Guide to the Bartol Francic on Croatians in Western Pennsylvania Collection, 1897-1968 AIS.1976.06

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Bartol Francic on Croatians in Western Pennsylvania Collection
Creator
Francic, Bartol
Collection Number
AIS.1976.06
Date
1897-1968
Extent
3.0 items (1 microfilm reel)
Language
The material in this collection is in Serbo-Croatian and English.
Abstract
The Bartol Francic collection contains microfilmed printed material about the history of Croatian immigrants in Pittsburgh, especially those affiliated with St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church on the North Side. The collection also includes photocopies of three notebooks kept by Ivan Francic.

Preferred Citation

Bartol Francic on Croatians in Western Pennsylvania Collection, 1897-1968, AIS.1976.06, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

Croatians first emigrated to Allegheny around 1847, where they found employment primarily in industrial jobs. In 1894, these immigrants formed the first Croatian Roman Catholic Church in the United States, St. Nicholas, on the North Side of the city.

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Scope and Content Notes

The Bartol Francic collection contains publications, yearbooks, notebooks, and a few photographs that record some of the history of the Croatian community in Pittsburgh. Books include a prayer book, hymn book, and centennial history with information arranged by neighborhood. The collection also contains some local yearbooks and anniversary booklets that have short historical sketches about people and places, some photographic illustrations, and advertisements from local businesses. In addition to the printed material recorded on a roll of microfilm, there are photocopies of three notebooks that belonged to Ivan Francic. One notebook is a German army officer's handbook with personal handwritten entries in the back. The other two notebooks are small account and memorandum books. Most material in this collection is written in Serbo-Croatian and English.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, 1976

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Revision Description

 Converted from EAD Version 1.0 to EAD Version 2002 July 1, 2006

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition Information

Microfilm created in 1976 from material owned by Bartol Francic.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by ASC staff in 1976. Revision for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Amy Shaffer in June 2004. Information about the collection title and the controlled access terms was extracted from the MARC record in the University of Pittsburgh catalog Voyager ID number: 1405206

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Catholic Church.
  • St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.).

Personal Name(s)

  • Friedberg , Lillian A. (Lillian Adlow), 1897-1978

Subject(s)

  • Church buildings -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Croatian Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Croatian Americans -- Religion
  • Ethnic groups
  • Private collections -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh

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Previous Citation

Bartol Francic on Croatians in Western Pennsylvania Collection, 1897-1968, AIS.1976.06, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Bartol Francic Collection on Croatians in Western Pa. AIS 76:6, Archives of Industrial Society, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Bartol Francic Material, 1900-1968 

  Microfilm-cabinetDrawerReel
Book, Centennial, 1847-1947, The Life and Work of the Croatian People in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1947 221
  Reel
Booklet, Spomen Knijga u proslavu 30 Godisnjice (30th Anniversary Booklet for St. Nikolas R.C. Church, N.S. Pittsburgh, Pa.), 1931 1
  Reel
Booklet, 75th Anniversary (1894-1968), St. Nickolas R.C. Church, N.S. Pittsburgh, 1968 1
  Reel
Booklet, Godisnje Izjesce za Godinu 1936: Hrvatske Katolike Zupe Svetog Nikole (St. Nickolas Lyceum Yearbook, N.S. Pittsburgh, Pa.), 1936 1
  Reel
Book, Zvoncec Nebeski ili Poziv K Poboznosti; Molitvena Knjizica za katolike obojegaspola a dodatkom Poboznost putnika bl. djevici Mariji Bistrickoj, published in Winterberg, N.Y., ca 1900 1
  Reel
Hymn book, Kralju Vijekova (Zbirka izabranih Hrvatskih Crkvenih pjesama za dva glasa), published in Chicago, 1929 1
  Reel
Two photographs showing Bartol Francic's father and uncle 1
  Reel
Funeral medal and convention medal 1

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Series  II. Ivan Francic's Record Books, 1897-1924 

  BoxFolder
Book, Bauerles Taschen-Notizkalender fur die Unterofficiere der k.u.k. Armee, 1897 11
  Folder
Personal Memorandum Book, 1907-1913 2
  Folder
Personal Account Book and Notebook, 1919-1924 3

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