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Volume 3.26 - Small Archival Collections
-Bartel, G. - Letter
-Bergen, Abram (1815-1865) - photocopy of family ledger donated by Mrs. J. A. Klassen
-Braun, Jacob (1863-1865) and Helena (Unrau) (1865-1936) - history, typescript
-Buhler, David - tribute to his father, Aeltester Abram J. Buhler
-Dueck, Johann (1919- ) - alleged war criminal (St. Catherines, ON)
-Epp, William (Bill) - clipping
-Epp, Jacob David (1820-1890) - MHC finding aid
-Epp, Johann - Diary, 1911-1922 - handwritten, photocopy
-Fischer, Peter - business papers, 1903-1906
-Friesen, Abram A. (1885-1948) - CMBC finding aid
-Friesen, Annie (1858-1930) - death record
-Friesen, James H. - Photos of Rosthern - 2 CDs with scanned images. Originals are with James Friesen

-CD 1 - 65 b/w images - street scenes, Gabriel's Ferry, Fish Creek church, pictures from the tower, aerial photos (colour), elevators, rails station, automobiles, parade, fur pelts, Rosthern band.
-CD 2 - 98 b/w images - street scenes, churches, schools, ferry, farm implements, businesses, railway station, trains, Laird, visit of William Lyon Mackenzie King.

-Friesen, Victor Carl - clipping, biographical sketch, press kit for the book
The Gift of Country Life
   -Biography
   -Articles about Friesen's book launches and his writings in Saskatchewan Valley News, The Saskatoon Sun, and Country Press
-Giesbrecht, Anna - Birthday congratulations from Hon. Chris Axworthy
-Goertzen, Katharina (Guenther) (1898-1995) - photocopy of life story (handwritten in German, November 1981); translation and notes by Jake Buhler (June 2009)
-Guenther, Jacob F. (1881-1964) - MHC finding aid
-Guenter, Enda (Froese) [acc. # 440] - photos of the Ukraine (1995), other material related to the Froese family
-Hopkins, Evelyn (1937-___)
-Kalbfleisch, C. - Farm ledger, Carlton, 1901-1904 - photocopy
-Klassen, Johanna - photo of wagon & elevator; burial permits, clergyman's records
-Klassen, Lillie - reminiscences of emigration and settlement - handwritten, photocopy
-Klassen , Pete (1935 ? - ) - news items
Martens, Kay (1932-2000) - "My Philosophy of Missions," 1961
-Neudorf, David J. - "His Story," 1969 - typescript
- Peterson, A. N. - papers, 1892-1901
-Petkau, Esther
-calendar page - 1967
-translation of article by Irene Peters, "My Experiences in Germany" from Menno Blatt, 1947
-Recipient of the Governor-General's Caring Canadian award, March 1999
-Regehr, Ted D. - U. of S. finding aid
-Regier, Peter (Acc. #449)
-Das walte Gott! Erzühlungen, biblische Geschichten, Gedichte und anderes: Eine Gabe für die christliche Jugend (Lahr: Ernst Kaufmann, n.d.)
-Clifford E. Schink, "The Regiers: A Short History, 1743-1925," prepared for the Abrams Family Branch, Peter Regier Centennial, 1994.
-photos - Liese Braun, Margaret Regier, RJC in 1928 (2)
-genealogical lists
-newspaper clippings and death notice of Agathe Regier, 1966
-newspaper clippings of Peter and Anna Regier Centennial
-Schellenberg, Johan (1829-1921) - ledger, in German with English translation by Rev. Abe Buhler; includes CD
-Siemens, Sarah (Penner) - photocopy of typescript - "Escape to Freedom"
-Thiessen, Franz c. (1881-1959) - CMBC finding aid
-Toews, David (1870-1947)
-transcript and translation of 1898 letter to Isaac Loewen
-Copies of correspondence, 1937-38
-short published biography by Jakob H. Janzen, 1939
-photograph in folder
-cancelled cheque from Isaac Bergen
-newspaper clippings, 1937, 1998
- Photocopy of letter from Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization, 1928
-Unger, Isaac
-Unruh, A. H., D.D. - poetry composed about Dr. Unruh


Volume 3.28 - Small Archival Collections
-Christliches Vergissmeinnicht, 1895 - birthday book with names entered
-Fur des Lebens Weg, 1959 - birthday book with names entered
-Janzen family - genealogical notes in notebook - Jacob Janzen (1859-1931) and descendents
-German printed Bible story cards (18 cards); story of Barri; W. Ziethe, Psalmzweige, Nr. 110 (Stettin: R. Grassmann, n.d.)
-Klassen, Johann J. - 2 books of sermons - manuscript
-Funcke, Otto. Tagliche Andachten, 1. Band. [1875] - owned by Ida Hildebrand, sister to Johann J. Klassen.
-Recipe book, manuscript, 1895, by ? Kasdorf
-Song book with numbered notes, manuscript, c.1921
-Wiens, Louise (Wiebe) (Mrs. P. G. Wiens) - song books - manuscript and printed
-Klassen, Maria - poetry and recitations - manuscript and clippings
-Manuscripts [items in plastic sleeves]
      -Letter from Bernhard Baergen, Neu-Samara, Russia, to Jacob J. Neufeld, n.d.
      -Genealogy of Cornelius and Susanna (Klippenstein) Thiessen - manuscript
      -Regehr, David - certificate from Tabor Children's Mission, Dalmeny, SK, Summer Bible School, 1939;
      -Regehr, David - certificate from Western Children's Mission, Hepburn, SK, Summer Bible School, 1938.
      -Ordination von Walter Funk, Aug. 31, 1959 - manuscript of service
-Death Notices
      -Isaac Loewen (d. 30 August 1898) [father of Isaac Loewen, storekeeper in Osler]
      -Peter E. Wall (d. 12 July 1921), Rosengart, SK
      -Anna Loewen (d. 20 February 1929), infant [daughter of David and Katharina (nee Klassen) Loewen of Gruenfeld, SK
      -possibly Helena or Johan Fehr? Letter is written by Peter and Susanna Braun, Blumenthal, SK, 5 July 1933
-Regier, Arnold. - correspondence related to his "Flemish Project"

Volume 3.29 - Small Archival Collections
-Wiens, Anne (Braun) - Family papers
       -The New Testament in Cheyenne, trans. By Rodolphe Petter
       -Cheyenne Grammar, Rodolphe Petter [had been typed by Anne in 1951]
       -German New Testament given to her father Jacob F. Braun by her grandmother c. 1916
       -German songbook from Russia
       -Zions-Lieder gesammelt und herausgegeben fur Zions-Pilger, C. Fullbrandt. Odessa: L. Nitzsche, 1899.
       -Catechism printed in Berdjansk, 1879.
       -Catechism printed in Winnipeg, 1934.
-Faust, Karen - Family papers [acc. # 436]
-Baptism certificate of Friedrich J. Friesen, 1933 [in oversize]
-Wedding poster of Friedrich Friesen and Amalie Rempel, 1949 [ in oversize]
-Certificate of Naturalization for Friedrich Friesen, 1937
-City of Saskatoon Cemetery Certificate for Fredrick Friesen, 1986
-Grade VIII Diploma, Province of Saskatchewan, for Frederick Friesen, 1930
-Landing Card for F. Friesen, age 11, S. S. Empress of Scotland 16 Nov. 1924 (?)
-photocopy of naturalization Particulars
-Map - Rural Municipality of Leroy, No. 339, 1972
-Map - "Ubersichtskarte der heutigen Wohngebiete der Deutschen in der Sowjetunion," 1959
-Certificate of Church Membership for Fred Friesen, Cornerstone Mennonite, Saskatoon
-Baptismal Certificate for Freidreich J. Friesen, 1933, signed by Benjamin Ewert.
-Faust, Karen - Sunday School papers [acc. # 439]
-"Bible Lessons for Kindergarten Children" - Herald Press, 1946
-"Herald Summer Bible School Series" - Kindergarten to Grade 8
-Vacation Bible School certificates, issued to Karen Dyck, 1958-1965.
Thiessen, Rev. J.J. collection
  - Biography of Jacob J. Thiessen
  - "Gottes Fuehrunger in Meinem Leben"/"The Leading of God in My Life"
  - Churches J.J. Thiessen served; Student Fund; Funeral Service; Tribute by H. Poettcker

Volume 3.30 - Small Archival Collections
-Friesen, Lis - "A Love Story" testimony of Aganeta Klassen (Friesen) (1905-2000)
-Sara Lehn (Harder), trans. "Our Family: Klassen-Ens" written by Tina Lehn
-Thiessen, Jacob J. (1900-1996) - photocopy of biography
-Bartel, Henry - notebook of songs, poetry, sermon notes(?), 1940; naturalization certificate and copies of identity cards
-Helen Dyck - family material, etc. related to 1920s immigration from Russia
       -2 files, includes photos
-German Poems - H. D. Friesen - 10 poems, 1945-1953; John F. Harms, Zubereitung zur Entruckung: Preparing for the Rapture, 4th rev. and expanded ed., Hilsboro, KS: Back to the Bible, 1943.
-Friesen, H. D. - Poetry
-Driedger, Jack - Financial agreement with Jacob J. Boldt, 16 May 1928
   - "Die Mennoniten" by H.H. Ewert, 1933
   - "Was hast du mit deien Jahren von Sonntagen gemacht?" by Altesten Jacob Wiens
   - "Singing in the Old Colony Mennonite Church"
   - "Lebensverzeichness" by John H.C. Driedger
   - Genealogy charts
   - Additional notes
-Hamm, Cornelius (1878-1976) - sermon, 1911; family information; photograph
-Thiessen, Doris - Genealogical information on Jacob Janzen (1825-1911) and his wife Katherina (nee Klassen) (1847-1912) and other families; photos; maps of Canada
-Epp, Mary - school note books, 1936; newspaper clippings; wall motto; RJC certificate, 1950; missionary prayer card of Mary Epp with Congo Inland Mission.
-Lehn, Jake - songs and music written or transcribed by Jake Lehn
-Unruh, Helena - song written on the back of 1910 Financial Statement
-Fehr, Maria - letter from hospital in Swift Current

Volume 3.154 - Small Archival Collections
- Samuel Baerg Collection
- Baerg, Frank J. "A Teacher's Short Life Story during the Pioneer Years of Saskatchewan, from January 2, 1903 - June 30, 1940," Life Story of Frank J. Baerg.

- Samuel Baerg Collection
- Baerg, Frank J. "A Teacher's Short Life Story during the Pioneer Years of Saskatchewan, from January 2, 1903 - June 30, 1940," Life Story of Frank J. Baerg.
- Baerg, F. J. "Record of the Family of Johan and Anna (Duerksen) Baerg," Compiled 1962 by F. J. Baerg, 1237 Ave., C, North, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
The Voice of Praise No. 2: A Complete Collection of Scriptural, Gospel, Sunday-School and Praise Service Songs. Edited and compiled by Lincoln Hall, C. Austin Miles, C. Harold Lowden. New York: Hall-Mack Company, 1908.
- box of war memorabilia - Royal Canadian Air Force discharge certificate, 15 January 1943; Canadian Voluntary Service Medal; War Medal 1939-1945; crest of R.C.A.F. No. 7 Operational Training Unit of Debert, N.S., 1945, with chevrons.

- Detweiler, Lowell. The Hammer Rings Hope: Photos and Stories from Fifty Years of Mennonite Disaster Service. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 2000. With signed card by author. Annotated by Fred and Toni Peters.
- Enns, Luella Marie
- Enns, L Marie. Preacher's Kids on the Homestead. Belleville, ON: Guardian Books, 2005. [signed by the author] - On the family of Pastor Peter B. and Susan Friesen, homesteading near Meadow Lake, SK in 1929

Fehr, Anne (nee Krahn) section
-Photograph of Threshing crew - original mounted on cardboard, plus one copy
-Oilskin record book in Suetterlin (Old German) script
- Oehlschlager, J.C., The Ready Reckoner or The Business Man’s Companion, for Buying and Selling in Dollars and Cents, Philadelphia: Schaefer & Koradi, Publishers

Letkeman, Abe and Mary
- Geschichte von den Sieben Reichs-Grafen von Johann Rempel, Dec. 3, 1912

Volume 3.70 - Small Archival Collections
- Bartel, Henry P. - Bartel family history copied from Bible, translated; Peter Block (1797-1878) and Marie Bartel (1799-1862) Genealogical chart
-Cox, Chris - Interviews with Mennonites from the Hague-Osler area, 1974-77, from the Collection of Dr. Rolf W. Brednich, 3 DVDs from Canadian Museum of Civilization.
- Dueck, Wayne and Carry - opening of the McNally Robinson Booksellers, Saskatoon
- Neufeld, Victoria - manuscript copies of German poetry, prayers and other readings from her parents, Fred and Emily Neufeld
- Penner, Peter A. (1852-1918) - diaries of his father Peter Penner (1829-1883) and his own, with translation
- Peters, Esther (nee Andres) - family history, photos
- Siemens, Tina (nee Neufeld) - Rosthern Bible School notebooks, 1939-1941
-Toews, Theodore - DVD recording of "Magnificat" performed by Schola Contorum at Moutain View Center for the Performing Arts, 1997

- Baerg, F. J. "Record of the Family of Johan and Anna (Duerksen) Baerg," Compiled 1962 by F. J. Baerg, 1237 Ave., C, North, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
- The Voice of Praise No. 2: A Complete Collection of Scriptural, Gospel, Sunday-School and Praise Service Songs. Edited and compiled by Lincoln Hall, C. Austin Miles, C. Harold Lowden. New York: Hall-Mack Company, 1908.
- box of war memorabilia - Royal Canadian Air Force discharge certificate, 15 January 1943; Canadian Voluntary Service Medal; War Medal 1939-1945; crest of R.C.A.F. No. 7 Operational Training Unit of Debert, N.S., 1945, with chevrons.

- Luella Marie Enns Collection
- Enns, L Marie. Preacher's Kids on the Homestead. Belleville, ON: Guardian Books, 2005. [signed by the author] - On the family of Pastor Peter B. and Susan Friesen, homesteading near Meadow Lake, SK in 1929

-Anne Fehr (nee Krahn) Collection
-Photograph of threshing crew - original mounted on cardboard, plus one copy
-Oilskin record book in Sütterlin (Old German) script

- Peter J. Friesen Collection
- "Peter J. Friesen, Halbstadt," 1905 - notebook with genealogical material and land locations - handwritten, 14 pages
- Photo of Mike Friesen, brother to Peter, with family

- Peter S. Froese Collection
- Peter Froese Funeral DVD - July 5, 2011

- Selma Gliege Collection
- "Lebenslauf und Erlebnise" by Elisabeth Schulz (nee Unruh) (1866-1943), grandmother of Selma Gliege (nee Richert) (1921 - ) - photocopy, 204 pages

- Mary Giesbrecht Collection
- Waldheim Golden Jubilee. 1905-1955 Saskatchewan Golden Jubilee. Rosthern, SK: Sask. Valley News, 1955.

- Jim Lyding Collection
- clippings of Saskatchewan churches - Pella Church, Dunelm Sommerfeld Church, Flowing Well Mennonite Brethren Church, Gnadenau Mennonite Church.

- Neufeld, Anne (1928- )
- Christmas notebooks by her parents, Gerhard Zacharias (1885-1976) and Elisabeth Lepp (1884-1965) - dated 1896/7, with Russian printed cover

- Eric J. Paetkau Collection
- Dolden, Elsie (Paetkau). "A Sociological Study of the Canadian Mennonites who Migrated from Russia During the Two Time-Periods of 1873-1884 and 1922 to 1930." Paper written for Sociology #401 Canadian Ethnic Minorities. Instructor, Frans Lamers. N.p., n.d.

- Fred and Toni Peters Collection
- Fast, Isaak Peter. Züge aus meinem Leben von Isaak Peter Fast, Gnadenfeld, Taurien, Süd-Russland. Mit einem Vorwort von Rev. Hermann Fast, Perdue, Sask.; einem Vorwort des Herausgebers A. J. Fast, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, und der Leichenrede von Aelt. Heinrich Dirks, Gnadenfeld. Winnipeg, MB: n.p., 1932.
- Friesen, J. John. An Outline of Mennonite History. Newton, KS: Herald Publishing, 1944.
- Introducing The Great Chronicle of the Hutterian Brethren. Rifton, NY: Plough Publishing House of the Woodcrest Service Committee, Inc., Hutterian Brethren, 1986. Taped in: "The Bruderhof: A Christian Community." Plough Publishing House, 1985.
- Sammlung Deutscher Volkslieder für Deutsch-Canadier. Courier-Hausfreund Liederbuch. Regina, SK: Western Printers Ass'n, n.d.
- Mueller, H. A. Die Sieben Tage der Weltwoche. Winnipeg, MB: Rundschau Publishing House, [1924].
- Krahn, Cornelius. Menno Simons' Lebenswerk. Amsterdam: Wetenschappelijke Boekhandel J. Gleijsteen, 1937.
- Van der Smissen, H. Mennostein und Mennolinde zu Fresenburg, Zur Eriunnerung an den 16. September 1922. Altona-Ottensen, Gr. Rainstrasse 30: Steffen Carstens Buchdruckerei, [1922]. Tipped in: Photo of the Mennolinde with inscription.
- Diary of Anna Baerg, 1916-1924. Translated and edited by Gerald Peters. Winnipeg, MB: CMBC Publications, 1985. Taped in: Program of "Of Pilgrimage and Poverty: A dramatic presentation based on the book, A Diary of Anna Baerg" Forest Grove Community Church, 22 June 1988.
- Poster "Remember, Praise, Renew, 100." Centennial Convention of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, July 8-11, Winkler, Manitoba. Detweiler, Lowell. The Hammer Rings Hope: Photos and Stories from Fifty Years of Mennonite Disaster Service. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 2000. With signed card by author. Annotated by Fred and Toni Peters.

- Victor Peters Collection
- Who's who classified business directory, 1939 : containing the names, addresses and phone numbers of the manufacturing, business and professional interests, organizations and institutions of Saskatoon, Sask. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Saskatoon StarPhoenix, 1939; 64 pp.
- Saskatoon. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Board of Trade, January 1912; 40 pp.
-"Saul, King of Israel," Words for Cantata written by Willis B. Perkins (text) and Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (music), performed by the Hillsboro Choral Union, 23 January 1904.
-Photograph of Jacob A. and Anna (nee Unruh) Voth and family
-Genealogical data for John Tobias and Anna (nee Schmor) Voth, grandparents of George Penner
-Large box of photographs from the George Penner Estate, Hepburn; includes many portraits (mostly unidentified), and some family pictures.

- Ed Schmidt Collection
"General Conference of Mennonite of North America, Formed an influence along the North Saskatchewan River."

- Duff Spafford Collection
- Friesen, Jacob A. - notebook of correspondence and financial accounts - 1907 - 1920
- Friesen, Eva - notebook of art work - 1910
- Four school type scribblers, the majority of all leaves have manuscript practice writing and some drawings.
- Notebook, lined, red paper covers, 18.5 X 25.1 cm. Saddle stapled. Inside fornt cover in manuscript: "Eva Friesen Hage S.D. April 1 at 1912." 16 ll.
- Notebook, lined, front cover flags and picture of Sir John French in uniform. 16.5 X 20.6 cm. Saddle stapled. ON frong cover in manuscript: "Grammar;" "Jake Friesen 1920" over written with "J.EF 1920." 14 ll.
- Notebook, lined, brown paper covers with crossed pens, 18.7 X 24.8 cm. Saddle stapled. Inside fron cover in manuscript: "Eva Friesen, January 19th, 1912 Hague School." Tipped in: black and white photo of a teacher? In old fashion clothing. 40 ll.
- Notebook, lined, brown paper covers illustrated with a family of dogs with the word "DOGGIES." 18.6 X 24.8 cm. Saddle stapled, 4 ll. Four leaves cut out and missing. In manuscript on front cover: "1915" "Jake Friesen, Writing."

- Irene and Jake Wiebe Collection
- Schonschrift Valentine - photocopy - from Johann Bartel (1764-1813) to his bride Aganetha Quiring on their wedding day, 1794

Volume 3.185 - Small Archival Collection
- Quiring, Hans (Waldemar Wendritsch)
- van Bergen, Gerhard family tree, pp 231-240. Includes Regiers and Friesens from Tiefengrund, (Pp 235-240 in original typed copy.)
- Friesen, Sarah
    - Jahrbuch der Mennonitischen Lehranstalt, Gretna, Manitoba, 1957
    - Letter from P.J. Schaefer dated 3. Juni, 1957
-Guenther, Jacob L., Tribute to Dad on His 90th Birthday, March 11, 2007
-Remembering the Jacob and Maria Reinke Elias Family
- Epp, Menno, "Notes to Our Russia/Ukraine Report"
- Buhler, Jake, An Overview of the Mennonite Fabric of the Valley Area, Feb. 1980
- Baergen, Ernest H. - How to Conduct Effective Meetings, 1981
- Dyck, Katharina;
   - Index to Instructions for Operating Renfrew Separators Model K
   - Weihnachts und Neujahrs Wuensche, 1926, 1927, 1928 - Anna Dyck
   - 13 exercise books belonging to Katharina Dyck
   - Various historical clippings

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