The MHSA has a really fine collection of old periodicals (means academic journals, magazines, and newspapers). We have a virtually complete set of MB Heralds and Gospel Heralds - important to the Mennonite Brethren and "Old Mennonites".
We have a lot issues for Der Bote, The Mennonite, The Canadian Mennonite and others as well. But what we really would like to have are really old copies of Der Bote (pre 1980s) and ANY issues of Mennonitische Rundschau (we have almost none of these).
Do you (or someone you know) have some old Mennonite periodicals around? You could send us a note and confirm whether or not we have the issues in question .. and boy we would be pleased to receive them!
Current issues and obituary indexes of many of these are online:
- Canadian Mennonite - Obituary Index (1953-1971 and 1997-2002; 1972-1996 it was published under the name Mennonite Reporter)
- Christlicher Familienfreund - Obituary Index (1935-1984)
- Der Bote - to cease publication in 2008 - Obituary Index (1950-2004)
- EMC Messenger
- EMMC Recorder
- Gospel Herald - Obituary Index
- MB Herald - Obituary Index (1961-2004)
- Mennonitische Rundschau - Obituary Index (1930-2001)
Even if you don't have back issues - why not send us a comment regarding other online Mennonite periodical resources that you know about.
Judii Rempel for MHSA