Accession 2012.033, 2023-011 (filed with 2012.033)
Title and Description
Larry D. Spicer fonds,. – 1936-2004. – 4 cm of textual records and other material
Larry D. Spicer is a descendant of Elias and Annie (Auker) Reist who provided leadership in the establishment and early history of the Mennonite settlements and churches at Reist, Alberta. Westward Ho, Alberta, and the Mount View Mennonite Church near High River/ Okotoks, Alberta. He is also a descendant of Silas and Lucinda (Weber) Good who provided leadership in the establishment and early history of the Mount View Mennonite Church near High River/Okotoks, Alberta. The Mennonite churches at Reist, Westward Ho and Mount View were all affiliated with the Alberta-Saskatchwwan Mennonite Conference (later renamed The Northwest Mennonite Conference). Larry Spicer served as Pastor of Ministries and Equipping at the First Church of the Nazarene in Missoula, Montana.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of historical work written or collected and published by Larry D. Spicer, concerning the life and work of his grandparents, Elias and Annie (Auker) Reist in the Mennonite settlements at Reist and Westward Ho, Alberta. He also donated a copy of the published History of the Alberta-Saskatchewan Mennonite Conference by Ezra Stauffer into which he has inserted numerous obituaries and a few other notes and reports.
Larry also donated a detailed map of the Mount View Mennonite Church Cemetery which has been filed, together with other documents about the cemetery, as part of Accession 2011.029
Source of Acquisition
Donated by Larry Spicer
MHSA archives Accession 2003.031 Northwest Mennonite Conference fonds
MHSA archives Accession 2003.031 Theodore Regehr fonds, records collected or created when writing Faith, Life and Witness. Centennial History of the Northwest Mennonite Conference, 1903-2003, (Kitchener: Pandora Press, 2003).
Ezra Stauffer, History of the Alberta-Saskatchewan Mennonite Conference, (Alberta-Saskatchewan Mennonite Church, 1960).
1-1 Clearwater Mennonite Church and Congregation, Reist, Alberta, reports and documents written or gathered by Larry D. Spicer for the first reunion of the descendants of Elias and Annie (Auker) Bricker held in 2002 on the campus of Olds College in Olds, Alberta.
1-2 Booklet written and published by Larry D. Spicer, Westward Ho! On the Trail of Elias and Annie Auker Reist and Their Descendants.
1-3 History of the Alberta-Saskatchewan Mennonite Conference, by Ezra Stauffer, published in 1960 by the Alberta-Saskatchewan Mennonite Conference, with numerous obituary and other inserts by Larry D. Spicer.
Accession 2023.011 filed as 2o12.033, folder 1-4 Minutes of the Mount Calvary Mennonite Sunday School, Westward Ho, 1936-1947 and Minutes of the Mount Calvary Mennonite congregation, 1945-1956.
Larry Spicer also donated a detailed map of the Mount View Mennonite Church Cemetery, which has been filed, together with other documents about the cemetery, as part of Accession 2011.020.