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The Max Kade Institute Needs Your Help!

PLEASE HELP US RAISE $200,000 for the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies LIBRARY PROJECT – http://mki.wisc.edu

Dear Friends of the Max Kade Institute,

As many of you have heard, the Max Kade Institute is now moving to a much larger and more centrally located place on the UW–Madison campus: the University Club. We are using this opportunity to build a state-of-the-art library and archival facility for our unique collections of German-language materials published in North America, including an exhibit space and comfortable reading areas for our patrons. The renovation is budgeted at $1.1 million, and we are within reach of our goal. Please help us to preserve this important part of American history and support our efforts to raise the final $200,000.

HELP US RAISE $200,000
Through the end of 2011 all donations will be matched dollar for dollar
by the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Gifts can be made by check, made out to UW Foundation, with MKI Library Project in the memo line and mailed to: Max Kade Institute, 901 University Bay Dr., Madison, WI 53705 or online through the MKI Web site: http://mki.wisc.edu (click on “MKI Library Campaign”).

All gifts to the MKI Library Project are fully tax deductible.

For additional information contact:
Antje Petty at the Max Kade Institute (608-262-7546 or apetty@wisc.edu)

New Links on Max Kade Institute Website

The following two Web sites have recently been added to the MKI’s Resources page (http://mki.wisc.edu/Resources/Links/Links.htm)
and may be of interest to you!

German-American Heritage Museum
An art and multimedia museum located in Washington, DC, providing permanent and temporary exhibits on German immigration and migration across the Unites States and on famous German Americans. The Resources page provides state-by-state links to informative Web sites about German immigrants, German organizations and landmarks, German-American business resources, government resources, student opportunities, and German-language radio programs.

Gemütlichkeit, Schnitzelbank, and Kitsch: German-American Caricature in Vintage Postcards
The Archives & Rare Books Library of the University of Cincinnati has added an exhibit that explores the creation and perpetuation of German American ethnic stereotypes through cartoon images found on popular postcards in the 20th century. More than fifty cards illustrating a public view of a major ethnic group are included in the exhibit, which can be downloaded as PDF.