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Polish National Aid Association (Grand Rapids, Michigan) records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IHRC2114

Abstract

Records comprise financial records, minutes, inventories, and membership records of the organization.

Dates

  • 1878-1976

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

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. 

Extent

3 linear feet

Language of Materials

Polish

Title
Inventory of the Polish National Aid Association (Grand Rapids, Michigan) records.
Author
IHRC Archives
Date
2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Immigration History Research Center Archives Collecting Area

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