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  2. Youth Orientation Units Collection

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    Title and Physical Descripition:

    Youth Orientation Units, 1972-1994, 60 cm of textual material.

    Administrative History

    The Youth Orientation Units (YOU) was a residential farm work program which dealt creatively with problems and adjustments facing some boys in society.  Peter Rempel, former pastor of the Lendrum Mennonite Brethren Church, Edmonton, initiated the program.  It started very small after Peter Rempel bought 160 acres of land near Warburg, Alberta.  A partnership with Dr. George Loewen made possible the purchase of additional and construction of some appropriate facilities.  The first client, admitted on a tempoary basis, arrived in 1970.  Most of the early clients came from the Alberta Hospital, Oliver [Edmonton], a psychiatric facility.

    The primary object of the program was to use the farm as the instrument whereby troubled boys were taught practical work skills and habits, given a chance to think about life, and gain a better chance to succeed.  Initially Peter Rempel and George Loewen hoped the program could become self-supporting.  The costs of time and resources needed to monitor and guide boys, many with serious behavioural, health, attitudinal problems, and little practical work experience, were, however, very high.

    Members of the Executive Committee of the Mennonite Central Committee, Alberta (MCC Alberta) became interested and in 1972 MCC Alberta provided a small subsidy of $90.00 per month.  That was increased to $2,400 when more boys joined the program.  Social Services, Alberta, provided $190.00 and later more per person per month.  There were, nevertheless, continuing capital costs and operational deficits which resulted in a decision by Peter Rempel and George Loewen to close the program, effective 31 December 1974.  MCC members Stanley Shantz, Edgar Boettker and others, however, asked Rempel and Loewen to continue the program, pending formulation and constituency approval of a long-term solution.  That resulted, in 1975, in acceptance by MCC Alberta of YOU as their program.  A 10 year lease of the farm was signed with Peter Rempel continuing as Director.

    An agreement with the Solicitor General’s Department was negotiated in 1976 and came into effect on 1 January 1977. Initially it covered 43% of YOU’s operating costs.  That support rose to 59% in the second year and later to 70%  Up to 12 clients at a time could be accommodated.  They stayed for varying periods of time.  Most of the boys sent to YOU by the courts or other government agencies, supported by the Solicitor General’s Department, were on probation, allowed to be temporarily absent from jail, or wards of the government.  Some were also sent by parents.  The program achieved very positive assessments and exceptionally favourable recifivism rates.

    Also in 1976, effective early in 1977, MCC Alberta bought the farm from Peter Rempel and George Loewen for $112,500.00.  Peter Rempel continued as Director until 1984 when he was succeeded by Jake Baergen.  Jake served asDirector until 1988 when, after a brief interlude, Peter Rempel returned as Director and served until the program was closed in 1990.

    The program was significantly affected by the Young Offenders Act, 1984.  Initially boys between the ages of 16 and 20 had been admitted. The Young Offenders Act, however, applied only to persons between 12 and 17 years of age, and school age boys under 15 could not legally be accepted for farm or other work programs.  As a result, YOU could only accept boys between the ages of 15 and 17.  Most of these young offenders, moreover, received relatively short sentences.  That did not provide sufficient time for clients to achieve the objectives set by YOU administrators and supporters.

    Officials of the Solicitor General’s Department became concerned about the rural location, absence of educational services, and hardships of travel for parents and family members.  Severe government budget cuts added to the problems, and in 1990 notification was given that government funding for YOU would be terminated.  There were unsuccessful appeals to the Solicitor General and the Premier.  Several alternative plans were formulated, but after only a short extenson government support ended and the program closed.  Furniture, equipment and removable assets were sold at auction in 1991 and the property was sold to the Lucy Baker School for $330,000.00 in 1994.  The Lucy Baker School is a Christian Girls School supported but not operated by the Anglican Church.

    Custodial History

    George Loewen was an early partner in program and donated to the Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta selected copies of letters and documents, including several documenting the origin and early history of the program, in 2015 (accession 2015.007).    The largest portion of this collection consists of the records of the Board of the Youth Oriention Units during the years which became an MCC Alberta sponsored program.  These materials were donated othe archives of the Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta in 2011 (accession 2011.032).  Herman Neufeld served as Chairperson of the YOU Board when the program was closed and the property sold.  He donated his files to the Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta in 2012 (accession 2012.019).

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of correspondence, board minutes, legal and other official documents, a few newspare reports. financial statements.

    Access Restrictions:

    None

    Notes:

    Accessions 2011.032, Accession 2012.019, Accession 2015.007 and Accession 2016.001 (All filed with 2011.032)

    Finding Aid:  List of Files

    Box 1 Accession 2015.007. Copies of documents provided by George Loewen

    1. Copies of early and other YOU documents donated by George Loewen
    1 a. 2 CDs of pictures prepared for a celebration of Peter Rempel and others involved with YOU.
    1 b. Legislation and Regulations
    1 c. Corresoindence,  1872-1875, Genesee Developments
    1 d Subject file, 1879-1990, Genesee Developments
    1 e Taxes, 1970-1987, Genesee Developments
    1 f Mortgages, 1973-1990, Genesee Developments

    Box 1 Accession 2015.032, MCC Alberta files.
    2.  MCC Alberta financial support of YOU, 1972-1974.
    3. YOU Board minutes, financial statements, reports, 1975.
    4. YOU Board minutes, financial statements, reports, 1976.
    5. YOU Legal and financial documents, 1976-1983.
    6. YOU Board minutes, financial statements, annual reports, 1976.
    7. YOU Board minutes, 1977.
    8. YOU Program details, government involvement, financial statements, 1976-77.
    9. YOU Follow-up Survey, correspondence, 1977.
    10. YOU Organization Structures, residence lists, 1978.
    11.  YOU Board minutes, correspondence, reports, 1978-1980.
    12. YOU Board minutues, 1978-79.
    13. YOU Board highlights, 1979-1980.
    14. YOU Board minutes, documents, reports, 1980
    15. YOU Board minutes, reports, documents, 1981.
    16. YOU Board minutes, correspondence, reports, documents, 1982.
    17. YOU Board minutes, correspondence, reports, documents, 1983

    Box 2
    18. YOU Board minutes, correspondence, reports, documents, 1984.
    19. Undated Brochures, Alberta Young Offenders Custody, Probation programs.
    20. YOU Board minutes, correspondence, reports, documents, 1985.
    21 YOU Board minutes, correspondence, reports, documents, 1986.
    22. YOU Board minutes, correspondence, reports, documents, 1987.
    23. YOU Board minutes, correspondence, reports, documents, 1988.
    24. YOU Board minutes, correspondence, reports, documents, 1989.
    25. YOU Board minutes, correspondence, reports, documents, 1990.
    26. YOU Inventory, October, 1991.
    27. YOU Board minutes, correspondence, reports, documents, 1991.
    28. YOU Review of history and program by partners and workers, 1991.
    29. Appraisal of YOU farm by Switzer & Associates, 1991.
    30. Lucy Baker School Society minutes, 1992.
    31. YOU Board minutes, correspondence, documents related to the sale of the YOU farm, 1993.
    32. YOU Board minutes, correspondence, documents, related tot he sale of the YOU farm, 1994.

    Box 3, Accession 2011.019 Herman Neufeld’s YOU files
    1. YOU Minutes , Financial Statements, Service AGreements, 1982-1983.
    2. YOU Policy Manual, 1983.
    3. YOU Job applications, minutes, correspondence, financial papers.
    4. YOU Audit Reports, 1983, 1984, 1986.
    5. YOU Contracts, supporting documentation, Solicitor General, 1983-87.
    6. YOU Job applications, supporting documentation, 1986-87.
    7. YOU Financial Statements, Board Directory, supporting documentation, 1986-1988.
    8. YOU Board Minutes, correspondence, 1986-1988,
    9. YOU Contracts and Board Minutes, 1987-1988.
    10. YOU Board Minutes, financial papter, 1988-1989.
    11. YOU Financial Statements, 1987-1988.
    12 YOU Northwest Conference Minutes and Correspondence, 1989-1990.
    13. YOU Minutes and Correspondence, 1988-1990.
    14. YOU Closed confidential file.  No access to be granted. Should probably be destroyed.
    15. YOU Minutes and Financial Staements, 1990.
    16. YOU Contracts, 1990.
    17. YOU Minutes, Correspondence, Financial papers, 1990.

     

    References

    Rempel, Peter, Y.O.U. Peter tells the story, limited publication,  A copy is available at the MHSA library.

    Bender, Urie, Stumbling Heavenward, The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man, Peter Rempel (Winnipeg, MB: Hyperion Press, 1984).

     

     

     

     

     

  3. Carl Edward Hansen fonds

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    Carl Edward Hansen fonds, 1.2 m., 1971-1985

    Biographical History

    Carl Edward Hansen, missionary, Bible School teacher and pastor, was born on 26 October 1941 in Roemary, Alberta, the son of Jens Peter Hansen and Elizabeth Winnifred Friesen.  He grew up on farms in Alberta and Ontario, graduated from Eastern Mennonite College, attended Eastern Mennonite Seminary and holds graduate degrees from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary (M.Div. 1971) and Fuller Theological Seminary (Th.M, 1985).  He married Vera Dorothy King in 1964.  Together they served as missionaries in several east African countries for more than 20 years.  Carl worked in pastoral ministry with the Salem Mennonite Church from 1875 to 1984.  The Hansens retured to Africa in 1985.  Carl is the author of the biographies of his grandparents, Jacob and Justina Friesen, published under the title Jacob and Justina: Pilgrims.  The Oddysey of a Family (Morgantown, PA: Masthof Press, 1998).

    Scope and Content

    The Carl Edward Hansen fonds consists of subject files containing sermons, sermon notes, printed material and clippings,. Most are arranged in accordance with the Rossin-Dewey Decimal Classification.  Guides to tha classification system are included.  The files were creaated and used during the yeras of the Hansens’ pastoral and teaching ministries.

    Source of the Acquisition

    After the Hansens left for Africa in 1985 the files came into the custody of Mary Burkholder, historian and archivist of the Northwest Mennontie Conference. She donated them to the Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta in 2014.

    Access restrictions:None

    Finding Aids: See File Inventory

    Related Material:

    MHSA archives Northwest Mennonite Conference fonds. MHSA archives T. D. Regehr Northwest Mennonite Conference collection.  MHSA archives Harry Stauffer collection; T. D. Regehr, Faith, Life and Witness in the Northwest, 1903-2003: Centennial History of the Northwest Mennonite Conferenc (Waterloo, ON: Pandora Press, 2003).

    Notes: Accession 2014.006

    File Inventory

    BOX  1

    150  General Psychology

    157  Mental Illness

    170 Ethics

    171  Ethical Theories

    171.4  Happiness

    172  Political  Ethics

    172.1 Conscientious Objectors

    173  Family Ethics

    173.1 Marriage

    173.3  Ethics of Birth Control

    174  Occupational  Ethics

    174.6 Gambling

    175  Recreational Ethics

    176  Sexual Ethics

    177 Social Relations

    177.4  Dress

    177.6  Courtship

    178  Temperance and Intemperance

    179  Other Ethical Topics

    179.5  Oaths

    179.7 Suicides

    190  Modern Western Philosophy

    201 philosophy and theories

    207  Study Teaching

    208  Collections

    210  Natural Theology

    213  Creation of  Universe and Earth

    215  Religion and Science

    217  Worship

    220 Bible

    220.1  Bible Origins

    BOX 2

    220.12  Canon

    220.13 Inspiration

    220.15  Prophetic Messages

    220.2  Concordance and Indexes

    223.3  Dictionary and Encyclopedias

    220.4  Original Text and Early Versions

    220.5 Modern Version of the Bible

    220.6  hermeneutics [Exegesis]

    220.9  Biblidal Geography and History

    220.93  Biblical Archeology

    221  Old Testemen

    t222  Historical Books

    222.11 Genesis

    222.12  Exodus

    222.16  Ten Commandments

    222.2  Joshua

    223  Poetic Books

    224  phrophetic Books

    224.1  Isaiah

    224.8 Amos

    225  New Testament

    226.22 New Testament

    226.2 Mathew

    226.3  Mark

    226.4  Luke

    226.5  John

    226.6  Acts of the Apostles

    226.9  Lord’s Prayer

    227.1  Romans

    227.2   1 Corinthians

    227.3  2 Corinthians

    227.4  Galations

    227.5  Ephesians

    227.6  Philippians

    227.7  Colossians

    227.8  Tessalonians

    227.83  1  Timothy

    227.4    2  Timothy

    227.86  Philemon

    227.92  1  Peter

    227.93  2  Peter

    Box  3

    227.94  1  John

    227.96  3  john

    227.97  Jude

    228  Revelations

    230  Doctrinal Theology

    231  Doctrines relating to God

    231.1   God The Father, Creator

    231.2  God the Son, Redeemer

    231.3  God Holy Ghost [ Holy Spirit] Giver of Life Sanctification

    231.31  Holy Spirit  as Teacher

    231.6  Divine love and Wisdom

    231.7Divine Law

    231.73  Miracles

    231.8  Theodicy

    232  Christology

    232.1  Incarnation and Messianic  Christology

    232.2  Logos [word of God]

    232.3  Atonement

    232.4  Sacrifice

    232.5  Ressurrection

    232.6  Second Coming

    232.7  Judgment

    232.8  Divinity of Jesus Christ

    232.9  Life of Christ

    232.91  Mary, the Mother of Jesus

    232.95  Calling of the Apostles

    232.963  Crucificion

    233  Man

    233.2  Sin

    233.7  Freedom of Man

    234  doctrines Relating To Salvation [Soterology]

    234.1  Grace

    234.2  Faith

    234.3  Redemption

    234.4  Regeneration

    234.5  Repentence

    BOX  4

    234.6  Obedience

    234.7   Sanctification

    235  Doctrine  Related To Saints, Angles, Devils

    236  Eschatology

    236.1  Death

    236.3  Millennium

    236.8  Resurrection of Dead

    236.9  Last  judgement

    237  Future State [ Life After Death]

    237.4  Heaven

    237.5  Hell

    238  Christian Creed and Confession Of Faith

    238.11  Apostles’  Creed

    238.3-9  Other Christian Creed and Confessions of Faith

    2378.5  Westminister Confession

    239  Apologetics

    240  Devotional and Practical Theology

    241  Moral  Theology

    241.1  Christian Consciences

    242  Meditation  and Contemplation

    242.2 Daily Devalions

    242.3   Meditaion For Religious Occasions

    242.33  Christmas

    242.36  Easter

    242.37  Mother’s Day

    243  Evangelistic  Writings

    245  Hymnology

    234.3  Biolgraphy of Hymn Writers

    246  Christian Symbolism

    247  Sacred Furniture and Vestment

    248  Personal Religion

    248.24  Converets and Conversion

    248.37  Collection Of Private Prayers

    248.4  Christian Life

    249  Family Worship

    250  Pastoral Theology

    251  Pastoral Theology

    252.4  Practical Sermons

    252.5  Sermons for  the Young People

    252.61  Christians sermons

    252.63  Easter  Sermons

    252.67  Other Religions Holidays and Fast  Days

    252.7  Consecrations, Ordinations  Instalation Sermons

    253  Pastors

    253.2   Pastoral Life

    BOX  5

    253.5  Pastoral Counseling

    253.53  Pre- marital

    253.7  Personal  Evangelism

    254  Church and Parish  Administration

    254.2  Urban Church Work

    254.3  Radio and TV  in  Religious Work

    254.62  Church  Membership

    254.8 Church Finance

    258  Other Psrish Activities

    259.2  Ministry to youth

    259.7  Cell Groups

    260  Christian Church

    506  The Christian Church

    261  Chritian Social Theology

    261.2  Christian and Other Religions

    261.5  Christian and Growth  Of   Knowledge

    261.63  Christianity and War

    261.7  Christianity and Civil Government

    BOX  6

    261.8  Christianity and Socioeconomic Problems

    261.83  Race Relatiions and Church

    262  Church Government  and   Organization

    262.1  Governing Leaders

    262.oo1  Ecumentical Movement

    262.5   Vatican Council

    253  Sabbath  and Sunday

    264  Ritual and Liturgy  Of Public Worship

    264.1  Public Prayer

    264.2  Music in Public Worship

    264.3  Scripture Readings

    264.4 Responsive Readings

    264.9  Public Worship Church Year Mo, Wk, Day

    265  Sacrements

    265.1  Baptism

    265.1  Church Growth

    265.1  Evangalism  Ideas

    265.3  Eucharist

    265.4  Ordination

    265.5  Matrimony

    265.62  Confession

    265.85  Religious  ceremonies  for th dead

    265.9  Other  Acts

    266  Mission

    266.022  City Missions

    267  Christian  Religious Association

    267.15  Salvation Army

    267.6  Religious Societies Of Young People

    268  Religous Education

    268.01  Functions – Aims

    268.146  Building Up Attendance

    268.33  Administration – Supervision

    268.332  Pastor – Associate Pastor

    BOX  7

    268.336  Librarian

    268.37  Teachers  268.37  Success Kit for Sunday School Teachers

    268.371  Qualifications and Personality Paul – Timothy Program

    Seminar on Volunteerism

    268.372  Training [ of Teachers]  Success Kit, for Sunday School Teachers

    Teachers Meetings

    268.3721  Workshop For Training

    268.3722   Manuals and Hand books For Training

    268.4 Organization [ Stucture of the School]

    268.422  Extension Department

    268.432 Children’s Divisions [ages 1-12]

    268.433 Young People’s Divisions [ Ages  13-24]

    268.434  Adult Division

    268.436  Correspondence  Courses

    268.4374  Vacation Bible School

    268.4375  Christian Day Schools

    268.4378  Bible School, Colleges, Seminaries

    268.6  Materials and Methods [ Of Instructions]

    268.635  Visual Instructions [Visual Aids]

    269  Public Spiritual Renewal

    269.2  Revival and Camp meetings

    270  Christian Church History

    270.6  Reformation and Counter Reformations 1517- 1648

    270.8  Modern Church 1789

    272  Persecution

    273  Heresies

    275  History Of Christian Church In Asia

    276  History Of  Christian Church In Africa

    280  Christian Church and Sects

    280.1  Ecumenical Movement

    281.2  Apostolic Church To  100 AD

    281.7  Coptic Ethiopian  Orthodox Church

    281.9 Eastern Orthodox Church

    282  Roman Catholic  Church

    283  Anglican Churches

    284 Protestantism

    284.3  Anabaptism

    284.6  Moravian  Church

    286  Baptist Churches

    286.6  Church of Christ

    289  Other Chritian Sects0

    289.3  Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter -Day Saints [ Mormans]

    289.5  Church Of Christ , Scientist

    289.7  Mennonite Churches

    289.721  Eastern Mennonite Collages

    290 Other Religions

    301  Youth ministery-ideas , resources

    3o1  Youth Bible Study

    301  Youth Leadership  Workshop

    BOX  8

    301  Youth ministery, Quiz

    301   MYO  Sponsers Job Discription

    301  SEM  Preaching

    301  Principles of Sociology

    301   A Pocryphal Summaries

    301  Modern Religions Movement

    301   Conflict Resolution

    301   Marriage and Family Councilling

    301  Principles of Christian  Education  201

    301   Christian Education 401

    301   General  Psychology

    301    Christian Living  102

    301    Christian Living Notes

    301  Introduction to Literature

    301   New Testament  101

    301   Pastor’s  Wife

    301   Teaching Children Creativity

    301   Family Ideas  Recipies

    301.451   American Indians

    330    Economics

    335   Economic  Ideologies

    335.43  Communism

    335.7  Christian  socialism

    341.13  United Nations

    360   Social Welfare

    362.6   Old Age

    364   Crime

    364.7   Punishment  Crime

    370   Education

    390  Customs of Folklore

    600   Technology( Applied Science)

    614.88    First Aid

    630   Agriculture

    700   The arts

    720   Architecture

    726   Ecclesiastical  Buildings

    800   Literature

    808   Literary Compositions

    808.1  Poetry  Religious

    808.2   Christian Drama

    808.3   Fiction (Christianity)

    821    Poetry  Collections

    920   Biography

    922   Religions Leaders     John  Wesley’s Life and Thought

    930   Ancient  History

    947   Russia

    950   Asia

    951   Middle   East

    960   Africa

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  4. Mennonite Centennial (1875-1975) Picture Series, 1975 5 pages

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    Title and Physical Description

    Mennonite Centennial (1875-1975) Picture Series consists of 5 pen and ink sketches of pioneer Manitoba Mennonite scenes by Victor P. Friesen.

    History

    The five pen and ink sketches were done by Victor Friesen as part of the 1975 centennial celebrations of the coming of the Mennonites to Manitoba.  They were printed by Christian Press and sold at the Mennonite Museum in Steinbach, Manitoba.

    Custodial History

    The Pictures Series  was purchased at the Mennonite Museum in Steinbach and donated by Bill Doerksen, Cochrane, Alberta.

    Scope and Content

    The five sketches are titled:

    1. Sarai used by some of the early settlers

    2. Simlin used by the early Mennonite settlers

    3. Early Mennonite home in Manitoba

    4. Early Mennonite church

    5. Typical Mennonite farm in Russia and also in Manitoba

    Source of Acquisition

    Donation by Bill Doerksen, Cochrane, Alberta

    Access restrictions

    None

    Notes

    Accession 2005.048

  5. Swift Current Bible Institute fonds, 1966-1977. 1.5 m

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    Title and Physical Description

    Swift Current Bible Institute fonds, 1966-1997. 1.28 m.

    Administrative History

    The Swift Current Bible Institute (SCBI) was founded in 1936 by N  Banmann with the support of leaders of the General Conference of Mennonites in Canada.  The Institute was located at 512 Cheadle Street, Swift Current where, over the years, three buildings were erected.  They provided administrative and classroom space, dormitories and a teacher’s residence.

    The Institute offered training for Sunday School teachers, youth leaders, choir members and conductors, catechism classes and courses in Mennonite history and missions.  It operated in winter for about five and a half months, usually with three teachers and support staff.

    After the closure of the Rosthern Bible School in 1961, interested students from the Rosthern area were encouraged to attend the Swift Current Bible Institute.  The Conference of Mennonites in Alberta decided, in 1966, to amalgamate its Bible School, the Menno Bible Institute in Didsbury, with the Swift Current Bible Institute.  Thereafter SCI was administered by a Board whose members were appointed by the Conference of Mennonites of Saskatchewan and the Conference of Mennonites in Alberta

    Land was acquired and architectural drawings commissioned in 1980 for the development of a new campus on the eastern edge of Swift Current, adjacent to Highway 4 and the railway.  Construction of the new campus resulted in a temporary increase in student enrolments, but by the mid 1990s it dropped sharply.   As a result, the supporting conferences withdrew their support.  Efforts to reorganize the school as an independent but conference supported Marpeck School of Discipleship failed, and SCBI was closed in 1996.

    Custodial History

    The material accessioned as 2011-019 was put into temporary storage in Swift Current after the school ws closed.  Henry Goerzen, historian of Mennonite Church Alberta (Formerly the Conference of Mennonites in Alberta) picked up the records and stored them on his farm.  There he divided the fonds into two parts,  Material which Henry Goerzen thought related mainly to Saskatchewan was sent to the archives of the Mennonite Historical Society of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.  The remaining material was donated to the archives of the Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta in 2011.

    Scope and Content

    The fonds only includes material related to the last decades of SCBI’s existence.  It includes school constitutions, by-laws, policy statements, board minutes, reports, correspondence, architectural drawings and plans for the new campus, financial and student records, documentation pertaining to the closing of the school, admissions applications, class lists and reports of intern assignments completed by students and staff.

    Source of Supplied title

    The title is based on the contents of the fonds

    Source of Acquisition

    Donated by Henry D. Goerzen

    Access Restrictions

    Access to student records may be restricted in accordance with Alberta privacy legislation and MHSA privacy policies.

    Finding Aids

    Related Material

    Many of the school’s yearbooks are the the MHSA Library.  See also the Menno Bible Institute Collection in the MHSA archives.  Information on the Mennonite Bible Schools in Western Canada is available in Bruce L. Guenther, “Training for SErvice: The Bible School Movement in Western Canada.1908-1960,” Ph. D. Thesis, McGill University.  See also Bruce Guenther, “The Origin of the Bible School Movement in Western Canada: Towards an Ethnic Interpretation,” Historical Papers, 1993, Canadian Historical Society of Church History (n.p.: Canadian Historical Society of Church History).

    Notes

    Accession 2011-019

    Box 1 – files 1-

    1  1997 SCBI Files tranfered to MHSA archives

    2   SCBI Constitution

    3   SCBI 1966-1973 Board minuets correspondence and supporting documents

    4   SCBI 1968 Board minutes and correspondence and supporting documents

    5   SCBI 1979 Board minuets and correspondence and supporting documents

    6   SCBI 1980 Board minuets and correspondence and supporting documents

    7   SCBI  1981 Board minuets and correspondence and supporting documents

    8   SCBI   1982 Board minuets and correspondence and supporting documents

    9   SCBI 1983  Board minuets and  correspondence and supporting documents

    10   SCBI  1985  Board minuets and correspondence and supporting documents

    11   SCBI  1984 Board minuets and correspondence and supporting documents

    Box  2

    12   SCBI   1985  Board minuets and correspondence and supporting documents

    13   SCBI   1986  Board minuets and correspondence and supporting documents

    14   SCBI   1987  Board minuets and correspondence and supporting documents

    15   SCBI   1988  Board minuets and correspondence and supporting documents

    16   SCBI   1989  Board minuets and correspondence and supporting documents

    17   SCBI   1990  Board minuets and correspondence and supporting documents

    18   SCBI  1991   Board minuets and correspondence and supporting documents

    19   SCBI  1992   Board minuets and correspondence and supporting documents

    Box  3

    20   SCBI   1993  Board minuets and correspondence and supporting documents

    21   SCBI    1994 Board minuets and correspondence and supporting documents

    22  SCBI           1995   Board  minuets and correspondence and supporting  documents

    23   SCBI            1995     Board minuets and correspondence and supporting  documents

    24  SCBI          1986   Joint delegate  conference correspondence and supporting documents

    25   SCBI   1986  1987  1988   Conference of Mennonites of Sask and Alberta annual joint delegate meeting

    26   SCBI    1987  Joint delegate conference correspondence and supporting documents

    27   SCBI   1988   Joint delegate conference correspondence and supporting douments

    28   SCBI      1989   Joint  delegate conference correspondence and supporting documents

    29   SCBI   1990  Joint delegation conference  correspondence and supporting documents

    30   SCBI    1991   Joint delegation conference correspondence and supporting docements

    31   SCBI   1992   Joint delegation conference correspondence and supporting docements

    32   SCBI   1993   Joint delegation conference correspondence and supporting docements

    33   SCBI   1994 Joint delegation conference correspondence and  supporting douements

    34   SCBI   1995   Joint delegation conference correspondence and supporting docements

    35   SCBI   1996 jJoint delegation conference correspondence and supporting docements

    Box  4

    36   SCBI   1984  1985  Conference pastors and leaders

    37   SCBI   1987  Conference of Mennonites of Alberta correspondence and supporting docements

    38   SCBI   1987   1995   Conference of Mennonites of Sask  correspondence

    39    SCBI   1989   Conference of Mennonites of Manitoba

    40   SCBI   Policy manuals

    41   SCBI   1987   Policy manuals

    42  SCBI   1984  1993  Student Hand Books

    43   SCBI   1994   1996  Community hand book

    44   SCBI   Architects construction planning meetings

    45   SCBI    Personal resume

    46   SCBI   1978   Staff meetings

    47   SCBI   1979   Staff meetings

    48   SCBI   1980  staff  meetings

    49    SCBI   1981  staff meetings

    50   1986  1987   Staff meetings

    51  1984  1988   Staff  files

    52   SCBI   1995  1996   Staff lists

    Box  5

    53   SCBI   1994   1994   Student list

    54   SCBI    1976-77   1981-83   1994-95   1995-1996  student lists

    55   SCBI1981  1982 student workday lists

    56   SCBI  Year Book

    57   SCBI   Alumni Lista

    58   SCBI    Music Holdings

    59    SCBI   1991  task force Bible eduation of Mennonite youth  Man  Sask  Ab

    60   SCBI   Seminer on wheels

    61   SCBI 1995  Marpeck school of discipleship  proposal adn buisness plan

    62   SCBI 1994   Marpeck proposal to board and by board of directors by Ray Friesen

    63   SCBI  1995   Marpeck school of dicipleship  by laws

    Box  6

    64   SCBI   1985  Evaluation Committee

    65   SCBI   1996   Closure

    66   SCBI   1992   Organization for the future

    67    SCBI   1995-1996   Board structure

    68   SCBI   1995   Incorporation  and by laws

    69   SCBI   1996   Appraisal and sale of SCBI

    70   SCBI   1980-1988   Property   development

    71   SCBI  1997   Finance

    72   SCBI  1996   Sale

    73   SCBI   1997  Property and titles

    74   SCBI   1997   Managment Committee

    75    SCBI   1946-1947  Applications

    76     SCBI   1947-1948  Applications

    77    SCBI    1948-1949   Applications

    78    SCBI    1949-1950   Applications

    79   SCBI    1950-1951   Applications

    80    SCBI   1950-1952   Applications

    81    SCBI    1952-1953    Applications

    82    SCBI    1953-1954    Applications

    83    SCBI    1954-1955   Applications

    84    SCBI    1955-1956   Applications

    85    SCBI    1956-1957   Applications

    86    SCBI    1957-1958   Applications

    87    SCBI    1946-1958   Class Lists

    Box  7

    88    SCBI    1975   Intern  Lists

    89    SCBI    1976   Intern Lists

    90    SCBI    1977   Intern lists

    91    SCBI    1978   Intern Lists

    92   SCBI    1979   Intern Lists

    93    SCBI     1980   Intern Lists

    94    SCBI    1981   Intern Lists

    95    SCBI    1982   Intern Lists

    96    SCBI     1983    Intern lists

    97    SCBI    1984    Intern Lists

  6. Johann Jantzen fonds

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    Title and Physical Description

    Johann Jantzen fonds, 1839-1998, 2.5 cm of copied textual material

     

    Administrative/Biographical History

    Johann Jantzen was born 6 October 1823 in Neuteichsdorfsfeld, West Prussia, near Danzig.  In 1869 he migrated to Southern Russia in an area close to Afghanistan.  In 1884 the family left Russia and moved too Nebraska.  He died 5 October 1903.

     

    Scope and Content

    This is a personal diary started by Johann Jantzen in 1839 and continued by other family members from 1903 to 1935.  It was written in the German Gothic script, transcribed into Latin script and then translated into English.  Included are maps, two letters dated 1913 and 1998 describing family circumstances, biographical notes on Johann’s father and grandfather, and a brief genealogical chart.    The story begins in West Prussia, follows the family’s travels to Southern Russia east of the Aral Sea, then back to Germany and emigration to America, where they settled near Plymouth, Jefferson County in Nebraska.

     

    Custodial History

    A copy of the material was obtained from Colin Neufeld.

     

    Source of Supplied Title

    Based on the main contents of the fonds

     

    Source of Acquisition

    Gift by Colin Neufeld, Edmonton, in 1012.

     

    Access Restrictions

    None

     

    Notes.

    Accession 2012.042

    Last updated February 2014 by Ted Regehr

     

    Finding Aids

    No Finding Aids

     

     

  7. Elsie Wiebe fonds

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    Title and Physical Description

    Elsie Wiebe fonds. — 1976-1998. — 2 cm of textual records. — 1 photograph

    Administrative/Biographical History

    Elsie Andres, 1923- , was born in Langham, Saskatchewan to Jacob J. Andres and Anna Doerksen. She married John Wiebe of Colonsay, Saskatchewan, with whom she had six children: Harvey, Stanley, Martha, Paul, Thomas, and Marianne.

    Custodial History

    The records were passed to Art Siemens

    Scope & Content

    The fonds consists of family history material related to the Wall Family

    Source of Supplied Title

    Title based on the contents of the fonds

    Source of Acquisition

    Gift from Art Siemens, 2007

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Finding Aids

    See Files Inventory

    Related Materials

    For library copy of the book related to the fonds, see:

    • Wiebe, Elsie (1995). German Wall Book. Calgary, AB: Author

    Accruals

    None expected

    Notes

    Accession 2007.011

    Last updated 27 Jul 2008 – Judith Rempel
    Revised, July 2012

    Files Inventory

    1 – 1 Letters from Russia – 1976-1998
    1 – 2 Printer’s Copy of German Wall Book [1 photograph]- 1995

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  8. Friesen, Henry D. (1880-1963)

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    Friesen, Henry D. (1880-1963)

    A tribute to Henry D. Friesen was written and presented by Martha Niesen to the MHSA-sponsored “Celebration of the 80th Anniversary of Russian Mennonites coming to Coaldale, Alberta (1926-2006)” and can be found in the MHSA newsletter (vol. IX, #2). In addition, the following three poems by “Dichta Friesa” were read by Hilde Heidebrecht.

    Borgi

    Daut Borgi es en Wundawoat
    Daut B, daut fällt met emoal faot,
    Und dann stallt sick daut bisied,
    On dann es aull di Hall nich wiet…
    On oah, daut, daut ea so lang,
    On kemmt dann noch daut doamang,
    Daut es so väl moal nopp on rauf,
    On reakt bi maunchem bat en’t Grauf….
    Daut Borgi morgi Sorgi moakt,
    De Supp woat nie to heet gekoakt —
    Koakt de, woa Fia on Speena send,
    Daut maun sick Tung on Mul vebrennt.
    Schauf wie daut Borgi uti Welt,
    Dann ha wie aula wada Geld;
    On waut eck dann noch wieda glöw,
    Dann ha wie aulla wada Löw…

    On wea vondoag mau seehni well,
    De kaun it seehni  ohni Brell,
    Daut waut vondoag den Fräd ons nemmt,
    Tom groti Deel vom Borgi kemmt.

    On send wie dann vom Borgi frie
    Dann woat ons gaunzet  Lewi nie;
    Dann schloap wie wa di gaunze Nacht
    On wo de gaunze Dag dann lacht!

    Wea foat betoahlt, waut he sick kaft,
    De havt dann werklich waut ‘a havt;
    On wea so emma doni kaunn,
    Daut es on bliwt en fria Maun.

    Muttalöw

    Waut mieni Mutta fe mie deed,
    Daut woar eck nie vegäti – –
    Wo se biem Flecki niemoals  meed
    Bat enni Nacht gesäti.

    De Bäcksi weari emma twei,
    On miene Stremp veräti;
    On eck wull bie dem Aullalei
    Uck emma waut tom äti..

    De Grettimalk, De Plumimoos,
    De Schnettki on de Kielke – –
    Wo, kunn di Mutta daut mau blos!
    Daut nöhm doch uck  en Wielki.

    Se  wosch uck mieni Hamdi ut,
    On schneet mie en Schibrienki;
    Wosch Drack ut mieni Ohri rut,
    Se wull doch nich en Schwienche.

    On kunn eck den Korkismus nich,
    On wull noa School nich goahni;
    Dann kunn se mie so müttalich
    Beschämi on vemoahni.

    Haud Lehra met mie Schlägerie,
    On se kreag daut to  höri –
    Dann musst en gooda Malkstock mie
    De Wehdoag noch vermehri.

    Nich leifta Zock moakt den Maunn,
    He mott uck Päpa schmacki;
    Dann woat he, woa he weet en kaunn,
    De Haund noahm Goodi stracki.

    Bie sohni Mutta, ohni  Froag,
    Kaunn jieda  Kind waut woari;
    Doch fercht eck, daut di Welt vondoag
    Den Malkstock havt veloari.

    Gnade

    Auf wuestem Lebenspfade,
    Mein Gott, bei Lust und Pein –
    Was ist’s in Deiner Gnade
    Ein Gandenkind zu sein!

    Wenn um die Gnadenfuelle
    Das Kind schon fruehe bat;
    Und dann in aller Stille
    Sie ausgebeuted hat.

    Auch stand dem Juengling offen
    Das weite Gandentor;
    Wo er bei Glauben, Hoffen
    Die Spuren nie verlor.

    In schweren Leidensstunden,
    Schon dem Verzagen nah –
    War bei den tiefsten Wunden
    Die Gande immer da.

    Das ist ein selges Leben,
    Das macht die Zukunft hell;
    In Demut still ergeben,
    Zu ruh’n am Gnadenquell.
    “Gnade viel groeszer als unsre Schuld.”

    © 2007 Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta
    Last Updated 27 May 2007

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  9. Elsie Wiebe fonds

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    Title and Physical Description

    Elsie Wiebe fonds. — 1976-1998. — 2 cm of textual records. — 1 photograph

    Administrative/Biographical History

    Elsie Andres, 1923- , was born in Langham, Saskatchewan to Jacob J. Andres and Anna Doerksen. She married John Wiebe of Colonsay, Saskatchewan, with whom she had six children: Harvey, Stanley, Martha, Paul, Thomas, and Marianne.

    Custodial History

    The records were passed to Art Siemens

    Scope & Content

    The fonds consists of family history material related to the Wall Family

    Source of Supplied Title

    Title based on the contents of the fonds

    Source of Acquisition

    Gift from Art Siemens, 2007

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Finding Aids

    See Files Inventory

    Related Materials

    For library copy of the book related to the fonds, see:

    • Wiebe, Elsie (1995). German Wall Book. Calgary, AB: Author

    Accruals

    None expected

    Notes

    Accession 2007.011
    Last updated 27 Jul 2008 – Judith Rempel
    Revised, July 2012

    Files Inventory

    1 – 1 Letters from Russia – 1976-1998
    1 – 2 Printer’s Copy of German Wall Book [1 photograph]- 1995

    General Queries/Comments: Contact MHSA