Brown awarded Historical Commission internship


Intern interested in World War II, North American politics

By Jon Isaak

Andrew Brown is the recipient of the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission’s summer archival internship for 2016. The selection committee chose Brown from several strong candidates from various universities and colleges.

As intern, Brown will spend five weeks visiting each of the MB archival centers in North America (Fresno, Hillsboro, Winnipeg, and Abbotsford) during May and June. In addition to discovering the unique character of each of these Mennonite archives, he will explore the stories and images housed in them, especially pursuing his interest in the MB experience of World War II in the U.S. and Canada and with North American politics in general.

“We are very pleased to award the archival internship to Andrew,” says Don Isaac, chair of the Historical Commission. “We hope it will be a rich experience for him and that it will provide insights for the Commission, too. We see this as another part of our mandate to document and communicate the story of God’s work among us.”

Brown is a senior student completing a bachelor’s degree in history and political studies in April 2016 at Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, Man. He has aspirations of becoming a high school history teacher, hopefully teaching Canadian history and Mennonite history.

The summer internship is made possible with support from U.S. and Canadian Mennonite Brethren Churches.

Jon Isaak is executive secretary of the Historical Commission.


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