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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 8: Winter Bible School and Alumni Association, 1948-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Winter Bible School, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Winter Bible School, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Winter Bible School, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Winter Bible School, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Winter Bible School, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Winter Bible School, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Winter Bible School, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Constitution of the Alumni Association (n.d.) (2 copies) (Probably organized 1954-55 school year); minutes, March 11, 1955 to May 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 9: 1962 directory; minutes, July 16, 1964 to June 20, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Alumni Association minutes, July 25, 1968 to June 4, 1970; membership list, February 1969; donor listsAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Minutes, February 1, 1971 to November 20, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence, etc., 1968-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Alumni givingAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Class songs; 1983 reunion and banquet programsAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Alumni financial records, April 1973 to June 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Alumni financial records, July 1974 to June 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Alumni financial records, July 1976 to June 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Alumni financial records, July 1978 to June 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Alumni financial records, July 1980 to June 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Alumni Enlightner, Vol. I, #4; 1950-54 Class reunion, Miscellaneous clippings, June 4 and 5, 1983Add 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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