St. Elizabeth's Society Records
Polish Roman Catholic Union of America.
0.63 linear feet (1 box)
The Polish Roman Catholic Union of America is the oldest Polish American fraternal organization in the United States, established in 1873, in the spirit of brotherhood to unite and help Polish immigrants and has developed into a dynamic fraternal benefit society. This collection includes a constitution and bylaws, minute books, a membership roster, anniversary programs, copies of newspaper clippings, invitations and a banquet ticket.
ULS Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
Finding aid prepared by Archives Service Center staff. Revisions occurred to the finding aid as a part of the encoding process on December 10, 2002.
July 1, 2006:
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Collection Scope and Content Notes
The Polish Roman Catholic Union of America is the oldest Polish American fraternal organization in the United States. It was established in 1873 in the spirit of brotherhood to unite and help Polish immigrants and has developed into a dynamic fraternal benefit society whose insurance policies are competitive. The Society performs religious, charitable, educational and civic work on behalf of its members and the Polish American Community. Members can participate in activities when they purchase insurance from the Society. Through its local lodges, the Society is committed to strengthening and preserving spiritual values, patriotic zeal, its ethnic culture, heritage, and fostering of cultural relations between the United States and Poland. Individual members are encouraged and given the opportunity to participate in fraternal activities which will benefit other members and the American community. In the spirit of its 125 year motto, "for God and country," religious and patriotic observances are stressed and scheduled throughout the year. The Society encourages good citizenship and loyalty to the United States and its membership adheres to Roman Catholic tenets, promotes Catholic action, religious retreats, support of the clergy and strong support of the Catholic Church.
This collection includes a constitution and bylaws, minute books, a membership roster, anniversary programs, copies of newspaper clippings, invitations and a banquet ticket; which illustrate activities of St. Elizabeth's Society (the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America, Branch 835, Pittsburgh, Pa.) from 1958-1977.
- Polish Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
- Polish Roman Catholic Union of America. Branch 835 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
- Polish Roman Catholic Union of America.
- Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Social life and customs
Access and Use
Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Zygmunt in 1983.
St. Elizabeth's Society , Polish Roman Catholic Union of America, Branch 835, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records, 1958-1977, AIS.1983.11, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh
St. Elizabeth's Society (Polish Roman Catholic Union of America, Br. 835, Pittsburgh, Pa.), Records, 1958-1977, ais 83:11, Archives of Industrial Society, University of Pittsburgh Libraries
This collection was processed in 1983.
Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Michael O'Malley on December 10, 2002. Information about the collection title and the controlled access terms was extracted from the MARC record in the University of Pittsburgh catalog Voyager ID number: 1426951.
Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
|| Constitution and By-laws, 1914
|| Minutes (3 volums), 1958-1977
|| Membership Roster, undated
|| Anniversary Programs (25th and 50th), 1939 and 1964