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Friends of German Culture Collection

Identifier: MC-108
The collection includes newsletters, member lists, public relations materials.


  • 1981 - 2005

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research in the Archives & Special Collections reading room. Handling guidelines and use restrictions will be communicated and enforced by archives staff members.

Conditions Governing Use

This material may be protected under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) which governs the making of photocopies or reproductions of copyrighted materials. You may use the digitized material for private study, scholarship, or research. Though the University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives and Special Collections has physical ownership of the material in its collections, in some cases we may not own the copyright to the material. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in our collections.


1.5 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

Friends of German Culture was organized in 1977. The activities they were involved with include:

Promoting social, cultural, and entertainment opportunities for members and other residents interested in German language and culture.

Maintaining relations with Bundeswehr members stationed in Huntsville and assisting in the planning and promotion of events of mutual interest.

Maintaining relations with the German Club of the University of Alabama in Huntsville and assisting in the planning and promotion of events of mutual interest.

Assisting the Huntsville/Madison County Council for International Visitors in programs requiring briefings and/or hospitality for official guests from German-speaking nations.

Assisting local universities, public and private school systems, public libraries, arts councils, and other organizations in programs of mutual interest.

Assisting the Alabama Space and Rocket Center, the Industrial Development Association, the Chamber of Commerce, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, and other organizations in programs requiring the linguistic and/or other expertise available among members of the organization.

Maintaining relations with the Atlanta-based Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Goethe Institute (German Cultural Center), and the German-American Chamber of Commerce.

Acting as regional catalyst for the promotion of improved understanding and relations between citizens of the United States and the Federal Republic of Germany.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jon Sweinsberg, 2018.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, and competing priorities. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.
Drew Adan
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives & Special Collections Repository

M. Louis Salmon Library
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899 Alabama 35899 United States of America