Files on this page are scans of files in the Mennonite Archives of Ontario that relate directly to the activities of Ontario Mennonites and other peace churches during the First World War. The files were scanned in 2016 and 2017.
They include the extensive files of the Non-Resistant Relief Organization and the relevant files of the Markham-Waterloo Mennonite Conference, as well as related files in the personal collections of Ontario Mennonite leaders Lewis J. Burkholder, Samuel F. Coffman, Christian Gascho, and Thomas Reesor. Files related to the formation and wartime activities of the Ontario District of the Mennonite women's sewing circles are also included.
These digital scans have been provided by the Mennonite Archives of Ontario at Conrad Grebel University College for the purpose of research and private study. Any use for other purposes may require the authorization of the copyright owner of the work.
The Non-Resistant Relief Organization
XV-11.2.1/2 Minutes and reports
XV-11.2.3/2 News clippings
XV-11.4.5/1 News clippings
XV-11.2.3/5 Manuscript,"Non-Resistant Groups in World War I"
XV-11.2.3/6 Appeals to government, U.S. and Canada
XV-11.2.3/7 Copies of exemption forms
XV-11.4.5/2 Military exemption tribunals
XV-11.4.5/3 Notes on the history of Mennonites seeking exemption in Canada
XV-11.4.5/4 Appeals for exemption under the Military Service Act
XV-11.4.6/1 Military Service Act exemption process
Hist.Mss.1.4.2/4 Lewis J.Burkholder's Non-Resistant Relief Organization files
Hist.Mss.220.127.116.11.10/6 Samuel F.Coffman's World War I personal correspondence
Hist.Mss.1.61/2 Christian Gascho's Non-Resistant Relief Organization files
Hist.Mss.1. 225.2/1 Thomas Reesor's account of his experiences with the Non-Resistant Relief Organization
Markham-Waterloo Mennonite Conference
VIII-2.3.1/1 Non-Resistant Relief Organization correspondence
VIII-2.3.1/3 Mennonite Relief Fund
VIII-2.3.2/1 Correspondence re military exemption
Ontario District sewing circles, 1918
Canadian Mennonite pamphlets