Mennonite Church USA Archives


The Mennonite Church USA Archives seeks to inspire people worldwide to follow Christ by engaging them with the historical record of Mennonite Christian discipleship.

Beginning on July 5, 2016, the MCUSA Goshen Archives will be closed to researchers as archival staff plan for the relocation of collections from Goshen College to the Elkhart office of Mennonite Church USA. The reopening of the archive is planned for spring 2017 in its new space at 3145 Benham Ave., Suite 1, Elkhart, IN 46517.We apologize for any inconvenience.If you have any questions, please contact Jason Kauffman at JasonK@MennoniteUSA.org or 574-523-3059.

 

Goshen
The Goshen archives holds collections associated with the Mennonite Church (MC) and Mennonite Church USA, as well as select records for Mennonite congregations east of the Mississippi River. It is located on the Goshen College campus.
1700 S. Main St.
Goshen, IN 46526

574-523-3080

Monday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

North Newton
The North Newton archives holds collections associated with the General Conference Mennonite Church (GC), as well as select records for Mennonite congregations west of the Mississippi River. It is housed in the Mennonite Library and Archives at Bethel College.
300 E 27th St.
North Newton, KS 67117

316-284-5304

Monday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. (and 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month)
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Closed

Mission:

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.

Vision:

  • 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.

Adopted 9/2012