John Z. Friesen Papers, 1946-2007
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Brief Description: These papers consist primarily of slides and photographic prints of John Z. Friesen's work in China with Mennonite Central Committee from 1946 to 1949.  Also included are photocopies of articles and documents pertaining to his relief work and to Mennonite refugees who escaped Russia through China.  The papers also include a 2007 interview with Mildred Friesen, John Z. Friesen's widow.
Held at:
Mennonite Church USA Archives
3145 Benham Ave, Ste. 1
Elkhart, IN 46517
Phone: 574-523-3080
Email: JasonK [at]
Record Series Number: HM1/951
Created by: Friesen, John Z. (1922-1957), Friesen, Mildred E.
Volume: 0.2 Linear Feet
Acquired: 00/00/2007.
Arrangement: Flat
Biographical Note for Friesen, John Z. (1922-1957) : John Z. Friesen was in Meade, Kansas to Jacob R. and Kathryn (Classen) Friesen.  He served in Civilian Public Service for three years.  Immediately following his discharge, he served with Mennonite Central Committee in China.  He died in a car accident, leaving behind a widow (Mildred Garber Friesen) and four children.
Access Restrictions: These materials are open to public research.
Subject Index
China - History - Civil War, 1945-1949
Food relief - China
Mennonite Central Committee - China
Mennonites - China
Oral history
Genres/Forms of Material
Slides (photographs)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the Mennonite Church USA Archives.
Acquisition Notes: Mildred E. Friesen, Acc. 2012-24
PreferredCitation: John Z. Friesen Papers, 1946-2007.  HM1-951. Mennonite Church USA Archives. Elkhart, Indiana.