SAHS, formation, organization, Swiss American history, Swiss American Center, Swiss culture
Initiation of a Potential SAHS Swiss American Center (SAC) Project: From the Minutes of the SAHS Annual Meeting, held on October 10, 1998 at the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, D. C., Dr. Sabine. Jessner, Secretary: "Donald Tritt asked the members to consider the creation of a Swiss American Center to preserve and foster Swiss-American culture. He had literature on ethnic centers created by Americans of Danish, Norwegian, Irish, and other ethnic backgrounds. A Swiss Center might include museum exhibition space, meeting facilities, a library, and an archive. Discussion followed. This possibility met with enthusiastic response. Among those speaking in favor were Leo Schelbert, Philip Gelzer, and Erdmann Schmocker. Members were asked to consider possible ways to make a Swiss Center a reality. This will be an ongoing topic of discussion at future meetings."
Tritt, Donald; Schmocker, Erdmann; Schelbert, Leo; Wisdom, R. Steven; and Anderson, Kent
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 36
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol36/iss1/3