Mennonite Central Committee Archives

Identity area

Identifier

MCC

Authorized form of name

Mennonite Central Committee Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • MCC
  • Mennonite Central Committee
  • the Mennonite Central Committee

Type

  • International
  • Religious
  • National

Contact area

 

Andrew Klassen Brown

Type

Address

Street address

134 Plaza Drive

Locality

Winnipeg

Region

Manitoba

Country name

Canada

Postal code

R3T 5K9

Telephone

204-261-6381, or Toll Free: 1-888-622-6337

Fax

Email

URL

Note

 

Lori Wise Primary contact

Type

Address

Street address

21 South 12th Street

Locality

Akron

Region

Pennsylvania

Country name

United States

Postal code

17501

Telephone

717-859-1151, or Toll Free: 1-888-563-4676

Fax

Email

URL

Note

Description area

History

MCC has long collected and preserved its organizational records in the interest of documenting and making its history accessible for both internal and external use. Until 1937 MCC records were maintained by MCC’s secretary-treasurer. In 1937 it was decided that MCC archival records ownership would remain with MCC, records would be maintained and stored in Akron, and archived material would be sent to and stored in the Goshen College Library building. In 2012, the MCC archival collection was removed from Goshen and into two main holdings: Akron, PA, United States, and Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Staff in both locations work together to preserve and provide access to MCC's archival records.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Our mandate is to document the history of Mennonite Central Committee and to provide access to valuable resources for researchers, scholars, historians, alumni and current staff interested in the history of MCC.

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

The MCC archival collection consists mainly of organizational, program and administrative records of the Mennonite Central Committee Bi-national, Mennonite Central Committee U.S. and Mennonite Central Committee Canada. Some private collections and records of affiliate organizations are also collected.

MCC Records Management and Archival Collection policies will be made available upon request

Buildings

Holdings

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Access conditions and requirements

To make general inquiries or to access records in MCC’s archival holdings, contact MCC archives staff. Because MCC records are housed in both Akron and Winnipeg, it is in researchers’ best interests to contact archives staff with research requests so staff can identify where relevant records are located and advise on how best to view them before an in-person visit.
Researchers will be required to complete an archives user agreement before accessing records. Please note that some records in the MCC archival holdings may be subject to access restrictions.

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Archives staff will provide reference services. If research services are required, fees may apply,

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

US

Institution identifier

Mennonite Central Committee

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entry revised August 15, 2022 to provide more history, improve style, and update office hours.

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Social Organizations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Medicine and Health (Thematic area)
  • Environment (Thematic area)
  • Agriculture (Thematic area)
  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

21 South 12th Street
Akron, Pennsylvania
US 17501