Guide to the Poles in Western Pennsylvania Collection, 1950s-1990s AIS.1965.16

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Table of Contents

Summary Information
Biography
Scope and Content Notes
Arrangement
Administrative Information
Related Materials
Controlled Access Headings
Previous Citation
Collection Inventory
Series I. Poles in the United States and Western Pennsylvania
1. Poland, Polish History, and Immigration,Bulk, 1956-1990
2. Education,Bulk, 1960-1977
3. Polish Community in Pittsburgh,Bulk, 1968-1981
4. Lawrenceville,1969-1985
5. Culture and Heritage,1868-1996
6. Religious History,Bulk, 1950-1975
7. Other Eastern European Communities,Bulk, 1950-1974
8. Polish Communities Beyond Pittsburgh,Bulk, 1964-1977
Series II. Societies
1. Alliance of Poles of America1970-1978
2. Arsenal Board of Trade1968-1977
3. American Council of Polish Cultural Clubs1968-1986
4. Central Council of Polish Organizations1949-1990
5. Catholic League for Religious Assistance to Poland
6. Arsenal Family and Children's Center, Holy Family Institute, Polish Arts League of Pittsburgh
7. Kosciuszko Foundation
8. Polish Falcons of America1959-1984
9. Polish American Congress1948-1987
10. Polish National Alliance
11. Polish Band- United Choirs
12. Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia
13. Polonia Song and Dance Ensemble- Ambridge, PA
14. United Polish Societies
15. Polish Roman Catholic Union1941-1970
16. Polish Women's Alliance1934-1979
17. 5th Frontier Infantry Division
18. St. Valentine Society of Pittsburgh, PA
19. Polish-American Club of Miami
20. Union of St. Joseph1950-1966
21. Polish Army Veterans Association1931-1950
Series IV. Individuals
Series V. Wars and Polish Veterans
Series VII. Publications and Books
Series VIII. Videotapes and Film
Series IX. Scrapbooks and Photos

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Poles in Western Pennsylvania Collection
Creator
Borkowski, Joseph A., 1907-2003
Collection Number
AIS.1965.16
Date [inclusive]
1950s-1990s
Extent
26.5 linear feet (20 record boxes and 3 manuscript boxes)
Abstract
Material documenting Polish Americans in western Pennsylvania collected by Joseph A. Borkowski. A digital reproduction of the last issue of the Pittsburczanin can be accessed online (https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt:31735066257571).

Preferred Citation

Poles in Western Pennsylvania Collection, 1950s-1990s, AIS.1965.16,Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Biography

Portions excerpted from Lawrenceville Historical Society: Joesph A. Borkowski.

Joseph A. Borkowski (1907-2003) dedicated his life to the preservation and fostering of interest in ethnic and local history. He received his elementary education at Immaculate Heart of Mary School and Holy Family, graduated from Duquesne University with a bachelor’s degree in economics, and earned a master’s degree in history at the University of Pittsburgh. He was employed by the city of Pittsburgh for 27 years as an auditor-accountant, supervisor of the parking tax department, and manager of wage tax. He also worked for the Allegheny County controller’s office. He was World War II veteran who served in the African and Italian campaigns.

Acknowledged as the “unofficial” Polish historian of Pittsburgh, Borkowski was instrumental in obtaining a number of historical markers and plaques. These included ones honoring Anthony Sadowski (Allegheny County Court House), Polish Volunteers in American Civil War (City Council Building), Marcella Sembrich (William Penn Hotel on the corner of Oliver Ave. and Strawberry Way), Polish Army Recruitment (97 S. 18th St., site of old Falcon Hall), Three Polish Army Chaplains (Immaculate Heart of Mary Church), Casimir Pulaski’s First Battle at Brandywine (marker on Highway #1 Chadd’s Ford), Pulaski’s Training and Recruitment Site (York, PA), Pulaski Banner Site (Bethlehem, PA), and Marie Sklodowska Curie (Graduate School, University of Pittsburgh, O’Hara St., Pittsburgh). The Polish prelate, Karol Cardinal Wojtyla, who would later become Pope John Paul II, dedicated the last plaque listed.

Borkowski was also instrumental in obtaining a plaque marking the 50th anniversary of the participation of American pilots in the Polish-Russian War. To obtain the markers, Borkowski, who served as Chairman of the Polish Historical Commission of the Central Council of Polish Organizations, researched and provided the necessary documentation. His writings included materials on Polish Pioneers of Pittsburgh; Anthony Sadowski; Christian Frederick Post; Marcella Sembrich; Madame Modrzejewska; Ignance Jan Paderewski’s first Pittsburgh Concert; Stanislaus Parzyk, the first Polish priest in Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh’s Part in the Formation of the Polish Army in France; History of St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish and Cemetery; Madame Marie Sklodowska Curie’s visit to Pittsburgh; History of Holy Family Parish; Colonial and Pre-Revolutionary Poles; and the Poles of Jamestown. It is unclear how many of these pieces were published and how many were submitted as required source documents.

As President of the Central Council of the Polish Organizations, Borkowski served as Master of Ceremonies when the United States Post Office issued a stamp in 1966 commemorating a thousand years of Christianity in Poland. He also initiated the Polish Christian Millennium at the Civic Arena, which drew over 20,000 people.

Shortly after the Lawrenceville Historical Society was organized in 1982, one of its first acts of business was to name Joseph A. Borkowski as Honorary President because of his work as a pioneer historian in the field of local history. In 1955 Borkowski was involved with the restoration of the monument honoring the soldiers buried on the grounds of what is now the Foster Community Center. Then in 1962 he successfully convinced the Dolly Madison Chapter of the U.S. Daughters of the Veterans of 1812 and other parties to save the historic cast, which commemorated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Allegheny Arsenal, and return the cast iron plaque to the grounds of Arsenal Park.

Borkowski and other civic-minded men also saved 35 of the historic stones from the demolished Allegheny Arsenal gatehouse, and moved them to Arsenal Park. Then on July 4, 1965, through Borkowski’s efforts a historic marker was erected on 40th Street to designate the site of the Allegheny Arsenal.

In 1989 Borkowski was still active with many organizations, including the Polish National Alliance, Polish Roman Catholic Union, Polish Falcons of America, District IV (he served as secretary for this organization for 26 years), Legion of Honor Silver Medal of the Polish Falcons, American Legion, Boys Club of Western Pennsylvania, County Commander of the V.F.W., and the Chairman of the Americanism Committee of Allegheny County.

Over the years, Borkowski received a number of awards, citations, and commendations from the American Pilots Association, V.F.W. Man of the Year, Allegheny County Bi-Centennial Heinz Foundation Medal, Arsenal Board of Trade Man of the Year, Polish Army Citation, Community Serve Award from the Boys and Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania, and the Service Award from the Catholic Diocesan Holy Name Union.

Borkowski’s writings are scattered in various libraries and archives, and it is doubted that he ever bothered to catalog his works. The following constitutes a partial listing of his published writings:

“Early Polish Pioneers In The City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County” (1948)

“The Lawrenceville Burial Ground and William B. Foster” (1955)

“City of Pittsburgh’s Part in the Formation of the Polish Army – World War I 1917-1920” (1956)

“Camp Wilkins: Military Post 1861,” Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine, Vol. 45, September 1962.

“Pittsburgh and John Morgan,” Pittsburgh Press, Sunday, July 31, 1963.

“Selected Highlights of Poland’s History and of Polish American Historical Events,” Pittsburgh, PA: Polish Falcons of America, 1968.

Historical Highlights and Sites of Lawrenceville Area (Comprising Present 2nd, 6th, 9th, and 10th Wards of the City of Pittsburgh), (1969).

“The Role of Pittsburgh’s Polish Falcons in the Organization of the Polish Army in France,” (1972).

The Poles of Erie (1972)

“Prominent Polish Pioneers of the United States of America, 1770-1790” (1975)

(With George Swetnam) “Our Military Heritage,” Bicentennial Commission of Pittsburgh, (1976)

“Father Stanislaus Parzyk, C. P.,” (Booklet) Memorial Service and Dedication and Unveiling of the Plaque to Rev. Stanislaus Parzyk, Pittsburgh: Sponsored by the Passionist Congregation and the Polish Historical Commission of the Central Council of Polish Organizations, December 4, 1977.

“History of the Central Council of Polish Organization in City of Pittsburgh, PA” (1980)

Miscellaneous History of Lawrenceville (1989)

“Holy Family Church 50 Years Ago, Fiftieth Anniversary of the Current Holy Family Church Building” Booklet, October 28, 1990.

“200th Anniversary of the Polish Constitution,” Polish Day Anniversary Booklet at Kennywood (1991).

“History of the Legion of Honor,” Sokol Polski, May 15, 1995.

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Scope and Content Notes

Material documenting Polish Americans in western Pennsylvania collected by Joseph A. Borkowski.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged into the following nine series:

Series I. Poles in the United States and Western Pennsylvania

Series II. Societies

Series III. Borkowski, Joseph

Series IV. Individuals

Series V. Wars and Polish Veterans

Series VI. Programs, Events and Activities

Series VII. Publications and Books

Series VIII. Videotapes and Film

Series IX. Scrapbooks and Photo Albums

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, February 2020

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.

Acquisition Information

Initial gift from Joseph Borkowski in 1965; additional material subsequently added.

Processing Information

This collection was minimally processed by Marissa Billowitz in April 1997; only a box-level inventory exists. Nicole Schnee, Ashton Crawley, and Brianna Facciani have provided more detailed processing of several series in 2020 & 2021.

Existence and Location of Copies

A digital reproduction of the last issue of the Pittsburczanin is available online (https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt:31735066257571).

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Related Materials

Related Material

Alliance College Records, 1929-1976, AIS.1997.25, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pennsylvania -- Emigration and immigration

Personal Name(s)

  • Borkowski, Joseph A., 1907-2003

Subject(s)

  • Ethnic groups
  • Polish Americans -- Pennsylvania -- History
  • Polish Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Societies and clubs
  • Polish people -- Foreign countries -- History
  • Societies

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Previous Citation

Poles in Western Pennsylvania Collection, 1950s-1990s, AIS.1965.16, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Poles in the United States and Western Pennsylvania 

Scope and Content Note

Joseph Borkowski assembled a large collection of research documents about the Polish-American community in Western Pennsylvania. This series contains various materials about the history and culture of Polish-American communities in Western Pennsylvania and the surrounding states. Included is business correspondence between Joseph Borkowski and members of committees he held positions on. The subseries contains a large collection of documents about religious history within Pittsburgh and the surrounding area as well as Polish musicians in the early twentieth century. Also included are essays written by Joseph Borkowski based on research from this collection. Though the documents in this series are mainly about the Polish-American community, there are also documents and essays about the Croation, Slovakian, Slovenian, and Jewish communities in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area. The documents in this series are mostly newspaper articles and essays, as well as some books, correspondence, and government documents, and speeches. The douments in this series are in English and Polish.

Subseries  1. Poland, Polish History, and Immigration, 1789-1990  (Bulk, 1956-1990)

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains various documents relating to the history of Poland and the Polish diaspora in the United States as well as Polish immigration to the United States. Many of the materials are books and essays about Polish history and culture. Also included are lists of Polish settlers in Western Pennsylvania and the history of immigration to the area in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. The materials about immigration also include three naturalization certificates from 1913, 1915, and 1922, as well as an immigrant handbook belonging to the person who was naturalized in 1922. The documents from the latter half of the twentieth century include correspondence and meeting materials about Polish-American efforts to raise relief funds for Poland in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. The majority of this subseries is in English with a few documents in Polish.

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About Poland: the Shattering of Myths, article, Chicago Tribune, September 2, 1973 1
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Article on Polish Emigres, the New York Times, February 14, 1971 2
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Bibliographies on Poland and Eastern Europe, 1933-1971 3
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Borkowski Coat of Arms Historiography, no date 4
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Certificates of Citizenship and Immigrant Handbook, (Pittsburgh), 1913-1922 5
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Coins of Poland, booklet, edited by Rev. John Suchos, 1920 6
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Collection of Articles on Polish Heraldry, booklet, by Edward A. Peckwas, 1978 7
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Correspondence about missing dates from book, December 17, 1967 8
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Early Polish Pioneers in City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, booklet, original and photocopy, 1948 9
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European Nations and the Polish Insurrection of January 1863, article, no date 10
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Facts and Figures, The National Emblem, Colours, and Anthem of the Polish State, booklet by J. Tafelsk, no date 11
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Freedom of the Press in Poland, booklet, by M.E. Rojek, 1946 12
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Genealogy Resources, reference booklets, c. 1970 13
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God, Shield, Poland, placard, no date 14
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Immigration and the Ethnic Factor in American History, research grants, (University of Minnesota), 1975 15
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In Memoriam, Sir Sigmund H. Uminski, April 3, 1975 16
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Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, correspondence, 1975 17
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Lists of Polish Pioneers, (Western Pennsylvania), 1789-1924 18
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Maps of Poland, celebrating the millennium of the state, 1960 19
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Meeting of the Polish Diaspora Delegation, article, May 7 and 8, 1971 20
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Migration to America, article, no date 21
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No ‘Pallbearers’ in Poland, article, no date 22
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Poland in the Collection of the Library of Congress, booklet, by Kazimierz Grzybowski, 1968 23
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Poland Restores a Palace, article, the Washington Post, (Warsaw), February 8, 1971 24
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Poland’s National Flag and Emblem, booklet by John R. B. Szala, 1972 25
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Poland’s Youth Demand More Freedom, article, the Wanderer, February 11, 1971 26
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Polish Constitution Day, Congressional Record, May 3, 1956 27
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Polish Immigration to the United States, Professor Waclaw W. Soroka lecture notes (University of Wisconsin), 1983 28
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Polish King Casimir Linked to all European Royalty, article, Polish-American Journal, September 1973 29
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Polish National Hymn, songbook, no date 30
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Polish Pioneers of Pittsburgh and Polish Migration from Russian Poland, essay fragments, no date 31
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Polish-American Relief for Poland, meeting information and correspondence, 1964-1981 32
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Polish-Czech Relations, book, Waclaw Lypacewicz, 1936 33
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Red field – White Eagle: an Introduction to Polish Surnames, article and correspondence, 1972 34
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Royal Order of Piast, book, no date 35
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Selection of Correspondence in the 20th Century Proposing a Slavic Commonwealth of Nations, booklet, 1973 36
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Three Postcards from Warsaw, blank, no date 37
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Undelivered Letters, article, November 10, 1982 38
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Voting Poster 1989, book, (Poland), 1990 39

Subseries  2. Education, 1916-1996  (Bulk, 1960-1977)

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains documents relating to Polish-American educational institutions in Western Pennsylvania. A large portion of this material is about Alliance College, a higher education institution in Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania operational between 1912 and 1988. The college was founded in order to promote the study of Polish language and culture in the United States. Also included is Ignacy Jan Paderewski's address to the first graduating class of 1916. The majority of the documents are booklets, books, and programs. Most of the documents are in English and some are in Polish.

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Alliance College 50th Anniversary Dinner Program (Braddock, PA), 1962 140
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Alliance College Building Program (Cambridge Springs, PA), 1966 41
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Alliance College Bulletins (Cambridge Springs, PA), 1925 - 1926 and 1951-1952 42
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Alliance College Commencement Programs (Cambridge Springs, PA), 1971, 1972, and 1975 43
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Alliance College Fundraising Letter (Cambridge Springs, PA), 1969 44
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Alliance College Informational Booklets (Cambridge Springs, PA), 1969 45
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Alliance College Kujawiaki, List of Members 1974/1975 (Cambridge Springs, PA), no date 46
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Central Catholic High School Anniversary book (Pittsburgh), 1977 47
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Dinner Honoring Hon. John G. Brosky and Members of the Advisory Council, Alliance College program (Pittsburgh), 1966 48
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Essay, History of the St. Stanislaus Parochial School, by Joseph Borkowski (Pittsburgh), no date 49
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Essay, The Parochial Schools, by Joseph Borkowski (Pittsburgh), no date 50
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Help Save Alliance College, flyer, (Cambridge Springs, PA), no date 51
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Immaculate Heart of Mary School 100th Anniversary booklet (Pittsburgh), 1996 52
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Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Selected Historical Notes by Joseph Borkowski, no date 53
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Journal article from Georgia Historical Society, Madame Sophie Sosnowski, Educator of Young Ladies, by Mary Harriet White (Erie, PA), no date 54
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Lawrenceville Catholic School Merger (Pittsburgh), 1975 55
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Paderewski’s Address at the Second Annual Commencement of Alliance College (Cambridge Springs, PA), 1916 56
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Parishioners oppose closing of St. Mary of Assumption School, newspaper clipping, The Pittsburgh Catholic, (Glenshaw, PA), February 18, 1971 57
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Polish Intercollegiate Club, Programs and Newsletters (Pittsburgh), 1948-1949 58
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St. John Kanty Preparatory School and College Anniversary Books (Erie, PA), 1937 and 1959 59
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Szczecin University Choir USA Tour Program, 1995 60

Subseries  3. Polish Community in Pittsburgh, 1887-1993  (Bulk, 1968-1981)

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains materials relating to the Polish-American community in Pittsburgh. The majority of the documents are about Polish Hill and to a lesser extent about Lawrenceville. Full copies of the Pittsburgh Press between 1956 and 1983 are included. These newspapers contain articles about the Polish-American community in Western Pennsylvania as well as articles about Polish and Polish-American history and culture. Also included is the service record of Thomas F. Ensight (1887 - 1917) who served in the United States Army during the First World War. This subseries mostly contains newspaper articles and letters to the editor. An essay by Joseph Borkowski based on research from this collection is also included. The majority of the documents are in English, very few are in Polish.

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Anger in Polish Hill, newspaper article, Pittsburczanin, June 28, 1968  161
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Big Thunder on Polish Hill, newspaper article, Pittsburczanin, no date 62
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Certificate of Appreciation for Services Rendered to the Polish Community, given to Joseph Borkowski, August 25, 1968 63
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Demographic Profile of Polish Hill, prepared by Sandy Smeltz, (Pittsburgh), no date 64
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Demography and Evolution of An Urban Ethnic Community: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, article, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, July 1975 65
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Ensight, Thos F., service record, photocopy, 1887-1917 66
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Ethnicity in the Lawrenceville Area, essay by Joseph Borkowski, (Pittsburgh), no date 67
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Handsome House of Worship on Polish Hill Reflects Immigrants’ Faith in God, (Pittsburgh), no date 68
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History becomes Homey, article, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, (Pittsburgh), February 28, 1993 69
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History of Poles in Pittsburgh, essay by Joseph Borkowski, no date 70
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Information on Pittsburgh Polonia, correspondence, no date 71
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Model City Redrawing Lines, article, (Pittsburgh), no date 72
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Pittsburgh City Council Resolution on Solidarity with Those of Polish Ancestry, December 24, 1981 73
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Pittsburgh Press, (Pittsburgh), February 5, 1956 – December 4, 1983  74
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Polish Hill Comeback: It Never Went Away, newspaper article, the Pittsburgh Press, (Pittsburgh), October 7, 1979 75
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Polish Hill Rejects the Model City, newspaper article (Pittsburgh), July 19, 1968 76
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Sympathy and Admiration to the Polish Hill, letter to the editor, (Pittsburgh), no date 77
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The Battle of Polish Hill Rages, newspaper article, the Pittsburgh Press, (Pittsburgh), August 18, 1968  78
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The Environmental Inheritance, essay by Joseph Borkowski, (Lawrenceville), no date 79
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The Poles, article, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, (Pittsburgh), May 23, 1982 80
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The Poles, essay by Joseph Borkowski, (Pittsburgh), no date 81
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Tow. Ks. St. Staszyca Nest 69, 20th Anniversary book photocopy, (Polish Hill), 1926 82

Subseries  4. Lawrenceville, 1969-1985 

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains information about the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh which does not directly relate to the Polish community in Pittsburgh. The neighborhood was founded in 1814 and incorporated into the city of Pittsburgh in 1868. The documents in this subseries are all from the twentieth century and mainly concern the history of Lawrenceville, the Lawrenceville Reviatalization Project, and community concerns in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. A notable part of this subseries is the list of nickelodeons and theaters in Lawrenceville as well as a list of commonly used expressions in Lawrenceville. A history of Lawrenceville written by Joseph Borkowski based in part on research from this subseries is also included. All of the documents in this subseries are in English.

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50th Anniversary of American Legion Post no. 531, pamphlet, (Lawrenceville), June 6, 1982 183
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Anniversary of the First Settler in the Lawrenceville Area, essay by Joseph Borkowski, (Pittsburgh), no date 84
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Doughboy Square to be Rejuvenated, newspaper article, the Pittsburgh Press, (Lawrenceville),  July 8, 1977 85
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East Liberty Gazette, newspaper, (Pittsburgh), June 21, 1973 86
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Expressions Commonly Used in the Lawrenceville Area, list by Joseph Borkowski, (Pittsburgh), no date 87
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Getting into Communities, journal article, the Pittsburgh Fair Witness, (Lawrenceville), 1971 88
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Historical Highlights and Sites of the Lawrenceville Area, essay by Joseph Borkowski, (Pittsburgh), 1969 89
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Lawrenceville Bicentennial Celebration, programs and newspaper clipping, (Pittsburgh), 1976 90
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Lawrenceville Community Program, memorandum and job descriptions, (Pittsburgh), 1973 91
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Lawrenceville Economic Action Program, Health and Social Service Committee Minutes, (Pittsburgh), no date 92
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Lawrenceville News, monthly newspaper, (Pittsburgh), 1982-1985 93
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Lawrenceville Nickelodeons and Theaters, list, (Pittsburgh), no date 94
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Lawrenceville Planning Council, minutes, memoranda, and correspondence, (Pittsburgh), 1973-1975 95
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Lawrenceville Views, newspaper and work schedule, (Pittsburgh), 1973-1974 96
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Lawrenceville Wants Safety, Bypass, letter to the editor, the Pittsburgh Press, (Pittsburgh), October 3, 1973 97
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Lawrenceville: An Historical Profile, essay by Joseph Borkowski, (Pittsburgh), no date 98
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Lawrenceville: Blue-Collar Neighborhood, information from 1970 US Census, prepared by Ruth Jones, (Pittsburgh), May 1973 99
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Letter about Dedication for the Renaissance Federal Credit Union, (Pittsburgh), April 27, 1983 100
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Petition to Continue the Arsenal Family and Children’s Center, (University of Pittsburgh), 1974 101
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Polish Hill – Lawrenceville Neighborhood Revitalization Project, correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports, (Pittsburgh), 1976-1977 102
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Proposals for a Lawrenceville newspaper, (Pittsburgh), 1973 103
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Scheduled meetings, organization unknown, (Pittsburgh), 1974 104
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The Environmental Inheritance – Pittsburgh Area, Lawrenceville Section, essay by Joseph Borkowski, no date 105
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The History of Lawrenceville, book photocopy, (Pittsburgh), 1983 106
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The Lawrenceville Burial Ground and William B. Foster, essay by Joseph Borkowski, (Pittsburgh), no date 107
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The Ninth Ward Withdraws, article, the Pittsburgh Catholic, (Lawrenceville), no date 108
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The Pittsburgh Press Roto, segment on Lawrenceville, (Pittsburgh), October 17, 1976  109

Subseries  5. Culture and Heritage, 1868-1996 

Scope and Content Note

This subseries is divided into three sections: Ethnic Heritage, Culture, and Musicians. A large portion of this subseries is about the Polish-American community in Pittsburgh, but there are many documents concerning the Polish-American community in Western Pennsylvania and the United States as a whole.

The Ethnic Heritage section of this series mainly concerns the academic study of ethnicity, legislation concerning ethnicity, and the ethnic identity of the Polish-American community. Included in this section are documents about the Ethnic Heritage Studies Act (EHSA). The EHSA was introduced to Congress on January 3, 1973 and sponsored by Representative Robert A. Roe from New Jersey. The bill authorized grants to educational institutions for use in establishing and operating ethnic heritage studies projects. The bill passed in 1974. Also included are documents about the Ethnic Heritage Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh as well as essays on the topic of Polish-American ethnic heritage from Alliance College. The majority of these documents are essays and information about specific projects. Also included are press releases from Senator Richard S. Schweiker about the EHSA. All of the documents in this section are in English.

The Culture section of this subseries mainly concerns specific cultural traditions within the Polish-American community. Included is information about Christmas, Easter, and Lent. There are also song books and books about traditional decorations and dances. This section includes handwritten notes by Joseph Borkowski about Polish musicians. There is also a play in Polish entitiled Flower Basket. Most of these documents are books and pamphlets and there are some newspaper articles and essays. The majority of the documents in this section are in English and a few are in Polish.

The Musicians section of this subseries contains newspaper articles, journal articles, and programs about Polish and Polish-American musicians. The majority of the concerts and events took place in Pittsburgh. Notable musicians include Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860 - 1941), Josef Hofmann (1876 - 1957), and Henri Wieniawski (1835 - 1880). Most of the musicians included in this section were active in the late nineteenth and early twentiteth centuries. The majority of the documents in this section are in English and a few are in Polish.

Section:  1. Ethnic Heritage, 1967-1996  (Bulk, 1967-1980)

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360 Years of Polish-American Heritage, speech given by BG Charles A. Symroski (Duquesne University), August 17, 1968 1A1
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A Plan for the Establishment of a University Affiliated Center for the Study of American National Ethnic Traditions, by Otto can Mering (University of Pittsburgh), June 30, 1969 2
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American Polonia in the 1970s, booklet and list of major events, 1970 3
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Application for Federal Assistance, Polish Colonial and Revolutionary War Pioneers, Joseph Borkowski, April 19, 1974 4
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Bicentennial Celebration Proposal, correspondence (Pittsburgh), November 1973 – December 1974 5
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Bishop Calls Polish Jokes “A Good Thing”, newspaper clipping, newspaper unknown (Michigan), no date 6
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Catholic Conference on Ethnic and Neighborhood Affairs, information and Agenda (Pittsburgh), February 27, 1975  7
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Catholics Design New Ethnic Mass, newspaper clipping, the New York Times, November 30, 1975 8
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Ethnic Awareness and Self-Identity, by Rev. Leonard F. Chrobot, (Orchard Lake, MI), April 1974 9
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Ethnic Heritage Studies in Danger Again, newspaper article, (Chicago, IL), March 24, 1974 10
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Ethnic Heritage Studies Program, correspondence (Pittsburgh), March 1974 – July 1975 11
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Ethnic Heritage Studies Program, Guidelines for Application, April 1, 1974 12
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Ethnic Identity Resurgence, two newspaper articles, Pittsburgh Post Gazette (Pittsburgh), May 15, 1972  13
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Ethnic Studies Program, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, (Harrisburg, PA), 1972 14
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Ethnic Village Planning Questions and Responses (Allegheny County), November 17, 1977 15
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First Slavic Studies Workshop in America, series of five articles by Clarke Thomas (University of Pittsburgh), November 4, 1976 16
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International Conference on Historic and Cultural Preservation, (Williamsburg, VA and Philadelphia, PA), September 10 – 15, 1972 17
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Local Neighborhoods’ Polish Heritage will be Explored During Programs, newspaper clipping, (Pittsburgh), October 1983 18
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Memorial Day Program, Polish-American VFW Post #3257, (Wilmington, DE), May 30, 1994 19
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Myth of Polish-American Anti-Semitism, editorial, Narod Polski, no date 20
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Orchard Lake Center for Polish Studies and Culture, brochure, (Orchard Lake, MI), no date 21
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People Pittsburgh, ESAA Newsletter (Pittsburgh), June – July 1975 22
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Pittsburgh Committee for the Ethnic Studies Center, meeting information and memoranda (Pittsburgh), November 1970 – June 1974 23
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Polish American Day programs and newspaper clipping (Erie and Pittsburgh), 1967-1971 24
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Polish Hill: The White Ethnic’s Complaint, journal article by Monroe W. Karmin (Pittsburgh), August 1969 25
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Polish Historical Association Plan for Cultural Preservation Conference (Orchard Lake, MI), November 22 – 24, 1996 26
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Polish Sprit Night at Civic Arena, flyer (Pittsburgh), January 18, 1985 27
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Polish Studies Workshop, newspaper clipping, (University of Pittsburgh), January 7, 1972 28
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Polish Studies Workshop, program and summary (University of Pittsburgh), January 3, 1972 29
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Reflections of a Young Polish American on the Search for Identity, by Rev. Leonard F. Chrobot (Orchard Lake, MI), February 1971 30
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Senator Richard S. Schweiker Press Released Relating to the Ethnic Heritage Bill (Washington, D.C.), October 1970 – n.m. 1974 31
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Summarized Observations on the Demand for Ethnic Studies by Young Americans, Dr. Josef Kubik, May 5, 1971 32
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The Emergency School Aid Act of 1972, memorandum (Washington D.C.), no date 33
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The National Coordinating Assembly on Ethnic Studies Newsletter (Washington, D.C.), April 1973 34
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The National Ethnic Studies Assembly Newsletter (Detroit, MI), February - April 1974  35
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The Ohio Ethnic History Project (Columbus, OH), no date 36
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Western Reserve Historical Society – In Search of Ethnic History, journal article from The Ohio Archivist (Cleveland, OH), 1971 37
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Writer Says Ethnicity is Here to Stay, newspaper clipping, Pittsburgh Catholic, 1974 38

Section:  2. Culture, 1868-1995  (Bulk, 1951-1988)

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300 Polish-American Scholars End a 3-Day Symposium Here, newspaper clipping, New York Times (Colombia University), March 26, 1971  1A39
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American Council of Polish Cultural Clubs National Art Exhibition, booklet, (Alliance College), August 1 – 5, 1951 40
  Folder
Americanism Classes and the Flag, (Pittsburgh), 1975 41
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Bitter Sorrows, newspaper clipping, no date 42
  Folder
Carnegie Hall 75th Season Anniversary Booklet, (New York, NY), 1966-1967 43
  Folder
Cepelia Polish Folk Craft and Art Center, advertisement, (New York, NY), no date 44
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Challenge to Use of Polish Language in Church Services Stirs Response, letters to the Editor, the Pittsburgh Catholic, (Pittsburgh), March 9, 1967 45
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Christmas Catalog, “Polska” Folk Arts, (Pittsburgh), 1988 46
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Christmas Customs, book in Polish, by Dr. Jan Jaworski, 1962 47
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Christmas Ornaments Polish Style, book by Lawrence G. Kozlowski, 1988 48
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Easter Eggs Polish Style, book by Lawrence G. Kozlowski (signed), 1977 49
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Five Young Polish Davidsbundler, article, the Musical Courier, May 9, 1906 50
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Flower Basket, play, no date 51
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Future of Polish Uncertain, newspaper clipping, The Pitt News (University of Pittsburgh), February 15, 1971 52
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Handwritten notes by Joseph Borkowski, mostly about musicians and composers, 1868-1938 53
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How Poland’s Inspiring Dances Have Enriched Musical Literature, article, the Etude, no date 54
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Instructions for Dances of Poland, book by Stefan J. Zielinski, no date 55
  Folder
Kacik Wydawczyni, article, Pittsburczanin, November 19, 1965 56
  Folder
Kujawiaki Dance Group of Alliance College, program (Pittsburgh), May 3, 1987 57
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Observances and Ceremonies of Lent, book, (Orchard Lake, MI), 1972 58
  Folder
Observations on the Proposal for the Museum of Immigration at Bedlow’s Island, by Dr. Eugene Kusielewicz, (New York, NY), no date 59
  Folder
Operas and Plays, photocopies of programs (Pittsburgh), 1900-1936 60
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Pittsburg Composition Played at Organ Dedication, article, (Pittsburgh), December 3, 1905 70
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Polish Christmas Traditions articles, pamphlets, and essays, 1970-1983 71
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Polish Dance Performances, newspaper clippings (Pittsburgh), February – December 1971 72
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Polish Easter Traditions, program and newspaper clippings (Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, PA), 1972-1992 73
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Polish Literary Milestones Exhibit, newspaper advertisement, (Detroit, MI), September 1, 1995 74
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Polish Literary Milestones, Detroit Public Library Exhibit, (Detroit, MI), September 12 – November 10, 1995 75
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Polish Music and Dances, multiple articles, the Etude, no date 76
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Polish National Congress, document with signatures, (Washington, D. C.), no date 77
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Polish Opera Sung for Polish Relief, article photocopy, Musical America, (Philadelphia, PA), March 18, 1916 78
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Polish Song Books, 1918-1949 79
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Polonia 75, list of delegates, (Washington, D.C.), November 7 – 9, 1975 80
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Program, Summer Sessions in Poland, The Kosciuszko Foundation, (New York, NY), 1977 81
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Reflections on the Cultural Condition of the Polish American Community, address by Dr. Eugene Kusielewicz (Alliance College), June 27 – 28, 1969 82
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Revival Asked of Latin in Churches, letter to the Editor, newspaper unknown, no date 83
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Swieconka Closes Lenten Season, article, (Pittsburgh), April 20, 1973 84
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The Development of Music in Poland, article, the Etude, no date 85
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The Music of Proud and Chivalrous Poland, article, the Etude, February 1915 86
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The Orchard Lake Plan for the Cultural Progress of the Polish American Community in the United States, essay, by Very Rev. Walter J. Ziemba, June 1969 87
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The Polish Museum of America, booklets and statistics, (Chicago, IL), 1972-1973 88
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The Poznan Choir, brief history, American Tour book, 1963 89
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Two Operas – A New and An Old, article, the Pittsburg Index, February 17, 1902 90
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Wycinanki, history pamphlet from Pittsburgh Folk Festival (Pittsburgh), no date 91

Section:  3. Musicians, 1894-1972  (Bulk, 1907-1935)

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Argiewicz, Artur; Paderewski’s Opera “Manru”, articles (New York, NY), 1902-1915 1A92
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Borowski, Felix, articles (Chicago, IL), July 2, 1923 93
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Borowski, Karol, newspaper clipping, 1968 94
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Chopin, Frederick, newspaper and journal articles, 1910-1929 95
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Czaplinski, Henri, program photocopy (Toronto, Canada), October 22, 1921 96
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Didur, Adamo, article, The Musical Courier, (New York, NY), c. 1907 97
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Donahue, Lester, discovered by Mme. Modjeska, article, February 24, 1917 98
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Friedman, Ignace, program photocopy (Pittsburgh), October 16, 1921 99
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Hofmann, Josef, articles and program photocopies, (Pittsburgh; New York, NY), 1898-1936 100
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Jarecki, Tadeusz, brief list of works, c. 1929 101
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Kalisz, Effie, article, no date 102
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Kochanski, Paul, articles and program photocopies, (Pittsburgh), 1923-1934 103
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Korolewicz, Jeanne, article, the Musical Courier, (Philadelphia, PA), February 1911 104
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Kroll, William, article and program photocopy, (Pittsburgh), 1928 105
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Landowska, Wanda, article and program photocopies, (Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, PA), 1925 106
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Leginska, Ethel, article, c. 1923 107
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Leschetizky, Marie Gabrielle, articles, 1911-1924 108
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Leschetizky, Thomas, articles, 1915-1932 109
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Liszniewska, Margeurite, article, Musical America, January 24, 1920 110
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Michalski, Raymond, newspaper clipping, c. 1965 111
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Mlynarski, Emil, articles, 1929-1935 112
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Moszkowski, Maurice, article, the Musical Observer, August 1915 113
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Muenz, Mieczyslaw, articles, 1923 114
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Olszewska, Maria, article, July 22, 1928 115
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Paderewska, Helena, obituary, c. 1934 116
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Paderewski, Ignacy, newspaper articles, programs and handwritten notes, (Pittsburgh and New York, NY), 1895-1968 117
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Penderewski, Krzysztof, newspaper clippings, 1968-1969 118
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Rimmel, William M., newspaper clipping, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 21, 1972 119
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Rosenthal, Moriz, article (Abrams Falls, PA), January 30, 1899 120
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Rozycki, Ludomir, article, August 30, 1925 121
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Schulz, Leo, article, The Musical Observer, March 1907 122
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Sembrich, Marcella, program photocopy, (Pittsburgh), March 3, 1918 123
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Skalski, Andre, article, the Musical Courier, June 7, 1930 124
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Slenczynski, Ruth,articles, (Pittsburgh), 1934 125
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Slivinski, Josef, program photocopy, (Pittsburgh), February 1894 126
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Stojowski, Sigismund, articles, 1915-1920 127
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Stokowski, Leopold, article, Musical America, December 3, 1923 128
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Symanowski, Karol, articles, 1931-1937 129
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Szumowska, Antoinette, article, 1915 130
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Waghalter, Ignaz, newspaper article, the New York Times, 1928 131
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Walska, Ganna, newspaper articles (Chicago and New York), 1929 132
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Wieniawski, Henri, articles, 1907-1915 133
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Wieniawski, Isabella, letter to the editor, the New York Times (New York, NY), September 25, 1928 134
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Wieniawski, Joseph, obituary, no date 135

Subseries  6. Religious History, 1935-1993  (Bulk, 1950-1975)

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains information about the religious history of the Polish-American community. The majority of the documents concern churches and religious organizations in the city of Pittsburgh and the surrounding area. Many of the materials about churches and religious organizations are anniversary books and short histories. Included in this subseries is a press centre packet about Pope John Paul II's second visit to Poland in 1983. There are also a significant number of materials about the celebrations of the millenium of Christianity in Poland held in Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Detroit. Poland became Christianized in 966 and the celebrations were held in 1966 and 1967. Essays by Joseph Borkowski based on research in this subseries are also included. Though the majority of this subseries is about the Roman Catholic Polish population, there is also an essay about the first Jewish settlers from Poland in the United States. Additionally, there is research and an essay on Unitarianism in Poland by Joseph Borkowski. Most of the material in this subseries is in English and few materials are in Polish.

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1000 Years of Christianity in Poland Anniversary Celebration (Chicago, IL), 1966 21
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1000 Years of Christianity in Poland Anniversary Celebration (Cleveland, OH), 1966 2
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1000 Years of Christianity in Poland Anniversary Celebration (Detroit, MI), 1966 3
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1000 Years of Christianity in Poland Anniversary Celebration (Pittsburgh), books and programs, 1961-1966 4
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1000 Years of Christianity in Poland Anniversary Celebration (Pittsburgh), correspondence, committees, and schedules, 1961-1966 5
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50th Anniversary of Saint Mary Assumption Church, program photocopy, (Pittsburgh), 1947 6
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80th Anniversary of St. Nicholas Church (Pittsburgh), newspaper clipping, Pittsburgh Catholic Newspaper, June 27, 1974 7
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Anniversary books, churches (Pennsylvania), 1955-1981 8
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Canonsburg Parish Revives Old Custom, newspaper article, (Canonsburg, PA), no date 9
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Chapel of Our Lady of Czestochowa Dedication and Consecration (Washington D.C.), 1964 10
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Dedication of Saint Mary Assumption Church, program photocopy (Pittsburgh), 1955 11
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Diocesan Union Holy Name Eucharistic Rally (Pittsburgh), 1950 12
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Essay Contest, Polish Churches (Pittsburgh and Allegheny County), 1968 13
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Essay, Lawrenceville English Lutheran Church, author unknown, no date 14
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Essay, Polish Churches and Organizations in the City of Pittsburgh by Carol Purell, no date 15
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Essay, The Pioneering of Ethnic Churches in Lawrenceville, author unknown, no date 16
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Father Stanislaus, short biography, no date 17
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Felician Sisters (Pittsburgh and Newark, NJ), 1973-1993 18
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Founding of Polish Churches, by Joseph Borkowski (Pittsburgh), no date 19
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Franciscan Fathers Anniversary book (Maryland), 1950 20
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Franciscan Sisters of Blessed Kunegunda (Illinois), history, no date 21
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History of Bernadine Sisters and Sisters of the Holy Ghost, (Reading, PA and Pittsburgh), no date 22
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Holy Family Institute (Pittsburgh), 1950-1972 23
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Holy Family Parish (Lawrenceville), 1968-1972 24
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Holy Family Parish, history, by Joseph Borkowski, (Lawrenceville), no date 25
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Icon to Travel to 17 Area Parishes, newspaper article, the Pittsburgh Catholic (Pittsburgh), April 9, 1982 26
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Immaculate Heart of Mary Church 75th Anniversary, booklet photocopy, (Polish Hill), 1972 27
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Judaism, History (Lawrenceville), no date 28
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Lists of Polish Parishes and Pastors (Western PA), 1974-1975 29
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Newspaper, Diocese of Pittsburgh, 1969 30
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Original Slovak Parish in Pittsburgh to Celebrate 50th Anniversary June 11, newspaper clipping, The Pittsburgh Catholic, June 11, 1944 31
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Pastor Information, the Pittsburgh Catholic (Pittsburgh), June 9, 1972 32
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Polish Mass, article, Holy Family Church, (Pittsburgh), September 24, 1967 33
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Polish Mission Welcomed at Mass Meeting, article, (Pittsburgh), no date 34
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Polish Parishes in the Pittsburgh Diocese, history, by Joseph Borkowski, (Pittsburgh), no date 35
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Press Centre, Second Visit of Pope John Paul II to Poland, 1983 36
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Religious Card, no date 37
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Review of History Book on Catholic Priests in the United States, Polish American Journal, September 1972 38
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Rt. Rev. Msgr. R. Labujewski Memorial Dedication, 1971 39
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Sacred Heart Parish Diamond Jubilee, newspaper article, (Braddock, PA), October 27, 1972  40
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Saint Hedwig Church (Wilmington, DE), 1993 41
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Sisters of the Holy Ghost (Pittsburgh), history, 1973 42
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Sisters of the Holy Nazareth (Bellevue), 1935-1975 43
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St. Hyacinth Church (Monessen, PA), no date 44
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St. Nicholas Church Memorial Book, photocopy (Millvale, PA), 1950 45
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St. Stanislaus Church, (Ambridge, PA), 1966-1974 46
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St. Stanislaus, 900th Anniversary, 1979 47
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Synodal Working Commissions (Pittsburgh), 1969 48
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Tri-State Inter-Diocesan Observance, 600th Anniversary of the Miraculous Appearance of Our Lady at Czestochowa, Poland (Pittsburgh), Souvenir Program, 1983 49
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Unitarianism, Essay by Joseph Borkowski, no date 50
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Unitarianism, History, 1974 51

Subseries  7. Other Eastern European Communities, 1942-1980  (Bulk, 1950-1974)

Scope and Content Note

This subseries mainly contains documents about the Slovakian, Slovenian, and Croatian communities in Lawrenceville. There is an essay by Joseph Borkowski about each of these communities based in part on research from this subseries. Also included is information on a Hungarian Folk Symposium at Dusquesne Univeristy in 1980 and surveys of ethnic groups in Pennsylvania as a whole as well as Allegheny county. There is also a list of Slovenian businesses and organizations in Pittsburgh and handwritten notes from the Pittsburgh Catholic between 1942 and 1945 by Joseph Borkowski. All of the documents in this subseries are in English.

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25th Anniversary of American Slovene Day, booklet photocopy, (Pittsburgh), 1967 252
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50th Anniversary of the Slovenian Auditorium of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, program photocopy, 1961 53
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A Symposium of Hungarian Folk Cultures (Duquesne University), April 15 and 16, 1980 54
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An Ethnic Profile of Pennsylvania’s Population, essay by John E. Bodnar, 1973 55
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Croatian Immigrants in Pittsburgh, book chapter and newspaper clipping, photocopies, no date 56
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Croatian Immigration to Allegheny County, article, Zajednicar, September 12, 1956 57
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Essay, Croatians of the Lawrenceville Area, by Joseph Borkowski, no date 58
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Essay, The Slovaks of Lawrenceville, by Joseph Borkowski, 1974 59
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Essay, The Slovenes of Lawrenceville, by Joseph Borkowski, no date 60
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Handwritten Notes by Joseph Borkowski, mostly from The Pittsburgh Catholic 1942-1945 61
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List of Slovenian Businesses and Organizations (Pittsburgh), no date 62
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Slovaks in Obscurity, article, Bethlehem Bulletin, (Bethlehem, PA), March 18, 1971 63
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Slovenian Americans, newspaper clipping, (Pittsburgh), January 9, 1972 64
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Survey of Ethnic Groups in the Lawrenceville Area Response from St. Elizabeth’s Church (Arsenal, PA), 1974 65

Subseries  8. Polish Communities Beyond Pittsburgh, 1608-1994  (Bulk, 1964-1977)

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains documents about Polish-American communities excluding Pittsburgh. This includes Allegheny County, Western Pennsylvania, and other states. Most Polish immigrants settled in New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio. These states still have large Polish-American communities. Other states which have sizable Polish-American communities are Wisconsin, Florida, and Texas. Most of the documents in this subseries are about the Polish-American communities in Western Pennsylvania, but there are also documents about the Polish-American communities in Texas, Florida, and Pennsylvania as a whole. Most of the documetns are general information about the Polish-American community, but there are also specific records of United States Army service members. Included is the service record of Sergeant John F. Czajka (1893 - 1917) of Wisconsin who served in the First World War. Also included is information on General Josef Karge (1823 - 1892) who served during the American Civil War and Lieutenant General Matt Urban (1919 - 1995) who served in the Second World War. There is also an article on Polish women in America in the nineteenth century. There is also a guidebook for Repblican candidates with information about the Polish-American community in the United States distributed in 1960. Most of the documents in this subseries are in English with a few documents in Polish.

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Candidate Information, pamphlet and card, 1964-1977 266
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Czajka, Jahn F., service record and book excerpt, 1890-1917 67
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Essay, The Poles of Erie by Joseph Borkowski (Erie, PA), 1972 68
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Guidebook for Republican Candidates re: Americans of Polish Origin, booklet, 1960 69
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Handwritten notes by Joseph Borkowski, mostly about Polish pioneers in Western Pennsylvania, no date 70
  Folder
Hero of the War Between the States General Josef Karge, article, 1973 71
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Historical Survey Responses from Polish Churches in Western Pennsylvania, parishes founded 1899 – 1924, survey , no date 72
  Folder
Jamestown Poles, Commemoration of Enfranchisement, Congressional Record (Pittsburgh), June 26, 1984  73
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Lieutenant Colonel Matt Urban, retired, information about book, “The Matt Urban Story” (Michigan), no date 74
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List of Names, various national origins, no date 75
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New Florida Group Champions Fine Arts, (American Institute of American Culture, Inc.), journal article (Washington, DC), 1975 76
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Poles in Michigan vol. 1, book (Detroit, MI), 1953 77
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Poles in the History of Texas, article, Zgoda, (Texas), September 1, 1968 78
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Polish American Association of Harrisburg, Inc., newsletter and Anniversary Booklet (Harrisburg, PA), 1994 79
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Polish Americans and the U.S.A., booklet, 1608-1976 80
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Polish Calendar, yearbooks, (Erie, PA and Doylestown, PA), 1941 and 1973 81
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Polish History in Detroit, booklet (Detroit, MI), 1951 82
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Polish People Helped Settle Erie, newspaper article, The Erie, PA Sunday Times, (Erie, PA), no date 83
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Polish Women who Helped Build America, article, Polish-American Journal, August 1974 84
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Polish-American Chronicle, timeline, by Dr. Eugene Kusieliwicz, c. 1963 85
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Ralf Madjelki, article in Pennsylvania Heritage (Harrisburg, PA), 1985 86
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The Polish Heritage and The Future of Chicago, address by Lagodzinska at the University of Chicago, (Chicago, IL), November 23, 1953 87

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Series  II. Societies 

Subseries  1. Alliance of Poles of America 1970-1978 

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31st Convention- Akron, OH 1966 31
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32nd Convention 1970 32
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33rd Convention- Alliance of Poles Auditorium, Cleveland, OH 1974 33
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34th Convention- Toledo, OH 1978 34
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Polish Lancers Society (Alliance of Poles Group 19)- Grand Opening, New Kensington, PA 1975 35
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Alliance of Poles Finances 1966-1973 36

Subseries  2. Arsenal Board of Trade 1968-1977 

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Lawrenceville Business List 37
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July 4th Celebrations 38
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Arsenal Board of Trade Correspondence 1968 1968 39
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Arsenal Board of Trade Correspondence 1970 1970 310
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Arsenal Board of Trade Correspondence 1972 1972 311
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City of Pittsburgh to ABT 1972 1972 312
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Arsenal Board of Trade Correspondence 1973 1973 313
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U.S. Congress to ABT 1973 1973 314
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IRS to ABT 1973 1973 315
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U.S. Post Office to ABT 1973 1973 316
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City of Pittsburgh to ABT 1973 1973 317
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County of Allegheny to ABT 1973 1973 318
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Arsenal Board of Trade Correspondence 1974 1974 319
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Arsenal Board of Trade Correspondence 1975 1975 320
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Arsenal Board of Trade Correspondence Undated 321
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Newspaper Clippings 1972-1975 322

Subseries  3. American Council of Polish Cultural Clubs 1968-1986 

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"Our Quarter Century Polish Heritage" - History 1973 323
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20th Annual Convention- Pittsburgh, PA 1968 324
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38th Convention- Alliance College 1986 325
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Kujawiaki Dancers Program- Alliance College 1974 326

Subseries  4. Central Council of Polish Organizations 1949-1990 

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Mlody Teatr (Young Theater), Filaret Club presents Enchanted Island- Hamtramck, MI 1949 327
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CCPO Correspondence 1969-1987 328
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Roll Book 1957-1966 329
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Roll Book 1967-1980 330
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Polish Day Dinner ticket 331
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Stamps 332
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Polonia News Clippings 333
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CCPO 50th Anniversary- William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA 1980 334
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CCPO 60th Anniversary- Duquesne University Chapel and Student Union Ballroom 1990 335
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CCPO Ustawy and Reguly 1965 336
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Photo of CCPO President (1949, 1953, 1958, 1966, 1998) 337
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CCPO History by Borkowski 338
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CCPO President's Report and Correspondence on Holocaust Exhibit with PAC, United Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh 1987 339
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CCPO Annual Report 1990-1991 340
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CCPO Finances 341
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CCPO Ustawy and Reguly 1965 342
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CCPO Pittsburgh to Priests 1963 343
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CCPO Rules and Regulationss of Pittsburgh and Vicinity 344
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CCPO News Releases 345

Subseries  5. Catholic League for Religious Assistance to Poland 

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5th Biennial Convention- Wiloiam Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA 1953 346
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West View Park 1949 347

Subseries  6. Arsenal Family and Children's Center, Holy Family Institute, Polish Arts League of Pittsburgh 

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Arsenal Family and Children's Center Handbook, Pittsburgh, PA 1973-1974 349
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Holy Family Institute- Diamond Jubilee, Emsworth, PA 1975 350
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Polish Arts League of Pittsburgh 1977 351

Subseries  7. Kosciuszko Foundation 

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"Night in Old Krakow"- NYC 1937 352
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Kosciuszko FOundation Ball- "A Night in the Tatras"- Grotto Grand Ballroom Suite, Pittsburgh, PA 1939 353
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6th Annual Luncheon- John G. Brosky honored 1991 354
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Kosciuszko Foundation Welcomes John E. Gore, in cooperation with the Polish Room Committee at University of Pittsburgh 1987 355
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Outsanding Polonian Luncheon (Merle Addams)- Pittsburgh, PA 1994 356

Subseries  8. Polish Falcons of America 1959-1984 

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Johnstown Nest 41
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Newspaper Clippings- 90th Anniversary 1984 42
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PFA History 43
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PFA Constitutions: Pittsburgh Nests 44
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List of Pennsylvania Nests 45
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Nest 8- South Side, Pittsburgh, PA 46
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Nest 118- Pittsburgh Falconettes 47
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PFA Falconettes 48
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Nest 52- Rochester, NY 49
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Nest 80- South Bend, IN 410
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Nest 141- Cleveland, OH 411
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Nest 146- New Castle, PA 412
  BoxFolder
Nest 147- Mount Pleasant, PA 413
  BoxFolder
Nest 176- Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA 414
  BoxFolder
Nest 182- Ambridge, PA 415
  BoxFolder
Nest 260- Pittsburgh, PA 416
  BoxFolder
Nest 490- Braddock, PA 417
  BoxFolder
Nest 607- Broughton, PA 418
  BoxFolder
District IV 37th Convention- Pittsburgh, PA 1959 419
  BoxFolder
District IV 39th Convention- Nest 123, Erie, PA 1963 420
  BoxFolder
District IV 41st Convention- Nest 182, Ambridge, PA 1967 421
  BoxFolder
District IV 43rd Convention- Nest 147, Mount Pleasant, PA 1971 422
  BoxFolder
District IV 44th Convention- South Side, Pittsurgh, PA 1973 423
  BoxFolder
District IV 45th Convention- South Side, Pittsburgh, PA 1975 424
  BoxFolder
District IV 46th Convention- South Side, Pittsburgh, PA 1977 425
  BoxFolder
District IV 48th Convention- Nest 15, Braddock PA 1981 426
  BoxFolder
District IV 49th Convention- Nest 118, Pittsburgh, PA 1983 427
  BoxFolder
District IV 50th Convention- Nest 176, Holy Family CHurch Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 1984 428
  BoxFolder
PFA District IV Reports and Finances 429
  BoxFolder
District XIII- Detroit, MI 430
  BoxFolder
District IV Polish Falcon Day- West View Park, Pittburgh, PA 431
  BoxFolder
26th National Convention- Buffalo, NY 1956 432
  BoxFolder
30th National Convention- South Bend, IN 1972 433
  BoxFolder
31st National Convention- New Britain, CT 1976 434
  BoxFolder
32nd National Convention- Pittsburgh, PA 1980 435
  BoxFolder
33rd National Convention- Dearborn, MI 1984 436
  BoxFolder
75th Diamond Jubilee- Pittsburgh, PA 437
  BoxFolder
40th Anniversary- Pittsburgh, PA 1957 438
  BoxFolder
100th Anniversary- Vista International Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA 1987 439
  BoxFolder
Centennial Souvenir Program Book 1987 440
  BoxOversize
Sokolstwo Vol. 1 1953 441
  BoxOversize
Sokolstwo Vol. 2 1956 442
  BoxOversize
Sokolstwo Vol. 3 1973 443
  BoxOversize
Sokolstwo Vol. 4 1974 444

Subseries  9. Polish American Congress 1948-1987 

Box
6
  BoxFolder
Protokol- Broadwood Hotel Auditorium, Philadelphia, PA 1948 4A1
  BoxFolder
Protokol- Hotel Raleigh, Washington, D.C. 1950 4A2
  BoxFolder
40th Anniversary- Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, IL 1984 4A3
  BoxFolder
50th Anniversary- Group 841, Monaca, PA 1994 4A4
  BoxFolder
Sprawozdanie (Reports)- Philadelphia, PA 1948 4A5
  BoxFolder
Sprawozdanie (Reports)- Atlantic City, NJ 1952 4A6
  BoxFolder
Sprawozdanie (Reports)- Chicago, IL 1960 4A7
  BoxFolder
Sprawozdanie (Reports)_____- IL 4A8
  BoxFolder
PAC Newsletter 4A9
  BoxFolder
Poland's Millennium Celebration- Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall 1966 4A10
  BoxFolder
Pulaski-Gabreski Day- William Penn Hotel 1952 4A11
  BoxFolder
Pulaski Day- Hotel Fort Pitt, Pittsburgh, PA 1954 4A12
  BoxFolder
Pulaski Day- Hotel William Penn, Pittsburgh, PA 1955 4A13
  BoxFolder
Pulaski Day-Polish Falcons Hall, Braddock, PA 1959 4A14
  BoxFolder
Pulaski Day- Hotel Penn Sheraton (William Penn), Pittsburgh, PA 1960 4A15
  BoxFolder
Pulaski Day- Polish Falcons Hall, S 18th St., Pittsburgh, PA 1964 4A16
  BoxFolder
Pulaski Day- William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA 1969 4A17
  BoxFolder
Pulaski Day- St. Leocadia Social hall, Wilmerding, PA 1975 4A18
  BoxFolder
Pulaski Day- Polish Falcon Hall, S 18th St., Pittsburgh, PA 1976 4A19
  BoxFolder
Pulaski Day- Veterans memorial Hall, Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 1978 4A20
  BoxFolder
Pulaski Day- William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA 1979 4A21
  BoxFolder
Pulaski Day- Bates St., Lasek's Restaurant, Pittsburgh, PA 1982 4A22
  BoxFolder
Pulaski Day- Bates St., Lasek's Restaurant, Pittsburgh, PA 1983 4A23
  BoxFolder
Pulaski Day- Bates St., Lasek's Restaurant, Pittsburgh, PA 1984 4A24
  BoxFolder
Pulaski Day- Polish Army Veterans Post 41, Memorial Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 1987 4A25
  BoxFolder
Polish Worker Solidarity 4A26
  BoxFolder
PAC Press Clippings from Belgium, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Latin America, Portugal, Spain 4A27
  BoxFolder
PAC Press Clippings Vol. 2 1948-1952 4A28
  BoxFolder
PAC Press Clippings Vol. 3 1952-1954 4A29

Subseries  10. Polish National Alliance 

  BoxFolder
Newspaper Clippings 1969, 1980 51
  BoxFolder
Promien: Youth Leaders Magazine 1977 52
  BoxFolder
75th Anniversary- District VIII, Hotel William Penn, Pittsburgh, PA 1955 53
  BoxFolder
100th Anniversary Post Cards 1980 54
  BoxFolder
100th Anniversary 1980- District VIII, Harmarville, PA 1080 55
  BoxFolder
Group 165- Beaver County, PA 56
  BoxFolder
Group 165- Houston, TX 57
  BoxFolder
Group 205- Pittsburgh, PA 58
  BoxFolder
Groups 146, 113, 507 59
  BoxFolder
Groups 490, 352, unnamed nests 510
  BoxFolder
Group 742- Derby, CT 511
  BoxFolder
Group 832- Johnstown, PA 512
  BoxFolder
Pulaski Societies (Groups 1052, 1243) 513
  BoxFolder
Group 2125- Johnstown, PA 514
  BoxFolder
PNA History 515
  BoxFolder
PNA District 8 516

Subseries  11. Polish Band- United Choirs 

  BoxFolder
Polish Band- United Choirs 61

Subseries  12. Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia 

  BoxFolder
Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia 62

Subseries  13. Polonia Song and Dance Ensemble- Ambridge, PA 

  BoxFolder
Polonia Song and Dance Ensemble 63

Subseries  14. United Polish Societies 

  BoxFolder
United Polish Societies- 25th Anniversary- Ambridge, PA 1955 64

Subseries  15. Polish Roman Catholic Union 1941-1970 

  BoxFolder
43rd National Convention- Baltimore, MD 1941 65
  BoxFolder
44th National Convention 1946- Chicago, IL 1946 66
  BoxFolder
46th Quadrennial Convention- Hotel William Penn, Pittsburgh, PA 1954 67
  BoxFolder
85th Anniversary, 47th Quadrennial Convention- Detroit, MI 1958 68
  BoxFolder
48th National Convention- Baltimore, MD 1962 69
  BoxFolder
50th Quadrennial Convention- New Haven, CT 1970 610
  BoxFolder
53rd National Convention- Cleveland, OH 611
  BoxFolder
Women's Department 612
  BoxFolder
Society of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Lodge 343- 42nd St., Pittsburgh, PA 613
  BoxFolder
Correspondence to Joseph Borkowski 1949 614
  BoxFolder
Society of St. Michael the Archangel, Group 621- Pittsburgh, PA 615
  BoxFolder
Society of St. Gertrude, Group 1020- pittsburgh, PA 616
  BoxFolder
5th Annual National Basketball Tournament- Steubenville, OH 1937 617
  BoxFolder
Constitution and By-Laws 618
  BoxFolder
St. Casimir's Lodge, Group 531- Johnstown, PA 619
  BoxFolder
St. Elizabeth's Society, Group 535, Golden Anniversary- Lasek's Lodge, Bates St., Oakland, PA 1964 620
  BoxFolder
Group 1056- Pittsburgh, PA 621
  BoxFolder
Narod Polski 1961 622
  BoxFolder
25th Annual National Ten Pin Bowling Tournament- St. Casimir's Society, Group 237, Harmarville, PA 1962 623
  BoxFolder
Weteran 1961 624

Subseries  16. Polish Women's Alliance 1934-1979 

  BoxFolder
Pamietnik- Pittsburgh, PA 1948 625
  BoxFolder
21st National Convention- William Penn, Pittsburgh, PA 1951 626
  BoxFolder
23rd Convention- Baltimore, MD 1959 627
  BoxFolder
26th Convention- Hartford, CT 1971 628
  BoxFolder
27th Quadrennial National Convention- WIlliam Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA 1975 629
  BoxFolder
28th Convention- Dearborn, MI 1979 630
  BoxFolder
Golden Jubilee 1948 631
  BoxFolder
Photo Undated 632
  BoxFolder
15th Anniversary- Hotel Fort Pitt, Pittsburgh, PA 1934 633
  BoxFolder
35 Year Anniversary- Hotel William Penn, Pittsburgh, PA 1954 634
  BoxFolder
40th Anniversary 1938 635
  BoxFolder
60 Year Anniversary- Doylestown, PA 1959 636
  BoxFolder
Testimonial Banquet- Pittsburgh Hilton Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA 1960 637
  BoxFolder
Group 214- Pittsburgh, PA 638
  BoxFolder
Group 221- Pittsburgh, PA 639
  BoxFolder
Group 224- Pittsburgh, PA 640
  BoxFolder
Group 336- Pittsburgh, PA 641
  BoxFolder
Group 338 642
  BoxFolder
Group 365- Pittsburgh, PA 643
  BoxFolder
Group 526- Pittsburgh, PA 644
  BoxFolder
Honorata Wolowska News Clippings 645
  BoxFolder
50th Anniversary Group 352- Holy Family Church, Lawrenceville, PA 646
  BoxFolder
Diamond Jubilee- Chicago, IL 1973 647

Subseries  17. 5th Frontier Infantry Division 

  BoxFolder
5th Frontier Infantry Division 6A1

Subseries  18. St. Valentine Society of Pittsburgh, PA 

  BoxFolder
Golden Jubilee 1946 6A2
  BoxFolder
Finances 1914-1974 6A3

Subseries  19. Polish-American Club of Miami 

  BoxFolder
15th Anniversary Banquet and Ball- Police Benevolent Association, N.W. 14th St., Pittsburgh, PA 6A4

Subseries  20. Union of St. Joseph 1950-1966 

  BoxFolder
Protokol- Pittsburgh, PA 1933 6A5
  BoxFolder
Protokol- Pittsburgh, PA 1946 6A6
  BoxFolder
Protokol- Pittsburgh, PA 1950 6A7
  BoxFolder
Protokol- Pittsburgh, PA 1966 6A8
  BoxFolder
Protokol 32nd Convention- New Kensington, PA 1938 6A9
  BoxFolder
Zwiazkowiec Newspaper 1954-1974 6A10
  BoxFolder
13th Convention-Jeannette, PA 1942 6A11
  BoxFolder
Convention- FIlaretic Hall, Wilmerding, PA 1946 6A12
  BoxFolder
Constitution 1940 6A13
  BoxFolder
Women's Department Banquet- Pittsburgh, PA 1939 6A14
  BoxFolder
St. Edward Society (group 55 St. Joseph's Union)- Undated 6A15
  BoxFolder
St. Ann's Society (Group 65 St. Joseph's Union)- Silver Jubilee, St. John's Hall, Rankin, PA 1954 6A16
  BoxFolder
Society of Our Lady of Consolation (Group 43 St. Joseph's Union)- 40th Anniversary, Filaretic Hall, WIlmerding, PA 1954 6A17
  BoxFolder
Golden Jubilee- West Penn Recreation center, Pittsburgh, PA 1940 6A18
  BoxFolder
Golden Jubilee- New Kensington, PA 1950 6A19
  BoxFolder
22nd Convention- New Kensington, PA 6A20
  BoxFolder
23rd Convention- Jeannette, PA 1942 6A21
  BoxFolder
28th Convention- Lancer's Hall, New Kensington, PA 6A22

Subseries  21. Polish Army Veterans Association 1931-1950 

Congress- Pittsburgh, PA 1931 
Johnstown, PA 
30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th Anniversary- Pittsburgh, PA 
Post 41 
Post 16, Ladies Auxiliary- Pittsburgh, PA 
District III Silver Jubilee- Pittsburgh, PA 1950 

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Series  IV. Individuals 

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John Alexandrowicz, 1984 813
  Folder
Dora Alska (Alski)*, 1962-1975 14
  Folder
Tadeusz Andrzejewski, 1966-1973 15
  Folder
John G. Brosky*, 1979-1986 16
  Folder
Capt. Robert Adolph Chodasiewicz, undated 17
  Folder
Arcybiskupa Jana Cieplaka, undated 18a
  Folder
Nicolaus Copernicus, 18b
  Folder
Maria Sklodowska Curie, 1968-1969 19
  Folder
Maria Dabrowska, undated 20
  Folder
Joseph B. Dobbs, 1960 20A
Stanley Dobrowolski (See 77: Blair Gunther) 
  Folder
John Dolegowski, undated 20B
  Folder
Rev. M.W. Drelak, 1962 20C
  Folder
Ed Dybicz, 1962-1975 21
  Folder
Dr. WM. Fronczek, 1982 22
  Folder
Joseph Gorski, 1979 23
  Folder
Col. Francis S. Gabreski, undated 24
  Folder
Rev. James Henry Gilmore, 1953 25
  Folder
Col. Arthur Grabowski, 1885 26
  Folder
Rev. Fr. Stanislaus J. Grabowski 1975 27
  Folder
Stephen S. Grabowski, undated 28
  Folder
Blair Gunther, 1935-1948 29
  Folder
Franciszek Hodur, undated 30
  Folder
Chester J. Jakowski. 1995 31
  Folder
Rev. John M. Jendzura*, 1972-1987 32
  Folder
John Kane*, 1948 33
  Folder
Gen. Joseph Karge*, 1963-1964 34
  Folder
John C. Kluczynski, 1970 35
  Folder
Maximilian Kolbe, 1973 36
  Folder
Tadeusz Kosciuszko, 1967-1976 37
  Folder
Rembert Kowalski, 1971 38
  Folder
John Cardinal Krol, 39
  Folder
Kardynal Krol, 1972 40
  Folder
Rev. Msgr. Stanislaus R. Labujewski, 1971 40A
  Folder
Haniel Long, 1974 41
  Folder
John Malinovsky, 1922-1941 42
  Folder
Edward C. Maliszewski, 1970-1995 43
  Folder
Martin S. Luczkiewicz, 1973 44
  Folder
Adam Mickiewicz, 1955 45
  Folder
Stephen Mizwa, 1971 46
  Folder
Helen Modjeska, 1878-1969 47
  Folder
Donald F. Mushalko, 1969 47A
  Folder
Rev. Stanislaus Parzyk, 1977 48
  Folder
Fr. Marcel Pasiecznik, 1987 48A
  Folder
Ignace Han Paderewski, 1939-1973 49
  Folder
Rev. Paul E. Pindel, 1976 50
  BoxFolder
Casimir Pulaski*, 1941-1975 91
  Folder
Casimir Pulaski, 1944-1975 2
  Folder
John H. Radzyminski, 1980 3
  Folder
Dr. Louis Radzinski, 1963 4
  Folder
Stanley J. Redmerski, 1983 5
  Folder
Bernard B. Rogalski, 1985 6
  Folder
Rev. Marion A. Rosenthal, 1958 6A
  Folder
Stella Rybacki, 1954-1975 7
  Folder
Piotra Sabatelli, undated 8
  Folder
Anthony Sadowsky, 1728-1982 9
  Folder
Haym Solomon, 1973 10
  Folder
Albin P. Schoepf, 1863-1971 11
  Folder
Marcella Sembrich, 1900-1976 12
  Folder
John M. Shalikashvili*, 1994 13
  Folder
Rev. Msgr. Jacob C. Shinar, 1966 13A
  Folder
Gen. Wladyslaw Sikorski, 1942 14
  Folder
Marshal Edward Smigly-Rydz*, undated 15
  Folder
Lt. Col. George O. Sokalski, 1964 16
  Folder
Major Henryk Sucharski, 1956 17
  Folder
Jan Srednicki*, 1904 18
  Folder
Col. Dr. Teofil Starzynski, undated 19
  Folder
Jan Stobnicza, 1896-1959 20
  Folder
Michael E. Swersey, 1958 20A
  Folder
Dr. Maria A.J. Swiecicka, 1973 21
  Folder
John R.B. Szala, 1971-1973 22
  Folder
Fr. Zygmunt Szarnicki, 1981 23
  Folder
Charles Trcziyulny*, 1964-1966 24
  Folder
Slawek Walesa, 1988 24A
  Folder
Mieczyslaw J. Wasilewski, 1975 25
  Folder
Anthony Wayne, 1974-1975 26
  Folder
John P. Wisniewski, 1973-1988 27
  Folder
John Wojciechowski*, 1900-1936 28
  Folder
Rev. Miroslaus Anthony Wojcicki, 1987 28A
  Folder
Karol Cardinal Wojtyla, 1968-1993 29
  Folder
Rev. John J. Wright, 1959 30
  Folder
Lawrence R. Wujcikowski, 1995 31
  Folder
Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski, 1973 32
  Folder
Abraham O. Zabriskie, 1975 33
  Folder
Stanley J. Zaremba*, 1943 34

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Series  V. Wars and Polish Veterans 

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Joseph Borkowski’s Veteran’s of Foreign Wars; Civil War; American Air Force Veterans; Polish Russian War of 1919 - 1920; Bicentennial Celebrations 10

Series  III. Borkowski, Joseph 

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Correspondence: 1965 - 1967; 1968; 1969, Jan - Mar; 1969, Apr - Dec; 1970; 1971; 1972, Jan - June; 1972, July - Dec; 1973; 1974; 1975; 1976 - 1979; 1980 - 1984; 1985 - 1987; 1988 - 1990; 1992 - 1993; St. Stanislavs Kostha; Lawrenceville Catholic High School; Wingfield Family; Revolutionary War Veterans 7
  Box
Manuscripts of Articles: A - J; K - O; P - R; Polish Organizations, Societies, etc.; Writings, Our Heritage; S - Z; History of the Central Council of Polish organizations in Pittsburgh; Polish Fraternals in Allegheny County; Fragments; Writings, Books Reviews 8

Series  VI. Programs, Events and Activities 

  Box
Church Dedications/Anniversaries; Debutante’s Ball; Polish American Day; Polish Day and Polish Day Picnic 11
  Box
Miscellaneous Pamietnik; Miscellaneous Programs (alphabetical) 12

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Series  VII. Publications and Books 

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Clippings and Publications (in alphabetical order); Joseph Borkowski’s News Clippings 12
  Box
Publications, cont. (in alphabetical order) 13
Pittsburczanin (last issue published), January 21, 1972 Online
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Misc. Books and Publications in Polish; Publications by Poles Outside Poland and the U.S. 14
  Box
Church Publications; Liturgy; Prayerbooks; Bibles 15

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Series  VIII. Videotapes and Film 

  Box
Five items 17

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Series  IX. Scrapbooks and Photos 

  Box
Alliance College Scrapbooks 16-16A, 18-21
  Map-case
Picture Remnant of Unknown Gathering, ZPRK (Polish Roman Catholic Union) 7-1
  Map-case
Picture, 42nd Conference, Polish Roman Catholic Union, Wilkes-Barre, PA 7-1

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