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Henry C. Penner Papers, 1918, 1940, 1944, 1974 | Mennonite Church USA Archives

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Title: Henry C. Penner Papers, 1918, 1940, 1944, 1974Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1944, 1974

ID: HM1/815

Primary Creator: Penner, Henry C.

Other Creators: Gross, Leonard (1931-), Penner, Leonard

Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Flat

Date Acquired: 00/00/1974

Subjects: Conscientious objectors, Mennonites - Canada, Oral history, World War, 1939-1945

Forms of Material: Audio tape reels, Correspondence, Slides (photographs)

Languages: English, German

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Information regarding the World War II experiences of Henry C. Penner, a Mennonite from Wrickler, Manitoba who was arrested for resisting the draft in 1944. Tapes and transcripts of interviews conducted by Leonard Gross with Henry and his son Leonard Penner are included, as is correspondence between the army and Henry’s uncle George Penner concerning the arrest and subsequent court martial. The records of the court martial, some miscellaneous notes and pamphlets, and slides of documents are also included.

Subject/Index Terms

Conscientious objectors
Mennonites - Canada
Oral history
World War, 1939-1945

Administrative Information

Repository: Mennonite Church USA Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 half archives box

Access Restrictions: These materials are open for 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: Leonard Gross, Acc. 5029

Preferred Citation: Henry C. Penner Papers, 1918-1974. HM1-815. Mennonite Church USA Archives. Elkhart, Indiana.


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Box 1: Henry C. Penner Papers, 1918-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Transcriptions of interviews on WWII prision experience, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Tapes of interviews on WWII prision experience, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Court martial documents concerning CO status, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Miscellaneous papers, 1918, 1940, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Slides of documents, 1974Add to your cart.


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