University of Minnesota

March, Richard, Papers

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IHRC


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

Descriptive summary

Creator: March, Richard
Dates: ca. 1920-1960
Abstract: Manuscript materials pertain to the Croatian American community in Milwaukee, WI, and Chicago, IL, mainly in the 1940's and 1950's, particularly to the activities of the local Croatian Fraternal Union (Hrvatska Bratska Zajednica) lodges.
Quantity: .5 lin.ft.
Language: Croatian, English
Collection ID: IHRC2942

PROVENANCE

Collection acquired in August 2003 from Richard March of Madison, Wisconsin. It was processed by Daniel Necas in 2003. Inventory available.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Richard March is currently serving on the Wisconsin Arts Board as Folk and Community Arts Specialist focusing on immigrant and ethnic music in the Midwest region. He has also served as officer in the Milwaukee CFU Lodge.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION

Manuscript materials pertain to the Croatian American community in Milwaukee, WI, and Chicago, IL, mainly in the 1940's and 1950's, particularly to the activities of the local Croatian Fraternal Union (Hrvatska Bratska Zajednica) lodges. Print materials (Croatian, Macedonian and Serbian American periodicals, books) have been separated and removed to the IHRC Croatian, Macedonian and Serbian American print collections. Collection consists of meeting minutes books of the Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 261 - Milwaukee (1946-1960), audio tape containg a recording of an interview with Mato Brzovic by Richard March, a small number of miscellaneous items (correspondence, announcements, cards) and photographs.


ORGANIZATION OF MATERIALS

Series I - Meeting Minutes Books (CFU) Series II - Audio materials Series III - Miscellanea Series IV - Photographs


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The March, Richard collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The March, Richard collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

For further information regrading the copyright, please contact the IHRC.


CITE AS

The March, Richard Papers, Croatian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

RELATED COLLECTIONS

Louis Adamic Papers, Croatian Fraternal Union Records


Index Terms

Croatian
Fraternal organizations
March, Richard
Adamic, Louis
Brzovic, Mato
Croatian Fraternal Union
Photographs
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Description of Series

This section briefly describes each series in the collection. A more detailed description of the contents of each series may be found in the following section.

SERIES 1. Minutes Books (CFU)

SERIES 2. Audio materials

SERIES 3. Miscellanea

SERIES 4. Photographs



Detailed Description of the Collection

SERIES 1. Minutes Books (CFU)

BOX 1.
FOLDER 1. Minutes Book, CFU Lodge 261 - Milwaukee December 1946 - June 1958
ITEM 1. One volume (500 pages, all actually hold information) containing the meeting minutes of the Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 261 - Milwaukee for the time period of December 1946 to June 1958. The minutes were recorded by Frank Briski, Recording Secretary, in the Croatian language. The title page reads (among others) "Zapisnik odsjeka 261, H.B.Z."
FOLDER 2. Minutes Book, CFU Lodge 261 - Milwaukee July 1958 - December 1960
ITEM 1. One volume (506 pages, 107 actually hold information) containing the meeting minutes of the Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 261 - Milwaukee for the time period of July 1958 to December 1960. The minutes were recorded by Frank Briski, Recording Secretary, in the Croatian language. The title page reads "Zapisnik Drustva 'Milwaukee', Odsjek 261, H.B.Z."


SERIES 2. Audio materials

BOX 1.
FOLDER 3. Interview with Mato Brzovic 1950-1970's
ITEM 1. One audio tape (60 minutes) containing an interview with Mato Brzovic (ca. 1890's - ca. 1978) Interview recorded in June 1977 in Chicago, IL, by Richard March. In this interview, Mato Brzovic reminisces of the following individuals: Don Nika Grskovic, Stjepan Lojen, Leo Fiser, Louis Adamic, Zlatko Balokovic. Also included is MB's work at the Narodni Glasnik newspaper. Mato Brzovic identified himself as Bosnian Croat, according to Richard March (8/1/03 - rec. by DN).


SERIES 3. Miscellanea

BOX 1.
FOLDER 4. Miscellaneous 1941-1958
ITEM 1. One card containing the announcement of a picnic organized by the Chicago CFU branch on August 17, 1941.
ITEM 2. Letter to Mato Brzovic in Chicago from Joseph Kraina of Detroit, Dec. 16, 1958


SERIES 4. Photographs

BOX 1.
FOLDER 5. Photographs ca.1920-1930
IMAGE: Portrait of couple n.d. 6 x 4 in. Photography view
Studio portrait of a couple holding grapes and an apple. Mitrowitz (Mitrovica), the location of the photography studio, is in present day Kosovo.
IMAGE: Family portrait n.d. 5 x 3 in. Photography view
Family portrait in front of home.
IMAGE: Studio portrait n.d. 4 x 3 in. Photography view
Studio portrait of a woman and a girl.
IMAGE: Studio portrait n.d. 4 x 3 in. Photography view
Studio portrait of a woman and two girls.
IMAGE: Sewing n.d. 5 x 3.5 in. Photography view
A family sewing in front of their home.
IMAGE: Studio portrait n.d. 6 x 4 in. Photography view
Studio portrait of a woman and a girl.
IMAGE: Studio portrait n.d. 4.5 x 2 in. Photography view
Studio portrait of a woman.
IMAGE: Studio portrait n.d. 5 x 3.5 in. Photography view
Studio portrait of a woman.
IMAGE: Girl in national costume n.d. 5 x 3.5 in. Photography view
Studio portrait of a girl in a national ethnic costume.
IMAGE: Women in national costumes n.d. 5 x 3.5 in. Photography view
Studio portrait of four women in national ethnic costumes.
IMAGE: Women in national costumes 1931 5 x 3.5 in. Photography view
Studio portrait of two women in national ethnic costumes, Mitrovica, located in present day Kosovo.
IMAGE: Family outing 1931 5 x 3.5 in. Photography view
Family portrait taken on an outing.
IMAGE: Group portrait ca. 1919 3.5 x 5 in. Photography view
Group portrait of organization, Detroit, Michigan. American and Serbian flags displayed; Serbian flag indicates place and date.
IMAGE: Family in car ca. 1914 3.5 x 5 in. Photography view
Family posing in a car. License plate indicates date.



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