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Christian Heritage Library Collection

  • CA MHCA Volumes 2104-2125
  • Fonds
  • 1862-1984

This collection consists of sermons or other writings of 166 individuals, sermons with no author given which were read numerous times by a particular branch of the Mennonite church, biographies of a number of missionaries, photographs of approximately 90 of the Mennonite ministers and some miscellaneous material.

Christian Heritage Library

Christian Investors in Education fonds

  • CA MHCA Volume no. 4746-4748
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1996

This fonds contains minutes and reports, background information of projects, financial and legal documents, and correspondence. There also are membership lists and a 20th anniversary book.

Christian Investors in Education

Conference of Mennonites in Canada fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1902-2000

This fonds consists of the records of the various committee, boards, staff and offices of the Conference of Mennonites in Canada. They have been described on the basis of the conference structure under based on the 1994 conference structure for administering the program -- 3 boards and several auxillary organizations. These are:

A. General Board (1903-1999)

B. Resources Commission (1922-1999)

C. Native Ministries (1948-1994)

D. Auxilary Organizations (1947-1996) including Canadian Mennonite Youth Organization (1947-1967), Canadian Mennonite Men (1956-1981) and Canadian Women in Mission (1954-1996).

A fourth elected board under the conference structure was the Canadian Mennonite Bible College board, which has been described as a separate fonds.

Conference of Mennonites in Canada

Cornelius C. and Gertrude Neufeld Fonds

  • CA MHCA Volume 1718-1719
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1979, predominant 1930-1979

This fonds contains materials concerning Bethel Mennonite Church, the wider church, their work in education, and personal matters. The Bethel Church materials consist primarily of minutes, reports and correspondence relating to various committees and church activities. From the wider church, there are materials from the Bible Society, the General Conference Mennonite Church, and the Mennonite World Conference. The education materials include teaching notes, aids and resources, administration materials, exams, and minutes from the Winnipeg Science Teachers Association and the Teachers' Science Club. Finally, the collection includes a variety of personal items including receipts, publications on home building and renovation, personal notebooks, artwork from their children, materials from the Credit Union and CFAM, travel resources and records, and correspondence.

Neufeld, Cornelius C., 1906-1977

Cornelius Krause fonds

  • CA MHCA Photograph Collections 590 and 592
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1923

This collection consists of copies of the photos collected by Cornelius Krause from a Mexican land agent that traveled with Krause and other Mennonite delegates from Manitoba and Saskatchewan who were investigating the possibility of the migration of a group of Mennonites from Canada to Mexico and photos taken by Cornelius Krause himself while investigating Mexico as a possible country to which a group of Manitoba and Saskatchewan Mennonites could move. The photos which Krause took himself show people and places visited on the trip in Mexico (Collection 592). The photos by the land agent (Collection 590) taken before the arrival of the Mennonite delegation and during their visit to Mexico. The photos were taken to encourage the Mennonites to move to Mexico. They show road and railway construction, wide open wild areas, places where there was water, villages, homes, and fields successfully developed by the Old Colony and Sommerfeld Mennonites who had moved to Mexico in 1922.

Krause, Cornelius, 1886-1986

Cornelius J. Warkentin Fonds

  • CA MHCA Volume 2237, 2239-2242, 4193-4198
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1965

This fonds consists of correspondence and other documents that were created or received by Warkentin in his capacity of Aeltester (elder) of the Ebenfelder Mennonite Church. The letters were exchanged with, and the other materials received from, a variety of church leaders and Mennonite institutions, including: the Conference of Mennonites in Canada and its subcommittees; the General Conference Mennonite Church and its subcommittees; the Rosthern Junior College and the Rosthern Bible School; Mennonite Biblical Seminary; Bethel College; the Mennonite Publication Office and Bookstore; the Rosthern Bookstore; the Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization; the British Foreign Bible Society and the Canadian Bible Society; the Canadian Mennonite, the Mennonite Central Committee; the Mennonite Youth Farm; Mennonite Disaster Services; the Swift Current Bible Institute; Freeman Junior College; and various mission programs and mission fields. Some of the materials are filed alphabetically (1943-1948), some by month (1948-1955; 1963-1965), and some by year (1955-1962).

Warkentin, Cornelius J., 1899-

David D. Janzen fonds

  • CA MHCA Vol. 5120
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1966

This fonds consists of diaries written by David Janzen after having lived in Canada for over 20 years. Janzen writes about daily activities in the family and on the farm. The diaries start in 1947 and continue until 1966, four years before his death. At the back of some of the journals are addresses of friends and relatives and newspaper clippings of interest to Janzen at the time (i.e health matters, how to deal with insects, etc.)

Janzen, David, 1881-1970

David Toews collection

  • CA MHCA Volumes 4387, 5352 and 5357; Photo Colleciton 470; Artifact No. 8.
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1991, predominant 1926-1947

This collection consist of correspondence, a travel diary, condolence cards, short biographies, and photographs related to bishop David Toews, his work, and his family. Together with the related materials this collection shows the depth of involvement bishop Toews had in the Mennonite community and how he, as one of the most influential Mennonite leaders of his time, dealt with forces from within and without the Mennonite community for the good of the Canadian Mennonite community

Toews, David, 1870-1947

Edenburg Sewing Circle fonds

  • CA MHCA Volume 4705-4707, photo collection 498
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1994

This fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, and financial and legal documents. The records record the issued discussed, decisions made about the distribution of funds raised, report from programs or projects that their funds supported. The records record the financial transactions required for standard accounting and for functioning as a registered charity. The correspondence documents the breadth of the contacts that this women's group maintained including such organizations as Mennonite Central Commitee, Canadian Association for the Mentally Retarded, Faith and Life Communications and General Conference Mennonite Church Women in Mission. The photographs includes some from the mission fields that were recipients of funds from their organization.

Edenburg Sewing Circle

Franz J. Froese fonds

  • CA MHCA Vol. 2109-7
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1953

This fonds contains nine sermons with varied themes. Some of the scripture passages they are based on include: Matthew 20:1-16, Mark 14:4, Ephesians 5:23, Hebrews 11:23-27, and Luke 19:44.

Froese, Franz J., 1902-1978

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