Church & Institutional Collections

Mennonite Heritage Center, Harleysville

Conferences
Congregations
Institutions

The Mennonite Heritage Center maintains archival collections for local Mennonite conferences, congregations and institutions.  Many of these collections were assembled by the MHC, but some contain early material (18th-19th cent.) that has been donated or loaned by congregations.  For a few institutions, such as Franconia and Eastern District Conferences, the Mennonite Heritage Center is the official records respository.  Below is a list of significant collections.

Highlighted names link to finding aids.

Be aware that some finding aids are not complete and more recent material may be present in collections.  Dates represent the scope of material in each collection, not necessarily the organization’s founding date.

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Conferences

Eastern District Mennonite Conference, 1847-     (see also Hist. Mss. 122 and Hist. Mss. 360)

Franconia Mennonite Conference
Part I: 1907-1971 (also see Franconia Mennonite Board of Missions, 1917-1972)
Part II: 1972-1997
–Part III: 1998-

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Congregations

Allentown Mennonite Church, Allentown, PA, 1950-1986 (closed 2001)

Bally [formerly Hereford] Mennonite Church, Bally, PA, 1776-
Bethany Mennonite Church, Bridgewater Corners, VT, 1955-1995
Bethany Mennonite Church, Quakertown, PA, 1898-1970 (merged into United MC, 1979)
Bethel Mennonite Church, Perkasie, PA, 1900-1958 (closed)
Bethel Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA, 1948-2005 (closed)
Bethlehem Mennonite Church, Bethlehem, PA, 1986-1990 (closed)
Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, PA, 1951-     (earlier material in care of congregation)
Boyertown Mennonite Church, Boyertown, PA, 1776-

Calvary [formerly Mennonite] Church, Souderton, PA, 1951-1991
Church of the Good Samaritans, Holland, PA, 1954-1977
Covenant Community Fellowship, Lansdale, PA, 1986-

Deep Run East Mennonite Church, Perkasie, PA, 1746-     (see also research by T. Rice – Hist. Mss. 358)
Deep Run West Mennonite Church, Perkasie, PA, 1849-
Doylestown Mennonite Church, Doylestown, PA, 1910-     (earlier material in care of congregation)

East Swamp [Mennonite] Church, Quakertown, PA, 1848-
Eden Mennonite Church, Schwenksville, PA, 1875-     (now New Eden Fellowship)

Fairfield Mennonite Church, Fairfield, PA, 1943-1977
Finland Mennonite Church, Pennsburg, PA, 1931-
First Mennonite Church, Allentown, PA, 1903-2006 (closed)
First Mennonite Church, Norristown, 1920-1990 (merged into Nueva Vida NNL MC)
First Mennonite Church, Philadelphia/Huntingdon Valley, PA, 1865-    (now Grace Bible Fellowship)
Flatland Mennonite Church, Quakertown, PA, 1856-1970 (merged into United MC, 1979)
Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford, PA, 1776-
Frederick/Bertolet’s Mennonite Church, Frederick, PA, 1960-1995

Germantown Mennonite Church, Philadelphia, PA, 1770-

Grace Mennonite Church, Lansdale, PA, 1928-
Groveland Mennonite Church, Plumsteadville, PA, 1806-1993 (closed)

Hereford Mennonite Church (EDC), Bally, PA, 1890-     (earlier material at Schwenkfelder Library)
Hersteins Mennonite Church, Schwenksville, PA, 1954-2004 (closed)

Indian Creek Mennonite Church, Telford, PA, 1999-
Indian Valley Mennonite Church, Harleysville, PA, 1968-

Kempton Mennonite Fellowship, Kempton, PA, 1966-1985 (closed) (see also Paul Wikerd Papers – Hist. Mss. 426)

Levittown Mennonite Church, Levittown, PA, 1954-1992 (closed)
Line Lexington Mennonite Church, Line Lexington, PA, 1752-
Living Faith Fellowship, Souderton, PA, 1993-
Lower Skippack Mennonite Church, Skippack, PA, 1717-

Methacton/Worcester Mennonite Church, Fairview Village, PA, 1898-
Nueva Vida Norristown New Life Mennonite Church, Norristown, PA, 1989-

Perkasie Mennonite Church, Perkasie, PA, 1927-
Perkiomenville Mennonite Church, Perkiomenville, PA, 1942-
Pine Grove Mennonite Church, Bowmansville, PA, 1939-1993
Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield, PA, 1812-
Pottstown Mennonite Church, Pottstown, PA, 1930-1991 (closed) (see also Elmer Kolb Papers – Hist. Mss. 30)

Roaring Spring Mennonite Church, Roaring Spring, PA, 1917-
Rockhill Mennonite Church, Telford, PA, 1773-
Rocky Ridge Mennonite Church, Quakertown, PA, 1943-

Salem Mennonite Church, Quakertown, PA, 1955-
Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, PA, 1718-
      (also Hist. Mss. 92)
Second Mennonite Church, Philadelphia, PA, 1899-
Souderton Mennonite Church, Souderton, PA, 1879-     (see also Hist. Mss. 1-97)
Spring Mount Mennonite Church, Spring Mount, PA, 1934-
Springfield Mennonite Church, Coopersburg, PA, 1849-
Swamp Mennonite Church, Quakertown, PA, 1847-

Towamencin Mennonite Church, Kulpsville, PA, 1764-     (also Hist. Mss. 89)
Trevose Mennonite Church, Trevose Heights, PA, 1946-1981 (closed)

United Mennonite Church, Quakertown, PA, 1979-
Upper Milford Mennonite Church, Zionsville, PA, 1772-
Upper Skippack Mennonite Church, Skippack, PA, 1738-    (now Wellspring Church of Skippack)

Vincent Mennonite Church, Spring City, PA, 1796-

West Philadelphia Mennonite Fellowship, Philadelphia, PA, 1983-
West Swamp Mennonite Church, Quakertown, PA, 1818-
Whitehall Mennonite Church, Whitehall, PA, 1989-

Zion Mennonite Church, Souderton, PA, 1892-

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Institutions

Camp Men-O-Lan, Quakertown, PA, 1928-
Christopher Dock Mennonite High School, Lansdale, PA, 1952-
Clayton Kratz Fellowship, 1946-1996 (discontinued – merged into Delaware Valley MEDA)
Crossroads Community Center, Philadelphia, PA, 1965-

Franconia Conf. Women’s Missionary & Service Commission, 1920-1996 (discontinued)
Franconia Mennonite Historical Society, 1936-1972 (replaced by MHEP)
Franconia Mission of Mercy, Harleysville, PA, 1956-1967 (closed) – Hist. Mss. 126
Frederick Mennonite Home/Community, Frederick, PA, 1897-1993

Germantown Mennonite Church Corporation / Historic Trust, Philadelphia, PA, 1953-

The Meetinghouse [visitor’s center], Philadelphia, PA, 1976-1982 (closed)
Mennonite Historians of Eastern Pennsylvania (MHEP), 1974-
Mennonite Soil and Health Assoc., Souderton, 1950-1960 (discontinued) – Hist. Mss. 446

Penn View Christian (formerly Franconia Mennonite) School, Souderton, PA, 1945-

Souderton (formerly Eastern) Mennonite Home, Souderton, PA, 1917-
Spruce Lake Retreat, Canadensis, PA, 1961-

York Street Community Services, Philadelphia, PA (closed)