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Slovene National Benefit Society (Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota), Records

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Descriptive summary

Creator: Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota (Slovene National Benefit Society) (Chicago, Ill.).
Dates: 1904-1952
Abstract: Records (1904-1952) of the Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota (Slovene National Benefit Society)(Chicago, Illinois), contain Supreme Board minutes; convention minutes; membership records; financial records; records of of local lodges; records of benefit payments; subscription records; athletic association records; records of book sales; and investment and bond records. Individuals prominent in the collection include Frank Bostic, Vincent Cainkar,Martin Konda, Ivan Molek, Frank Klobucar, Frank Krze, Joseph Kuhelj, Jakob ikacic, Filip Godina, Anton Gorsek, John Hocevar, Frank Hren, Frank ladic, Blas Novak, Frank Podlipec, Martin Potokar, Justina Rom, Joseph iskovic, William Sitter, Matija Turk, Frank Somrak, Anton Terlovec, John nderwood, Frank Venderbar, Frank Vider, Martin Skubic, Frank aitz, John ogrich, and Joze Zavertnik.546/4: : Mainly in Slovenian.
Quantity: 16 linear ft. (227 folders and including 53 ledgers).
Language: Mainly in Slovenian.
Collection ID: IHRC2441

HISTORICAL SKETCH

The Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota (Slovene National Benefit Society) was established in Chicago, Illinois, in 1904. Representatives of nine independent regional Slovenian societies met to create a national fraternal and insurance organization which would serve the needs of Slovenian immigrants. The organization was secular and progressive. Originally restricted to Slovenian men, by 1912 it was open to Slovenian women and Croats and, eventually, to all Slavic Americans.In 1912, the SNPJ organized a loose federation of Slovenian benefit societies to avoid needless competition adversely affecting services being rendered to Slovenian people, and to coordinate the activities of various organizations. The SNPJ absorbed many other Slovenian fraternal associations, most notably the Zveza "Lilija" Wisconsin and Slovenska Delavska Podporna Zveza. The organization publishes the newspaper Prosveta (formerly Glasilo-SNPJ), prior to which its official organ was Glas Svoboda.


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CITE AS

The Slovene National Benefit Society (Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota) Records, Slovene American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Slovene American newspapers.
Slovene American press.

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