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.
The 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;
• sharing the Institute’s resources through publications, community outreach, and educational programming.
Our Library and Archives house one of the largest collections of German-language materials published in North America, as well as primary source documents, such as letters, diaries, and business records; and the North American German Dialect Archive, which contains thousands of hours of recordings of immigrant dialects from the mid-1940s to the present.
The Institute is open to the public, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.
We are located on the fourth floor of the University Club on the Madison central campus, 432 East Campus Mall, only a short walk from the Wisconsin Historical Society and the UW–Madison Memorial Library.
More information in the Max Kade Institute brochure.