I. General Conference 1859-1969

I. Executive secretary

1. 1943-1950 (7.75 cu. ft.)

On July 18, 1943, the Krehbiel Building, donated by Eva Krehbiel Leisy, at 722 Main Street, Newton, Kansas, was dedicated as the General Conference headquarters building. P. A. Penner, a retired missionary from India, served as the first office manager, and this series contains his files (August 1943 to March 1946) and those of his successor, Walter H. Dyck (April 1946 to June 1950). Thus this series consists of the first centralized records of the General Conference. During Dyck's administration, the title of Executive Secretary replaced Office Manager.

The series consists almost entirely of the correspondence between the office manager and General Conference committees, boards, and congregations. There is also a smaller quantity of correspondence with external organizations.

Several items are of special interest. P. A. Penner served as treasurer of the Board of Foreign Missions, and folders 71-80 contain his correspondence with overseas missionaries. Many of the General Conference's financial records and office reports for this period are also cataloged as "Office Records."

Walter Dyck served on the Western District Peace Committee during World War II and continued his extensive efforts in this capacity while office manager. His personal correspondence thus became integrated with the General Conference's files. The records include a complete tabulation of the Mennonite draftees and Peace Certificates issued in each Western District congregation during World War II.

2. 1950-1966 (9.75 cu. ft.)

3. 1967-1968 (2 cu. ft.)

4. 1966-1969 (.6 cu. ft.)

(This subseries is apparently stray records that did not come in to the MLA along with the other files of the proper time period.)

5. Minutes and correspondence from various committees and boards (administrative and otherwise) 1945-1964, also papers related to office building 1945-1950 (1 cu. ft.)

6. Minutes and correspondence from various committees and boards 1950-1977 (1.6 cu. ft.)

7. Canadian reports and minutes 1962-1970 (.45 cu. ft.)

[8. Miscellaneous minutes, printed matter, etc. 1935-1995] [shifted to MLA.VII.I.30 since most of it is post-1970]

9. 1953 correspondence concerning tax exemption (.15 cu. ft.) (transferred 22 Dec 2010) UNPROCESSED







Note: The executive secretary (at first called office manager) must be distinguished from the conference secretary position (series MLA.I.J). The conference secretary is an elected conference officer. The executive secretary was a hired staff person, an employee of the conference, not an elected officer.







Total volume: 23.3 cu. ft.



MLA.I.I.1 Executive secretary 1943-1950



Box Folder Contents



1 1 Algemeene Doopsgezinde Societeit, Amsterdam

2 American Bible Society

3 American Council of Churches

4 Applications for membership 1941

5 Applications for membership 1945

6 Applications for membership 1947

7 Articles of faith

8 Berean Christian Laymen's Organization

9 Bethel College proxies 1953

10 Bible correspondence courses - Goshen

11 Board of Education correspondence 1944-1947

12 Board of Education correspondence 1948-1950

13 Board of Foreign Missions - American Mission to Lepers correspondence 1943-1949

14 Board of Foreign Missions - Annuity plans 1943

15 Board of Foreign Missions - Budget reports 1947-1948



2 16 Board of Foreign Missions - Canadian receipts 1944-1948

17 Board of Foreign Missions correspondence 1944-1947

18 Board of Foreign Missions correspondence 1948-1950

19 Board of Foreign Missions - Financial reports

20 Board of Foreign Missions - Indigenous helpers

21 Board of Foreign Missions - Names of foreign missionaries

22 Board of Foreign Missions - Postwar fund

23 Board of Foreign Missions - Remittances to China

24 Board of Foreign Missions - Remittances to India 1943-1945

25 Board of Foreign Missions - Remittances to India 1946-1948

26 Board of Foreign Missions - Remittances 1946-1948



3 27 Board of Foreign Missions - Reports of missionaries 1943-1944

28 Board of Mutual Aid correspondence 1945-1946

29 Board of Mutual Aid correspondence 1947-1949

30 Board of Publication correspondence 1945-1947

31 Board of Publication correspondence 1948-1950

32 Board of Trustees correspondence 1945-1950

33 Business Committee correspondence 1945-1950

34 Canadian District correspondence 1948-1950

35 Canadian Mennonite Bible College

36 Central District correspondence 1946-1950



4 37 Christian Amendment Movement

38 Christian Life and Times

39 Christian Rural Overseas Program (CROP)

40 Church of the Brethren

41 Church Unity Committee

42 Church World Service

43 Committee on Doctrine and Conduct

44 Congo Inland Mission 1944-1945

4 45 Congo Inland Mission 1946-1948

46 Congregational survey 1940

47 Constitution - General Conference

48 Coordinating Committee

49 Council of Boards 1949

50 Deaconess work

51 Eastern District correspondence 1942-1948



5 52 Eastern District correspondence 1946

53 Eastern District correspondence 1947

54 Eastern District correspondence 1948-1949

55 Emergency Relief Board 1943-1945

56 Emergency Relief Board 1946

57 Emergency Relief Board 1947-1950

58 Evangelism Committee

59 Executive Committee correspondence 1945-1947

60 Executive Committee correspondence 1948-1950

61 Executive Committee minutes and reports 1942-1945



6 62 Executive Committee minutes and reports 1946-1947

63 Executive Committee minutes and reports 1948-1949

64 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - P. A. Penner, August-December 1943

65 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - P. A. Penner, January-June 1944

66 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - P. A. Penner, July-December 1944

67 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - P. A. Penner, January-June 1945

68 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - P. A. Penner, July-September 1945

69 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - P. A. Penner, October-December 1945

70 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - P. A. Penner, January-March 1946

71 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - P. A. Penner missionary correspondence 1943



7 72 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - P. A. Penner missionary correspondence, January-March 1944

73 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - P. A. Penner missionary correspondence, April-June 1944

74 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - P. A. Penner missionary correspondence, July-September 1944

75 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - P. A. Penner missionary correspondence, October-December 1944

76 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - P. A. Penner missionary correspondence, January-March 1945

77 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - P. A. Penner missionary correspondence, April-June 1945

78 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - P. A. Penner missionary correspondence, July-September 1945

79 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - P. A. Penner missionary correspondence, October-December 1945

7 80 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - P. A. Penner missionary correspondence, January-March 1946

81 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - P. A. Penner personal correspondence 1943-1944

82 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - P. A. Penner - P. P. Wedel correspondence 1943-1945

83 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - Walter H. Dyck - A. E. Kreider correspondence

84 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - Walter H. Dyck - D. W. Friesen correspondence



8 85 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - Walter H. Dyck, April-June 1946

86 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - Walter H. Dyck, July-September 1946

87 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - Walter H. Dyck, October-December 1946

88 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - Walter H. Dyck, January-March 1947

89 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - Walter H. Dyck, April-June 1947

90 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - Walter H. Dyck, July-September 1947

91 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - Walter H. Dyck, October-December 1947



9 92 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - Walter H. Dyck, January-February 1948

93 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - Walter H. Dyck, March-April 1948

94 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - Walter H. Dyck, May-June 1948

95 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - Walter H. Dyck, July-August 1948

96 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - Walter H. Dyck, September-October 1948

97 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - Walter H. Dyck, November-December 1948

98 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - Walter H. Dyck, January-June 1949

99 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - Walter H. Dyck, July-December 1949

100 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - Walter H. Dyck, January-June 1950



10 101 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - Walter H. Dyck - Howard Nyce correspondence 1946-1948

102 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - Walter H. Dyck - Officers' correspondence 1945-1947

103 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - Walter H. Dyck - Officers' correspondence 1948-1950

104 Executive secretary (office manager) correspondence - Walter H. Dyck - personal correspondence 1934-1945

105 Federal Council of Churches

106 Friendship Train - Kansas 1947

107 General Conference 1950 - correspondence

10 108 General Conference 1950 - resolutions and reports

109 General Conference churches list 1946

110 Go Ye Mission reports 1947-1948

111 Grace Bible Institute

112 Headquarters Consultative Committee

113 Historical Committee



11 114 Home Mission Board correspondence 1943-1945

115 Home Mission Board correspondence 1946

116 Home Mission Board correspondence 1947

117 Home Mission Board correspondence 1948

118 Home Mission Board correspondence 1949-1950

119 Internship - Ministerial

120 Kansas Council of Churches

121 Laymen's Organization (Mennonite)

122 The Mennonite

123 Mennonite Biblical Seminary 1945-1947

124 Mennonite Biblical Seminary 1948-1950

125 Mennonite Central Committee - Agricultural trainees



12 126 Mennonite Central Committee - CARE

127 Mennonite Central Committee correspondence 1942-1945

128 Mennonite Central Committee correspondence 1946-1948

129 Mennonite Central Committee correspondence 1949-1950

130 Mennonite Central Committee - Refugee resettlement loans

131 Mennonite Encyclopedia

132 Mennonite Hilfsplan

133 Mennonite Industrial Association

134 Mental hospital program

135 Middle District Conference correspondence 1942-1946

136 Middle District Conference correspondence 1947

137 Middle District Conference correspondence 1948-1949



13 138 Ministers' Handbook

139 Ministers' pension - laymen's list

140 National Association of Evangelicals

141 National Mental Health Foundation

142 National Service Board for Religious Objectors

143 Northern District correspondence 1942-1945

144 Northern District correspondence, January-June 1946

145 Northern District correspondence, July-December 1946

146 Northern District correspondence, January-June 1947

147 Northern District correspondence, July-December 1947

148 Northern District correspondence, January-June 1948

149 Northern District correspondence, July-December 1948

150 Northern District correspondence 1949-1950



14 151 Office records - Audit 1945

152 Office records - Balance sheets 1948

14 153 Office records - Blue Cross 1944-1947

154 Office records - Blue Cross 1948-1949

155 Office records - Financial reports 1945-1948

156 Office records - Financial statements 1948

157 Office records - General materials

158 Office records - Office management

159 Office records - Office memoranda

160 Office records - Office reports 1944-1945

161 Office records - Office reports 1946

162 Office records - Office reports 1947

163 Office records - Office reports 1948

164 Office records - Office secretary (applications)



15 165 Office records - Printing quotations

166 Office records - Receipts

167 Office records - Salaries 1946-1950

168 Office records - Treasury Department - Internal Revenue records

169 Ordinations - Ministerial

170 Organization of boards

171 Organization of district conferences

172 Pacific District correspondence 1942-1943

173 Pacific District correspondence 1946

174 Pacific District correspondence 1947

175 Pacific District correspondence 1948-1950

176 Peace Committee correspondence 1946-1950

177 Peace Committee secretary correspondence

178 Peace Committee treasurer correspondence

179 Pension Committee

180 Placement Committee correspondence 1941-1944



16 181 Placement Committee correspondence 1945-1950

182 Placement Committee questionnaires 1945

183 Promotional material

184 Recognition of organizations and institutions

185 Relief shipments - UNRRA

186 Relief, wheat for, 1948-1949

187 Remarriage of broken families

188 The Reporter

189 Retreat - Ministers'

190 Retreat - Youth

191 Seventy-fifth anniversary of immigration

192 South America correspondence 1947-1949

193 Statistics - Canadian

194 Statistics - Central District

195 Statistics - Eastern District

196 Statistics - General

197 Statistics - Middle District

198 Statistics - Northern District



17 199 Statistics - Pacific District

200 Statistics - Religious census

201 Statistics - Western District

202 Stewardship emphasis

203 Toronto Bible College

204 Tracts

205 Visual education

206 Voluntary Service

207 Western District correspondence 1941-August 1942

208 Western District correspondence, September-December 1942

209 Western District correspondence 1943

210 Western District correspondence 1944-1945



18 211 Western District correspondence, January-April 1946

212 Western District correspondence, May-August 1946

213 Western District correspondence, September-October 1946

214 Western District correspondence, November-December 1946

215 Western District correspondence, January-February 1947

216 Western District correspondence, March-April 1947

217 Western District correspondence, May-August 1947

218 Western District correspondence, September-December 1947

219 Western District correspondence, January-April 1948



19 220 Western District correspondence, May-August 1948

221 Western District correspondence, September-December 1948

222 Western District correspondence 1949-1950

223 Western District Ministers' Conference 1909-1947

224 Western District - miscellaneous 1913-1947

225 Western District Peace Committee 1940-1949

226 Western District Peace Certificates, A-Be

227 Western District Peace Certificates, Br-F

228 Western District Peace Certificates, F-G

229 Western District Peace Certificates, H-K



20 230 Western District Peace Certificates, L-Z

231 Western District - Record of draftees

232 Western District - Sunday School Convention

233 Women's Missionary Association - Accounts and receipts

234 Women's Missionary Association correspondence 1945-1949

235 Young People's Union correspondence 1945-1947

236 Young People's Union correspondence 1948-1950



Appendix (added at unknown date)



21 237 Survey - Committee on the Ministry 1950

238 Survey - Committee on the Ministry 1950

239 Western District - Draftees in World War II



21 Appendix (added at unknown date)



1 Bethel College correspondence 1946-1949

2 Bundesbote correspondence 1947-1948

3 Christian Workers Institute correspondence 1945-1946

4 Central Conference affiliation correspondence 1945-1947

5 CARE correspondence 1946-1949

6 CPS reports, November 1946

7 Council of Board correspondence 1946-1949



22 8 Foreign mission reports

9 General Conference session 1947 - resolutions

10 General Conference Session 1947 - correspondence

11 Inter-Church Prison Evangelism Association correspondence 1946-1947

12 Mennonite Central Committee correspondence 1946-1949

13 Minutes - General Conference - correspondence 1945-1946

14 News releases - "Headquarters Office Corner"

15 Peace Committee correspondence 1947-1948

16 Refugee lists - Germans to South America



23 17 Refugee relief correspondence 1947-1948

18 Relief, wheat for - correspondence 1947-1948

19 Relief - Displaced Mennonites - correspondence 1945-1948

20 Retreat - Young Adults - correspondence 1946

21 Retreat - Young People's (California) - correspondence 1946

22 Western District Peace Committee correspondence 1947-1949

23 World Conference of Mennonites correspondence 1947-1948

24 Yearbook materials 1947



Appendix (added 25 September 1992)



24 25 Board of Foreign Missions correspondence 1947



MLA.I.I.2 Executive secretary 1950-1966



Box Folder Contents



1 1 Advertising statement by conference

2 Africa

3 Aging

4 Aging - Harvey County - Community

5 Airlines clergy

6 Allegheny Mennonite Missions Board

7 Alternate service

8 American-Arab Relations Committee

9 American Bible Society correspondence

10 Annuities - Special gifts

11 Anthropology

12 Archives report, December 1963, Melvin Gingerich - memorandum

13 Archives - General Conference

14 Articles

15 Articles - manuscripts to

16 Audio-visual library

17 Back to the Bible Broadcast

18 Baptism

19 Believers Church Conference (concept of), June 26-30, 1967

20 Believers Church Study Conference 1955

21 Believers Church Study Conference 1955



2 22 Bergthaler churches - Canada

23 Bethel College Board 1950-1960

24 Bethel College correspondence

25 Bibel und Pflug Committee

26 Bienenberg Bible School

27 Block, Tina

28 Block, William

29 Budgets

30 Board of Business Administration correspondence

31 Board of Business Administration data

32 Business and the Christian (paper)

33 Camping and retreats

34 Canadian Mennonite correspondence

35 Canadian Mennonite Bible College

36 CAP - Executive Committee meeting - tape transcript

37 Capital punishment

38 Catechism Revision Committee correspondence

39 Catechism Revision Committee data

40 Catechism Revision Committee data

41 Catechism Revision Committee minutes

42 Centennial pageant 1960

43 Centennial Study Committee correspondence 1960



3 44 Centennial Study Committee data 1960

45 Centennial Study Conference correspondence 1960

3 46 Centennial Study Conference data 1960

47 Centennial Study Conference papers 1960

48 Centennial Study Conference evaluation 1960

49 Central District Conference



4 50 Central office salary study

51 Christian Education Seminar 1965

52 Christian College Convocation 1962

53 Christian Minister, Role and Education of

54 Board of Christian Service correspondence

55 Board of Christian Service data

56 Christian Unity Study Conference 1961 - unpublished papers

57 Church Building Service

58 Church and Society Conference 1961 - correspondence

59 Church and Society Conference 1961 - correspondence

60 Church and state

61 Church Bulletin Service

62 Church-college relationship

63 Church Extension Service

64 Church growth

65 Church Growth Institute - McGavran



5 66 Church in the City seminar 1964

67 Church of the Brethren study conference, August 1960

68 Church Organization and Administration study conference (Old Mennonite) 1955

69 Church polity and conference relations

70 Church Renewal Committee

71 Church renewal seminar 1965

72 Church Unity Committee correspondence 1950-1954

73 Church Unity Committee correspondence 1955-1959

74 Church Unity Committee correspondence 1960-1966



6 75 Church Unity Committee correspondence

76 Church Unity Committee minutes

77 Church World Service data

78 Churches joining General Conference 1965 - correspondence

79 City Churches Committee

80 City church survey - Harder and Franz 1960

81 Civil defense mobilization

82 Civil rights

83 Clergy certificates

84 Clippings

85 Colombia

86 COMBS (Council of Mission Board Secretaries) data

87 Commissioning services 1967

88 Committee on City Churches

89 Concordant teaching (Meno, Oklahoma; J. B. Frey)

90 Conference Opportunity Hour

91 Conference of Mennonites in Canada correspondence - through 1967

6 92 Conference of Mennonites in Canada data

93 Conference relationship - district level

94 Conference Sunday

95 Conference symbol

96 Conference Visitor correspondence



7 97 Conrad Grebel College

98 Conscientious objection

99 Constitution revision 1950-1959

100 Constitution (revision 1967, comments, etc.)

101 Constitution and Polity Committee correspondence

102 Constitution and Polity Committee data

103 Consultation on International Conflict, Minneapolis, December 3-4, 1966

104 Consultation: Luke-Acts

105 Contacting Creative Congregations 1967

106 Convention facilities

107 Constitution Revision Committee 1955-1959

108 Cooperative Publication Association

109 Council of Boards correspondence 1965-1969

110 Council of Boards correspondence 1955-1959



8 111 Council of Boards correspondence 1960-1964

112 Council of Boards correspondence 1950-1954

113 Curriculum

114 Deaconess

115 Der Bote

116 Discipline Study Committee 1957

117 Discussion group summaries (reports)

118 Discussion groups - General Conference

119 Display Committee - General Committee

120 District conference correspondence

121 District conference-General Conference relationship (paper)

122 District conference presidents correspondence

123 District conference reports

124 Divorce

125 Dual conference affiliation

126 Dyck, C. J.

127 Dyck, Gordon

128 Eastern District Conference correspondence

129 Eastern District Conference reports and programs 1955-1959

130 Eastern District Conference reports and programs 1960-1964

131 East Wayne Street Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana

132 Ecumenical correspondence

133 Ecumenical data



9 134 Ecumenical Scholarship Fund

135 Ecumenical Institute - Chicago

136 Board of Education and Publication 1960-1964

137 Board of Education and Publication 1965-1968

9 138 Ediger, Peter J.

139 Employees Manual

140 Epp, Frank H.

141 Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Conference

142 Evangelism

143 Evangelism Committee correspondence

144 Evangelism Committee minutes

145 Evangelical Covenant Church of America

146 Evangelism Study Conference 1958

147 Evangelism Study Conference 1958 - papers

148 Every Home Plan

149 Executive Committee correspondence 1950-1954

150 Executive Committee correspondence 1965-1966



10 151 Executive Committee correspondence 1960-1964

152 Executive Committee correspondence 1965-1966

153 Executive Committee

154 Executive secretary duties

155 Executive secretaries correspondence 1950-1954

156 Executive secretaries correspondence 1955-1959

157 Executive secretaries correspondence 1960-1964

158 Executive secretaries correspondence 1965-1969

159 Executive secretaries

160 Executive secretary expense account

161 Facilities Study Committee

162 Faculty Salary Service Study Commission

163 Faith and Order Conference 1963

164 Faith and Order Conference - draft statement

165 Faith and Order Conference - sermons and lectures

166 Faith in Life Dialogue, Minnesota, October 24-31, 1965

167 Finance Corporation

168 Foreign Missions 1962-1963

169 Fretz, J. Winfield - correspondence

170 Friesen, Elmer R. - Western District Conference minister

171 Friesen, William

172 Freeman Junior College

173 Friends General Conference

174 Fort Wayne Children's Home



11 175 Garrett Theological Seminary

176 General Conference 1947

177 General Conference 1953

178 General Conference 1956

179 General Conference 1959

180 General Conference 1959

181 General Conference delegate packet 1962

182 General Conference 1962 (information for conference)

183 General Conference Nominating Committee 1962

184 General Conference organizational pattern

11 185 General Conference planning 1962

186 General Conference planning 1962



12 187 Applications for membership in 1968 at Estes conference

188 General Conference - ecumenical relationship

189 General Conference - general materials

190 General Conference Information Service

191 General Conference institutions

192 General Conference - MCC relationship

193 General Conference officers correspondence 1950-1953

194 General Conference officers correspondence 1954-1959

195 General Conference Secretary

196 General Conference self-study correspondence

197 General Conference staff travel

198 General Conference structure and purpose

199 General Conference Treasurer

200 General Conference voting procedures

201 Gering, Walter, correspondence

202 Goering, Erwin C., correspondence

203 Germantown Mennonite Church

204 Germantown Board of Trustees

205 Gideons

206 Goshen College Biblical Seminary

207 Government correspondence

208 Handbook of Information 1950-1954

209 Handbook of Information 1955-1960



13 210 Handbook of Information 1961-1965

211 Handbook of Information

212 Harding, Vincent

213 Hartzler, Robert L., 1961-1965

214 Hartzler, Robert L., 1956-1960

215 Hartzler, R. L.

216 Headquarters correspondence 1951-1952

217 Hesston Foundation, Inc.

218 Hesston, Kansas - new congregation

219 Higher Education Study Commission correspondence

220 Higher Education Study Commission data and papers

221 Historic Peace Churches

222 Historical Committee correspondence

223 Historical Committee and archives data and minutes

224 Historical Library correspondence

225 Horst, Laurence M.

226 Human Relations Fellowship of Newton 1968

227 Identification markers

228 India correspondence

229 India data



14 230 Indian American work

14 231 Indonesia

232 Inspiration of Scriptures - correspondence

233 Inspiration of Scriptures - data and minutes

234 Institute of Mennonite Studies

235 Integrated reporting 1968 (continental)

236 Inter-Board Seminary Committee

237 Interchurch Relations Committee correspondence

238 Inter-Mennonite Consultation 1965

239 Inter-Mennonite cooperation 1966

240 Inter-Mennonite Ministers Consultation 1965

241 Inter-Mennonite Ministers Conference

242 International Education Conference 1966

243 International Peace Gardens

244 Institutional Financing Study Conference 1957

245 Inter-office memos

246 Internal Revenue Service

247 International Health Conference, January 1967

248 Jantzen, Albert J.

249 Japan

250 Jehovah Witness

251 Kansas Council of Churches

252 Kaufman, Orlo - director of Camp Landon

253 Klassen, William

254 Koontz, Elbert

255 Korea

256 Krahn, Cornelius

257 Krehbiel, Olin A., 1950-1953

258 Lehman, Carl M.

259 Literature distribution

260 Lodges

261 Lutheran Churches in America

262 Materialism Study Conference 1965

263 Menno Travel Service



15 264 The Mennonite

265 Mennonite Biblical Seminary correspondence

266 Mennonite Biblical Seminary minutes and reports

267 Mennonite Biblical Seminary - Conference financial relationship - correspondence

268 Mennonite Biblical Seminary - Conference financial relationship - data

269 Mennonite Biblical Seminary promotion

270 Mennonite Biblical Seminary student contacts

271 Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities

272 Mennonite Boys League

273 Mennonite Brethren Church

274 Mennonite-Brethren-Friends Consultation 1964

275 Mennonite Central Committee correspondence

276 Mennonite Central Committee data

277 Mennonite Central Committee - European trainees 1951-1953



16 278 Mennonite Central Committee minutes

279 Mennonite Encyclopedia

280 Mennonite Graduate Fellowship correspondence

281 Mennonite Graduate Fellowship papers

282 Mennonite Information Center

283 Mennonite Life

284 Mennonite Medical Association

285 Mennonite Men

286 Mennonite Mutual Aid

287 Mennonite Mental Health Services

288 Mennonite mobility study

289 Mennonite Press

290 Mennonite reference system

291 Mennonite theological conference

292 Mennonite unity - correspondence

293 Mennonite Voluntary Service - Europe

294 Mennonite World Conference 1967

295 Mennonite World Conference - delegates



17 296 Mennonite World Conference - travel

297 Mennonite World Conference - "The Witness of the Holy Spirit" - 1967

298 Mennonite World Conference - constitution

299 Mennonite World Conference 1952

300 Mennonite World Conference 1957

301 Mennonite World Conference 1962

302 Mennonite World Conference tours 1962

303 Mennonite Writers Conference

304 Mennonite Yearbook

305 Mental health

306 Metzler, A. J.

307 Mexico



18 308 Middle District

309 Ministerial chaplaincy, clinical training

310 Ministerial ethics

311 Ministers' birthdays

312 Ministers Book Club

313 Ministers Conference, Baptist

314 Ministers, inactive

315 Ministers Guide for Income Tax

316 Ministers Identification Card

317 Ministers licensing

318 Ministers loans, scholarships, etc.

319 Ministers Manual

320 Ministers not in 1962-63 Handbook of Information

321 Ministers orientation

322 Ministers pension

323 Ministers placement - correspondence

324 Ministers ordination and certification - correspondence

18 325 Ministers recruitment

326 Ministers Retreat 1951

327 Ministers Role and Education Consultation 1965

328 Ministers salary study 1951-1959



19 329 Ministers salary survey 1960-1965

330 Ministers - student correspondence

331 Ministers Training Study Conference, October 1953

332 Ministers vacancies and changes

333 Minister's wife

334 Ministry articles

335 Ministry Committee correspondence 1961-1965

336 Ministry Committee correspondence 1954-1960

337 Ministry Committee - district level

338 Ministry Seminar - Canadian 1965

339 Ministry - data and pamphlets

340 Ministry - deacon

341 Ministry - Guidelines for pastoral changes

342 Ministry - William Unrau paper

343 Miscellaneous correspondence

344 Mission Board correspondence



20 345 Mission Board reports

346 Missionary children education

347 Missionary Manual

348 Missionary News and Notes

349 Missionary preparations

350 Missionary Research Library

351 Mississippi project

352 Moyer, S. T.

353 Muslim religion

354 Mutual Aid-CES (Church Extension Services) merger relationship

355 National Association of Evangelicals correspondence

356 National Association of Evangelicals data

357 National Council of Churches correspondence

358 National Council of Churches data

359 National Council of Churches - AFPRO (Action for Food Production) department

360 National Council of Churches - Africa Committee



21 361 National Council of Churches - Asia Committee

362 National Council of Churches - Christian Education and Ministry

363 National Council of Churches - Congo

364 National Council of Churches - Goals for Missions in the 70s, Consultation on

365 National Council of Churches - Division of Foreign Missions

366 National Council of Churches - India Committee

367 National Council of Churches - Medical Missions

368 National Council of Churches - Mutual Aid

369 National Council of Churches - Overseas Ministry

370 National Council of Churches - Overseas Personnel

21 371 National Council of Churches - Peace Corps

372 National Council of Churches - Religion and Race

373 National Council of Churches - Religious Liberty

374 National Council of Churches - Structure and organization

375 National Council of Churches - Yearbook of American Churches

376 Neufeld, David P., correspondence

377 Neufeld, Vernon H.

378 New churches

379 Newton Community Council

380 Newton Mennonite churches

381 News Service

382 Nickel, Arnold

383 Northern District Conference



22 384 Our Church Yearbook - Bargen's

385 "One Lord, One Faith" filmstrip

386 Other denominations - information

387 Pacific District Conference correspondence

388 Pacific District Conference data

389 Paetkau, Walter

390 Parliamentary procedure

391 Pastor's salary survey

392 Pastor's Seminar 1966

393 Pastor's Seminar 1965

394 Pastor's Seminar

395 Peace Conference - Prague

396 Peace Corps



23 397 Peace literature

398 Peace and Service Committee correspondence

399 Peace and Service Committee data

400 Peace, War, Military Service statement of General Conference

401 Peacemaker workshops

402 Pensions

403 Personnel forms

404 Personnel Office correspondence

405 Personnel Office data

406 Poettcker, Henry, correspondence

407 Project Equality

408 Proclamation of the Gospel

409 Promotion

410 Pulpit Book Club

411 "Queer People"

412 Radio Committee

413 Raid, Howard

414 Ramseyer, Lloyd L.

415 Reba Place Fellowship, Evanston, Illinois

416 Receivership program

417 Relief, Service, and Mission Consultation 1964

23 418 Retarded People, Newton Council

419 Retirement policies

420 Retreat



24 421 Retreat workshop

422 Revised Standard Version

423 Riddick, George Ed.

424 Rural Church Seminar 1963

425 Rural Missions Cooperating Committee

426 Russian Baptists

427 Schowalter Foundation data

428 Schowalter Foundation annual reports

429 Schowalter Foundation correspondence 1954-1962

430 Schowalter Foundation grants

431 Schowalter Foundation correspondence 1963-1968

432 Schowalter Foundation, October meeting 1967

433 Schowalter Memorial Address

434 Selective Service

435 Seminar, Churchmen's

436 Service

437 Shamanism



25 438 Shelly, Andrew R., 1966

439 Shelly, Maynard, "Elkhart County Christian Teaching Mission" (paper)

440 Short term service director

441 Simultaneous evangelism

442 Snyder, William T., correspondence

443 Social Security

444 South America correspondence 1958-1962

445 South America correspondence 1963-1968

446 South America data 1958-1962

447 South American churches correspondence

448 South American Interboard Coordinating Committee

449 Sprunger, V. J.

450 Statistical information

451 Steinbach Post

452 Stewardship

453 Stewardship Council

454 Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee

455 Student Services Committee correspondence

456 Student Services Committee data

457 Student Services Committee - Graduate student survey

458 Student survey - General Conference Mennonite

459 Student Services Committee - Personnel assignments

460 Student Services Committee - Structure and organization

461 Student Services Committee - Student survey



26 462 Student Services Committee - Student survey (Old Mennonite)

463 Student Services Committee - Survey correspondence

26 464 Student Services Committee - Visitations

465 Student Services Committee - Workshops, seminars, etc.

466 Student survey - Mennonite Brethren Church

467 Student survey - Mennonite Church (Old)

468 Study conference at Bossey

469 Subscriptions - Books and magazines

470 Sunday School conventions

471 Taiwan

472 Tenure

473 Theological Education Consultation 1966

474 Theological Education Fund correspondence

475 Theological Education Fund data

476 Theological Study Group

477 Theology of missions

478 Tieszen, A. F.

479 Town and Country Church Seminar 1965

480 Tracts

481 Trust funds

482 Trustees and Finance Board

483 UNESCO

484 Uniform Lesson Series

485 Uniform travel expense report

486 Varnoff, Peter



27 487 Vietnam

488 Vocations

489 Voluntary Service and I-W

490 Waltner, Erland

491 Waltner, Erland, correspondence 1959-1960

492 Waltner, Erland, correspondence 1961-1962

493 Waltner, Erland, correspondence 1963

494 Waltner, Orlando, correspondence

495 Western District Conference correspondence 1960-1968



28 496 Western District Conference, prior to 1960

497 Western District Conference data 1960

498 Western District Ministers Conference

499 Western District Young People's Union

500 Wiens, "New Wineskins for Old Wine," study of the Mennonite Brethren Church

501 Wisconsin property

502 Women in Church Vocations

503 Women's Missionary Association

504 World Congress on Evangelism - Berlin

505 World Council of Churches correspondence

506 World Council of Churches data

507 World Council of Churches - 1964 sessions



29 508 World Council of Churches - 1954 sessions

509 World Order Study Conference 1965 - correspondence

29 510 World Order Study Conference 1965 - data

511 World's Fair Mennonite Exhibit correspondence 1965

512 World's Fair Mennonite Exhibit data

513 World's Fair minutes and correspondence 1964

514 Worship and Music Committee

515 Xerox copier

516 Young People's Union data 1950-1960

517 Young People's Union data 1961-1968

518 YMCA

519 Yoder, John Howard

520 Young People's Union correspondence 1950-1966

521 Zehr, Howard J.



Appendix (added 30 September 1992)



30 522 Constitution - Various drafts of proposed constitution and bylaws

523 General Conference session 1962 - prepared statements

524 Self-study - "General Conference Mennonite Church Self-Study" by Arnold Nickel, 1967

525 Theology of Worship Consultation 1965



MLA.I.I.3 Executive secretary 1967-1968



Box Folder Contents



(No, as a matter of fact, I don't have any idea why the folder numbers start at 459 instead of 1. I left them this way because I didn't want to relabel all the folders.)



1 459 Allegheny Mennonite Mission Board

460 Alternative service

461 Application for membership - Estes Park conference 1968

462 Bethel Deaconess Hospital

463 Board of Christian Service correspondence

464 Board of Education and Publication

465 Board of Missions correspondence

466 Board of Missions data

467 Budgets

468 Central District Conference

469 Central office building and renovation

470 Christian Education, Division of

471 Church Building Service

472 Church of the Brethren

473 Church and Community, Section on

474 Church of God

475 Church Renewal, Department of (Evangelism Section)

476 Church Unity Committee correspondence

477 City Churches Committee

478 Conference of Mennonites in Canada

479 Conference Sunday

480 Conference symbol

481 Conference Visitor correspondence

482 Constitution comments - revised

483 Constitution and Polity Committee

484 Constitution and Polity Committee

485 Constitution and Polity Committee data



2 486 Constitution and Polity minutes - self study reports

487 Consultation for Administering Financial Aid for Theological Students

488 Crossroads

489 Delta Ministry, Commission on

490 District conference correspondence

491 District conference presidents correspondence

492 Dual conference affiliation

493 Dyck, Gordon R.

494 Eastern District Conference

495 Ecumenical Evangelism Conference

496 Estes Park discussion - seminaries 1965

497 Evangelical Covenant Church of America

498 Evangelical Mennonite Church

499 Evangelism

500 Evangelism Committee correspondence

501 Every Home Plan

2 502 Executive Committee

503 Executive secretaries

504 Faith and Order, Department of

505 Friends United Meeting

506 Garrett Theological Seminary

507 General Board

508 General Conference delegates - correspondence 1965

509 General Conference fraternal guests

510 General Conference group discussions

511 General Conference - Information for conference

512 General Conference - My Dedication 1965

513 General Conference Nominating Committee 1965

514 General Conference officers

515 General Conference planning 1965

516 General Conference programs 1965

517 General Conference programs 1965



3 518 General Conference program - Continental reports 1965

519 General Conference - Youth Convention

520 Germantown Mennonite Church

521 Goering, Walter - correspondence

522 Historic Peace Churches

523 Inter-Mennonite Ministers Conference

524 Interoffice news sheet

525 Klassen, William

526 Lutheran Churches in America

527 Materialism Study Conference

528 The Mennonite

529 Mennonite Biblical Seminary correspondence

530 Mennonite Biblical Seminary reports, etc.

531 Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities

532 Mennonite Central Committee

533 Mennonite Central Committee - General Conference representation

534 Mennonite Council on Mass Communications

535 Mennonite Disaster Service

536 Mennonite General Conference (Old Mennonites)

537 Mennonite Library and Archives

538 Mennonite Men

539 Mennonite Mutual Aid

540 Mennonite Mutual Aid - Fraternal Activities Program

541 "Mennonites - The Peaceful Revolution" (CBS film)

542 Mennonite World Conference

543 Ministerial loans, scholarships, aid, etc.

544 Ministerial ordination and certification

545 Ministerial placement

546 Ministers' identification cards



4 547 Ministry and Personnel Services, Ad Hoc Committee on

548 Ministry, Committee on - correspondence

4 549 Ministry, Committee on - District level

550 Ministry, Department of Vocation and Pastoral Services

551 Miscellaneous

552 Miscellaneous correspondence

553 Miscellaneous correspondence

554 Miscellaneous correspondence

555 Miscellaneous correspondence

556 National Association of Evangelicals

557 National Association of Evangelicals

558 National Clergy Conference

559 National Council of Churches of Christ - Department of Research

560 National Council of Churches of Christ - Division of Planning and Program

561 National Council of Churches of Christ - General Secretary, Office of

562 National Council of Churches of Christ - miscellaneous file

563 National Council of Churches of Christ - miscellaneous file

564 Negroes



5 565 North American Mennonite Bible Congress

566 Northern District Conference

567 Operation Understanding assignments

568 Operation Understanding correspondence

569 Operation Understanding correspondence

570 Operation Understanding data

571 Operation Understanding - Heinz Janzen's visits

572 Overseas Ministries, Division of

573 Pacific District Conference

574 Pacific District Conference correspondence

575 Peace and Social Concerns

576 Peace and Social Concerns, Committee on

577 Pensions

578 Personnel Office

579 Personnel Office correspondence

580 Poettcker, Henry

581 Poverty Fund

582 Poverty Fund

583 Poverty Fund



6 584 Prairie View Hospital

585 Project Equality

586 Promotion

587 Radio Committee

588 Ramseyer, Lloyd L.

589 Renewal

590 Research, Department of

591 Retreat, June 24-25, 1970

592 Russian Baptists in Kansas, August 9-11, 1969

593 Scheduled meetings 1968

594 Schowalter Mennonite address

595 South America correspondence

6 596 Statistical information

597 Student Services Committee

598 Subscriptions

599 U. S. Conference on Church and Society

600 Waltner, Erland - correspondence

601 Waltner, Orlando - Commission correspondence

602 Waltner, Orlando - correspondence

603 Western District Conference

604 Yearbook of American Churches

605 Young Men's Christian Association



Appendix (added 14 October 1992)



606 Bethel Church, Hammon, Oklahoma



MLA.I.I.4 Executive secretary 1966-1969



Box Folder Contents



1 1 American Bible Society

2 Bethel College

3 Bethel Deaconess Hospital

4 Budget

5 Business Administration

6 Church Unity applications

7 Church Unity applications

8 Church Unity correspondence 1952-1965

9 Church Unity correspondence 1966-1968

10 District conference correspondence

11 District presidents

12 Dyck, Gordon R.

13 Executive Committee

14 Executive Secretary

15 Freeman Junior College

16 Garrett Theological Seminary

17 General Conference office



2 18 General Conference self-study

19 Gering, Walter

20 Germantown Mennonite Church

21 Handbook correspondence 1961-1968

22 Handbook correspondence 1969-1972

23 Klassen, William

24 Mennonite Biblical Seminary

25 New churches 1965

26 Department of Corrections

27 Department of Corrections

28 Department of Corrections



MLA.I.I.5 Minutes, correspondence from various committees 1945-1964



Box Folder Contents
1 1 Administrative Committee 1955-64
2 Bd. of Education & Pub. Committee 1955-64
3 Bd. of Ed. & Publication Committee 1955-64
4 Building Renovation Plans 1945-50
5 Christian Service 1955-64
6 Christian Service 1955-64
7 Consultative Committee 1955-64
8 Editorial Committee 1955-64
9 Editorial Committee 1955-64
10 Ed. in Church, Home & Community 1955-64
11 Educational Institutional 1955-64
12 Executive Secretary 1955-64
13 Executive Secretary 1955-64
14 Finance Committee 1955-64
15 Historical Committee 1955-64
16 Radio Committee 1955-64
17 Retreat Committee 1955-64
18 Visual Committee 1955-64
19 Worship Committee 1955-64
20 Youth Work 1955-64


MLA.I.I.6 Minutes and correspondence from various committees 1950-1977



Box Folder Contents
1 1 Bethany Laboratory for Peacemakers 1957 August
2 Church & Society Conference Preliminary correspondence & paper 1961
3 Committee on Church Unity 1952-64
4 Committee on Church Renewal 1966-1967
5 Commission on Polity & Conference Relations, December 1960
6 Commission on Polity & Conference Relations, Dec. 1960- June 1961
7 Committee on Church Unity 1952-1964
8 Committee on Economic & Social Relations, 1963
9 Constitution, 1968 Revision
10 Consultation on Triple C project
11 Council of Boards 1958
12 Doctrine & Conduct Committee 1929-33 correspondence
13 Executive Secretary - reports to the Council of Boards 1954,1955
14 Executive Secretary - reports to the Council of Boards 1957
15 Executive Secretary - reports to the Council of Boards 1958, 1959
16 Executive Secretaries Minutes 1959-64
17 Executive Secretaries Minutes 1960-62
18 Executive Secretaries Minutes 1964-67
19 Executive Secretaries Minutes 1967-68
20 Executive Secretaries Minutes 1967-1970
21 Executive Secretaries Minutes 1971-75
22 Executive Secretaries Minutes 1972-77
23 General Board Minutes 1969-71
24 General Board Minutes 1969
25 General Board Minutes 1972-74
2 26 General Board Minutes 1970-71, 1977
27 General Board Minutes 1972-75
2 28 GCMC Auxiliaries 1950-68
29 GCMC Executive Committee 1950-68
30 GCMC Executive Committee 1950-68
31 GCMC Executive Committee 1950-68
32 GCMC Mennonite Biblical Seminary 1950-68
33 G.C. Publicity Posters
34 Inter-Board Committees - reports to the Council of Boards 1963-4
3 35 Miscellaneous 1952-76
36 News Service - GC to 1969
37 Poverty - Affluence Reference Council 1976
38 Project Proposals, Poverty Fund 1970
39 Project Proposals, Poverty Fund 1970 - Overseas
40 Salary Study 1958
41 Women in Mission 1969-73
42 Women in Mission Report 1981
43 Women in Mission Report 1982




MLA.I.I.7 Canadian reports and minutes 1962-1970



Box Folder Contents
1 1 Annual Report - Board of Christian Service - January 20-22, 1966
2 Annual Reports -BCS, Jan.26-27, 1967
3 Annual Sessions - BCS, Jan.25-27, 1968
4 Annual Sessions - BCS, Jan. 29-31, 1970
5 Annual Sessions - BCS, Jan. 29-31, 1970
6 Canadian Council of Boards, Jan. 25-27, 1968
7 Canadian Council of Boards, Jan. 25-27, 1968
8 Council of Boards, Jan. 26-28, 1967
2 9 Council of Bds. Jan. 26-28, 1967
10 Conference of Mennonites in Canada 1962
11 Conference of Mennonites in Canada, July 6-10, 1968
12 Various Committee Minutes 1968 - Hamilton, Ontario