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Western Mennonite School (Salem, Or.) Administration Records

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School Board minutes

Faculty Meeting minutes

Financial records

Miscellaneous



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Western Mennonite School (Salem, Or.) Administration Records, 1945-2004 | Pacific Northwest Mennonite Historical Society

By Margaret Shetler and John Gingerich

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Collection Overview

Title: Western Mennonite School (Salem, Or.) Administration Records, 1945-2004Add to your cart.

ID: PNO/IV-1.1.1

Primary Creator: Western Mennonite School (Salem, Or.)

Extent: 4.5 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: By series

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Records 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

Biographical Note

Western Mennonite School is a standard high school committed to the cause of training the youth of the Pacific Coast Conference (MennoniteChurch). A Committee appointed by the Conference in 1944 and composed of Milton R. Martin, Marcus Lind, and Gabriel D. Shenk, proposed that the Conference take necessary steps for opening and operating such a school. This proposal was accepted by Conference 21-22 June 1945. At this same time, Oregon passed the School Attendance Law that raised compul­sory school age to sixteen, a circumstance that cre­ated much pressure in favor of a church high school. In September 1945 classes were held in the Bellevue school building located between Sheridan and McMinnville, Oregon. In the second year school opened on the permanent campus located 10 miles north of Salem on the Wallace Road, Route 221. F. J. Gingerich of Canby, Oregon, was the first presi­dent of the school board, serving for six years. He donated 12 acres of land that comprise the immediate campus. Later the board purchased an additional 32 acres. Marcus Lind of Salem, Oregon, served as its first principal 1945-52, followed by Clayton Swartzentruber 1952-57, C. J. Ramer 1957-58, and E. L. Keen­er 1958-59. In the late 1950s the physical plant included an administration building with classrooms, boys' dormitory, dining hall, and chapel; girls' dormitory; auditorium-gymnasium; industrial arts building; and a new administration building. The enrollment in 1959-60 was 129, with Paul E. Yoder as principal. Address: 9045 Wallace Road NW, Salem, Oregon 97304; Phone: 503-363-2000; Fax: 503-370-9455.

Additional Information  School web site: http://www.westernmennoniteschool.org/

Swartzentruber, Clayton. "Western Mennonite School (Salem, Oregon, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 12 October 2012. http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/western_mennonite_school.</span>

Administrative Information

Repository: Pacific Northwest Mennonite Historical Society

Alternate Extent Statement: 9 archives boxes

Access Restrictions: These records are open for public research.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: School Board minutes, 1945-1999],
[Series 2: Faculty Meeting minutes, 1948-1988],
[Series 3: Financial records, 1948-1979],
[Series 4: Miscellaneous, 1953-2004],
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Series 1: School Board minutes, 1945-1999Add to your cart.
Box 1: School Board minutesAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Meetings 1-47, June 1945 to June 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Meetings 48 to 124, August 1949 to June 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Meetings 125 to 178, July 1954 to June 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Meetings 178 to 224, July 1957 to June 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Meetings 225 to 290, July 1960 to June 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Meetings 291 to 333, July 1965 to May 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 7: New organization, June 1969 to June 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 8: July 1971 to June 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 9: July 1973 to June 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 10: School Board MembersAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: School Board reports to ConferenceAdd to your cart.
Box 2: School Board minutes, 1975-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 1: July 1975 to June 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 2: July 1977 to June 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 3: July 1979 to June 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 4: July 1981 to June 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 5: July 1983 to June 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 6: July 1985 to June 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 7: July 1987 to June 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 8: July 1989 to June 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 9: July 1991 to June 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 10: July 1993 to June 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 11: July 1995 to June 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 12: July 1997 to June 1999Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: School Board minutes, 1945-1999],
[Series 2: Faculty Meeting minutes, 1948-1988],
[Series 3: Financial records, 1948-1979],
[Series 4: Miscellaneous, 1953-2004],
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