of Alberta

Alberta Mennonite High School Collection, 1946-1996, 6 cm

Accession 2010.030, 2011.025, 2024.008, 2014.023, 2017.021.

Title and Description

Alberta Mennonite High School Collection, 1946-1996, 6 cm.

Administrative/Biogrpahical History

The Alberta Mennonite High School was established in Coaldale, Alberta, in 1946, by an educational society with members from various Mennonite communities in the province.  It operated until 1964, the last several years as a school of the Mennonite Brethren Conference of Alberta. It offered instruction in grdes 9 to 12 and after 1952 also in grades 7 and 8.   It was accredited by the provincial government but received very little government financial support.  Inadquate financial, conference, church and community support resulted in its closure in 1964,

Scope and Content

The collection consists of material donated by four former students of the school.  It includes an account of founding of the school, notes, minutes and correspondence of the sponsoring society, and alumni information.

Source of Acquisition

Gifts by John B. Toews, Rudy Kornelsen, David Dick, Ted Regehr

Finding Aid:

1.1 “Some Events and Dats Related to the Founding of a Mennonite High School, by Heinrich Kornelsen,” donated by John B. Toews.


1-?Alberta Mennonite High  School Calendar, 1953-54, donated by Helen Toews
1-? Post Grad, Alberta Mennonite Hish School Alumni Association, 1951-1959, donated by David Dick and Rudy Kornelsen.
1-? Alumni list, 1996, prepared for a 50th anniversary celebration of the founding of the school.