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Odessaer Zeitung

Description

Odessa, Russia: Daily, except Sundays & holidays. 1863–

The Odessaer Zeitung was founded in the Russian city of Odessa in 1861. Each issue begins with international news, then national reports are followed by excerpts from the Russian press. There is local news of the city of Odessa and commercial news, reviews of books, and theatre notices. Illustrated advertisements of farm machinery and household goods adorn the rear pages, while obituaries, notices of business opportunities, schools, doctors or job vacancies appear in smaller boxes on the front and back pages. A literary section serialises novels: German romances and talesof rural life, translations of English and American adventure stories, or thrillers and the occasional Russian novel or story by writers such as Tolstoy, Turgenev, or Gorky.

Of special interest to Mennonites is the section "Koloniales"; it is devoted to news, views, and opinions of the German-speaking foreign colonists settled in New Russia (today Ukraine). Reports also come from the Volga region, Russian Poland, and the Caucasus. As the sons and daughters of the New Russian colonists emigrated to other areas of Russia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, there are reports from Central Asia, the Urals, and Siberia.

The Odessaer Zeitung was preceded by Unterhaltungsblatt. CMBS has the whole collection on microfilm. There may be some missing issues within reels, but basic information is provided here regarding year and reel number.

An index of Mennonite-related materials is courtesy of James Urry. The original index was hand written and later typed by someone else. Efforts have been made to correct errors that entered into the listing, but a number remain in the transcript of the German, the English explanations, translations, and format.

Holdings

Note: The link to a digital reproduction (PDF) of the Odessaer Zeitung index for the years 1863–1914 precedes the holdings list.

Odessa Zeitung Index by James Urry version 3 (459.8 KB)

Date          Vol.      Reel
1863          1          1
Beilage                 1
1864          2          2
1865          3          3
1866          4          4
1867          5          5
1868          6          6
1869          7          7
1870          8          8
1871          9          9
1872          10        10
1873          11        11
1874          12        12
1875          13        13
1876          14        14
1877          15        15
1878          16        16
1879          17        17
1880          18        18
1881          19        19
1882          20        20, 21
1883          21        22, 23
1884          22        24, 25
1885          23        26, 27
1886          24        28, 29
1887          25        30, 31
1888          26        32
1889          27        33, 34
1890          28        35, 36
1891          29        69, 70
1892          30        71, 72

1894          32        37, 38
1895          33        39, 40
1896          34        41, 42
1897          35        43, 44
1898          36        45, 46
1899          37        47, 48
1900          38        49, 50
1901          39        51, 52
1902          40        53, 54, 73
1903          41        55, 56, 57, 70, 73
1904          42        58, 70, 76
1905          43        59, 70, 76
1906          44        60, 74, 75
1907          45        61, 73, 74
1908          46        62
1909          47        63
1910          48        64
1911          49        65
1912          50        66
1913          51        67
1914          52        68

Set 2 (incomplete)
1890          28       1
1897         35        2
1898         36        3?
1899        37        4
1902       40         5
1903       41         5

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