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Athenaeum name change newspaper articles, 1918

The entry of the United States in World War I put pressure on German-Americans to prove their loyalty to the U.S. Many German-American organizations and institutions responded by adopting new names. Das Deutsche Haus, home of the Socialer Turnverein and the Musikverein, was rechristened "The Athenaeum" on February 22, 1918. Reports in Indianapolis newspapers hailed the change as further proof of the loyalty of local German-Americans.

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

Article from the Indianapolis Star, 1918
Article from the Indianapolis Star, 1918
Article from the Indianapolis Star, January 12, 1918
Article from the Indianapolis Star, January 12, 1918
Article from the Indianapolis Star, January 15, 1918
Article from the Indianapolis Star, January 15, 1918
Article from an unidentified newspaper source, January 23, 1918
Article from an unidentified newspaper, January 23, 1918. (The newspaper is presumably one of the Indianapolis German-language papers, but we have nothing which indicates which one it might be.)
Article from the Indianapolis News, February 23, 1918
Article from the Indianapolis News, February 23, 1918

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