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Shaping the Circle
German-Americans in Indianapolis: 1840-1918

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From the harmonies of one of the nation's oldest continuously active singing organizations, to the presence of gymnasiums in public schools to the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument at the heart of the city, people of German descent have been responsible for countless contributions to Indianapolis culture. Using items from the Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives, this pilot digital exhibit demonstrates the influence German-Americans have had on music, architecture, and physical education in Indianapolis. It also discusses the cultural conflict faced by German-Americans and what they did to overcome it.


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Updated: 29 April 2004, RKB
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