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  • Statement of Purpose & Goals
  • Partners & Collaborators
  • Statewide GERMANY IN US Contact

  • Statement of Purpose & Goals

    GERMANY IN US (GIU) was originally developed as a statewide initiative of the Indiana Humanities Council, made possible through participation of Lilly Endowment Inc. and more than 90 other partner organizations across Indiana. It was launched in southwest Indiana in the fall of 1999. In 2002 the Indiana Humanities council gave the exhibits, displays and other materials to the Max Kade German-American Research and Resource Center. The Center now maintians the Project in cooperation with the Indiana German Heritage Society.

    GERMANY IN US reflects this broad and deep German heritage of Indiana and the U.S. According to the 1990 census, one in three Indiana citizens claims a German ancestor The program also explored the high interest in contemporary German language and culture and the significant commercial ties between Indiana and Germany.

    GERMANY IN US through its sponsors offers traveling centerpieces, computer learning centers, lectures, seminars, conferences, workshops, performances, film series, readings and discussion groups, integrated with public programs and projects in each participating community. GIU encouraged exploration within Indiana communities of the contributions of German-Americans to Indiana's past, present and future through culture, education, religious practice and commerce of the state.

    GERMANY IN US includes a Web site with learning resources and links to leading German and German-American organizations, German language study opportunities in Indiana and in Germany, commercial ties, Indiana's partner cities here and in Germany, and much more.

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    Partners & Collaborators

    Major partners for the GERMANY IN US project included:

    Allen County - Fort Wayne Historical Society
    Allison Transmission
    American Association of Teachers of German
    American Council on Germany
    Anderson University
    Arts Council of Southwest Indiana
    Athenaeum Foundation
    Ball State University
    Bayer Corporation
    Butler University
    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
    City of Fort Wayne
    City of South Bend
    Claas of America
    Conner Prairie Settlement
    DaimlerChrysler Corp.
    Depauw University
    Eli Lilly & Co.
    Evansville Museum of Arts & Science
    Franklin College
    German-American Chamber of Commerce
    German-American Klub
    German Consulate, Chicago
    German Information Center
    German National Tourism Office
    Global Logistics of Indiana
    Goshen College
    Grace College
    Gunther and Barbara Jordan International Center
    Hanover College
    Historic New Harmony
    Historic Southern Indiana
    Indiana Film Society
    Indiana German Heritage Society
    Indiana Humanities Council
    Indianapolis Museum of Art
    Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
    International Center of Indianapolis
    Ivy Tech State College
    Indiana-Purdue, Fort Wayne
    Indiana University, Bloomington
    Indiana University, Kokomo
    Indiana University Northwest
    Indiana University-Purdue University, Columbus
    Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
    Indiana University, South Bend
    Indiana University Southeast
    Knauf Fiber Glass-Shelbyville, Fiber Glass Insulation Products
    Kreig Devault Alexander & Capehart
    Lilly Endowment Inc.
    Lutheran Children's and Family Services
    Manchester College
    Marian College
    Max Kade German-American Center, IUPUI
    Osnabrueck Society
    Partner Cities: Evansville/Osnabrueck, Fort Wayne/Gera, Goshen/Bexbach, Indianapolis/Cologne, Jasper/Pfaffenweiler, New Harmony/Wiernsheim/Iptingen, Vincennes/Wasserburg am/Inn, Columbus/Loehne
    Public Libraries: Evansville, Indianapolis-Marion County, and St. Joseph County
    Public Schools: Evansville,Indianapolis
    Purdue University, Calumet
    Purdue University, West Lafayette
    Rapp Granary-Owen Foundation
    Roche Diagnostics Corp.
    Siemens PT & D, LLC
    State of Indiana: Department of Commerce, Department of Education
    Taylor University
    Tri-State World Trade Council
    University of Evansville
    University of Indianapolis
    University of Southern Indiana
    Valparaiso University
    Vincennes University
    Wabash College
    Willard Library

    Leading scholars and consultants on the project included:

    • Giles R. Hoyt, Ph.D., Consulting Scholar, Professor of German, Associate Dean of International Affairs, IUPUI
    • Eileen Baitcher, Executive Director, Indiana Jewish Historical Society
    • Darrell Bigham, Ph.D., Professor of History, University of Southern Indiana
    • Ernestine Dillon, Ph.D., Professor of German, Marian College, President, Indiana German Heritage Society
    • William Gilcher, Director, Communications, Goethe Institute, Washington, D.C.
    • Claudia Grossman, Ph.D., German Internship Director, Christel DeHaan Foundation
    • Jeffrey Gubitz, Director, Fort Wayne Jewish Federation
    • Gordon Mork, Ph.D., Professor of History, Purdue University
    • Eberhard and Ruth Reichmann, Ph.D.s, Max Kade Center Researchers
    • Gabrielle Robinson, Ph.D., Director, Gunther and Barbara Jordan International Center
    • Connie Weinzapfel, Director, Historic New Harmony
    • Ann Whitlock Swedeen, Ed.D., Statewide GERMANY IN US Director

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    Statewide GERMANY IN US Contact

    IUPUI Max Kade German-American Center,
    401 East Michigan St.,
    Indianapolis, IN 46204.

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