Society of American Archivists Records, 1935-2018

 
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 + Records, 1935-2016
Container Title
Series: 2. Kuryer Publishing Company, 1893-1962, undated
Scope and Content Note: The Kuryer Publishing Company records consist of both business records and correspondence to the publishing company requesting assistance for a host of problems. The files are arranged alphabetically by subject heading. Extensive correspondence with various Polish organizations documents the Kuryer Polski's role as forum for North America's Polonia. The records are in English and Polish.

The business records consist of ledgers, stock holder's indexes, general correspondence, union contracts and advertising accounts and commissions. The ledgers, with a few gaps, cover the entire existence of the company. The indexes of stockholders list the purchasers of Kuryer stock in 1906, 1912 and 1915. Particularly well documented is the Kuryer's continuing struggle for solvency throughout its existence. Its battle to maintain operations are indicative of the problems that faced the foreign language press in the United States as a whole.

Subscribers solicited the Kuryer's assistance in solving a myriad of problems. One irate husband sought the Kuryer's help in deporting his wife's suitor. Especially poignant are letters from Polish soldiers interned in Hungary during the Second World War.

Extensive correspondence documents both the cordial and the often stormy relationship between the Kuryer and various Polish organizations. Of particular interest is the law suit that the Polish Roman Catholic Union filed against the Kuryer in 1918.

Fragmentary material concerning the family that owned the Kuryer Publishing Company includes Wacaw Kruszka's copyright to his "History of Poles in North America" and condolences on his death, and correspondence concerning Professor Zwierzchowski's suspenseful flight from the invading German army in September of 1939.

Although this collection consists of only partial records of the Kuryer Publishing Company, the material is especially valuable for both documenting the demise of the ethnic press and for a study of inter-war immigration policies. In addition, the collection possesses valuable genealogical material.
Box   7
Folder   1-4
Advertising Accounts, 1935-1948
Box   7
Folder   5
Advertising Accounts, 1960-1962
Box   8
Folder   1
Advertising Accounts Anniversary, 1938, 1950
Box   7
Folder   5
Advertising Accounts Holiday, 1948
Box   8
Folder   2
Advertising Accounts Wallace Agency, 1948-1949
Box   8
Folder   3-8
Advertising Commissions, 1951-1957
Box   8
Folder   9
Advertising Contracts, 1902-1929
Box   8
Folder   10
Articles of Incorporation and History of the Kuryer Publishing Company, 1912, 1939
Box   8
Folder   11
Artykuy Inkorporacyjne...Archidyecezyi Milwauckiej, 1897
Box   8
Folder   13
Board of Directors, 1919(?)
Box   8
Folder   14
Bogusawski, Jerzy, 1961
Business Ledger
Box   9
Folder   1
1893-1895
Box   9
Folder   2
1920
Box   9
Folder   3
1926-1938
Box   17
Folder   1
1939-1940
Box   10
Folder   1-2
1939-1949
Box   17
Folder   2
1943-1946
Box   17
Folder   3
1948
Box   18
1950
Box   19
1951
Box   17
Folder   4
1959-1960
Box   7
Folder   7
Carriers, 1942-1952
Box   10
Folder   4
Certified Dry Mat Corporation, 1948-1951
Box   10
Folder   5
Charitable Contributions, 1946-1960
Box   10
Folder   6
Child Labor Permits, 1944
Box   10
Folder   7
Coleman, Edgar, Lease, 1906-1924
Box   8
Folder   12
Correspondence, B, 1944-1957
Box   10
Folder   3
Correspondence, C, 1929, undated
Box   10
Folder   8
Correspondence, D, 1936-1940
Box   10
Folder   10
Correspondence, E, 1948-1951
Box   10
Folder   13
Correspondence, F, 1949-1959
Box   10
Folder   17
Correspondence, G, 1924-1959
Box   11
Folder   1
Correspondence, H, 1952-1956
Box   11
Folder   2
Correspondence, I, 1950-1960
Box   11
Folder   8
Correspondence, J, 1932-1959
Box   11
Folder   9
Correspondence, K, 1939-1959
Box   11
Folder   22
Correspondence, L, 1947-1952
Box   11
Folder   32
Correspondence, M, 1930-1950
Box   12
Folder   7
Correspondence, P, 1939-1959
Box   14
Folder   8
Correspondence, S, 1924-1950
Box   16
Folder   6
Correspondence, V-W, 1926-1956
Box   16
Folder   13
Correspondence, Y-Z, 1927-1953
Box   10
Folder   9
Diamant, Wadysaw, 1961
Box   10
Folder   11
Eatonic Remedy Company, 1938
Box   10
Folder   12
Eisenbuch, Joseph, 1943
Box   10
Folder   14
Faltynska, Helen and Mary, 1932-1935
Box   10
Folder   15
Federation Life Insurance, 1941-1953
Box   10
Folder   16
Flynn, Storm and Greenquist, 1940
Box   10
Folder   18
Gill, A. D., 1927
Box   10
Folder   19
Gostomski, Jadwiga, 1956
Box   10
Folder   20
Gralewicz, Paul, 1956-1960
Box   10
Folder   21
Great Lakes Building and Loan, 1936-1938
Box   11
Folder   3
Industrial Commission of Wisconsin, 1935-1952
Box   11
Folder   4
Insurance Coverage, 1925-1954
Box   11
Folder   5
Intertype Corporation, 1922-1962
Box   11
Folder   6
Inventory, 1903-1906
Box   11
Folder   7
Investment List, undated
Box   11
Folder   10
Kleczka and Steinhilber, 1939
Box   11
Folder   11
Komitet Ratunkowy Polski, 1939-1940
Box   11
Folder   12
Kosciuszko Foundation, 1939
Box   11
Folder   13
Kosidowski, Zenon Dr., 1940
Box   11
Folder   14
Koss, Casimir, 1929-1940
Box   11
Folder   15
Kowalczyk, Edmund, 1948
Box   11
Folder   16
Kruszka, Jadwiga, 1930-1938
Box   11
Folder   17
Kruszka, Wacaw, 1932-1937
Box   11
Folder   18
Krzonstowska, Minnie, 1939
Box   11
Folder   19
Kujawa, Andrew, 1941
Box   11
Folder   20
Kukowski, Kazimierz, 1939
Box   11
Folder   21
Kuryer Polski Day, 1930-1946
Box   11
Folder   23
Laskowski, Anton, 1943
Box   11
Folder   24
Lassa, Ed, 1939
Box   11
Folder   25
Law Suits, 1927-1934
Box   11
Folder   26
Lease, Property, 1908-1929
Box   11
Folder   27
Leszczynski, Adam, 1939
Box   11
Folder   28
Lipa, Stephan, 1940
Box   11
Folder   29
Lornowicz, W., 1940
Box   11
Folder   30
Ludowicz, Anton, 1935
Box   11
Folder   31
Lusina, Louise, 1940
Box   11
Folder   33
Malach, Micha, 1939
Box   11
Folder   34
Maslowicz, Anna, undated
Box   11
Folder   35
Matuszewski, Pawe, 1939-1940
Box   11
Folder   36
Maxwell, Jeanette, 1938
Box   11
Folder   37
Mazur, Vinvent, 1939
Box   11
Folder   38
Mentel, Julian, 1939
Box   11
Folder   39
Mergenthaler Linotype, 1925-1950
Box   11
Folder   40
Miller Mack and Fairchild, 1935
Box   11
Folder   41
Milwaukee Auditorium Company, 1909-1938
Box   11
Folder   42
Nadolski, P. J., 1935
Box   11
Folder   43
Napieraa, Franciszek, 1939
Box   11
Folder   44
National Press Service, 1939-1940
Box   12
Folder   1
North American Insurance, 1936-1937
Box   12
Folder   2
Notes Payable, 1934
Box   12
Folder   3
Nowiny Polskie, 1928-1940
Box   12
Folder   4
Nowstawski, Wanda, 1936-1937
Box   12
Folder   5
Nowy Swit, 1939-1940
Box   12
Folder   6
Oshkosh Paper Company, 1952
Box   12
Folder   8
Patrons of the Kuryer, 1952
Box   12
Folder   9-11
Pay Roll, 1950-1954
Box   12
Folder   12-13
Pay Roll, 1959-1960
Box   12
Folder   14
Piasecki, Peter, F. Col., 1943-1961
Box   12
Folder   15
Piotrowski, Stanisaw Morel, 1939-1940
Box   13
Folder   1
Podbereski, Tereszczenko, Jerzy, 1948
Box   13
Folder   2
Polam Novelty Company, 1939
Box   13
Folder   3
Polish American Council, 1939-1940
Box   13
Folder   4
Polish American Publishing Co., 1938-1939
Box   13
Folder   5
Polish Bonds, 1938-1939
Box   13
Folder   6
Polish Book Orders, 1937-1939
Box   13
Folder   7
Polish Falcons, 1941-1962
Box   13
Folder   8
Polish National Alliance, 1929-1934
Box   13
Folder   9
Polish National Alliance, 1938-1939
Box   13
Folder   10
Polish National Alliance Grupa, 1939
Box   13
Folder   11
Polish National Union of America, 1939
Box   13
Folder   12
Polish Organizations, 1941-1942
Box   13
Folder   13
Polish Publishers and Journalist Association, 1940
Box   13
Folder   14
Polish Roman Catholic Union, 1918-1962
Box   13
Folder   15
Polish Women's Alliance of America, 1939
Box   13
Folder   16
Profit and Loss Statements, 1945-1952
Box   14
Folder   1
Promissory Notes, 1930-1934
Box   14
Folder   2
Pryboski, Nellie, 1927-1940
Box   14
Folder   3
Radio Kuryer Polski Hour, 1941-1953
Box   14
Folder   4
Real Estate Records, 1924, undated
Box   14
Folder   5
Refugees in Hungary, 1939-1940
Box   14
Folder   6
Reliance Finance Bank, 1952-1953
Box   14
Folder   7
Rutkowski, B., 1939
Box   14
Folder   9
Schafer, John, Congressman, 1939-1942
Box   14
Folder   10
Schlack, Edward, 1937
Box   14
Folder   11
Skowronski, Julian, 1930
Box   14
Folder   12
Soroko, Antoni, 1957
Box   14
Folder   13
Staszak, Józef, 1940
Box   14
Folder   14
Stock, Capital, 1931-1937
Box   14
Folder   18
Stock Share Certificate, 1915
Box   14
Folder   15
Stock Recapitalization, 1938
Stockholder's Index
Box   14
Folder   16
Original 500, 1906
Box   14
Folder   17
1912
Box   15
Folder   1
1912
Box   15
Folder   2-4
1915
Box   15
Folder   5
Stockholder's Reports, 1937, 1950
Box   16
Folder   1
Tax Records, 1936-1957
Box   16
Folder   3-4
Union Contracts, 1919-1956
Box   16
Folder   5
Union Strike, 1921
Box   16
Folder   7
Vasco Products, 1933-1938
Box   16
Folder   8
Wachtl, Karol, Professor, 1939-1940
Box   16
Folder   9
Wasilik, Stanisaw, 1939
Box   16
Folder   10
Wiadomoci Codzienne, undated
Box   16
Folder   11
Wojciechowski, W. A., 1940
Box   16
Folder   12
Wolf, A. G., Captain, 1939
Box   16
Folder   14
Zabelka, Frank, 1940
Box   16
Folder   15
Zagorach, Katarzyna, 1938
Box   16
Folder   16
Zalewski, M. M. J., 1937
Box   16
Folder   17
Zaremba, Józef, undated
Box   16
Folder   18
Zawadzki, F., 1938
Box   16
Folder   19
Zeidler, Frank, Mayor, 1953-1955
Box   16
Folder   20
Zimmerman, Teresa, 1939
Box   16
Folder   21
Zwierzchowska, Felicia, 1940
Box   16
Folder   22
Zwierzchowski, Stanisaw, 1928-1940