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 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 the following files: 1) Clippings "Souvenir Supplement Commemorating Manitoba's 100th year" produced by Red River Valley Echo, Altona, Manitoba, November 25, 1970 - (1 file) Box 429 2) Photographs