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Johann Kroeker fonds

  • CA MHCA Photograph Collection 679
  • Fonds
  • 1914- 1930

This fonds consists of eight photographs primarily of the activities of Mennonite conscientious objectors in the forestry service in the Asov region of Imperial Russia around 1915 where Johann Kroeker served. The photos provide information on the activities, tools and environment in which the alternative to military service took place.

Kroeker, Johann, 1892-1936

Galina Yordanova fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1981-1999

The Galina Yordanova fonds includes the following series: newspaper/magazine articles ([1985]-1999); correspondence (1981-1989); photographs (1981) and biographical information.

Dimitri Antonovits Chutro fonds

  • Fonds
  • [1947-1982]

The Dimitri Chutro fonds includes biographies [1952-1982]; and programmes (1947-1977).

Chutro, Dimitri

Alexander Dirks fonds

  • CA MHCA Volume 3265, 4375, 4376, 4186, 4187
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1989

This fonds consists of correspondence, much of it with Charlotte Sauer, regarding the translation and publication of the translation of Eric Sauer's "Das Morgenbrot der Welterloesunge", manuscripts of the Eric Sauer translation, sermon notes and various Russian periodicals, evangelical tracts, and catalogues of Russia religious material.

Dirks, Alexander, 1891-1985

Galina Panov fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1975-1976

The Galina Panov fonds includes newspaper articles (1975-1976), autographed programme (1975), and a photograph (1975).

Alla Savchenko

  • Fonds
  • 1981-[1998]

The Alla Savchenko fonds includes the following series: biographical information [1986-1998]; newspaper articles (1983-1991); note to RWB re: immigration (1981); and photographs (1988).

Franz Willms fonds

  • CA MHCA Volume 5457 files 1-2
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1921

This fonds consists of two ledger books recording income, expenses, payroll starting on October 6, 1911. The diary portion begins on the same day and usually makes brief mention of weather, farm activities and travel. The second ledger continues the pattern of the first however some diary portions are more detailed with information on the political unrest and lists of people who were murdered.

In addition to giving a firsthand account of everyday life before and during the Russian Revolution, it is the only known record that documents the operation of the Kuruschan Altenheim.

Willms, Franz, 1852-1921

Sol Hurok fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1950-1966

The Sol Hurok fonds includes excerpts from programmes (1950-1966).

Hurok, Sol

Albrecht family fonds

  • CA MHCA Photo Collection 680; Textual: Volume 5500:1-4
  • Fonds
  • 1905-2009, predominant 1905-1926

This fonds contains a composite photograph consisting of 167 individual portraits of Mennonite men that served in the Imperial Russia's Forestry service at Razin, a photograph of teacher Heinrich Johan Dueck (1862-1922) with students of school(Dueck was a teacher in Kleefeld, Gnadental and Klippenstal, Molotschna), and a 1903 funeral photo of 18 year-old Heinrich Albrecht of Prangenau (South Russia) showing the coffin being transported with a horse drawn carriage. This fonds also includes background information on the Razin Forestei where members of the Warkentin and Albrecht family served plus genealogical information on the Albrecht, Peters, von Kampen, and Warkentin families. Some of the data is an update for the published family history book entitled, "John Warkentin and his Descendants 1820-1990".

Albrecht, Abram P.

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