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A. A. Landis Papers

  • US MCUSAA HM1/433SC
  • Collection
  • 1940-1948

The collection includes correspondence, statements and reports related to the Ohio Mennonite Conference and the Lancaster Conference.

Landis, A. A.

A. B. (Abraham B.) Burkholder Papers

  • US MCUSAA HM1/714
  • Collection
  • 1896-1915

This small set of papers consists primarily of two diaries kept by Burkholder, a Virginia minister and later bishop of the (old) Mennonite Church.  The diaries contain brief daily enteries providing information about the weather and his activities for the day.  Other materials inclde sermon outlines, clippings, and miscellaneous materials.

Burkholder, A. B. (Abraham B.), 1850-1941

A. Lloyd Swartzendruber Papers

  • US MCUSAA HM1/414SC
  • Collection
  • 1926-1974

The collection includes correspondence and family materials collected by A. Lloyd Swartzendruber.

Swartzendruber, A. Lloyd, 1903-

Aaron and Marie Herr Papers

  • US MCUSAA HM1/980
  • Collection
  • 1946-1952

This small set of personal papers documents the Herrs' work in post World War II China with Mennonite Central Committee.  The papers include photographs, MCC "China Relief Notes" Newsletter (incomplete), a letter from relief workers in early 1950s China, and a videocassette copy of 16 mm film of their time in China.  The photographs and video depict MCC workers, Russian refugees, Chinese orphanage workers, distribution of supplies by MCC workers, and daily life in China.

Herr, Aaron

Aaron Loucks Papers

  • US MCUSAA HM1/076
  • Collection
  • 1917-1945

The collection includes early legal and financial documents related to the Mennonite Publishing House and relief work, World War I newspaper clippings, and assorted papers and notes covering Louck's involvement in publishing and relief work.

Of particular interest is the 1918 warrant obtained to search Mennonite Publishing House and sieze materials advocating "refusal of duty in the military and naval forces of the United States."

Loucks, Aaron, 1864-1945

Abraham Grater Manuscript

  • US MCUSAA HM1/291SC
  • Collection
  • undated

A 9 page typed manuscript of a book entitled An Explanation of Incidents That Took Place among the So-Called Mennonites (1854).  The manuscript concerns Grater's dispute with the Skippack, Pennsylvania Mennonite congregation.

Grater, Abraham

Abraham Mast Walnut Creek Amish Mennonite Church (Holmes County, Ohio) Collection

  • US MCUSAA HM1/659SC
  • Collection
  • 1885-1983

Mast served as minister of the Walnut Creek Amish Mennonite Church (Holmes County, Ohio) from 1885 to 1898.  This collection contains a photocopy and English translation of his record book, which records baptisms, marriages, communion services, church meetings, excommunications, and lists of young people coming for church instruction between 1885 and 1898.

Mast, Abraham, 1820-1989

Abraham R. Miller Papers

  • US MCUSAA HM1/398SC
  • Collection
  • 1897-1968

The collection includes Elkhart Institute stock, correspondence with M. B. Fast, and memorial service material.

Miller, Abraham R.

Abraham T. Meyer Papers

  • US MCUSAA HM1/079SC
  • Collection
  • 1838

Included is one letter written by Abraham T. Meyer to Tobias and Abraham Kolb dated August 18, 1838 from Clinton describing their health and requesting some bags in which they can give them apples. A transcribed copy of the letter is also included.

Meyer, Abraham T., 1801-1881

Abram B. Kolb Papers 1866-1923

  • US MCUSAA HM1/391
  • Collection
  • 1866-1965

Papers of a friend and associate of John F. Funk who served as assistant editor / editor in chief of the Herald of Truthfrom 1886 to 1904.  Kolb edited a number of other Mennonite periodicals, was active in the Sunday school movement, and served as president of the Mennonite Evangelizing and Benevolent Board.  He married John F. Funk's daughter, Phoebe, in 1893.

Kolb's papers are divided into two series:

(1) Correspondence, 1866-1923

(2) Miscellaneous, circa 1853 - 1965

Kolb, Abram B., 1862-1925

Ada Burkhart Ziegler Correspondence

  • US MCUSAA HM1/156SC
  • Collection
  • 1925-1944

Five incoming letters to Ada Burkhart Ziegler, a nurse who served as a medical missionary at the Mennonite Home for the Aged in Eureka, Illinois and later taught on the faculty of La Junta Mennonite School of Nursing in La Junta, Colorado. ALl correspondence is addressed to Ada Burkhart, as Ziegler did not marry until later in life.

(1) From J. D. Smith, Superintendent of the Mennonite Home for the Aged, indicating the recommendation of Ms. Burkhart by D. H. Bender and informing her that the Mennonite Home for the Aged requested her service, and asking whether she intended to accept the position.

(2) From Allen H. Erb of La Junta Mennonite School of Nursing, commending Ms. Burkhart on her service and reminding her to follow the doctrine of Christ and the training program, including the adherence to modest dress ("be an especial example on the custom or style of short sleeves and low necks").

(3) From "Mary Alice" describing a recent trip to Goshen, Indiana and her imminent departure for India to perform mission service.

(4) From "Mary Alice" regarding her voyage to India.

(5) From Allen H. and Stella Erb offering condolences on the occasion of Burkhart's father's death.

Also includes a 1922 commencement program from La Junta Mennonite School of Nursing.

Ziegler, Ada Burkhart, 1897-1992

Adalbert Goertz Genealogical Collection

  • US MCUSAA HM1/731
  • Collection
  • 1835-2002

A set of materials mostly documenting the Reformed Mennonite Church in Pennsylvania and Maryland.  Other materials include biographical information about Goertz, an avid genealogist, and a bibliography of Goertz's publications.

Goertz, Adalbert, 1928-2011

Adam C. Lantz Family Papers

  • US MCUSAA HM1/185
  • Collection
  • 1807-1958

These assorted family papers are divided into two series:

(1) Miscellaneous family documents, 1807-1944

(2) Photographs, 1958, undated

Lantz, Adam C., 1831-1893

Adam H. Mumaw Papers 1964-1974

  • US MCUSAA HM1/016
  • Collection
  • circa 1910-1974

A small collection of poems, sermons and devotional writings,and reminiscences authored by a Mennonite dairy farmer in the Wooster, Ohio area near the end of his life.  These papers provide a good example of lay spirituality in themid-century (old) Mennonite Church.  Mumaw wrote about a number of topics, including suicide, lending money, and leisure time.  His reminiscences include an account of his expoeriences as a conscientious objector in World War I.  Information about the Jonas Smucker homestead may also be found in these papers. This collection also includes materials by and about Mumaw's wife, Clara Zook Mumaw.  These include a poem, home remedies, miscellaneous writings, and genealogical information about the David S. Zook family.

Mumaw, Adam H., 1888-1974

Adella Brunk Kanagy Scrapbook and Photographs 1944-1947

  • US MCUSAA V/06/008-02
  • Collection
  • 1944-1998

This scrapbook thoroughly documents the academic and social aspects of Kanagy's nursing course at La Junta Mennonite School of Nursing.  Materials in the scrapbook include poems, photographs (labelled), diary entries, handbooks, church bulletins, cartoons, class schedules, party invitations, revival services, concert programs, and wedding invitations.

Also with the scrapbook are three class reunion photographs from 1992, 1994, and 1998.

Kanagy, Adella Brunk

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