Guide to the Alliance College Records, 1929-1976 AIS.1997.25

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Alliance College Records
Creator
Alliance College.
Collection Number
AIS.1997.25
Date
1929-1976
Extent
2.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Abstract
Alliance College was founded as a school for Polish speaking Americans, and was mainly comprised of Polish immigrants. The collection consists of the records of Alliance College for the years 1929-1976, most of the records fall into the years 1966-1971. The records consist of subject files, construction records, and various administrative records. Most of the records are in the Polish language but are organized alphabetically in English.

Preferred Citation

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

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History

Alliance College was founded by the Polish National Alliance of the United States, a fraternal beneficial society, in 1903 with the first students enrolling in 1912. Alliance College was located in Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania. The college was founded as a school for Polish speaking Americans, mainly immigrants. The school offered traditional coursework with an emphasis on the study of the Polish language and Polish culture in America. The college functioned for seventy-five years until it was closed and sold to the state of Pennsylvania in 1988.

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Scope and Content Notes

This collection contains the records of Alliance College for the years 1929-1976. The collection consist of 3 series. Series I is made up of general records of the college that have administrative value. Series II contains records on the school construction, which contains correspondence and blueprints. Series III consists of subject files relevant to the various activities at Alliance College. Most of the records are in the Polish language, however, the records are organized alphabetically according to their English translation.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, 1997

University of Pittsburgh Library System
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

The records were a gift of the Polish National Alliance in 1990.

Processing Information

Dominic La Cava in 1997 and Marissa Billowitz in 1998 and then reprocessed by Andrew Newman in June 2004.

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Andy Newman in June, 2004. 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: 4372354

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Alliance College. -- Archives
  • Polish National Alliance of the United States of North America.

Subject(s)

  • Education
  • Ethnic groups
  • Universities and colleges -- Pennsylvania -- Cambridge Springs

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Previous Citation

Alliance College Records, 1929-1976, AIS.1997.25, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Alliance College, ais 97:25, Records, 1929-1976, Archives of Industrial Society, Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Administrative Records, 1930-1944 

Scope and Content Notes

Series I consists of general records on the subjects of the building fire, court cases, school council meetings, and other events that occurred at Alliance College. Most of the records are written in the Polish language but are organized alphabetically by their English translation.

  BoxFolder
 Alliance College Auditor's Report 1941-1942 11
  Folder
American Plumbing and Heating Company v. Alliance College, December 19, 1934 2
  Folder
Faculty Hours (Pensye Fakultetu) 3
  Folder
Financial Statement (Wierciszewski Rachunek), 1934 4
  Folder
Building Fire (Pozar Szkoly), January 20, 1931 5
  Folder
Building Fire (Pozar Szkoly)- 22 Photographs, January 20-21, 1931 6
  Folder
Gwizdowski v. Alliance College (Gwizdowski Sprawa sadowa przeciw Szkole Zwiazkowy), 1934-1935 7
  Folder
Railroad Commission of Wisconsin (D. Zwiazkowy, Milwaukee, Wisconsin), May 19, 1930 8
  Folder
Report from the School Council (Protokol - Rada Szkolna), June 1934 9
  Folder
Salaries and Wages of the Alliance College Staff, 1944 10
  Folder
Pan M. B. Steczynski, Correspondence and Reports (Pan M. B. Steczynski, Listy wsprawie Budowy Szkoly), 1932-1935 11
  Folder
Alliance College-Miscellaneous (Szkola Zwiazkowa) 12

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Series  II. School Building Construction, 1932-1947 

Scope and Content Notes

Series II consists of records relating to the construction of the school building, which include building plans, blueprints, and building committee correspondence.

  Folder
Arbitration Committee (Komitet Arbitracyjny), 1934 13
  Folder
Architects for Building Committee (Protokol Komitetu Budowy Szkoly), Cambridge Springs, PA, 1932 14
  Folder
Blueprints and Plans for Administration Building, Alliance College (Cenzor ZNP FX Sweitlik, Sprawy ze Zjazdu Rady Szkolnej i Komitetu Budowy Gmachow Szkolnych, Kolegjieum ZNP w Cambridge Springs, Parjw sobote, dniallgo grudnia), December 1937 15
  Folder
Correspondence on the Building Construction in Cambridge Springs, 1935-1947 16
  Folder
Building Plans and Reports (Budowa Szkoly), 1937-1947 17
  Folder
Building Plans and Reports and building agreement (Szkola Zwiazkowa - Budowa), 1932-1933 18
  Folder
Building Resolution correspondence of Adam J. Sczypinski (Rezolucye usprawie Budowy Szkoly), 1933-1934 19
  Folder
Building Sub-Committee (Protokol - Sub-Komitetu Budowy, 4-5 stycznia, 1934 Nadzwyczajne, Pasicdz Zarczdu Rady Szkolny 5 go. stycznia, 1934), Gurda's Report, January 4-5, 1934 20
  Folder
Financial Information for Administration Building (Szkola Zwiazkowa - Budowa Rozne wazne sprawozdania finansowe), 1934-1935 21
  Folder
Francis T. Nagorski Correspondence regarding building construction (Francis T. Nagorski Korespondewcje wsprawie Budowy Szkoly), 1934 22
  Folder
Proposal for Construction of School Building 1940-1941 23
  Folder
Reports on Building Construction (Raporty Budowy Szkoly), 1933-1935 24
  Folder
Sobieski Construction Company, March 14, 1933 25
  Folder
Correspondence and Contract with Sobray Whitcomb Company (Sobray Whitcomb Company Korespondencye i Kontrakt), 1933-1935 26
  Folder
Report of an Investigation of the Plans and Structure, Recitation Hall, Cambridge Springs, PA (Sprawa Budowy Szkoly Zwiakowy), 1933 27
  Folder
Architect Building Correspondence and Reports (Stickle Korespondencye i raporty Budowy Szkoly), 1933-1934 28
  Folder
Subcontracting for Building Construction (Sub-Kontratory Budowy Szkoly), 1934-1935 29

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Series  III. Subject files, 1943-1976 

Scope and Content Notes

Series III consists of subject file records on varied topics that relate to Alliance College. Most of the records are in the Polish language.

  BoxFolder
Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity, 1971 21
  Folder
American Education, 1977 2
  Folder
Bibliographies-Slavic and Polish, 1971 3
  Folder
Blood Drive, 1966-1969 4
  Folder
Boska, Matka 5
  Folder
Credit Union, 1970-1974 6
  Folder
Credit Union, H. A. Szymanski, President, 1969-1976 7
  Folder
Daszewski, Zygmunt, 1968 8
  Folder
English Department, 1968-1973 9
  Folder
Faculty Handbook, 1967-1970 10
  Folder
Faculty Meeting-Agendas, 1970-1976 11
  Folder
Faculty Status Committee-Meeting, 1961-1969 12
  Folder
Financial Aid Committee, 1970-1972 13
  Folder
Foreign Language and Nationality Press in the United States, 1976 14
  Folder
Fraternity Presidents and Advisors-Meetings, 1969, 1973 15
  Folder
French, 1969 16
  Folder
Greek News 17
  Folder
Greek Week, 1964 18
  Folder
Inter-Fraternity Council-Constitution and By-Laws 19
  Folder
Inter-Fraternity Council-Minutes, 1965 20
  Folder
Inter-Greek Council, 1967, 1969 21
  Folder
Natural Sciences Division, 1977-1978 22
  Folder
Newspapers, 1964-1965 23
  Folder
Orientation Week Schedule, 1960-1973 24
  Folder
Outcomes Committee, 1970-1971 25
  BoxFolder
Pamatnica, 1959 31
  Folder
Pamphlets 2-3
  Folder
Pi Gamma Mu, 1970-1972 4
  Folder
Polish American Youth Federation Bulletin, 1953 5
  Folder
Polish Clubs, 1962-1969 6
  Folder
Polish Community in Erie 7
  Folder
Polish Falcon, 1968-1974 8
  Folder
Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1969-1971 9
  Folder
Polish Publishers and Publications in U.S.A., 1966-1969 10
  Folder
Polish National Alliance, 1967, 1970 11
  Folder
Pulaski Day, 1929 12
  Folder
Sadowsky, Anthony, 1969 13
  Folder
Seminar Papers, 14
  Folder
Sokols, 1965 15
  Folder
Warsaw, 1943 16
  Folder
Warsaw, Indiana 17

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