University of Minnesota

Jaskolski, Karol T., Papers

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IHRC


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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Jaskolski, Karol T., 1908-1972.
Dates: 1939-1973
Abstract: Papers reflect K. Jaskolski's activities as editor of the Polish American newspapers Kuryer Codzienny and Gazeta Polonii, and his involvement with radio broadcasts of the "Polish Variety Hour" and Voice of America. Also included are materials pertaining to many Polish American organizations in the Boston area.
Quantity: 82 linear ft.
Language: In Polish and English.
Collection ID: IHRC1126

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Karol T. Jaskolski (1908-1972) was born near Krakow, Poland. He received a university education and was a faculty member at the University of Lvov prior to World War II. After the war, he came to the United States and settled in Boston, Massachusetts. There he edited the Polish American newspaper Kuryer Codzienny, and, when it ceased publication, founded his paper Gazeta Polonii. Jaskolski was active in many Polish American organizations in Boston and for more than twenty years directed the "Polish Variety Hour" radio program. He also taped many programs for Voice of America.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION

Papers (1939-1973) of Polish American editor and journalist Karol T. Jaskolski (1908-1972) reflect his activities as editor of the Polish American newspapers Kuryer Codzienny and Gazeta Polonii, and his involvement with radio broadcasts of the "Polish Variety Hour" and Voice of America. Also included are materials pertaining to many Polish American organizations in the Boston area. Selected items from Box 10 have been digitized, please follow the links below.


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Jaskolski, Karol T. collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Jaskolski, Karol T. collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Jaskolski, Karol T. Papers, Polish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Polish American journalists.
Polish Americans--Massachusetts--Boston--Societies, etc.
Polish American newspapers.
Polish American press.
Ethnic press.

Detailed Description of the Collection

BOX 10. Loose materials

FOLDER 1.
IMAGE: Polish-American soccer team 1954 K.S. Polonia-Boston. 14. VI 19543.5 x 5 in. Photography view
A Polish-American soccer team poses for a group photo in a field in South Boston, 1954.
IMAGE: Karol Jaskolski in military uniform 1934 10 x 8 in. Photography view
Karol T. Jaskolski in Polish military uniform, 1934.
IMAGE: Polish veterans' demonstration 1956 3.5 x 5 in. Photography view
Polish veterans march down a street in Boston on July 28, 1956. The large banner they carry states: "Polish Veterans from Battlefields of Monte Casino, Normandy, Warsaw: Protest against Enslavement of Poland."
IMAGE: Karol Jaskowlski in front of the 'Polish-American News' office 1965 3.5 x 4 in. Photography view
Karol Jaskowlski stands in front of the 'Polish American News' office, July 1965, South Boston. A variety of newspapers are also displayed in the window of the building.
IMAGE: 'Polish Daily Courier' building 1956 5 x 3.5 in. Photography view
Photograph of the 'Polish Daily Courier' building, July 1956. Two men stand on the rooftop of the building, next to a flagpole that displays both the American flag and the Polish flag.
IMAGE: Polish-American protest, July 28, 1956 1956 5 x 3.5 in. Photography view
Three Polish-Americans march down a street in Boston, protesting the deaths of over 70 Polish workers by the Soviet army on June 29, 1956. The banner they carry states: "Poznan, 6-29-1956. People Who Asked for Freedom and Bread Were Murdered by Red Tyranny. Think About It."
IMAGE: Children in Polish-American parade 1956 5 x 3.5 in. Photography view
Girls wearing traditional Polish dresses march in a parade in Boston, July 28, 1956.
IMAGE: Polish Cultural Club, Boston chapter 1960 4 x 5 in. Photography view
A meeting of the Polish Cultural Club, Boston Chapter, October 1960. An American flag and a Polish flag are behind the small group of men and women seated at the table. A sign above the table states: "Sarmatia Universal Inc. Polish Cultural Club, Boston Chapter." Karol Jaskolski sits on far right.
IMAGE: Protest against communism n.d. 5.5 x 7 in. Photography view
Man in Polish military uniform marches down a city street (probably Boston). He carries a large cross on his shoulder. One leg of the cross states: "Our Goal: Return God to Schools." The other leg of the cross states: "Smash Communism." A group of people marches behind the man, carrying a large "Freedom" banner.
IMAGE: Meeting of the Polish American Congress 1969 8 x 10 in. Photography view
The Polish American Congress meets for a banquet in Washington, D.C., July 1969.
IMAGE: Election campaign, Massachusetts n.d. 8 x 10 in. Photography view
Senator Edward Kennedy with, L to R, Attorney General Edward MacCormack; State Controller Joe Alecks; Waleria Antoniewicz; and Karol T. Jaskolski, at an election dinner for Thaddeus Ted Buczko, state auditor. A campaign sign for Buczko hangs on the wall behind the group.
IMAGE: Polish-American soccer team 1954 K.S. Polonia-Boston. 22 VIII-1954-So. Boston.3.5 x 5 in. Photography view
Soccer team members pose for a group photo in South Boston, August 22, 1954.
IMAGE: Election campaign, Massachusetts 1964 8 x 10 in. Photography view
Senator Edward Kennedy at a 1964 election campaign dinner for Thaddeus Ted Buczko, state auditor.



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