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Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization fonds

  • CA MHCA Volume 1163-1398; 2332-2348; 2352-2383; 3391-3412; 3417
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1966

These records can be divided into three eras -- the first migration wave (1922-1930), Pre World War II and War years (1930-1946),and finally, the 2nd migration movement (1947-1964). The records during the first period focus on the Mennonites who l...

Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization

Immigration Movement I Files

  • CA MHCA Volume 1163-1398; 2332-2348; 2352-2383; 3391-3412; 3417-Volume 1163-1319; 3391-3402; 3417:1-6; 1364:1334-1346; 2332-2337;2339; 2341-2348; 2352-2355; 2357-2375
  • Series
  • 1923-1946
  • Part of Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization fonds

The records in these files cover a wide variety of subjects. From these records one can, in part, chronicle some of the early organizational difficulties which the Board experienced. Some of the material relates to the dissatisfaction felt by Menn...

Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization - Immigration Movement I (1923-1930)

World War II: Military Service and Relief Files

This record series is rather brief compared to the previous series (Immigration Movement I). Most of the correspondence deals with the question of alternative service. Included is correspondence with other Mennonite organizations about this matter...

Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization - World War II: Military Service and Relief

Immigration Movement II Files

The files in this series contain correspondence regarding credit arrangements with the CPR. The volume of this correspondence is considerably less than it was for the previous migration because the nature of the credit arrangements was very differ...

Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization - Immigration Movement II (1947-1964)

Minutes, Reports, and Amalgamation Files

This series consists of the complete minutes of the Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization and the Mennonite Central Relief Committee, as well as a complete set of minutes for the Canadian Mennonite Relief and Immigration Council (CMRIC), the su...

Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization - Minutes, Reports and Amalgamation

Financial Records

The financial records of the first period and second period (1923-1946) focus on the travel debt (Reiseschuld) which the Board was obliged to pay to the Canadian Pacific Railway for credit that had been extended to them to facilitate the mass migr...

Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization - Financial Records

Immigrant Registration Forms

These registrations forms initially consisted of a two-sided 5.5 x 8 1/2" newsprint sheets that were preprinted and completed by hand. The face of each record identifies the given and surnames of all household members (maiden name of the moth...

Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization - Immigrant Registration Forms

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