Institution Collections

The following table is a list of the Institution and Service Collections archived at Pacific Northwest Mennonite Historical Society. You may browse the list or do a keyword search using the search feature. Once you find a collection you have interest in, just click on the Identifier for that collection to take you to the “Finding Aids” [detailed description] for the collection. [If the indicator is not an active link, the collection in not developed]  You are welcome to visit the archives to explore collections of interest.

Identifier:Institution or Service:Description:
IV-1Schools
IV-1.1Western Mennonite School (WMS)
IV-1.1.1WMS AdministrationRecords of a private Christian school assosciated with the Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference of the Mennonite Church, and later the Mennonite Church USA. Materials are divided into four series:
1) School Board minutes, 2) Faculty Meeting minutes, 3) Financial records and 4) Miscellaneous
IV-1.1.2WMS AcademicA collection of documents related to the Academic operations at Western Mennonite School including principal's reporta and correspondence, enrollment reports, faculty memos, finances, handbooks, student aid and evaluation.
IV-1.1.3WMS Student Records and ActivitiesA collection of student records, admission applications, handbooks, activity reports, periodicals and other publications, and alumni association records for Western Mennonite School
IV-1.2Salem Academy
IV-1.4Lake Creek Mennonite School
IV-1.5Hesston CollegeBrief historical review of Hesston College by Presidential terms.
IV-2Hospitals
IV-2.1Salem Deaconess HospitalThis small collection contains 1 item, the minute book, July 7, 1925-September 15, 1930. (some in German; remainder in English)
IV-2.2Lebanon Community Hospital
IV-3Retirement Centers / Homes for the Aged
IV-3.1Albany Mennonite Home / Mennonite VillageContains early documents, organizational and operational documents, programs, clippings and anniversary celebration programs for the Mennonite Village (formerly The Albany Mennonite Home for the Aged).
IV-3.2Dallas Retirement Center
IV-3.3Hope VillageThis collection includes minutes, correspondence and other documents related to the early beginnings of Hope Village and its operation through 2009.
IV-4Camping Programs
IV-4.1Drift Creek CampRecords of a Mennonite camp administered by the Mennonite Camping Association of Oregon. Materials include governing documents, minutes, newsletters, clippings, brochures, and programming files.
IV-4.2Other Mennonite Camps (Mennonite Camp Association)Includes information about member camps with the exception of Drift Creek Camp.
IV-5Peace and Service
IV-5.1Civilian Public Service (World War II) (CPS)A collection of periodicals from Civilian Public Service Camps around the country from 1942 to 1951 and includes a 1973 report on a smoke jumpers reunion.
Note: CPS during World War II-Civilian Public Service; after the war (about 1965 and on, it meant Civilian Peace Service and included I-W work and Voluntary Service).
IV-5.2Civilian Peace Service (post - WW II) (CPS)A collection of periodicals and other documents related to the Civilian Peace Service years, including individual files from young men serving I-W in Portland.
IV-5.3Voluntary Service (VS)This small collection on Voluntary Service program includes a Guest book, April 1949 to August 1967, Scrapbook of information about the various V.S.ers, 2 Photo albums and Miscellaneous Copies of AGAPE.
IV-5.4PAX
IV-5.5Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)This small collection consists of a single item, the 1978 MCC Workbook