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Title and Physical Description
Theodore D. Regehr fonds. — 1901-2003. — 92 cm of textual records. — 62 photographs. — 2 CDs

Administrative/Biographical History
Theodore D. Regehr (Ted) was born in November of 1937 in Coaldale, Alberta to Isaak I. Regehr and Maria Dick, immigrants from the Molotschna settlement in what is today known as the Ukraine.  He is married to Sylvia Ratzlaff of Sunnyslope, Alberta and they have two children: Sonja and Paul. Ted entered the history program at the University of Alberta and graduated in 1959, beginning what would become a lifelong involvement in academia.  He received his MA at the University of Saskatchewan in 1963 and his PhD. at the University of Alberta in 1967.  During this time he also worked at the National Archives of Canada.  The year after achieving his doctorate, Ted joined the faculty of the University of Saskatchewan, eventually rising to department head.  Professor Regehr writes and researches extensively and is recognized as an authority on Western Canadian history - particularly in the subject areas of railroads, Canadian business, and Mennonites.  He retired in 1996, but continued his active historical work - his third volume of the Mennonites in Canada Series, encompassing the years 1939-1970 was published that same year.  Ted has served as president of the Mennonite Historical Society of Canada, been an advisor to Mennonite Central Committee’s Historical Committee and is presently an advisor and member of the Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta.  His most recent book was Faith, Life and Witness in the Northwest, 1903-2003: Centennial History of the Northwest Mennonite Conference, published in 2003.

Scope & Content
The fonds consists of photocopied documents, research notes, photographs, and correspondence related to Ted Regehr's preparation of his book on the Northwest Mennonite Conference. It is arranged into two series: (A) Source Material, and (B) Manuscript Preparation. Includes papers of S.F. Coffman, Clarence J. Ramer, and Ezra Stauffer.

Source of Supplied Title
Title based on the contents of the fonds

Source of Acquisition
Gift by Theodore D. Regehr, 2003

Access Restrictions
Access to personal information is subject to legislation and MHSA privacy policy

Finding Aids
See Files Inventory

Associated Materials
Associated records may be found at the Mennonite Heritage Centre, the Mennonite Archives of Ontario, and the University of Saskatchewan Archives

Related Materials
For the book related to the fonds, see: Regehr, Ted (2003). Faith, Life and Witness in the Northwest, 1903-2003: Centennial History of the Northwest Mennonite Conference. Kitchener, ON: Pandora Press

Accruals
Expected

Notes
Accession 2003.032
Also known as T.D Regehr Collection, Ted Regehr Collection
Last updated 21 Feb 2009 - Judith Rempel and Adam Beriault
Revised July 2012

Files Inventory

Series A. Source Material. — 1901-2003. — 63 cm of textual materials. — 8 photographs
The series contains photocopies of archival records from the Archives of the Mennonite Church, collected illustrative material, and notes prepared about the various places, congregations, people, and themes covered in the published history of the Northwest Mennonite Conference. Arranged according to subject

1 - 1 30 Year Anniversary - Hollyrood Mennonite Church – 1956-1987
1 - 2 Acadia Valley - 1981
1 - 3 Alaska – 1948-1991
1 - 4 AMC – II-1-1 – Northwest Conference over 50’s - 1977-1996
1 - 5 AMC – II-1-1 – Northwest Conference Winter Bible School Yearbooks – 1955-1958
1 - 17 AMC – II-1-1 – Reports of the Alberta-Saskatchewan Church Conference – 1901-1924
1 - 18 AMC – II-1-1 – Reports of the Alberta-Saskatchewan Church Conference – 1925-1961 (a & b)
1 - 6 AMC – II-1-1 – S.F. Coffman’s 1901 Diary – 1901
1 - 7 AMC – IV-19-7 – Mennonite Board of Missions and Service – Northern Alberta Voluntary Service Unit – 1951-1962, 1982
1 - 8 AMC – Manuscripts 1-170 – Clarence J. Ramer Collection – 1934-1946, 1956-1960, 1984
1 - 9 AMC – Manuscripts 1-835 – C.J. Ramer Papers – Samuel J. Martin Collection – 1917-1918, 1943-45, 1986
1 - 10 AMC – Manuscripts 1-835 – C.J. Ramer Papers – Samuel J. Martin Collection – Ramer; Interview with Leonard Gross – 1986
1 - 11 AMC - Paul Voeglin - Interview by Leonard Gross - 1986
1 - 12 AMC – Series II-1-1 – Ezra Stauffer’s History of the Alberta-Saskatchewan Conference and added Related Documents – 1911-1994 (a & b)
1 - 13 AMC – Series II-1-2 – Alberta and Saskatchewan District Mission Board Minute Book – 1928-1948
1 - 14 AMC – Series II-1-2 – Alberta and Saskatchewan District Mission Board Minute Book – 1948-1969
1 - 15 AMC Histories - NWC Photographs – 1955-1989
1 - 16 Anzac - 1999
1 - 19 Bible Schools – 1949-1958
1 - 20 Blooming Prairie - 1970
1 - 21 Blue Sky – 1948-1999
2 - 22 Blue Sky – Burkholder Paul Papers – 1940-1987
2 - 23 Bouman, A.S. – 1902-1906
2 - 24 Bowen, Dawn S. [MA Thesis] – 1935-1975
2 - 25 British Columbia – 1959-1961
2 - 26 Browning - (Blackfeet Mennonite Fellowship) – 1984-1987
2 - 27 Burkholder, Harvey - 2000
2 - 28 Burkholder, Tim - 2002
2 - 29 Calgary – 1922-1932
2 - 30 Calgary Inter Mennonite Church – 1976-1990
2 - 31 Calling Lake – 1955-1991
2 - 32 Camping – 1973-2000
2 - 33 Camrose – 1979-2003
2 - 34 Carstairs Community - History and Reports – 1906-1973
2 - 35 CGCA – S.F. Coffman Fonds - 1901
2 - 36 CGCA (Coffman Fonds) – Letters from S.F. Coffman to - 1901
2 - 37 Chipewyan Lakes - 1999
2 - 38 Community Histories – Glenbow index – [No Date]
2 - 39 Conference Sessions – 1900’s – 1900-1992
2 - 40 Congregational Profiles – 1988-2001
2 - 41 Cresston Montana - Community Histories and Reports – 1911-1937
2 - 42 Culp- Stauffer, Pearl – 1946-1955
2 - 43 Culp, Alberta – 1947-1959
2 - 44 Duchess, Alberta – 1917-1997
2 - 45 Eaglesham, Alberta – 1947-1999
2 - 46 Edmonton – 1950-2003
2 - 47 Edmonton Chinese – 1987-1993
2 - 48 Edmonton Hispanic Centro Evangelicalico Bet-El Edmonton - 1989
2 - 49 Edmonton Indo-Chinese Church - 1987
2 - 50 Edson, Alberta – 1932-1999
2 - 51 Falfurrias, Texas – 1928-1933
2 - 52 Glick, Ike and Millie Papers – 1955-1992
2 - 53 Gospel Herald - General NWC - 1915-1935
3 - 54 Gospel Herald – General NWC - 1937-1949
3 - 55 Gospel Herald – General NWC - 1937-1949
3 - 56 Grande Prairie – 1971-1999
3 - 57 Hallman, Clemens Genealogy - 1949
3 - 58 Herbert – Community Historian and Reports – 1905-1934
3 - 59 Hispanic Chili – 1983-1985
3 - 60 Hispanic Conference – 1981-1993
3 - 61 Hispanic- Edmonton - 1987
3 - 62 Hispanic- Medicine Hat – 1986-1994
3 - 63 Hispanic- Red Deer – 1985-1995
3 - 64 Hispanic- Vancouver – 1985-1992
3 - 65 Hispanic- Winnipeg – 1986-1989
3 - 66 Hispanic-Calgary – 1981-1991
3 - 67 Hollyrood MC Edmonton – 1959-2001
3 - 68 Homosexuality - 1988-1999
3 - 69 Hostettler, Buelah – The Journey Home (a & b) – 1998
3 - 70 Hostettler, Mayton – 1901-1920
3 - 71 Integration – 1988-2002
3 - 72 Irrigation - Asante Kwatia David- Influence of Irrigation [PhD Thesis] - 1977
3 - 73 Irrigation - Bow River Irrigation Report – 1955
3 - 74 Irrigation - Charles Burchill MA- Alberta’s Great Experiment - Community Co-operations - 1938
3 - 75 Irrigation – Dawson - Western Canada - 1921
3 - 76 Irrigation - J.S. Dennis – Irrigation Laws - 1901
3 - 77 Irrigation - Peter Donald C. - 1996
3 - 78 Janzen, Peter – 1902-1906
3 - 79 Judah, Alberta – 1934-1965
3 - 80 May City, Iowa – 1983
3 - 81 Maytown Community History and Reports – 1908-1925
3 - 82 Mennonite Yearbook and Directory - NWC Entries – 1905-2000
4 - 83 Mission Board Policy – 1954-1961
4 - 84 Mullet, Laura - 1993
4 - 85 NWC - Glenbow Alberta Material – 1910-1996
4 - 86 NWC- Annual Meeting - 2003
4 - 87 NWC Dateline – 2003
4 - 88 NWC Gurnsey – 1903-1999 [photographs separated]
4 - 89 NWC History – 1902-1914
4 - 90 NWC- Hungry Horse Conference- 2001
4 - 91 Okotoks, High River – Community History Report – 1883-1990
4 - 92 Radio - 1948-1958
4 - 93 Ramer, Robert – 2001
4 - 94 Reach out To Jesus Conference - 1981-1987
4 - 95 Relief - 1949, 1952
4 - 96 S. F. Coffman Fonds- Letters (CGCA AMC – Manuscripts) 1-835 – C.J. Ramer Papers – Samuel V. Martin Collection – 1917-1918, 1943-1945, 1986
4 - 97 Sandy Lake – 1956-1978
4 - 98 Scattered Settlements – 1908-1925
4 - 99 Slave Lake - 1999
4 - 100 Smith – by Earl, Bessie – 1946-1972
4 - 101 Smith, Alberta - Bethany – 1946-1999
4 - 102 Stauffer, Harry Material – 1956-1999
4 - 103 Stirling – 1957-1958
4 - 104 Strathcona - 1987
4 - 105 Swain, Noah – History of United Missionary Church, NWC – 1965
4 - 106 Tofield – 1905-1974
4 - 107 Tofield Community Historian – reports – 1910-1999
4 - 108 Voluntary Service - 1974-1991; predominant 1988
4 - 109 Wenger – Mennonite History – 1968
4 - 110 West Zion Centennial – 2001
4 - 111 Westward Ho, Alberta – 1936-1965
4 - 112 Youngstown Reist Community Historian and Reports – 1910-1984

Series B. Manuscript Preparation. — 1999-2003. — 16 cm of textual materials. — 54 photographs
The series contains notes, correspondence, drafts and reviews related to the manuscript preparation as well as electronic and written presentations of the book used when it was launched. Arranged according to subject

5 - 114 Centennial Book Illustration prepared by/for the author – 2003 [photographs separated]
5 - 115 Ch 15 – Crossroads Comments - 2003
5 - 116 Congregational and Biographical Profiles from Congregations-2003
5 - 117 Encyclopedia Entries – 2003
5 - 118 Encyclopedia Entries/Draft of Faith, Life and Witness – 2003
5 - 119 Faith, Life and Witness in the Northwest Draft – 2003
5 - 120 Landis, Ray - Correspondence - 2002
5 - 121 Multicultural Exposure - Barahona, Rafael - Comments re Chapter 14 – 2002
5 - 122 NW Photos – 1923-1964 [separated]
5 - 123 NWC - Memos - 2003
5 - 124 NWC – Photo Xerox – 1902-2002
5 - 125 NWC History- Chapter 7 Second Draft - 2003
5 - 126 NWC Powerpoint - 2003
5 - 127 NWC Profiles – 2003
5 - 128 Powerpoint Working File - 2003
5 - 129 Regehr, T. D. – Notes on trip to Northern Alberta, September - 1999

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