Sokol Milwaukee Gymnastic Association Collection

Title: SOKOL MILWAUKEE GYMNASTIC ASSOCIATION

Reference Code: Mss-0882

Inclusive Dates: 1845-1993

Quantity:  003.005 cu. ft. total

Location:        WHW, Sh. CL055 (003.0 cu. ft.)
OS LG “S” (3 items) 
                        OS SM “S” (2 items)

Abstract:  Sokol organizations are Czech gymnastic societies that originated in Prague in 1862.  Their purpose is to promote physical fitness in order to perfect humans’ physical, mental and moral state, as well as an appreciation for the Czech culture.  The Milwaukee Sokol was established on June 14, 1868, the fourth in the U.S.

Scope and Content: The collection consists of correspondence, newsletters, programs, pamphlets and other ephemera that document the history of the Milwaukee Sokol.

Access and Use: No restrictions

Language: English and Czech

Notes: The collection was processed in November 2007 by Anne-Louise Mittal.

Arrangement:  

Name Box # Folder #
Correspondence and Bills – Czech and Eng., 1900-1913 1 1
Correspondence and Bills – Czech and Eng., 1914 1 2
Correspondence and Bills – Czech and Eng., 1915 1 3
Correspondence and Bills – Czech and Eng., 1916 1 4
Correspondence and Bills – Czech and Eng., 1917 1 5
Correspondence and Bills – Czech and Eng., 1918 1 6
Correspondence and Bills – Czech and Eng., 1919 1 7
Correspondence and Bills – Czech and Eng., 1920 1 8
Correspondence and Bills – Czech and Eng., 1921 1 9
Correspondence and Bills – Czech and Eng., 1922 1 10
Correspondence and Bills – Czech and Eng., 1923-1924 1 11
Correspondence and Bills – Czech and Eng., 1925-1927 1 12
Correspondence and Bills – Czech and Eng., 1928-1929 1 13
Correspondence and Bills – Czech and Eng., 1933-1935 1 14
Correspondence and Bills – Czech and Eng., 1938-1946 1 15
Correspondence and Bills – Czech and Eng., No date 1 16
Accounting – General accounting, 1912-1918 1 17
Miscellaneous – 60th anniversary souvenir history; medical reports; addresses of people; etc., 1914-1928 1 18
Envelopes: Vouchers, 1902-1928 1 LOOSE
Membership Applications, 1913-1921 1 19
Death Benefits and Envelopes – Certificates; blank forms; used envelopes; 1907-1939 1 20
     
Newspaper Clippings – About Sokol and Czechs, 1934-1969 2 21
Illness and Releases – Doctors’ certificates and releases, 1913-1924 2 22
Playbills – Playbills and programs for Czech plays, 1902-1943 2 23
Sokol Lodge – Copy of incorporation; by-laws; first minutes in Czech and Eng.; applications; convention booklets; anniversary booklets; award certificate; 1868-1993 2 24
Pamphlets – Dance programs; Songbook; newsletters; 1910-1968 2 25
Pamphlets – Gymnastic exhibition programs; 1913-1968 2 26
Turn-Verein Milw. Alaska – Receipts; programs; insurance applications; 1907-1923 2 27
Music/Plays – Czech and Eng.; 1909-1914, No date 2 28
Envelopes: Receipt Books – 15 receipt books, stubs only; 1 blank book; 1906-1928 2 LOOSE
Ledger – Sokol ledger in Czech, 1904 2 29
Certificates – Blank membership certificates, No Date 2 30
Pamphlets – Pamphlets in Czech; cards titled J.C.D. in Czech; No date 2 31
Pamphlets – Deset Kapitol, No Date 2 32
Pamphlets – Svojan, 1904-1906 2 33
Pamphlets – Pamphlets in Czech, 1916-1969 2 34
Pamphlets – eskà _ena, April 1935 2 35
Pamphlets – eskà _ena, May 1935 2 36
Pamphlets – eskà _ena, June 1935 2 37
Pamphlets – eskà _ena, July 1935 2 38
Pamphlets – eskà _ena, August 1935 2 39
     
Pamphlets – eskà _ena, September 1935 3 40
Pamphlets – eskà _ena, October 1935 3 41
Pamphlets – eskà _ena, November 1935 3 42
Pamphlets – eskà _ena, December 1935 3 43
Bond Forms – Blank, No Date 3 44
Pamphlets – Czech, 1890-1928 3 45
Newsletters – Sokol Americký, 1879 3 46
Newsletters – Sokol Americký, 1880 3 47
Newsletters – Sokol Americký, 1881 3 48
Newsletters – Sokol Americký, 1882 3 49
Newsletters – Sokol Americký, 1883 3 50
Newsletters – Sokol Americký, 1906 3 51
Newsletters – Sokol Americký, 1907 3 52
Newsletters – Sokol Americký, 1910 3 53
Newsletters – Sokol _eskoszovenský, 1923 3 54
Newsletters – Svobodna Skola, 1936 3 55
Newsletters – Svobodna Skola, 1937 3 56
Bonds, 1895-1910 3 57
Articles of Incorporation – Articles; amendments to articles; 1893-1930 3 58
Deeds – Warranty deeds; trust deeds; 1891-1910 3 59
Mortgages, 1890-1921 3 60
Titles – Examination of title records, 1909-1910 3 61
Misc. Legal Docs. – Loan agreements; land contracts; building specifications; affidavits; dismissals; 1890-1948 3 62
Books – Text books, literature, and poetry in Czech; 1834-1925, No Date 3 LOOSE
     
OVERSIZE MATERIAL LOCATION
Sokol Gymnastic Association, Articles of Incorporation, July 1, 1891 OS SM “S”
Sokol of Milwaukee certificate, June 15, 1913 OS SM “S”
Sokol Gymnastic Association, Diploma, 1916 OS LG “S”
Sokol, blank diploma OS LG “S”
Commemorative poster, “Recognition of Participation” in Prague, with photos of John Benes, Pres. of Czech., and Woodrow Wilson, Pres. of U.S., March 1918 OS LG “S”

 

 


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