University of Minnesota

Alecks, Joseph, Papers

Finding Aid

VITRAGE

IHRC

Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Alecks, Joseph.
Dates: 1938-1976
Abstract: Papers (1938-1976) of Joseph Alecks include personal correspondence; newspaper clippings; pamphlets; and photographs.
Quantity: 1 linear ft.
Language: In English and Polish.
Collection ID: IHRC127

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Joseph Alecks, a Polish American from Massachusetts, began his career as a newspaper reporter. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II and was secretary during the 1950s to Boston mayors John B. Hynes and John Collins. He eventually became Comptroller of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Alecks was a graduate of Suffolk University and Northeastern University, and a prominent member of the Polish American community and numerous Polish American organizations. He authored a Massachusetts state law commemorating Polish Constitution Day and was instrumental in naming of the Gen. Casimir Pulaski Skyway and other area landmarks.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

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OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

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CITE AS

The Alecks, Joseph Papers, Polish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Polish Americans--Massachusetts--Boston--Societies, etc.
Polish Americans--Massachusetts--Political activity.
Lutherans, Finnish.

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