Hist. Mss. 1-921
Sakakibara, Gan, 1898-
Autobiography Manuscript, 1982-89
3 Boxes (Gray)
Scope and Content
This autobiographical manuscript, by Gan Sakakibara, of
Tokyo, Japan, was deposited into the Archives by Leonard
Gross, Goshen, Indiana, in 1997. Gross, in his role as
Executive Secretary, Archivist and Consulting Archivist
of the Historical Committee from 1970-97, worked with Sakakibara
on his Anabaptist writings and autobiography, as one of
the Historical Committee's projects in 1984. See related
Historical Committee file, I-3-3.3, Box 8, entitled "Sakakibara,
Gan, Project, 1984."
Collection organized by Shuji Morrichi, 1997. Inventory
by Dennis Stoesz, March 16, 1998.
Box 1 (Gray)
Tribute to Sakakibara, 1987
By Leonard Gross and Michio Ohno, including copy of article
on Sakakibara that appeared in Mennonite Encyclopedia (1990).
Article on Sakakibara
Written by Bernie Wiebe, for The Mennonite, with draft
title "Anabaptist researcher and writer in Japan."
Japan Anabaptist Center, Tokyo
"What Anabaptism means to me. Establishment of Anabaptist
Center," 6 pages. Library contains over 4,500 books.
"Intentional Community," by Sakakibara
"The "Sozialphilosophische" Observation of the Intentional
Community," 10 pages.
Books Lists, 1967-79
List of six books authored by Sakakibara, 1967-82, and
the five translated by him into Japanese, 1973-79.
Autobiography Correspondence, 1988-96
Correspondence from Leonard Gross, translator Yujin Yaguchi,
and Gan Sakikabara on translation of autobiography.
Autobiography, 1982 (English) (Handwritten)
"A Pilgrimage of a Japanese Christian to Anabaptism,"by
Gan Sakakibara, handwritten original manuscript, English
translation, 401 pages, December 1982
Box 2 (Gray)
Autobiography, 1988 (English) (Original)
Original Copy. Includes partly typed copy, plus photocopy
of handwritten copy of 401 pages. "Pilgrimage of a Japanese
Christian to Anabaptism,"by Gan Sakakibara.
Autobiography, 1988 (Japanese) (Original)
Original Copy. Includes photocopy of handwritten copy,
431 pages, in Japanese.
Box 3 (Gray)
Autobiography, 1988 (English) (Insurance Copy)
Autobiography, 1988 (Japanese) (Insurance Copy)
Name and Subject Tracing
Historical Committee of the Mennonite Church, 1911-
Mennonites - Japan
Sakakibara, Gan, 1898-
February 13, 2004 / Posted on web by Rebecca Allen
January 13, 2004 / Updated by Helen Hostetler
Mennonite Church USA Archives-Goshen, 1700 S Main St.,
Goshen, Indiana 46526