Skip to main content

Jan Swierczynski papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: IHRC2563


Papers consist of a manuscript on Polish folk music and musicians in Chicago in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; correspondence; and ephemera from the Organizational Committee of the Free Poland Society of Pittsburgh, the Polish-Hungarian World Federation (Chicago), Polish Veterans in Exile Association (Chicago), Zwiazek Polakow w Mendozie (Mendoza, Argentina), Union of Polish Invalids in Great Britain (war invalids), and numerous Polish American organizations in Chicago and the Midwest.  Correspondents include Arthur C. Waldo of Polish Falcons of America, and W. Anders, Polish National Fund (London).  Also included are photographs and newspaper clippings.


  • 1912-1975

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 longtime resident of Chicago, IL, Jan Swierczynski (1892- ) was a member of the Polish Falcons of America (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania); the American Committee for Resettlement of Polish Displaced Persons; and the Polish Veterans in Exile Association, Circle #15 (Chicago).  He was also a contributor to many Polish causes and organizations in the Midwest and abroad.


2.5 linear inches

Language of Materials



Inventory of the Jan Swierczynski papers.
IHRC Archives
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Immigration History Research Center Archives Collecting Area