Polish Falcons of America (Sokol Polski) records
Records (1912-1980) of the Polish Falcons of America (Sokól Polski) consist of convention records, including minutes of extraordinary congresses and plenum sessions. Major topics include unification of the two unions of Polish Falcons in America (1912), constitution, purposes of the new union, and programs, including military instruction in the United States and famine aid to Galicia. Minutes include those of the Board of Directors, Polish Falcons Alliance, and conventions. The Polish Falcons of America are concerned with the business aspects of the organization, and the Polish Falcons Alliance with its fraternal activities.
Language of Materials
In English and Polish
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A fraternal and cultural organization, the Polish Falcons of America (previously the Alliance of Polish Turners of the United States of America, and the Polish Falcons Alliance of America) was founded in 1887 in Chicago, Illinois. Its headquarters were subsequently moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The purpose of the organization is to promote physical, mental, and cultural welfare among its members; it also maintains a mortuary fund. The official publication of the Falcons is the Sokól Polski, which began publication in 1896.
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- Nationalism -- Poland Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Polish Americans -- Societies, etc. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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