Guide to the Polish Falcons of America National Office Records, 1913-1980 AIS.1981.10

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Polish Falcons of America National Office Records
Creator
Polish Falcons of America.
Collection Number
AIS.1981.10
Date
1913-1980
Extent
8.0 microfilm reels
Abstract
This microfilmed collection contains records from the national office of the Polish Falcons of America. The records consist primarily of minutes that span the years 1913-1980 with the majority of the records falling into the years 1940-1980.

Preferred Citation

Polish Falcons of America National Office Records, AIS.1981.10, Polish Falcons of America National Office Records, AIS.1981.10, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

The Polish Falcons of America was founded in 1887 in Chicago, and was first chartered in 1894 in Illinois as the "Alliance of Polish Turners of the United States of America." In 1914, through amendments to the charter, the corporation became the "Polish Falcons Alliance of America" and in 1924, was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as the "Polish Falcons of America." The purpose of the organization is to promote physical, mental, and cultural welfare among its members. The headquarters were moved to Pittsburgh in 1912.

The official publication of the Polish Falcons is the Sokol Polski, which was started in 1896.

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Scope and Content Notes

The records of the Polish Falcons consist primarily of minutes that span the years 1913-1980 with the majority of the records falling into the years 1940-1980. The early records are in Polish, the later years in both Polish and English. The records include: minutes, Board of Directors (Polish), 1913-June 1969; minutes, Board of Directors (English), May 1947-December 1980; minutes, Convention, 1940-1968; minutes, Polish Falcons Alliance, July 1969-December 1980.

The Polish Falcons of America are concerned with the business aspects of the organization and the Polish Falcons Alliance are concerned with the fraternal activities of the organization.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, April 1981

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Archives & Special Collections
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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 Information

Microfilmed by the Archives of Industrial Society for the Immigrations History Research Center, University of Minnesota, in April 1981.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Robert Wilson in April 1981.

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Jamie Shriver in August 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: 1384527

Existence and Location of Copies note

Original records retained by the Polish Falcons of America National Office (97 South 18th St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Polish Falcons of America.

Subject(s)

  • Congresses and conventions -- United States
  • Ethnic groups
  • Fraternal organizations -- United States
  • Polish American fraternal organizations
  • Polish Americans -- Societies and clubs
  • Societies

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Previous Citation

Polish Falcons of America National Office Records, AIS.1981.10, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Polish Falcons of America, National Office, Pittsburgh, Pa., Records, 1913-1980, AIS Micro 81:10, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Minutes, Board of Directors (Polish), 1913-June 1969 

  Microfilm-cabinetDrawerReel
v. 1 Jan. 1913-Nov. 1914 311-4
  Reel
v. 2 Dec. 1914-June 1919 1-4
  Reel
v. 3 Jan. 1920-March 1921 1-4
  Reel
v. 4 July 1921-May 1923 1-4
  Reel
v. 5 June 1923-June 1938 1-4
  Reel
v. 6 Sept. 1938-Dec. 1949 1-4
  Reel
v. 7 Feb. 1950-Dec. 1955 1-4
  Reel
v. 8 Jan. 1956-July 1957 1-4
  Reel
v. 9 Aug. 1957-May 1959 1-4
  Reel
v. 10 June 1959-Aug. 1961 1-4
  Reel
v. 11 Sept. 1961-Jan. 1963 1-4
  Reel
v. 12 Feb. 1963-Aug. 1964 1-4
  Reel
v. 13 Sept. 1964-Jan. 1966 1-4
  Reel
v. 14 Feb. 1966-Sept. 1967 1-4
  Reel
v. 15 Oct. 1967-June 1969 1-4

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Series  II. Minutes, Board of Directors (English), May 1947-Dec. 1980 

  Reel
v. 1 May 1947-Dec. 1953 4-6
  Reel
v. 2 Feb. 1954-Nov. 1955 4-6
  Reel
v. 3 Dec. 1955-Feb. 1960 4-6
  Reel
v. 4 April 1960-Dec. 1965 4-6
  Reel
v. 5 Jan. 1966-Dec. 1970 4-6
  Reel
v. 6 Jan. 1971-Dec. 1974 4-6
  Reel
v. 7 Jan. 1975-Dec. 1977 4-6
  Reel
v. 8 Feb. 1978-Dec. 1980 4-6

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Series  III. Minutes, Convention, 1940-1968 

  Reel
v. 1 1940 6-7
  Reel
v. 2 1944 6-7
  Reel
v. 3 1948 6-7
  Reel
v. 4 1952 6-7
  Reel
v. 5 1956 6-7
  Reel
v. 6 (English) 1960 6-7
  Reel
v. 7 (Polish) 1960 6-7
  Reel
v. 8 1964 6-7
  Reel
v. 9 1968 6-7

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Series  IV. Minutes, Polish Falcons Alliance, July 1969-Dec. 1980 

  Reel
v. 1 July 1969-Dec. 1973 7-8
  Reel
v. 2 Jan. 1974-Dec. 1975 7-8
  Reel
v. 3 Jan. 1976-March 1977 7-8
  Reel
v. 4 May 1977-Dec. 1977 7-8
  Reel
v. 5 Feb. 1978-Dec. 1980 7-8

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