This item shows the youth group at an outing to the Laplata River. (l-r): Martin Durksen (minister), Victor Unger, Bruno Lotz, Erika Lotz, Heinrich Penner, Erika Matthies, Adolf Schroeder, Erika Braun, Max Schroeder, Lena Schetter, Erna Deurdenko, Rudolf Dyck.
The richest materials among these photographs are the140 color slides depicing Thut's volunteer work in England with German prisoners of war after World War II and his subsequent travel in the Western United States to Civilian Public Service (CPS) camps. These labeled and well-composed slides include images of Thut's living and working conditions in England, art work made by German POWs, and scenes of CPS work in Montana, South Dakota, and California. Also of note is a slide of Peter and Elfrieda Dyck's wedding gifts.
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Other materials among Thut's photographs include a number of poorly-labeled black and white photographic prints of Goshen College in the early 1920s. Notable scenes include a May Day celebration and the construction of the college gymnasium. Also included is his passport obtained in 1944.
This fonds contains bulletins (1986-2020), calendar of activities (1989-1996), directory (1994, 2006, 2007, 2016-2021), and minutes of the congregation's education committee meetings, finance committee meetings, missions committee meetings, and worship committee meetings (1986-2006, 2016-2020) , and the congregational worship calendars and themes (1986-2006). The records pertain to the beginning and development of the Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Winkler, Manitoba and they document the leaders and participants of this congregation.
This is a series of personal recollections about the Eichenfeld massacres of 1919 and of the terror of Makhno. A cemetery list is included . The fonds consists of the following files: 1) "Das Ende von Eichenfeld!" (The End of Eichenfeld) by Abram Dombrowsky; Cemetery listing for Eichenfeld; "Die Schreckensnacht;" (Night of Terror); "Aus dem Leben von Peter & Tina Wiebe", (From the life of Peter & Tina Wiebe); "Erinnerungen aus meinem Leben" (Memories of my life) by Tina (Dyck) Wiebe; "Die Machnowzeit" in Oktober 1919 (The Time of Makhno in October 1919) by Heinrich Epp; a brief timeline by Gerhard Lorenz. - (1 file) Box 432
The fonds consists of a congregational history (1972), constitutions (1962-1993), bulletins (1962-2020), directories (1963-2020), founding documents (1962-1963), annual reports (1962-2019), newsletters (1962-1988), financial records (1963-1990), minutes of congregational meetings, church council, and various committees (1962-2000), correspondence (1962-2000), and church and family registers (1971-1981). The records pertain to the founding and development of the Altona Mennonite Church and they documents the leaders and participants of the congregation.