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H. Ernest Bennett Papers, 1939-1993 | Mennonite Church USA Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: H. Ernest Bennett Papers, 1939-1993Add to your cart.

ID: HM1/621

Primary Creator: Bennett, H. Ernest (1915-2009)

Extent: 0.7 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Flat

Date Acquired: 03/09/2011

Subjects: Bennett, H. Ernest, 1915-2009, Mennonites - France, Mennonites - Spain, World War, 1939-1945 - Civilian relief

Forms of Material: Correspondence, Photographs, Slides (photographs)

Languages: English, French, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

A small, fragmented set of personal papers primarily documenting Bennett's early career.  Materials include correspondence, speeches and presentations, photographs / slides (most poorly labeled) and miscellaneous materials.  Photographs and slides primarily depict Bennett's life in Akron as an MCC worker, as well as his relief work in France and Spain.

Biographical Note

H. (Harvey) Ernest Bennett was born to Frank Bennett and Theoda Collins-Bennett, Cumberland, Maryland on January 22, 1915.  He studied at Eastern Mennontie School, Eastern Baptist Seminary, and Elizabethtown College.  He married Earla Hostetter on July 12, 1941.

Bennett served in Spain under the Mennonite Relief Committee of the Mennonite Board of Missions from 1939 to 1940.  From 1940 to 1941, he served with Mennonite Central Committee in France.  He then began his long career as a Mennonite agency administrator.  From 1941 to 1946, he worked for Mennonite Central Committee in Akron, Pennsylvania as a bookkeeper, assistant treasurer, and office manager.  From 1951 to 1965, he served as treasurer of the Mennonite Board of Missions.

From 1952 to 1976, Bennett served as executive secretary for the Mennonite Health Assembly.  He then served as president of the Mennonite Board of Missions from 1967 to 1990 and as executive secretary for the Mennonite Health Alliance from 1980 to 1990.  In his retirement, Bennett served as the custodian of Prairie Street Mennonite Church in Elkhart, Indiana.  Bennett died in 2009.

Subject/Index Terms

Bennett, H. Ernest, 1915-2009
Mennonites - France
Mennonites - Spain
World War, 1939-1945 - Civilian relief

Administrative Information

Repository: Mennonite Church USA Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 archives box 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 owned by the Mennonite Church USA Archives.

Acquisition Source: Rick Stiffney, Acc. 2012-037


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Folder 1: Correspondence, 1941-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1946-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1948-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Fundraising Correspondence, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Speaking Materials, circa 1970-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Stewardship Talks, 1951-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Talks and Papers, 1971-1980, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Indiana-Michigan Pastoral Committee for I-W Men, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Clippings, 1970-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Religious Education Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Asia Fraternal Trip, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1964-1967Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photographs, circa 1940-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Slides, 1942-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 3: MCC Akron 50th Reunion Photograph, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Spanish / French Remembrances, 1939-1940Add to your cart.


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