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January 1983 · Vol. 12 No. 1 · p. 38 

Historical Endnotes

Ken Reddig


A ground-breaking service for a new library and archives addition at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas, is planned for March, 1983. A portion of the new addition will be a concrete vault area to provide space for the archives, historical library, heritage center and research and office space for the Mid-West Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies. Through a collection of pictures, maps, artifacts, rare books and audio-visuals its purpose will be to preserve and tell the story of the Mennonite Brethren people and the extended Tabor College family.

Unique to this new structure will be the “Memorial Alcove” of the heritage center. This area will be developed, maintained and serviced on the basis of memorial gifts designated for the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies Endowment Fund, which will help support the total operation of the Center. Individuals, families, groups of interested friends, organizations, or a church may elect to memorialize one or more persons uniquely important to them with a minimum contribution of $1,000. By means of photographs, biographical sketches and family records the “Alcove” will memorialize the people of God who have helped shape the witness of the Mennonite Brethren Church, the Tabor Community and Marion County.


The Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies in Fresno will be sponsoring an H.W. Lohrenz Symposium April 14-16, 1983. Lohrenz (1878–1945) was a central personality in the emergence of the Mennonite Brethren in the United States and Canada. For most of the first half of this century he helped to shape the missions, education, theology and church ministries of Mennonite Brethren. This Symposium is an attempt to understand the contributions of Lohrenz within the context of Mennonite Brethren in North America. Further information regarding this symposium can be obtained by writing the Fresno Center.

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