of Alberta

John W. Friesen fonds

Accession 2021.005

Title and Physical Description:

John W. Friesen fonds. – 1984. – 2 cm of textual records

Administrative/Biographical History

John W. Friesen, born in Saskatchewan, was for many years a professor with the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary.  He holds several university degrees including a D. Min from Christian Bible College and a Ph. D. from the University of Kansas.  He is best known for his numerous articles and several books on indigenous spirituality and culture, but has also examined aspects of Mennonite religious and educational history.

Custodial History

This manuscript was donated by Peter Dyck of Calgary

Scope and Content

This 36-page manuscript, entitled “Concepts of Mennonites in School Curricula,” is based on a study undertaken as part of the conceived mandate of the Mennonite Bicentennial Commissionof Waterloo, Ontario, and was undertaken at their request.

Source of the Accession

Donated by Peter Dyck of Calgary.