The primary foci were the literary, cultural and artistic endeavors of Mennonites in Manitoba, though it described itself as an inter-Mennonite news periodical for Winnipeg and Manitoba. The periodical contained numerous illustrations, book and film reviews, personal stories, biographies, announcements, historical notes, poetry and short stories. Even the advertisements provided a wealth of information on the Mennonite business culture in Manitoba. Mennonite Mirror emerged at a time when many writers identified themselves as representatives of identifiable cultural or ethnic groups. Thus many in Manitoba were proud to be identified as Mennonite writers, and their writing frequently focused on Mennonite culture, faith or language. It was also a time when the Canadian government promoted the multicultural makeup of the country. Southern Manitoba contained many Mennonite educational institutions, numerous Mennonites in professional occupations and a large aggregation of intellectuals. Mennonite Mirror encouraged these and other literary and cultural forces, and became a successful and widely read periodical.
September 1977 issue of Mennonite Mirror contained a six-year index.
The Mennonite Mirror is available in full-text on the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies website at http://www.mbconf.ca/home/products_and_services/resources/published_genealogies/mennonite_mirror/.
|Author(s)||Victor G Wiebe|
|Date Published||February 2013|
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Wiebe, Victor G. "Mennonite Mirror (Periodical)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2013. Web. 20 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mennonite_Mirror_(Periodical)&oldid=95893.
Wiebe, Victor G. (February 2013). Mennonite Mirror (Periodical). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mennonite_Mirror_(Periodical)&oldid=95893.
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