Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.120

Title:  John L. Fretz fonds

Dates of creation: 1941-1950 ; photocopies in late 1980s

Physical description: 2 cm of textual records; 1 photograph album

Biographical sketch: John L. Fretz (15 October 1919-9 August 2006) was the son of Joseph C. Fretz and Martha Reesor. He attended Eastern Mennonite and Hesston Colleges. He served in the Alternative Service Work Camps during World War II, and for two years was editor of the Beacon, the inter-camp newspaper. Immediately after the War he served in France as a relief worker. There he met and married Beulah Roth. After returning to North America they resided in Oregon, where John was involved in business.

Scope and content: The fonds consists of correspondence (photocopies) and a photo album.

Custodial history: Donated by John L. Fretz in 1990s

Notes: Original archival description created 1990s by Sam Steiner.

File list:

  1. Correspondence, materials related to Alternative Service Camps, 1941-1986 (photocopies)
  2. Correspondence re: service in France for Mennonite Central Committee, 1946-1950 (photocopies)
  3. Photograph album, 1941-1942


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