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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG5540.AM:  Sokol South Omaha Local History Project Collection



Records:  1890s-2004

Omaha, Douglas County, Neb.:  Local history project

Size:  0.5 cu. ft.; 1 box



BACKGROUND NOTE



The Sokol South Omaha Local History Project was started by Ed and Bea Pavoucek in order to document the history of the Czech neighborhood around Brown Park in south Omaha. Over the years, others became involved in the project, including Lorraine Duggin, Evelyn and Walt Fornoff, Steve Potach, and Margie and Rudie Sobotka. Project members interviewed older members of the community and compiled newspaper articles, event programs, photographs, and other materials that documented the Czech history of the community. These materials were photocopied and distributed to several area libraries and historical institutions.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consists entirely of photocopies of materials documenting the history of the Czech community around the Brown Park area of south Omaha. Materials include copies of correspondence, newspaper articles, interview transcripts, event programs, photographs, etc. The collection is arranged according to subject areas established by the creators of the project.



DESCRIPTION



Box 1

Folder




  1. Introduction

  2. Brown Park Neighborhood

  3. Merchants

  4. Sokol Hall & Museum

  5. Newspaper Articles

  6. Lodges

  7. Schools

  8. Family Stories

  9. Bands & Orchestras

  10. Sports

  11. Churches

  12. Other Czech Neighborhoods

  13. Miscellaneous



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Czech history

Czechs — Nebraska — Douglas County

Ethnic groups — Czech Americans

Local history — Omaha, Neb.

Sokols — Nebraska — Douglas County



 



Acc# 2004.0489



11-24-2004   TMM/tmm