Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta

Our complete library catalogue is now online

We have a small collection of German-language "readers". Did you use a Fiebel as a student or teacher? Can you tell us more about our collection? We'd like to feature them in a future newsletter or on this site. Contact Us!.

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Researcher Lorna Mettam Members John and Florence Dyck

Archives Committee Chair, Ted RegehAuthor, Irene Klassen


The Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta located in the MCCA Building at 2946-32 Street N.E. is open every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We welcome visitors to come browse our books and records, check on Mennonite History, and look for family history information or some other topic of interest. We are also in need of Volunteers to assist us in doing the work of the Society. A learning session for volunteers will be arranged.

Archival changes

Mennonite Central Committee Alberta fonds. — 1946-2012. — 9.4 m of textual material. — 9 photographs
Menno Bible Institute collection. — 1933-2011. — 61 cm of textual records. - ca. 100 photographs. - 1 banner
Goerzen, Henry D. collection on conscientious objectors. — [ca. 1939]-2005. — 16 cm of textual records. — ca. 300 photographs
[all archival descriptions]


Pushing through invisible barriers An autobiography - at the age of 12 she and her family moved from Sask. to Northern Alberta to face the challenging primitive conditions. Persevering in her pursuit of education she was one of the first students to graduate from high school and became a teacher and librarian. She married and raised a family. This is her first book. (order form).

Alfalfa to Ivy: Memoir of a Harvard Medical School Dean - Now available
"The last forty years have seen seismic changes in the functions and missions of medical research, medicine, and medical schools in the US. There is no book that describes this range of cosmic changes more clearly or dramatically than Joe Martin's excellent memoir: Alfalfa to Ivy. Martin describes the revolution in American medicine first, from a bottom-up view as a participant; but, perhaps even more important, Martin can describe these changes from a top-down view since he has been the leader of academic medicine during this period. In this book we learn about the evolution of modern medicine from one of the people who participated in shaping it and who did so with the attempt not to lose sight of the patient, the physician, and the science that drives it all."
              – Dr. Eric Kandel, 2000 Nobel Laureate in Physiology & Medicine
(order form).

Support the MHSA by purchasing your Mennonite history books from us.  Your purchases, memberships and donations help maintain our archives, library & research support services.

Charlotte McCrae submitted this photo (2012.007) with a possible name. Can you add others?
photo 2012.007

There are 7 photos submitted this year - see if you can help our submitters.
[see all photos for identification]


Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization Records

CMBoC Front

Providing Access to our Historical Materials

The MHSA Library and Archives is staffed and open to researchers and visitors every Thursday (and by appointment 403.250.1121). Volunteers are on hand to provide reference assistance while continuing the work of administering and preserving the collection of materials, as well as working on translation, transcription and extraction projects.

Note: Due to the preservation mandate, the entire library and archives collection is for reference use only. No books or archival items may be removed by visitors, researchers, or organizations. No exceptions.