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Mennonitische Rundschau, Die

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Elkhart, IN to 1908; Scottdale, PA to 1923; Winnipeg, MB to 2007. 1878–2007.

The Mennonitische Rundschau was one of the longest running German language papers in North America.  It ceased publication with volume number #130 in January 2007.  It began as the Nebraska Ansieder in 1878, but by mid 1880 had changed its name to signify the larger community that it was serving.

The Rundschau was the paper of the Russian Mennonites for decades, and continued to carry something of this general character, although on 24 October 1945, it came into the ownership of a company composed of men from the Mennonite Brethren Church who made it more of an Mennonite Brethren organ, though it was not yet conference-owned. The rise of other periodicals for the Russian Mennonites, such as the Bote of Rosthern, Saskatchewan (since 1924), naturally divided the field.

An English companion to the Rundschau called Mennonite Observer was published by the Christian Press as a 12-page weekly beginning 21 September 1955. In 1960, the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches accepted the periodical as the official publication of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. In 1962, the conference began to publish the Mennonite Brethren Herald to serve the English speaking constituency.

At the time the MR was a vital link between family members, communities, and congregations.  It has become a significant tool in the understanding and research of early Mennonite settlement in Western Canada and United States, and the corresponding time period in Russia.  To a large degree this was made possible through the microfilming of the paper in the mid 1980s and the creation of detailed indexes in the early 1990s by the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg.  The indexes cover 1880-1890, 1890-1900, 1901-1909, 1920-1929, and 1930-1939 with a gap in the indexing 1910-1919.

The paper version of this index has been scanned.  Using optical character recognition  (OCR), it was saved in a word searchable format as a PDF file. Links to these PDF files are found in the Holdings section below.

Providing the index in this format allows greater use of this important resource and enables word search capabilities, making the index more useful than ever.  There are some things to note.

The subject headings in bold are in English.   Titles of articles are in their original German.  This is important to know.  If you are searching, using key word search, for the word “Crimea” only the subject headings would match, not the German titles because in German the word would be spelled “Krim”.

Names are recorded as they appear in the original.  This means that Abraham Friesen can be written as Friesen, A.; Friesen, A.B.; Friesen, A.B. u. Maria; Friesen, Abr.; Friesen, Abraham; Friesen, Abraham u. Maria etc.  In the case of Dyck variants include Dueck, Dick, Duck, Dück.

The links below are to digital reproductions of the indices.  To get a copy of the actual article please contact the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies. A listing of the paper and microfilm issues housed at the Centre follows the links to the indices.

Holdings

Click a link below to open a .pdf file, or use the search bar to search for a keyword within these files.

Name Size
Name Size
MR 1 Subject Index 1880–1889 14.7 MB
MR 1A Author Index 1880–1909 12.7 MB
MR 2 Subject Index 1890–1899 16.2 MB
MR 3 Subject Index 1900–1909 29.5 MB
MR 4 Subject And Author Index 1910–1919 13.7 MB
MR 5 Subject Index 1920–1929 10.1 MB
MR 6 Subject Index 1930–1939 10.9 MB
Nebraska Ansiedler Index 1878–1880 4.6 MB

Date            Vol.        No.
(Set 1)

1878            1             1-7; Nebraska Ansiedler
1879            2             1-7; Nebraska Ansiedler
1880            1             1-13
1881            2             15-19, 21-24
1882            3             Complete 1-14
1883            4             Complete 1-52
1884            5            Complete 1-53
1885            6             Complete 1-52
1886            7             Complete 1-52
1887            8             1-30, 32-52
1888            9             Complete 1-52
1889            10           Complete 1-52
1890            11           1-39
1891            missing
1892            13           3, 50
1893            missing
1894            15           22, 30
1895            16           43
1896            17           7
1897            missing
1898            missing
1899            20           13, 16, 25, 26, 29-32, 36-45, 47-52
1900            21           2-10, 13-16, 19-26, 28, 30, 32-35, 37-38, 40, 42-44, 46, 48-52
1901            22           Complete (bound)
1902            23           Complete (bound)
1903            24           Complete (bound)
1904            27           Complete (bound); Vol. No. changed to include two years of Nebraska Ansiedler (?)
1905            28           Complete (bound)
1906            29           10, 30
1907            30           Complete (bound)
1908            31           2-46, 48-52
1909            32           Complete (bound)
1910            33           Complete (bound)
1911            34           3, 9-17, 19-21, 23-26, 28-32, 35-38, 41-46, 48+49, 51+52
1912            35           1-9, 11+12, 14, 16-25, 27-33, 36-38, 40, 45-50, 52
1913            36           Complete
1914            37           Complete, except for part of 1
1915-2007  38-130    Complete (1915-1997 Bound)

Note #1: Restricted access on set one, 1878-1900; these issues are in very poor condition. 1901-present mainly bound and in good condition for research. The following issues are not bound: 1908, 1911-1912, 1914, 1998 to present. The complete 1906 year is on microfilm only.

Note #2: Between 5 June 1940 (#23) and 2 October 1940 (#40), the paper was published under the name Mennonite Review. The first page was printed in English, so as to hide its German content. The Nebtraska Ansiedler (1878-1880), which preceded the Mennonitische Rundschau, is bound together with the first three years of the Mennonitische Rundschau (on microfilm).

(Set 2)
1901            22           1-8, 10-15, 18-20, 24-26, 29-33, 36-37, 39-41, 44
1902            23           3-9, 17, 19, 23-31, 33, 36-42
1903            24           42, 45-48
1904            27           18; Vol. No. changed to include two years of Nebraska Ansiedler (?)
1905            28           missing
1906            29           missing
1907            30           14-17, 22-23
1908            31           1-36, 41, 43, 50
1909            32           1, 3-4, 6-9, 11-52
1910            33           Complete
1911            34           missing
1912            35           missing
1913            36           Complete (bound)
1914            37           2-6, 11, 17, 20, 24-27, 30-52
1915            38           1-26, 28-52 (bound)
1916-1918   39-41      Complete (bound)
1919            42           1-42, 45-49, 51-53
1920            43           2-17, 19-20, 22-52 (31-52 bound)
1921-1923   44-46      Complete (bound)
1924            47           Complete
1925            48           Complete
1926            49           Complete
1927            50           Complete
1928            51           Complete
1929            52           Complete (bound)
1930            53           Complete
1931            54           Complete
1932            55           Complete (bound)
1933            56           Complete
1934            57           Complete
1935-1937   58-60      Complete (bound)
1938            61           1-24, 26-52 (bound)
1939            62           Complete (bound)
1940            63           1-38, 40-52 (bound)
1941-1942   64-65      Complete
1943            66           1
1944-1975   67-98      Complete (bound)
1976            99           Complete
1977-1992   100-115    Complete (bound)
1993-1998   116-121    Complete
1999            122         Complete
2000            123         Complete
2001            124         Complete
2002            125         Complete
2003            126         Complete
2004            127         1-5, 8-12
2005            128         Complete
2006            129         Complete
2007            130         Complete

(Set 3)
1907           30           14
1919            42           33-38
1921            44           1-35, 37-52
1923            46           4-5, 7-26, 32, 34-43, 45, 48-50
1924            47           3, 6, 14, 16, 21, 23-25, 27-32, 34-42, 44, 46+47, 50, 52
1925            48           2-52
1926            49           1-15, 34-39, 45, 47
1927            50           1-10, 12-50, 52
1928            51           1-2, 5, 8, 10-11, 13-15, 18, 26-27, 29-, 38-39, 41, 44
1929            52           Complete
1930                          missing
1931            54           2-6, 8-52
1932            55           1-48, 50-52
1933            56           2, 4-9, 17, 24-27, 29-32, 35, 40
1934            57           14, 22
1935            58           2, 24, 27, 30, 36, 40-42, 51
1942            65           Complete (bound)
1948            71           22
1951            74           2, 25, 36, 37, 39, 40, 42-52
1952            75           1-21, 23-24, 26-30, 32-52
1953            76           1, 2, 4, 9-52
1954            77           Complete
1955            78           Complete
1956            79           Complete
1957            80           2-52
1958            81           1-11, 13, 16-17, 19, 21, 23-27, 29-52
1959            82           1-2, 4-48, 50-52
1960            83           1-44, 45 (partial) 46-52
1961            84           Complete
1962            85           1-9, 13-39
1966            89           Complete (bound)
1967            90           Complete
1968            91           Complete
1969            92           Complete
1970            93           Complete (bound)
1973            96           23, 28 (partial)
1978            101         29-31
1979            102         Complete
1980            103         Complete
1981            104         Complete
1982            105         1-3, 5, 8-11, 13-25
1983            106         Complete
1984            107         Complete
1985            108         1, 3-7, 9-16, 18-23
1986            109         1-9, 11-end
1987            110         1-6, 8-end
1988            111         8-end
1989            112         Complete
1990            113         3, 4, 6, 7, 9-24
1991            114         Complete
1992            115         Complete
1993            116         Complete
1994            117         Complete
1995            118         Complete
1996            119         Complete (bound)
1997            120         Complete
1998            121         Complete
1999            122         Complete
2000            123         Complete
2001            124         Complete
2002            125         Complete
2003            126         1-6, 8-12
2004            127         3, 5, 8-12
2005            128         Complete
2006            129         Complete
2007            130         Complete

Microfilm Set

Date            Vol.    No.
1880-1906 1-29   Complete
1907            30       1-17, 19-50
1908-1920 31-43 Complete
1924            47       Complete
1932            55       Complete

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