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Indianapolis German Literary Club records

Identifier: V188

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a bound volume of the Indianapolis German Literary Club's annual program booklets ranging from 1893 to 1918 that include the group's constitution and by-laws. The second volume contains the club's meeting minutes (1893-1917), newpaper clippings, a photograph of Mrs. Charles M. Walker, and the club's history written in English and German by Mrs. Henry Lane Bruner and dated December 14, 1938.


  • 1893-1938

Language of Materials

Materials in English and German.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical note

The Indianapolis German Literary Club was founded in 1889 by Mrs. Charles M. (Claire A.) Walker. The purpose of the club was the study of German literature and language. The club name was "The German Club" in 1890, then changed to "Der Deutsch-Literarische Klub" in 1894 and changed again to the "Indianapolis Deutsch-Literarische Klub" in 1896. From the clubs inception, all papers, discussions and conversations were written and conducted in German. The annual program booklets were printed in English from 1893 to 1895 and the meeting minutes were written in English from 1893 to 1894. Thereafter, both programs and meeting minutes were written in German. Following the death of Mrs. Walker in July 1917, the members voted to disband at their November 27, 1917 meeting.


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0.02 Cubic Feet (2 volumes)


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Indianapolis Literary Club on 1939/07.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2020/02/14 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2020/02/14 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.