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Clarence J. Ramer Papers, 1908-1981 | Mennonite Church USA Archives

By Kyle Stocksdale

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Collection Overview

Title: Clarence J. Ramer Papers, 1908-1981Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1918-1981

ID: HM1/170

Primary Creator: Clarence J. Ramer (1905-1987)

Extent: 7.2 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: By series

Date Acquired: 09/26/1986

Subjects: Alberta-Saskatchewan Mennonite Conference, Bible - Study and teaching, Brunk, Geo. R. (George Rowland), 1911-, Martin, Samuel V., Mennonite Board of Missions, Mennonite Broadcasts, Inc., Rosedale Bible Institute, Stirling Ave. Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont., Winter Bible School

Forms of Material: Correspondence, Photographs, Sermons

Languages: English


The Clarence J. Ramer Collection consists primarly of personal papers, lecture and sermon notes, and organizational materials from Mr. Ramer's life and career. Some items of particular interest include manuscript draft's of Mr. Ramer's book "God's Unfolding Plan," a biography, and many organizational records from a variety of Mennonite agencies.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Clarence J. Ramer papers are divided into the following series:

(1) Organizational Materials

(2) Business and Finance

(3) Family Records

(4) Notes

(5) Correspondence

(6) Miscellaneous Clippings and Photographs

Collection Historical Note

Clarence J. Ramer was born May 30, 1905, in Martinsburg, Pennsylvania. In 1917 he moved with his parents to Duchess, Alberta, Canada. After spending a couple years at EMS, he returned to Duchess where in 1929 he was ordained to the ministry by lot. In 1931 he married Ethel Matin of Duchess. His church work often kept him away from home. He was instrumental in the Alberta-Saskatchewan Conference, Winter Bible School, and Mennonite Church General Conference. He also worked in various Mennonite educational institutions: Hesston Bible School, 1946; Western Mennonite School, 1956-57, and Rosedale Bible Institute, 1970-79. He was a prominent pioneer rancher in the area working mostly in the dairy business.

Subject/Index Terms

Alberta-Saskatchewan Mennonite Conference
Bible - Study and teaching
Brunk, Geo. R. (George Rowland), 1911-
Martin, Samuel V.
Mennonite Board of Missions
Mennonite Broadcasts, Inc.
Rosedale Bible Institute
Stirling Ave. Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont.
Winter Bible School

Administrative Information

Repository: Mennonite Church USA Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: Seven record cartons and one half archives box.

Access Restrictions: Materials are open to the public.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the Mennonite Church USA Archives.

Acquisition Source: Clarence J. Ramer; acc. #5037

Separated Materials: Institutional materials bearing no C. J. Ramer notations were taken from this collection and incorporated into the institutions' collection. Approximately 1/2 of a large box both of Alberta-Saskatchewan and Mennonite Church General Conference material was thus removed. Other material removed amount to 1/4 of a large box and consisted of materials belonging to other conferences and churches. Approximately 50-75 church bulletins were also removed to the bulletin collection.

Related Materials:

HM6-250SC; Samuel V. Martin Tape Collection

HM1-835; Samuel V. Martin Collection

Preferred Citation: Clarence J. Ramer Papers, 1905-1987. HM1-170. Mennonite Church USA Archives. Elkhart, Indiana.

Processing Information: Most folders contained a variety of material within a year or span of years including clippings, correspondence, conference materials, class and sermon notes, etc. Items were placed within their corresponding category whenever it was possible to determine its nature. Class, conference, and sermon notes were espescially difficult to differentiate among and were placed in a collective group titled "Notes--Miscellaneous" under Sermon Notes. --Noted by Kevin Miller

Finding Aid Revision History: Collection processed by J. Kevin Miller. Updated by Monica Zimmerman, August 2, 2001. Series Headings previously typed and posted on the web. Inventory Listing typed by Helen Hostetler, November 2005. Published to Archon by Kyle Stocksdale, August 2017.

Other Note: At one time, the photographs were cataloged seperately as HM4-309. In August 2017, the photographs were returned to HM1-170 in Box 7.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Organizational Materials],
[Series 2: Business and Finance],
[Series 3: Family Records],
[Series 4: Notes],
[Series 5: Correspondence],
[Series 6: Miscellaneous],
[Box 8: Separated Materials],

Series 6: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Contains: clippings, photographs, and other miscellaneous materials.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Old AdvertisementsAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Salem Mennonite ChurchAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Mennonite Church General ConferenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Mennonite - miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: DuchessAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Religious CommunitiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: RanchersAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Weekly Meditations (C. J.)Add to your cart.
Folder 42: "A Nurse for Apple Valley"Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Periodicals - miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Alberta's RecognitionAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: ApicultureAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Carey Salt MineAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: Covering (India Birthday Gift)Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Hankerchief (mother-in-law)Add to your cart.
Folder 49: IndiansAdd to your cart.
Folder 50: Last Supper pictureAdd to your cart.
Folder 51: 1922 Animal Law BookAdd to your cart.
Folder 52: LeafletsAdd to your cart.
Folder 53: Mennonite World Membership Map, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Canadian Napkin SouvenirAdd to your cart.
Folder 55: PostcardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 56: Polio PreventionAdd to your cart.
Folder 57: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 58: Letter Envelopes & Stamps: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 59: Photograph Collection - C. J. & Ethel Ramer FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 60: Photograph Collection - Old Photos - miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 61: Photograph Collection - Winter Bible SchoolAdd to your cart.
Folder 62: Photograph Collection - miscellaneous, 1960-79Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Photograph Collection - Mennonite Hour PhotosAdd to your cart.
Folder 64: Photograph Collection - Christ PhotoAdd to your cart.
Folder 65: Photograph Collection - NegativesAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Organizational Materials],
[Series 2: Business and Finance],
[Series 3: Family Records],
[Series 4: Notes],
[Series 5: Correspondence],
[Series 6: Miscellaneous],
[Box 8: Separated Materials],

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