University of Minnesota

Polish Canteen for Servicemen (New York, New York), Records

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IHRC


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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Polish Canteen for Servicemen (New York, N.Y.).
Dates: 1943-1975
Abstract: Records (1943-1975) of Polish Canteen for Servicemen (New York, N.Y.) include a brief history, financial records, clippings, photographs, programs, memorabilia, and copies of a weekly newspaper column that described canteen activities. The column appeared in Nowy Swiat. Also included is a limited amount of material regarding the Polish Women's Service Club.
Quantity: 1 linear in. and 1 tape cassette.
Language: In Polish and English.
Collection ID: IHRC2102

HISTORICAL SKETCH

The Polish Canteen for Servicemen, or "Swietlica," was organized in New York City in 1943 to provide persons in the armed services with a recreational facility. The Canteen was located in the Polish National Home in New York City; it served refreshments, sponsored fundraisers such as dances, and maintained a library. When it closed in 1945, it had served more than 48,000 persons. In January, 1946, the canteen was reorganized as the Polish Women's Service Club, a humanitarian organization working on behalf of Poles.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Polish Canteen for Servicemen (New York, New York) collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Polish Canteen for Servicemen (New York, New York) collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Polish Canteen for Servicemen (New York, New York) Records, Polish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Polish Americans--Societies, etc.
Canteens (Establishments).

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