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Clara Swieczkowska Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: S-T, Box 13, Folder: 13
Identifier: UP001811
The Clara Swieczkowska Collection consists of a biographical article written by Professor Bukowczyk and subsequent correspondence about her with August Kanka, a relative of Swieczkowska's.

Dates

  • 1996 - 2003

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

Article and correspondence regarding Polish Catholic social worker in Detroit.

History

Clara Swieczkowska, editor of Detroit's Rekord Codzienny and longtime Catholic social worker, was born of immigrant Polish parents in Detroit, Michigan on September 1, 1892 and grew up on the city's east side. She was instrumental in founding the Polish Activities League in the early 1920's,which sponsored St. Ann's (Hamtramck) and St. Elizabeth (Delray) Community Houses, and carried out relief activities in aid of Poland during both World Wars. In 1934 she received a Papal medal for her career of service. While engaged in various social work activities, Swieczkowska also became involved in Detroit and Michigan politics. She died on August 20, 1986.

Arrangement

Material arranged in 1 folder.

Acquisition

The papers comprising the Clara Swieczkowska Collection were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs by John Bukowczyk in 2002 and 2003 and opened for research in May of 2003.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in May, 2003.
Title
Guide to the Clara Swieczkowska Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
2003-05
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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