New Donation: The Legion of Young Polish Women
The WLA is excited to announce the acquisition of a new collection: The Legion of Young Polish Women Records.
Founded in Chicago on September 2, 1939 in response to the Nazi invasion of Poland, the Legion of Young Polish Women is a charitable organization devoted to providing aid to Poles and promoting Polish culture. In its 75 year history, the Legion has funded over $1,400,000 worth of charitable and cultural projects, most notably in Chicago, the United States, and Poland.
Director Nancy Freeman and Graduate Assistant Laura Pearce traveled to the Copernicus Center on January 9th to collect the material—there was a whole closet full! Two trips and an awful lot of lifting later, the collection are now safely housed at the archives and our graduate students are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to accession and process the material.
The Legion of Young Polish Women Records collection is scheduled to be available for use by researchers in the Fall of 2014. To learn more about the organization, visit their website.
Graduate Assistant Laura Pearce climbs a ladder to retrieve the last of the materials from the top shelves.