Collection X/068 - Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission Records

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Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission Records


  • 1911-2018 (Creation)

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139.10 Linear Feet; 57 record cartons, 141 archives boxes, 14 half archives boxes, and 8 oversize boxes

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Records were housed at Illinois Mennonite Historical and Genealogical Society (Metamora, IL) until they were removed in 2017 in preparation for transfer to the MC USA Archives.

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Official records of Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission, a missionary organization with joint support from several Mennonite and Anabaptist-related denominations. Originally founded as the Congo Inland Mission in 1911, the organization changed its name to Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission in 1972 and expanded its ministry to include Lesotho, Botswana, South Africa, and Burkina Faso. These records are divided into the following series:

1.) Minutes, Reports, and Administrative Records

2.) Financial Records

3.) Personnel Records

4.) Regional Records

5.) Partner Organizations and Ecumenical Relations

6.) Audiovisual Materials

7.) History, Manuscripts, and Publications

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Transferred by Lola Gingerich in phases during 2018. First deposit was on January 17, 2018


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By series

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Conditions governing access

Research in personnel files requires permission from Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission. All other records are open for public research unless marked confidential.

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Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the Mennonite Church USA Archives.

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  • English
  • French

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  • English



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