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Germans from Russia Dialect Bibliography

Basic References on German Dialects


Prepared in 2000 by:
Mary Lynn Axtman, Fargo, North Dakota; Edna Boardman, Minot, North Dakota; Allyn Brosz, Washington, D.C.; Dr. Dona Reeves Marquardt, Austin, Texas; Michael M. Miller, North Dakota State University Libraries, Fargo; Joy Haas Stefan, Annandale, Virginia; Dr. Roland Wagner, San Jose State University, San Jose, California; and Ronald J. Vossler, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. Appreciation is expressed to these people for preparation and review of this bibliography.

Brungardt, Sam. Sei Unser Gast: Be Our Guest. Audubon, IA: Jumbo Jack's Cookbooks, 1998. Institute Room Germans from Russia. [Book available from GRHC.] [English]

Das A B C Buch. Buchstabir, Schreibe und Lesebuch. Hawley, Minnesota: Spring Prairie Printing, 1982. Germans from Russia PF3114.A4 1982. [Book available from AHSGR, GRHC and GRHS.] [German]. This book provides opportunities for practicing reading, writing, and spelling using the German Gothic script (printed and handwritten).]

Erstes deutschen Lesebuch für amerikanische Schulen. Hawley, Minnesota: Spring Prairie Printing, 1985. Revised for home and private school instruction, this primer gives preference to the Schreiblesemethode. It includes reading exercises, which are arranged from the basis for writing and object lessons as well as for reading. [Book available from AHSGR.] [German print, script and some English translation words.]

Friesen, Victor C. The Windmill Turning: Nursery Rhymes, Maxims, and Other Expressions of Western Canadian Mennonites. Edmonton, Alberta: University of Alberta, 1988. [German and English]

Gebet-büchlein besonders für Kinder. Favorite prayers in the old German print, including table, evening and morning prayers, prayers for learning to read and write German. Standard word lists are provided. [Book available from AHSGR and GRHS]

German-English Primer. First German Reader. Hawley, Minnesota: Spring Prairie Printing, 1985. A beginner's lesson book for learning to read and write German. Standard word lists are provided. [German] [Book available from AHSGR and GRHS.]

German-English Primer. First German Reader and Song Book, Zweiter Teil. Hawley, Minnesota: Spring Prairie Printing, 1985. This primer is a continuation of the book listed above and provides intermediate steps in learning to read and write German from forming sentences to mastering easy-reading compositions. It includes 22 German songs with words and music. [Book available from AHSGR and GRHS.]

Germans from Russia Heritage Society. Food 'n Customs: Recipes of the Black Sea Germans. Bismarck, North Dakota: Germans from Russia Heritage Society, 1999. Institute Room Germans from Russia. [Book available from GRHC and GRHS.] [English]

Germans from Russia Heritage Society. Food 'n Folklore, compiled by Beata Mertz. Bismarck, ND: Germans from Russia Heritage Society, 1996. Institute Room Germans from Russia TX715.F66 [Book available from GRHC and GRHS.] [English]

Height, Joseph S. Die Muddersproch der Kutschurganer, Beresaner und Liebentaler: A Basic Franconian Dialect Grammar with Vernacular Vocabulary, Pronunciation and Idiomatic Usage. Bismarck, North Dakota: North Dakota Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1975. Institute Room Germans from Russia PF5925 H4. [Book available from GRHS.] [English and German dialect items and word list.]

Height, Joseph S. Folksongs of Our Forefathers in Russia, America and Canada. (Liederbuch der Schwarzmeer-Deutschen). Bismarck, North Dakota: Germans from Russia Heritage Society, 1978. [German] [Book available from GRHS.] [German]

Height, Joseph S. Homesteaders on the Steppe: Cultural History of the Evangelical-Lutheran Colonies in the Region of Odessa, 1804-1945. Bismarck, North Dakota: Germans from Russia Heritage Society, 1973. Germans from Russia DK34 G3 H45. [Book available from AHSGR and GRHS.] [English with German dialect items.]

Height, Joseph S. Memories of the Black Sea Germans: Highlights of Their History and Heritage. Bismarck, North Dakota: Germans from Russia Heritage Society, 1979. Germans from Russia DK34.G3 H452. [Book available from AHSGR and GRHS.] [English with German dialect items.]

Height, Joseph S. Paradise on the Steppe: Cultural History of the Kutschurgan, Beresan, and Liebental Colonies, 1804 - 1972. Bismarck, North Dakota: Germans from Russia Heritage Society, 1973. Germans from Russia DK34.G3 H453 1973. [Book available from AHSGR or GRHS.] [English with German dialect items.]

Hostetler, John Andrew. The Hutterites in North America. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1967. Germans from Russia BX8129.H8 H64 [English with language discussion.]

Kloberdanz, Timothy J. Thunder on the Steppe: Volga German Folklife in a Changing Russia. Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1993. Germans from Russia DK510.35 G3 K57 1993 [Book available from AHSGR and GRHS.] [English with some German language items.]

Lieblings-Lieder unserer Vorvaeter. San Francisco, California, 1982. This attractive song book containing favorite songs of the Germans from Russia was compiled and published by the Golden Gate Chapter of AHSGR. It contains religious songs, folk songs, children's songs, and songs for festive occasions. It has musical scores as well as lyrics. [Book available from AHSGR.]

Martzolf, Arnold H. Let's Talk German-Russian with Ernschtina un Hanswurscht. Bismarck, ND: Germans from Russia Heritage Society, 1991. Germans from Russia PF5925.M37 1991. [English and German]

Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc. The Germans from Russia: Children of the Steppe, Children of the Prairie, a joint production of North Dakota State University Libraries. Fargo, North Dakota: Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc., videorecording, 80 minutes, 1999. Germans from Russia Media Video E184 R85 G46 1999. [Videotape avaiable from AHSGR, GRHC and GRHS.] [English]

Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc. Schmeckfest: Food Traditions of the Germans from Russia, a joint production of North Dakota State University Libraries. Fargo, North Dakota: Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc., videorecording, 80 minutes, 2000. [Videotape available from AHSGR, GRHC, GRHS.] [English]

Rath, George. The Black Sea Germans of the Dakotas. Freeman, South Dakota: Pine Hill Press, 1977. Germans from Russia F645.R85 R37. [Book available from AHSGR and GRHS.] [English with publications and religious literature of the Germans from Russia.]

Reeb, Paul. Moccasins We Wear. Bismarck, North Dakota: Germans from Russia Heritage Society, 1984. Institute Room Germans from Russia PS3568.E365 M63 1984. [Book available from GRHS.] [English and a German poem]

Rippley, LaVern. Of German Ways. Minneapolis, MN: Dillon Press. 1970. [Book available from GRHS.] [English with a German language chapter.]

Sallet, Richard. Russian-German Settlements in the United States. Translated by La Vern Rippley and Armand Bauer. Fargo, North Dakota: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1974. Germans from Russia E184.R85 S313. [English & some German newspaper references.]

Songs We Love To Sing - Volume 2. Bismarck, North Dakota: Germans from Russia Heritage Society, 1985. Soft cover. [Book available from GRHS] [German and English]

Tolzmann, Don Heinrich. The German-American Experience. Amherst, NY: Humanity Books, 1999. [Book available from GRHC.] [English with language and linguistic items.]

Thomas, Ray. Volume I & II of Preserving A Dialect: Contents. Printed Version of Narratives in Sequence as They Appear on Tape: Also English Translation. Dickinson, ND: Self published and produced, 1989. Germans from Russia PF5876.T47 1989. [German & English prose & songs.] [Available from GRHS.]

Wald, Tyrase Mack Wald. Portrait of a Church: Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Karlsruhe, ND. Bismarck, North Dakota: Quality Printing Service, 1989. [Book available from GRHC.] [English & some German Catholic songs & prayers.]

Weber, E. M. Cholesterol Collateral. Edmonton, Alberta : Self-published, 1980. [Book available from GRHS.] [English and some dialect German.]


Selected Dialect German Wepages:

AHSGR Language Dictionary
http://www.uwasa.fi/comm/termino/collect/#general

Alsatian-English dictionary
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/universitepopulaire.dobernai/page3.htm

Das A B C Alphabet in Old Gothic German Script
http://library.ndsu.edu/grhc/order/misc/dasabc.html

Other German Dialect links:

ODESSA: A German-Russian Genealogical Library:
http://www.odessa3.org

Selected German and Other Language Webpages:

Cyndi's List - Languages & Translations
http://www.cyndislist.com/language.htm#Foreign

German-Americans and Their Contributions to the American Mainstream
Culture: German Names and Words
http://www-lib.iupui.edu/kade/nameword/nameword.html

German - English On-line Dictionary
http://dictionaries.travlang.com/GermanEnglish/

German Language - Home Page
http://german.about.com/education/german/

LDS German Genealogy Word List
http://www.familysearch.org/sg/

Old German Professions, Occupations, and Illnesses:
http://worldroots.com/brigitte/occupat.htm

Online Dictionaries
http://www.yourdictionary.com

Plautdietsch Dictionary Index
http://www.mennolink.org/doc/lg/index.html

Swabian Dialect (Schwaebisch-Englisches Woerterbuch)
http://www.schwaebisch-englisch.de

Willkommen im Institut für Deutsche Sprache!
http://www.ids-mannheim.de/

Items available for purchase or interlibrary loan from the following sources at webpage addresses:

AHSGR - American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 631 D Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68502 USA (Tel: 402-474-3363; E-mail: ahsgr@ashgr.org; Webpage: http://www.ahsgr.org [Books available on interlibrary loan with charges per book.]

GRHC -Germans from Russia Heritage Collection Libraries NDSU Dept #2080 PO Box 6050 Fargo, ND 58108-6050 USA (Tel: 701-231-6596; E-mail: Acacia.Stuckle@ndsu.edu; Website: http://library.ndsu.edu/grhc/) [Books are not available on interlibrary loan from GRHC.]

GRHS - Germans from Russia Heritage Society, 1008 East Central Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota 58501 USA (Tel: 701-223-6167; E-mail: grhs@grhs.org; Webpage: http://www.grhs.org [Books are not available on interlibrary loan from GRHS.]

Library of Congress Online Catalog. Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC 20540. For questions about searching the Library of Congress Online Catalog, Email: lconline@loc.gov.

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