Bill Schroeder is one of this generation’s giants in Mennonite historical research. Though he was not a professional historian, his books are frequently cited in professional and lay books, articles, research papers, etc.
Winnipeg’s Bill Schroeder received the Mennonite Historical Society of Canada (MHSC) award of excellence at the annual meetings held in Winnipeg, Jan. 18–19. Well-known for his historical maps, publications, volunteer work, and decades of leadership on tours to Russia, Schroeder co-authored The Mennonite Historical Atlas with Helmut Huebert. The atlas has sold over 7,000 copies and is a mainstay in most Russian Mennonite research libraries.