Conference of Historic Peace Churches

Classification scheme: 
XV-11

Title: Conference of Historic Peace Churches fonds

Dates of Creation: 1917-1964

Physical Description:

Administrative History: The Conference of Historic Peace Churches (CHPC) was organized in 1940. Churches represented were the Brethren in Christ, Mennonite Brethren in Christ, Old Order Mennonite, Amish Mennonite, Society of Friends, Brethren, Old Order Dunkard, and the Ontario sections of the Mennonite Brethren and General Conference Mennonites.

During the war years, the Conference was largely responsible for the interpretation of nonresistant faith to the government, especially as the convictions of peace church adherents related to problems of army service. After the war, the Conference attempted to keep before its membership the historic Scriptural principles of nonresistance. At the same time, the Conference remained alert to developments and changes in government policy which had bearing on the peace stance.

CHPC absorbed the Nonresistant Relief Organization (NRRO) in 1946.In December 1963, CHPC was one of the nine inter-Mennonite service organizations that united to form Mennonite Central Committee Canada.

Custodial History: Records were received from the organization and from the personal papers of J.B. Martin, S.F. Coffman and other Mennonite leaders.

Scope and Content:

File List : The fonds is arranged in five series:

Series 1: Conference of Historic Peace Churches Records

Series 2: Non-Resistant Relief Organization

Series 3: Ailsa Craig Boy's Farm (Craigwood)

XV-11.3.1 Ailsa Craig Boy's Farm 

Reports, bulletins
Ailsa Craig Boys Farm

Other Mennonite Organizations- Ailsa Craig Boy’s Farm – J.B. Martins Files
Correspondence and Board Minutes 1954 -55

Other Mennonite Organizations- Ailsa Craig Boy’s Farm – J.B. Martins Files
Correspondence and Board Minutes 1956-1957

Other Mennonite Organizations- Ailsa Craig Boy’s Farm – J.B. Martins Files
Correspondence and Board Minutes

Other Mennonite Organizations- Ailsa Craig Boy’s Farm – J.B. Martins Files
Correspondence and Board Minutes 1954,1956

Other Mennonite Organizations- Ailsa Craig Boy’s Farm – J.B. Martins Files
Correspondence and Board Minutes 1957-58

Other Mennonite Organizations- Craigwood Boys Farm 
Minutes of the Women’s Auxiliary

XV-11.3.2 Ailsa Craig Boy's Farm

Other Mennonite Organizations- Ailsa Craig Boy’s Farm – J.B. Martins Files
Correspondence; some records r:
Internal problems 1959-1960

Other Mennonite Organizations- Ailsa Craig Boy’s Farm – J.B. Martins Files
Correspondence 1958-1960
Study farm 1958

Other Mennonite Organizations- Ailsa Craig Boy’s Farm – J.B. Martins Files
Correspondence and minutes 1967-1968

Other Mennonite Organizations- Ailsa Craig Boy’s Farm – J.B. Martins Files
Personnel policy; publicity 1968

Other Mennonite Organizations- Ailsa Craig Boy’s Farm – J.B. Martins Files
Correspondence and minutes 1960-1968

Other Mennonite Organizations- Ailsa Craig Boy’s Farm – J.B. Martins Files
1961 study conference re: Ailsa Craig

XV-11.3.3 Craigwood Boy’s Farm
Other Mennonite Organizations – Craigwood Boy’s Farm – J.B. Martins files – 
Correspondence and Reports, including materials re: relationship to Parkhill Girl’s Home 1962-1964

Other Mennonite Organizations – Craigwood Boy’s Farm – J.B. Martins files – Board of 
Directors Minutes 1963

Other Mennonite Organizations – Craigwood Boys Farm – J.B. Martins files – Board of 
Directors Minutes 1962

Other Mennonite Organizations – Craigwood Boys Farm – J.B. Martins files – Board of 
Directors Minutes 1961

[Loose papers in the box]

Series 4 : Military Problems Committee

Series 5 : Mennonite Disaster Service

Series 6 : Canadian Fellowship Service

Hours

Generally 8:30-4:30 Monday to Friday. An appointment in advance is recommended.

Contact

Mennonite Archives of Ontario
Conrad Grebel University College
140 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6

Phone: 519-885-0220 x24238