Fonds 150 - Mennonite Historical Society of BC fonds

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CA MHSBC 150

Title

Mennonite Historical Society of BC fonds

Date(s)

  • 1971-2017 (Creation)

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Fonds

Extent and medium

185 cm of textual records
Photos
1 Audio CD (Series 12 - Events)

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(1972-)

Administrative history

Its purpose is to collect and preserve valuable historical records related to the Mennonite community of BC and making these records available for research.

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Fonds consists of the following series:
1) Constitutions 1981, 1986-1994 - (1 file) Box 306
2) History - 1972, 1979, 1985, 1999, 2006 - (2 files) Box 306
3) Minutes - 1972-2000 - (6 files) Box 306
4) Correspondence - 1971-1997 - (1-7 files) Box 306; (9-15 files) Box 307
5) Financial Records - 1993-2006 - (12 files) Box 307; 1981-2006 - (17 files) Box 308; 1979-2009 (14 files) Box 309; 1975-2009
(12 files) Box 310; 2006-2015 - (1 file) Box 312 includes Insurance policies in file nos. 27 and 28. (1 Confidential file)
6) Reports - 1976-2005 - (5 files) Box 310
7) Lists - 1972-1998 - (5 files) Box 310
8) Lectures - 1984-2006 - (16 files) Box 310
9) Personnel Records, 2002 includes job description of the office manager and personnal information on Abraham Friesen and Bill Riediger. One confidential file. - (2 files) Box 310
10) Clippings 1981-1999 (1 file) - Box 310
11) Archivist Diary - 1988-1991, 1994 - (l file) - Box 310
12) Events - 1989-2010 - (30 files) Box 311
13) Genealogy Workshops - 2002-2008 - (7 files) Box 311
14) Bergen Project - 2003-2008 - (1 file) Box 311
15) Memorial Cemetery Tour - 2005, 2006 - (1 file) Box 311
16) Proposed Mennonite Heritage Centre 1976-1992. Includes materials collected for the proposed Mennonite Heritage Centre in Chilliwack, BC and lecture notes by John B Toews. - (1 file) Box 311
17) Story Line Committee 1993-1994. Includes Story Line Cornelia Lehn, Henry Rempel, Linda Matties Heritage Lecture Series (fund-raising events programs). Promotions Video Script- Linda Matties - (4 files) Box 311
18) New Horizons Projects - 1989-1994 - (1 file) Box 311
19) Electronics - 2005-2008 (2 files) includes forms, Pacific Micro film groups, sound recordings. - (2 files) Box 311
20) Low German Drama "De Traechtmoaka" by Ben B. Dueck - Executive Committee - 1974 - (1 file) Box 311
21) Planning a Museum - 1981-1984 - (1 file) Box 311
22) Centennial Committee 1975, 1979-1981 - (1 file) Box 311
23) Retreat - 2003 - (1 file) Box 311
24) Grant Applications - 1981,1988 - (1 file) Box 311
25) Volunteers -1986-2004 - (3 files) Box 311
26) Books- 2006 - (1 file) Box 311
27) Newsletters - 1996-1997, 2002 - (1 file) Box 311
28) Programs and Leaflets - BC Ukraine - (1 file) Box 311
29) Photographs - 1978-1993, 1999, 2002 - (1 file) Box 311
30) Publications - 1979-1990, 1993, Manuals by Harvey L. Dyck & David A. Haury - (2 files) Box 311
31) Maps - (1 file) Box 311
32) Molotschna, 2004 - (1 file) Box 311
33) Ukraine Memorial Project, 2009 - (1 file) Box 311
34) Garden Park Monument, 1999-2000 - (1 file) Box 311
35) Office & Museum plans - 2013-2015 - (1 file) Box 311

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English

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Note

Title is based on the contents of the fonds.

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Legal documents includes a report for the Society Act, an agreement with Columbia Bible College, a memorandum of understanding concerning the St. Petersburg microfilm project, an agreement with John B Toews and an agreement with Garden Park Tower

Note

Topics include:
The Organization of the West Prussian Mennonite by Henry Schapansky
Creating the Garden of Poland: A New Holland by Peter Klassen
Does the 49th Parallel Make a Difference by Paul Toews
Can Mennonites Be Proud of Their Heritage by John Redekop
Mennonites in Canada 1930-1970: A People Transformed
Mennonite Music Making in the Fraser Valley - Script prepared by John Klassen narrated by Tony Funk that was used for the first Music event of the MHSBC on 27 May 2001.
What Price Nonresistance: Russian and Canadians Mennonites in Two World Wars
A Canadian Mennonite Community and Partible Inheritance
From Generation to Generation
The Times They Are A'Changing and so are we
Theological and Ethical Issues the MB Church Faced in the Last Fifty Years

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105

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Record created November 06, 2008
Record modified March 12, 2015

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