File 03 - Isaak, Franz F. Papers

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CA MHSBC 112-21-03


Isaak, Franz F. Papers


  • 1918-1927 (Creation)

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John B. Toews received this material from C.A. DeFehr of Winnipeg around 1965. Frank F. Isaac was a teacher and preacher who became active in the American Mennonite Relief on behalf of the Union of Citizens of Dutch Lineage in South-East Russia. This file contains mixed materials including original documents and copies of minutes. Copies of papers also exist in the A.A. Friesen Collection, Newton Kansas and the Canadian Board of Colonization files in the Mennonite Heritage Archive in Winnipeg. Isaac was later an executive member of the All-Mennonite Union in Moscow.

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The file consists of the following items:
1) Reports and correspondence, 1922 between F.F. Isaac and A.J. Fast, W.I. Dyck, H. Friesen, B.B. Janz, B.H. Unruh,
2) Reports and minutes and correspondence, 1923. B.H. Unruh, A.J. Fast, B.B. Janz,C.A. Defehr, Jacob C. Reimer
3) AMLV Reports, minutes and correspondence, 1925-1927. P.F. Froese
4) Russian Materials regarding land distribution. Frank F. Isaac was the authorized representative of Mennonites of South-East Russia. Exemption from military service documents are included. Restrictions regarding religious instruction in schools is included in some of the documents. Box 260

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Allrussischer Mennonitischer Landwirtschaftlicher Verein (AMLV) was organized and established in 1925-1927. Copies of the constitution and the minutes regarding land distribution is contained in these papers. The Russian materials were translated by Katharine Hooge.

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