University of Minnesota

Polish Union of America, Inc. Chapter No. 2 (Saint Paul, Minn.)., Records

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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Polish Union of America, Inc. Chapter #2 (Saint Paul, Minn.).
Dates: 1896-1917
Abstract: Records of Polish Union of America, Inc., Chapter #2 (St. Paul, Minn.) consist of three membership dues books.
Quantity: 1 linear in.
Language: In Polish.
Collection ID: IHRC2150

HISTORICAL SKETCH

A fraternal, cultural, relief, and social organization, the Polish Union of America, Inc. was founded as a result of schism within the Polish National Alliance in the late 1880s, and was led by Father Dominic Majer, a St. Paul, Minn., priest and patriach of Minnesota Polonia. Five lodges were organized in the Twin Cities and one each in Owatonna and Duluth, Minn., but the locus of membership, power,and the office organ Slonce (Sun) shifted eastward by 1900. A series of reorganizations in the next decade led to the formation of the Polish Union of the United States with headquarters in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and the Polish Union of America in Buffalo, N.Y.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Polish Union of America, Inc. Chapter No. 2 (Saint Paul, Minn.). collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Polish Union of America, Inc. Chapter No. 2 (Saint Paul, Minn.). collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Polish Union of America, Inc. Chapter No. 2 (Saint Paul, Minn.). Records, Polish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Polish Americans--Minnesota--Saint Paul--Societies, etc.
Friendly societies--Minnesota--Saint Paul

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