Naomi Martin holds a book belonging to her late husband, Bishop J.B. Martin, at the family home in 1975. Archivists Lorna Bergey and Sam Steiner look on as she prepares to donate his books and papers to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario. J.B. Martin was a pastor and Bible school teacher who advocated for conscientious objectors during the Second World War and travelled to Israel on behalf of the Mennonite church. When records such as these are handed into the care of an archives, they begin a new life as sources for understanding the past and discerning the future.
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