University of Minnesota

Brya, Stanley Michael, Papers

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IHRC


Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Brya, Stanley Michael, b. 1887.
Dates: 1930-1989
Abstract: Papers (1930- ) of Stanley Michael Brya (b. 1887) comprise correspondence; a scrapbook; and newspaper clippings of articles he wrote about the achievements of his countrymen.
Quantity: 4 linear ft.
Language: In English and Polish.
Collection ID: IHRC372

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Stanley Michael Brya (b. 1887) was born near Nowy Targ, Poland, and came to the United States in 1904 to escape conscription in the army. He settled in Chicago, Illinois, where he worked in slaughterhouses, and then moved to Pennsylvania and became a coal miner. In 1913, he settled in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he worked for Dayton Hudson Corporation. Brya, a self-taught historian, devoted much time to popularizing the accomplishments of his fellow countrymen; he published numerous articles in the American press.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Brya, Stanley Michael collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Brya, Stanley Michael collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Brya, Stanley Michael Papers, Polish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Historians.
Polish Americans--History.

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