Collection HM1/417 - A.J. Metzler Papers 1919-1996

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A.J. Metzler Papers 1919-1996


  • 1826-1996 (Creation)

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4.70 Linear Feet; 3 records cartons and 1 half archives box

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Personal papers of A. J. (Abram Jacob)  Metzler, consisting of sermon outlines, correspondence, subject files, and audio recordings. Records of Metzler's travels and work abroad are included, as are his published articles, his files on congregations he pastored, and a biography of him along with family records.

This collection is divided into the following series:

(1) Sermon Outlines, 1927-1983

(2) Correspondence and Subject Files, 1826, 1919-1993

(3) Audio Recordings, 1956-1996

(4) Photographs and Video Recordings, 1882-1991

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Several previous "pre-accessions" also.

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These materials are open for public research.

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Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright owned by the Mennonite Church USA Archives.

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  • English

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Other Information:

At one time, the audio recording about Laurelville and the oral history interview on video cassettes were cataloged separately as HM6-302 and HM11-10 respectively.  In December 2013, these materials were added to HM1-417.

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  • English



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