Collection ORG - Christian Heritage Library Collection

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Christian Heritage Library Collection


  • 1820-1988 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1.3 m of textual records
90 photographs

Context area

Name of creator

(19-?- 1997)

Administrative history

The Christian Heritage Library Collection was begun by David and Trudy Schellenberg of Winkler. Since they saw their collection of sermons by Mennonite bishops and ministers as a resource to the community, they chose the term "library" as part of the name. With the transfer of the collection to the Mennonite Heritage Centre in Winnipeg in 1997, the Christian Heritage Library as a resource to the Winkler area ceased to exist.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

David and Trudy Schellenberg

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Scope and content

This collection consists of sermons or other writings of 166 individuals, sermons with no author given which were read numerous times by a particular branch of the Mennonite church, biographies of a number of missionaries, photographs of approximately 90 of the Mennonite ministers and some miscellaneous material.

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System of arrangement

There is a file list for each box in the collection. For 85 of the 166 identified writers, there is a detailed historical sketch associated with the description of the file -- some with a larger fonds level description, others just with the item or file description.

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Acc. no. 97-150

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