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  1. Bethel Mennonite Church

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    Accession 2003.02

    Title and Physical Description

    Bethel Mennonite Church fonds. — [ca. 1955]-1968. — 2 cm of textual records

    Administrative History

    Bethel Mennonite Church began services in Winnipeg in 1937, and formally organized in 1946. It was originally known as Bethel Mennonite Mission. The first building was occupied in 1938, with subsequent building programs in 1945, 1955 and 1995. Benjamin Ewert is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through urbanization from rural Manitoba and outreach by the General Conference Mennonite Church. The congregation has been affiliated with the Conference of Mennonites in Manitoba, Conference of Mennonites in Canada (1950-), and the General Conference Mennonite Church (1947-). The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1940s. Pastors have been salaried since 1943. In 1950 there were 202 members; in 1965, 450; in 1975, 385; in 1985, 516; in 1995, 591; in 2000, 587.

    Custodial History

    The records were compiled by the Missions Committee of the Women’s Missionary Society of the Bethel Mennonite Church in 1967. They came into the possession of Erna Klassen.

    Scope & Content

    The fonds consists of a collection of biographical sketches of missionaries (and Youth Opportunities Unlimited) in various geographic settings. All were commissioned through the General Conference Commission on Overseas Missions, which was responsible for mission efforts on behalf of Canadian and American General Conference members at that time.

    Source of Supplied Title

    Title based on the contents of the fonds

    Source of Acquisition

    Gift by Erna Klassen, Calgary, Alberta, 2003.

    Arrangement

    According to geographical area

    Access Restrictions

    None

    Finding Aids

    See  Series Inventory

    Accruals

    Not expected

    Notes

    Accession 2003.2
    Administrative History information extracted from Canadian Mennonite Encyclopaedia
    Last updated 22 Apr 2003 – Judith Rempel
    Revised June 2012

    1 – Untitled binder of biographical sketches – 1950s
    2 – Columbia newsletter – 1964-1968

    Series Inventory

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    The binder of biographical sketches is organized geographically; following is effectively a Table of Contents to the material.

    1.  Manitoba
      1. Jacob Unrau (1920-) – p. 4
      2. Gertrude (Giesbrecht) Unrau (1919-) – p. 5
      3. Edwin (-1963) & Anne (Thiessen) Brandt – p. 6
      4. Youth Opportunities Unlimited – p. 10
      5. Otto & Margaret (Neufeld) Hamm – p. 11
      6. Orville & Katherine (Loeffler) Andres – p. 12
    2. Indian Americans
      1. Norman (1929- ) & Mary (Giesbrecht) (1932- ) Bartel – p. 15
      2. Margaret Thiessen (1935- ) – p. 17
      3. Isaac (1927-) & Margret Froese – p. 18
      4. Margaret Derksen (1942-) – p. 19
    3. Mexico
      1. Daniel (1927- ) & Elna (Tiessen) (1929- ) Peters – p. 21
      2. Menno (1918- ) & Esther (Klassen) (1921- ) Bergen – p. 23
      3. Anne (Neufeld) Rupp (1932- ) p. 24
      4. Abe (1931- ) & Hanna Rempel – p. 25
    4. South America
      1. Frank & Anne (Regehr) Dyck – p. 27
      2. Bruno (1927- ) & Elizabeth (Janzen) Epp – p. 29
    5. Colombia
      1. George (1934- ) & Margaret (Vogt) (1933- ) Ediger – p. 32
    6. India
      1. Anne Penner – p. 35
      2. Leona Cressman (1917- ) p. 36
      3. Helen Kornelsen (1920- ) – p. 37
      4. Jacob & Dorothy (Andres) Giesbrecht – p. 39
      5. Paul I. (1926- ) & Lois (Bartel) (1927- ) Dyck – p. 41
      6. Dr. Homer K. & Gredi Janzen – p. 43
      7. Nettie Bergmann – p. 46
      8. John (1935) & Mary (Schrag) Pauls – p. 47
    7. Japan
      1. Esther Patkau – p. 51
      2. Paul W. & Laverne (Lincheid) Boschman – p. 53
      3. Ferdinand (1923- ) & Viola (Duerksen) Ediger – p. 56
      4. George Edward (1931- ) & Martha (Giesbrecht) (1927- ) Janzen – p. 59
      5. Anna Dyck – p. 62
      6. Peter & Mary (Klassen) Derksen – p. 64
      7. Raymond & Phyllis Reimer – p. 67
      8. Agnes M. Dueck – p. 69
    8. Africa
      1. Peter Falk – p. 71
      2. Tina Warkentin – p. 73
    9. Taiwan
      1. Helen Willms (1926- ) – p. 75
      2. Dr. Alvin T. (1929- ) & Ruby (Chin-lon) Friesen – p. 77
      3. Susan Martens – p. 79
      4. Frieda Fast – p. 80
      5. Peter & Lydia (Pankratz) (1927- ) Kehler – p. 81
      6. Shirley Hildebrandt – p. 83
    10. (China) Indonesia
      1. Peter (1928- ) & Vera (Suderman) Fast – p. 86
      2. Anne Warkentin (1925- ) – p. 88
      3. Tina Letkemann (1921- ) – p. 89
  2. Lillian Bartel (Lane)

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    Accession – 2012.025

    Title and physical description

    Lillian Bartel (Lane) “Passing on the Comfort” project.  — 2005. — 0.5 cm textual records. (more…)

  3. Bergthal Mennonite Church

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    First Bergthal Mennonite Church building

    First Bergthal Mennonite Church building

    Accession no. 2002.017, 2008.011, 2009.011, 2012.022 and 2016.016, all filed at 2002.017.  Some file numbers were changed when accession 2016.016 was integrated with the items received earlier.

    Title and Physical Description

    Bergthal Mennonite Church fonds. — 1927-2006, predominant 1969-2001. — 96 cm of textual records. — 16 photographs (more…)

  4. Wiebe, Elsie

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    Title and Physical Description

    Elsie Wiebe fonds. — 1976-1998. — 2 cm of textual records. — 1 photograph (more…)

  5. Vertreterversammlung

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    Accession 2004.060, 2006.021, 2007.007 amd 2014.023 (All filed with 2004.060

    Title and Physical Description

    Meeting of the Representatives of the Mennonite Churches and Groups of Alberta fonds. — 1931-1966. — 1.48 m of textual records. — 13 photographs

    Administrative/Biographical History

    The Vertreterversammlung  (Delegate’s Assembly) was a series of usually annual meetings begun in 1929 in order to organize and coordinate efforts of Mennonite settlers in Alberta in areas of relief (local and international), debt repayment, census taking, burial assistance, fire insurance, and funding for hospital care. The most immediately significant of these, and the one to which theVertreterversammlung devoted a great deal of its energies, was the Reiseschuld, or travel debt, accrued during the waves of Mennonite migration to Alberta from Europe and later South America. The first gathering of the Vertreterversammlung took place November 28th and 29th 1929; the first Executive consisted of a Chair and two secretaries. Executive positions were later organized into Chair, Vice-chair, Treasurer and Secretary, with each term lasting until the elections at the following year’s assembly. Each Mennonite district could send one voting delegate per 25 members. Every district also had a Distriktman who served as a representative, facilitated communication between assembly and district, presented reports, and collected census data and money. By 1935 the meetings were producing annual reports under the name Vertreterversammlung der mennonitschen Siedler Albertas (Delegates’ Assembly of Alberta Mennonite Settlers). Mennonite settlers at Coaldale also held separate delegate assemblies to promote local projects.  In 1947 the official name was changed to Vertreter-Versammlung der mennonitschen Gemeinden und Gruppen von Alberta in fragen der Hilfs-Arbeit (Delegates’ Assembly of Mennonite Churches and Groups of Alberta regarding Relief Work). In 1959 it adopted an additional English name, Meeting of the Representatives of the Mennonite Churches and Groups of Alberta. By 1964, when the Vertreterversammlung was absorbed into the newly crafted Mennonite Central Committee (Alberta), the assembly, led by its executive committee, oversaw a variety of smaller organizations and projects including the Mennonite Provincial Relief Committee of Alberta, a Beerdingungskasse (burial fund) and a fire insurance society which later evolved into Mennonite Mutual Insurance. The organization held its final meeting in 1965 under the name Alberta Mennonite Relief and Immigration Council

    Custodial History

    The records were created by various executive committee members and organizations and were subsequently transferred to Mennonite Central Committee Alberta sometime after 1965.

    Scope & Content

    The fonds consists of two series: A) See  Minutes & Reports  B) See  Correspondence

    Variations in Title Proper

    Also known as Vertreterversammlung fonds.

    Source of Supplied Title

    Title based on the contents of the fonds

    Source of Acquisition

    Gift by Mennonite Central Committee Alberta, 2004, 2007

    Language

    German (partly gothic script) and English

    Access Restrictions

    Access to personal information in financial or medical records is subject to relevant legislation and MHSA privacy policy.

    Finding Aids

    See   Series Inventory

    Related Materials

    For records related to the Vertreterversammlung fonds, see the Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization, and Provincial Committees of Mennonite Settlers in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario fonds held by the Mennonite Heritage Centre, Winnipeg.

    Accruals

    Not Expected

    Notes

    Accession 2004.060, 2006.021, 2007.007 amd 2014.023 (All filed with 2004.060
    Last Updated 28 Aug 2008 – Adam Beriault / Judith Rempel
    Revised 10 Jun 2012

    Series Inventory 

    <a name=”series”> Series Inventory

    Series consists of published minutes and reports of approximately yearly meetings of the Provincial Committee of Mennonite Settlers in Alberta (Vertreterversammlung).  The reports are arranged by date.

    Box 1
    1-1 Vertreterversammlung Protokoll und Berichte [minutes and reports] – 1935, 1036, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1944,  1945, 1946
    1-1a Vertreterversammlung Protokoll und Berichte, 1946 English translation by Erna Goerzen
    1-2 Vertreterversammlung Protokoll und Berichte – 1947, 1948, 1940, 1950
    1-3 Vertreterversammlung Protokoll und Berichte – 1951-1952
    1-4 Vertreterversammlung Protokoll und Berichte – 1953-1954
    1-5 Vertreterversammlung Protokoll und Berichte – 1955-1957
    1-6 Vertreterversammlung Protokoll und Berichte – 1958-1959
    1-7 Vertreterversammlung Protokoll und Berichte – 1961-1963
    1-8 Vertreterversammlung Protokoll und Berichte – 1964-1965

    Series consists of correspondence between various members of the Vertreterversammlung executive and other organizations, some formal, such as Mennonite Central Committee and Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization and others informal, such as various local Mennonite relief organizations, mutual aid, burial and relief organizations.  Also includes correspondence with various government bodies regarding immigration.  The correspondence is arranged by date.

    Box 1
    1-9 Rundschreiben des PK [Provincial Committee circulars] – 1931-1946
    1-10 J. J. Thiessen, 1956.  Aus dem Bericht der Canadian Mennonite Board of  Colonization
    1-10 Die Mennonitesche Ansiedlung be Coaldale, Alberta, 1940, 1941, 1942.

    Box 2 Correspondence
    2-10 Briefe aus den Jahren [letters by year, Mennonite relief]; M. Hilfswerk, Alberta – 1933-1936
    2-11 Eingegange Briefe [incoming letters] – 1 July 1934-1 July 1935 – includes minutes
    2-12 Ausgehende Briefe [outgoing letters] – I. Regehr, Coaldale – 24 July 1934-26 June 1935
    2-13 Korrespondenz [correspondence: mental illness] – Nervenkranke – 1934-1937 [2 photographs separated]
    2-14 Korrespondenz [additional correspondence] – Belege fuer Eingaenge – 20 Aug. 1934-12 June 1935
    2-15 Immigranten [immigration lists for Alberta] – Listen fuer Alberta – 25 Sept. 1934-13 Nov. 1936
    2-16 Immigrantenlisten – Oct 5 1934-Aug 24 1935
    2-17 Listen der Zahlungen von Reiseschuld und Boardsteuern von Alberta [lists of travel debt and dues] – May 1935-Dec 1946
    2-18 Ausgehende Briefe – July 1 1935-July 1 1936
    2-19 Eingehende Briefe – July 1935-July 1936
    2-20 Ausgehende des A.P.K. Mennonitischer Siedler [outgoing correspondence of Alberta Provincial Committee of Mennonite Settlers] – July 23 1936-1937
    2-21 Eingehende an dass A.P.K. Mennonitischer Siedler – July 23 1936-July 23 1937
    2-22 Ausgehende Papiere – Prov. Komitee der menn. Siedler Albertas – 1937-1938
    2-23 Eingehende Papiere – Prov. Komitee der menn. Siedler Albertas – 1937-1938

    Box 3
    3-24 Relief – a. Mehl nach Europa b. Fleisch nach Europa c. Lokle Hilfe in den 30-er Jahren [a. flour to Europe, b. meat to Europe, c. local relief] – 1937-1949
    3-25 Ausgehende Briefe – July 1938-June 1939
    3-26 Eingehende Briefe – 1938-1939
    3-27 Siedlungsarbeit 1 Alberta P.R. [settlement concerns] – 1938-1950
    3–27a Siedlungsarbeit 2 – bilder [settlers’ work 2 – pictures]. – 1934-1939. – Photos of fields before and after fertilization (1939); Provincial Mental Hospital, Ponoka; unidentified family; Jacob Enns (1935)
    3-28 Ausgehende Briefe – 1939-1940
    3-29 Eingehende Briefe – 1939-1940
    3-30 Reiseschuld Berichte ueber Besuche der Reiseschuldner – Alberta [report of visits to travel debtors] – 1939-1941
    3-31 Ausgehende Briefe – 1940-1941
    3-32 Eingegange Briefe – 1940-1941

    Box 4
    4-33 Material der Menn. Feuervorsicherung – Alberta [material on Mennonite Fire Insurance] – 1940-1953
    4-34 Liquidierung der Reisechuld als Distrikt [liquidation of travel debt by district] – 1941
    4-35 Ausgegangene Briefe – July 1 1941-June 30 1942
    4-36 Eingegange Briefe – 1 July 1941-June 30 1942
    4-37 Ausgegangene Briefe – July 1942-Dec. 1943
    4-38 Eingegangene Briefe (a) – 1 July 1942-31 Dec. 1943
    4-39 Eingegangene Briefe (b) – 1 July 1942-31 Dec. 1943

    Box 5
    5-40 Briefe bezug der Mehlschuld [letters regarding flour debt] – 1943-1944
    in bezug 5-41 Material I der Beerdingungskasse [material regarding the Burial Fund] – 1943-1946
    5-42 Ausgehende Briefe – Letters sent (copies) – Regarding travel debt – 1944
    5-43 Eingegange Briefe (a) – 1944
    5-44 Eingegange Briefe (b) – 1944
    5-45 Ausgegangene Briefe – 1945
    5-46 Eingegange Briefe – 1945
    5-47 Newton Darlehn und Mexico [debt in Alberta] – Schuld in Alberta – 1945
    5-48 Ausgegangene Briefe – 1946

    Box 6
    6-49 Eingegange Briefe – 1946
    6-50 Mennonite Provincial Relief Committee of Alberta – 1946-1947
    6-51 Correspondence – Ausgehende Briefe – 1947
    6-52 Correspondence (a) – (Received) Eingehende Briefe – 1947
    6-53 Correspondence (b) – (Received) Eingehende Briefe – 1947
    6-54 Listen der Immigration – 1947
    6-55 Mennonite Mutual Supporting Society (Mentally Handicapped) – 1947
    6-56 Application of Admission to Canada of Immigrants #1 – 1947-1949
    6-57 Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization – 1947-1949
    6-57a Blank forms, miscellaneous samples. – [ca. 1945-ca. 1960]

    Box 7
    7-58 Immigration (Applikationen fuer Verwandte u Farmarbeiter) [applications for relations and farm labourers] – 1947-1949
    7-59 Immigration – D.P.s as farm labour – Farmhilfe MCC (Alberta) May 1947 – July 1950 [1 photograph separated]
    7-60 Korrespondenz aus den Jahren – 1947-1952
    7-61 Rundschreiben au Alle Gemeinden [circular letters to all churches and congregational groups in Alberta from Mennonite Provincial Relief Committee] & Gruppen in Alberta von M.P.H. Komitee – 1947-1952
    7-62 Korrespondenz – MCC (Alberta) – Jan. 1-July 30 1948
    7-63 Korrespondenz – MCC (Alberta) – Aug. 1-Dec. 31 1948
    7-64 Mennonite Provincial Relief Committee of Alberta – 1948
    7-65 Tool Programm Werkzeug – Program for Paraguay – 1948-1949

    Box 8
    8-66 Immigration – Besondere Falle a. 21 junge manner b. Danziger c. R. Becker d. Mrs. H. Tschaly- Rosemary – 1948-1950
    8-67 Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization – 1948-1955
    8-68 Korrespondenz (a) – MCC (Alberta) – 1 Jan. 1949-31 May 1949
    8-69 Korrespondenz (b) – MCC (Alberta) – 1 Jan. 1949-31 May 1949
    8-70 Korrespondenz – MCC (Alberta) – June 1-December 1949
    8-71 National Employment Service – Displaced Persons – 1949
    8-72 Material II der Menn Prov. Beerdingungskasse – 1947-1950
    8-73 Mennonite Provincial Relief Committee of Alberta – 1949-1950
    8-74 Korrespondenz – M. Hilfswerk, Alberta – 1 Jan. 1950-30 Juni 1950
    8-75 Korrespondenz M. Hilfswerk, Alberta – 1 July 1950-September 1950

    Box 9
    9-76 Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization – 1950-1951
    9-77 Application of Admission to Canada of Immigrants #2 – 1950-1952
    9-78 Mennonite Provincial Relief Committee of Alberta – 1951
    9-79 Mennonite Burial Aid – Korrespondenz in Bezug der Beerdigungskasse – 1951-1952
    9-80 Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization – 1952
    9-81 Mennonite Provincial Relief Committee of Alberta – 1952
    9-82 Mennonite Burial Aid – 1952-1953
    9-83 Mennonite Mutual Supporting Society – 1952-1954
    9-84 Rundschreiben – 1952-1966
    9-85 Korrespondenz – 1953
    9-86 Mennonite Provincial Relief Committee of Alberta – 1953
    9-87 Application of Admission to Canada of Immigrants #3 – 1953-1955
    9-88 Korrespondenz 1954
    9-89 Mennonite Burial Aid – 1954
    9-90 Mennonite Provincial Relief Committee of Alberta – 1954
    9-91 Korrespondenz – 1955
    9-92 Mennonite Provincial Relief Committee of Alberta – 1955
    9-93 Korrespondenz – 1956
    9-94 Mennonite Provincial Relief Committee of Alberta – 1956
    9-95 Application of Admission to Canada of Immigrants #4 – 1956-1961
    9-96 Korrespondenz 1957

    Box 10 

    10-97 Mennonite Provincial Relief Committee of Alberta – 1957-1958

    10-98 Korrespondenz – 1958
    10-99 Korrespondenz – 1959
    10-100 Korrespondenz – 1960
    10-101 Korrespondenz – 1961
    10-102 Korrespondenz – 1962
    10-103 Information A.M.R.I.C. – 1962-1966
    10-104 Korrespondenz M.P.H.K. Alberta – 1963
    10-105 Korrespondenz A.M.R.I.C. – 1964
    10-106 Mennonite Burial Aid – 1964

    Minutes and Reports of Mennonite Settlers at Coaldale

    Box 10

    10-107 Die mennonitische Ansiedlung bei Coaldale, Albera, 1940

    10-108 Die mennonitische Ansiedlung bei Coaldale, Alberta, 1942

    10-109 Jahresversammlung der mennonitischen Siedler bei Coaldale, 1943

  6. Reinlaender Mennonite Church

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    Accession 2003.044

    Title and Physical Description

    Reinlaender Mennonite Church fonds. — 1880-2000. — 1 compact disc

    Administrative/Biographical History

    Old Colony Mennonites have their primary roots in those elements of the Flemish congregations of Danzig and West Prussia which, in 1789, founded the Chortitza “Old” Colony in South Russia. In 1875 the first of some 3,200 persons from Chortitza, and its daughter settlement of Fuerstenland (established 1864), settled along the Canada-United States boundary in Manitoba, west of the Red River. In 1876 the government of Canada accommodated them by establishing the Mennonite West Reserve of 17 townships (1,620 square kilometres) on their behalf. In Manitoba they called themselves the Reinlaender Mennoniten Gemeinde, and recreated a pattern of corridor farms stretching from a main road, an internal self-administration in which ecclesiastical authority dominated, and an economy based on grain crops and livestock. They persisted in viewing themselves, and continued to be viewed by others, as Altkolonisten (Old Colonists).

    By 1880 the self-imposed and preferred isolation of the Old Colony Mennonites in Manitoba was beginning to be breached on two fronts. Historically related, but separate and less conservative, elements of the Bergthal Mennonites, who first settled on the Mennonite East Reserve in 1874, began to relocate to the still-vacant portion of the more fertile, open grassland of the West Reserve. In 1880 also, theManitoba Municipal Act made provision for secular, local government. Moreover, the provisions for homesteading under the Dominion Lands Act were individualistic, permitting the communal aspects of “colony” life as dictated by Old Colony philosophy to continue only if all households participated voluntarily. As a result, the communal life was increasingly difficult to sustain.

    By 1890 “progressive” Bergthal Mennonites had created a teacher-training facility featuring instruction in the English language and secular curriculum provided for in the newly proclaimed, but not yet universally implemented, Manitoba Schools Act. The Mennonite Brethren had also established an evangelizing presence in the West Reserve. These internal and external factors in a major way prompted the withdrawal of substantial numbers of Old Colonists to as yet unorganized parts of the Northwest Territories (Hague, SK beginning in 1890 and Swift Current, SK beginning in 1900).

    From 1916, compulsory attendance, of all children ages 7-14 in provincially accredited schools, was enforced. This, together with the uncertainties that resulted from a universal military conscription during World War I and the increasing difficulty in enforcing discipline and conformity within Old Colony ranks, prompted a determination to emigrate. Beginning in 1922, the majority of Old Colony adherents emigrated, and established the Manitoba Colony in the Bustillos Valley of west-central Chihuahua State in Mexico, leaving behind in the West Reserve an excommunicated and leaderless group. The Canadian daughter settlements in Saskatchewan established the Swift Current Colony in Chihuahua State, and the Patos (Hague) Colony in Durango State.

    Among those who chose to remain in Canada there were still many who wished to avoid what they considered to be the threat of acculturation and secularization inherent in the imposition of the secular school curriculum and English as the language of instruction. Until the early 1960s it was possible to avoid this threat by homesteading where public schools were not yet established, on the agricultural frontiers of northern Saskatchewan and in the Peace River region of Alberta and British Columbia, (Carrot River, SK; La Crete, AB; Fort Vermilion, AB; Worsley, Ab; Ft. St. John, BC; Burns Lake, BC; Dawson Creek, BC; etc.). This was possible because public education policy only required public schools to be established “where numbers merit”. When the secular world, and particularly the public schools, penetrated their settlements, the more conservative again moved on. Upon the consolidation of the schools and raising of school-leaving age to 16 years in the late 1950s and early 1960s, this strategy was no longer workable, and a substantial number emigrated to new frontiers of settlement in British Honduras [Belize] and the Santa Cruz region of Bolivia.

    In 1921 the Old Colony Mennonites in Mexico obtained documented privileges and immunities “in perpetuity” from President Alvaro Obregón and his government, equivalent to those granted to their forebears by Catherine the Great of Russia.

    The debt incurred by the Manitoba and Swift Current Colonies in purchasing contiguous tracts of 600 square kilometres and 300 square kilometres from the Carlos Zuloaga estates at the unrealistic price of $20.50 per hectare in gold, when equivalent land could have been had for $4.00 or less per hectare, proved so burdensome that the Swift Current Colony eventually relinquished some 20 percent of its area, while the Manitoba Colony struggled for 35 years before finally discharging its obligations. The Patos (Hague) Colony (1924 ff.) escaped a similar dilemma because initial land purchases were restricted to immediate need.

    Since 1944, the Old Colonists in Mexico have initiated or participated in at least 17 colonization ventures in 5 states, of which some 13 have been at least a qualified success.

    Of the approximately 7,000 Old Colony Mennonites who emigrated from Canada in the 1920s, some 5,500 remained in Mexico. Their net reproduction rate has consistently been one of the highest documented for any group, averaging over 4 percent, and occasionally exceeding 5 percent per year. Despite emigration to Belize (1958 ff.), Bolivia (1966 ff.), Paraguay (1972 ff.), Argentina (1986 ff) and the United States and Canada (totaling at least 10,000), by 1988 the Old Colony population in Mexico had grown to some 40,000, representing a doubling time of approximately 16 years.

    In 1977, some 100 Old Colony families and 20 families of General Conference Mennonite Church (GCM) affiliation but Old Colony background from Mexico and Canada attempted separate settlement ventures at Seminole, Texas. Great difficulties were experienced in meeting United States immigration requirements, despite active intervention by Senator Lloyd Bentsen and Representative George Mahon. Precipitation proved inadequate to sustain the intended dry farming. Excluded groundwater rights, however, eliminated the option of irrigation on 1,685 of the Old Colony’s 2,600 acres. In 1979 the venture was liquidated in default of arrears of principal and interest. The General Conference Mennonite group had fared somewhat better, managing to retain its 1,172 acres of land. Those of both groups who had their immigrant status confirmed through ratification of a private Texas bill in 1980 have maintained a presence in the Seminole area, some as farmers

    Despite majority emigration including that of their spiritual leaders, Old Colony Mennonites reorganized and have maintained a presence in all their original areas of settlement in western Canada. Since colonization in Latin America began in the 1920s, there has been a persistent return immigration of people of Old Colony background to Canada, capitalizing on retained Canadian citizenship or that of immediate ancestors. In the 1930s, returnees from Mexico tended to relocate in their former home communities, or on the frontiers of settlement — especially in the Peace River country of northwestern Alberta. In the late 1950s and mid-1960s small numbers of people of Old Colony background from Chihuahua participated in settlement ventures in the Clay Belt of northern Ontario (Matheson), soon abandoned; and in the Rainy River area (Stratton) of Ontario. Old Colonists from Mexico began arriving in southern Ontario in 1954. Since the late 1960s the preferred Canadian destinations have been intensive farming and industrial regions, focusing on the Essex County, Regional Municipalities of Haldimand-Norfolk and Niagara of Ontario, where many have become affiliated with the Evangelical Mennonite Mission Conference (EMMC).

    Custodial History

    The images on the Compact Disc were originally held by the Aeltesters of the Reinlaender Mennonite Church, paper-copied by Peter Goerzen (Series A, 1977) and Bruce Wiebe (Series B-D, 1991) and given to the Mennonite Heritage Centre (MHC) in Winnipeg. The MHC captured the images of the paper copies in multi-page, tagged image format (tif) electronic files.

    Scope & Content

    The fonds consists of 4 series: A) Reinlaender Gemeinde Buch, B) Reinlaender Gemeinde Buch-B, C) Reinlaender Gemeinde Buch-C, and D) Reinlaender Gemeinde Buch-D, .

    Variations in Title Proper

    Also known as The Old Colony fonds.

    Source of Supplied Title

    Title based on the contents of the fonds

    Source of Acquisition

    Gift by Mennonite Heritage Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Originals and Reproduction
    Original paper-copied images can be found at Mennonite Heritage Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba. The original documents of Series A are in the possession of the current church Deacon. The original documents of Series B and C are in the possession of Deacon Jacob Enns, Campo 6B, Mexico.

    Access Restrictions

    Access is restricted to those conducting personal research on the Reinlaender Mennonite Church and its families

    Finding Aids

    See Series Inventory and Finding Aid

    Related Materials

    For more information about Reinlaender church registers, see published book by John R. Dyck and William Harms (1994). Reinlaender Gemeinde Buch, 1880-1903. Winnipeg: Manitoba Mennonite Historical Society, available in the MHSA Library.

    Accruals

    Not Expected

    Notes

    Accession 2003.044
    Language: German
    Resource: Canadian Mennonite Encyclopaedia Online and notes by Bruce Wiebe
    Last updated 31 May 2004 – Judith Rempel

    Series Inventory

    Series A. Reinlaender Gemeinde Buch (Chortitza, Fuerstenland, & Manitoba). — ca 1880-1903. — 424 tif images organized into 5 electronic files
    This series contains images of the first church register of the Reinlaender church, organized by villages of settlement. It includes the original families from Russia whose origins were in the Chortitza and Fuerstenland colonies, as well as new families resulting from marriages before 1903. Families that moved to Saskatchewan are noted “Westen” indicating the settlement near Hague, or “Swift Current” for that particular settlement. The register was photocopied by Peter Goertzen of Winnipeg in September 1977. The paper copies include three lists of early church members in Manitoba: (1) contains 959 names including birth dates and church numbers, and precedes the church register. At least 56 of the couples listed do not appear in the Old Colony church register, but do appear in the Sommerfelder or Bergthaler Registers. A few additional birthdates are recorded for persons who came to Manitoba from Russia, but died before the church register was started. (2) and (3) dating from 1888, these lists include names, birthdates, and church numbers recorded by West Reserve Villages. One of the lists has some additions to 1894. The series is arranged by village of settlement and chronologically.

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    Series B. Reinlaender Gemeinde Buch-B (Manitoba & Manitoba Colony, Mexico). — ca 1903-1942. — 343 tif images organized into 7 electronic files
    This series consists of the second church register, consisting of 343 pages covering about 1,000 family units. It begins in Manitoba and continues in the Manitoba Colony of Mexico. It includes families formed by marriages beginning in 1903. Data is only recorded after 1923 for those families who moved to Mexico. After 1930 no further entries were made in this book. At that time, 1931, a new register was begun in Mexico for all families in the Manitoba Colony. It was again organized by villages. The register photocopied includes all families formed by marriages up to and including 1942. Occasional entries were made thereafter for births, baptisms and deaths. The final two pages of the register contain total church membership statistics for the years 1935 through 1942. About 1,600 families are documented. Numbers preceded by “P” are page numbers in the Reinlaender Gemeinde Buch-C (Series C) Register. There is a numbering gap from 2100-2999, 3100-3999, 4100-4999, and 5100-5999 The register was photocopied by Bruce Wiebe of Winkler in March 1991. The series is arranged chronologically.

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    1-13 OC-B251-300.tif
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    Series C. Reinlaender Gemeinde Buch-C (Swift Current, Saskatchewan & Swift Colony, Mexico). — ca 1904-1951. — 553 tif images organized into 11 electronic files
    This series consists of the third church register that was begun in the Swift Current, Saskatchewan settlement about 1904. All families that came from Manitoba as well as families formed by marriages until 1923 in Saskatchewan are recorded. After that, the register was kept for the Swift Current Colony in Mexico and included families formed by marriages up to and including 1951. Due to lack of later entries, it is assumed that all families were rewritten in a new book at that time. The register consists of 410 pages recording about 1,300 family units. The register was photocopied by Bruce Wiebe of Winkler in March 1991. Page 433 (Herman Klassen m. Aganetha Driedger) has no number, p. 437 is missing (covering numbers 871-872), pp 448-449 are missing (covering two families with number 894), pp 495-496 are missing (covering two families with number 986), p. 517 is missing (covering two families with number 1028, p. 523 is missing (covering two families with number 1039), there is a numbering gap from 1100-1999, p. 604 is missing (covering family numbers 2099 and 2100), p. 605 is missing (covering family numbers 2101 and 2102), The series is arranged chronologically.

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    Series D. Reinlaender Gemeinde Buch-D. — 1928-2000. — 546 tif images organized into 13 electronic files
    This series consists of general correspondence pertinent to the whole body of MCA and may include minutes, financial records, reports, policy documents, constitutions, bylaws, and petitions. The register was photocopied by Bruce Wiebe of Winkler in March 1991. The series is arranged chronologically

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    Finding Aid

    Alphabetical indexes to the registers have been prepared by William Harms of Altona (Series B) and Bruce Wiebe (Series C). The index to the 1930-1940 Manitoba Colony, Mexico register is combined with an index to the subsequent register which includes an additional 3,000 families.

    Village Number
    Village Name
    Page Range
    21 Neuenburg 1-29
    18 Osterwick 30-59
    20 Schoenwiese 60-82
    22 Blumenort 83-113
    2A Gnadenthal 114-146
    1C Thalbach 147-153
    2B Gnadenfeld 154-171
    3A Hamburg 172-186
    3B Steinbach 187-204
    4 Reinland 205-236
    6A Rosenthal 237-266
    6B Rosenort 267-285
    205 Ropsenback 286-303
    7A Rosenfeld 304-331
    7B Rosengart 332-358
    8 Reinfeld 359-381
    9 Kronsthal 382-416
    12A Schoenthal 417-429
    10 Hochfeld 430-463
    11 Einlage 464-483
    not listed Heuboden 484-490
    12B Hoffnungsfeld 491-514
    14B Hochstaedt 515-527
    14C Edenburg 528-529
    22 Blumenort 530-580
    13 Neuhorst 581-628
    16 Blumenfeld 624-649
    19 Schanzenfeld 650-691
    23 Waldheim 692-724
    not listed Chortitz 725-735
    not listed Kleinstaedt 736-766
  7. Old Colony Mennonites

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    Accession 2003.044

    Title and Physical Description
    Reinlaender Mennonite Church fonds. — 1880-2000. — 1 compact disc

    Administrative/Biographical History

    Old Colony Mennonites have their primary roots in those elements of the Flemish congregations of Danzig and West Prussia which, in 1789, founded the Chortitza “Old” Colony in South Russia. In 1875 the first of some 3,200 persons from Chortitza, and its daughter settlement of Fuerstenland (established 1864), settled along the Canada-United States boundary in Manitoba, west of the Red River. In 1876 the government of Canada accommodated them by establishing the Mennonite West Reserve of 17 townships (1,620 square kilometres) on their behalf. In Manitoba they called themselves the Reinlaender Mennoniten Gemeinde, and recreated a pattern of corridor farms stretching from a main road, an internal self-administration in which ecclesiastical authority dominated, and an economy based on grain crops and livestock. They persisted in viewing themselves, and continued to be viewed by others, as Altkolonisten (Old Colonists).

    By 1880 the self-imposed and preferred isolation of the Old Colony Mennonites in Manitoba was beginning to be breached on two fronts. Historically related, but separate and less conservative, elements of the Bergthal Mennonites, who first settled on the Mennonite East Reserve in 1874, began to relocate to the still-vacant portion of the more fertile, open grassland of the West Reserve. In 1880 also, theManitoba Municipal Act made provision for secular, local government. Moreover, the provisions for homesteading under the Dominion Lands Act were individualistic, permitting the communal aspects of “colony” life as dictated by Old Colony philosophy to continue only if all households participated voluntarily. As a result, the communal life was increasingly difficult to sustain.

    By 1890 “progressive” Bergthal Mennonites had created a teacher-training facility featuring instruction in the English language and secular curriculum provided for in the newly proclaimed, but not yet universally implemented, Manitoba Schools Act. The Mennonite Brethren had also established an evangelizing presence in the West Reserve. These internal and external factors in a major way prompted the withdrawal of substantial numbers of Old Colonists to as yet unorganized parts of the Northwest Territories (Hague, SK beginning in 1890 and Swift Current, SK beginning in 1900).

    From 1916, compulsory attendance, of all children ages 7-14 in provincially accredited schools, was enforced. This, together with the uncertainties that resulted from a universal military conscription during World War I and the increasing difficulty in enforcing discipline and conformity within Old Colony ranks, prompted a determination to emigrate. Beginning in 1922, the majority of Old Colony adherents emigrated, and established the Manitoba Colony in the Bustillos Valley of west-central Chihuahua State in Mexico, leaving behind in the West Reserve an excommunicated and leaderless group. The Canadian daughter settlements in Saskatchewan established the Swift Current Colony in Chihuahua State, and the Patos (Hague) Colony in Durango State.

    Among those who chose to remain in Canada there were still many who wished to avoid what they considered to be the threat of acculturation and secularization inherent in the imposition of the secular school curriculum and English as the language of instruction. Until the early 1960s it was possible to avoid this threat by homesteading where public schools were not yet established, on the agricultural frontiers of northern Saskatchewan and in the Peace River region of Alberta and British Columbia, (Carrot River, SK; La Crete, AB; Fort Vermilion, AB; Worsley, Ab; Ft. St. John, BC; Burns Lake, BC; Dawson Creek, BC; etc.). This was possible because public education policy only required public schools to be established “where numbers merit”. When the secular world, and particularly the public schools, penetrated their settlements, the more conservative again moved on. Upon the consolidation of the schools and raising of school-leaving age to 16 years in the late 1950s and early 1960s, this strategy was no longer workable, and a substantial number emigrated to new frontiers of settlement in British Honduras [Belize] and the Santa Cruz region of Bolivia.

    In 1921 the Old Colony Mennonites in Mexico obtained documented privileges and immunities “in perpetuity” from President Alvaro Obregón and his government, equivalent to those granted to their forebears by Catherine the Great of Russia.

    The debt incurred by the Manitoba and Swift Current Colonies in purchasing contiguous tracts of 600 square kilometres and 300 square kilometres from the Carlos Zuloaga estates at the unrealistic price of $20.50 per hectare in gold, when equivalent land could have been had for $4.00 or less per hectare, proved so burdensome that the Swift Current Colony eventually relinquished some 20 percent of its area, while the Manitoba Colony struggled for 35 years before finally discharging its obligations. The Patos (Hague) Colony (1924 ff.) escaped a similar dilemma because initial land purchases were restricted to immediate need.

    Since 1944, the Old Colonists in Mexico have initiated or participated in at least 17 colonization ventures in 5 states, of which some 13 have been at least a qualified success.

    Of the approximately 7,000 Old Colony Mennonites who emigrated from Canada in the 1920s, some 5,500 remained in Mexico. Their net reproduction rate has consistently been one of the highest documented for any group, averaging over 4 percent, and occasionally exceeding 5 percent per year. Despite emigration to Belize (1958 ff.), Bolivia (1966 ff.), Paraguay (1972 ff.), Argentina (1986 ff) and the United States and Canada (totaling at least 10,000), by 1988 the Old Colony population in Mexico had grown to some 40,000, representing a doubling time of approximately 16 years.

    In 1977, some 100 Old Colony families and 20 families of General Conference Mennonite Church (GCM) affiliation but Old Colony background from Mexico and Canada attempted separate settlement ventures at Seminole, Texas. Great difficulties were experienced in meeting United States immigration requirements, despite active intervention by Senator Lloyd Bentsen and Representative George Mahon. Precipitation proved inadequate to sustain the intended dry farming. Excluded groundwater rights, however, eliminated the option of irrigation on 1,685 of the Old Colony’s 2,600 acres. In 1979 the venture was liquidated in default of arrears of principal and interest. The General Conference Mennonite group had fared somewhat better, managing to retain its 1,172 acres of land. Those of both groups who had their immigrant status confirmed through ratification of a private Texas bill in 1980 have maintained a presence in the Seminole area, some as farmers

    Despite majority emigration including that of their spiritual leaders, Old Colony Mennonites reorganized and have maintained a presence in all their original areas of settlement in western Canada. Since colonization in Latin America began in the 1920s, there has been a persistent return immigration of people of Old Colony background to Canada, capitalizing on retained Canadian citizenship or that of immediate ancestors. In the 1930s, returnees from Mexico tended to relocate in their former home communities, or on the frontiers of settlement — especially in the Peace River country of northwestern Alberta. In the late 1950s and mid-1960s small numbers of people of Old Colony background from Chihuahua participated in settlement ventures in the Clay Belt of northern Ontario (Matheson), soon abandoned; and in the Rainy River area (Stratton) of Ontario. Old Colonists from Mexico began arriving in southern Ontario in 1954. Since the late 1960s the preferred Canadian destinations have been intensive farming and industrial regions, focusing on the Essex County, Regional Municipalities of Haldimand-Norfolk and Niagara of Ontario, where many have become affiliated with the Evangelical Mennonite Mission Conference (EMMC).

    Custodial History

    The images on the Compact Disc were originally held by the Aeltesters of the Reinlaender Mennonite Church, paper-copied by Peter Goerzen (Series A, 1977) and Bruce Wiebe (Series B-D, 1991) and given to the Mennonite Heritage Centre (MHC) in Winnipeg. The MHC captured the images of the paper copies in multi-page, tagged image format (tif) electronic files.

    Scope & Content
    The fonds consists of 4 series: A)Series A.Reinlaender Gemeinde Buch-A, B) Series B Reinlaender Gemeinde Buch-B, C) Series C Reinlaender Gemeinde Buch-C, and D) Reinlaender Gemeinde Buch-D, .

    Variations in Title

    Also known as The Old Colony fonds.

    Source of Supplied Title

    Title based on the contents of the fonds

    Source of Acquisition

    Gift by Mennonite Heritage Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Originals and Reproduction

    Original paper-copied images can be found at Mennonite Heritage Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba. The original documents of Series A are in the possession of the current church Deacon. The original documents of Series B and C are in the possession of Deacon Jacob Enns, Campo 6B, Mexico.

    Access Restrictions

    Access is restricted to those conducting personal research on the Reinlaender Mennonite Church and its families

    Finding Aids

    Series Inventory and Finding Aid

    Related Materials

    For more information about Reinlaender church registers, see published book by John R. Dyck and William Harms (1994). Reinlaender Gemeinde Buch, 1880-1903. Winnipeg: Manitoba Mennonite Historical Society, available in the MHSA Library.

    Accruals

    Not Expected

    Notes

    Accession 2003.044
    Language: German
    Resource: Canadian Mennonite Encyclopaedia Online and notes by Bruce Wiebe
    Last updated 31 May 2004 – Judith Rempel

    Series Inventory

    Series A. Reinlaender Gemeinde Buch (Chortitza, Fuerstenland, & Manitoba). — ca 1880-1903. — 424 tif images organized into 5 electronic files
    This series contains images of the first church register of the Reinlaender church, organized by villages of settlement. It includes the original families from Russia whose origins were in the Chortitza and Fuerstenland colonies, as well as new families resulting from marriages before 1903. Families that moved to Saskatchewan are noted “Westen” indicating the settlement near Hague, or “Swift Current” for that particular settlement. The register was photocopied by Peter Goertzen of Winnipeg in September 1977. The paper copies include three lists of early church members in Manitoba: (1) contains 959 names including birth dates and church numbers, and precedes the church register. At least 56 of the couples listed do not appear in the Old Colony church register, but do appear in the Sommerfelder or Bergthaler Registers. A few additional birthdates are recorded for persons who came to Manitoba from Russia, but died before the church register was started. (2) and (3) dating from 1888, these lists include names, birthdates, and church numbers recorded by West Reserve Villages. One of the lists has some additions to 1894. The series is arranged by village of settlement and chronologically.

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    1-6 RGB401-424.tif

    Series B. Reinlaender Gemeinde Buch-B (Manitoba & Manitoba Colony, Mexico). — ca 1903-1942. — 343 tif images organized into 7 electronic files
    This series consists of the second church register, consisting of 343 pages covering about 1,000 family units. It begins in Manitoba and continues in the Manitoba Colony of Mexico. It includes families formed by marriages beginning in 1903. Data is only recorded after 1923 for those families who moved to Mexico. After 1930 no further entries were made in this book. At that time, 1931, a new register was begun in Mexico for all families in the Manitoba Colony. It was again organized by villages. The register photocopied includes all families formed by marriages up to and including 1942. Occasional entries were made thereafter for births, baptisms and deaths. The final two pages of the register contain total church membership statistics for the years 1935 through 1942. About 1,600 families are documented. Numbers preceded by “P” are page numbers in the Reinlaender Gemeinde Buch-C (Series C) Register. There is a numbering gap from 2100-2999, 3100-3999, 4100-4999, and 5100-5999 The register was photocopied by Bruce Wiebe of Winkler in March 1991. The series is arranged chronologically.

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    1-10 OC-B101-140.tif
    1-11 OC-B141-200.tif
    1-12 OC-B201-250.tif
    1-13 OC-B251-300.tif
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    Series C. Reinlaender Gemeinde Buch-C (Swift Current, Saskatchewan & Swift Colony, Mexico). — ca 1904-1951. — 553 tif images organized into 11 electronic files
    This series consists of the third church register that was begun in the Swift Current, Saskatchewan settlement about 1904. All families that came from Manitoba as well as families formed by marriages until 1923 in Saskatchewan are recorded. After that, the register was kept for the Swift Current Colony in Mexico and included families formed by marriages up to and including 1951. Due to lack of later entries, it is assumed that all families were rewritten in a new book at that time. The register consists of 410 pages recording about 1,300 family units. The register was photocopied by Bruce Wiebe of Winkler in March 1991. Page 433 (Herman Klassen m. Aganetha Driedger) has no number, p. 437 is missing (covering numbers 871-872), pp 448-449 are missing (covering two families with number 894), pp 495-496 are missing (covering two families with number 986), p. 517 is missing (covering two families with number 1028, p. 523 is missing (covering two families with number 1039), there is a numbering gap from 1100-1999, p. 604 is missing (covering family numbers 2099 and 2100), p. 605 is missing (covering family numbers 2101 and 2102), The series is arranged chronologically.

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    Series D. Reinlaender Gemeinde Buch-D. — 1928-2000. — 546 tif images organized into 13 electronic files
    This series consists of general correspondence pertinent to the whole body of MCA and may include minutes, financial records, reports, policy documents, constitutions, bylaws, and petitions. The register was photocopied by Bruce Wiebe of Winkler in March 1991. The series is arranged chronologically

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    1-33 OC-D216-301.tif
    1-34 OC-D302-387.tif
    1-35 OC-D388-389.tif
    1-36 OC-D390-491.tif
    1-37 OC-D492-493.tif
    1-38 OC-D001-019.tif

    Finding Aid

    Alphabetical indexes to the registers have been prepared by William Harms of Altona (Series B) and Bruce Wiebe (Series C). The index to the 1930-1940 Manitoba Colony, Mexico register is combined with an index to the subsequent register which includes an additional 3,000 families.

    Village Number
    Village Name
    Page Range
    21 Neuenburg 1-29
    18 Osterwick 30-59
    20 Schoenwiese 60-82
    22 Blumenort 83-113
    2A Gnadenthal 114-146
    1C Thalbach 147-153
    2B Gnadenfeld 154-171
    3A Hamburg 172-186
    3B Steinbach 187-204
    4 Reinland 205-236
    6A Rosenthal 237-266
    6B Rosenort 267-285
    205 Ropsenback 286-303
    7A Rosenfeld 304-331
    7B Rosengart 332-358
    8 Reinfeld 359-381
    9 Kronsthal 382-416
    12A Schoenthal 417-429
    10 Hochfeld 430-463
    11 Einlage 464-483
    not listed Heuboden 484-490
    12B Hoffnungsfeld 491-514
    14B Hochstaedt 515-527
    14C Edenburg 528-529
    22 Blumenort 530-580
    13 Neuhorst 581-628
    16 Blumenfeld 624-649
    19 Schanzenfeld 650-691
    23 Waldheim 692-724
    not listed Chortitz 725-735
    not listed Kleinstaedt 736-766
  8. Northwest Mennonite Conference

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    Accession 2003.031 and 2004.033 filed at 2003.03

    Title and Physical Description

    Northwest Mennonite Conference fonds. — 1949-2004 — 5.3 m of textual records. — 2 compact discs

    Administrative/Biographical History

    The Alberta District Mennonite Conference was established on July 27, 1903. Istnitially there were only three congregations in the conference, all of which were founded in 1901: West Zion Mennonite Church in Carstairs, Mayton Church northeast of Didsbury, and Mount View Church northeast of High River. Amos Bauman, pastor of the Mayton church, was chosen as the interim bishop. The conference was affiliated with the Mennonite Church (known as the “old” Mennonite Church), which was largely composed of descendants of Swiss and South German Mennonites who had settled in western Pennsylvania and in Waterloo County, Ontario. The conference was renamed the Alberta-Saskatchewan Mennonite Conference in 1907; it became the Northwest Conference of the Mennonite Church in 1971; and the Northwest Mennonite Conference in 1993. By 1997 it consisted of 22 congregations, including a few in Alaska and Montana. In 2003, following the integration of the Mennonite Church and the General Conference Mennonite Church, the conference voted to discontinue its relationship with Mennonite Church Canada, thereby becoming an independent branch of the Mennonite faith.

    Scope & Content

    The fonds consists of four series: A)  Alphabet Files, B) Congregations,C) Conferences, and D) Northwest Mennonite Conference Centennial Anniversary

    Variations in Title Proper

    Also known as Alberta District Mennonite Conference (1903), Alberta-Saskatchewan Mennonite Conference (1907), Northwest Conference of the Mennonite Church (1972), and finally The Northwest Mennonite Conference, (1993)

    Source of Supplied Title

    Title based on the contents of the fonds

    Source of Acquisition

    Gift from Northwest Mennonite Conference through Ted Regehr and Harvey Burkholder

    Originals

    Original electronic files remain in the custody of the Northwest Mennonite Conference.

    Access Restrictions

    Access to personal information in financial or medical records is subject to relevant legislation and MHSA privacy policy.

    Finding Aids

    See Files InventoryFiles Inventory

    Associated Materials

    Associated records may be found at the Mennonite Archives of Ontario

    Related Materials

    For books related to the fonds, see:

    • Regehr, T.D. (2003). Faith, Life and Witness in the Northwest, 1903-2003: Centennial History of the Northwest Mennonite Conference. Waterloo, ON: Pandora Press.

    For further online information regarding the NMC and its member congregations, see the Canadian Mennonite Encyclopaedia.

    Notes

    Accession 2003.031 and 2004.033 filed at 2003.031
    Last updated 25 Nov 2007 – Judith Rempel
    Last updated April 2013 – Jim Bowman

    Files Inventory

    Series AAlphabet files — 1949-2003; predominant 1985-2003. — 4.3 m of textual record
    The series consists of a administrative files pertaining to policy, meetings, financial, human resources, and other matters. The series has been grouped chronologically into two sub-series. Each sub-series is arranged alphabetically.

    Sub-series A-1. Alphabet files. – 1949-1997; predominant 1985-1997. – 3.5 m of textual records 

    Box 1
    1 – 1 Accounts Payable – 1993-1994
    1 – 2 Administrator Reports – 1985-1994
    1 – 3 Advent Themes – 1980-1985
    1 – 4 Agriculture – 1985
    1 – 5 Alberta Health – Vital Statistics – 1993
    1 – 6 Alberta Manpower – STEP – 1986
    1 – 7 Alberta Manpower – STEP – 1987-1990
    1 – 8 Alberta Recycling System Society – 1992
    1 – 9 Alberta Registries – Corporate Registries – 1989-1995
    1 – 10 Alberta Vital Statistics – 1984
    1 – 11 Alberta-Saskatchewan Mennonite District Mission Board – Constitution & Bylaws – 1949
    1 – 12 Alberta Voluntary Service (VS) Reunion – 1985-1988
    1 – 13a – Alvarez, Juan Carlos – 1986-1993
    1 – 13b – [The] Andrew Centre- 1995-1996
    1 – 14 Appointments – 1992-1993 (1 of 2)
    1 – 15 Appointments – 1992-1993 (2 of 2)
    1 – 16 Auditor’s Report – 1987-1994
    1 – 17 Augustana College – 1993-1994
    1 – 18 Barahona, Rafael – 1988-1995
    1 – 19 Barry Moore Ministries – 1987
    1 – 20 Bast, William – 1988-1992
    1 – 21 Block, Harold – 1988-1995
    1 – 22 Board and Commission Lists – ca. 1992
    1 – 23 Boettger, Harold – 1981
    1 – 24 Boettger, James – 1989-1990
    1 – 25 Boettger, Orvin – 1993
    1 – 26 Browning Voluntary Service (VS) Unit – 1984-1985
    1 – 27 Brubaker, Raymond – 1995
    1 – 28 Budget – 1994-1996
    1 – 29 Budget Worksheets – 1989-1991
    1 – 30 Budgets – 1985-1991
    1 – 31 Burkholder, Timothy – 1983-1993
    1 – 32 Byer, Dan – 1988
    1 – 33 Camp Evergreen – 1991
    1 – 34 Camp Facilities – 1976-1992

    Box 2
    2 – 35 Camp Valaqua – 1988-1995
    2 – 36 Canadian Bible Society – 1987
    2 – 37 Canadian Council of Christian Charities – 1991
    2 – 38 Canadian Council of Churches – 1972-1990
    2 – 39 Canadian Council of Mennonites and Brethren in Christ – 1987
    2 – 40 Canadian Council of Mennonites and Brethren in Christ Moderators – 1989-1995
    2 – 41 Cardinal, Roy and Leona – 1986
    2 – 42 Carpenter, James – 1987-1990
    2 – 43 Centro Integral de Ninos “Arca de Noe” – 1995
    2 – 44 Cherry Insurance Ltd – 1986-1989
    2 – 45 Christian Peacemaker Teams – 1986-1989
    2 – 46 Church Law and Tax Report – 1993
    2 – 47 Churchwide Agency Consultations – 1993
    2 – 48 Churchwide Consultations – 1995
    2 – 49 Churchwide Home Ministries Council – 1986-1992
    2 – 50 Churchwide Stewardship Council – 1985-1995
    2 – 51 Churchwide Stewardship Council – 1989-1992
    2 – 52 Citizens for Public Justice – 1986
    2 – 53 City of Edmonton Telephones – 1985-1992
    2 – 54 City of Grande Prairie – 1986
    2 – 55 C.J. Ramer Fund – 1994
    2 – 56 Classen, Merlin – 1991
    2 – 57 Clergy ID List – 1993
    2 – 58 Commission on Congregational Leadership (CCL) – 1982-1988 (1 of 2)
    2 – 59 Commission on Congregational Leadership (CCL) – 1982-1988 (2 of 2)
    2 – 60 Commission on Congregational Leadership (CCL) – 1992-1995

    Box 3
    3 – 61 Commission on Congregational Leadership (CCL) – 1993-1994
    3 – 62 Commission on Congregational Leadership (CCL) – Conference Minister – 1986-1989
    3 – 63 Commission on Congregational Leadership (CCL) – Correspondence – 1982-1988
    3 – 64 Commission on Congregational Leadership (CCL) – Correspondence – 1988-1989
    3 – 65 Commission on Congregational Leadership (CCL) – Financial Aid – n.d. ca. 1985
    3 – 66 Commission on Congregational Leadership (CCL) – Leadership Manual – ca. 1980-1985
    3 – 67 Commission on Congregational Leadership (CCL) – Leadership Retreat – 1985
    3 – 68 Commission on Congregational Leadership (CCL) – MBCM Leadership Pool – 1986
    3 – 69 Commission on Congregational Leadership (CCL) – Meeting – 1991-1994
    3 – 70 Commission on Congregational Leadership (CCL) – Minister Registry (AB) – 1983-1986
    3 – 71 Commission on Congregational Leadership (CCL) – Ministers Meeting – 1986-1988
    3 – 72 Commission on Congregational Leadership (CCL) – Minutes – 1975-1989
    3 – 73 Commission on Congregational Leadership (CCL) – Pastoral Studies Course – 1985-1986
    3 – 74 Commission on Congregational Leadership (CCL) – Potential Leaders – 1986
    3 – 75 Commission on Ministry to Congregations (CMC or CMtC) – 1991-1994
    3 – 76 Commission on Ministry to Congregations – 1992-1993
    3 – 77 Commission on Ministry to Congregations – 1995
    3 – 78 Commission on Ministry to Congregations – 1995

    Box 4
    4 – 79 Commission on Ministry to Congregations – Camp Program – 1991-1992
    4 – 80 Commission on Ministry to Congregations – Correspondence – 1984-1989
    4 – 81 Commission on Ministry to Congregations – Correspondence – 1992
    4 – 82 Commission on Ministry to Congregations – Home Interests – 1985-1989
    4 – 83 Commission on Ministry to Congregations – Home Interests – 1990
    4 – 84 Commission on Ministry to Congregations – Meeting – 1993-1994
    4 – 85 Commission on Ministry to Congregations – Minutes – 1974-1990
    4 – 86 Commission on Ministry to Congregations – Summer Bible School Team – 1986-1988
    4 – 87 Commission on Ministry to Congregations – Summer Bible School Team – 1989-1991
    4 – 88 Commission on Ministry to Congregations – Sunday School Secretary – 1986
    4 – 89 Commission on Ministry to Congregations – Sunday School Secretaries – 1987-1991
    4 – 90 Commission on Ministry to Congregations – WMSC – 1986-1993
    4 – 91 Commission on Ministry to Congregations – Youth Ministry – 1989
    4 – 92 Commission on Ministry to Congregations – Youth Ministry – 1989-1993
    4 – 93 Commission on Missions & Service – Correspondence – 1985-1986

    Box 5
    5 – 94 Commission on Missions & Service – Correspondence – 1986-1988
    5 – 95 Commission on Missions & Service – Correspondence – 1988
    5 – 96 Commission on Missions & Service – Correspondence – 1989-1993
    5 – 97 Commission on Missions & Service – Correspondence – 1991-1993
    5 – 98 Commission on Missions & Service – Meetings – 1993
    5 – 99 Commission on Missions & Service – Minutes – 1973-1995
    5 – 100 Commission on Missions & Service – Minutes – 1988-1993 (1 of 2)
    5 – 101 Commission on Missions & Service – Minutes – 1988-1993 (2 of 2)
    5 – 102 Commission on Missions & Service – Minutes – 1991-1993

    Box 6
    6 – 103 Commission on Stewardship (CS) – 1994-1995
    6 – 104 Commission on Stewardship (CS) – Correspondence – 1978-1986
    6 – 105 Commission on Stewardship (CS) – Correspondence – 1980-1985
    6 – 106 Commission on Stewardship (CS) – Correspondence – 1986-1989
    6 – 107 Commission on Stewardship (CS) – Correspondence – 1989-1991
    6 – 108 Commission on Stewardship (CS) – Correspondence – 1989-1994 (1 of 2)
    6 – 109 Commission on Stewardship (CS) – Correspondence – 1989-1994 (2 of 2)
    6 – 110 Commission on Stewardship (CS) – Minutes – 1978-1988
    6 – 111 Commission on Stewardship (CS) – Minutes – 1978-1993
    6 – 112 Community Youth Services – [1985-1986]
    6 – 113 Composite Annual Financial Reports – 1990-1993
    6 – 114 Conference of Mennonites in Saskatchewan (COMOS) – 1988-1993
    6 – 115 Conference based Theological Education – 1985-1990

    Box 7
    7 – 116 Conference Board Correspondence – 1978-1987
    7 – 117 Conference Board Correspondence – 1987
    7 – 118 Conference Board Correspondence – 1987-1988
    7 – 119 Conference Board Correspondence – 1989
    7 – 120 Conference Board Correspondence – 1989-1993 (1 of 2)
    7 – 121 Conference Board Correspondence – 1989-1993 (2 of 2)
    7 – 122 Conference Board Correspondence – 1993-1995
    7 – 123 Conference Board Meetings – 1991-1993
    7 – 124 Conference Board Meetings – 1992-1993

    Box 8
    8 – 125 Conference Board Meetings – 1993-1996
    8 – 126 Conference Board Minutes – 1978-1987
    8 – 127 Conference Board Minutes – 1987-1988
    8 – 128 Conference Board Minutes – 1989
    8 – 129 Conference Board Minutes – 1989-1990
    8 – 130 Conference Board Minutes – 1990-1991
    8 – 131 Conference Board Minutes – 1992
    8 – 132 Conference Board Nominating Committee – 1984-1989
    8 – 133 Conference Consultation – 1993-1994
    8 – 134 Conference Editors – 1990-1993
    8 – 135 Conference Historian – 1987-1990
    8 – 136 Conference Minister – 1994-1996

    Box 9
    9 – 137 Conference of Mennonites in Alberta (CMA) – 1987-1993
    9 – 138 Conference of Mennonites in Alberta – 1993-1995
    9 – 139 Conference of Mennonites in Alberta – Education Committee – Correspondence 1990-1992
    9 – 140 Conference of Mennonites in Alberta – Education Committee – Minutes – 1989-1991
    9 – 141 Conference of Mennonites in Alberta – Education Committee – Minutes – 1992-1993
    9 – 142 Conference of Mennonites in Alberta – Ministers and Deacons – 1989-1993
    9 – 143 Conference of Mennonites in Alberta/Northwest Mennonite Conference (NWC) – Cooperation – 1987-1993
    9 – 144 Conference of Mennonites in British Columbia – 1985-1991
    9 – 145 Conference of Mennonites in Canada – 1983-1995
    9 – 146 Conference of Mennonites in Canada – 1990-1993
    9 – 147 Conference of Mennonites in Canada – 1993-1995
    9 – 148 Conference Office – 1993-1994
    9 – 149 Conference Planning – 1987-1991
    9 – 150 Conference Secretary – 1993-1995
    9 – 151 Confession of Faith – 1989-1994
    9 – 152 Congregational Financial Reports – 1990-1994
    9 – 153 Conservative Mennonite Conference – [1989]
    9 – 154 Constitution – 1993
    9 – 155 Council of International Ministries – 1988-1990
    9 – 156 Council of Mennonite Computer Users – 1985-1986
    9 – 157 County of Strathcona Church Planting – 1986-1987

    Box 10
    10 – 158 County of Strathcona Church Planting – 1988-1989
    10 – 159 County of Strathcona Church Planting – 1989
    10 – 160 County of Strathcona Church Planting – 1990-1991
    10 – 161 County of Strathcona Church Planting – 1991-1993
    10 – 162 County of Strathcona Church Pledges – 1987-1990
    10 – 163 Crosland, Robert – 1988-1992
    10 – 164 Deaf ministries – 1989
    10 – 165 Delegate Session Minutes – 1992-1995
    10 – 166 Deliverance Meetings – 1985-1986
    10 – 167 Disability Services – 1985-1986
    10 – 168 Divorce and Remarriage – 1976-1990
    10 – 169 Eastern Mennonite College and Seminary – 1986-1990
    10 – 170 Eastern Mennonite Missions – 1995
    10 – 171 Eastern Mennonite Board of Missions and… – 1988-1989
    10 – 172 Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) – 1994-1995
    10 – 173 Edmonton Evangelical Ministerial Association – 1986-1990
    10 – 174 Edmonton Mennonite Ministerial – 1986-1988
    10 – 175 Edmonton Mennonite Ministerial – 1989-1991
    10 – 176 Edmonton Mennonite Ministerial – 1990-1993
    10 – 177 Euthanasia – 1994-1996
    10 – 178 Evangelical Fellowship of Canada – 1986-1990
    10 – 179 Evangelical Mennonite Conference – 1985-1986
    10 – 180 Executive Hispanic Council – Minutes – 1994
    10 – 181 Executive Secretary Council – 1988-1992
    10 – 182 Executive Secretary Goals – 1984-1987

    Box 11
    11 – 183 Executive Secretary Role Review – 1982-1988
    11 – 184 Exploring MC/GC Integration – 1992
    11 – 185 Family Worship Centre – 1990
    11 – 186 Fellowship of Concerned Mennonites – 1986
    11 – 187 Financial – 1991-1995
    11 – 188 Financial Reports (Interim) – 1981-1993
    11 – 189 Financial Records – 1984-1990
    11 – 190 Financial Reports – 1989-1992
    11 – 191 First Fruits Commitment – 1992-1995
    11 – 192 Fisher, Reid – 1985
    11 – 193 Five Fold Ministries – 1988
    11 – 194 Flasko, Leona – 1996
    11 – 195 Franconia Mennonite Conference – 1985-1992
    11 – 196 Franklin Mennonite Conference – 1986-1992
    11 – 197 Frey, Irene Estate – 1980-1985
    11 – 198 Frey, John Henry Estate – 1967-1983
    11 – 199 Funerals – 1989
    11 – 200 Gaitan, Jose – 1994-1995
    11 – 201 General Board – 1994-1995
    11 – 202 General Conference Mennonite Church – 1986
    11 – 203 Gift Annuity – H. Stauffer – 1986
    11 – 204 Goals for 1995 – 1995
    11 – 205 God’s Unfolding Plan – 1983-1989
    11 – 206 Good, Glen and Elizabeth – 1985-1993 (contains photograph)
    11 – 207 Good, Lloyd – Estate – 1994
    11 – 208 Goshen Biblical Seminaries – 1986
    11 – 209 Goshen Biblical Seminaries – 1988-1992
    11 – 210 Goshen College – 1984-1994
    11 – 211 Gospel Herald – 1985-1986
    11 – 212 Gospel Herald – 1987-1992
    11 – 213 Gospel Mennonite Union of Canada (GMU) – 1995-1995
    11 – 214 Government Concerns – 1987-1992

    Box 12
    12 – 215 Grande Prairie House – 1979-1992
    12 – 216 Grant Programs – [1991-1993]
    12 – 217 Grasse, Dennis – 1995
    12 – 218 Guidelines for Pastor’s Salaries – 1995
    12 – 219 Gulf States Mennonite Fellowship – [1992]
    12 – 220 Gulf War – 1990-1991
    12 – 221 Habitat for Humanity – 1986-1987
    12 – 222 Hackman, Ada – 1986-1994
    12 – 223 Hackman Memorial Fund – 1994
    12 – 224 Hamm, Trevor – 1992 (privacy issues)
    12 – 225 Hansen, Carl and Vera – 1985-1992
    12 – 226 Hansen, George – 1985-1992
    12 – 227 Harder, Richard and Alice – Prayer letters and assorted material – 1959-1981
    12 – 228 Hensen, Darryl – 1986-1994
    12 – 229 Hesston College – 1985-1986
    12 – 230 Hesston College – 1987-1993
    12 – 231 Hesston Pastoral Ministries – 1987-1992
    12 – 232 Hispanic Relations – 1991
    12 – 233 Historical Committee – 1991-1995
    12 – 234 Hispanic Mennonite Regional Council (HMRC) – 1993-1995
    12 – 235 Hoajaca, Jorge – 1992-1995
    12 – 236 Hochstetler, Roger – 1985-1988
    12 – 237 Hofer, Peter – 1991-1992
    12 – 238 Hooley, Dwight – 1988-1990
    12 – 239 Hosteteler, Glen – 1995
    12 – 240 Hostetler, Keith – 1986-1992
    12 – 241 Inter-Mennonite Consultations – 1987
    12 – 242 Inter-Mennonite Theological Consultation Papers – 1987
    12 – 243 Inter-Mennonite Theological Consultations – 1987
    12 – 244 Isaacs, Paul – 1986-1988
    12 – 245 Janzen, Abe – 1985-1986
    12 – 246 Jenner, Hadley and Jan – 1986-1989 (possible privacy issues)
    12 – 247 Job Descriptions – 1984-1985
    12 – 248 Jobson, Darrell – 1988-1991
    12 – 249 Joint Committee on Violence – 1995
    12 – 250 Kauffman, Elaine – 1993
    12 – 251 Kauffman, Elton – 1988-1995
    12 – 252 Klassen, Don – 1991-1993
    12 – 253 Kropf, Stan – 1995
    12 – 254 LAMP – 1995
    12 – 255 Lancaster Conference – 1986-1992
    12 – 256 Landis, Paul G – 1987-1992
    12 – 257 Landis, Ray L – 1986-1988
    12 – 258 Leadership and Authority – [ca. 1985] (no date provided)
    12 – 259 LENT ’95
    12 – 260 Letkeman, David – 1988-1990 (possible privacy issues)
    12 – 261 LIFE – 1991-1995

    Box 13
    13 – 262 LIFE Resource Material – [ca. 1993]
    13 – 263 Living Word Ministries – [ca. 1987-1988]
    13 – 264 Lloyd, Jimmy – [ca. 1993]
    13 – 265 Logan, James – [ca. 1989]
    13 – 266 Longenecker, Terry – 1986-1991
    13 – 267 Love in Action Christian Centre – 1995
    13 – 268 Marketplace Chapel – [ca. 1986]
    13 – 269 Martin, Ina – 1994
    13 – 270 Martin, Sam – 1986-1989
    13 – 271 [Mayton] Cemetery – 1974-1975
    13 – 272 Mc Bee Conference – [ca. 1994]
    13 – 273 MEDA – 1994-1995
    13 – 274 Media Resources – 1985-1990
    13 – 275 Megatrends – 1990
    13 – 276 Mennonite Aid Union – 1984-1994
    13 – 277 Mennonite Bible Book Store – 1986
    13 – 278 Mennonite Board of Congregational Ministries (MBCM) – 1986-1987
    13 – 279 Mennonite Board of Congregational Ministries – 1992-1995
    13 – 280 Mennonite Board of Congregational Ministries – 1992-1995
    13 – 281 Mennonite Board of Education (MBE) – 1986-1987
    13 – 282 Mennonite Board of Education – 1990-1992
    13 – 283 Mennonite Board of Education – 1994-1995
    13 – 284 Mennonite Board of Missions (MBM) – 1985
    13 – 285 Mennonite Board of Missions – 1985-1986
    13 – 286 Mennonite Board of Missions – 1987-1989
    13 – 287 Mennonite Board of Missions – 1990-1993
    13 – 288 Mennonite Board of Missions – 1990-1995
    13 – 289 Mennonite Board of Missions – Deaf Ministries – 1984
    13 – 290 Mennonite Board of Missions – Home Bible Studies – 1985
    13 – 291 Mennonite Board of Missions – Hostetler, Hostetler – 1986-1988
    13 – 292 Mennonite Board of Missions – Kauffman, Elaine – 1985-1991
    13 – 293 Mennonite Board of Missions – Media – 1986-1989
    13 – 294 Mennonite Board of Missions – Recruiting – 1985-1991
    13 – 295 Mennonite Board of Missions – Miller, S. Paul – 1986
    13 – 296 Mennonite Brethren – Alberta – 1986-1992
    13 – 297 Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) – Alberta – 1985-1986
    13 – 298 Mennonite Central Committee – Alberta – 1990-1993
    13 – 299 Mennonite Central Committee – Alberta – 1993-1994
    13 – 300 Mennonite Central Committee – Alberta Choice Books – 1985-1994
    13 – 301 Mennonite Central Committee – Alberta – Handicap Concerns – 1989-1991

    Box 14
    14 – 302 Mennonite Central Committee – Alberta – M2 Board – 1985-1988
    14 – 303 Mennonite Central Committee – Alberta – MDS – 1987-1988
    14 – 304 Mennonite Central Committee – Alberta – MMRIC – 1987-1992
    14 – 305 Mennonite Central Committee – Alberta – Peace and Social Concerns – 1985-1991
    14 – 306 Mennonite Central Committee – Alberta – Relief Sale – 1987-1990
    14 – 307 Mennonite Central Committee – Alberta – Self Help – 1988-1990
    14 – 308 Mennonite Central Committee – Alberta – Women’s Concerns – 1993
    14 – 309 Mennonite Central Committee – Alberta – YOU – 1987-1990
    14 – 310 Mennonite Central Committee – Canada – 1993-1995
    14 – 311 Mennonite Central Committee – Canada (annual) – 1985-1987
    14 – 312 Mennonite Central Committee – Canada (Annual) – 1986-1995
    14 – 313 Mennonite Central Committee – Mental Health Services – 1989-1993
    14 – 314 Mennonite Central Committee – Saskatchewan – 1984-1989
    14 – 315 Mennonite Centre for Newcomers – 1985-1990
    14 – 316 Mennonite Church (MC) – Canada – 1986-1987
    14 – 317 Mennonite Church – Canada – 1987-1988
    14 – 318 Mennonite Church – Canada – 1988-1992
    14 – 319 Mennonite Church – Canada – 1988-1995
    14 – 320 Mennonite Church – Conference Editors – 1984-1989
    14 – 321 Mennonite Church (MC) – General Board – 1983-1987
    14 – 322 Mennonite Church – General Board – 1987-1993
    14 – 323 Mennonite Church – General Board – 1991-1996
    14 – 324 Mennonite Church – General Board – Employee Handbook
    14 – 325 Mennonite Church – General Board – Member – 1986-1987
    14 – 326 Mennonite Church – General Board – Member – 1988-1993
    14 – 327 Mennonite Church – General Board (Treasurer) – 1985-1991
    14 – 328 Mennonite Church – Goals 1991

    Box 15
    15 – 329 Mennonite Church – Identity Guidelines for Congregations – 1991-1993
    15 – 330 Mennonite Church – International 1 – 1988-1995
    15 – 331 Mennonite Church – International 2 – 1992-1995
    15 – 332 Mennonite Church – Office of Latin Concerns – 1987-1988
    15 – 333 Mennonite Church – Ontario – 1985-1986
    15 – 334 Mennonite Church – Ontario – 1986-1988
    15 – 335 Mennonite Church – Ontario Conference Sessions – 1985
    15 – 336 Mennonite Conciliation Service – 1987-1995
    15 – 337 Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada (MCEC) – 1987-1993
    15 – 338 Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada – 1994
    15 – 339 Mennonite Encyclopedia V – 1986-1988
    15 – 340 Mennonite Foundation of Canada (MFC) – 1974-1993
    15 – 341 Mennonite Foundation of Canada – 1979-1986
    15 – 342 Mennonite Foundation of Canada – 1993-1995
    15 – 343 Mennonite Foundation of Canada / Northwest Mennonite Conference Church Planting Endowment Fund – 1987
    15 – 344 Mennonite Historical Committee – 1986-1993
    15 – 345 Mennonite Historical Society of Canada/Alberta – 1983-1988
    15 – 346 Mennonite Industry and Business Association – (n.d. only one brochure)
    15 – 347 Mennonite Media Ministries – 1993-1994
    15 – 348 Mennonite Mutual Aid (MMA) – 1986-1990
    15 – 349 Mennonite Mutual Aid – 1994-1995
    15 – 350 Mennonite Publication Board (MPB) – 1986
    15 – 351 Mennonite Publication Board – 1990-1993
    15 – 352 Mennonite Publication Board – 1993-1994
    15 – 353 Mennonite Publication Board – Rejoice – 1985-1987
    15 – 354 Mennonite Publishing House – 1993-1995
    15 – 355 Mennonite Renewal Services – 1986-1995

    Box 16
    16 – 356 Mennonite Reporter – 1984-1987
    16 – 357 Mennonite Reporter – 1988-1989
    16 – 358 Mennonite Reporter – 1989-1992
    16 – 359 Mennonite Retirement Trust (MRT) – 1985
    16 – 360 Mennonite World Conference – 1988-1995
    16 – 361 Mennonite Year Book 1 – 1989-1993
    16 – 362 Mennonite Yearbook 2 – 1993-1995
    16 – 363 Miller, James – 1986-1991
    16 – 364 Miller, John A – 1989
    16 – 365 Miller, Lynn – 1995
    16 – 366 Miller, Myrtle Estate – 1982
    16 – 367 Ministerial Info Centre Listing – 1994
    16 – 368 Ministers’ Meeting – 1985
    16 – 369 Miracle Revival Centre – 1985
    16 – 370 Mission Aviation Fellowship – 1988-1989
    16 – 371 Mission Communicators – 1982-1993
    16 – 372 Montana Corporate Registration – 1986-1993
    16 – 373 Montana Mission Vision – 1983-1992
    16 – 374 Mount View Cemetery – 1991-1995
    16 – 375 Mountain View Bible College – 1987
    16 – 376 Mullet, James – 1987-1993
    16 – 377 Mutual Life Assurance – 1986-1988
    16 – 378 Nafziger, Sam – 1985-1988
    16 – 379 Name Search – 1995
    16 – 380 New York Mennonite Conference – 1992
    16 – 381 Ngo, Timothy – 1989-1991
    16 – 382 Nickel, Peter – 1989-1991
    16 – 383 Nominating Committee – 1989-1995
    16 – 384 North Central Conference – 1986-1991
    16 – 385 Northwest Mennonite Conference (NWC) – 1994-1995

    Box 17< D. Northwest Mennonite Conference Centennial Anniversary>/a>
    17 – 386 NWC Active Ministers & Spouses (Pastor’s Council) – 1988-1991
    17 – 387 NWC Annual Minutes – 1989-1992
    17 – 388 NWC Annual Minutes and Handouts – 1959-1988
    17 – 389 NWC Annual Minutes Distribution list/mailing copies list – 1992
    17 – 390 NWC Archives – 1986-1989
    17 – 391 NWC Boards and Commissions – 1985-1986
    17 – 392 NWC Boards and Commissions – 1987-1992
    17 – 393 NWC Calendar – 1985-1987
    17 – 394 NWC Calendar – 1987-1993
    17 – 395 NWC Churchwide Agency – Consultations – 1973-1988
    17 – 396 NWC / CMA Proposal – 1995
    17 – 397 NWC Conference Themes – 1974-1991
    17 – 398 NWC Congregation Mailings – 1987-1989, 1994
    17 – 399 NWC Congregation Mailings – 1990-1993

    Box 18
    18 – 400 NWC Congregation Mailings – 1990-1994
    18 – 401 NWC Congregation Visits – 1991
    18 – 402 NWC Constitution – 1984-1993
    18 – 403 NWC Corporation – 1993-1994
    18 – 404 NWC Directory – 1995
    18 – 405 NWC Elections – 1994-1995
    18 – 406 NWC Fall Minutes – 1972-1978
    18 – 407 NWC Fall Minutes – 1989-1993
    18 – 408 NWC Finance – 1991-1992
    18 – 409 NWC Financial Pension Plan – 1978-1988
    18 – 410 NWC Financial Reports – 1973-1986
    18 – 411 NWC Financial Reports – 1986-1989

    Box 19
    19 – 412 NWC Financial Review ’95 – 1996-1997
    19 – 413 NWC Fraternal Reports – 1992-1993
    19 – 414 NWC Handbook – 1985-1993
    19 – 415 NWC Historical Comm – 1977
    19 – 416 NWC Intermennonite Consultation – 1985-1986
    19 – 417 NWC Minister Registry – [ca. 1990]
    19 – 418 NWC Misc. Correspondence – 1972-1993
    19 – 419 NWC Newsletter Correspondence – 1986-1990
    19 – 420 NWC Newsletter Correspondence – 1988-1994 (Newsletters are filed separately)
    19 – 421 NWC Newsletters Correspondence – 1984-1989 (Newsletters are  filed separately)
    19 – 422 NWC Conference Programs – 1924-1990
    19 – 423 NWC Reorganization 87/88 – 1986-1988
    19 – 424 NWC Youth – 1995
    19 – 425 NYS Fellowship – 1986
    19 – 426 Ohio Conference – 1986-1992
    19 – 427 Ontario Integration Study – 1986-1987
    19 – 428 Ontario Integration Study – 1988-1989
    19 – 429 Ordination – 1985-1986
    19 – 430 Organization Charts – 1983-1990
    19 – 431 Osinkosky, Tom
    19 – 432 Osinkosky, Tom – 1985-1993

    Box 20
    20 – 433 Pacific Coast Conference – 1985
    20 – 434 Partners in Ministry Brochure – 1995
    20 – 435 Pastors Support Schedule – 1993-1994
    20 – 436 Pastors’ Council – 1991-1993
    20 – 437 Peace and Justice – 1992-1995
    20 – 438 Peace Tax – 1988-1991
    20 – 439 Peachey, Tom – 1986-1988
    20 – 440 Pension Records ’94 – 1994
    20 – 441 Pension Records ’95 – 1995
    20 – 442 Pinto Graphics – 1985
    20 – 443 Polzin, Alfred – 1979-1993
    20 – 444 Position papers – [1980]
    20 – 445 Priority 1 Publishing – 1994
    20 – 446 Project Summary Sheets – 1985-1992
    20 – 447 Pulpit Exchange – 1994
    20 – 448 Racism – 1989-1995
    20 – 449 Radio Shack – 1985-1990
    20 – 450 Ramer, Charles E – 1990-1992
    20 – 451 Ramer, Clarence J – 1987
    20 – 452 Ramos, Miguel – 1987-1988
    20 – 453 Raynard, Barry – 1995
    20 – 454 Receipts – 1994
    20 – 455 Red Deer Outreach – 1983-1991
    20 – 456 Reist, Alma Estate – 1987-1988
    20 – 457 Rejoice Magazine – 1993
    20 – 458 Relax Inns – 1987-1991
    20 – 459 Revenue Canada – 1995-1996
    20 – 460 Reyes, Pablo – 1987-1995
    20 – 461 Rojas, Carlos – 1990-1991
    20 – 462 Rosedale Bible Institute – 1989-1990
    20 – 463 Rosthern Junior College – 1990
    20 – 464 Roth, Dwight L – 1986-1987
    20 – 465 Roth, Glenn L – 1987-1988
    20 – 466 Royal Bank – 1985
    20 – 467 Salary Guidelines – 1985-1991
    20 – 468 Schedule Guide (NWC) – Calendar – 1993-1994
    20 – 469 Schlabach, Twila – 1990-1994
    20 – 470 Schotte, Audie – 1993
    20 – 471 Scrapbook – 1985
    20 – 472 Sexuality – 1986-1992
    20 – 473 Shantz, Arnold – 1991
    20 – 474 Shantz, Carl – 1995
    20 – 475 Showalter, Paul – 1985-1991
    20 – 476 Sly, Darrel – 1992-1994
    20 – 477 Smoker, Levi – 1985-1995
    20 – 478 Snider, Elmer – 1995
    20 – 479 South West Conference – 1985-198
    20 – 480 Spanish – 1979-1984

    Box 21
    21 – 481 Special Appeal – 1994-1995
    21 – 482 Spirituality Resources – 1986
    21 – 483 Stampe, Merry – 1995
    21 – 484 Statement of Faith – 1994
    21 – 485 Stauffer, J.C. Annuity – 1970-1984
    21 – 486 Stewardship Resources – 1984-1992
    21 – 487 Student Assistance Plan – 1974-1988
    21 – 488 Student Assistant Plan – 1990-1993
    21 – 489 Student Minister Intern Program – 1984-1986
    21 – 490 Suicide – 1986
    21 – 491 Summary of Instruments for Structure Review – 1993-1995
    21 – 492 Summer Bible School Resources – 1987-1988
    21 – 493 Sunlife – 1993
    21 – 494 Swift Current Bible Institute – 1986
    21 – 495 Swift Current Bible Institute – 1987-1993
    21 – 496 Sword & Trumpet – 1985-1986
    21 – 497 Theological Education in Canada – 1982-1986
    21 – 498 Treasurer 1 – 1994-1995
    21 – 499 Treasurer 2 – 1996-1997
    21 – 500 Treasurer Seminars 1 – 1981-1996
    21 – 501 Treasurer Seminars 2 – 1990-1994
    21 – 502 U.S – Canada Church Relations – 1987
    21 – 503 Uniglobe – Geo Travel – 1992
    21 – 504 United Native Ministries – 1992-1995
    21 – 505 Unrau, Jake – 1983
    21 – 506 Urban Connections – 1987-1993

    Box 22
    22 – 507 Vallejos, Jorge – 1990-1991
    22 – 508 Vallejos, Jorge Alejandro – 1990-1993
    22 – 509 Vallejos, Jose R – 1990-1993
    22 – 510 Varguese, George – 1986-1991
    22 – 511 Vera, Carlos – 1994
    22 – 512 Virginia Conference – 1989
    22 – 513 Voegtlin, Paul – 1984-1993
    22 – 514 WEC International – 1994-1995
    22 – 515 West, Glen Estate – 1995-1996
    22 – 516 Western Mennonite School – 1985
    22 – 517 Wiebe, Ken – 1985-1987
    22 – 518 Wiseman, Ronald – 1989-1992
    22 – 519 Women’s Mission & Service Commission – 1994
    22 – 520 Wuschke, Dale – 1989-1990
    22 – 521 Wycliffe – Harder – 1986-1990
    22 – 522 Wycliffe – Plumer – 1985-1990
    22 – 523 Wyse, Gil/Mountain View Mennonite Church – 1985-1986
    22 – 524 Yanez, Felipe – 1992-1995
    22 – 525 Yanez, Marilyn – 1993
    22 – 526 Yoder, Willis – [1985]
    22 – 527 Youth Ministries – Junior camp – 1985-1986
    22 – 528 Youth Ministries – 1983-1988
    22 – 529 Youth With a Mission – 1994-1995
    22 – 530 Zook, Don – 1991-1992

    Sub-series A-2. Alphabet files. – 1989-2003. – 79 cm of textual records.

    Box 28

    28 – 636 Administrative assistant activity reports – 1997-1998
    28 – 637 Administrative Performance Review – 1995-1996
    28 – 638 Administrators Report – 1995-1999
    28 – 639 Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) – 1998
    28 – 640 AMYO and YMT – 1997
    28 – 641 Annual Financial reports for Mennonite Church General Board – 1996
    28 – 642 Annual Financial Reports – 1996-1997
    28 – 643 Annual Meeting – 1997
    28 – 644 Annual Meeting of Area Conference Executive – 1996
    28 – 645 Barahona, Rafael and Pilar – 1996
    28 – 646 Bethany Building Project – 1995-1996
    28 – 647 Board Meeting – May 10, 2002 – See also: Northwest Mennonite Conference Board meetings; NWC Board meeting
    28 – 648 Board Nominating Form and Responses – 2001-2002
    28 – 649 Bookkeeper – 1998-1999
    28 – 650 Branches – 2000
    28 – 651 Brandt, Gareth (Gary) – 2000
    28 – 652 Brubaker, Raymond – 1996
    28 – 653 Budget Reports – 1997-1999
    28 – 654 Budget – 1996-1997
    28 – 655 Budget – 1999-2000
    28 – 656 Budget – 2001-2002
    28 – 657 Burkholder, Paul – 1996

    Note: By-laws – See: Objects and By-laws

    28 – 658 Camp Valaqua – 1999

    28 – 659 Candidates  (Candidating Procedures) – [ca. 1995-1998]

    28 – 660 Castro , Carlos – 1996

    28 – 665 Cedar Square Insurance – 2000-2001

    28 – 666 Cedar Square Insurance – 2000-2002

    28 – 661 Commission on Congregational Leadership : Correspondence – 1995-1998

    28 – 662 Commission on Congregational Leadership : Meetings – 1995-1999

    28 – 663 Canadian Customs and Revenue Agency – 2002

    28 – 664 Conference Executive : Correspondence – 1994-1995

    Box  29

    29 – 667                Church Planting Retirement Savings Plan – 2000-2001

    29 – 668                Churchwide Consultations  – 1997

    29 – 669                Commission of Ministry to Congregations – 1996-1998

    29 – 670                Commission of Ministry to Congregations : Meetings – 1995-1998

    29 – 671                Commission on Missions and Service – 1993-1998

    29 – 672                Commission on Missions and Service – 1996-1998

    29 – 673                Commission on Stewardship – 1995-1998

    29 – 674                Commissions Correspondence – 1995

    29 – 675                Conference Board : Correspondence – 1995-1996

    29 – 676                Conference Board : Meetings – 1996-1999

    29 – 677                Conference Executive : Meetings – 1997-1999

    29 – 678                Conference Minister – 1996-2000

    29 – 679                Conference Minister and Youth Minister : Contacts/Expense Claims – 1999-2000

    29 – 680                Conference Minister’s Reports – 2000-2002

    29 – 681                Conference of Mennonites in Alberta – 1995-2000

    29 – 682                Conference of Mennonites in Alberta – 1997-2000

    29 – 683                Conference of Mennonites in Alberta : Newsletter – 1999

    29 – 684                Conference of Mennonites in Alberta/Northwest Mennonite Conference : Reference                 Council – 1997-1998

    29 – 685                Conference of Mennonites in B.C. – 1998

    29 – 686                Conference of Mennonites in Canada – 1997

    29 – 687                Conference of Mennonites in Canada – 1997-1999

    29 – 688                Conference of Mennonites in Canada : Annual Sessions – 1999

    29 – 689                Conference of Mennonites in Canada : Conference Minister – 1998

    29 – 690                Conference of Mennonites in Canada : Meetings – 1997-1999

    29 – 691                Conference Youth Pastor – 1996-2000

     

    Box 30

    30 – 692                Congregational Budget Commitments – 1998, 2001-2002

    30 – 693                Congregational Budget Reports – 1996-1997

    30 – 694                Congregational Budget Reports – 1997-1998

    30 – 695                Congregational Budget Reports – 1998-1999

    30 – 696                Congregational Commitments for Budget – 2001

    30 – 697                Congregational Financial Reports – 2001

    30 – 698                Congregational Mailing – 1994-2000

    30 – 699                Congregational Treasurer’s Mailing – 1996

    Note:                    Constitution – See: Objects and By-laws

    30 – 700                Consultation – 1996

    30 – 701                Correspondence : In – 1998

    30 – 702                Delegate meeting – Fall 1999

    30 – 703                Delegates Conference – 1995-2000

    30 – 704                Financial Statement – 1996

    30 – 705                Financial Statement – 1998

    30 – 706                Financial Statement,  1997 – 1997-1998

    30 – 707                Financial Statement – 1999

    30 – 708                Flo /  Seidy / Ada /  Payroll – 1998-1999. – Office staff

    30 – 709                Glick, Ike – 1997

    30 – 710                Goulet, Jean-Jacques – 1992-1997

    30 – 711                Guengerich , Albert – 1997

    30 – 712                Handbook – 1996

    30 – 713                Hansen, Carla and Vera – 1996

    30 – 714                Integrated Business Systems – 1999-2000

    30 – 715                Integration Transition – 1999

    30 – 716                Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship of Canada – 1999

    30 – 717                Job Descriptions – 1993-1996

    30 – 718                Joint Ministries Agreement – 1997

    30 – 719                Lark Awards – 1997

    30 – 720                Lautherbach, Bill – 1996

    30 – 721                Leadership Manual – 1993

    30 – 722                Lederach, Paul and Mary – 1997

    30 – 723                LIFE (Living in Faithful Evangelism) – 1995-1996

    30 – 728                Members in the Military consultation – 1996-1997

    30 – 729                Mennonite Board of Congregational Ministries – 1995-1999

    30 – 730                Mennonite Board of Education – 1996-1998

    31 – 758                Mennonite Board of Missions (MBM) – 1996-2000

    30 – 724                Mennonite Central Committee Canada : Decision : Results – 2002

    30 – 725                Mennonite Central Committee Women’s Concerns – 1998

    30 – 731                Mennonite Church Canada – 1999-2000

    30 – 732                Mennonite Church Canada : General By-Laws – 2002

    30 – 734                Mennonite Church General Assembly – 1999

    30 – 735                Mennonite Church International – 1995-1998

    30 – 736                Mennonite Church  U.S.A. – 1999

    30 – 726                Mennonite Church General Board – 1996

    30 – 733                Mennonite Conference Eastern Canada – 1999

    30 – 727                Mennonite Disaster Service – 1998

    30 – 737                Mennonite Directory – 1998-2000

    30 – 738                Mennonite Foundation – 1998-2000

    30 – 739                Mennonite Foundation of Canada – 1996-1999

    Box 31

    31 – 740                Mennonite Mutual Insurance (Alberta) Ltd. – 1999

    31 – 741                Mennonite Publishing House – 1989-1997

    31 – 742                Mennonite World Conference – 1995 -1997

    31 – 743                Mennonite Year Directory – 1997

    31 – 744                Mennonite Yearbook Directory – 1996

    31 – 745                Mennonite Yearbook Directory – 1997

    31 – 746                Mennonite Yearbook Directory – 1998

    31 – 747                Mennonite Yearbook Directory – 2000

    31 – 748                Mental Health Issues Seminar – 1996

    31 – 749                Mexico Mission – 2002

    31 – 750                MHC  (Mennonite Heritage Centre) – 1997

    31 – 751                Miscellaneous Correspondence – 2000-2003

    31 – 752                Missionary (Overseas) Support Plea – 1996

    31 – 753                Moderator Assistant : Correspondence – 1994-1995

    31 – 754                Moderator : Correspondence – 1993-1999

    31 – 755                Montana Corporation Annual Report – 1996

    31 – 756                Monthly Expense Sheets – 2001

    31 – 757                Nafziger,  Sam and Martha  1996

    31 – 759                The National Association of Social Workers – 1996

    31 – 760                Newsletter – 1998-1999

    31 – 761                Newsletter – 1998-2000

    31 – 762                Northwest Mennonite Conference Board Meetings – 2001-2002 – See also: Board meeting; NWC Board meetings

    31 – 763                Northwest Conference Leadership Directory – 1984-1985

    31 – 764                Northwest Mennonite Conference Donation Receipts – 2002

    31 – 765                Northwest Mennonite Conference Name Change – 2000

    31 – 766                Northwest Mennonite Conference Receipts – 1999

    31 – 767                NWC Board Meeting – 1999 July 8

    31 – 768                NWC Membership – 1999-2000

    31 – 769                NWC Treasurer – 1998

    31 – 770                NWC/CMA Integration Study Committee – 1999

    31 – 771                NWC/CMA Joint Executive – 1998

    31 – 772                Objects and By-Laws of the Northwest Mennonite Conference – 1995

    31 – 773                Paetkau, Paul – 1997

    31 – 774                Parenting Retreat – 1997

    31 – 775                Pastor Salary Guidelines – 1998

    31 – 776                Pastoral Review – 1999

    31 – 777                Pastor’s Council Executive – 1996-1999

    31 – 778                Pastor’s Retreat – 1997

    31 – 779                Pastor’s Salary Worksheet – 2001-2002

    31 – 780                Peace – 1996

    31 – 781                Pension Plan – 1996-2000

    31 – 782                Pension Plan – 1989-1993

    31 – 783                Pension Records – 1997-1998

    Box  32

    32 – 784                Petty Cash Records – 1998

    32 – 785                Prayers – 1998

    32 – 786                Printouts – 2002 – Financial records

    32 – 787                Ramer, Charles – 1992

    32 – 788                Record Sheets – 1996 – Financial records

    32 – 789                Reddig, Lamont – 1997

    32 – 790                Relationship Guidelines – 1999 – Conflict resolution guidelines

    32 – 791                Rempel,  Edgar – 1996

    32 – 792                Rempel-Burkholder, Byron – 1997

    32 – 793                Revenue Canada – 1996-1997

    32 – 794                Review Engagement Report : Retzlaff and Wong. – 1999 – Financial statement

    32 – 795                Reyes, Pablo – 1999

    32 – 796                Ropp, Ranene – 1999

    32 – 797                Royal Bank – 1995

    32 – 798                Sosa, Rolando – 1997

    32 – 799                Soto, Andreas E. – 1997

    32 – 800                Sprint Canada – 1997-1998

    32 – 801                Sprint Canada – 1996

    32 – 802                The Shepherd’s Guide – 1996-1998

    32 – 826                T 4’s and T 4A Slips – 1997

    32 – 825                TAMMY (The Alberta Montana Mennonite Youth) – 1999

    32 – 827                Telus – 1998

    32 – 803                [number not used]

    32 – 804                Time and Activity Report – 1997

    32 – 805                Treasurer’s List – 1998

    32 – 806                Tyson, W.L. – 1998

    32 – 807                United Native Ministries – 1993

    32 – 808                Vachan, V.H. – 2000

    32 – 809                Vallejos, Jorge A. – 1996

    32 – 810                Vision : Healing and Hope – 1997

    32 – 811                Warden Woods Letter – 2001

    32 – 812                Weber, Arnold – 1991-1993

    32 – 813                Weber, Norman – 1995

    32 – 814                Website Correspondence – 2000

    32 – 815                Western Mennonite School – 1984-1995

    32 – 816                White, David – 1997

    32 – 817                Wiebe, Bruce – 1996

    32 – 818                Workshop  :  Daniel. – 1997

    32 – 819                Yanez, Felipe – 1997

    32 – 820                Yearbook – 1996-1998

    32 – 821                Yearend Entries – 1996-1998

    32 – 822                Yes  B.C. – 1994

    32 – 823                Youth Ministry Team – 1996

    32 – 824                Youth Registrations, Wichita – 1995

    Series B. Congregations. — 1977-2001. — 58 cm of textual records

    The series consists of files pertaining to individual congregations. The series  chronologically into two sub-series. Each sub-series is arranged alphabetically.

    Sub-series B-1. Congregations. – 1977-1996. 53 cm of textual records.

    Box 22
    22 – 531 Alaska Outreach – Anchorage – 1986-1989
    22 – 532 Alaska Outreach – Anchorage – 1988-1993
    22 – 533 Alaska Outreach – Homer – 1986
    22 – 534 Alaska Outreach – Soldotoa – 1986
    22 – 535 Anchorage Mennonite Fellowship – 1979-1989
    22 – 536 Anchorage Mennonite Fellowship – 1990-1991

    Box 23
    23 – 537 Bergthal Mennonite Church – 1995
    23 – 538 Bethany Mennonite Church – 1985-1989
    23 – 539 Bethany Mennonite Church – 1987-1993
    23 – 540 Bluesky Mennonite Church – 1983-1987
    23 – 541 Bluesky Mennonite Church – 1983-1988
    23 – 542 Bluesky Mennonite Church – 1988-1992
    23 – 543 Browning Church Planting – 1989-1993
    23 – 544 Calgary Mennonite Fellowship – 1985-1986
    23 – 545 Calling Lake Mennonite Fellowship – 1985-1987
    23 – 546 Calling Lake Mennonite Fellowship – 1988-1991
    23 – 547 Camrose Mennonite Fellowship – 1980-1989
    23 – 548 Camrose Mennonite Fellowship – 1989-1991
    23 – 549 Duchess Mennonite Church – 1984-1986
    23 – 550 Duchess Mennonite Church – 1986-1993
    23 – 551 Eaglesham Community Church – 1981-1986
    23 – 552 Eaglesham Community Church – 1983-1991

    Box 24
    24 – 553 Edmonton Chinese Mennonite Church 1 – 1987-1988
    24 – 554 Edmonton Chinese Mennonite Church 2 – 1988-1993
    24 – 555 Edson Mennonite Church – 1977-1991
    24 – 556 Edson Mennonite Church – 1985-1986
    24 – 557 Great Falls, Montana – 1977-1980
    24 – 558 Holyrood Mennonite Church – 1984-1989
    24 – 559 Holyrood Mennonite Church – 1987-1993
    24 – 560 Humboldt [New Hope Community Church] – 1988-1992
    24 – 561 Iglesia Cristiana Hispana Montreal – 1985
    24 – 562 Iglesia Evangelica – Medicine Hat – 1989-1995
    24 – 563 Iglesia Evangelica Menonita – Calgary – 1985-1987
    24 – 564 Iglesia Evangelica Menonita – Calgary – 1989-1990
    24 – 565 Iglesia Evangelica Menonita – Edmonton – 1985-1988
    24 – 566 Iglesia Evangelica Menonita – Edmonton – 1989-1991
    24 – 567 Iglesia Evangelica Menonita – Red Deer – 1985-1988, 1995-2000.
    24 – 568 Iglesia Evangelica Menonita – Vancouver – 1985-1987
    24 – 569 Iglesia Evangelica Menonita – Vancouver – 1989-1991
    24 – 570 Iglesia Evangelica Menonita – Winnipeg – 1985-1989
    24 – 571 Iglesia Menonita Hispana “Fuente de Vida” 2 – 1993-1996
    24 – 572 Iglesia Menonita Hispana “Fuente de Vida” 1 – 1993-1994
    24 – 573 Indonesian Outreach – Vancouver – 1989-1990
    24 – 574 Lendrum M.B. Church – 1986-1987
    24 – 575 Mountain Gospel Fellowship – n.d.
    24 – 576 Mountainview Mennonite Church – 1984-1988

    Box 25
    25 – 577 Mountain View Mennonite Church – 1988-1995
    25 – 578a New Hope Community Church – 1987-1995
    25 – 578b Patricia Church Planting – 1987
    25 – 579 Peace Mennonite Fellowship – 1979-1982
    25 – 580 Peace Mennonite Fellowship – 1983-1986
    25 – 581 Peace Mennonite Fellowship – 1985-1987
    25 – 582 Peace Mennonite Fellowship – 1988
    25 – 583 Peace Mennonite Fellowship – Family Worship Centre – 1988-1992
    25 – 584 Peace River Bible Institute – 1987
    25 – 585 Pineridge Christian Fellowship 1985-1991
    25 – 586 Primera Iglesia Evangelica Menonita, Medicine Hat – 1987-1988
    25 – 587 Salem Mennonite Church – 1985-1988
    25 – 588 Salem Mennonite Church – 1985-1992

    Box 26
    26 – 589 Sharon Mennonite Church – 1985-1988
    26 – 590 Sharon Mennonite Church – 1990-1993
    26 – 591 South Calgary Inter-Mennonite Church – 1988-1993
    26 – 592 West Zion Mennonite Church – 1984-1986
    26 – 593 Whitefish Church Planting Project – 1986-1987

    Sub-series B-2. Congregations. – 1993-2001. – 5 cm of textual records

    Box 32

    32 – 828                Calgary Inter Mennonite Church (CIM) – 1996-1999

    32 – 829                Camrose Mennonite Fellowship – 2000

    32 – 830                Centro Evangelistico Bet-El – 1996-1999

    32 – 831                Iglesia Evangelico Hispana de Medicine Hat : receipts – 1999-2001

    32 – 832                Lethbridge Hispanic Mennonite Church – 1996

    32 – 833                Love in Action Christian Centre – Edmonton Church Plant – 1999-2000

    32 – 834                New Hope Community Church – 1997

    32 – 835                Prince of Peace Mennonite Church – 1994-1999

    32 – 836                West Zion Mennonite Church – 1993-1998

    32 – 837                Wings of Love Ministry (Park Mennonite Church) – 1995

    Series C. Conferences. — 1984-2001. — 38 cm of textual records
    The series consists of files pertaining to individual conference events. The series  has been grouped chronologically into two sub-series, each arranged alphabetically and by date

    Sub-series C-1 Conferences. – 1984-2001. – 30 cm of textual records 

    26 – 594 Alive ’85 – 1985
    26 – 595 Annual Conference Report Work File – 1985-1993
    26 – 596 Assembly ’85 – 1985
    26 – 597 Assembly ’87 – 1987
    26 – 598 Assembly ’89 – 1989
    26 – 599 Assembly ’91 – 1991
    26 – 600 Assembly ’93 – 1993
    26 – 601 Assembly ’95 – 1995
    26 – 602 Atlantic Coast Conference – 1987-1991
    26 – 603 Conference – 1985 – 1987
    26 – 604 Conference – 1994
    26 – 605 Conference – Fall – 1984-1987
    26 – 606 Conference – Fall – 1985
    26 – 607 Conference – Fall – 1986
    26 – 608 Conference – Fall – 1988
    26 – 609 Conference – Fall – 1989
    26 – 610 Conference – Fall – 1990
    26 – 611 Conference – Spring – 1992
    26 – 612 Conference – Spring – 1993
    26 – 613 Conference – Spring – 1993
    26 – 614 Conference – Spring – 1994

    Box 27
    27 – 615 Conference – Spring – 1994
    27 – 616 Conference – Spring – 1994-1995
    27 – 617 Conference – Summer – 1985
    27 – 618 Conference – Summer – 1986
    27 – 619 Conference – Summer – 1988 – 1987-1988
    27 – 620 Conference – Summer – 1989 – 1988-1989
    27 – 621 Conference – Summer – 1990 – 1984-1990
    27 – 622 Conference – Summer – 1990 – 1991
    27 – 623 Conference – Summer – 1991 – 1992
    27 – 624 Conference – Summer – 1993 – 1994
    27 – 625 Conference – Summer – 1995
    27 – 626 Hispanic Conference – 1980 – 1986
    27 – 627 Hispanic Conference – 1986 – 1988
    27 – 628 Hispanic Conference – 1987 – 1989

    Box 28
    28 – 629 Hispanic Conference – 1989 – 1993
    28 – 630 Reach Out to Jesus Conference – 1985-1986
    28 – 631 Reach Out to Jesus Conference – 1987-1995
    28 – 632 Rocky Mountain Mennonite Conference – 1987-1992
    28 – 633 South Central Mennonite Conference – 1985-1995
    28 – 634 Southeast Mennonite Convention, 1992 – 1986-1992
    28 – 635 Vision ’95 – 1988

    Sub-series C-2. Conferences. – 1995-2001. – 8 cm of textual records

    Box 33

    33 – 838 Hispanic Mennonite Convention – 1995-1997

    33 – 839 NWC Annual Convention : Agenda and Information – 1999

    33 – 840 NWC Annual Convention : Agenda and Information – 2000

    33 – 841 NWC Convention Planning – 1997

    33 – 842 NWC Convention Planning – 1998

    33 – 843 NWC Annual Convention : Minutes – 1999

    33 – 844 NWC/CMA Joint Convention – 1998-2001

    33 – 845 NWC/CMA Joint Meetings : Convention – 1998-1999

    33 – 846 Spring Convention – 1996-1997

    33 – 847 Spring Convention – 1997

    33 – 848 Spring Convention – 1998

    33 – 849 Summer Convention – 1996

    33 – 850 Summer Convention – 1997

    33 – 851 Summer Convention – 1998

    33 – 852 Wichita – 1995. –  International conference

    Series D. Northwest Mennonite Conference Centennial Anniversary. — 1996-2004. — 8 cm of textual records –  2 compact disks 

    33 – 853                Centennial History Book Project – 2000

    33 – 854                Historical Committee – 1999-1999

    33 – 855                Centennial (1903-2003) Slides & Narratives – 2004

    33 – 856                Centennial (1903-2003) Congregational Slide Presentation – 2004

    33 – 857                Faith, Life, Witness in the Northwest. – 2003 – Printout of PowerPoint presentation

    33 – 858                Faith, Life and Witness at Bluesky, Alberta – 2003

    33 – 859                Faith, Life and Witness at Duchess, Alberta – 2003

    33 – 860                Faith, Life and Witness at Edson, Alberta – 2003

    33 – 861                Faith, Life and Witness at Mountain View Mennonite Church near Creston, Montana – 2003

    33 – 862                Faith, Life and Witness at Smith, Alberta – 2003

    33 – 863                Faith, Life and Witness of the Salem Mennonite Church near Tofield, Alberta – 2003

    33 – 864                Faith, Life and Witness of the Sharon Mennonite Church at Guernsey, Saskatchewan – 2003

    33 – 865                Faith, Life and Witness of the West Zion Mennonite Church near Carstairs, Alberta – 2003

    33 – 866                Faith, Life and Witness : Edmonton Mennonite Churches Affiliated with Northwest Mennonite Conference – 2003

    33 – 867                Faith, Life and Witness : Hispanic Churches : Northwest Mennonite Conference – 2003

  9. Namaka and Namaka Farm School District

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    Accession 2010.017

    Title and Physical Description

    Namaka and Namaka Farm School Districts fonds. — 1927-1953. — 25 cm of textual records.

    Administrative History

    Namaka School District No. 1919 was founded in 1908 in Namaka, a settlement on the former Canadian Pacific Railway main line southeast of Strathmore, Alberta. A one-room school was completed in 1909, and classes commenced that year. In 1927, to accommodate the growing population of the Namaka Farms district to the south, the school was replaced by a two-room school. In 1935 it was destroyed by fire, but was replaced by a new building that year. In 1938 the school district became part of Strathmore School Division No. 40. In 1958 the school closed and the building became a community hall operated by the Namaka Community Club. The Namaka Farm School District No. 4249 was established in 1927 on the former George Lane Ranch south of the settlement of Namaka. It was a one-room school serving a colony of Mennonite refugees who established farms on the former ranch in the 1920s. The school closed in 1950, and the building was moved to Carseland, where it became a residence.

    Custodial History

    Collected by Abe Quiring, a former Namaka resident, from an unknown source.

    Scope & Content

    The fonds consists of classroom attendance registers of the junior and senior classes of Namaka School (1941-1953) and the registers of Namaka Farm School (1927-1936, 1941-1950).

    Source of Supplied Title

    Title based on content of fonds.

    Source of Acquisition

    Donated by Abe Quiring, 2010.

    Access Restrictions

    Access may be restricted to protect the privacy of individuals, in accordance with Alberta privacy legislation and MHSA policy.

    Finding Aids

    No finding aid.

    Notes

    Accession 2010.017
    The material is in English.
    Description by Jim Bowman – March 2012.

  10. Molotschna Colony census file

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    Accession 2002.023

    Title and Physical Description

    Molotschna Colony census file. — [Microfilmed ca. 2002 (originally created 1835)]. — 1 microfilm reel

    Administrative History

    Molotschna Colony was a tract of land opened up by the government of Russia in 1798 to settlement by Mennonites from Prussia. The territory is now known as Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine. The colony prospered, and through immigration and natural increase reached a population of 6000 by 1835. It was the largest Mennonite settlement in Russia, the other major one being Chortitza. The government of Russia conducted a census of the territory in 1835.

    Custodial History

    The census records were among documents of the Russian Mennonite colonies that came into the possession of Mennonite school teacher Peter Braun in 1914. They were discovered and confiscated by the Soviet government ca. 1929 and deposited in the Odessa State Archives. They were microfilmed ca. 2002 by the California Mennonite Historical Society. Tim Janzen made copies available to several Mennonite historical societies.

    Scope & Content

    The file consists of 1231 microfilm frames which are copies of approximately 756 pages of the census records. The census documents names, dates of birth, and places of residence of residents of Molotschna Colony.

    Source of Supplied Title

    Title based on contents of the file

    Source of Acquisition

    Gift by Tim Janzen, 2002

    Originals

    Original is held by Odessa State Archives in Ukraine

    Access Restrictions

    There are no restrictions on access

    Finding Aids

    An index to the census is available at www.mennonitegenealogy.com/russia/1835cein.htm

    Related Materials

    A translation of the census is available in the Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta Library

    Accruals

    Accruals are not expected

    Notes

    Accession 2002.023
    Language – Russian
    Last updated October 2012 – Jim Bowman
    Part of the Tim Janzen collection

    Files Inventory

    1 – 1 Fond 6 (Molotschna Colony Archives) – File 357- 1835 Census – 1835