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Mennonite Brethren Bible Institute of Ontario – Kitchener, ON

Proper Title

Mennonite Brethren Bible Institute of Ontario fonds

Dates of Creation

1956, 1958–1964

Physical Description

4 cm of textual records

Administrative History

In 1938, I.T. Ewert began to teach evening Bible classes in Virgil, Ontario. The following year the Virgil–Vineland Bible School Society was formed and B.B. Bolt was the instructor in Vineland, Ontario. Instruction was discontinued during 1941–1942 due to the war. Classes were resumed in 1942 in Virgil, Ontario, under the name Virgil Bible School. In 1945, a high school was added onto the same campus and name became Virgil Bible and High School, which created some friction. In 1948, the Ontario Mennonite Brethren Conference assumed administration and all other responsibilities from the Virgil Bible School Society. The Ontario Conference decided it best that the Bible School move off the Virgil campus in 1954[?] to a new location in Kitchener, Ontario, at the Kitchener Mennonite Brethren Church. The new location gave both schools—the high school came to be called Eden Christian College in 1956—more breathing room; however, it did not solve the problem of low enrollment in the Bible School. The Bible School closed its doors in 1963.

Scope and Content

The materials in this collection consist of school year books and a few minutes and catalogues.

Custodial History

The history of these records are unclear. The yearbooks appear all to have been property of John Unger of Carman, Manitoba.


  • Volumes 775.
  • Described by Conrad Stoesz, October 1, 1999; updated by Jon Isaak, May 14, 2014; updated by Jon Isaak, February 2018.
  • Acc. no. 2018-05.

File List

Volumes 775

1. The Garden, MBBI 55–56. -- 1956–1956.
2. The Garden, MBBI 55–56. -- 1956–1956.
2a. The Garden, MBBI 56–57. -- 1956–1957.
3. Kuriakon, 57–58 MBBI. -- 1957–1958.
4. Kuriakon, 57–58 MBBI. -- 1957–1958.
5. Kuriakon, 58–59, Mennonite Brethren Bible Institute Kitchener, Ontario, 1959. -- 1959.
6. Kuriakon, 59–60, Mennonite Brethren Bible Institute, 1960. -- 1960.
7. 60–61 Kuriakon: Virgil Ontario: Niagra Press, 1961. -- 1961.
8. 60–61 Kuriakon: Virgil Ontario: Niagra Press, 1961. -- 1961.
9. 1961 Kuriakon 1962. -- 1962.
10. Minutes and catalogue. -- 1961, 1963, 1964.
11. M.B. Bible School Committee notice of meeting, report, and agenda (28 April 1940). -- 1940.

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