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German-Americana Resources

This guide will introduce you to German-Americana sources at the University of Cincinnati and around the world.

What are Archival Collections and Where do I start?

Archival collections can encompass photographs, documents, correspondence, scrapbooks, church records, and organizational records.  These documents can be useful primary sources for research papers, genealogy, and numerous other projects.  Archival collections are not always easy to find.  To see what we have at the University of Cincinnati related to German-Americana, go to the UC Finding Aid box.   Scroll down to  "Other Archives and Libraries with German-Americana"  for hints on other places to search.   Search the databases on the bottom left if you have a research topic in mind and want to find out what might be out there.

UC's German-Americana Archives

The Archives and Rare Books Library creates "finding aids" to describe the content of archival collections.  These finding aids can be found online through the ARB website and through the OhioLINK EAD Finding Aid Repository.  Please note that like many archives we are still converting finding aids from paper format to online format.  If you don't see what you're looking for, give us a call or send us an email.

Other Archives and Libraries with German-Americana Collections

Here are some hints for other libraries and archives with good German-Americana collections that may hold what you're looking for.

Databases for Finding Archival Collections

No luck finding what you're looking for at UC?  Willing to travel to do some serious research?  Take a look at what is held in archives throughout the country and even the world.

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