University of Minnesota

Polish Union of the United States of North America, Records

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IHRC


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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Polish Union of the United States of North America (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.)
Dates: 1939-1971
Abstract: Records (1939-1971) of the Polish Union of the United States of North America (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) include miscellaneous and published materials of the Union, audits, correspondence, materials pertaining to the Polish Review, and a jubilee album. Also included are correspondence, reports, minutes, newspaper clippings, ledgers of contributions, and press releases of the Anthracite Relief Committee for Poland (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1939-1942), and correspondence, minutes, newsletters, and other materials pertaining to various organizations, among them the American Red Cross, Community War Chests, Centrum Przyjacidt Zolinierza Polskiego, the Polish National Alliance, World War II refugees, the work of the Polish YMCA in the Middle East, and newspaper clippings of the Polish American Council (1942-1945).
Quantity: 5 linear in.
Language: In Polish and English.
Collection ID: IHRC2151

HISTORICAL SKETCH

A fraternal benefit and insurance society, the Polish Union of the United States of North America was founded in 1890 in St. Paul, Minnesota. After six years, the Union was moved to Buffalo, New York, and then to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. It was incorporated in 1907 under the name Polish Union of America and took its present name by charter amendment in 1921. After World War II, the Union became a member of the Polish American Congress. The Union provides insurance, scholarships, and charitable support for Polish Americans. During World War II, it organized the Anthracite Relief Committee, joining other institutions in the fight against the common enemy.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Polish Union of the United States of North America collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Polish Union of the United States of North America collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Polish Union of the United States of North America Records, Polish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Polish Americans--Societies, etc.
World War, 1939-1945--Civilian relief--Poland.
Insurance, Fraternal
Friendly societies.
Refugees--United States.

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