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Western Mennonite School (Salem, Or.) Administration Records

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Biographical Note

Administrative Information

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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 2: Faculty Meeting minutes, 1948-1988Add to your cart.
Box 3: Faculty Meeting Minutes, 1948-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 1: September 10, 1948 to April 15, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 2: September 20, 1951 to August 4, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 3: September 7, 1953 to June 21, 1954Add to your cart.
Includes information regarding the 1953 drowning of three students; including December 1, 1953 Gospel Herald article "Tragedy at Western Mennonite School" by Max Yoder.
Folder 4: September 14, 1954 to July 7, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 5: September 26, 1955 to May 17, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 6: September 10, 1956 to May 24, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 7: October 4, 1957 to August 5, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 8: September 5, 1958 to May 25, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 9: September 3, 1959 to May 3, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 10: August 27, 1960 to  May 25, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 11: September 3, 1962 to May 13, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 12: September 2, 1962 to May 25, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 13: August 31, 1964 to June 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 14: September 2, 1965 to May 30, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 15: 1966-1967 School yearAdd to your cart.
Box 4: Faculty Meeting minutes, 1967-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1967-1968 school yearAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: 1968-1970 school yearAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: 1971-1972 school yearAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: 1972-1973 school yearAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: 1973-1974 school yearAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: 1974-1975 school yearAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: 1976-1977 school yearAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: 1977-1978 school yearAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: 1978-1979 school yearAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: 1979-1980 school yearAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: 1980-1981 school yearAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: 1983-1984 school yearAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: 1984-1885 school yearAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: 1985-1986 school yearAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: 1986-1987 school yearAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: 1987-1988 school yearAdd 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],
[All]


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