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Nurczynski, Walter and Valeria, Papers

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Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creators: Nurczynski, Walter; Nurczynski, Valeria
Dates: 1916-1968
Abstract: Papers consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, sheet music (mostly of songs sung by Valeria), radio scripts, and financial reports of the Polish War Relief Committee of Boston (ca. 1944). Also included are correspondence and photographs of Alexandra J. Jaskolski and papers of Karol Jaskolski.
Quantity: 4.5 linear ft.
Language: In English and Polish.
Collection ID: IHRC1705

PROVENANCE/PROCESSING

Collection was donated by A. Jaskolski in 1982. The collection was processed in April 2015 by Katie McCormick.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Valeria (or Valerie) Wycke Nurczynski was born in Lodz, Poland on December 30th, 1897. She came to Boston to study voice and became a citizen of the United States in 1920. Valeria was involved in various clubs and societies in Boston. She was in charge of publicity for the Massachusetts Federation of Polish Women’s Clubs and chairman of United Women’s Society of Greater Boston. She was president of the Polish Order of Eaglets and also served as the regional chairman for the Kosciuszko Foundation Presentee Ball in 1957. Valeria founded and performed in the Chorus Lira of Boston in addition to doing solo performances.

Walter Nurczynski was born in Poland in 1893. He produced the Boston area radio program “Echoes of Poland” from 1937 to 1944. Walter was also the chairman of the Polish War Relief Committee in Boston in 1943.


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Nurczynski, Walter and Valeria collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Nurczynski, Walter and Valeria collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota.

For further information regarding the copyright, please contact the IHRC Archives.


CITE AS

The Nurczynski, Walter and Valeria Papers, Polish American Collection, IHRC Archives, University of Minnesota

RELATED COLLECTIONS

Related collections at IHRC are Papers of Alexandra J. (Nurczynski) Jaskolski; Papers of Karol T. Jaskolski; and Papers of Anthony Nurczynski.


Index Terms

Polish American musicians.
Polish Americans--Massachusetts--Boston--Music.
Polish Americans--Massachusetts--Societies, etc.
World War, 1939-1945--Civilian relief--Poland.
Ethnic radio broadcasting.

Detailed Description of the Collection

BOX 1.

FOLDER 1. Polish radio program materials 1948-1957
advertisements and radio program announcements
FOLDER 2. Polish radio program materials 1941-1956
radio program materials, newspaper clipping
FOLDER 3. Polish War Relief documents 1943-1944
Photographs, notes, documents and correspondence regarding the Polish Relief Committee of Boston, newspaper clipping
FOLDER 4. Polish Relief Committee documents 1944
Financial reports and correspondence regarding the Polish Relief Committee
FOLDER 5. Materials of Valeria Nurczynski 1967
United Women's Society document, correspondence from Valeria Nurczynski
FOLDER 6. Radio program materials 1937-1951
Correspondence, announcements, closing and opening statements for Polish radio program, Polish American Congress Delegates' Newsletter
FOLDER 7. Correspondence 1938-1945
Letters from Walter Nurczynski, photograph of Walter, correspondence involving The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Education, Labor Relations Commission and Polish Information Center
FOLDER 8. Postcards from trip to Poland 1962-1963
newspaper clippings. notes and postcards from Nurczynski's trip to Poland in 1962,
FOLDER 9. Letters and address book 1943-1954
Letters and address book
FOLDER 10. Identification and travel log 1967
Membership cards, identification cards, travel log documenting places visited by the Nurczynskis
FOLDER 11. Bills 1967-1968
Medical bills, insurance bills, funeral bills
FOLDER 12. Bills 1967-1968
Medical bills, insurance bills, funeral bills


BOX 2.

FOLDER 1. Flyers and programs 1935-1942
FOLDER 2. Polish radio program materials 1949-1951
Materials regarding Polish radio programs from WVOM-Brookline and WBOS radio stations
FOLDER 3. Echoes of Poland WVOM radio station materials 1948
FOLDER 4. List of dialogues for the film "Coveted Day"
FOLDER 5. Flyers and newspaper clippings regarding films 1938-1943
Flyers and newspaper clippings regarding various Polish films, Russian films and films about Europes resistance to the Nazis
FOLDER 6. Financial statements 1946
Financial statements pertaining to Salem Press, Trans-Oceanic packing and shipping Co. and Sycor Sales Service
FOLDER 7. Sheet music
FOLDER 8. List of Massachusetts addresses
FOLDER 9. Agreement with Comique Theater 1941
Notes, agreement with Comique Theater, correspondence with potential speaker
FOLDER 10. Trans-Oceanic packing and shipping co radio announcements 1946
FOLDER 11. Documents regarding American Relief for Poland 1945-1946
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, documents regarding American Relief for Poland
FOLDER 12. Correspondence about newspaper advertisements 1949
Correspondence between "Everybody's Daily" (American Polish Newspaper) and various businesses regarding newspaper advertisements
FOLDER 13. Advertisements/announcements on Polish radio program 1951
FOLDER 14. Documents regarding Polish radio program 1944-1950
FOLDER 15. Announcements for Polish radio program 1948
Announcements, openings, and closings made on "Echoes of Poland" radio program
FOLDER 16. Polish Song and Dance Company song book 1961
FOLDER 17. Advertisements/announcements for WVOM-Brookline 1949
FOLDER 18. Polish radio program materials 1949-1950
FOLDER 19. Polish radio program materials 8/27/1948
FOLDER 20. Polish radio program materials 9/3/1948
FOLDER 21. Polish radio program materials 9/10/1948


BOX 3.

FOLDER 1. Polish radio program materials 1949-1950
FOLDER 2. Polish radio program materials 1949
FOLDER 3. Polish radio program materials 9/24/1948
FOLDER 4. Correspondence and contracts/agreements 1937-1944
Broadcasting agreements, advertising agreements, and correspondence
FOLDER 5. Polish radio program materials 10/1/1948
FOLDER 6. Polish radio program materials 10/15/1948
FOLDER 7. Polish radio program materials 10/8/1948
FOLDER 8. Sheet music 1967
FOLDER 9. Polish radio program materials 10/29/1948
FOLDER 10. Polish radio program materials 10/22/1948
FOLDER 11. Radio materials and newspaper clippings 1948
various newspaper clippings, Polish radio program materials, notes
FOLDER 12. Polish radio program materials 11/12/1948
FOLDER 13. Polish radio program materials 11/26/1948
FOLDER 14. Polish radio program materials 11/19/1948
FOLDER 15. Polish film brochures/advertisements 1941
Sheet music, correspondece, Polish film brochures and advertisements, newspaper clippings,
FOLDER 16. Correspondence 1938-1951
FOLDER 17. Speech and correspondence 1941-1943
Correspondence, speech for Christmas and New Years, Polish films materials,
FOLDER 18. Correspondence 1942-1945
FOLDER 19. Polish Military Mission in Canada 1942-1950
Correspondence regarding Polish Military Mission in Canada Educational Department
FOLDER 20. Newspaper clippings 1916-1942
Newspaper clippings,


BOX 4.

FOLDER 1. Programs and newspaper clippings 1906-1964
Photograph, newspaper clippings, letters, programs, awards
FOLDER 2. Sheet music 1831-1938
FOLDER 3. Documents regarding medicinal products 1937
Documents regarding Katro-Lek, Katro-Balsam, and Yakton Medicinal Products
FOLDER 4. MA Polish Women's Club documents 1855-1966
Newspaper clippings regarding debutantes and the Polish Presentation Ball, handwritten notes,
FOLDER 5. Documents regarding war relief 1943-1957
Russian War Relief Inc documents, Polish Relief Committee of Boston documents, Polish radio program materials, correspondence
FOLDER 6. Advertisements
FOLDER 7. Advertisements for Essem Commercial 1938-1939
FOLDER 8. Polish radio program materials 1948-1951
Correspondence, radio material, newspaper clippings
FOLDER 9. Bills 1967-1969
Medical bills, insurance bills, funeral bills
FOLDER 10. Polish army in America 1917-1967
Materials from 31st Annual Convention of Polish Army Veterans Assocation of WWII, article photocopy, notes


BOX 5.

FOLDER 1. Sympathy cards 1967
Sympathy cards for death of Valeria Nurczynski
FOLDER 2. Sympathy cards 1967
Sympathy cards for death of Valeria Nurczynski
FOLDER 3. Sympathy cards 1967
Sympathy cards for death of Valeria Nurczynski
FOLDER 4. Memorial certificates 1967
FOLDER 5. Memorial certificates 1967
In loving memory certificate, membership certificate for Franciscan Mass League
FOLDER 6. Memorial certificates 1967


BOX 6.

FOLDER 1. Biographical materials 1916-1966
Passport, United States Certificate of Naturalization, certificate of marriage, cards, Health Department Registry for the city of Boston,United States Certificate of Citizenship, Registry with the Boston Catholic Cemetary Association
FOLDER 2. Bills and records 1967
Income records, medical bills, pharmacy bills, insurance materials, handwritten notes, checks from Valeria Nurczynski, social security card
FOLDER 3. Materials regarding Polish film 1936-1951
Newspaper clippings, flyers, radio program dialogue regarding films
FOLDER 4. Polish radio program materials 1938-1951
Echoes of Poland radio program materials, correspondence
FOLDER 5. Polish National Alliance materials 1964
FOLDER 6. Notes 1958-1959
notes, newspaper clipping, telegrams, Polish National Alliance documents
FOLDER 7. Newspaper clippings 1965
FOLDER 8. Notes 1960-1963
Telegrams, notes, Polish National Alliance material, correspondence, newspaper clippings
FOLDER 9. Polish Order of Eaglets materials 1957
Newspaper clippings, Polish Eaglets Dance Group programs, notes, United Women's Society of Greater Boston documents,
FOLDER 10. Materials used for Polish radio program 1939-1949
FOLDER 11. Newspapers and magazines 1950-1951
FOLDER 12. Newspaper clippings 1944-1950
Newspaper clippings, "Echoes of Poland" radio program materials
FOLDER 13. Clippings from "Wolne Zarty" newspaper 1933-1934


BOX 7.

FOLDER 1. Documents regarding the New England Mutual Hall 1952-1957
Materials regarding the rental of New England Mutual Hall including correspondence, bills and notes
FOLDER 2. Valeria's Scrap Book 1934-1939
Newspaper clippings and programs of Valeria Nurczynski
FOLDER 3. Choir book 1925-1930
FOLDER 4. Travel information 1963-1966
Visa and passport applications, passport questionnaire, citizenship documents, travel bills, correspondence with travel service, written checks
FOLDER 5. Pulaski Foundation materials 1943-1944
The Pulaski Foundation Bulletin, photographs, newspaper clippings
FOLDER 6. Newspaper clippings 1934-1956
FOLDER 7. Newspaper clippings 1940-1953
Photographs, presentation notes, newspaper clippings
FOLDER 8. Correspondence 1954-1981


BOX 8.

FOLDER 1. Photographs 1960
FOLDER 2. Programs and booklets 1930-1963
Newspaper clippings, Choir Lira materials, New England Folk Festival program, booklet regarding Archbishop Jozef F. Gawlina's visit to the United States
FOLDER 3. Polish National Alliance record of new members 1964-1965
Polish National Alliance record of new members with some additional related notes and correspondence
FOLDER 4. Polish National Alliance materials 1964-1965
Notes, correspondence, S.E.Ledger
FOLDER 5. Newspaper clippings 1949-1965
FOLDER 6. New England Folk Festival Association materials 1954-1956
FOLDER 7. Polish radio program materials 1940-1944
Newspaper clippings, Polish radio program materials, notes, correspondence
FOLDER 8. Polish radio program materials 1949-1951
FOLDER 9. Micellaneous
Notes, photograph, folder from The Benjamin Franklin Hotel
FOLDER 10. Memorial certificates 1962


BOX 9.

FOLDER 1. PNA record of new members 1966
Correspondence and Record of New Members
FOLDER 2. Life insurance rates 1966
Section of Polish National Alliance rate manual including general information, tables, supplementary rates, rates and values
FOLDER 3. Life insurance rates 1966
Section of Polish National Alliance rate manual including rates and values and dividends
FOLDER 4. Life insurance occupational classification 1966
Section of Polish National Alliance rate manual including occupational classification


Oversize Box 1 - Sheet music

Sheet music of songs that Valeria Nurczynski sang, photograph of Choir Lira (1926)


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