University of Minnesota

Nurczynski, Walter and Valeria, Papers

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IHRC


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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Nurczynski, Walter, 1893?-1962.
Dates: 1936-1968
Abstract: Papers consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, sheet music (mostly of songs sung by Valeria), radio scripts, and financial reports of the Polish War Relief Committee of Boston (ca. 1944). Also included are correspondence and photographs of Alexandra J. Jaskolski and papers of Karol Jaskolski.
Quantity: 4.5 linear ft.
Language: In English and Polish.
Collection ID: IHRC1705

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Valeria (or Valerie) Wycke Nurczynska (1897-1967), a singer, was born in Lodz, Poland. She came to the U.S. as a child, and studied voice. In 1920 she became a U.S. citizen. During World War II, she was chair of the United Women's Society of Greater Boston (affiliated with Polish War Relief). She was a member of the Polish National Alliance (Chicago), organizer and secretary of Lodge 3008; was a founder of the Polish Singers' Alliance of New England, and of Lira Chorus of Boston. Walter Nurczynski (1893-1962) was also born in Poland. He became a U.S. citizen in 1920. From 1937-1944, he produced the Boston area radio program "Echoes of Poland," and ca. 1943 was president of the Polish War Relief Committee of Boston.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Nurczynski, Walter and Valeria collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Nurczynski, Walter and Valeria collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Nurczynski, Walter and Valeria Papers, Polish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

RELATED COLLECTIONS

Related collections at IHRC are Papers of Alexandra J. (Nurczynski) Jaskolski; Papers of Karol T. Jaskolski; and Papers of Anthony Nurczynski.


Index Terms

Polish American musicians.
Polish Americans--Massachusetts--Boston--Music.
Polish Americans--Massachusetts--Societies, etc.
World War, 1939-1945--Civilian relief--Poland.
Ethnic radio broadcasting.

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