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Western Mennonite School (Salem, Or.) Academic Records

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Western Mennonite School (Salem, Or.) Academic Records, 1945-2000 | Pacific Northwest Mennonite Historical Society

By Margaret Shetler and John Gingerich

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Collection Overview

Title: Western Mennonite School (Salem, Or.) Academic Records, 1945-2000Add to your cart.

ID: PNO/IV-1.1.2

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

Extent: 2.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Flat

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

A collection of documents related to the Academic operations at Western Mennonite School including principal's reporta and correspondence, enrollment reports, faculty memos, finances, handbooks, student aid and evaluation.

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: 4 archives boxes

Access Restrictions: These records are open for public research.


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[Box 1: Miscellaneous, 1947-1970],
[Box 2: Miscellaneous, 1945-1962],
[Box 3: Miscellaneous, 1962-1974],
[Box 4: Miscellaneous, 1952-2000],
[Box 5: Church History Class, 1972-1973],
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Box 2: Miscellaneous, 1945-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1-W guidelines for using personnel; correspondence regarding various faculty serving their I-W at WesternAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 3: School year activities:, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Statement of objectives; class schedules; memos to faculty and School Board; fizz lists; deputation teams, spring 1959; chapel schedules
Folder 4: Principal’s reports, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Financial reports, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 6: District student information, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Administrative and financial, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Principal’s reports, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Fuss over wearing of necktieAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Enrollment information and lists, 1945-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 12: High school census for Pacific Coast Conference, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Schedules and finances, 1960-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Principal’s reports, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Contracts and agreements, 1958-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Teachers’ contract information, fall 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence, 1961-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Principal’s reports; schedules; etc., 1961-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Financial, 1961-1962Add to your cart.

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[Box 1: Miscellaneous, 1947-1970],
[Box 2: Miscellaneous, 1945-1962],
[Box 3: Miscellaneous, 1962-1974],
[Box 4: Miscellaneous, 1952-2000],
[Box 5: Church History Class, 1972-1973],
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