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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.

As the University is carefully opening for the fall semester, we are slowly resuming our campus activities, too. At this point, the Institute and the Library are open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Please contact a staff member by email, or leave a voicemail message at 608-262-7546.

Unfortunately, we will have to postpone our community programming a little longer, but we hope that this is an opportunity for you to explore our online resources.  Over the last year, we have been posting materials and links to a variety of German-Americana in a series that we call “While We Are Hausbound,” starting with a selection of old German-American baking recipes.  Check out new topics and installments under “RECENT NEWS” below. In addition, we have started a new Virtual Lecture Series that we invite you to explore. And enjoy the many other postings on this site, such as MKI’s  exhibit “Neighbors Past and Present: The Wisconsin German Experience”

All of us at the MKI hope that  you are safe and well! — Antje, Hope, Kevin, and Mark