Fonds 160 - Mennonite Central Committee BC fonds

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CA MHSBC 160

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Mennonite Central Committee BC fonds

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  • 1927-2013 (Creation)

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MCC
(1940-)

Administrative history

Mennonite Central Committee of BC

British Columbia Mennonites became active in their support of refugee relief during the 1930s. In 1940 the Provincial Mennonite Relief Committee, British Columbia (PMRC-BC) was formed. Abram A. Wiens was the director of this work from 1943-1963 having opened a clothing depot in a converted chicken barn on his property in 1944. In 1961 it became known as the Provincial Mennonite Relief and Immigration Committee (PMRIC).
In December, 1963 Mennonite Central Committee Canada was formed by representatives of various Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches. Its affiliate, Mennonite Central Committee British Columbia (MCCBC) was formed on October 24, 1964. MCC remains an active organization concerned with international development and emergency relief services in more than 50 countries world-wide, but also with local services to aboriginal people, abuse response and prevention, employment and community development, HIV/Aids education, peace education, refugee assistance and service worker placement.

Sources: Footprints of Compassion edited by Helen Lescheid et al.

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Fonds consists of the following series:
1) Executive Committee - 1945-1999 - Boxes 323-331
2) Material Aid - 1945-1988 - Box 332
3) Voluntary Service - 1967-1990 - Boxes 333-334
4) Peace and Service - 1939-1989 - Boxes 335-336
5) Self-Help - 1964-1988 - Boxes 339-340
6) Women's Auxiliary - 1970-2003 - Box 341
7) Relief Sales - 1970-2001 - Box 341
8) Thrift Store - 1974-1980 - Box 343
9) Supportive Care - 1958-2000 - Box 344
10) Native Concerns - 1960-1990 - Box 345-346
11) Refugee Assistance 1979-1992 - Boxes 347-350
12) International Visitor Exchange Program - 1972-1992 - Boxes 351-352
13) Mennonite Disaster Service 1956-1985 - Boxes 353-354
14) Choice Books -1969-1979 - Box 355
15) Audio Visual Material - moved to Series 19, Box 360
16) Vernon Reimer - Correspondence; Newsletters -1973-1980 - Box 356
17) Provincial Mennonite Relief and Immigration Committee -1927-1986 - Box 357
18) Annual Reports - Canadian Conference - 1980-1988 - Box
19) Photographs & Audio Visual- 1976-1989 - (2 files) Box 358
20) MCC in Europe - 1951 (1 file) - (1 file) Box 358
21) Correspondence from Russia - 1923-1928, 1932-1933, 1943 - (1 file) Box 358
22) Rules of Immigration - 1973 - (1 file) Box 358
23) Journey to America by Wilhelm Rempel - 1878 - (1 file) Box 358
24) Unter Den Toren Moskaus - 1929-1935 - (1 file) Box 358
25) Revolution, Civil War and Destruction - 1928-1941 - (1 file) Box 358
26) Two Documents - Danzig to S. Russia and Sunday on the island of Chortiza - 1965 - (1 file) Box 358
27) Who are the Mennonites - 1940-1977 (2 files) includes Drama "Wer Nimmt uns Auf" - (1 file) Box 358
28) Mennonite World Conference - 1925-1990 - (1 file) Box 358
29) Aids - 1987-2015 - includes Correspondence, Reports, Publications, Workshops. - (1 file) Box 358

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English, Russian, German

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373

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  • MCC (Creator)

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Record created January 30, 2014
Record modified October 01, 2015

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  • MCC (Creator)

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