Mission, Scope, and Commitment

Our Mission

The mission of the IUPUI Max Kade German-American Research and Resource Center is to support German-American Studies through scholarly research, teaching, and service and the community by offering events on all aspects of German-American culture.


The Max Kade German-American Center provides the Indianapolis community, the State of Indiana, and more broadly, the eastern Midwest with a center for conducting research on German American history, language, and culture. A particular focus is the study of German-American dialects and German history in the United States. As part of its research mission, a new project for creating a digital archive of German-American dialects in Indiana is in progress.

The Max Kade Center collaborates with the IUPUI University Library to develop and provide access to the university’s considerable collection of German-Americana texts and research materials. The Max Kade Center also partners with the Indiana State Library, Indiana Historical Society, Athenaeum Foundation, and the Society for German American Studies.