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Mennonite Observer

Description

Winnipeg, MB: Weekly. 1955–1961.

The Mennonite Observer, a 12-page, weekly companion to the Mennonitische Rundschau, published by The Christian Press at Winnipeg, Manitoba, began circulation in September 1955. As the language transition from German to English among Mennonites in Canada was intensifying, the English-language Mennonite Observer took the place of the Mennonite Brethren German-language Konferenz-Jugendblatt. Les Stobbe was the first editor of the Mennonite Observer, followed by Gerhard D. Huebert.

According to the masthead, “the Mennonite Observer strives to have Christ at the helm, the salvation of man as its goal, and the essential unity of all true Mennonites as its guiding principle.” It was a news magazine with reports from Mennonite high schools and colleges in North America and beyond, missionary updates, congregational news, obituaries, and Bible-based devotional writings. The newspaper was designed to relate to people from a broad range of Mennonite conferences, even though its owners/editors were from the Mennonite Brethren Church.

The publication ceased in December 1961 and the Mennonite Brethren Herald took its place with a new mandate, starting in January 1962—to be the official communication organ of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches.

An index to all the issues of the Mennonite Observer was produced by David Perlmutter in 2011.  It is an alphabetical listing of article authors; each entry indicates the article’s title, and in which issue it is found. In 2019, Susan Huebert completed the scanning of each of the published issues of the Mennonite Observer.

Both the index and the individual issues of the Mennonite Observer are now accessible online. See below.

Holdings

PDF Copies of Mennonite Observer viewable online, beginning with Author and Title Index

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Mennonite Observer--Author And Title Index 4.0 MB
MO1955-01-Sep21ocr 1.1 MB
MO1955-02-Sep28ocr 1.1 MB
MO1955-03-Oct05ocr 1.1 MB
MO1955-04-Oct12ocr 0.7 MB
MO1955-05-Oct19ocr 1.0 MB
MO1955-06-Oct26ocr 1.1 MB
MO1955-07-Nov04ocr 1.6 MB
MO1955-08-Nov11ocr 1.5 MB
MO1955-09-Nov18ocr 1.6 MB
MO1955-10-Nov25ocr 1.6 MB
MO1955-11-Dec02ocr 1.6 MB
MO1955-12-Dec09ocr 1.8 MB
MO1955-13-Dec16ocr 1.7 MB
MO1955-14-Dec23ocr 1.7 MB
MO1955-15-Dec30ocr 1.9 MB
MO1956-01-Jan06ocr 1.7 MB
MO1956-02-Jan13ocr 1.7 MB
MO1956-03-Jan20ocr 1.6 MB
MO1956-04-Jan27ocr 1.8 MB
MO1956-05-Feb03ocr 1.7 MB
MO1956-06-Feb10ocr 1.8 MB
MO1956-07-Feb17ocr 1.7 MB
MO1956-08-Feb24ocr 1.8 MB
MO1956-09-Mar02ocr 1.7 MB
MO1956-10-Mar09ocr 1.7 MB
MO1956-11-Mar16ocr 1.8 MB
MO1956-12-Mar23ocr 1.6 MB
MO1956-13-Mar30ocr 1.7 MB
MO1956-14-Apr06ocr 1.8 MB
MO1956-15-Apr13ocr 1.6 MB
MO1956-16-Apr20ocr 1.7 MB
MO1956-17-Apr27ocr 1.3 MB
MO1956-18-May04ocr 1.6 MB
MO1956-19-May11ocr 1.6 MB
MO1956-20-May18ocr 1.5 MB
MO1956-21-May25ocr 1.5 MB
MO1956-22-Jun01ocr 1.6 MB
MO1956-23-Jun08ocr 1.6 MB
MO1956-24-Jun15ocr 1.6 MB
MO1956-25-Jun22ocr 2.6 MB
MO1956-26-Jun29ocr 1.7 MB
MO1956-27-Jul06ocr 1.6 MB
MO1956-28-Jul13ocr 1.8 MB
MO1956-29-Jul20ocr 1.6 MB
MO1956-30-Jul27ocr 1.6 MB
MO1956-31-Aug03ocr 1.7 MB
MO1956-32-Aug10ocr 1.7 MB
MO1956-33-Aug17ocr 1.7 MB
MO1956-34-Aug24ocr 1.7 MB
MO1956-35-Aug31ocr 1.9 MB
MO1956-36-Sep07ocr 1.8 MB
MO1956-37-Sep14ocr 1.5 MB
MO1956-38-39-Sep28ocr 1.8 MB
MO1956-40-Oct05ocr 1.6 MB
MO1956-41-Oct12ocr 1.7 MB
MO1956-42-Oct19ocr 1.6 MB
MO1956-43-Oct26ocr 1.5 MB
MO1956-44-Nov02ocr 2.0 MB
MO1956-45-Nov09ocr 1.8 MB
MO1956-46-Nov16ocr 1.6 MB
MO1956-47-Nov23ocr 1.7 MB
MO1956-48-Nov30ocr 1.6 MB
MO1956-49-Dec07ocr 2.0 MB
MO1956-50-Dec14ocr 2.5 MB
MO1956-51-52-Dec21ocr 1.8 MB
MO1957-01-Jan04ocr 1.4 MB
MO1957-02-Jan11ocr 1.9 MB
MO1957-03-Jan18ocr 2.1 MB
MO1957-04-Jan25ocr 2.1 MB
MO1957-05-Feb01ocr 2.0 MB
MO1957-06-Feb08ocr 2.1 MB
MO1957-07-Feb15ocr 1.9 MB
MO1957-08-Feb22ocr 1.6 MB
MO1957-09-Mar01ocr 1.8 MB
MO1957-10-Mar08ocr 1.8 MB
MO1957-11-Mar15ocr 1.3 MB
MO1957-12-Mar22ocr 1.8 MB
MO1957-13-Mar29ocr 1.6 MB
MO1957-14-Apr05ocr 1.6 MB
MO1957-15-Apr12ocr 1.8 MB
MO1957-16-Apr19ocr 1.5 MB
MO1957-17-Apr26ocr 1.2 MB
MO1957-18-May03ocr 1.5 MB
MO1957-19-May10ocr 1.2 MB
MO1957-20-May17ocr 1.4 MB
MO1957-21-May24ocr 1.5 MB
MO1957-22-May31ocr 1.5 MB
MO1957-23-Jun07ocr 1.3 MB
MO1957-24-Jun14ocr 1.5 MB
MO1957-25-Jun21ocr 1.4 MB
MO1957-26-Jun28ocr 1.6 MB
MO1957-27-Jul05ocr 1.6 MB
MO1957-28-29-Jul19ocr 1.7 MB
MO1957-30-Jul26ocr 1.6 MB
MO1957-31-Aug02ocr 1.5 MB
MO1957-32-Aug09ocr 1.3 MB
MO1957-33-Aug16ocr 1.2 MB
MO1957-34-Aug23ocr 1.6 MB
MO1957-35-Aug30ocr 1.6 MB
MO1957-36-Sep06ocr 1.4 MB
MO1957-37-Sep13ocr 1.5 MB
MO1957-38-Sep20ocr 1.6 MB
MO1957-39-Sep27ocr 1.6 MB
MO1957-40-Oct04ocr 1.4 MB
MO1957-41-Oct11ocr 1.5 MB
MO1957-42-Oct18ocr 1.3 MB
MO1957-43-Oct25ocr 1.6 MB
MO1957-44-Nov01ocr 1.4 MB
MO1957-45-Nov08ocr 1.4 MB
MO1957-46-Nov15ocr 1.2 MB
MO1957-47-Nov22ocr 1.6 MB
MO1957-48-Nov29ocr 1.5 MB
MO1957-49-Dec06ocr 1.0 MB
MO1957-50-Dec13ocr 1.3 MB
MO1957-51-Dec20ocr 1.3 MB
MO1957-52-Dec27ocr 0.8 MB
MO1958-01-Jan03ocr 1.8 MB
MO1958-02-Jan10ocr 1.7 MB
MO1958-03-Jan17ocr 1.1 MB
MO1958-04-Jan24ocr 1.2 MB
MO1958-05-Jan31ocr 1.4 MB
MO1958-06-Feb07ocr 1.3 MB
MO1958-07-Feb14ocr 1.2 MB
MO1958-08-Feb21ocr 1.2 MB
MO1958-09-Feb28ocr 1.2 MB
MO1958-10-Mar07ocr 1.5 MB
MO1958-11-Mar14ocr 1.2 MB
MO1958-12-Mar21ocr 1.3 MB
MO1958-13-Mar28ocr 1.2 MB
MO1958-14-Apr03ocr 1.5 MB
MO1958-15-Apr11ocr 1.4 MB
MO1958-16-Apr18ocr 1.4 MB
MO1958-17-Apr25ocr 1.3 MB
MO1958-18-May02ocr 1.0 MB
MO1958-19-May09ocr 1.2 MB
MO1958-20-May16ocr 1.5 MB
MO1958-21-May23ocr 1.5 MB
MO1958-22-May30ocr 1.5 MB
MO1958-23-Jun06ocr 1.5 MB
MO1958-24-Jun13ocr 1.6 MB
MO1958-25-Jun20ocr 1.6 MB
MO1958-26-Jun27ocr 1.6 MB
MO1958-27-Jul04ocr 1.5 MB
MO1958-28-Jul11ocr 1.5 MB
MO1958-29-Jul18ocr 1.7 MB
MO1958-30-Jul25ocr 1.5 MB
MO1958-31-Aug08ocr 1.6 MB
MO1958-32-33-Aug15ocr 1.8 MB
MO1958-34-Aug22ocr 1.8 MB
MO1958-35-Aug29ocr 1.6 MB
MO1958-36-Sep05ocr 1.7 MB
MO1958-37-Sep12ocr 1.6 MB
MO1958-38-Sep19ocr 1.6 MB
MO1958-39-Sep26ocr 1.6 MB
MO1958-40-Oct03ocr 1.6 MB
MO1958-41-Oct10ocr 1.6 MB
MO1958-42-Oct17ocr 1.6 MB
MO1958-43-Oct24ocr 1.5 MB
MO1958-44-Oct31ocr 1.6 MB
MO1958-45-Nov07ocr 1.8 MB
MO1958-46-Nov14ocr 1.6 MB
MO1958-47-Nov21ocr 1.6 MB
MO1958-48-Nov28ocr 1.7 MB
MO1958-49-Dec05ocr 1.7 MB
MO1958-50-Dec12ocr 1.7 MB
MO1958-51-Dec19ocr 1.8 MB
MO1958-52-Dec26ocr 1.6 MB
MO1959-01-Jan02ocr 1.8 MB
MO1959-02-Jan09ocr 1.9 MB
MO1959-03-Jan16ocr 1.5 MB
MO1959-04-Jan23ocr 1.6 MB
MO1959-05-Jan30ocr 1.6 MB
MO1959-06-Feb06ocr 1.5 MB
MO1959-07-Feb13ocr 1.5 MB
MO1959-08-Feb20ocr 1.5 MB
MO1959-09-Feb27ocr 1.5 MB
MO1959-10-Mar06ocr 1.5 MB
MO1959-11-Mar13ocr 1.6 MB
MO1959-12-Mar20ocr 1.6 MB
MO1959-13-Mar26ocr 1.6 MB
MO1959-14-Apr03ocr 1.6 MB
MO1959-15-Apr10ocr 1.5 MB
MO1959-16-Apr17ocr 1.6 MB
MO1959-17-Apr24ocr 1.5 MB
MO1959-18-May01ocr 1.6 MB
MO1959-19-May08ocr 1.5 MB
MO1959-20-May15ocr 1.6 MB
MO1959-21-May22ocr 1.5 MB
MO1959-22-May29ocr 1.5 MB
MO1959-23-Jun05ocr 1.5 MB
MO1959-24-Jun12ocr 1.5 MB
MO1959-25-Jun19ocr 1.7 MB
MO1959-26-Jun26ocr 1.7 MB
MO1959-27-Jul03ocr 1.5 MB
MO1959-28-29-Jul10-17ocr 1.7 MB
MO1959-30-Jul24ocr 1.5 MB
MO1959-31-Jul31ocr 1.7 MB
MO1959-32-Aug07ocr 1.6 MB
MO1959-33-Aug14ocr 1.7 MB
MO1959-34-Aug21ocr 1.7 MB
MO1959-35-Aug28ocr 1.6 MB
MO1959-36-Sep04ocr 1.6 MB
MO1959-37-Sep11ocr 1.6 MB
MO1959-38-Sep18ocr 1.5 MB
MO1959-39-Sep25ocr 1.5 MB
MO1959-40-Oct02ocr 1.5 MB
MO1959-41-Oct09ocr 1.6 MB
MO1959-42-Oct16ocr 1.6 MB
MO1959-43-Oct23ocr 1.5 MB
MO1959-44-Oct30ocr 1.5 MB
MO1959-45-Nov06ocr 1.6 MB
MO1959-46-Nov13ocr 1.5 MB
MO1959-47-Nov20ocr 1.8 MB
MO1959-48-Nov27ocr 1.7 MB
MO1959-49-Dec04ocr 1.7 MB
MO1959-50-Dec11ocr 1.7 MB
MO1959-51-Dec18ocr 1.8 MB
MO1959-52-Dec26ocr 1.7 MB
MO1960-01-Jan02ocr 1.1 MB
MO1960-02-Jan08ocr 1.3 MB
MO1960-03-Jan15ocr 1.8 MB
MO1960-04-Jan22ocr 1.3 MB
MO1960-05-Jan29ocr 1.5 MB
MO1960-06-Feb05ocr 1.8 MB
MO1960-07-Feb12ocr 1.5 MB
MO1960-08-Feb19ocr 1.7 MB
MO1960-09-Feb26ocr 3.0 MB
MO1960-10-Mar04ocr 1.6 MB
MO1960-11-Mar11ocr 1.7 MB
MO1960-12-Mar18ocr 1.6 MB
MO1960-13-Mar25ocr 1.5 MB
MO1960-14-Apr01ocr 1.6 MB
MO1960-15-Apr08ocr 1.2 MB
MO1960-16-Apr14ocr 1.4 MB
MO1960-17-Apr22ocr 1.3 MB
MO1960-18-Apr29ocr 1.4 MB
MO1960-19-May06ocr 1.7 MB
MO1960-20-May13ocr 1.6 MB
MO1960-21-May20ocr 1.5 MB
MO1960-22-May27ocr 1.6 MB
MO1960-23-Jun03ocr 1.7 MB
MO1960-24-Jun10ocr 1.1 MB
MO1960-25-Jun17ocr 1.2 MB
MO1960-26-Jun24ocr 1.4 MB
MO1960-27-Jul01ocr 1.5 MB
MO1960-28-Jul08ocr 1.6 MB
MO1960-29-Jul15ocr 1.3 MB
MO1960-30-Jul22ocr 1.7 MB
MO1960-31-Jul29ocr 1.3 MB
MO1960-32-Aug05ocr 1.3 MB
MO1960-33-Aug12ocr 1.4 MB
MO1960-34-Aug19ocr 1.9 MB
MO1960-35-Aug26ocr 1.9 MB
MO1960-36-Sep02ocr 1.1 MB
MO1960-37-Sep09ocr 1.3 MB
MO1960-38-Sep16ocr 1.1 MB
MO1960-39-Sep23ocr 1.7 MB
MO1960-40-Sep30ocr 1.3 MB
MO1960-41-Oct07ocr 1.8 MB
MO1960-42-Oct14ocr 1.6 MB
MO1960-43-Oct21ocr 1.2 MB
MO1960-44-Oct28ocr 1.5 MB
MO1960-45-Nov04ocr 1.8 MB
MO1960-46-Nov11ocr 1.8 MB
MO1960-47-Nov18ocr 1.8 MB
MO1960-48-Nov25ocr 1.3 MB
MO1960-49-Dec02ocr 1.7 MB
MO1960-50-Dec09ocr 1.9 MB
MO1960-51-Dec16and23ocr 2.0 MB
MO1960-52-Dec30ocr 1.7 MB
MO1961-01-Jan06ocr 1.2 MB
MO1961-02-Jan13ocr 0.9 MB
MO1961-03-Jan20ocr 1.2 MB
MO1961-04-Jan27ocr 1.3 MB
MO1961-05-Feb03ocr 1.1 MB
MO1961-06-Feb10ocr 1.4 MB
MO1961-07-Feb17ocr 1.3 MB
MO1961-08-Feb24ocr 1.4 MB
MO1961-09-Mar03ocr 1.4 MB
MO1961-10-Mar10ocr 1.2 MB
MO1961-11-Mar17ocr 1.2 MB
MO1961-12-Mar24ocr 1.2 MB
MO1961-13-Mar30ocr 1.4 MB
MO1961-14-Apr07ocr 1.5 MB
MO1961-15-Apr14ocr 1.1 MB
MO1961-16-Apr21ocr 1.2 MB
MO1961-17-Apr28ocr 1.1 MB
MO1961-18-May05ocr 1.4 MB
MO1961-19-May12ocr 1.4 MB
MO1961-20-May19ocr 1.5 MB
MO1961-21-May26ocr 1.5 MB
MO1961-22-Jun02ocr 1.6 MB
MO1961-23-Jun09ocr 1.5 MB
MO1961-24-Jun16ocr 1.6 MB
MO1961-25-Jun23ocr 1.4 MB
MO1961-26-Jun30ocr 1.5 MB
MO1961-27-28-Jul07-14ocr 1.4 MB
MO1961-29-Jul21ocr 1.5 MB
MO1961-30-Jul28ocr 1.4 MB
MO1961-31-Aug04ocr 1.7 MB
MO1961-32-Aug11ocr 1.5 MB
MO1961-33-Aug18ocr 1.6 MB
MO1961-34-Aug25ocr 1.6 MB
MO1961-35-Sep01ocr 1.6 MB
MO1961-36-Sep08ocr 1.2 MB
MO1961-37-Sep15ocr 1.3 MB
MO1961-38-Sep22ocr 1.4 MB
MO1961-39-Sep29ocr 1.8 MB
MO1961-40-Oct06ocr 1.7 MB
MO1961-41-Oct13ocr 1.6 MB
MO1961-42-Oct20ocr 1.8 MB
MO1961-43-Oct27ocr 1.8 MB
MO1961-44-Nov03ocr 1.6 MB
MO1961-45-Nov10ocr 1.7 MB
MO1961-46-Nov17ocr 1.7 MB
MO1961-47-Nov24ocr 1.6 MB
MO1961-48-Dec01ocr 1.8 MB
MO1961-49-Dec08ocr 1.8 MB
MO1961-50-Dec15ocr 1.6 MB
MO1961-51-Dec22ocr 1.8 MB
MO1961-52-Dec29ocr 1.6 MB
Name Size Hits

Paper copy holdings of Mennonite Observer

Date       Vol.      No.
(Set 1)
1955       1          complete
1956       2          complete
1957       3          complete
1958       4          complete
1959       5          complete
1960       6          complete
1961       7          complete

(Set 2)
1955       1           complete
1956       2            complete
1957       3           complete
1958      (missing)
1959     5          complete
1960    6            complete
1961     7              complete

(Set 3) (Unbound)
1955       1          8-11, 13-14
1956       2          1–2, 6–7, 9–12, 15–17, 20
1957       3          11, 13, 15–31, 33–38, 41–52
1958       4          1, 4–12, 14–22, 25–28, 34–35, 37–52
1959       5          1–18, 21–24, 34–39, 41–52
1960       6          complete
1961       7          complete

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