Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta


MHSA Archival Description Record

Title and Physical Description
Judith Rempel fonds. — [ca. 1890]-2011. — 55 cm of textual records. — 5 photographs. — 1 print.

Administrative/Biographical History
Judith RempelJudith Dianne Rempel, 1952-2011, was born in Abbotsford, British Columbia to Bernhard Johann and Irene (nee Peters) Rempel. She was also known as Judii Rempel. She had been married to Eduardo Pabustan Jr. and later to Grant Allen Moberly. Judith completed high school at Mennonite Educational Institute in Abbotsford in 1970. She spent several years in Mennonite Central Committee voluntary service and employment in Akron, Pennsylvania and Winnipeg, Manitoba. She studied at the universities of Waterloo and Western Ontario, completing a BA and MA in sociology and completing the coursework toward a PhD in sociology with a specialization in social demography. Thereafter she was employed in the research field with the Manitoba Provincial Gerontologist in Winnipeg, the Vocational Rehabilitation and Research Institute in Calgary, and the City of Calgary. She contributed many volunteer hours and took on leadership roles with the Canadian Population Society (on the Board and as Vice Chairperson), Calgary Horticultural Society (on the Board and as Chairperson), the Alberta Family Histories Society (on the Board and as Vice Chairperson), and the Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta (as Board Secretary and Coordinator). In the latter role, she established professional standards for the operation of the Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta archives and library. She contributed many hours to making Mennonite genealogical resources available to the researching public through the development of transcriptions, indexes and other finding aids.

Scope & Content
The fonds includes copies of a series of photographs of the Tri County Relief Sale in central Pennsylvania (1970); research notes, a print, and an article related to the Rempel surname; correspondence with genealogical researchers; collected papers and articles on Mennonite history and genealogy; J.W. Rempel's bank draft for shipment of goods from Omsk, U.S.S.R. (1935); and Bernhard Rempel's household account book (1953-1966)

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

Source of Acquisition
Gift by Judith D. Rempel and her estate, 2002-2012

Originals and Reproduction
The original photographs were retained by the estate of Judith D. Rempel

Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access

Finding Aids
For a finding aid to the two earliest accessions, see Series Inventory

Accession 2002.040, 2011.008, 2011.039, 2011.041, 2011.044, 2012.004
GRANDMA IV # 144667
Last updated 10 Jan 2011 - Judith Rempel
Revised April 2012 – Jim Bowman

Series Inventory

A. Digital Photographs. — 1970. — 5 digitized photographs (.tif)
The series consists of photographs. The photographs are arranged chronologically

Box 1
1 - 1 Buller, Burton. (1970) Tri County Relief Sale - auctioneer.tif
1 - 2 Buller, Burton. (1970) Tri County Relief Sale - auctioning a quilt.tif
1 - 3 Buller, Burton. (1970) Tri County Relief Sale - BBQing chicken legs on open pit.tif
1 - 4 Buller, Burton. (1970) Tri County Relief Sale - crowd at quilt auction.tif
1 - 5 Buller, Burton. (1970) Tri County Relief Sale - previewing quilts at auction.tif

B. Family Research into Ferdinand Rempel. — 1890s, 2008. — .25 textual records. — 1 printed engraving
The series consists of an engraving and research into the family of the portrayed individual arranged chronologically

1-6 Printed Engraving of Ferdinand Rempel (1824-1901). — ca. 1890s
1-7 Finding Family (pp 7-8) article by Judith Rempel - 2008

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