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Women's Auxiliary minutes, 1918

The German language fell into disfavor after the United States became involved in World War I. Many German-language newspapers went out of business, and a 1919 Indiana law made it illegal to teach German in public, private, and parochial schools. German-American organizations which had used German for their minutes switched to English. The Women's Auxiliary of the Socialer Turnverein voted to discontinue the use of German until the end of the war, but the adoption of English for their minutes proved to be permanent.

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Athenaeum Turners Records, Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives, University Library, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

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Women's Auxiliary minutes, 1918
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Women's Auxiliary minutes, 1918
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Women's Auxiliary minutes, 1918
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Women's Auxiliary minutes, 1918
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