Please Support the MKI Library Project Capital Campaign
Dear Friends of the Max Kade Institute,
Over a year ago the Newsletter of the Friends of the Max Kade Institute announced the Institute's plans to move to new quarters in the University Club on the UW–Madison's Library Mall. This move is now scheduled for 2012. As you know, it is overdue: our library and archives have long since outgrown the Keystone House, and we are proud of the fact that all parts of our work have expanded as well—including research, cooperation on research projects with scholars throughout the world, interdisciplinary programming, teaching and working with school programs, and outreach activities.
Our growing Library and Archives include one of the largest collections of German-language materials published in North America, as well as primary source documents like letters, diaries, photos, audio recordings, and community records, which document the experiences of millions of German-speaking immigrants who settled this country and their descendants.
We are using the opportunity of this move to build a state-of-the-art library and archival facility for our unique collections, including an exhibit space and comfortable reading areas for our patrons. The renovation is budgeted at $1.1 million, and we are now within reach of our goal. Please support our efforts to raise the final $200,000.
contributions to the MKI Library Project will be used exclusively
to improve our library and help us preserve the history of German-speaking
immigrants to North America. For more details, please see the "Director's
Corner" article in the Winter 2009 issue of the MKI Friends Newsletter.
Gifts can be made by check, made out to UW Foundation, with MKI Library Project in the memo line and mailed to:
Max Kade Institute, 901 University Bay Dr., Madison, WI 53705
online through the UW Foundation — this form already designates the MKI Library Project in the special instructions box.
All gifts to the MKI Library Project are fully tax deductible.
If you require additional information about donations, please contact Ann Dingman at the UW Foundation (608-265-9954 or Ann.Dingman@uwfoundation.wisc.edu).
are very grateful for your support at this crucial time in the history of
our Institute. Please contact
us if you have any questions. We would love to speak with you about our
projects and our future.
Cora Lee Kluge, Director