Max Kade Annex
In the second half of the nineteenth century one of the most common events associated with the settlement of German immigrants in the United States was the establishment of Turner societies throughout the United States. The political activism of the Turners resulted from their role as former revolutionaries of the failed uprisings of 1848 in Germany and Austria. In this country they created an effective network of communication, and when Abraham Lincoln became a candidate for the presidency, he had significant support from the Turners.
The Max Kade Center is the home of three Turner book collections, those of Lawrence, Milwaukee, and New York. For the Turner society of New York the annex houses the entire range of archival materials, beginning, in the case of New York, with the year 1850.