This fonds consists primarily of correspondence, official negotiation, and memoranda of the Study Commission sent to North America by Mennonites in Russia in 1920-1921 to investigate migration to North America. Also included is similar material for the Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization. Extensive correspondence between Friesen and David Toews, Benjamin H. Unruh, Benjamin B. Janz, Peter H. Unruh, and other Mennonite leaders are included. Several files deal with the case of "the 62", sixty two young male Mennonite refugees who left Russia for the United States via Constantinopol in the early 1920s. Folder 124 contains a good photo of the group. Some genealogical material for Russian Mennonite emigrants for the 1920s can be found here. The "notebooks" folder includes Friesen's passport and diaries.