Guide to the St. Joseph Polish Benevolent Society, Westmoreland City, Pa. Records, 1904-1979 AIS.1979.35

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
St. Joseph Polish Benevolent Society, Westmoreland City, Pa. Records
Creator
St. Joseph Polish Beneficial Society (Westmoreland City, Pa.).
Collection Number
AIS.1979.35
Date
1904-1979
Extent
1.0 microfilm reel (798 frames)
Abstract
The St. Joseph Polish Benevolent Society is a fraternal organization that was established in Manor, Pa., in 1903 as Lodge (Group) #644 of the Polish National Allance. In 1920, the lodge was incorporated as the St. Joseph Polish Benevolent Society. The collection consists primarily of six volumes of minutes from 1909-1965. Other records include the original Charter (1904), Constitution and By-laws (1915), historical timeline, and lists of officers.

Preferred Citation

St. Joseph Polish Benevolent Society, Westmoreland City, Pa. Records, 1904-1979, AIS.1979.35, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

The St. Joseph Polish Benevolent Society is a fraternal organization that was established in Manor, Pa., in 1903 as Lodge (Group) #644 of the Polish National Allance. In 1920, the lodge was incorporated as the St. Joseph Polish Benevolent Society, which was relocated in 1922 to their present building on Walnut Street in Westmoreland City, Pa.

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Scope and Content Notes

The records in this collection span the years 1904 to 1979 and consist of 798 frames on one reel of microfilm. The bulk of the collection is six volumes of minutes from 1909-1965. The minutes are in Polish for the years 1909-1965, while only the years 1939-1957 are in English. The collection also includes their original charter from 1904 and their Constitution and By-laws from 1915. Other records include a historical timeline, programs, and lists of present and deceased past officers (1979).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, 1979

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Revision Description

 Converted from EAD Version 1.0 to EAD Version 2002 July 1, 2006

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

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.

Acquisition Inforrmation

Microfilmed with permission by the Archives of Industrial Society in September 1979.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by ASC staff in 1979.

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Jamie Shriver on November 21, 2003. 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: 1384041

Existence and Location of Orginals

Original records in the possession of St. Joseph Polish Benevolent Society, Westmoreland City, Pa.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • St. Joseph Polish Beneficial Society (Westmoreland City, Pa.).

Genre(s)

  • Bylaws (Administrative records)
  • Charters
  • Constitutions
  • Histories

Subject(s)

  • Ethnic groups
  • Fraternal organizations -- Pennsylvania -- Westmoreland City
  • Poles -- Pennsylvania
  • Poles -- Pennsylvania -- Westmoreland City
  • Polish American fraternal organizations -- Pennsylvania -- Westmoreland City
  • Polish Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Westmoreland City -- Societies and clubs
  • Societies

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Previous Citation

St. Joseph Polish Benevolent Society, Westmoreland City, Pa. Records, 1904-1979, AIS.1979.35, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

St. Joseph Polish Benevolent Society, Westmoreland City, Pa., Records, 1909-1965, AIS Micro 79:35, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

  Microfilm-cabinetDrawerReel
Charter, 1904 291

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  Reel
Constitution and By-laws (Polish and English), 1915 1

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  Reel
Minute Book, Volume 1 (Polish), 1909-1936 1

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  Reel
Minute Book, Volume 2 (Polish), 1937-1957 1

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  Reel
Minute Book, Volume 3 (English), 1939-1944 1

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  Reel
Minute Book, Volume 4 (English), 1944-1947 1

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  Reel
Minute Book, Volume 5 (English), 1948-1957 1

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  Reel
Minute Book, Volume 6 (Polish), 1958-1965 1

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  Reel
Lists of Deceased Past Officers, Retirees, Present Officers, 1979 1

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  Reel
Historical Timeline 1

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  Reel
Program Notes, 1938 1

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  Reel
Program Notes, n.d. 1

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