Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.115 (s.c.)

Title: J. Boyd Cressman fonds

Dates of creation: 1911-1932; photocopies, 1980s

Physical description: 2 cm of textual records

Biographical sketch: Joseph Boyd Cressman (17 October 1896-19 July 1957) was the son of Menno C. Cressman and Mary Ann Nahrgang. He studied at Goshen College and the University of Michigan. He taught at Goshen College and served as Librarian there in the 1940s. He also was involved in his parent's business. He was an alderman for the City of Kitchener at the time of his accidental death in a collision with a train while on holidays.

Custodial history: Photocopies made by Mennonite Archives of Ontario in late 1980s; Benjamin Eby article transferred from Milton Good Library in 2011.

Scope and content: The fonds consists of diaries, two research papers, and a copy of correspondence with Harold Bender, the Dean of Goshen College.

Notes: For more information on Cressman see the obituary in Canadian Mennonite, 26 July 1957; Who's who among the Mennonites (1943), p. 42-43

Original archival description created in 1990s by Sam Steiner.

File List:

  1. Diary, 1911-1915, 1932
  2. Correspondence with Harold S. Bender, 1924-1926 (includes analysis of the division at First Mennonite Church)(photocopied from Harold Bender collection at Archives of the Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana HM 1-278)
  3. "Development of the Sunday school in Waterloo County," n.d. (photocopied from paper at Mennonite Historical Library, Goshen, Indiana)
  4. "Benjamin Eby, founder of Kitchener - and the spirit of progress," / Boyd Cressman, n.d.
    Custodial history: Discovered in 2011 in a book belonging to Lorna Bergey.


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