- 1782-1992 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
48 boxes (8 metres)
Name of creator
Born in Khortitsa, a German-speaking Mennonite colony in the Southern Ukraine, in 1899, David Rempel came of age during the Soviet Civil War. He spent his career as an historian and teacher preserving the vanishing culture of the Mennonites in Russia and the Ukraine.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of David Rempel.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Contains the manuscripts and research of David G. Rempel, primarily on the topic of Mennonite life in pre-Revolutionary Russia. This collection includes the manuscripts of Rempel’s brother Johann (John) Gerhard Rempel, which have been translated by Rempel. As well as books, articles, manuscripts, diaries and other writing on the topic of Mennonites in Russia, and more widely, which was collected by Rempel for research purposes. In addition, the collection contains a large amount of Rempel’s correspondence with family, friends, scholars and researchers on the topic of Mennonite history.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
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Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-request.
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