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Hist.Mss.11.7

Dates of creation:1921-1971; microfilmed in 1977

8 reels of microfilm (16 mm)

The Northwest Conference of the Mennonite Church has its origin in immigrants from Ontario who came to Carstairs and High River, Alberta. The first congregations organized in 1903 with the assistance of S.F. Coffman from Ontario. The name changed in 1971. Because of the familial relationships with Ontario, there were fraternal delegate visits with the Mennonite Conference of Ontario and Quebec until that conference merged into the Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada.

The fonds consists both of congregational and conference records.

Reel #    Content

  1. Various Church records
    1. Mountview congregation (High River) - Minutes of annual meetings, 1901-1929
    2. Mountview Account book
    3. Mountview minute book, 1929-1977; members list; deacons fund
    4. Mountview register of baptisms, marriages, deaths and funerals (includes bishop's records for Southern Alberta, plus Creston Montana
    5. Mount Calvary Mennonite Church (Westward Ho, Alta.) - Minutes of meetings, 1945-1964
    6. Mount Calvary cash book
    7. Mount Calvary land ownership
    8. Mount Calvary Sunday School Records; handwritten history of Mount Calvary;
    9. Mount Calvary cash book
    10. Mount Calvary register of baptism, marriages, deaths and funerals
    11. West Zion Mennonite Church (Carstairs, Alta.) - Minute book, 1901-1934
    12. West Zion Mennonite Church register of baptisms, marriages, deaths and funerals (2 books)
    13. West Zion Mennonite Church diary and guest book, 1958-1962; annual Sunday school reports, 1930-1946
    14. West Zion Mennonite Church constitution and memberships; Lily Steckley's church history; 50th anniversary program
    15. West Zion Mennonite Church Young People's meeting record book; Sunday school attendance records
    16. West Zion Mennonite Church Sunday school record books; reorganization meetings, 1913-1937
    17. West Zion Mennonite Church Mennonite Youth Fellowship minutes
    18. West Zion Mennonite Church Mennonite Youth Fellowship account book, 1948-1951
    19. West Zion Mennonite Church Girls Missionary Society records, 1957-1958
    20. West Zion Mennonite Church Youth missionary project records, 1943-1947
    21. West Zion Mennonite Church Sewing circle records, 1944-1948
    22. West Zion Mennonite Church Conference food committee records, 1955-
    23. Northwest Conference Summer Bible School records, 1944-1975
    24. Northwest Conference Annual Sunday School reports, 1932-1975
    25. Ed Reil diary re establishment of Holyrood congregation, Edmonton
    26. Index 26: Jake King account book re: expenses building Holyrood church
    27. Holyrood Mennonite Church Bulletins, 1959-1975 (Holyrood congregation, Edmonton)
  2. Northwest Conference Mission Board
    Account book of the treasurer, Joseph Voeghtlin, 1962-1967
  3. Northwest Conference Mission Board
    1. Account book, 1921-1927
    2. Account book, 1928-1933
    3. Account book, 1934-1938
    4. Account book, 1939-1944
    5. Account book, 1945-
    6. Treasurer's books, 1934-1942
    7. Treasurer's book, 1943-1950
    8. Treasurer's book, 1951-1956
    9. Account Book, 1957-1959
    10. Account book, 1960-
    11. Special account book, 1957-1958
    12. Account book, 1953-
    13. Treasurer's file of letters, receipts and reports, 1924-1930
  4. Northwest Conference Mission Board
    Treasurer's file of letters, receipts and reports, 1930-1950
  5. Northwest Conference Mission Board
    Treasurer's file of letters, receipts and reports, 1950-1957
  6. Northwest Conference Mission Board
    Treasurer's file of letters, receipts and reports, 1957-1964
  7. Northwest Conference Mission Board
    Cancelled cheques, 1924-1971
  8. Northwest Conference Mission Board
    1. Letters, receipts and reports, 1964-1965
    2. Building receipts, Edson congregation, 1958

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