Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.96 (s.c.)

Title: Mahlon Shantz fonds

Dates of creation: 1977, 1981 (photocopied, 1981)

Physical description: 1 cm. of textual records

Mahlon W. Shantz (Feb. 18, 1914-1 October 1999) was the oldest son and third child of Normas S. Shantz and Elmina Weber. On Nov. 19, 1936 he married Mary Cressman; they had seven children. He was a lay person with a strong interest in Mennonite history; served on the board of the Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario for many years.

Custodial history: Donated to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario by Mahlon W. Shantz.

Scope and content:

The fonds consists of photocopies of articles on Mennonite history written in 1977 for the Stouffville Tribune, together with a letter to Donovan and Barbara Smucker from May 27, 1981 outlining the Mennonite culture of the Markham area.


Original archival description created 2000s by Sam Steiner.


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