German-American Collections

Accession A91-53
Collection Mss 69

Historical Note

The Federation of German Societies was originally formed in the late nineteenth century by the various cultural, social, and fraternal organizations of Indianapolis's German-American community. One of its major goals was the preservation of German culture in the city. By 1910 the Federation had 56 member societies. The advent of World War I and the anti-German sentiments it aroused, however, forced the Federation to suspend its operations.

Last updated by on 03/18/2009

Mss 032
13.4 c.f (10 cartons and 6 flat boxes)
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Last updated by on 04/02/2009

Mss 30
28.1 c.f. (24 cartons and 8 flat boxes)
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Last updated by on 04/08/2009
Mss 39
4.4 c.f. (3 cartons, 1 document box, 2 flat boxes)
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Last updated by on 07/15/2013

German-Americana Collections

The collections listed are only a portion of the materials held by the Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives, and additional collections are added on a continuing basis. Catalog-level information about each of the collections can also be found in IUCAT, Indiana University Libraries' online catalog. For a complete listing of collections, contact Special Collections and Archives through Ask an Archivist.