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A.A. Friesen Letters

The file consists of the following:
1) Correspondence between A.A. Friesen and his brother-in-law H.J. Willms between 1928 and 1935, Winnipeg, Manitoba and Rabbit Lake Saskatchewan. A.A. Friesen was a one time member of the Canadian Board of Colonization. Willms is rather critical of the Board and its chairperson David Toews.
2) Letters of A.A. Friesen 191922- 1929, taken from Microfilm which is housed in Bethel College
3) Helena, daughter of A.A. Friesen made an 8 page index of the exchange of letters with a summary of the contents in Englsh.
4) Includes a postcard to A.A. Friesen from Abr. Epp
5) Includes a letter from A.W. from Mjasnaja on Jan 1, 1933 describing the famine they are experiencing.

Friesen, Abram A., 1885-1948

Abraham A. Friesen fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1919-1958

This fonds consists primarily of correspondence, official negotiations, and memos of the Studienkommission (1920-1921), the study commission sent to North America by Mennonites in Russia to investigate immigration possibilities; and of the Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization (1922-1926), founded to facilitate the immigration. There is extensive correspondence between Friesen and David Toews, Benjamin H. Unruh, Benjamin B. Janz, Peter H. Unruh, and other Mennonite leaders.

Several files deal with the case of "the 62", sixty two young male Mennonite refugees who left Russia for the United States via Constantinople in the early 1920s.

Some genealogical material for Russian Mennonite emigrants for the 1920s can be found here. The "notebooks" folder includes Friesen's passport and diaries.

Friesen, Abram A., 1885-1948

Abram A Friesen fonds

  • CA MHSBC 116
  • Fonds
  • 1739-1998

This Fonds consists of the following series:
1) Biography - Abram Friesen - (1 file) Box 269
2) Correspondence - 1922-1933, 1977, 1998 - (2 files) Box 269
3) Obituary - Abram Friesen - 1885-1948 - (1 file) Box 269
4) Genealogy - (21 files) Box 269
5) Photographs
6) Post cards - (1 file)
7) Audio Visual - (1 file)
8) Maps - (1 file) Box 269
9) Essays - Peasant Aristocracy by Al Reimer; Observation on Current situation of Mennonites in Russia and the Prospects of Emigration. (2 files) - Box 269

Friesen, Abram A., 1885-1948

Friesen, A.A. correspondence

This file consists of the following items:
1) Correspondence regarding the emigration from Russia in the 1920's
2) Correspondence regarding the emigration in the 1940's
3) Canadian Board of Colonization minutes
4) Copies of A.A. Friesen Collection held in Newton Kansas. Box 260

Friesen, Abram A., 1885-1948