Microfilm

May 31, 2017 | Viewpoints | Volume 21 Issue 12
Conrad Stoesz, Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies

An idea mixed with passion and solid financial support were the ingredients that combined for a great accomplishment. In 1977 and ’78, young Bill Reimer from Winnipeg set out with elder statesman J.B. Toews  to cross North America in a truck and trailer microfilming congregational records. Working 12-hour days, the pair collected, sorted, and filmed more than 175,000 pages of documents that now make up 30 rolls of microfilm. Mennonite Brethren commentator John H. Redekop had this to say about the microfilm project: ‘In the light of the past, the future takes on new meaning and potential.’ What ideas, passions and support can you offer that will combine to make a lasting impact for the future?

 

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