Collection M6 - Henry J. Wiens photograph collection

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US MLA M6

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Henry J. Wiens photograph collection

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  • 1947-1952 (Creation)

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227 color slides.

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(1885-1975)

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([19--]-)

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The slides, many of which had become badly scratched and discolored, were scanned and edited by Rachel Regier in 2007.

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Henry J. Wiens (1885-1975) was Field Secretary for the Mennonite Brethren Church General Conference Board of Trustees and Solicitor for the conference's Mission and Educational Endowment Fund from 1947 to 1952. In conjunction with that position, Wiens and his wife Elisabeth traveled across North America, visiting almost every Mennonite Brethren church in the United States and Canada. In the course of those travels, they took photographs of virtually every church that they visited. Henry Wiens prepared a book describing these congregations entitled The Mennonite Brethren Churches of North America: An Illustrated Survey (Hillsboro, Kan.: Mennonite Brethren Publishing House, 1954).

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