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Anonymous letter to directors of Das Deutsche Haus, 1918

When the United States entered World War I, German-Americans were pressured to prove their loyalty to the U.S. This anonymous letter illustrates the community's attitude toward things outwardly German. Such attitudes prompted many German-American organizations and institutions to adopt new names. On February 22, 1918, Das Deutsche Haus was renamed "The Athenaeum."

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Athenaeum Turners Records, Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives, University Library, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

Anonymous letter to DDH
Anonymous letter to directors of Das Deustche Haus, 1918

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