Finding aid for the Alliance of Poles of America Records


Title:
Alliance of Poles of America Records
Repository:
Western Reserve Historical Society
Phone: 216-721-5722
http://www.wrhs.org
Creator:
Alliance of Poles of America
Dates:
1895-1971
Quantity:
0.60 linear feet (2 containers)
Abstract:
The Alliance of Poles of America is a fraternal insurance organization which broke away from the Polish National Alliance in 1895, over the issue of membership for non-Roman Catholic Poles. Originally a Cleveland, Ohio, organization, it now includes groups throughout Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania, and has opened its membership to men and women with other than Polish or Catholic backgrounds. In 1917 it changed its name from the Alliance of Poles in Ohio to the Alliance of Poles of America. The collection consists of minutes, correspondence, publications, lists, and drafts of articles. A major topic of the correspondence is the Polish Armed Forces in Canada during World War II. A major correspondent is Konstanty Zielecki.
Identification:
MS 3930
Location:
closed stacks
Language:
The records are in English and Polish