the Church of the Nazarene Among the Northern Sotho People.” In addition to the African prosopography material, the collection documents the life and ministry of Paul Stanley and Margaret Lillian Stark Dayhoff, including published materials, unpublished materials and labeled photographs in both digital and paper formats. The collection also contains items published by his father Irwin E. Dayhoff.
Irvine Dayhoff (1894-1982) was born in Dayton, Kansas. In 1916 he married Fannie Longnecker.(1890-1989) Irvine and Fannie Dayhoff  went to South Africa  in 1919 as missionaries sponsored by the Hephzibah Faith Missionary Association. In 1939, after a furlough of two years they went back as independent missionaries. In 1941 they affiliated themselves with the International Holiness Mission which merged with the Church of the Nazarene in 1952.  In 1942 they founded the Lorraine Mission. The Thriving North Eastern District of the Church of the Nazarene in South Africa is the direct result of their work, along with other pioneers. They retired at University Park Iowa in 1960.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

Church of the Nazarene

Geographic Name:

South Africa

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

Scholarly use with parameters of copyright law

Conditions Governing Access:

Supervised use only

Scope and Contents

The Paul S. Dayhoff (1925- ) Collection documents Church of the Nazarene missions in southern Africa. It contains data on 475 persons, mostly African nationals, who have been crucial to the development of the church in Africa. A version of this information was published in the internet Dictionary of African Biography (
). Other information was also published in Living Stones in Africa (3 volumes, 1996-2006) and in Africa Nazarene Mosaic: Inspiring Accounts of Living Faith (2001).