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North American Gymnastic Union


From the American Gymnastic Union Name Authority File (

found: Its Normal College. Normal College of the American Gymnastic Union, 1920-21: t.p. (American Gymnastic Union) found: NUCMC data from Univ. of Ill. at Urbana-Champaign Archives for St. Louis Turnverein. Records, 1923-1932 (name not given) found: LC manual cat. (under heading. American Turners: national society organized in 1850 at Philadelphia, though some local societies were founded as early as 1848; name Socialistischer Turnerbund; dormant during Civil War; reorganized in 1864 as Amerikanischer Turnerbund; known as Nordamerikanischer Turnerbund; English equivalent, North American Gymnastic Union, was also used beginning in 1865; name changed in 191-? to American Gymnastic Union, in 1922? to American Turnerbund, and again in 1938 to American Turners)

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American Turners Records

Identifier: MSS030
Overview Immigrants to the United States in the nineteenth century founded organizations that served as social centers, maintained cultural identity, and promoted the ideals and the interests of the immigrants and their American-born descendants. The American Turners is an example of such an organization. Established by German immigrants in 1850, the American Turners advocated a liberal political philosophy and fought to protect both the political rights and the German heritage of the immigrants. The...