Mennonite History

Mennonite History Resources at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

SCOPE: Mennonites are an evangelical Protestant religious denomination. Their origin is in the Radical Reformation in Switzerland and the Netherlands, ca. 1525-30. They exist today in many countries. A religious group with a common history is the Amish.

INTRODUCTION to topic:

Frank S. Mead, Handbook of Denominations, pp. 148-154 (BL2525.M425 1990)

F.E. Mayer, The Religious Bodies of America, pp. 391-397 (BR516.M37)

J. Gordon Melton, Encyclopedia of American Religions, pp. 479-487 (BL2530.U6M443 1993)

Arthur Carl Piepkorn, Profiles in Belief, vol. 2, pp. 374-394 (BL2560.U6P53 1977).

MAJOR BOOKS dealing specifically with topic:

An Introduction to Mennonite History, ed. Cornelius J. Dyck (BX8115.I57 1993)

C. Henry Smith, The Story of the Mennonites (BX8115.S65 1981)

J.C. Wenger, How Mennonites Came to Be (BX8122.W46)

Harold S. Bender and C. Henry Smith, Mennonites and Their Heritage (BX8115.M43).

ENCYCLOPEDIAS, HANDBOOKS, AND DICTIONARIES:

Mennonite Encyclopedia (BX8106.M37)

Mennonite Cyclopedic Dictionary, ed. Daniel Kauffman (BX8106.K3)

Mennonite World Handbook, ed. Diether Götz Lichdi (BX8115.M45 1990).

BIBLIOGRAPHIES:

Nelson P. Springer and A.J. Klassen, Mennonite Bibliography, 1631-1961 (Z7845.M4S67)

Harold S. Bender, Two Centuries of American Mennonite Literature (Z7845.M4B4)

Hans J. Hillerbrand, A Bibliography of Anabaptism (Z7845.A4H5)

Sociology of Canadian Mennonites, Hutterites and Amish: A Bibliography with Annotations, ed. Donovan E. Smucker (Z7845.M4S63)

John A. Hostetler, Annotated Bibliography on the Amish (Z7845.M4H6)

Amos B. Hoover, Old Order Mennonite Bibliography, 1864-1978 (Z7845.M4J6 1982).

PERIODICALS whose content is strong in Mennonite history:

Mennonite Quarterly Review
Mennonite Historical Bulletin
Mennonite Life
Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage

Bound volumes of these journals are shelved in alphabetical order with other periodicals.

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS may be found under these subject headings:

MENNONITES-HISTORY
MENNONITES-(Country, state, province)
MENNONITE CHURCH. ___ CONFERENCE.
ANABAPTISTS
ANABAPTISTS-(Country)
AMISH-(Country, state, province)
HUTTERITE BRETHREN
BRUDERHOF COMMUNITIES

SHELF AREAS:

Mennonites  BX8101-8143
Anabaptists  BX4929-4946
Amish          BX8l29.A5-A6
Hutterites     BX8l19.H8
Bruderhof    BX8129.B6-68

OTHER LIBRARIES having strong collections on topic:

Mennonite Historical Library, Goshen College, Goshen, IN 46526-9989; (219) 535-7418
Mennonite Library and Archives, 300 E. 27th St., North Newton, KS 67117-0351; (316) 284-5304
Menno Simons Historical Library and Archives, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA 22802-2462; (540)-432-4177
Mennonite Historical Library, Bluffton College, 280 W. College Ave., Bluffton, OH 45817-1195; (419) 358-3365
Mennonite Heritage Center, P.O. Box 82, Harleysville, PA 19438; (215) 256-3023
Juniata Mennonite Historical Society, P.O. Box 81, Richfield, PA 17086-0081; (717) 694-3211
Mifflin County Mennonite Historical Society, P.O. Box 5603, Belleville, PA 17004-5603; (717) 935-5574
Mennonite Historical Association of the Cumberland Valley, 4850 Molly Pitcher Hwy. S., Chambersburg, PA 17201; (717) 375-4544
Muddy Creek Farm Library, 376 N. Muddy Creek Road, Denver, PA 17517-9125; (717) 484-4849
Pequea Bruderschaft Library, P.O. Box 25, Gordonville, PA 17529-0025

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