Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.181

Title: Wesley Brubacher fonds

Dates of creation: 1946-1948

Physical description: 1 scrapbook and series of 79 colour slides

Biographical sketch: Wesley Brubacher (23 December 1915-10 August 1995) was a member of the Elmira Mennonite Church. He married Olive Bearinger in 1941 and had two sons. He was a carpenter by vocation.

Custodial history: The collection was donated by Olive Brubacher in October 1997.

Scope and content: The fonds consists of a scrapbook of photographs and a collection of color slides taken during his term of service in the Netherlands (1946-1947) as a member of the Holland Reconstruction Unit under Mennonite Central Committee. Brubacher served as a Unit Project Foreman. Photos include many other members of the unit. Photos also include a trip taken in Europe following his service.

Notes: A booklet, 'T licht in zicht, compiled and edited by members of the unit has been transferred to the CGC rare books collection.

For further information see the Wesley Brubacher slide collection at Hist. Mss. 10.23

Original archival description created 1998 by Sam Steiner.

File list:

Vol. 1

  1. Scrapbook of photographs taken from May 1946 to July 1948; the last months were spend in European travel.


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