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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 is the German-Americana collection?

German-AmericanaThe German-Americana Collection is one of the nation's largest collections of books, pamphlets, documents, journals, newspapers and manuscripts pertaining to German-American history, literature and culture, and is located in the Blegen Library in the Archives and Rare Books Library of the University of Cincinnati.

The collection is especially of value to students, scholars and the general public interested in the history, literature and culture of the German-American element. It contains a wealth of information on the German heritage of the Ohio Valley in particular.

About the Archives and Rare Books Library

Blegen Library

The Archives and Rare Books Library is located in UC's Blegen Library.  We are open to the University community and the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except for University holidays. We ask that patrons make an appointment, especially if traveling from a distance. Some of our material is stored in an offsite facility and can take one week to be made available. 

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