Liz Wittrig, a recent graduate of Goshen (Ind.) College has been selected as the archival intern for the Mennonite Brethren Histor?ical Commission.
During June and early July, Wittrig visited three of the four denominational archival centers in North America in Fresno, Calif., Abbotsford, British Colum?bia, and Winnipeg, Mani?toba.
She will be finishing her five-week archival internship at the Center for Men?no?nite Brethren Studies in Hillsboro July 5-12.
The summer internship is made possible with support from the U.S. and Canadian Mennonite Brethren churches, administered by Jon Isaak, executive secretary of the MB Historical Commission.
The internship is designed to give Wittrig experience in each archive. It also serves as an opportunity to discover the unique character of each area as she pursues her interest in women’s studies in relation to Anabaptist history.
Peggy Goertzen, director of the Center for Menno?nite Brethren Studies at Tabor, said she hopes to share with her the rich Menno?nite Brethren heritage and collections housed in Hills?boro.
?This is an exciting opportunity for us to continue to share and preserve the stories and culture of our heritage and history of the MB Church,? Goertzen said. ?We have much to show her.?