This fonds consists of oral interviews (digital) conducted by Abigail Carl-Klassen, transcripts, consent forms, as well as textual and photographic materials provided by the participants. "The oral history project sought to document and explore the ways in which Mennonite, Mestizo, and Indigenous individuals and communities have interacted with one another in spite of fears, prohibitions, and taboos, in the nearly 100 years since Old Colony Mennonites arrived from Manitoba and Saskatchewan to settle in the region in 1922. We especially wanted to capture personal stories to explore how life has changed in the Campos and to document the depth and variety of cross-cultural interactions occurring between individuals and communities at the present moment." https://www.mennotoba.com/5-questions-with-poet-abigail-carl-klassen/. The project was funded by the D.F. Plett Historical Research Foundation.
Fonds is arranged in the following series: 1) Seven interviews which became research material created for the Mennonite Historical Society BC practicum in 2006 - (1 file) - Box 191 The interviews were conducted with people from the Fraser Valley in 2006 and included questions asking about the reasons for their moving to the Fraser Valley, daily and community life, role of the church, the second world war, health care, youth, role of women, among other questions.
This fonds contains bulletins (2002-2021), weekly announcement sheets (Vol. 21-37, 2004-2020), newsletter Together While Apart (2020-2021), and annual meeting worship celebration service (2015-2017, 2020).
This fonds consists of correspondence and documents collected in the course of researching the life and history of missionary John F. Kroeker (1871-1932?) his wife, Susanna (Schowalter) Kroeker (1874- ) and their descendants. Correspondence includes exchanges with Mennonite archives and historians in Winnipeg, Manitoba and Newton, Kansas. There is also extensive correspondence with Jean Hege in France.
a) Omptche & Mumpche Frieische, Omptche Friesen haft Bechsenzeich; - (1 file) Box 371
b) Dei Russlenda sent hia;
c) Dei Kanadia sent hia;
d) Ein Kleines Miszverstaendnis
e) Project & Synopsis, handwritten x 2;
f) Dee Bockelzhonne - (2 files) Box 371
2) Plays by various authors, includes programs, 1997, 1998, "De Werenneke goni nich twei to biete" - (2 files) Box 371 3) Poetry by Margaret Riediger (2) - (1 file) Box 371 4) Beginning Reader "Wie räden en läsen PLAUTDIETSCH" (We speak and read Low German). - (1 file) Box 371 5) Children's Bible "Plautdietsche Bibel Jeschicten fa Kjinja" (Low German Bible Stories for Children) by Jacob Fehr - (1 file) Box 371