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History and Political Science: Mennonite History

Menno Simons Historical Library

The primary purpose of the Menno Simons Historical Library (MSHL) is to collect, preserve and make available for study and research the recorded history, doctrines, life, and arts of Anabaptist and Mennonite groups. The Library also collects materials on Shenandoah Valley history, culture and genealogy.

Menno Simons Historical Library Staff

Simone Horst - Special Collections Librarian

Simone Horst


Digital Mennonite Periodicals

A partnership of Mennonite-related library and archive organizations is providing free online full text versions of significant Mennonite denominational publications.

  • Gospel Herald (1908-1998) was the denominational magazine of the Mennonite Church (more info).
  • The Mennonite (1885-1998) was the denominational magazine of the General Conference Mennonite Church (more info).
  • The Mennonite (1998-) is the denominational magazine of Mennonite Church USA.

Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online


Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online (GAMEO) GAMEO provides reliable information on Anabaptist-related (Amish, Mennonite, Hutterite, Brethren in Christ) topics, including history, theology, biography, institutions and local congregations. Secular topics from an Anabaptist perspective and full-text source documents are also included.

Mennonite Publications