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Preserving Texas German Identity

with Dr. Walter Buenger-UT Austin and Dr. Walter Kamphoefner-Texas A&M University

Thu, November 15, 2018 | RLP 1.302D Glickman Center

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Prof. Buenger and Kamphoefner will present and read from their latest book "Preserving Texas German Identity" dealing with the life of William A. Trenckmann, who as a teacher , journalist, and publisher  who successfully combined his German heritage with a new, distinctly Texan identity. Trenckmann, a graduate of Texas A&M University, served on the college's board of directors and was even offered the presidency. From 1907 to 1909, he represented Austin County in the Texas legislature. Trenckmann's lasting contribution to Texas history, however, was the creation of "Das Wochenblatt", a German-language weekly newspaper that he edited and published for over forty years. 

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