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Unruh, Abraham H. (1878–1961)

Proper Title

Abraham H. Unruh fonds

Dates of Creation

1850–1976

Physical Description

2.4 m textual material, 2 photographs, ca. 50 casette tapes, and 7 reel to reel tapes

Biographical Sketch

Abraham H. Unruh was born on April 5, 1878 at Timirbulat, Crimea, South Russia. He received his education in Russia and was granted a Th.B. by Tabor College and a D.D. degree by Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas. In Russia he taught in the public schools, high schools, and in Bible School. After coming to Canada, he was one of the founders of the Winkler Bible School (Pniel) in 1925. He was instructor and president at Pniel from 1925 to 1942. In 1943 the need for a denominational Bible college brought him to Winnipeg where he was the founder and first president of the Mennonite Brethren Bible College.

He served on numerous Conference committees such as the Board of Education and the Board of Reference and Counsel for many years. From 1936 to 1939 he was chairman of the General Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Churches of North America.

In addition to being an outstanding preacher and teacher, Unruh was also a writer. He wrote the Lektionsheft and other Sunday School materials for a number of years, wrote Bible expositions and articles for various periodicals and in 1954 he published Die Geschichte der Mennoniten Bruedergemeinde. Unruh has been referred to as a “spiritual statesman among his people.” A.H. Unruh died in Chilliwack, B.C. on January 15, 1961 after he went into a diabetic shock and coma while he began a sermon in the Clearbrook MB Church on Friday, January 6.

Some information is taken from “We remember Abram H. Unruh (1877–1964)” by J.W. Redekopp and J.H. Quiring. Canadian Mennonite, Centennial Issue, 13 June 1967.

Custodial History

In 1980, A.A. Unruh donated 23 tapes of A.H. Unruh’s sermons. Two sixty minute tapes of Unruh’s funeral were donated by Walter and Peggy Regehr in 1982 and 19 tapes of Unruh’s sermons as well as 6 books were donated by Esther Unruh, B.C., in 1990. Unruh’s original papers were donated by A.A. Unruh in 1981 and in 1982.

Scope and Content

The A.H. Unruh fonds reflects Unruh’s life as a preacher, teacher, and writer. It consists of sermons, some typed, many handwritten in the Gothic script. Most of Unruh’s sermons are undated but his later sermons are recognizable by larger writing because his eye-sight was failing. Some sermons are in published form, cut out from various periodicals, many from The Voice, the MBBC periodical. In the fonds are Unruh’s lecture notes from his teaching career at Pniel Bible School and at Mennonite Brethren Bible College. Records that document his writing are early Bible School textbooks, pamphlets, many articles, and his manuscript of Die Geschichte der Mennoniten-Bruedergemeinde. The book itself is in the J.A. Toews library. The CMBS audio-collection holds 46 casette tapes and 7 reel to reel tapes of Unruh’s sermons. Also included are tapes of special occasions such as ordinations, the Unruhs’ Golden Anniversary, and wedding sermons, and Unruh’s funeral.

Some of the records in this fonds are dated after Unruh’s death because A.A. Unruh (son) seems to have added to the collection.

Notes

  • Volumes 1084–1089.
  • Title based on contents of fonds.
  • Accession Numbers: 1980–30, 1981–7, 1982–4, 1982–63, and 1990–30.
  • Finding aid for tapes: NA-1: 116 to 140; 142 to 147; 196–209; 211–212. NA-15: 30. NA-19: 1–6; 9. NA-16: 11, 12.
  • Finding aid for photographs: NP120–1.
  • The letters from A.A. Unruh to his children, found in this fonds, are restricted.

File List

Volumes 1084–1089

1. Twenty-eight sermons on the book of Genesis, some in the Gothic handwriting, others in the form of Rundschau clippings. – 1952–1965.
2. Fifteen sermons on the book of Exodus, some typed, some in Gothic handwriting. – Undated.
3. Six sermons on the book of Leviticus. – Undated.
4. One sermon on the book of Numbers. – Undated.
5. One sermon on the book of Deuteronomy. – Undated.
6. Twenty-four outlines and sermons on the book of Joshua. – Undated.
7. Five sermons on the book of Judges. – Undated.
8. Nine sermons on the books of I and II Samuel. – Undated.
9. Eight sermons on the books of I and II Kings. – Undated.
10. One sermon on the books of I and II Chronicles. – Undated.
11. Three sermons on the book of Nehemiah. – Undated.
12. Five sermons on the book of Job. – Undated.
13. Forty-seven sermons on the book of Psalms. – Undated.
14. Three sermons on the book of Proverbs. – Undated.
15. One sermon on the book of Song of Solomon. – 1954.
16. Sermons on the book of Isaiah. – Undated.
17. Five sermons on the book of Jeremiah. – Undated.
18. One sermon on the book of Lamentations. – Undated.
19. Ten sermons on the book of Ezekiel. – Undated.
20. Eight sermons on the book of Daniel. – 1950, undated.
21. Seven sermons on the book of Hosea. – Undated.
22. Five sermons on the book of Joel. – Undated.
23. Six sermons on the book of Amos. – 1957, undated.
24. One sermon on the book of Obadiah. – Undated.
25. Seven sermons on the book of Micah. – Undated.
26. Three sermons on the book of Nahum. – Undated.
27. One sermon (or note) on the book of Habakkuk. – Undated.
28. Six sermons on the book of Zephaniah. – Undated.
29. Three sermons on the book of Haggai. – Undated.
30. Four sermons on the book of Zachariah. This file appears to be missing.
31. Lecture notes. – Undated.
32. Lectures, outlines, examination questions, student lists and marks. – 1952, undated.
33. Sermons for special occasions. – 1958, undated.
34. Personal letter regarding schools. – Undated.
35. Radio messages. – Undated.
36. Messages on the Minor Prophets. – Undated.
37. Radio Messages. – Undated.
38. Sermons by A.H. Unruh, G.D. Huebert, J.A. Toews, H.H. Janzen, I.W. Redekopp. – Undated.
39. Sermons. – Undated.
40. Sermons and articles on the Church, the deaconate, Sunday School, and private schools. – Undated.
41. Sermons without a given text. – Undated.
42. A presentation for the Mennonite World Conference, “Die Welt und die Gemeinde” written by A.H. Unruh and read by B.H. Unruh. – 1952.
43. Sermons. – 1958, undated.
44. Sermons, “Die Trauer um die Toten,” and others. – 1945, undated.
45. Sermons outlines in two small notebooks. – 1945, undated.
46. Lecture series in a notebook. – Undated.
47. Sermon outlines in two notebooks. – Undated.
48. Sermon outlines in two notebooks. Includes register of texts and themes. – 1957, undated.
49. Sermon outlines in two notebooks. – Undated.
50. Sermon outlines in a notebook. – Undated.
51. Sermons, written in Unruh’s later years, in a notebook – Undated.
52. A printed booklet, in English and German, by A.H. Unruh, “Gottes Wort als Wegweiser fuer die Gemeindezucht.” – Undated.
53. Seventy-seven sermons on the book of Matthew. – 1947, 1949, undated.
54. Five sermons on the book of Mark. – Undated.
55. Fifty-seven sermons on the book of Luke. – Undated.
56. Seventy-two sermons on the book of John. – 1939, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1955.
57. Forty-eight sermons on the book of Acts. – 1957, undated.
58. Forty-three sermons on the book of Romans. – 1949, 1956.
59. Fifty-three sermons on the book of I Corinthians. – 1951, 1954, undated.
60. Forty-two sermons on the book of II Corinthians. – 1956, 1957, 1958, undated.
61. Twenty-four sermons on the book of Galatians. – 1957, undated.
62. Thirty-eight sermons on the book of Ephesians. – 1947, 1957, 1962, undated.
63. Seven sermons on the book of Philippians. – 1957, undated.
64. Eleven sermons on the book of Colossians. – 1953, 1954, 1956, 1957, undated.
65. Eleven sermons on the books of I and II Thessalonians. – 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, undated.
66. Fourteen sermons on the book of I Timothy. – 1957, undated.
67. Eight sermons on the book of II Timothy. – 1953, 1955, undated.
68. Two sermons on the book of Titus. – Undated.
69. Eight sermons on the book of James. – 1957, undated.
70. Fifty-eight sermons on the book of Hebrews. – 1949, 1953, 1957, undated.
71. Thirty-one sermons on the book of I Peter. – 1957, undated.
72. Nine sermons on the book of II Peter. – 1952, 1958, undated.
73. Fifteen sermons on the book of I John. – 1955, 1958, 1959, undated.
74. Sermons on the book of Revelation. – 1961, undated.
75. Sermons for funerals and special functions. – 1947, 1950, 1951, 1955, undated.
76. Sermons published in the “Voice.” – 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1960, undated.
77. Five sermons on the life of Peter. – Undated.
78. Sermons for weddings and various occasions. – 1947–1958, undated.
79. Sermons for Christmas, New Year’s Eve, building dedications, deacon’s dedication. – 1950, undated.
80. Sermons on eschatology. – 1932, 1953, undated.
81. Ordination messages. – 1947, 1949, undated.
82. Sermon for “Dem Gescheftsjubilaeum der Firma DeFehr.” – 1950.

Sermon for “Steinbach Jubilaeum der Gemeinde.” – 1952.

83. Incomplete sermon outlines. – Undated.
84. Thanksgiving sermons. – 1949, 1951, 1955, undated.
85. Sermons for various school functions. – 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, undated.
86. Short messages on New Testament texts. – Undated.
87. Messages on ministry. – 1958, undated.

“Ordinationsfest von Geschwister C.A. DeFehr.” – 1949.
“Gedenkfeier Predigt des Todes von Franz Thiessen.” – 1950.

88. Doctrinal sermons. – 1956, 1965, undated.
89. Studies on II Timothy. – Undated.
90. Sermons on Titus. – Undated.
91. Questions and answers on the book of Hebrews. – Undated.
92. Sermons on II Peter. – 1952, undated.
93. Lecture “Die Staerkung des Glaubens durch Sittliche Anstrengung.” – Undated.
94. Conference message, “The Eldership in the Churches.” Translated into English by A.A. Unruh. – Undated.
95. Periodical article “The Practice of Biblical Church Discipline.” – 1967.
96. Sermon “Der Kampf du Konferenz der MB Gemeinde.” – Undated.

Sermon “Das Bleibende Vorbild fuer unsere Innere Mission.” – 1958.

97. Bible Study on the book of James held at Elmwood Church. – 1953.
98. Various drafts of a presentation on Ephesians. – Undated.
99. Presentation, “Der Brief an die Epheser.” – Undated.
100. Lecture notes on Colossians and I Thessalonians. – Undated.
101. Lectures on Revelation (2–25) presented at Mennonite Brethren Bible College. – Undated.
102. Lectures on Revelation (26–51) presented at Mennonite Brethren Bible College. – Undated.
103. Lectures on Revelation (1–17). – Undated.
104. Lectures on Revelation (18–51). – Undated.
105. Outlines of the book of Revelation. – Undated.
106. Outline for book of Revelation. – Undated.
107. Presentation given during the MBBC program at the Canadian Conference “Die Bedeutung der Bibel in der Ausbildung des menschlichen Geistes.” – 1952.
108. “Allgemein Schema der Auslegung der Offenbarung Johannes Principiender Auslegung” and other presentations on Revelation. – Undated.
109. Presentation “Die Charakteristik der fleischlichen Menschen des Judas.” – Undated.
110. Presentation “Die Innewohnung Christi durch den Geist Jesu Christi,” Ephesians 3: 17–19. – Undated.
111. Possibly part of a rough draft for the book, Die Geschichte der Mennoniten-Bruedergemeinde 1860–1954, published in 1954. 112. Presentations on the Holy Spirit. – Undated.
112. Presentations: “Die Prinzipien der Mission.” – Undated.

“Besondere Einflusse Zur Weckung des Mission unter den Mennoniten.” – Undated.

113. Presentation “Vortraege ueber Nicodemus,” John 3. – Undated.
114. Lectures and study papers. – Undated.
115. Sunday school lessons and lectures about Sunday school. – 1945, undated.
116. Papers “Ein Kurzer Ueberblick ueber die Arbeit in dem MB Bibel College.” – 1950.
117. Papers on Gemeinde Fragen. – Undated.
118. Lectures and questions about I and II Corinthians and the Pauline Epistles. – Undated.

Presentation, “Das Ausharren der Heiligen bei Jesu.” – 1947.

119. Lecture notes on a course called German Literature. – Undated.
120. Duotang called “Geschichte der MB Gemeinde.” – Undated.
121. Teaching notes for ethics course taught at Pniel Bible School. – 1930.
122. Pointers for preaching, teaching, studying. – Undated.
123. Photocopy of a paper on information about the Mennonite Brethren Church in Denmark by H.H. Janzen. – 1950.
124. Paper called “Wertvolle bleibende Principien der MB Gemeinden.” – Undated.
125. Correspondence, perhaps research for Unruh’s book. – 1936–1953.

Themes for Bible Conference. – 1950.

126. Paper, “Die Bedeutung der christlichen Literatur.” – Undated.
127. An article written for The Voice, “Die Feindschaft gegen die Juden (Der Antisemitismus).” – 1953.
128. Clippings of Unruh’s articles from periodicals. – Undated.
129. Lectures on the Book of James presented by J.A. Toews, David Ewert and F.C. Peters at a Bible Conference at Elmwood. – 1958, undated.
130. Presentation, “Die Innewohnung Christi durch den Geist Jesu Christi.” – Undated.

Presentation on Psalm 23. – Undated.
Notes on the subject “Das Gewissen.” – Undated.

131. Outlines of the book of Isaiah. – Undated.
132. Plays and poems written by A.H. Unruh, some for the Pniel Bible School. – 1926, 1929, 1930, 1934, 1938, 1944, 1951.
133. Plays collected or written by A.H. Unruh. – 1926, 1927, 1940, 1941, 1944, 1950, 1951.
134. Notebook containing “Das Menschenraetsel” and other writings. – Undated.

Songs written or copied by J.G. Wiens to celebrate Unruh’s twenty years of teaching. – Undated.
Notebook of conference notes and sermon outlines. – Undated.
Presentation “Final Explanation of the Baptized Christians.” Author not given. – Undated.
Unruh’s notes on theology course taught at Pniel. – 1930–1931.

135. Article “Die Schulbestrebungen in der Geschichte der MB Gemeinden.” – Undated.
136. Presentation “Die positive Beinflussung der Jugend in den MB Gemeinden Kanadas.” – Undated.

Presentation “Die Bekehrung der Kinder.” – Undated.
Presentation “Der gesunde Christ in der Geselschaft.” – Undated.
Presentation “Seelsorge.” – Undated.
Presentation “Die Busze der Glaeubigen.” – Undated.
Presentation “Die Christliche Lehre vum Menschens.” – Undated.

137. Duotang, “Das Buch Jesaiah.” – Undated.
138. Duotang, “Auslegung der Offenbarung.” – Undated.
139. Presentation to the “allgemeinen Versammlung des deutschen Sprachvereins.” – 1953.
140. Duotang, “Auslegung der Offembarung zusammengesetzt von Dr. A.H. Unruh.” – Undated.
141. Books used for Winkler Bible School courses:

  • “Die Antwort des Glaubens.” Undated.
  • “Beweis des Glaubens.” 1929.
  • “Beweis des Glaubens.” 1932.
  • “Alt-Testamentliche Exegese.” Undated.
  • “A.T. Theologie.” – 1929.
  • “Einleitung in das Neue Testament.” Undated.

142. Notes on the book of Hosea. – Undated.
143. Examinations questions at MBBC for Interpretation of Preaching, Major Prophets, Pauline Epistles – 1949, 1950.
144. Examination questions at MBBC for Minor Prophets, Pauline Epistles, Pastoral Epistles and Mennonite History. – 1948–1952.
145. Presentation: “Methodische Anweisungen zum Religionsunterricht in der Sonntagsschule.” – Undated.

A pedagogy booklet used for instruction at the Pniel Bible School. – Undated.

146. Notes and outlines on Zechariah, Ezekiel, Job, Micah, Daniel, and Jeremiah. – Undated.
147. Sermons and outlines on the book of Romans. – Undated.
148. Sermon outlines on the Prophets. – Undated.

Lecture notes on Isaiah. – Undated.

149. Lecture notes on II Timothy and Titus. – Undated.
150. Lecture notes on Ephesians. – Undated.
151. Textbook for apologetics course at Pniel. – 1929.
152. Pamphlets by A.H. Unruh. – Undated.
153. Lecture notes for Introduction to Religion course. – Undated.
154. Lecture notes for Pastoral Theology course. – Undated.
155. Lecture notes for The Psychology of Evangelism course. – Undated.
156. Sermon: “Der Heilige Rest der Erscheinung Jesu.” – Undated.

Exposition on Luke 21. – Undated.

157. Two copies of a presentation of the Parables. – Undated.
158. Notes on the book of Acts and Luke 1. – Undated.
159. Lecture notes on the book of Galatians for Pauline Epistles course. – Undated.
160. Lecture notes on the book of Jeremiah. – Undated.

Lecture outlines on the Psalms. – Undated.
Lecture notes and questions on Luke. – Undated.

161. Lecture notes on Old Testament books. – Undated.

Lecture notes on Romans. – Undated.
Lecture notes on the Song of Solomon. – Undated.

162. Booklets by A.H. Unruh:

  • “God’s Word As Guide in Church Discipline” (English, German, Telegu). 1959.
  • “Eine Anleitung fuer den Lehrer der Sonntagschule,” books 3 and 4. Undated.
  • “Kurse Anleitung zur Arbeit in der Sontagschule : Textbook”. – Undated.

163. Booklet “Ethik oder die christliche Sittenlehre”. Undated.

Booklet “Ethik. Das Christliche Leben.” – Undated.
Booklet “Ethik (Sittenlehre).” – 1930.
Booklet “Die Antwort des Glaubens”. – Undated.
Booklet “Das Christliche Heilsleben,” used at Winkler Bible School. Undated.
Booklet “Die Gleichnisse” (parables). – Undated.
Paper “Der Gesunde Christ in der Gesellschaft.” Undated.

164. Paper written for a study Conference at Denver Colorado, “Grundzuege der Theologie der Vaeter der MB Gemeinde.” – 1956.
165. Two notebooks entitled “Das Gebetsleben” and “Abschiedsreden Jesu.” – Undated.
166. Presentation given at the Conference in Main Center, Saskatchewan on the Eldership in the Churches. – Undated.
167. Duotang of notes and questions entitled New Testament Eschatology. – 1932.
168. Duotang of notes and questions entitled Eschatology used for teaching at Pniel Bible School. – Undated.
169. Duotang with notes and questions on Revelation. – Undated.
170. Lecture notes on the book of Revelation. – Undated.
171. Messages by A.H. Unruh taken from tapes. – 1943, 1947, 1962.
172. Five sermons about the apostle Peter taken from The Voice. – Undated.
173. Sermon series: “Die Staerkung des Glaubens,” taken from a periodical. – Undated.
174. Sermons on Nicodemus in the Gospel of John, taken from periodicals. – 1949, undated.
175. Outlines for messages. – Undated.

Sermon taken from Zionsbote, “Der geehrte Botschafter.” – 1957.

176. Research material on missions in China and Africa for the General Conference by H.W. Lohrenz. – 1940.
177. Book: Weide meine Laemmer by C.H. Spurgeon. – 1898.
178. Book: Koenig Jesus by Theodor Dupree. – Undated.
179. Book: Christi Bild in Christi Nachfolgern by Otto Funcke. – Undated.
180. Book: Gott der Heilige Geist by C.H. Spurgeon. – 1900.
181. Book: Gute Winke fuer Prediger des Evangeliums by C.H. Spurgeon. – 1896.
182. Book: Predigten by Franz Theremin. – 1850.
183. Book: Die Rueckkehr zu Gottby C.H. Spurgeon. – 1902.
184. Book: Habt nicht lieb die Welt by C.H. Spurgeon. – 1898.
185. Binder I containing draft copy of the manuscript of Die Geschichte der Mennoniten-Bruedergemeinde: Foreword, Introduction and the first chapters.
186. Binder I containing a finished copy of the manuscript of Die Geschichte der Mennoniten-Bruedergemeinde: Foreword and first chapters. – 1954.
187. Binder II containing manuscript of Die Geschichte der Mennoniten-Bruedergemeinde.
188. Binder II containing manuscript of Die Geschichte der Mennoniten-Bruedergemeinde.
189. Binder IV containing manuscript of Die Geschichte der Mennoniten-Bruedergemeinde.
190. Binder V containing manuscript of Die Geschichte der Mennoniten-Bruedergemeinde.
191. Binder VI containing manuscript of Die Geschichte der Mennoniten-Bruedergemeinde.
192. Binder VII containing manuscript of Die Geschichte der Mennoniten-Bruedergemeinde.
193. Binder VIII containing manuscript of Die Geschichte der Mennoniten-Bruedergemeinde.
194. Binder IX containing manuscript of Die Geschichte der Mennoniten-Bruedergemeinde.
195. Binder X containing manuscript of Die Geschichte der Mennoniten-Bruedergemeinde.
196. Sermons taken from The Voice. – 1953.
197. Article: “Die ersten Jahre der Missionstaetigkeit im paraguayischen Chaco” by G.B. Giesbrecht taken from the Mennonitische Rundschau. – 1973.
198. A series of studies on the book of Ephesians by David Ewert taken from the Mennonite Brethren Herald. – 1968.
199. A series of studies on the book of Romans by H.H. Janzen taken from the Mennonitische Rundschau. – 1969–1970.
200. Conference presentation by A.H. Unruh: “The Eldership in the Churches.” – Undated.

Presentation by B.B. Janz: “On the question of service of a minister who fell into a life of immorality.” – 1943.

201. Lecture notes on the book of Romans by A.H. Unruh. – Undated.
202. Presentation by Unruh at a Conference of ministers and deacons, “Das Amt der Diakone.” – 1957.
203. Series of articles by J.A. Toews, F.C. Peters, and David Ewert, “Das Ernste Ringen Um Die Reinheit Der Gemeinde.” Undated.
204. Lecture notes on eschatalogy. – Undated.
205. A presentation on the subject “Washing of feet.” – Undated.
206. Biography of H.H. Janzen taken from the Mennonitische Rundschau. – 1976.
207. A series of articles called “Ausgewaehlte Dokumente” by J.B. Toews, Calgary, taken from the Mennonitische Rundschau. – 1972.
208. Third part in a series called Signs of His Coming: “The Rapture of the Church” by H.H. Janzen taken from The Mennonite Brethren Herald. – 1969.
209. Lecture notes on the book of Romans. – Undated.
210. Presentation by the Fuersorgekomitee to the General Conference. – 1948–1951.
211. A short play called “Die Letzten Dinge” by A.H. Unruh. – 1926.

A short play called “Der Kampf des Evangeliums mit den philosophischen Weltanschauungen” by A.H. Unruh. – 1926.
212. Notes organized in a binder according to the books of the Bible. – Undated.
213. Article: “Der Judasbrief” by H.H. Janzen in the Mennonitische Rundschau. – 1969.
214. Presentation at the Conference on Evangelism and Discipleship “Functional Fellowship for Evangelism” by Orlando Wiebe. – 1968.
215. Lecture notes on the history of MB missions. – Undated.
216. A presentation by the Fuersorgekomitee to the General Conference. – 1948.
217. Copies of letters from A.A. Unruh (son) to various people. – 1968–75.
218. Study papers on group fellowship within the church presented to the Manitoba Minister’s and Deacon’s Conference by Jacob J. Toews. – 1971.
219. Copies of letters written by A.A. Unruh to his children. Restricted. – 1948–1967.
220. Article by H.H. Janzen “Der Ratschluss Gottes” for the Mennonitische Rundschau. – 1971.
221. Series of articles by David Ewert on the Revelation for the Mennonite Brethren Herald. – 1973.
222. Series of articles on Revelation by A.H. Unruh. – Undated.
223. Presentation by R.M. Baerg to the Conference of Evangelism and Discipleship “Doctrinal Priorities for Evangelism.” – 1968.
224. A textbook for advanced classes: “The Prophet Isaiah – A devotional exposiiton” by A.H. Unruh. – 1938.
225. Pamphlet by A.H. Unruh: “Wir predigen Jesus Christus, den Gekreuzigten.” – Undated.

Pamphlet by A.H. Unruh: “Das Heiligungs-Leben des Christen.” – Undated.
Pamphlet by A.H. Unruh: “Die Entstehung der Hoheren Bibelschule und die Stellung der Manitoba Konferenz dazu.” – Undated.
Pamphlet by A.H. Unruh: “God’s Word as Guide in Church Discipline.” – 1959.
Pamphlet containing three letters from C.J. Funk, Winkler regarding the proposed Bible College: “Auf Dem Wege zum College der Mennoniten Brueder Gemeinden.” – 1944.
226. Booklet by A.H. Unruh: “Die Bergpredigt.” Undated.

Booklet by A.H. Unruh: “Die Bergpredigt.” 1929.

Booklet by A.H. Unruh: “Die Bergpredigt.” 1931.
Booklet by A.H. Unruh: “Missionsgeschichte”. – Undated.
Two notebooks on Hosea. Undated.
Booklet by A.H. Unruh: “Zwei-und-fuenfzig Predigtentwuerfe.” Undated.
Booklet by A.H. Unruh and H.H. Janzen: “Der ewige Sohn Gottes.” 1947.
Exercise book written in Gothic script.

227. Articles published in The Voice by A.H. Unruh and other authors. – Undated.
228. A play by A.H. Unruh called “Die Schulregeln.” – 1930.

Presentation by F.C. Peters. Undated, 1970.
Program for Minister’s and Deacon’s Conference. – 1949.
Presentations at the Canadian Conference by D.B. Wiens, Vern Ratzlaff, Harold Janz, and Walter Unger. – 1970.
Various articles by A.H. Unruh some printed after his death. – 1944, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1971.

229. Conference summaries, resolutions on abortion, remarriage, peace and other matters. – 1948, 1967, 1968, 1969..
230. Various papers by A.H. Unruh. – Undated.
231. Papers by others. – 1968, undated.
232. Articles by A.H. Unruh published in various periodicals, some posthumously. – 1943, 1947, 1962–1969.
233. Correspondence. – Undated.
234. Sermon notes on the book of Matthew. – Undated.
235. Sermon notes on the book of Mark. – Undated.
236. Sermon notes on the book of Luke. – Undated.
237. Sermon notes on the book of John. – Undated.
238. Sermon notes on the book of Acts. – Undated.
239. Sermon notes on the book of Romans. – Undated.
240. Sermon notes on the books of I and II Corinthians. – Undated.
241. Sermon notes on the book of Galations. – Undated.
242. Sermon notes on the book of Ephesians. – Undated.
243. Sermon notes on the book of Philippians. – Undated.
244. Sermon notes on the book of Colossians. – Undated.
245. Sermon notes on the books of I and II Thessalonians. – Undated.
246. Sermon notes on the books of I and II Timothy. – Undated.
247. Sermon notes on the book of Hebrews. – Undated.
248. Sermon notes on the books of I and II Peter. – Undated.
249. Sermon notes on the books of I, II, and III John. – Undated.
250. Sermon notes on the book of James. – Undated.
251. Sermon notes on the book of Revelation. – Undated.
252. Sermon notes on the Pentateuch. – Undated.
253. Sermon notes on the Minor Prophets. – Undated.
254. Sermon notes on the Major Prophets. – Undated.
255. Sermon notes on I and II Kings and Chronicles. – Undated.
256. Sermon notes on I and II Samuel. – Undated.
257. Sermon notes on the Psalms and Proverbs. – Undated.
258. Notes on themes. – Undated.
259. Notes for a class in preaching. – Undated.
260. Notes on anniversary themes, etc. – Undated.
261. Miscellaneous sermon notes. – Undated.
262. Handwritten notebook: “Die Mennonitische Wehrlosichkeit” by A.H. Unruh. – Undated.

Handwritten notebook: “Glaube und Unglaube und Philosophien” by A.H. Unruh. – Undated.
Outlines of the book of Romans. – Undated.
Other sermon outlines. – Undated.

263. Handwritten notebook: “Ansprache am Schulfest Hillsboro.” – Undated.

Handwritten notebook: “Grundsaetze der MB Gemeinde and Misc. Bible Studies.” – Undated.
Handwritten notes: “Die Gesetze des Lehrens.” – Undated.

264. Sermons on Bible characters and other sermons in small spiral notebooks. One is entitled “Der Durchbruch der religios – sittlichen Tradition in der MB Gemeinde.” – Undated.
265. Sermons on Revelation clipped from a periodical and pasted into a notebook called “Exhortation to the Church of the End Time.” – Undated.
266. Personal and biographical material. – 1961, 1967
267. Large black duotang called “Offenbarung of Johannes” by A.H. Unruh and labelled complete in Unruh’s handwriting. These articles were published in the Christlicher Jugendfreund. – 1958.

NP120–1 Abraham H. Unruh Photograph Collection

  • NP120–1–1 Portrait of Abraham H. Unruh, first president of the Mennonite Brethren Bible College. 12 x 18 cm. – Undated.
  • NP120–1–2 Portrait of Abraham H. Unruh. 8 x 12 cm. – Undated.
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