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Cultural Society of South Slavs records

Identifier: IHRC349


Organizational records include correspondence, event programs, membership records, materials pertaining to other Croatian American organizations. Series 2 consists of an extensive set of newspaper clippings.


  • 1978-2003


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The 'Yugoslav American Society' was founded in 1987 as a non-profit, educational and cultural organization intended to promote and preserve the multi-national and ethnic cultures of Yugoslavia in the United States. The Society engaged members of the American-Yugoslav community to promote greater education, understanding, and friendship of Yugoslav ethnic cultures, languages, and music. In 1992, the Society adopted its new name, 'The Cultural Society of South Slavs,' to mark the dissolution of the Yugoslav state.

One of the Society's core missions centered on the preservation of family histories. The Society's historians facilitated the research and collection of new members' genealogies and personal documents, and some of these materials are contained within the collection. In addition, historians initiated a mass project to compile and catalogue both local and national news reports related to the Yugoslav ethnic communities in Minnesota, or Yugoslav cultures and history in general.


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Collection deposited in the East Side Freedom Library (St. Paul, Minnesota) in June, 2017. Transferred to Immigration History Research Center Archives, with consent of original donor Josephine Mihelich, in July, 2017.

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