Log In | Contact Us| View Cart (0)
Browse: Collections Digital Content Subjects Creators Record Groups

National Committee for Amish Religious Freedom Records

Overview

Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Box 1

Box 2



Contact us about this collection

National Committee for Amish Religious Freedom Records, 1984-2020 | Earl H. and Anita F. Hess Archives and Special Collections

By Erin E. Moore '23

Printer-friendly Printer-friendly | Email Us Contact Us About This Collection

Collection Overview

Title: National Committee for Amish Religious Freedom Records, 1984-2020Add to your cart.

ID: MSS/MSS-0015

Extent: 2.0 Cubic Feet

Date Acquired: 09/00/2020. More info below under Accruals.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The National Committee for Amish Religious Freedom (NCARF) Records includes legal correspondence, court documents, newspaper articles and other materials pertaining to Amish people who have been involved in court proceedings. Includes correspondence to and from Donald B. Kraybill, Ph.D., former professor at Elizabethtown College and a Senior Fellow at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies. The collection includes court documents pertaining to Amish and Mennonite people in multiple states including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Mississippi, Michigan, Indiana, New York, Ohio, and the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Kentucky. Cases vary widely in subject matter. Some examples include slow moving vehicle emblems on horse and buggies, religious freedom cases, school sanitation regulations and public sewer projects, zoning ordinances and urban development in counties with high Amish populations, Chesapeake Bay pollution management, questions regarding the legality of Pennsylvania Amish schools, the “Amish Act” (social security child tax credit exemption), shunning cases, accusations of abuse in the Amish community, television shows and movies that portray Amish people, child custody disputes, child labor law violations, and photo ID requirements for the Amish. Papers belonging to Dr. Joe Wittmer, who was raised Old Order Amish and served as Vice-Chair of the National Committee for Amish Religious Freedom, are included in box 2, folders 22-33.

Collection Historical Note

The National Committee for Amish Religious Freedom (NCARF) was founded by non-Amish people at the University of Chicago in 1967, with a goal to preserve “the religious liberty of the Old Order Amish (and related Anabaptist groups, including Mennonites).” A pivotal court case involving the National Committee for Amish Religious Freedom (NCARF) was Wisconsin v. Yoder, 406 U.S. 205 (1972). The court case was brought about to prevent the state government from forcing Amish families to educate their children beyond the eighth grade.

Administrative Information

Repository: Earl H. and Anita F. Hess Archives and Special Collections

Accruals: Additional materials acquired in April 2022

Access Restrictions: Researchers may view Box 2, Folder 2 (Child Custody: Lou Butler, 1998-2000) but must ask permission of the National Committee for Amish Religious Freedom before disclosing any of the contents. Restriction ends in 2040.

Acquisition Source: National Committee for Amish Religious Freedom


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[All]

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Slow Moving Vehicle Emblem, Horseshoe Regulations, 1989-2011Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Slow Moving Vehicle – Lawsuit, Mississippi, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Swartzentruber Slow Moving Vehicle, Pennsylvania file 1, 2002-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Swartzentruber Slow Moving Vehicle, Pennsylvania file 2, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Bicycle Helmets, 2001-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Dress Code and Prisoner Rights, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Religious Freedom Protection Act – PA SB 1421, 1991-2020Add to your cart.
Folder 8: School Sanitation (sewer) Regulations, Todd County, Kentucky, 2001-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Sanitation Regulations, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, 1989-2019Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Zoning – Daniel King, Walker Township, Pennsylvania, 2002-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 11: High Voltage Transmission Lines – Indiana, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Zoning, Urban Development, Intercourse, Pennsylvania, 1990-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Building Code Violations, Ordinances: Indiana, Wisconsin, New York, 1990-2016Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Zoning Building Codes – Michigan, 1999-2010Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Nutrient Management – Chesapeake Bay pollution, 1988-2010Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Safety – Hunter Education, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Bob McGowan challenge to legal status of Pennsylvania Amish schools, 2005-2009Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Sewer District – Daviess County, Indiana – require electric pumps, 1999-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Stoltzfus Anti-Trust Suit: Help Hand, Fire Aid, Church, 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Tax Credit (Child) Social Security Exemption, 2019Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Voting: Amish, 2004-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Amish SchoolsAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Noah Girod, Schwartz Algansee Township, Michigan Zoning, 2004-2009Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Shunnings – Valley Hardware vs. Aaron Glick, 1990-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Shunning – Misc. Cases, 2005-2014Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Land Use Growth Management Study Group Lancaster County, 2000-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Route 23 Proposal Community Coalition and EIS Task Force, File 1, 1998-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Route 23 Proposal CAC, EIS Taskforce, Lancaster County, File 2, 1993-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 29: ABC 20/20 Abuse, 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Abuse, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Amish in the City – TV Shows, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Amish Diversity & Identity: Transformations in 20th Century America, 2004-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Amish and the State, 1990-2003Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Animal ID: Federal Program, 2005-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Child Custody: Lou Butler, 1998-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Basyl Adrian Petty, Gineen Gove, mother, (folder 1), 2005-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Basyl Adrian Petty, Gineen Gove, mother, (folder 2), 2005-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Child Custody, 1993-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 6: NCARF Child Labor, 1997-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Jury Duty, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Low Level Flying Iowa, Wisconsin, 1995-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Amish & the Media & Movies, 1984-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Mifflin County, PA Highway Restrictions for Amish, 1999-2015Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Amish Mission Movement: Steve NoltAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: McGrane Seminar, 2005-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Daniel Zehr, et al. – Immigration and Photo ID, 2004-2012Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Photo: Immigration – Residency Suzanna Schmucker, 2009-2019Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Photo I.D. – Real ID Act, (folder 1), 2005-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Photo ID – Real ID Act, (folder 2), 2005-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Photo ID – US Domestic notary, banking, non-photo ID cards, 1992-2012Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Photo ID border crossing, 2005-2012Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Medical, 1989-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Pledge and flag, 2001-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Pure Trust, 1992-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Slow Moving Vehicle Emblems, Amish jailed, Paoli, Indiana (folder 1)Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Slow Moving Vehicle Emblems, Amish jailed, Paoli, Indiana (folder 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Amish Education Debate Wisconsin v. YoderAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Newspaper Clippings, Amish & Power LinesAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Newspaper Clippings, Violence Against the Amish, Amish Child DeathAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Newspaper Clippings, Vaccination Debate, Amish polio outbreakAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Wooster Amish Case, Amish Refusal to Obtain Building PermitsAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Photo I.D., Driver’s License Law (Amish)Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Newspaper Clippings, Amish History & Articles regarding Amish LifeAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Amish-related publications, NCARF correspondence & Administrative documentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Social Security, Amish Tax Fight, Amish WelfareAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Movie: WitnessAdd to your cart.

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[All]


Page Generated in: 0.082 seconds (using 266 queries).
Using 6.42MB of memory. (Peak of 6.69MB.)

Powered by Archon Version 3.21 rev-3
Copyright ©2017 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign