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Mennonitische Verein zur Erhaltung der Deutschen Sprache – Winnipeg, MB

Proper Title

Mennonitische Verein zur Erhaltung der Deutschen Sprache fonds

Dates of Creation

1952–1961, 1977, 2014

Physical Description

3 cm of textual records and 8 vinyl audio disks (5 hr. 20 min)

Administrative History

An initiative to preserve and promote the German language in the home, schools, and society was begun in 1952. G.H. Peters of Springstein, Manitoba was one of the leaders. The founding meeting of the society was held at First Mennonite church in Winnipeg on September 27, 1952. The latest material in this collection is dated 1977, indicating it was still active. In 1985, the president was Gerhard Ens.

Scope and Content

The material in this collection includes broad curriculum plans, minutes and reports of this organization, and a German reader for grades five and six. There is also a series of eight vinyl recordings produced by the organization.

Notes

  • Volume 842.
  • Described by Conrad Stoesz, October 14, 1999.
  • Finding aid consists of a file list.
  • No restrictions.
  • See book-length history of the society written by Victor D. Kliewer and published in 2014; it  is housed in the library collection and entitled, The Mennonite German Society (Mennonitischer Sprachverein) 1952–2003.

File List

Volume 842

  1. Lehrplan für Deutsch und Religion, Zweite Revidierte Auflage, Winnipeg, Manitoba: Christian Press. – [ca. 1958].
  2. Minutes, reports, and a newspaper clipping. – 1952, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1977.
  3. Die Gute Saat, Braunschweig, Deutschland: Georg Westermann Verlang. – 1962.

Sound recordings

  • NPH 29 01 Der Mennonitische Maennerchor von Winnipeg : Liederschatz II / conductor: Heinz Cornies, Organist: Peter von Vampen, Pianist: Henriette Cornies, soloists: Cornie Epp, Bernie Neufeld. – n.d. – 1 disc. (30 cm.) 33 rpm mono.
  • NPH 29 02 Der Mennonitische Maennerchor von Winnipeg : Liederschatz III / Conductor: Heinz Cornies, Pianist: Henriette Cornies, and Die Menno Saengerknaben, Conductor: Paul Wiebe, Pianist: Ilse Braun. – n.d. – 1 disc. (30 cm.) 33 rpm mono.
  • NPH 29 03 Mennonitischer Maennerchor : Lieder schatz IV / Conductor: Heinz Cornies, Pianist: Henriette Cornies, Soloist: John Martens. – n.d. – 1 disc. (30 cm.) 33 rpm mono.
  • NPH 29 04 Der Mennonitische Maennerchor : Liederschatz V / Conductor: Heinz Cornies, Pianist: John Albrecht, Soloist: Paul Wiebe,. – n.d. – 1 disc. (30 cm.) 33 rpm mono.
  • NPH 29 05 Mennonitische Maennerchor : Liederschatz VI / Conductor: John Albrecht, Pianist: Erna Wiebe, Solists: Neil Epp, John Ens, Andy Funk, Ewald Nickel, Paul Wiebe, Duets: Edna Dahl, Neil Epp with Agnes. – n.d. – 1 disc. (30 cm.) 33 rpm mono.
  • NPH 29 06 Mennonitische Maennerchor : Liederschatz VII : Wunschkonzert / Conductor: Bernie Neufeld, Pianist: Elsie Klassen, Jane Ellen Grunau, Trumpeter: Artur Fast. – n.d. – 1 disc. (30cm.) 33 rpm stereo.
  • NPH 29 07 Der Mennonitische Maennerchor von Winnipeg : Liederschatz VIII / Conductor: Bernie Neufeld, Pianists: Chrystl Bartel, Alic Funk. – n.d. – 1 disc. (30 cm.) 33 rpm mono.
  • NPH 29 08 Der Mennonitische Maennerchor von Winnipeg : Liederschatz VIII / Conductor: Heinz Cornies, Organist: Peter von Kampen, Piano: Henriette Cornies, Soloists: Cornie Epp, Art Janzen. – n.d. – 1 disc. (30 cm.) 33 rpm mono.
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