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Slovenian Progressive Benefit Society (Slovenska Svobodomiselna Podporna Zveza), Records

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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Slovenian Progressive Benefit Society (Slovenska Svobodomiselna Podporna Jednota) (Chicago, Ill.).
Dates: 1909-1941
Abstract: Records (1909-1941) of the Slovenska Svobodomiselna Podporna Zveza (Slovene Progressive Benefit Society) (Chicago, Illinois), consist of minutes, financial records, secretary's books, records of the Juvenile Department, records of the investment committee, and records of Lodge 47.Also included is material of or pertaining to Joseph Benk, Anton Duller, Dr. J. Dvorsky, Matthew Gaishek, Joseph Ivansek, John Kalan, Martin Konda, Joseph Matko, Ludwig Mayer, Anton Mladic, Louis Skubic, Carl Strover, Joseph Wershay, Jacob Zajec, and Glas Svobode.
Quantity: 11 linear ft.
Language: Mainly in Slovenian; some English.
Collection ID: IHRC2446

HISTORICAL SKETCH

The Slovenska Svobodomiselna Podporna Zveza (SSPZ) was founded in 1909 as successor to the Slovenska Narodna Podporna Zveza. It was primarily the creation of Martin Konda, a Slovene editor and journalist, publisher of Glas Svobode. Konda also played an important role in creation of Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota and of the Jugoslav Socialist Federation.Konda came into conflict with Slovene socialists betewen 1905 and 1908, was expelled from the Socialist Party of the USA, and founded the SSPZ to aid Slovene immigrants without the constraints of socialist doctrine. The SSPZ became very successful, and worked closely with other Slovenian and Slavic immigrants. In 1941, the SSPZ merged with the Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Slovenian Progressive Benefit Society (Slovenska Svobodomiselna Podporna Zveza) collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Slovenian Progressive Benefit Society (Slovenska Svobodomiselna Podporna Zveza) collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Slovenian Progressive Benefit Society (Slovenska Svobodomiselna Podporna Zveza) Records, Slovene American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Slovene Americans--Illinois--Chicago--Societies, etc.
Friendly societies--Illinois--Chicago.

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