Polish National Aid Association (Grand Rapids, Michigan) records
Collection — Multiple Containers
Records comprise financial records, minutes, inventories, and membership records of the organization.
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Biographical / Historical
A cultural and mutual aid society, the Association (formerly Lodge 57 of the Polish National Alliance) was founded in 1878. It held annual celebrations marking Polish national holidays, built the first Polish hall in the United States (1885), and established a choir and drama circle. Other activities included aid to Polish orphans, local churches, organizations, and causes; political efforts in local elections and in national campaigns for Polish independence; recruiting for the Polish Army; and sale of Polish bonds.
3 linear feet
Language of Materials
- Inventory of the Polish National Aid Association (Grand Rapids, Michigan) records.
- IHRC Archives
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