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Swiss American Historical Society Review

Swiss American Historical Society Review

Article Title

Reports

Keywords

Business Meeting, SAHS, Washington, Swiss Immigrants

Abstract

President Karl J. Niederer called the meeting to order at 10: 10 a.m. The members were greeted by the Swiss honorary consul, Franz Portmann, who invited them to visit the Swiss consulate between 6th and 7th Streets, time permitting. Next Eric Pumroy, director of the Balch Institute of Ethnic Studies, welcomed those present and reminded them that this was the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Institute. He noted that the Swiss were in on the Institute's ground-breaking in 1972 and the SAHS records are housed there, as well as those of the Swiss Benevolent Society of New York. He also mentioned a small Swiss exhibit on the second floor just outside and inside the library. Niederer then introduced the doyen d'age, Ernest Albert Thurkauf, who was featured in the June 1994 SAHS Review.

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