University of Minnesota

Drzewieniecki, Walter, Papers

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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Drzewieniecki, Walter M.
Dates: 1970
Abstract: Papers (1970) of Walter M. Drzewieniecki, an emeritus professor of history at SUNY-Buffalo, consist of correspondence; newspaper clippings; and programs documenting his career and Polish American activities in Buffalo.
Quantity: 7 linear in.
Language: In Polish and English.
Collection ID: IHRC570

PROVENANCE

The acquisition process began in 1981 with the receipt of the first donation of archival materials from Dr. Walter Drzewieniecki. In the following years, the creator and donor of the collection continued to send additional segments of his papers.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Dr. Walter Drzewieniecki (born in Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland, on December 14, 1914) joined the Polish Army in the 1930's, served in World War II and after the War immigrated to the United States. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, and received his master's and doctoral degrees at the University of Chicago. He became a professor at and eventually chair of the History Department at the Buffalo State College specializing in East European studies and Ethnic Heritage studies. Founder of Polish Cultural Foundation in 1971. Retired in 1981 and has remained a local community activist.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Drzewieniecki, Walter collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Drzewieniecki, Walter collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Drzewieniecki, Walter Papers, Polish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Polish Americans--New York--Buffalo.
College teachers.

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