Skip to main content

Heimaths' Unterstutzungs Verein Records

Identifier: MSS071

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of four volumes of minutes from the organization's meetings, 1897-1977. The first volume (1897-1899) also contains membership lists and accounts. The records, all handwritten, are in German prior to 1950 and in English since 1950.


  • 1897 - 1977


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Historical Note

Mutual benefit societies have served as social support organizations for many immigrant groups, including the German community in Indianapolis. Several societies of this type (known as "Unterstutzungs Vereins" in German) were formed in the city during the latter half of the nineteenth century. One example is the Heimaths' Unterstutzungs Verein, founded in 1897. Its mission was to provide assistance to its members in times of need. The Heimaths' Unterstutzungs Verein is still active. It is a member organization of the city's Federation of German Societies.


1 Cubic Feet (2 flat boxes)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by the Heimaths Sick Benefit Society, October 1991. A91-52

Related Materials

Federation of German Societies Records, 1931-1988, Mss069

Related Materials

Indianapolis Gardeners Benefit Society Records, 1867-1985, Mss072

Related Materials

Preuseen Unterstuzungs Verein Records, 1884-1956, Mss074


Heimaths' Unterstutzungs Verein Records, 1897-1977
Gregory H. Mobley
Description rules

Repository Details

Part of the German-American Archives Repository

IUPUI University Library
755 W. Michigan St.
Room 0133
Indianapolis IN 46202 USA