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James O. Lehman, librarian and congregational historian, was with Hartzler Library from the ‘Miracle Drive’ and beyond

James O. Lehman, who passed away at age 83 on Feb. 5, made an impressive mark as a historian and archivist and as director of libraries and assistant professor for Eastern Mennonite University. He also wrote 10 congregational and community histories, including Sonnenberg: A Haven and a Heritage. He produced the “Directory of Mennonites, Amish, and other Anabaptist Groups in Vi ...More

Irvin Horst

Long-Time Church Historian, Irvin B. Horst, Dies

Irvin B. Horst, a former Eastern Mennonite University professor who devoted most of his life to Anabaptist history, research and thought, died Apr. 23, 2011, at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community.  He was 95. Dr. Horst taught church history and English literature courses at EMU from 1955 to 1967. During this time, he worked to increase holdings at the Menno Simons Historical Librar ...More