Inventory of the C. N. and Helen Hiebert Papers, 1919-1983

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Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies. All rights reserved.

Inventory of the C. N. and Helen Hiebert Papers, 1919-1983

Record Group No.: M66

Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies

Fresno Pacific University

Fresno, California

Contact Information:

  • Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies
  • Fresno Pacific University
  • 1717 S. Chestnut Avenue
  • Fresno, California, 93702
  • Phone: (559) 453-2225
  • Fax: (559) 453-2124
  • Email: kennsrem@fresno.edu
  • URL: http://sunthree.fresno.edu/affiliation/cmbs
Processed by:
Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies staff
Encoded by:
Gabriela A. Montoya
© 1999 Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: C. N. and Helen Hiebert Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1919-1983
Record Group No: M66
Creator: Hiebert, C. N. (Cornelius N.), 1881-1975

Hiebert, Helen, 1893-1983
Extent: 3.3 linear ft.; 7 sound tape reels; 2 sound tape cassettes
Repository: Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies (Fresno, Calif.).
Fresno, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], C. N. and Helen Hiebert Papers, M66, Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Fresno, Calif.

Biography

Cornelius N. Hiebert was born 24 March 1881 near Mountain Lake, Minnesota, to Nicholas C. and Mary Wiens Hiebert. He attended public schools in Mountain Lake from 1888 until 1901 and in 1902 began work as a Bible colporteur and evangelist.
During 1921-1922 Hiebert attended the Bible Institute of Los Angeles. Shortly after completing his work there he and his wife Tina moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he became the pastor of the North End Mennonite Brethren Church (today known as Elmwood Mennonite Brethren Church). The Hieberts left the North End church in 1941 and he worked as an evangelist for several years after that.
In 1942 Tina Hiebert died. The following year C. N. Hiebert married his late wife's sister, Helen Harms. She was born 24 May 1893 near Lehigh, Kansas, and was later a member of the Medford (Okla.) Mennonite Brethren Church. Helen attended Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas, and taught school for twenty-six years after completing her studies there.
From 1948 to 1950 the Hieberts ministered in South America among Mennonite settlers there and from 1952 to 1954 as missionaries to Germany under the Mennonite Brethren Board of Foreign Missions. Between overseas assignments and after their return from Germany the Hieberts lived in Hillsboro, Kansas.
After his retirement from active ministry, the Hieberts moved to Reedley, California in about 1956. C. N. Hiebert died in Reedley on 26 January 1975; Helen Hiebert died there on 2 March 1983.
Additional information about C. N. and Helen Hiebert may found in a book written by his daughter Esther Hiebert Horch entitled, C. N. Hiebert Was My Father (Winnipeg: Board of Publications of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, 1979).

Scope and Content

This record group contains sermon outline notes, class notes, autobiographical material, clippings, annotated Bibles, sound tape reels and sound tape cassettes, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs and other material relating to C. N. and Helen Hiebert.

Organization and Arrangement of the Collection

This record group is organized into two subgroups:
Title: I. C. N. Hiebert Papers, 1919-1975;
Title: II. Helen Harms Hiebert Papers, 1948-1983.

Languages Appearing in the Collection

Some sermon outlines are in German Gothic script.

Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1: C. N. Hiebert Papers

Box Boxes 1-3

Sermon outline notes

Box Box 4

Sermon outline notes

 

Children's sermon outline notes

 

List of persons baptized and married, 1919-1941

 

Class notes

 

Obituary and funeral sermon for Tina Harms Hiebert, 1942

 

Autobiographical material

 

Clippings

Box Box 5

Annotated Bibles

 

Funeral program and obituary, 1975

 

Photographs--Paraguay

 

Photographs--Europe

 

Photographs--Other

Box Box 6

Sound tape reels

 

sermons (6 reels)

 

80th birthday celebration, 1961

 

Sound tape cassettes

 

Funeral in Reedley, 1975

 

Memorial service in Winnipeg , 1975

 

Series 2: Helen Harms Hiebert Papers

Box Box 7

South America diary and scrapbook, 1948-1950

Box Box 8

Diary: "Our Work in Europe From 1952 to 1954," 1952-1954

 

Scrapbooks:

 

"The Story of Paul"

 

"The Story of My Father, David Harms," 1968

 

Funeral program, 1983