Extent: 8.3 Cubic Feet
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Scope and Contents: The papers were processed by Eleonore Aarsen in the Spring of 1998. Much of the content was in no discernible order, so I rearranged those items. This includes mostly the church records and sermons. They are now organized by church employment eras (time periods spent pastoring a certain church), meaning that all items from any given church are together. The whole collection is divided mainly into personal and professional. That is why pastoral correspondence and personal correspondence are in their respective categories and not together. Anything that was in folders, envelopes and bundles upon arrival has been kept together. The result is that some things seem out of place. This is especially true in the genealogy collection. Many sermons were used several times. As a general MLA rule, miscellaneous materials are filed according to last place used (or most recent date). This means that many sermons written in the 1940s are actually filed in the Emmanuel Mennonite Church era. Items without numbers are not in folders, but filed loosely in the order as listed.