Just put it on the web!

Jason Kauffman is director of Archives and Records Management for Mennonite Church USA. Since reopening in May, I’ve had many chances to greet visitors and give them a tour of the new MC USA Archives in Elkhart. After showing them the reading room and storage vault, conversation usually shifts to the documents themselves. I’ve gotten […]

Mennonite Historical Bulletin now available online

(Mennonite Church USA Archives) – The entire run of the Mennonite Historical Bulletin is now available online. Over the summer, the Mennonite Church USA Archives collaborated with Goshen College’s Mennonite Historical Library and the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary to digitize and publish every issue through the Internet Archive as part of the Digital Mennonite Periodicals […]

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Archives’ doors re-open to researchers in Elkhart

ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) – The Mennonite Church USA Archives will soon be open for business in their new space. Researchers will be able to resume using the archives’ various collections and materials on Monday, May 8. The archives moved this spring from their long-time home at nearby Goshen College to the lower level […]

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Executive Board staff transitions

ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) — Randy Miller’s quarter-time role on the Mennonite Church USA Executive Board staff ended on Dec. 31. Miller was hired as special assistant to the executive director in March 2014 to focus on fundraising for the Purposeful Plan 2017 Fund. Miller’s work included helping to retire the debt for the […]

Works of John Howard Yoder now available online

GOSHEN, Ind. (Goshen College/Mennonite Church USA)—An online digital library containing nearly 250 unpublished, informally published and popular works by theologian John Howard Yoder is now available for scholars and students around the world. Visit the John Howard Yoder online library. A collaborative project undertaken by Goshen College’s Mennonite Historical Library, the Mennonite Church USA Archives […]

For love, for friends, for questions: Elkhart’s Partly Dave Coffee House Ministry, 1966–1975

By Ted Maust “Only the righteous are served at the [traditional church] supper, but all manner of sinners find their way to the coffee house. This situation is distressing to those who have forgotten that they, too, are sinners, essentially no different from the coffee house customers.” “The theoretical goal of all coffee house programming […]

Mennonite Church USA Archives an ArchivesSpace charter member

The Mennonite Church USA Archives is among 55 archival repositories participating as charter members of ArchivesSpace, a new open source web application that manages information about archival collections. Other ArchivesSpace charter members include Brigham Young University, the Indianapolis Museum of Art Library and Archives, the New York Public Library, Pennsylvania State University, and the Smithsonian […]