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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],
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Box 3: School activities: Literary Societies, Clubs, etc., 1945-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 1: King Creek Literary: roll programs, minutes, 1949-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 2: King Creek Literary, 1951-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 3: King Creek Literary, 1958-59, 1962-63Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Vesperian Literary: roll and minutes, 1956-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Clarion Literary, includes constitution, 1950-52Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Clarion Literary, 1952 to 11/15/1960Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Hilanders; Pep Club, 1974-75Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Class meeting minutes:Add to your cart.

Freshman, 1954-55, 1957-58

Sophomores, 1962-62

Juniors, 1959-60, 1960-61

Seniors, 1958-59, 1963-64, 1964-65

Folder 9: Financial reports of clubs and classes, 1957-1962Add to your cart.
Clarion Literary, Acapella chorus, Hilanders, King Creek Literary, Vesperian Literary, Sportsmans Club, Science Club, Glee Club
Folder 10: Student Class Funds, 1979-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Club accounts:, 1980-81Add to your cart.
Pep Club, Cheer Leaders, Sportsmans Club, Girls' Dorm
Folder 12: Records of the Class of 1960, 1956-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Snack Shop records (mostly inventories), 5/25/59 - 1976-77Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Western Students Association, 1953-1960Add to your cart.
Includes a revised constitution, n.d.
Folder 15: Western Students Association, 1960-1972Add to your cart.
Note: For Western Students Association minutes, 1972-December 1985, See IV-1.1.3 Box 10, Folder 1
Folder 16: Western Students Association outreach, 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Miniterm reports, 1987Add 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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