Pennsylvania Slovak Catholic Union records
This fraternal benefit society was established in Pittston, on June 24, 1893, as the Pennsylvania Slovak Roman and Greek Catholic Union (PSRGCU). In October 1954, the name of the organization was shortened to Pennsylvania Slovak Catholic Union (PSCU). The PSRGCU was born of necessity since injury or...
|Collection:||Pennsylvania Slovak Catholic Union Records|
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|110||2|||a Pennsylvania Slovak Catholic Union |e creator|
|245||1|||a Pennsylvania Slovak Catholic Union records |f 1890 - 1986 |g 1902 - 1984|
|300|||a 86.3 Linear feet |f 119 boxes, 332 volumes, 2 flat files|
|520|||a This fraternal benefit society was established in Pittston, on June 24, 1893, as the Pennsylvania Slovak Roman and Greek Catholic Union (PSRGCU). In October 1954, the name of the organization was shortened to Pennsylvania Slovak Catholic Union (PSCU). The PSRGCU was born of necessity since injury or death compensation laws in the coal industry were not yet in existence. The Union was formed as a beneficial and insurance society, but also played cultural, and social roles. The Union, as a part of the Slovak-American ethnic community, contributed to the creation and preservation of parishes, religious orders, and newspapers. The PSCU had its home office in the City of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. In October 1990, the PSCU merged with the First Catholic Slovak Union of the United States and Canada (FCSU), which remains in existence in 2003. The FCSU’s corporate headquarters are in Independence, Ohio. The heart of the collection is membership applications, various insurance certificates and claims, and miscellaneous registers. Records of the PSCU also include constitutions and bylaws, convention minutes and reports, correspondence, official publications, administrative financial records, such as annual statements, general account ledgers, and expenses of supreme officers ledgers, and a great deal of membership financial records that include, in particular, income and expenses ledgers of the branches, membership dues books, check and cash registers, and claim ledgers. A few photographs, and one artifact finalize the collection.|
|541||1|||a Pennsylvania Slovak Catholic Union; 1984, 1986, 1987 acquired|
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|852|||a The Historical Society of Pennsylvania |b Pennsylvania Slovak Catholic Union Records |l 3028|
|856||4||2|||y Link to finding aid |u http://hsp.org/sites/default/files/mss/finding_aid_3028_pscu.pdf|