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Aaron and Marie Herr Papers

  • US MCUSAA HM1/980
  • Collection
  • 1946-1952

This small set of personal papers documents the Herrs' work in post World War II China with Mennonite Central Committee.  The papers include photographs, MCC "China Relief Notes" Newsletter (incomplete), a letter from relief workers in early 1950s China, and a videocassette copy of 16 mm film of their time in China.  The photographs and video depict MCC workers, Russian refugees, Chinese orphanage workers, distribution of supplies by MCC workers, and daily life in China.

Herr, Aaron

Clayton Beyler Papers

  • US MCUSAA HM1/805
  • Collection
  • 1944-1947

Outgoing correpondence, photographs (slides) and miscellaneous material documenting Beyler's Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) service in India and China.  Beyler's letters are quite descriptive and frequent, making them an excellent source of information about MCC"s brief presence in post World War II China.  Over half of the slides are well-labeled.

Beyler, Clayton, 1918-1973

Daniel H. Stoltzfus Mennonite Missionaries in China Photographs and Film

  • US MCUSAA HM1/013
  • Collection
  • 1949-1951

Thirteen color slides depicting (old) Mennonite Church missionaries stationed in China who were relocated to Hong Kong at the end of the Chinese Civil War.  J. N. Byler, J. D. Graber, Don and Dorothy McCammon, Eugene and Luella Blosser, Franklin Beahn, John and Agnes Wienke, "Grandpa Bartel," Irmtrude von Haugwitz, Thali Anderson, Christine Weaver, and Ruth Beahn.  Also includes an 8 mm film depicting the arrival of Dorothy McCannon, Christine Weaver, and Ruth Beahn in Hong Kong in 1951.

Stoltzfus, Daniel H.

Don and Dorothy McCammon Correspondence

  • Collection
  • 1947-1958

The collection includes letters and one Christmas card (with photo) from Don and Dorothy McCammon regarding their mission experiences in China and Japan.

McCammon, Don

Glen D. Graber Papers

  • US MCUSAA HM1/042
  • Collection
  • 1948-1970

A small set of personal papers created by a service worker and missionary who served with Mennonite Central Committee in China and the General Conference Mennonite Church in Taiwan (Formosa).  Materials include reports and newsletters, correspondence, photographs and photograph albums, and miscellaneous materials.

Graber, Glen D., 1920-2009

Harold and Philip Wik Family Papers

  • US MCUSAA HM1/991
  • Collection
  • 1900-2007

Papers of a Harold Wik, a Mennonite service worker who volunteered with Civilian Public Service, Mennonite Central Committee and missionary to China and Malaya (West Malaysia), and his son Philip Wik.  Documents include correspondence, photographs, two Wik family histories, and a Wik family anthology.  The family histories and anthologies integrate historical family documents or photocopies thereof into the text.

Wik, Harold

Hugh D. and Janet Sprunger Papers

  • US BCMLA 00/MS.293
  • Collection
  • 1954-1994

Box 1: box of printed material about Taiwan sent from AMBS library, May 27, 1992, seems to originate with Hugh Sprunger
Box 2: Taiwan subject files, correspondence, minutes (sorted by Verney Unruh)
Box 3-5: Taiwan subject files, correspondence, minutes
Box 6: "Hong Kong church" subject files, correspondence
Box 7: "People's Republic of China clippings 1987-1989"
Box 8: "Asian files" subject files, clippings
Box 9: subject files
Box 10: "People's Republic of China files 1992-1995" clippings, subject files
Box 11: "General files"
Box 12: "People's Republic of China clippings 1990-1991"
Box 13: "People's Republic of China church publicaitons/Christian faith"
Box 14: "Books on China and missiology periodicals"
Box 15: "People's Republic of China - church publicaions (Christian faith) - Bridge, CNCR, China Talk, Yi, etc."
Box 16: "Hong Kong general clippings Jan. 1991-Oct. 1994"
Box 17: "General materials" correspondence, sub ject files, printed matter
Box 18: "Hong Kong Mennonite churches/conference COMCIHK"
Box 19: "Hong Kong 1984-1989 plus 1978 item"
Box 20: "Hong Kong general clippings and general interest and historical and maps, etc."
Box 21-22: "Chinese ministry files"
Box 23: printed matter, minutes, mostly Taiwan
Box 24-25: books and pamphlets
Box 26: slides
Box 27-28: Taiwan subject files, correspondence, printed matter, one Japan folder in box 28; partly processed by Verney Unruh

Sprunger, Hugh D., 1928-1998

James Liu and Stephen Wang Papers

  • US BCMLA 00/MS.262
  • Collection
  • 1930-1990

Box 1: correspondence, speeches, autobiographies

Box 2: audio cassettes and CD copies, book in Chinese, video tape and DVD copy

Liu, James, 1904-1991

Jenifer Hiett Umble Correspondence and Photographs

  • US MCUSAA HM1/997
  • Collection
  • 1987-1989

These papers document  the experiences of Jenifer (Jeni) Hiett Umble and her husband, Art Umble, as Mennonite volunteer teachers in China in the late 1980s.  The Umbles worked under the auspices of the Mennonite Mission Board for the China Cultural Exchange.  They taught at the Sichuan Institute of Technology, located 15 kilometers outside of Chengdu, Sichuan, in the tiny community of Pixian, for almost two years.  Their assignment was cut short because of the political unrest and uncertainty preceding and following the Tiananmen Square massacre.

The papers consist primarily of incoming and outgoing personal correspondence documenting the Umbles' life and work in China. They include the Umbles' perspectives on the Chinese democracy movement.

Umble, Jenifer Hiett

John Z. Friesen Papers 1946-1949

  • US MCUSAA HM1/951
  • Collection
  • 1946-2007

These papers consist primarily of slides and photographic prints of John Z. Friesen's work in China with Mennonite Central Committee from 1946 to 1949.  Also included are photocopies of articles and documents pertaining to his relief work and to Mennonite refugees who escaped Russia through China.  The papers also include a 2007 interview with Mildred Friesen, John Z. Friesen's widow.

Friesen, John Z., 1922-1957

Stan Bohn Papers

  • US BCMLA 00/MS.330
  • Collection
  • 1950-2000

Box 1: urban church and church planting subject files

box 2: Mennonite Distorter, FCM Informer, church constitutions

box 3: General Conference Peace and Social Concerns Committee 1960s-70s

box 4: city churches, Peace Conference Winona Lake 1950, race and Mennonites 1960-70, Peace and Social Concerns Reference Council, Mennonite homosexuality studies, intentional community, miscellaneous files

box 5: Mennonite connections to radical right, New Call to Peacemaking, Mennonite drama, Dialogue on Faith October 1984, peace evangelism, capital punishment, Shalom church beginning

box 6: catechism workbooks, miscellaneous pamphlets and books, 1837 Mennonite Confession of Faith book

box 7: newspapers and magazines 1968-69, all on race relations

box 8: materialism study conference 1965, peace and service packet, Mennonite Church in the City

box 9: Mennonite Peace Theology Colloquium 1976, John Howard Yoder materials, Peace Tax Fund

box 10: war tax resistance, dramas by Mennonites, Rainbow church history, Central District conference minister file

box 11: Church and Society conference 1961, Mennonite Distorter, CHM Executive Committee July 1975

RESTRICTED, Palmer Becker correspondence, Darrell Fast correspondence, miscellaneous

box 12: actually a map folder-oversize panoramic photos

box 13: subject files

box 14: subject files, minutes of peace tax group, Spanish language church plant (Casa Betania?)

box 15-16: sermons, some subject files

box 17-19: subject files

box 20: peace tax materials, including audio cassettes

box 21: subject files, mostly Newton-area anti-racism efforts

box 22: subject files

box 23: subject files; audio cassettes related to China missions (C. L. Pannabecker?)

box 24: subject file - John Howard Yoder; photos - mostly China-related (C. L. Pannabecker?); Amish slides - commercially produced [brought in by Stan Bohn, 14 Feb 2018]; John Howard Yoder correspondence [from Stan Bohn, 22 Jan 2019]; Newton Area Peace Center - Peace Tax group [from Stan Bohn, 22 Jan 2019]

Bohn, Stan, 1930-

Walter Quiring Papers 1932-1950

  • US BCMLA 00/MS.139
  • Collection
  • 1932-1950

Part I is a manuscript entitled “Gott hört uns nicht mehr”.  This appears to be a first-person, historical novel about Mennonites in the “Gulag” in the Soviet Union in the 1930s.  Previously, this item was cataloged in the MLA's library, accession #17547, acquired in 1972.       

Part II is a manuscript entitled “Wenn Gott die Weiche stellt”.  This is another historical novel, about Mennonite refugees from the Soviet Union.  This item was also cataloged in the MLA's library collection, accession #17462, acquired in 1972.       

Part III is a collection of source documents and notes entitled “Material zur Geschichte der Mennoniten in Brasilien”.  Most of the material covers the late 1940s and early 1950s.  As one can see, not all of the material is about Brazil.  These papers were at the Mennonite Church USA Archives–Goshen until 2011; the North Newton archives had photocopies.  The arrangement of the material here corresponds as closely as possible to Quiring's own outline for it.  Folder 22 is a manuscript by Johann Sjouke Postma entitled “Fernheim, Fernes Heim?”.  Folders 26-29 are not part of Quiring's outline.  The MLA has 909 individually numbered pages in this section.       

Part IV is a rough draft entitled “Witmarsum am Krauel”.  This is a more polished draft rather than a collection of documents as in Part III.  These are arranged according to Quiring's outline.  Folder 45 is not part of Quiring's outline and just contains notes, sources, and bibliography.       

Part V is entitled “Material zur Geschichte der Auflösung der Ansiedlung Witmarsum in Santa Catarina”.  This is again a collection of source documents and notes, from the late 1940s and early 1950s.  These items are photographic copies; that is, copies on photographic paper, not xerographic copies.  The present location of the originals [1989] is unknown.  The arrangement is according to Quiring's outline, but Roman numeral XIX from his outline, “Verschiedenes,” is missing. These deteriorating pages have been scanned [2011], in folder archives/ms_139.       

Part VI is a draft entitled “Canadische Mennoniten 1875-1975".  The termination date of 1975 seems somewhat strange since the manuscript was acquired by the MLA in 1972 and was cataloged as part of the MLA's library collection, accession #17461.  The manuscript may have been modified since 1972.  This is once again a draft rather than a collection of documents.  These are original materials, not photocopies.  The message of this rather rough draft is a bitter denunciation of contemporary Canadian Mennonitism for being different from the Mennonitism of Quiring's childhood.  The contents bear only a slight resemblance to Quiring's accompanying outline and may not be in original order.       

Part VII consists of two folders of miscellaneous drafts of articles by Quiring and several of his writings that had earlier been cataloged in the MLA library holdings.

Quiring, Walter, 1893-1983

William C. Voth and Matilda Kliewer Voth Papers

  • US BCMLA 00/MS.179
  • Collection
  • 1890-1986

This collection contains extensive correspondence between Voths and their relatives, Foreign Mission Board members, and fellow missionaries during the time period from 1910 to 1970s. Additional materials such as diaries and clippings give a good overview of mission work in China during the height of General Conference Mennonite Mission involvement in that country, 1910s to 1950. Additional correspondence and printed items touch on the search for mission fields in South America, Japan, and Taiwan, and some involvement with American Indian work among the Hopis.

Voth, William C., 1888-1962