Max Kade Institute

for German-American Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison




In 2011, the Max Kade Institute received a National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant to support the renovation of a new Library and to establish an endowment for the MKI Librarian and Archivist position. We have reached four fifth of our matching goal. Please help us raise the final $100,000 by donating to the

Max Kade Institute Librarian Support Fund.

Don’t forget: Gifts can be made in honor or in memory of a special friend or relative.


To show our appreciation for donations to our Library Project Campaign, we invite you to name a part of our library!

Make the Max Kade Institute Library a Part of Your Family's History

  • Adopt a book: choose your favorite publication in the MKI collection and have a nameplate added to the book ($200–$500)
  • Adopt a state in the Published in America (PIA) Collection: the MKI’s PIA collection is organized by state. Put your name on the shelf of your favorite state: ($500-$5,000)
  • Sponsor a Collection, such as the North American Dialect Collection, Carl Schurz Collection, or Family History Collection ($5,000 - $10,000)
  • Name a room ($10,000 - $20,000) 

Additional naming opportunities exist. Please inquire!


Your support in securing our future is deeply appreciated. Please contact us with questions, ideas, and suggestions.

Cora Lee Kluge:

Mark Louden:

Antje Petty:


The Max Kade Institute Library Project Campaign has been made possible in part by

major support from the  Max Kade Foundation, New York 

and by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this Web resource do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.