Milwaukee Turners Foundation Records, 1848-2010

Summary Information

Title: Milwaukee Turners Foundation Records
Inclusive Dates: 1848-2010

  • Milwaukee Turners Foundation
Call Numbers: Milwaukee Mss BM; PH Milwaukee Mss BM

Quantity: 19.4 c.f. (27 archives boxes)

Quantity: 12 separate volumes

Quantity: 2 oversize folders

Archival Locations:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)

Records of a social and political organization founded as the Socialer Turnverein by German immigrants, embodying their liberal beliefs. Turners' activities consisted of gymnastics, literary contests, drama, and social events such as picnics and band concerts. Collection includes correspondence; minutes, reports, and financial materials; printed histories, including anniversary materials, newsletters, newsclippings, and scrapbooks; member and membership information; records from groups within the organization; ballroom preservation and building renovation and restoration information; and photographs and slides.

Language: English, German

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