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The Board of Publications (originally the Publication Committee) of the Mennonite Brethren Conference was called into being at the 1884 Gen­eral Conference sessions when a committee of three was elected to (1) work toward a written history of the brotherhood; (2) arrange to have the confer­ence reports printed; and (3) establish a periodical for the denomination. Largely through the efforts of this committee, the Zionsbote, Conference Year­ books, Sunday-school material, and other literature as well as the Mennonite Brethren Publishing House were brought into being. From its incep­tion until 1936, the committee consisted of three to five members. In 1936-51 it consisted of five mem­bers, and since that time seven members. Since the establishment of the conference publishing house in 1904 the major effort of the committee has been the operation of this enterprise on a sound financial basis. Since 1954 this committee has been known as the Board of Publications.

Author(s) Orlando Harms
Date Published 1959

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Harms, Orlando. "Board of Publications (Mennonite Brethren Church of North America)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 1 May 2017.

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 228. All rights reserved.

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