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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG4024.AM:  Forward League (Lincoln, Neb.)



Papers:  1961-1962

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  

Size:  8 items



BACKGROUND NOTE



The Forward League was organized in 1917 by the Germans from Russia group in Lincoln, Nebraska to demonstrate their full support of the war effort against Germany during World War I, and their loyalty to the U.S.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of correspondence, reminiscences, and interview notes, 1961-1962. The materials relate to the founding and purpose of the Forward League. The correspondence and reminiscences are the work of William F. Urbach. Mrs. William F. Urbach took notes of an interview with Alex Wekesser on October 12, 1961. He was the brother of the League’s founder, Dr. Henry P. Wekesser, and an active participant in the League’s activities. The materials are only available as photocopies.



For more information about the Forward League, contact the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia.



The NSHS collections also contain the personal papers of William F. Urbach [RG1497].



 



ADDED ENTRIES



Forward League (Lincoln, Neb.)

Germans from Russia

Urbach, William F.

Wekesser, Alex

World War, 1914-1918 — Nebraska — Lincoln



 



Revised 02-06-2008   TMM