Guide to the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Records 1968-1984
Cage 850

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
American Historical Society of Germans from Russia
Title
American Historical Society of Germans from Russia records
ID
Cage 850
Date [inclusive]
1968-1984
Extent
1.0 container
General Physical Description note
0.25 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
The American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Records consists of materials published by the AHSGR on the organization and its members. The collection includes newsletters, documents on conventions, published papers, membership lists, biographies, and AHSGR correspondence.

Preferred Citation note

[Item description]. American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Records, 1968-1984. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Historical Note

The American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHGSR) was founded in 1968, and is an international, nonprofit organization that engages in research and history of German Russians. The organization focuses its research on a group of Germans that resided along the Volga, who then immigrated to the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries. The organization started within a community of German-Russians, who predominately resided in Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado. Volunteers and staff aimed to gather information, translate relevant texts, and develop genealogical information for future generations of German-Russians.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains papers and publications of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHGSR) from 1967-1984. Most of the materials in this collection include the “Newsletter” published by the AHSGR, in the years 1970-1984. Other documents include correspondence pertaining membership, committee and society membership lists, documents associated with conventions (majority of convention documents are associated with the Tenth International Convention in Seattle, WA), and papers that were authored by the organization’s president.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged in alphabetical order by folder title .

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Records were donated to Washington State University by Amelia Werre in 1985 (MS 1985.36).

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Brianna Webb and Steven Bingo in 2016.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

The American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Records were donated with the Amelia Werre Papers (Cage 5084) , but were separated and processed as its own collections. Other related collections include:

Emma Schwabenland Haynes Papers 1927-1982, Cage 573

Anna Biedel Weitz Papers 1904-1983, Cage 158

Germans from Russia Conference Recordings and Papers 1980-1994, 1998, Archives 310

Fred Koch Collection on Germans from Russia Papers 1802-1983, bulk 1908-1983 Cage 851

Arthur Hartwig Notes on Germans from Russia 1916-1999, Cage 5085

Separated Materials note

The “Clues” series (1973-1984, excluding 1974) that was donated with this collection will be separated and catalogued with WSULibraries’ rare book collection.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Historical Society of Germans from Russia -- Archives.

Subject(s)

  • German Americans
  • Russian Germans -- America -- History.
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Conventions 1968-1971 

1 1

Correspondence 1970-1982 

1 1

Newsletters 1970-1983 

1 1

Tenth International Convention, Seattle, Washington 1979 

1 1