A year ago we were all saddened when Delbert Plett died. He had filled a large role in researching the history of conservative Mennonites, and advocating that they be given respect and recognition. Would this work continue?
A number of years ago, Delbert established the D.F. Plett Historical Research Foundation, Inc., and named its first members. He willed the bulk of his estate to this Foundation, and gave it the mandate to continue his life work. Since Delbert had been providing the resources to publish the Preservings, the Flemish Mennonite Historical Society offered to transfer responsibility for the journal to the Foundation. The Foundation appointed Leonard Doell from Aberdeen, Saskatchewan, and me, to co-edit the Preservings.