Collection VI-1 - OMHGS and PNMHS Executive Files

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OMHGS and PNMHS Executive Files


  • 1981-2023 (Creation)

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4.5 Linear Feet; 11 archival boxes

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The Pacific Northwest Mennonite Historical Society (PNMHS), was originally named the Oregon Mennonite Historical and Genealogical Society (OMHGS) until the name was changed in 2009. The Society was established in 1988 by Hope Lind, a historian of Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference. She wanted to consolidate Mennonite family history by creating a resource for the local community. Since then, the Society has expanded from a few shelves of documents to a library and archival center in Hubbard, OR and works as a resource with local schools and organizations.
The Amish Mennonite community in Oregon came from the Midwest and settled in the 1880s, establishing the Zion Mennonite Church in 1893. They continue to be involved in their community, considering how they can best interact as a resource with those around them.

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This collection includes the Hope Lind presidential files with pre-Oregon Mennonite Historical and Genealogical Society records.

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These records are open for public research.

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  • English

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2012-10-14; Box 11 added 24 Nov 2021, and catalog entry partially revised and updated for MAID Nov 2021 and Mar 2023.


  • English



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