The Mennonite Church USA Archives seeks to inspire people worldwide to follow Christ by engaging them with the historical record of Mennonite Christian discipleship.
3145 Benham Ave, Suite 1
Elkhart, IN 46517
Monday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: Closed
The Mennonite Church USA Archives seeks to inspire people worldwide to follow Jesus Christ by engaging them with the historical record of Mennonite Christian discipleship.
- We serve as the official repository for the historical records of Mennonite Church USA and its predecessors, the Mennonite Church and the General Conference Mennonite Church.
- We manage the current records of Mennonite Church USA both to hold denominational leaders accountable and to ensure that today’s examples of Mennonite Christian discipleship are not lost to future generations.
- We maintain a manuscript collection documenting Mennonite history, theology and faith practices.
- We provide resources for worship, faith formation and evangelism that exemplify Mennonite Christian discipleship and trust in the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
- We support Christian communities spanning time and distance through the use of Internet technologies. We strongly value online access to archival materials.
- We empower regional Mennonite historical organizations, area conferences and local congregations to collect, preserve and provide access to their historical collections by offering education, advice and technical support.
- We partner with Mennonite schools, colleges, universities and seminaries to improve access to, provide the care of and education through historical records documenting Mennonite Christian discipleship.
- We strive to deal honestly and openly with individual, community, and corporate failings of North American Mennonites. Corporately, the church seeks forgiveness for those failings.
Denominational Records Policy — coming soon!
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Search Digital Collections
- Archive of Mennonite Websites
- John Howard Yoder Digital Library
- Martyrs Mirror Images
- Mennonite Church USA Archives Photostream (Flickr)
- Plowshares Digital Archives for Peace Studies
- The Civilian Public Service Story
- GAMEO Anabaptist / Mennonite Encyclopedia
- Global Anabaptist Wiki
- Mennonite Historical Library (Goshen, Indiana) Catalog
- Mennonite Library and Archives (North Newton, Kansas) Catalog
- Online Confessions, Catechisms, and Position Statements (via the Global Anabaptist Wiki)