Mennonite Choral Society (Waterloo County)

Classification scheme: 
XV-8.4

Dates of creation: 1966-1998

10 cm. of textual records; three scrapbooks

The Mennonite Choral Society was one of a variety of choral societies that emerged within the Mennonite community of Waterloo in the early to mid 20th century. The groups tended to cluster around a particular Mennonite leader. The leader of the society during the period of the fonds was Titus L. Kolb (November 7 1874-October 2 1949). Kolb was a son of Jacob Z. Kolb and brother of Aaron C. Kolb, another leader in the Mennonite choral community in the 1930s.

For music the society used Mennonite hymnals and choral music from publication such at the Volunteer choir published by the Lorenz Publishing Co. in New York.

Custodial history: Donated to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario by Elin Edwards in March 2000.

The fonds consists of the constitution, minutes, membership and financial records of the society from 1928-1932.

Last updated 19-Feb-2007 by Sam Steiner

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