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Forward League (Lincoln, Neb.)

RG4024.AM:  Forward League (Lincoln, Neb.)

Papers:  1961-1962
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  
Size:  8 items


The Forward League was organized in 1917 by the Germans from Russia group in Lincoln, Nebraska to demonstrate their full support of the war effort against Germany during World War I, and their loyalty to the U.S.


This collection consists of correspondence, reminiscences, and interview notes, 1961-1962. The materials relate to the founding and purpose of the Forward League. The correspondence and reminiscences are the work of William F. Urbach. Mrs. William F. Urbach took notes of an interview with Alex Wekesser on October 12, 1961. He was the brother of the League's founder, Dr. Henry P. Wekesser, and an active participant in the League's activities. The materials are only available as photocopies.

For more information about the Forward League, contact the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia.

The NSHS collections also contain the personal papers of William F. Urbach [RG1497].



Forward League (Lincoln, Neb.)
Germans from Russia
Urbach, William F.
Wekesser, Alex
World War, 1914-1918 -- Nebraska -- Lincoln


Revised 02-06-2008   TMM


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