Max Kade Institute

For more than three centuries, immigrants from German-speaking lands have come to America, settled in rural and urban communities, and established German-language churches, schools, and businesses. They introduced social customs, traditions, and organizations that have shaped and been shaped by the American way of life.UnivClub

The Max Kade Institute is dedicated to

  • researching the story of German-speaking immigrants and their descendants in a global, multicultural, and interdisciplinary context;
  • preserving American print culture and personal documents in the German language and making them part of America’s story and historiography; and
  • sharing the Institute’s resources through publications, community outreach, and educational programming.

Check out the Max Kade Institute Web site ( for the Institute’s rich resources and programs.

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