The Max Kade German-American Center provides the Indianapolis community, the State of Indiana, and more broadly, the eastern Midwest with a center for conducting research on German American history, language, and culture. A particular focus is the study of German-American dialects and German history in the United States. As part of its research mission, a new project for creating a digital archive of German-American dialects in Indiana is in progress.
The Max Kade Center collaborates with the IUPUI University Library to develop and provide access to the university’s considerable collection of German-Americana texts and research materials. The Max Kade Center also partners with the Indiana State Library, Indiana Historical Society, Athenaeum Foundation, and the Society for German American Studies.
The Center also provides funding for both undergraduate and graduate students at IUPUI.