Forward League (Lincoln, Neb.) [RG4024.AM]

NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

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

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

BACKGROUND NOTE

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.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

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].

 

ADDED ENTRIES

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

 

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