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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 4: Miscellaneous, 1953-2004Add to your cart.
Box 7: Miscellaneous, 1953-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Miscellaneous from the 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Journal entries, 1983-1984 and 1984-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Journal entries, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Student aid, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Congregational student aid, 1978-1979 to 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Memory books remembering the three students who drowned, October 15, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Photography club photos, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Early permitsAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Harvey Kropf estate papersAdd to your cart.
Box 8: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Development officeAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Chapel building-proposed plansAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Miscellaneous mailing listsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: School calendarsAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Old stationeryAdd to your cart.
Box 9: Miscellaneous, 1959-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Long-range Planning Committee, 1959-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Minutes, notes, etc., of Chapel Building Committee, 1988-1990/91Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Brotherhood (tuition) PlanAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Principal Search, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Photographs of site preparation for present campusAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Early legal documents: warranty deed from Fred Gingerich; land agreement with Marcus LindAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: School Planning, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 8: History of the Western Mennonite School, student paper by Wayne Shenk, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 9: PCC School Board Educaational Conferences, 1952-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Auction information, 2000-2012Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Vision for Excellence, 2000-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 12: PublicityAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Oren and Arlene Horst, V.S. agreement; 2000 Golf benefit; Eric Martin, 2000 administrative reportAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Marcus Lind on early history of WMS, 1984; Paul Erb: A look at Mennonite High Schools, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: School Board Minutes, July 2013 - June 2015Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Plans for Academic CenterAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: School Board Minutes, July 2015 - June 2017Add to your cart.
Folder 18: 2 Video Cassettes: "Growing Deep Roots" & "Vision for Excellence"Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Name Change materials, 2018Add to your cart.
Name Change Letter to Congrergations and 12.10.2018 Mennonite World Review Article

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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