Andrew Brown is the recipient of the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission’s summer archival internship for 2016. The selection committee chose Andrew from several strong candidates from various universities and colleges.
As intern, Andrew will spend a total of five weeks visiting each of the MB archival centres in North America (Fresno, Hillsboro, Winnipeg, and Abbotsford) during the months of 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 US and Canada, and with North American politics in general.
“We are very pleased to award the archival internship to Andrew. 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,” says Don Isaac, chair of the Historical Commission.
Andrew is a senior student completing a BA degree (history and political studies) in April 2016 at Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has aspirations of becoming a high school history teacher, hopefully teaching Canadian history and Mennonite history.
—Jon Isaak, executive secretary, Historical Commission