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Library and Archive

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Traveling Exhibit "Neighbors Past and Present: The Wisconsin German Experience"

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German-American Dialects

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"Battle of Beer and Wine" at Memorial Union

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The Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies is an interdisciplinary unit in the College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. It is dedicated to researching, preserving, and sharing the stories of German-speaking immigrants and their descendants in the larger context of global migration past and present.

Because of restoration work in our building, the Institute and the Library are currently open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Please contact a staff member by email, or leave a voicemail message at 608-262-7546.

Join us for our in-person and virtual events and explore our website. You can find recordings of presentations in the MKI Virtual Lecture Series, scanned images from our Library and Archives, MKI’s  exhibit “Neighbors Past and Present: The Wisconsin German Experience,” our most recent virtual exhibit on “Anna Seifert: Letters in German from a Wisconsin Farm,” and much more.