Ohlas od Nežárky – a Periodical Memory of the Region

Pages 5–31
DOI 10.37520/amnpsc.2022.021
Keywords periodicals – newspapers – magazines – regional periodicals – printed media – library science – 19th century – 20th century – everyday life – history
Type of Article Peer-reviewed
Citation BĚHALOVÁ, Štěpánka. Ohlas od Nežárky – a Periodical Memory of the Region. Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia litterarum. Prague: National Museum, 2022, 67(3-4), 5–31. DOI: https://doi.org/10.37520/amnpsc.2022.021. ISSN 2570-6861 (Print), 2570-687X (Online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/acta-musei-nationalis-pragae-historia-litterarum/67-3-4/ohlas-od-nezarky-a-periodical-memory-of-the-region
Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia litterarum | 2022/67/3-4

The Jindřichův Hradec weekly Ohlas od Nežárky provided information to the citizens of the town and the region in 1871–1942, capturing the every­day life of the town and shaping the social awareness of its community. The editorial office was in the possession of the local printers of the Landfras family, who had owned the printing works from 1797. The establishment of the periodical press in Jindřichův Hradec was initiated by the printer Alois Landfras, who in 1844 bought a cylinder press, suitable for printing periodicals, and who had a number of personal contacts in Prague patriotic circles, where he was in touch mainly with Jan Hýbl, František Bohumil Tomsa, Václav Rodomil Kramerius and Josef Kajetán Tyl. He made two unsuccessful attempts to publish a Czech periodical in Jindřichův Hradec in 1848 and 1863. The Czech weekly Ohlas od Nežárky began to be issued there in 1871 and continued to come out for 72 years. Ohlas od Nežárky captured the everyday life of the town and the surrounding region as well as important social events in 1871–1942, i.e. during the ex­istence of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the independent Czechoslovak Republic and the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, as well as during the First and partly also the Second World War. In terms of information, the weekly became primarily a chronicle of the life of the town, but also an authentic reflection of contemporary events in the Czech-German environment outside of Prague. It is one of the longest-running Czech regional magazines. Since 2002, its full-text search is possible in its digital copy in the Kramerius digital library of the Museum of the Jindřichův Hradec region.

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