Collection NP149 - MB Herald Photograph Collection

Abbotsford Chinese Christian Church building Abbotsford Chinese Christian Church building Abbotsford Chinese Christian Church sign and building. Victor Adrian Victor Adrian with Henry Dueck. Victor Adrian retirement (MB Missions/Services). Victor Adrian in an Airplane. Victor Adrian with Ernie Friesen. Victor Adrian retirement meal. Men's Group at Victor Adrian's retirement Men's Group at Victor Adrian's retirement Victor Adrian. Victor Adrian with Trever Godard Victor Adrian at a graduation. Victor Adrian in a meeting.
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MB Herald Photograph Collection


  • 1880-2014 (Creation)

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12,284 photographs (9 series)

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Archival history

The editorial office of the Mennonite Brethren Herald, which began in 1962, amassed this collection in a period of over 30 years.

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The MB Herald photograph collection is the single largest photo collection at the CMBS, consisting of over 10,000 images selected for archival storage.

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Series 1: 9532 (General)
Series 2: 1041 (Canadian Conventions)
Series 3: 173 (Alberta Conventions)
Series 4: 161 (Saskatchewan Conventions)
Series 5: 265 (Manitoba Conventions)
Series 6: 245 (Ontario Conventions)
Series 7: 294 (British Columbia Conventions)
Series 8: 55 (ICOMB Conventions)
Series 9: 518 (General Conference Conventions)

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Some of the photos bear the markings of an editor asking for an image to be cropped. Some editors wrote on the photo with pen showing where the image was to be cropped for publication.

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