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Bethesda Mennonite Church (St. Louis, Mo.) Records

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Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

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Pastor Hubert Schwartzentruber Files

Bulletins

Photographs

Miscellaneous



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Bethesda Mennonite Church (St. Louis, Mo.) Records, 1955-2008 | Mennonite Church USA Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Bethesda Mennonite Church (St. Louis, Mo.) Records, 1955-2008Add to your cart.

ID: III/25-08

Primary Creator: Bethesda Mennonite Church (St. Louis, Mo.)

Other Creators: Schwartzentruber, Hubert (1929-)

Extent: 2.7 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: By series

Date Acquired: 01/00/1969. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: African American churches, African American Mennonites, Bethesda Mennonite Church (St. Louis, Mo.), Mennonites - Missouri, Pruitt-Igoe (Housing project : Saint Louis, Mo.), Schwartzentruber, Hubert, 1929-

Forms of Material: Church records and registers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Offical and unofficial records of an African American Mennonite church begun by James and Rowena Lark as a mission project in the Pruitt-Igoe housing project in St. Louis, Missouri.  Records are divided into several series:

(1) Pastor Hubert Schwartzentruber Files, 1956-1972 (2) Church Bulletins, 1957-1971 (3) Photographs,1957-2008 (4) Miscellaneous, 1955-2008

Subject/Index Terms

African American churches
African American Mennonites
Bethesda Mennonite Church (St. Louis, Mo.)
Mennonites - Missouri
Pruitt-Igoe (Housing project : Saint Louis, Mo.)
Schwartzentruber, Hubert, 1929-

Administrative Information

Repository: Mennonite Church USA Archives

Accruals:

1972, Hubert Swartzentruber, Acc. 2356

2011, Keith Hanlon, Acc. 2012-017

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 records carton, 2 archives boxes, and 1 half archives box

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 Mennonite Church USA.

Acquisition Source: Bethesda Mennonite Church, Acc. 1889

Preferred Citation: Bethesda Mennonite Church (St. Louis, Mo.) Records, 1955-2008.  III-25-08.  Mennonite Church USA Archives - Goshen.  Goshen, Indiana.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Pastor Hubert Schwartzentruber Files, 1956-1972],
[Series 2: Bulletins, 1957-1971],
[Series 3: Photographs, 1957-2008],
[Series 4: Miscellaneous, 1955-2008],
[All]

Series 1: Pastor Hubert Schwartzentruber Files, 1956-1972Add to your cart.
Correspondence and subject files of the second pastor of the Bethesda Mennonite Church.  Includes information about church governance, congregational activities and organizations, and outreach ministries.  Also contains files on housing reform, race relations, and other topics pertinent to the Pruitt-Igoe housing projects.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Incoming Correspondence, Frank Allen, 1969-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Incoming Correspondence, James Ivy, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Incoming Correspondence, Arthur Jackson, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Incoming Correspondence, Ivan Kauffman, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Incoming Correspondence, Mennonite Camping Association, 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Incoming Correspondence, Mennonite Central Committee, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Incoming Correspondence, Mennonite Disaster Service, 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Incoming Correspondence, Olen Miller, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Incoming Correspondence, Paul Peachy, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Incoming Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1957-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Incoming Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1959-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Outgoing Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1957-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Outgoing Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1968-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Church Constitution, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Church Correspondence, 1959-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Minutes and Reports, 1962-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Financial and Congregational Reports, 1960-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Church Building:  Purchase and Expansion, 1958-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Finances, 1965-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Handbook for Church Workers, Draft, circa 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Historical Data and Clippings, 1956-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Lenten Series, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Mennonite Youth Fellowship, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Preschool Notebook, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Programs and Special Meetings, 1959-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Pruitt Homes Sunday School Record Books, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Reviews of Church, 1964-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Women's Fellowship Minute Books, 1965-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Sunday School, Bible School, Coffee House, 1959-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Miscellaneous, 1957-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Ecumenical Ministries, 1964-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 32: "The Handle" Coffee House, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Jeff-Vander-Lou, Inc., 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Correspondence with Simon Gingerich, 1967-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Correspondence with MBMC Health and Welfare Secretary, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Correspondence with Nelson Kauffman, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Incoming Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1957-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Outgoing Correspondence, MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Outgoing Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1969-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Voluntary Service, Ray Horst Correspondence, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Voluntary Service, Kenneth Seitz Correspondence, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Voluntary Service, Seniors, Correspondence, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Voluntary Servicde, Ken Yoder Correspondence, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Voluntary Service, Miscellaneous Incoming Correspondence, 1961-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Voluntary Service, Miscellaneous Incoming Correspondence, 1969-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Summer Voluntary Service Unit, 1957-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Summer Voluntary Service Unit, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Summer Voluntary Service Unit, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Summer Voluntary Service Unit, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Summer Voluntary Service Unit Correspondence, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Summer Voluntary Service Unite, Miscellaneous, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Summer Voluntary Service Unit, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Voluntary Service Reports (Garbers), 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Near North Side Team Ministry, 1957-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Servanthood Work Camp, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Summer Youth Program, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Summer Youth Program, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Summer Youth Program, MCC Support, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Summer Youth Program Correspondence, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Summer Youth Program, Notes and Schedules, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Summer Youth Program Guidelines and Proposals, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Summer Youth Program, Miscellaneous, 1970Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Summer Youth Program, Financial, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Summer Youth Program Reports, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Summer Youth Program, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Summer Youth Program, J. Straeter Correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Summer Youth Program Field Trips, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 6: VISTA, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Goshen College Urban SST Proposal, 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Darlene Grays Memorial Scholarship Fund, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Hesston College Interterm Correspondence, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Mennonite Church Housing Concerns, 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Race Relations, 1959-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Racial and Cultural Commission, 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 13: St. Louis Intermennonite Fellowship, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Martha Simmons, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Urban Housing, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Urban Pastors' Seminar, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Urban Pastors' Seminar, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Urban Racial Conference, 1965Add to your cart.
Series 2: Bulletins, 1957-1971Add to your cart.
Box 3: Bulletins, 1957-1971Add to your cart.
Not all years are complete.
Series 3: Photographs, 1957-2008Add to your cart.
Includes photographs of Bethesda Mennonite Church pastors and members, the church building, and the 50th anniversary exhibit created by Keith Hanlon.  Many of the people depicted in the photographs are unidentified.
Box 4: Photographs, 1957-2008Add to your cart.
Series 4: Miscellaneous, 1955-2008Add to your cart.
Includes newspaper clippings, 50th anniversary celebration information, a church newsletter from 2007, and a missionary leaflet.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Jeff-Vander-Lou Clippings, circa 1955-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 20: 50th Anniversary Celebration Materials, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Newsletter, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Jan and Don Rheinheimer Missionary Leaflet, 2008Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Pastor Hubert Schwartzentruber Files, 1956-1972],
[Series 2: Bulletins, 1957-1971],
[Series 3: Photographs, 1957-2008],
[Series 4: Miscellaneous, 1955-2008],
[All]


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