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Fonds No. 42: Frank B. Roman Papers

Date range
(1901)1920-1985

Biography / History
Frank B. Roman Witkowski (1913-1985) was a Polish American scholar and historian, a member and the former President of the Polish American Historical Association. Acquisition Note: Gift ca. 1995.

Abstract
The collection contains correspondence between Frank Roman and his family (1943-1963) and his biographical data. The series "Research Materials - Polish American Studies" contains notes and press clippings on the Polish effort during War World II, Poland's Millennium and the history of the Polish American ethnic group in: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Also there are bulletins and correspondence of the Polish American Historical Association (1951-1978). In the series - "Studies on the History of Polish Roman Catholic Church" are records and photographs of the Czartorysk Mission in Eastern part of Poland (1920-1941) and an article "War and Five Months of Soviet Regime" by Frank Roman. There are notes and materials on the history of Polish Roman Catholic Church in the USA, Congregation of the Holy Cross in Illinois and Indiana Provinces and also on the Polish National Catholic Church. Arrangement in Series: Personal Papers; Research Materials - Polish American Studies; Studies on the History of Polish Roman Catholic Church.

Language
English, Polish.

No.TitleDatesLanguages
Personal Papers
1Biographical data of Frank B. Roman and photographs.1949-1985
2Correspondence with Family (1943-1953) 1943-1953
3Correspondence with Family (1945-1955) 1945-1955
4Correspondence with Poland (1946-1963) 1946-1963
5List of books loaned to Dr. E.D.C. Rozanski of Chicago1963-1963
Research Materials - Polish American Studies
6Biographical data - Curtin Jeremiah 1951-1951
7Biographical data - Malinowski Bronislaw1956-1956
8Biographical data - Poznanski Isaac.1952-1952
9Poland - Communist Era. Press clippings and reports on situation in Poland. Persecution of Roman Catholic Church in Poland. 1949-1960
10Poland - January Uprising 18631963-1963
11Poland - Joseph Pilsudski. Pamphlets.1925-1930
12Poland - Literature. Press clippings.1923-1959
13Poland - Theatre and music. Bulletins published in the USA. Opera "Halka" in the Boston Opera House (1934).1930-1960
14Poland and Russia. Pamphlets on politics and religion.1918-1937
15Poland in the World War I1918-1963
16Poland in the World War II. Bulletins and pamphlets.1940-1943
17Poland's Millenium. Pamphlets and bulletins published in the USA1966-1966
18Poland's Millenium. Pamphlets and press clippings.1956-1966
19Polish American ethnic group. Typescript: "Gorzka prawda o Polonii" by Antoni Gronowicz.
20Polish American Press - Centenary.1963-1963
21Polish American reactions on Oskar Lange publication in "Herald Tribune", 19431943-1943
22Polish Americans in Illinois1952-1982
23Polish Americans in Indiana1938-1982
24Polish Americans in Michigan.1964-1976
25Polish Americans in Ohio.1964-1964
26Polish Americans in Pennsylvania.1982-1982
27Polish Americans in Wisconsin.
28Polish American organizations. Alliance College, Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania.1956-1956
29Polish American organizations. American Council of Polish American Clubs. Bulletins and Catalogues of exhibitions.1940-1978
30Polish American organizations. Catholic League for Religious Assistance to Poland1962-1963
31Polish American organizations. Fryderyk Chopin School in Chicago, Illinois1943-1943
32Polish American organizations. Kosciuszko Foundation. Press clipping and pamphlets.1933-1981
33Polish American organizations. Polish American Historical Association. Bulletin.1956-1963
34Polish American organizations. Polish American Historical Association. Bulletin.1965-1969
35Polish American organizations. Polish American Historical Association. Bulletin.1970-1982
36Polish American organizations. Polish American Historical Association. Correspondence and press clippings (1942; 1947-1951)1942-1951
37Polish American organizations. Polish American Historical Association. Correspondence and press clippings (1952-1962)1952-1962
38Polish American organizations. Polish American Historical Association. Correspondence and press clippings (1963)1963-1963
39Polish American organizations. Polish American Historical Association. Correspondence and press clippings (1963)1963-1963
40Polish American organizations. Polish American Historical Association. Correspondence and press clippings (1964)1964-1964
41Polish American organizations. Polish American Historical Association. Correspondence and press clippings (1965 - 1982)1965-1982
42Polish American organizations. Polish American Historical Association. Manuscript "John Scolvus Discovery of Labrador" by Jacek K. Furdyna.1952-1952
43Polish American organizations. Polish American Publishing Company. Biographical data of Helena Schreiber.1959-1975
44Polish American organizations. Polish American Congress. Bulletins, reports from meetings1944-1985
45Polish American organizations. Polish Army Veterans of America. Bulletins.1957-1978
46Polish American organizations. Polish Art Club in Buffalo, New York. Bulletins and Catalogues of exhibitions.1948-1964
47Polish American organizations. Polish Art Club in Chicago, Illinois. Bulletins and Catalogues of exhibitions.1943-1966
48Polish American organizations. Polish Arts and Culture Foundation in San Francisco, California.1973-1973
49Polish American organizations. Polish Bank in Chicago, Illinois.
50Polish American organizations. Polish Catholic Congress and Federation of Polish Catholics. Press clippings.1901-1904
51Polish American organizations. Polish Combatants Association. Bulletins.1950-1963
52Polish American organizations. Polish Falcons of America. Press Clippings.1950-1950
53Polish American organizations. Polish National Alliance. Bulletin
54Polish American organizations. Polish Philatelic Society in Chicago, Illinois. Bulletins and Catalogues of exhibitions.1955-1975
55Polish American organizations. Polish Philatelic Society in Chicago, Illinois. Press clippings on Polish stamps.1941-1960
56Polish American organizations. Polish Roman Catholic Union. Press clippings.1938-1953
57Polish American organizations. Polish Singers Alliance of America. Concert in Chicago (1901) - program1901-1901
58Polish American organizations. Polish War Relief of the USA, Inc. Reports and pamphlets.1944-1947
59Polish American organizations. Polish Women's Alliance of America. Press clipping and catalogue of the Library.1944-1958
60Polish Books - Catalogues.1956-1956
61Polish Books - Catalogues.1970-1970
62Polish Folk art and music in the USA1941-1964
63Polish Language in the USA1946-1970
64Polish Language in the USA and Canada. Script by Wlodzimierz Sklodowski.1951-1951
65Newspaper articles written by Frank Roman1953-1965
66Record "Polonia" with Polish National Songs. Gift of Alvin C. Sajewski1977-1977
Studies on the History of Polish Roman Catholic Church: Congregation of Holy Cross - Czartorysk Mission
67Article "War and Five Months of Soviet Regime" written by Frank Roman1940-1974
68Czartoryski Mission. Correspondence, Clippings, Reports1920-1938
69Czartoryski Mission. Correspondence, Clippings, Reports1921-1979
Studies on the History of Polish Roman Catholic Church: Congregation of Holy Cross - Indiana Province
70Congregation of Holy Cross - Illinois - Chicago - Book: "Wyklad przypowiesci Pana Jezusa w kazaniach" by rev. K. Smogór published in Chicago, IL 19051905-1905
71Congregation of Holy Cross - Illinois - Chicago - Manuscript of "Jaselka na czesc Boskiego Dzieciatka Jezus" by Fr. Stanislaus1901-1901
72Congregation of Holy Cross - Illinois - Chicago - St. Stanislaus Kostka Church - Printed lectures Rev. Francis Gordon1980-1908
73Congregation of Holy Cross - Illinois - Chicago - St. Trinity Roman Catholic Church - "Pamietnik Parafii Sw. Trójcy w Chicago, IL (1893-1943)" handwritten manuscript by Rev. Casimir Sztuczko1903-1943
74Congregation of Holy Cross - Illinois - Chicago - St. Trinity Roman Catholic Church - Holy Trinity School. First graduating class. Press clippings.1914-1914
75Congregation of Holy Cross - Indiana - South Bend - St. Casimir's Church - Book: "Souvenir of St.Casimir's Church Dedication, Sunday, November 15th 1925"1925-1925
76Congregation of Holy Cross - Indiana - South Bend - St. Casimir's Church - Press clippings on the Church crisis1914-1914
77Congregation of Holy Cross - Indiana - South Bend - St. Mary's College. Commencement addresses1946-1952
78Congregation of Holy Cross - Indiana - Terre Couppee - St. Stanislaus Kostka Church - Book: "Diamond Jubilee of St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish 1884-1959"1959-1959
79Congregation of Holy Cross - Indiana Province - Manuscript and press clippings on Polish parishes of C.S.C. by Rev. Stanislaw F. Gruza1935-1947
80Congregation of Holy Cross - Indiana Province - Polish Priests. Correspondence of Rev. Hillary Paszek S.C.S.1914-1949
81Congregation of Holy Cross - Indiana Province - Polish Priests. Press clippings, biographical data.1941-1981
82Congregation of Holy Cross - Indiana Province - Reports1962-1968
83Congregation of the Holy Cross correspondence1938-1960
Studies on the History of Polish Roman Catholic Church: USA
84Articles for newspapers written by Frank Roman. Research materials on Polish and Polish American issues1952-1972
85Newspaper articles for written by Frank Roman. Research materials on St. Mary1947-1955
86Biographical data - Bishop John B. Cieplak (1857-1926)1953-1953
87Biographical data - Madaj Menceslaus J. rev.1966-1978
88Biographical Data - Kolbe Maximilian1982-1982
89Franciscan Friars of the Assumption in Pulaski, Wisconsin1952-1962
90Franciscan Sisters of Kunegunda in Chicago Illinois1963-1973
91Marian Fathers, Washington, D.C.1962-1962
92Pamphlets and postcards on religious events in Polish Parishes in the USA . St. Mary.
93Pamphlets on religious events in Polish Parishes in the USA1910-1949
94Polish American and Canadian Religious Communities of Men1977-1977
95Polish Jesuits in the USA1956-1956
96Polish National Catholic Church1955-1956
97Salvatorian Fathers in Gray, Indiana1941-1941