University of Minnesota

Paryski Publishing Company (Toledo, OH), Records

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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Paryski Publishing Company.
Dates: 1930-1960
Abstract: Records (1930-1960) of the Paryski Publishing Company consist of the vast business and editorial papers of the company. Included are ledgers, correspondence, mail orders, journals, advertisement orders, press room reports, cancelled checks, articles, receipts, tax reports, wage contracts, and editorial materials.
Quantity: 210 linear ft.
Language: In Polish and English.
Collection ID: IHRC2049


The Paryski Publishing Company was founded in 1889 by Antoni A. Paryski (or Panek)(1865-1935), and became one of the most important Polish American publishing houses. Among its publications were hundreds of books and pamphlets, primarily in Polish, and the popular newspaper Ameryka-Echo (1889-1962). Publications covered the widest possible range, and included religion, fiction, textbooks, and histories. By the time of Paryski's death, over 2,000 publications, including 40 periodicals, had been issued. Paryski was the first Polish publisher to employ American mass-marketing techniques. Paryksi was born near Lowicz, Poland, and came to the United States in 1888. He began his career as a printer at "Gazeta Narodowa" (Detroit, Michigan), and later worked in Chicago, Illinois, at "Gazeta Katolicka," then in Winona, Minnesota, and Toledo, Ohio.



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The Paryski Publishing Company (Toledo, OH) Records, Polish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Polish American press--Ohio--Toledo.
Publishers and publishing--Ohio--Toledo.
Polish-American newspapers.

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