21 South 12th Street
Mennonite Central Committee Archives
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.
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.
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
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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.
Archives staff will provide reference services. If research services are required, fees may apply,
Mennonite Central Committee
Entry revised August 15, 2022 to provide more history, improve style, and update office hours.