MHSA

Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta


 

Finding Aid - Schools

MHSA Project Plan

Our intent is to assist long-distance and on-site researchers to use these yearbooks by developing indexes of the faculty, staff, directors and students listed and photographed (see CMBC 1955/56 example).

Until all the yearbooks are indexed, we can manually check and let you know if someone is listed/photographed.

Photograph Request

If you would like a copy of a photograph from our yearbook collection, we can prepare a tif and jpg for you ($10 fee applies) and send them to you by e-mail attachment. Or you can come to the MHSA and make your own photocopy or jpg/tif file ($.25). We can also assist you with making your own tif/jpg file ($5).

Volunteers Needed

To Index the Yearbooks - no experience needed, you do not need to live in Calgary.

Contact us to make a request, volunteer, or obtain more details.

This finding aid will point researchers to about 150 Canadian Mennonite school yearbooks held in the MHSA Library collection. The base list of schools below and information about them was primarily constructed with information found on GAMEO, but supplemented with print sources.

While our mandate is to collect, preserve and provide access to documents and books of Alberta Mennonites and their ancestors, when records and books from other geographical areas are donated to us, we also preserve and provide access to them.

Why are we providing this specific finding aid? Because we have a substantial set of Mennonite school yearbooks. They contain photographs of thousands of Mennonites who studied in these schools. Thus they could contain a photo of your parent or grantparent. For a sample index to a yearbook see Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1955/56.

Do contact us if you know of records and books that could be preserved for all Alberta Mennonite schools.

British Columbia

School Name Merger history Conference Affiliation/s Location Years in Operation Yearbooks in Collection
Bethel Bible Institute later part of Columbia Bible Institute, 1970 General Conference Couglan 1939  
Columbia Bible College/ Institute formed from Bethel Bible Institute and Mennonite Brethren Bible Institute Mennonite Brethren & General Conference Abbotsford 1985 1990, 1996
East Chilliwack Mennonite Brethren Bible School   Mennonite Brethren Chilliwack 1947  
Elim Bible School   Mennonite Brethren Yarrow 1930  
Greendale Bible Institute   Mennonite Brethren Sardis 1938  
Mennonite Brethren Bible Institute/School later part of Columbia Bible Institute Mennonite Brethren Clearbrook 1943-1970  
Mennonite Bible School   General Conference Sardis or Yarrow 1939  
Mennonite Educational Institute   Inter-Mennonite Abbotsford 1944- Evergreen
1965-1970
South Abbotsford Bible School
later Bethel Bible School
  Mennonite Brethren Abbotsford 1936-1941, 1943  
Yarrow Bible School
  Mennonite Brethren Yarrow 1935  

Alberta

School Name Merger history Conference Affiliation/s Location Years in Operation Yearbooks in Collection
Alberta Mennonite High School   Mennonite Brethren Coaldale 1946-1964 Quo Vadis
1953, 1955-1958, 1960

Bethesda Bible School

  Mennonite Brethren Gem 1933-mid 1900s  
Coaldale Bible School
(also known as Alberta Mennonite Brethren Bible Institute)
(possibly also known as Morning Star Bible School)
  Mennonite Brethren Coaldale 1929-1965 The Torchbearer
1956-1957, 1961-1963
Countess Bible School   General Conference Countess 1939->1940  

Crowfoot Bible School

  Mennonite Brethren Crowfoot 1936-1937  

Hoffnungsfeld Bible School

  General Conference Wembley 1933-?  

La Glace Bible School

  Mennonite Brethren LaGlace 1933-1947  
Menno Bible Institute   General Conference Didsbury 1937-1966 Echoes of Bethel
1953, 1959, 1962

Menno Simons Christian School

  Calgary Mennonite churches Calgary 1983- 1997
Mennonite Bible School   General Conference Coaldale 1935-  

Mountain View Bible School/College

  United Missionary Didsbury 1921 or 1926 - undated issue

Rosemary Bible School

  General Conference Rosemary 1932-1947  

Springridge German Bible School

  General Conference Springridge 1935->1940  

Vauxhall Bible School

  Mennonite Brethren Vauxhall 1937-1943  
Wembley Bible School
(perhaps same as Hoffnungsfeld Bible School)
  General Conference Wembley 1934->1940  

Manitoba

School Name Merger history Conference Affiliation/s Location Years in Operation Yearbooks in Collection*
Canadian Mennonite Bible College
later part of Canadian Mennonite University General Conference Winnipeg 1947-1999 1950-1952, 1954-1968, 1970, 1972, 1977-1978, 1980, 1988-1989, 1995-1996, 2000
Indexed: 1956
Canadian Mennonite University
formed from Canadian Mennonite Bible College, Mennonite Brethren Bible College & Menno Simons College Inter-Mennonite Winnipeg 1999-  
Concord College/Mennonite Brethren Bible College
later part of Canadian Mennonite University Mennonite Brethren   1992-1999  
Elim Bible School/Christian Education Centre
  Inter-Mennonite? Gretna & later Altona 1929-1931, 1937-1963 , 1975-1988 Eilm Palme
1953, 1955, 1957, 1959-1960, 1962, 1964-1965
Menno Simons College
formerly Mennonite Studies Centre of the University of Winnipeg? Mennonite Brethren Winnipeg ????-1999  
Mennonite Bible School
  General Conference Winnipeg 1934-
Mennonite Brethren Bible College
later Concord College Mennonite Brethren   1944-1992 Rainbow
1947-1949, 1951-1962, 1969
Mennonite Collegiate Institute         1955, 1957, 1960, 1962-1966
Mennonitische Religionsschule
  General Conference Winnipeg 1932-  
Peniel Bible School
  Mennonite Brethren Winkler 1925-  
St. Elizabeth Bible School
  General Conference St. Elizabeth 1937-  
Steinbach Bible College/Institute/Academy/School
  Evangelical Mennonite Church, Chortita Mennonite Church, Evangelical Mennonite Mission Church, Christian Fellowship Church of Steinbach, Steijnbach Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Steinbach 1931-1932, 1939 The Star
1970
Winkler Bible School   Mennonite Brethren Winkler 1925-  
Winnipeg Bible School
  Mennonite Brethren Winnipeg 1930-1972  
Winnipeg German Bible School   Mennonite Brethren Winnipeg 1929-1942  
Winnipeg Bible College/Institute/Training School **     Winnipeg 1925 The King's Herald
1949, 1965

Saskatchewan

School Name Merger history Conference Affiliation/s Location Years in Operation Yearbooks in Collection
Aberdeen Bible School
  Mennonite Brethren Aberdeen 1934-  
Bethany Bible College/School/Institute formed from Herbert Bible School Mennonite Brethren & Evangelical Mennonite Mission Church Hepburn 1927- The Ray
1981-1982
Drake Bible School
  General Conference Drake 1939-  
Glenbush Bible School
  Mennonite Brethren Glenbush 1932-  
Herbert Bible School
later part of Bethany Bible Institute Mennonite Brethren Herbert 1913-1919, 1921-1930, 1932-1957  
Rosthern Bible School
  General Conference Rosthern 1932-1961 The Torch
1956, 1957
Rosthern Junior College
(formerly German-English Academy)
  General Conference Rosthern 1905- Link
1951, 1955, 1957, 1961-1962, 1964-1967, 1969, 1971-1972, 1974-1980, 1983-1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1993
Swift Current Bible School/ Institute
  General Conference Swift Current 1936-1996 Ambassador
1954-1955, 1962, 1965-1968, 1970-1971, 1973-1974, 1977-1981, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994-1996
Swift Current Mennonite Brethren Bible School
  Mennonite Brethren Swift Current 1936-  
Tabor Bible School/Dalmeny Bible School   Mennonite Brethren Dalmeny 1928-1951, 1952-1954  

Ontario

School Name Merger history Conference Affiliation/s Location Years in Operation Yearbooks in Collection
Aylmer Bible School (Evangelical Mennonite Missionary Conference) located in Aylmer

  Mennonite Brethren Aylmer 19??  
Eden Bible School
later known as Eden Christian College -ok
Eden High School added, 1945
same as MBBI below?
Mennonite Brethren Virgil 1942-1955  
Eden Christian College -ok   Mennonite Brethren Virgil 1955-  
Eden High School -ok   Mennonite Brethren St. Catherines 1987  
Emmanuel Bible College-ok
  United Missionary Church (later Evangelical Missionary Church) Stouffville/Kitchener 1940-  
Leamington Bible School
  General Conference Leamington 1936-  
Mennonite Brethren Bible Institute
same as Eden Bible School above? Mennonite Brethren Virgil 1938-  
Ontario Mennonite Bible School/Winter Bible School
  Mennonite Church Kitchener 1907-  
United Mennonite Bible School
  General Conference St. Catherines 1950-1956 1954
Vineland Bible School
  General Conference & Mennonite Brethren Vineland 1936 or 1939-  

Quebec

  • Institut Biblique Laval (Mennonite Brethren) founded in in St-Laurent - ????

* Graduation year
** May not be Mennonite or may actually be Winnipeg Germn Bible College

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