|Work Paper #21 (Fall 1976)
A record of proceedings of the Seventh International Convention held in Denver, Colorado, in June 1976 contains the major addresses: "Birthdays Are to Celebrate" by International President Ruth M. Amen; "The Arrival of the Germans From Russia: A Centennial Perspective" by Norman E. Saul; "Fraktur by Germans From Russia," by Ethel E. Abrahams; and David J. Miller's banquet address. Papers presented at a folklore session include descriptions of blacksmith folk artists among the Germans from Russia, meatless dishes among the Volga Germans, and an article on witchcraft, talismans, and charms. A genealogy symposium includes an address by Lawrence A. Weigel, articles on "Developing Genealogy in Your Chapter," and a description of AHSGR genealogy forms and how to use them. Also included are reports of standing and special committees, the AHSGR Foundation, convention resolutions, the text of the ecumenical service sermon, and two picture stories on the play, "Kirghiz Michael and the Beautiful Amy of Pfannenstiel," and on the series of dioramas featured at the convention.