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Western Mennonite School (Salem, Or.) Student Records and Activities Records

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Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Student Records and admissions applications

Admissions applications

School activities: Literary Societies, Clubs, etc.

Western Breezes

Western Breezes

Western Breezes

Early school publications

Winter Bible School and Alumni Association

Alumni Association, financial records: receipts/disbursements



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Western Mennonite School (Salem, Or.) Student Records and Activities Records, 1953-2005 | Pacific Northwest Mennonite Historical Society

By Margaret Shetler and John Gingerich

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Collection Overview

Title: Western Mennonite School (Salem, Or.) Student Records and Activities Records, 1953-2005Add to your cart.

ID: PNO/IV-1.1.3

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

Extent: 5.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: By series

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

A collection of student records, admission applications, handbooks, activity reports, periodicals and other publications, and alumni association records for Western Mennonite School

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: 10 archives boxes

Access Restrictions: These records are open for public research.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Student Records and admissions applications],
[Box 2: Admissions applications, 1960-1961],
[Box 3: School activities: Literary Societies, Clubs, etc., 1945-1987],
[Box 4: Western Breezes, 1946-1961],
[Box 5: Western Breezes, 1965-66 to 1984-85],
[Box 6: Western Breezes, 1985-86 to 1997-98],
[Box 7: Early school publications, 1952-2000],
[Box 8: Winter Bible School and Alumni Association, 1948-1981],
[Box 9: Alumni Association, financial records: receipts/disbursements],
[All]

Box 1: Student Records and admissions applicationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Baker, Richard Lee (Rick)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Byers, Jeanett JoyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Coblents, (Phil) DarrylAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Denman, Troy ThomasAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Fahndrich, Steven R.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Forrester, Lois KatherineAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Hopkins, Marla KristineAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Nofziger, Susan KayAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Ropp, Leon EldonAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Snyder, Jennifer L.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: VanderVelde, RoyAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Van Houton, Jeffrey WalterAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Yap, LornaAdd to your cart.
Series -->: Admission applications, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Becker, Elaine; Berkey, Ellen; Berkey, Jeanne; Berkey, Ralph; Bitikofer, Ervin and Phares; Bond, Ordena; Brubaker, Arnold; Bucher, Arlene and Elsie Mae; Burkey, Marcille; Byers, Willis Roland (Bill)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Cleveland, Gary; Coblentz, Linda; Dimick, John; Earnest, Alice; Eichelberger, Arla; Eicjelberger, Joan; Eichelberger, Sharon; Eicher, Duane and Sam; Emmert, Duane and ShirleyAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Fisher, James; Gingerich, Daniel; Gingerich, Bryron, Gale and Jesse; Headings, Richard (Dick) and Patricia; Hershberger, Arthur; Heyerly, Connie; Horst, Hellen and Rebecca; Horst, Jeanette and Sharon; Hostetler, Derald; Hostetler, Joanne; Hostetler, LelaAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Johnson, Beverly; Johnstone, Mike; Kauffman, Avon; Kauffman, Darrel; Kauffman, Donna and Judy; Kauffman, Dwight; Kauffman, Elvon and Richard; Kauffman, Fern and Gerald; Kauffman, Iris; King, Duane; King, Jerry; Kropf, Deloris and Karen; Kropf, Helen; Kropf, Ida Jean and Joy; Kropf, Leona; Kropf, Leroy; Kropf, Mabel; Kropf, StanleyAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Lais, Irene; Lais, Sharon and Shirley; Landis, Esther; Lauber, Mervin; Lind, Eilene, Glen and LaVerne; Lind, Mary; Loomis, Leanna; Miller, Celia; Miller, Eleanor; Miller, Emerson and Myrna; Miller, LynnAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Nafziger, Carol; Nafziger, John Lowell; Nelson, Sandra; Nice, Judy and Marlene; Nice, Mary and Stanley; Nofziger, Carol; O'Brien, Steve; Peters, Joseph; Reeser, Stanley; Reist, Sharon; Rhodes, Charles; Ropp, Howard and Ruth; Roth, Ardys; Roth, Lois; Ryburn, ShirleyAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Sadlier, Terry; Schlabach, Irene; Shultz, Irene; Schweitzer, Arlene and LaDonna; Shank, Wayne Edward; Sharer, Naomi; Shenk, Wayne; Shetler, Marvin; Snyder, Carol; Snyder, Ivan; Snyder, Kenneth; Snyder, Miriam; Spivey, Wayne; Steckley, Linda; Stoner, Kathleen; Wisseman, Loretta; Wolfer, Alta; Wolfer, Rodney; Womelsdorf, CarolAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Yoder, Allen; Yoder, Barbara and Kenneth; Yoder, Janet; Yoder, Shirley. Student directory, 1959-1960. Hostetler, Lorraine and Shirley, correspondence studentsAdd to your cart.

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Student Records and admissions applications],
[Box 2: Admissions applications, 1960-1961],
[Box 3: School activities: Literary Societies, Clubs, etc., 1945-1987],
[Box 4: Western Breezes, 1946-1961],
[Box 5: Western Breezes, 1965-66 to 1984-85],
[Box 6: Western Breezes, 1985-86 to 1997-98],
[Box 7: Early school publications, 1952-2000],
[Box 8: Winter Bible School and Alumni Association, 1948-1981],
[Box 9: Alumni Association, financial records: receipts/disbursements],
[All]


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