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GA. German Americana

 Record Group
Identifier: GA
The German-Americana Collection is one of the nation's largest collections of books, pamphlets, documents, journals, newspapers and manuscripts pertaining to German-American history, literature and culture. The collection is especially of value to students, scholars and the general public interested in the history, literature and culture of the German-American element. It contains a wealth of information on the German heritage of the Ohio Valley in particular.

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Bayerische Volksbuhne photographs and programs

Identifier: GA-16-03
Overview This collection contains programs and photographs of the Bayerishe Volksbuehne of Newark, New Jersey.
Dates: 1962-1978

Carl Albert Helmecke Papers

Identifier: GA-06-01
Overview This collection deals mainly with Carl A. Helmecke's sabatical in Germany during 1937 and 1938. The collection includes correspondence with his family, souvenirs including maps and tour guide books, tickets and receipts from places to which he traveled in Germany along with school calendars and schedules from his experiences teaching in Germany. There is also some correspondence from later in Helmecke's life along with an oral history interview completed in 1984 shortly before his death.
Dates: 1898-1984; Majority of material found within 1937-1938

Clemens von Metternich Letters

Identifier: GA-09-07
Overview Correspondence of Prince Clemens von Metternich of Austria. Many of the letters dated between 1827 and 1828 were written by various European princes and princesses to congratulate Prince Metternich on his marriage to Maria Antonia von Leykem, the Princess von Beilstein. Many of the letters dated 1829 were sent to Metternich to congratulate him on the birth of his son Richard Clemens Joseph Lothar Herman.
Dates: 1822-1829

Elizabeth Petuchowski Collection of Wolfgang Hildesheimer Material

Identifier: GA-05-01
Overview Materials relating to German author Wolfgang Hildesheimer collected by Elizabeth Petuchowski
Dates: 1955-1994

Fairview German Bilingual School records

Identifier: GA-08-03
Overview The collection contains annual reports for the school, statistical reports, plans, correspondence, and newspaper clippings related to the school between 1974 and 1988.
Dates: 1974-1988

George E. Armstrong Photograph Collection

Identifier: GA-08-02
Overview This collection consists of photographs of tourist sites in Zurich and Paris and of damage to buildings and landscape in post-World War II Germany. The photos also show American soldiers at work and play.
Dates: 1937-1946

Gerhard R. Schade Papers

Identifier: GA-06-03
Overview The papers, 1920-1990 include literary, historical, and autobiographical writings.
Dates: 1920-1990

Helmecke family papers

Identifier: GA-09-04
Overview Correspondence, memorabilia, and legal and religious documents of the Helmecke family, a family of German origin who lived in Cincinnati. The material documents the family's life in Germany, their immigration to the U.S., and their lives as German-Americans living in Cincinnati and then in Michigan.
Dates: 1767-1961

H.H. Fick German-Americana Added papers

Identifier: GA-14-02
Overview Subject files, small archival collections, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous publications collected as part of the H.H. Fick German-Americana collection
Dates: 1780-2002

H.H. Fick German-Americana Unpublished Pamphlets Collection

Identifier: GA-14-01
Overview Material written and collected by H.H. (Heinrich H.) Fick related to the German-American experience, teaching of the German language, and German-American literature.
Dates: 1883-1920

John Koegel Collection of German-American Ephemera

Identifier: GA-05-02
Overview Collection of German-Americana ephemera collected by John Koegel. Some items were collected from a German-American Catholic family from Rochester, New York - the Riedman Family. There are a few items from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The collection includes concert programs, event tickets, newsletters, religious items, and postcards.
Dates: 1855-1919

Prager Memorial Day Records

Identifier: GA-09-02
Overview Collection includes background material, photos, programs, and exhibit material from the Prager Memorial Day celebrations at the University of Cincinnati and throughout the Cincinnati area between 1993 and 1995.
Dates: 1993-1995

Society for German American Studies records

Identifier: GA-16-01
Overview Records of the Society for German American studies. The collection includes newspapers clippings about SGAS events, correspondence, treasurer's Reports and SGAS Membership Reports.
Dates: 1971-2007

Swiss Benevolent Association (Cincinnati, Ohio) records

Identifier: GA-11-02
Overview This collection contains materials of and relating to the Swiss Benevolent Association of Cincinnati, Ohio which was founded in 1871 and is still active today. The majority of the collection outlines the association's ideologies and activities in the 1960s via by-laws, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial reports, activity reports, annual reports, membership lists, and calendars. Though not as comprehensive as the earlier material, some calendars, meeting minutes, and membership lists are...
Dates: 1871-2011; Majority of material found within 1965-2011

Third Protestant Memorial Church (Cincinnati, Ohio) records

Identifier: GA-09-03
Overview Records of the Third Protestant Memorial Church of Cincinnati, formerly known as the Third German Protestant Memorial Church of Cincinnati, the German and Evangelical Lutheran and Reformed Church, and the North German Lutheran Church. Includes records of baptisms, marriages, deaths, confirmations, along with financial records and a few photographs.
Dates: 1814-1982

Thomas Mann Collection

Identifier: Fick PT2625.A44 Z479, PT2625.A44 Z4834
Overview Letters and a postcard card written by Thomas Mann. Also includes a photograph of Mann.
Dates: 1918-1952

Wolff Festschriften Imprint Collection

Identifier: GA-09-08
Overview This collection contains German-American imprints from the Wolff Standard Printing Works, Covington, Kentucky.
Dates: 1931-1976