Mennonite Board of Missions
Documents and Minutes,
The official documents and minutes
of the Mennonite Board of Missions were transferred to the Archives by
Mission Board in 1942, by J. D. Graber, Secretary, in 1950, and by the
Board on a continuing basis in 1958 until 1971.
For minutes after the reorganization
of the Mennonite Board of Missions in 1971, see under IV-6-7.
Box 1 (Large)
.1 Official Documents,
of Incorporation, 1906, and By-Laws, 1953:
Includes a typed copy of the June 20,
1906 Articles of
Incorporation, in the State of Ohio, as signed by Christian P. Steiner,
S. Steiner, David S. Yoder, Lewis J. Lehman and Abram Metzler. Corporation was located at Rittman, Wayne
Includes proposed By-Laws, May 18,
1953, as sent out by
J. D. Graber to members of the board.
Includes By-Laws, June 1953, as
adopted at Annual
Includes an Attachment 2, which
outlines the work of the
General Board, the Executive Committee, the Personnel Committee, the
and Policies, 1906-1969:
Includes a Certificate of
Incorporation (typed copy),
June 20, 1906.
Includes the Regulation of the
Mennonite Board of
Missions and Charities, 11 pages (blue mimeograph in legal folder),
undated. Probable date is 1906. This board was seen as the successor to the
Mennonite Evangelizing and Benevolent Board, and to the Mennonite Board
Charitable Homes and Missions.
Names on this "Regulation" document
Menno S. Steiner as President, C. Z. Yoder as Vice-President, J. S.
as Secretary, I. R. Detweiler as Field Secretary, G. L. Bender as
H. Musselman as Eastern Treasurer, and Joseph R. Stauffer as Western
Other names on this "Regulation"
include 27 persons named under the "Board of Trustees," 5 persons
named on "Executive Committee", and 21 persons names under five
"Local Board of Trustees" including Chicago Home Mission, Fort Wayne
Mission, Old People's Home, Orphan's Home, and Mission Committee.
Includes updated "Regulations",
including one dated 1936.
Includes City Missionary Policy,
undated. Maybe around 1906.
Has Ben B. King's name on it, Fort
Includes letter of August 30, 1915,
outlining a Committee
to work out policy for mission stations, probably written by J. S.
Includes a Constitution, undated,
probably 1951-52, and a
paper on "Constitutional changes suggested."
Includes a overview of organization
and departments of
the Mission Board, when John Moseman was president.
Includes resolutions adopted by the
Mission Board, July
2-6, 1969. Printed document.
and Boards Appointed, 1915, 1954-57:
Includes Investigation Committee
appointed November 29,
1915, to consider the general organization for the Sisters Aid
the direction of Clara Eby Steiner. Committee
consisted of C. Z. Yoder, D.
D. Miller and G. L. Bender.
Includes committees and boards
appointed on an annual
basis in July 1954 through to July 1957
of Certification, 1944-1968:
Includes "certification" documents
verifying the officers of the
board, including the financial agent who works with real estate that
.2 Minutes of Executive
Committee and Annual Meetings, 1906-1971
to Minutes, 1906-1918
Book I, May 1906 - May 1913
Includes minutes of August 17, 1910,
of a special meeting
of the Executive Committe of the Mission
regarding receiving some annuity funds.
Book II, August 1913 - February 1918 (Sample
from Nov. 1915)
Book III, May 1918 - April 1922
Book IV, June 1922 - May 1924
Book V, June 1924 - April 1927
Book VI, April 1927 - April 1933
Book VII, May 1933 - April 1939
Book VIII, June 1939 - June 1944
Includes minutes of January 6, 1941,
of joint session of
Executive and Relief Committees, held at Home Mission, Chicago, concerning care of
conscientious objectors through Civilian Public Service.
Book IX, June 1944 - June 1948
Book, July 1948 - June 1950
Minutes, Reports and
Correspondence, 1923-1949 (also with bound minute books)
Book, July 1951 - June 1955
Box 2 (Large)
and Reports, Miscellanoues, 1955-56
Book, July 1955 - June 1959
Book, August 1959 - June 1962
Book, September 1962 - June 1964
Book, September 1964 - June 1966
Book, September 1966 - June 1967
Book, September 1967 - July 1968
Book, July 1968 - July 1969
Book, August 1969 - August 1971
minutes and reports, 1951-1967
1959 - 1961
minutes and reports, 1951-1967
materials, July 1960
materials, June 1963
Plan of Organization, March 24, 1966, by C. L. Graber
Reports, 1951, 1959, 1962
and programs of Annual Meetings, 1960-67
2008 / Posted by Alex Lake
27, 2008 / Update by Helen Hostetler
Mennonite Church USA
Archives-Goshen, 1700 S. Main St., Goshen, Indiana 46526
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