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Harvey H. Weirich Papers, 1940-2007 | Mennonite Church USA Archives

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Title: Harvey H. Weirich Papers, 1940-2007Add to your cart.

ID: HM1/938

Primary Creator: Weirich, Harvey H. (1924-2010)

Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Flat

Date Acquired: 00/00/2005. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Civilian Public Service. Camp #103 (Missoula, Montana), Civilian Public Service. Camp No. 18 (Denison, Ia.), First Mennonite Church (Middlebury, Ind.), Seagoing Cowboys, Smokejumping, World War, 1939-1945 - Conscientious objectors

Forms of Material: Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This small set of papers focuses primarily on Weirich's Civilian Public Service (CPS) work building flood control structures in Iowa and serving as a smoke jumper.  Materials include an album of photographs and documents, collected articles on smoke jumpers, and newsletters and ephemera from Camp 18 (Denison, Iowa) and Camp 103 (Missoula, Montana).  Also included are 26 photographs of First Mennonite Church (Middlebury, Indiana) in the 1950s and 1960s.  Subjects include members of the church's baseball team circa 1950.

Biographical Note

Harvey H. Weirich was the son of Levi and Elizabeth (Zehr) Weirich.  He was stationed at two different CIvilian Public Service camps during World War II (Camps 18 and 103) and served as a smoke jumper in 1944.  He also served with the Brethern Service Livestock Program (Heifer Project) from 1946 to 1947, accompanying 700 mules to Crete on the Attleboro Victory Ship.

In 1951, he married Martha Slabach.  Weirich worked in the boating industry and was a member of First Mennonite Church in Middlebury, Indiana.  He died in 2010.

Subject/Index Terms

Civilian Public Service. Camp #103 (Missoula, Montana)
Civilian Public Service. Camp No. 18 (Denison, Ia.)
First Mennonite Church (Middlebury, Ind.)
Seagoing Cowboys
World War, 1939-1945 - Conscientious objectors

Administrative Information

Repository: Mennonite Church USA Archives

Accruals: 4/7/2008, Harvey H. Weirich, Acc. 2012-40

Alternate Extent Statement: 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 the Mennonite Church USA Archives.

Acquisition Source: Harvey H Weirich, Acc. 7187

Separated Materials: Books offered to Mennonite Historical Library

Preferred Citation: Harvey H. Weirich Papers, 1940-2007.  HM1-938.  Mennonite Church USA Archives - Goshen.  Goshen, Indiana.

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Folder 1: Civilian Public Service Album, 1943-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Civilian Public Service camp 18 (Denison, Iowa) Materials, 1943-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Civilian Public Service Camp 103 (Missoula, Montana) Materials, 1944-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 4: First Mennonite Church, Middlebury, IN - Photographs of Fellowship Hall Addition (6 Photographs, 6 Negatives), 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 5: First Mennonite Church, Middlebury, IN - (13) Photographs of Baseball Team, circa 1950Add to your cart.
Filing Cabinet 6: First Mennonite Church, Middlebury, IN - Photographs (7), 1950-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 7: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Smokejumper Articles, 1995-2007Add to your cart.

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