Guide to the St. Elizabeth's Society, (Polish Roman Catholic Union of America, Branch 835, Pittsburgh, Pa.) Records, 1958-1977 AIS.1983.11

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
St. Elizabeth's Society Records
Creator
Polish Roman Catholic Union of America.
Collection Number
AIS.1983.11
Date
1958-1977
Extent
0.63 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract
The Polish Roman Catholic Union of America is the oldest Polish American fraternal organization in the United States, established in 1873, in the spirit of brotherhood to unite and help Polish immigrants and has developed into a dynamic fraternal benefit society. This collection includes a constitution and bylaws, minute books, a membership roster, anniversary programs, copies of newspaper clippings, invitations and a banquet ticket.

Preferred Citation

St. Elizabeth's Society , Polish Roman Catholic Union of America, Branch 835, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records, 1958-1977, AIS.1983.11, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Scope and Content Notes

The Polish Roman Catholic Union of America is the oldest Polish American fraternal organization in the United States. It was established in 1873 in the spirit of brotherhood to unite and help Polish immigrants and has developed into a dynamic fraternal benefit society whose insurance policies are competitive. The Society performs religious, charitable, educational and civic work on behalf of its members and the Polish American Community. Members can participate in activities when they purchase insurance from the Society. Through its local lodges, the Society is committed to strengthening and preserving spiritual values, patriotic zeal, its ethnic culture, heritage, and fostering of cultural relations between the United States and Poland. Individual members are encouraged and given the opportunity to participate in fraternal activities which will benefit other members and the American community. In the spirit of its 125 year motto, "for God and country," religious and patriotic observances are stressed and scheduled throughout the year. The Society encourages good citizenship and loyalty to the United States and its membership adheres to Roman Catholic tenets, promotes Catholic action, religious retreats, support of the clergy and strong support of the Catholic Church.

This collection includes a constitution and bylaws, minute books, a membership roster, anniversary programs, copies of newspaper clippings, invitations and a banquet ticket; which illustrate activities of St. Elizabeth's Society (the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America, Branch 835, Pittsburgh, Pa.) from 1958-1977.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, 1983

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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

Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Zygmunt in 1983.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 1983.

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Michael O'Malley on December 10, 2002. Information about the collection title and the controlled access terms was extracted from the MARC record in the University of Pittsburgh catalog Voyager ID number: 1426951.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Polish Roman Catholic Union of America. Branch 835 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • Polish Roman Catholic Union of America.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Social life and customs

Subject(s)

  • Ethnic groups
  • Polish Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Societies

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Previous Citation

St. Elizabeth's Society , Polish Roman Catholic Union of America, Branch 835, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records, 1958-1977, AIS.1983.11, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

St. Elizabeth's Society (Polish Roman Catholic Union of America, Br. 835, Pittsburgh, Pa.), Records, 1958-1977, ais 83:11, Archives of Industrial Society, University of Pittsburgh Libraries

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Collection Inventory

  BoxFolder
Constitution and By-laws, 1914 11

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  Folder
Minutes (3 volums), 1958-1977 2-4

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  Folders
Membership Roster, undated 5

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  Folder
Anniversary Programs (25th and 50th), 1939 and 1964 6-7

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