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Mennonite Association of Retired Persons Records

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Abstract

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

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Director's Correspondence and Subject Files

Board of Directors' Records

Publications

Program Files



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Mennonite Association of Retired Persons Records, 1981-2010 | Mennonite Church USA Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Mennonite Association of Retired Persons Records, 1981-2010Add to your cart.

ID: X/059

Primary Creator: Mennonite Association of Retired Persons

Extent: 3.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: By series.

Date Acquired: 07/02/1999. More info below under Accruals.

Languages: English

Abstract

Administrative records of an inter-Mennonite organization for older adults.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

These records are divided into four series:

(1) Director's Correspondence and Subject Files

(2) Board of Directors Records

(3) Publications

(4) Program Files

Biographical Note

The Mennonite Association of Retired Persons (MARP) was founded in 1981 as the Inter-Mennonite Council on Aging.  The organization was launched as a cooperative effort of the General Conference Mennonite Church, Brethren in Christ, Mennonite Brethren, and the Mennonite Church to facilitate fellowship, mutual support, and volunteerism among older adults.

In 1989, the organization was restructured and given the name Mennonite Association of Retired Persons.  From 1989 to 2010, MARP assisted in administering the SOOP program (Service Opportunities for  Older Persons), organized and sponsored the Mennonite Senior Sports Classic (1998-2008), held retreats and provided educational opportunities for older Mennonites.  Directors of MARP included Martha and Elden Graber (1981-1985), Barbara Reber (1985-1999), Helen Lapp (1999-2007) and Jay Roth (2007-2010).

Because of steady declines in membership and the effects of the economic crisis of 2008, the MARP board of directors decide to dissolve MARP as a church agency effective June 30, 2010.  Laurelville Mennonite Church Center assumed responsibility for the Aging with Spirit retreats, while Mennonite Mission Network took over administration of the SOOP program.

Administrative Information

Repository: Mennonite Church USA Archives

Accruals: Jay Roth, Acc. 2011-53, 01/05/2011

Alternate Extent Statement: 2 records cartons

Access Restrictions: These materials are open to public research.

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: Barbara Reber, Pre-Acc. 99-08

Preferred Citation: Mennonite Association of Retired Persons Records, 1981-2010.  X-59.  Mennonite Church USA Archives. Elkhart, Indiana.


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[Series 1: Director's Correspondence and Subject Files, 1982-2007],
[Series 2: Board of Directors' Records, 1981-2007],
[Series 3: Publications, 1984-2010],
[Series 4: Program Files, 1990-2008],
[All]

Series 3: Publications, 1984-2010Add to your cart.
Consists primarily of the Mennonite Association of Retired Persons newsletter.  Other publications include two books and several brochures.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Brochures, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: "A Model to Assist Congregations in Their Unique Role in Ministry with the Aging", 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 12: "My Own Picture Book About Getting Older", 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 13: "Pages" Newsletter, 1985-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 14: "Pages" Newsletter, 1999-2010Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Director's Correspondence and Subject Files, 1982-2007],
[Series 2: Board of Directors' Records, 1981-2007],
[Series 3: Publications, 1984-2010],
[Series 4: Program Files, 1990-2008],
[All]


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