Collection MHC 3 - Zaporozhe Archives (A.S. Tedeev) Collection

Inventory File List 1

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Zaporozhe Archives (A.S. Tedeev) Collection

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  • Textual record

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  • 1995 (Reproduction)
    State Archive of Zaporozhe Region
    In the early 1990s Winnipeg Architect Rudy Friesen established contact with a Sergei Shmakin who helped Friesen acquire historical materials from Russian archives on former Mennonite buildings in Ukraine. Together they produced a calendar with photos of historic Mennonites buildings. During this time, Rudy Friesen presented Aleksandr Tedeev, Director, Zaporozhe Regional State Archives, with a computer in exchange for photocopies of Mennonite related archival materials. These materials were then the product of that gift exchange -- selected and photocopied by A.S. Tedeev in 1995 and received in 1996 by Lawence Klippenstein, Director, Mennonite Heritage Centre. The original materials are dated from 1869 to 1929.

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26 cm of textual records

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This collection contains records pertaining from at least 6 different fonds in the State Archive of the Zaporozhe Region. They include the Berdyansk Uezd Steppe Forestry Department (Fond 250), the Alexandrovsk Uezd Land Survey Commission (Fond 230), the Melitopol Uezd Statistical Bureau (Fond 255), the Berdyansk Uezd Land Survey Office (Found 263), the A.A. Koop Agricultural Equipment and Machinery Factory (Fond 158) and the Zaporozhe Okrug Executive Committee (Fond 316). The materials focus roughly on four themes – forestry, description of land and estate possessions, business correspondence and emigration.

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Architect Rudy Friesen of Winnipeg.


Initial arrangement and description by Lawrence Klippenstein and Victor Janzen of Steinbach, September 2011. Final arrangement and description by Alf Redekopp, December 2011.

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  • German
  • Russian

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State Archive of Zaporozhe Region

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Inventory file list with some selected Russian documents summarized or translated into English.

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MHC Volume 4589: 2 (List of maps in Zaporozhe Archives)

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Most Russian. German documents in handwritten Gothic.

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