Heimaths' Unterstutzungs Verein Records, 1897-1977


Accession A91-52
Collection Mss 71


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Historical Note

Mutual benefit societies have served as social support organizations for many immigrant groups, including the German community in Indianapolis. Several societies of this type (known as "Unterstutzungs Vereins" in German) were formed in the city during the latter half of the nineteenth century. One example is the Heimaths' Unterstutzungs Verein, founded in 1897. Its mission was to provide assistance to its members in times of need. The Heimaths' Unterstutzungs Verein is still active. It is a member organization of the city's Federation of German Societies.


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Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of four volumes of minutes from the organization's meetings, 1897-1977. The first volume (1897-1899) also contains membership lists and accounts. The records, all handwritten, are in German prior to 1950 and in English since 1950.


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Box and Folder Inventory


Box	Fol	Contents                                               Date
1	1	Minutes                                                1897-1899
		Minutes of meetings, 2/1/1897-8/5/1899; 
		accounts and membership lists, 1897-1899.  
		One volume of 84 pages, handwritten in German

1	2	Minutes                                                1921-1942
		Minutes of meetings, 5/8/1921-4/14/1942.  
		One volume of 287 pages, handwritten in German.

2	1	Minutes                                                1942-1960
		Minutes of meetings, 5/12/1942-12/2/1960.  
		One volume of 300 pages, handwritten in German 
		from 1942 to 1950 and in English since 1950

2	2	Minutes                                                1961-1977
		Minutes of meetings, 1/6/1961-10/7/1977.  
		One volume of 300 pages, handwritten in English

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