Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization

Classification scheme: 

Title: Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization fonds

Dates of Creation: 1922-1957

Physical Description: 37 cm of textual records

Administrative History: in process.

Custodial History: Donations made at various times

Scope and Content: Minutes and correspondence of the Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization, predominantly the Ontario Sub-Committee.

File List :

Series 1: Minutes

  1. Nachrichtenblatt der Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization, v.1n.1(Apr 1935)-v.1n.6 (Apr 1936)
  2. Minutes, 1922-1929
  3. Minutes, 1930-1946
  4. Minutes, 1947-1957
  5. Financial Statements, 1927, 1928
  6. Ontario District Minutes, Nov 1930, Nov 1931
  7. Manitoba District Minutes

Series 2: Correspondence

  1. Pre-1924
  2. Rosthern Sub-Committee Minutes
  3. Historical Memoranda, 1923-1940
  4. Misc. Correspondence, 1925-1946
  5. Heinrich Andres Correspondence
  6. "B" Correspondence File
  7. Johann Baergen Correspondence
  8. CPR Correspondence, 1930
  9. Daniel Enns Correspondence
  10. John J. Epp Correspondence
  11. Peter Fast Correspondence
  12. Daniel Harder Correspondence
  13. C. F. Klassen Correspondence
  14. D.H. Koop Correspondence
  15. Herman Lepp Correspondence
  16. K. Rempel Correspondence
  17. John J. Wichert Correspondence
  18. A. J. Wiens Correspondence
  19. B. B. Wiens Correspondence
  20. J. B. Wiens Correspondence
  21. Ontario Sub-Committee Minutes
  22. Ontario Sub-Committee Correspondence
  23. Kitchener-Waterloo Sub-Committee
  24. Mennonite Colonization Association of North America

Series 3: Ontario Sub-Committee

  1. S. F. Coffman Correspondence with David Toews
  2. S. F. Coffman Memoranda, Minutes, etc.
  3. Allan B. Shantz Trustee Records
  4. S. F. Coffman Correspondence
  5. S. F. Coffman Correspondence, 1924
  6. S. F. Coffman Correspondence, 1925-1927
  7. Billeting lists and lists of immigrants
    Note: The following documents from this file are available in pdf format by following the links:
    1. Lists of immigrants who arrived on 19 Jul 1924, 2 Aug 1924, 9 Aug 1924, 18 Aug 1924; List of immigrants by family group, name and age
    2. List of congregations and the number of families billeted by each
    3. List of families desired in Ontario
    4. Revised list of families for Ontario
    5. Registry of Vineland and district
    6. Pupils at Biehn Mennonite Sunday School from Russia, 1924
    7. List of district representatives

Series 4: Maria Braun Case File, 1946-1948

Album of correspondence primarily concerning Maria Braun (1885-1973), and her brother Johanna A. (John) Braun's application to bring her to Waterloo, Ontario from the Netherlands. Johann and Maria were both born in Gnadenfeld, Molotschna, south Russia. Johann immigrated to Canada in 1925; in 1946 Maria was living temporarily in the Netherlands. Correspondence also includes sponsorship correspondence for a number of other Mennonite refugee women from the Soviet Union.


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