Ausbund first edition

Although the Mennonite Historical Society is not officially connected with the Mennonite Historical Library and the Mennonite Church Archives on the campus of Goshen College, it cooperates with these organizations in promoting interest and research in Mennonite history. The Society in Goshen also notes the development of the Global Anabaptist-Mennonite Encyclopedia Online (GAMEO), which at last report contains nearly 9000 articles on Mennonite history, theology, biography, institutions, and congregations. See GAMEO Search.

At left, the only known extant copy of the first edition of the Ausbund, published in 1564, the hymnbook still used in Amish worship to this day. In the rare book room of the Mennonite Historical Library, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, USA.