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SWISS AMERICAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

ABOUT US

Our Mission Statement, Goals and Publications

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The Swiss American Historical Society (SAHS) was founded in Chicago in 1927. It was established to promote the study of the Swiss in America, Swiss-American relations, and Swiss immigration to the United States. The SAHS encourages American interest in Swiss history and culture, unites those involved in genealogical research, and serves as a link between Swiss Americans, Swiss, and Americans in fostering cultural awareness and mutual understanding. Chapters of the Society exist in Switzerland and North America.


These are 2003 revisions of the SAHS Bylaws.
And a 2017 addendum to Article VII.

The Society publishes the Swiss-American Historical Society Review three times a year,

along with a number of other book publications. 

Each calendar year, the Swiss American Historical Society will award a Leo Schelbert Prize to the best Swiss or Swiss-American history paper in one of two levels –Undergraduate and Graduate.

Annual North American Meetings

The SIXTIETH annual meeting will be held on October 14, 2023 in New Glarus (WI).

Our meetings generally take place 
on the second Saturday of each October in a three-year rotation
between Philadelphia, New York City and  Washington, D. C.

We are making an exception for 2023.

 
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CONTACT THE SWISS AMERICAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Get in touch with Swiss American Historical Society to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

President: 

Fred Gillespie
Email: fredg1049@gmail.com

Vice President (U.S. Chapter):

Thomas Marabello

Email: thomas.marabello@gmail.com

Vice-President (Swiss Chapter):

Barbara Müller

Email: wbmuller@bluewin.ch

Treasurer and Membership Secretary:

Ernie Thurston

Email: EswissT@gmail.com

Editor, SAHS Review:

Dr. Albert Winkler
Email: albertwinkler1949@gmail.com

Recording Secretary and
SAHS Review Book Review Editor:

Robert Sherwood

Email: rsherwoo@gmc.edu

Webmaster:

Dr. Richard Hacken

Email: richard.hacken@gmail.com

Assistant Webmaster:

Brian Wages

Email: brian_wages@byu.edu

 
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"Wir wollen sein ein einig Volk von Brüdern...."

"We intend to be a unified league of brothers...."

 - Rütli Oath, 1291

(Sisters are welcome now as well, of course)