Indianapolis Maennerchor Records, 1866-1990

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The Indianapolis Maennerchor (men's choir), established in 1854 by German immigrants, is one of the oldest continuously active singing societies in the United States. The Maennerchor was an important organization in the early cultural life of Indianapolis, sponsoring musical events of national importance and bringing prominent singers and musicians to the city. The Maennerchor's concerts feature classical and popular songs in German and in English. These photographs are part of the Indianapolis Mannerchor Records held by the IUPUI University Library Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives.

This project was funded in part by the Hoyt-Reichmann Chair in German-American Studies.


Maennerchor group portrait, 1978-79
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