Anabaptist History Today (AHT) is a collaborative, community storytelling project with support from sixteen Anabaptist archives and history organizations in the United States and Canada.
Initiated in May 2020, AHT's immediate goal is to create a historical snapshot of Anabaptist experiences during the unprecedented events of 2020 and following. It is also a pilot project to explore the viability of long-term collaboration between collecting repositories and history organizations in the Anabaptist world.
We hope that AHT will be a starting point leading to an expanded digital presence, broader community engagement, and increased understanding of our complex but shared heritage.
See below for a list of partner organizations, acknowledgments, and people involved with the project.
Anabaptist History Today
- Jason B. Kauffman, Director, Mennonite Church USA Archives, Elkhart, Indiana
- Jean Kilheffer Hess, Executive Director, Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
- Bethel College Mennonite Library and Archives, North Newton, Kansas
- Bluffton University Archives, Bluffton, Ohio
- Brethren & Mennonite Heritage Center, Harrisonburg, Virginia
- Eastern Mennonite University Archives, Harrisonburg, Virginia
- Heritage Hall Museum & Archives, Freeman, South Dakota
- Hesston College Archives, Hesston, Kansas
- Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana
- Iowa Mennonite Museum and Archives, Kalona, Iowa
- Mennonite Central Committee Archives (U.S.), Akron, Pennsylvania
- Mennonite Central Committee Archives (Canada), Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
- Mennonite Heritage Archives, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
- Mennonite Heritage Center, Harleysville, Pennsylvania
- Mennonite Historical Society of British Columbia, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
- Pacific Northwest Mennonite Historical Society, Hubbard, Oregon
- Jason B. Kauffman, MC USA Archives
- Dan Dyck, Winnipeg, Manitoba
- Xaris A. Martínez, Durham, NC
- Rolando Santiago, Lancaster, PA
- Kyle Stocksdale, Goshen, IN
For further information about the project and to find out how you can participate, contact one of our curators.
- Logo design: Judith Rempel Smucker
- Spanish translation: Xaris A. Martínez
- Professor John Turner (George Washington University) and the Pandemic Religion Digital Archive granted permission to adapt their privacy and collection policies.
- COVID-19 Grant from the Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest at Villanova University.