of Alberta

Lawrence Klippenstein fonds

Accession 2011.042

Title and Description

Lawrence Klippenstein fonds. –  2010. – 0.5 cm of textual records

Administrative/Biographical History

Lawrence Klippenstein was born 16 July 1930, the son of Cornelius D. Klippenstein and Helen Rempel.  His grew up on a farm near Altona, Manitoba.  After studies at Canadian Mennonite Bible College, Winnipeg, Manitoba, (B. Chr. Ed. 1954) and Goshen College and Seminary, Goshen, Indiana (B.A., B. D., 1962).  He went on to graduate studies at the University of Minnesota earning an MA and PhD in Russian history.  His dissertation topic was Mennonite Pacifism and State Service in Russia: A Case Study in Church-State Relations, 1789-1936.   He married LaVerna Reimer in 1956, worked with Mennonite Pioneer Mission for 2 years and then taught at the Canadian Mennonite Bible College, served briefly as a pastor and then, from 1974 to 1997, served as Director of the Mennonite Heritage Centre in Winnipeg.  On leave in 1992-93 he served as MCC country director in Russia while also pursuing further archival research interests.  He was a director of the Mennonite Historical Society of Canada and published numerous academic and non-academic articles in books, journals, magazines and newspapers.  Lawrence Klippenstein died 18 March 2022 in Winnipeg.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of two scholarly articles, “Mennonite Education in Siberia: Heinrich P. Wieler In a Classroom, 1916-1918” and “Siberian Sketches”

Source of Acquisition

Gift by Lawrence Klippenstein


Accession 2012.042

GRANDMA #94787