Mennonite Heritage Center: Archives

Collection Size: 
1,000
Address: 
565 Yoder Rd., Harleysville, PA, USA, 19438
Languages: 
German
Denomination/Religion: 
Amish, Church of the Brethren, Mennonite
State/Province: 
Pennsylvania
Email/Contact Person: 
info@mhep.org

Hymnals and singing books of the Mennonites, Amish, Brethren, and other Pennsylvania German religious groups (Lutheran, Reformed, Schwenkfelder, Evangelical), 1720- . Manuscript singing books, many with illuminated fraktur inscriptions, include original compositions from late 18th-early 19th centuries. One Geistreiches Gesang-Buch (Brethren, 1720), three Zionitischer Weyrauchs-Hügel (Ephrata, 1739), several editions of the Brethren Davidische Psalterspiel (beginning 1744), several American editions of the Amish/Mennonite Ausbund (beginning 1751), all editions of the Franconia Mennonite Zions Harfe (beginning 1803), and numerous editions of the Lancaster Mennonite Unparteyisches Gesangbuch (beginning 1804). Date range: 18th-20th c.