Fonds menn-16 - Alberta Women in Mission fonds

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Alberta Women in Mission fonds

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MENN menn-16

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  • 1971-2005, predominant 1982-2005. (Creation)
    Alberta Women in Mission

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76 cm of textual records. -- 322 photographs. -- 3 slides.

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Alberta Women in Mission (AWM) was organized in 1948 as an auxiliary of the Conference of Mennonites in Alberta (later, Mennonite Church Alberta), but typically reported to and received resources from Canadian Women in Mission (CWM). The role of the AWM has been for Mennonite Church Alberta women to become collectively involved in General Conference relief and mission work by learning about that work and by contributing financially to it. The first executive consisted of: Mrs. William Pauls, Didsbury, President; Mrs. Jacob Klassen, Countess, Vice-President; and Mrs. H.J. Sawatzky, Didsbury, Secretary-Treasurer. Among the Presidents over the years were: Maria Pauls (1948-1958), Anne Harder (1958-1964), Frieda Peters (1964-1970), Irene Klassen (1970-1975), Marie Tiessen (1975-1977), Margaret Goerzen (1977-1983), Erna Goerzen (1983-1986), Katie Penner (1986-1991), Annemarie Buhler (1991-1997), Jan Wilhelm (1997-2000), and Beth Moyer (2000- ).

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The records were passed along from past to current AWM Presidents, ending with Jan Wilhelm.

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The fonds consists of three series: A) Administration and Correspondence, B) Meetings and Workshops, and C) Missions Groups Annual Activity Reports.

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Gift by Alberta Women in Misssion through Presidents Jan Wilhelm, Beth Moyer and Rita Dahl in 2002, 2003 and 2005.


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  • The material is in English and German.

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For records related to the AWM fonds, see Mennonite Church Alberta fonds (Box 3.22-465, 470-471, and 473), and Bergthal Women in Mission fonds. For books related to the AWM, see for example, Alberta Mennonite Women in Mission, 1947-1977 [BX 8103WM ALB] in the MHSA Library and Archives.

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Record No. 2002.001, 2003.016, 2003.017, 2005.018<br><br>

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