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RG1570.AM:  South Central Nebraska Czech Society (Hastings and South Central, Nebraska)

Records:  1991-1992

Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska:  Czech-heritage Society

Size:  0.5 cu.ft.; 1 box


The South Central Nebraska Czech Society was organized in 1976. The Society’s purpose is to enjoy and preserve the culture and history of Czech heritage. Monthly meetings are held in Hastings, Nebraska.


This collection consists of manuscript material arranged in two series: 1) Administrative Records, 1991-1992; and 2) Essays, 1991-1992. This material relates to the annual essay contest sponsored by the South Central Nebraska Czech Society.

The Administrative Records, 1991-1992 of Series 1 includes essay contest rules and publicity.

The bulk of the collection consists of the Essays, 1991-1992, of Series 2. The essays were written by children in grades four to twelve and all relate to the history and genealogy of families whose ancestry includes a Czech immigrant to America. Subseries 1 contains 1991 entries; Subseries 2 covers 1992 submissions.


Series 1 – Administrative Records, 1991-1992

Box 1


  1. Essay Contest rules and publicity

Series 2 – Essays, 1991-1992

Subseries 1: 1991


  1. Keri Bernadt, 5th Grade, Hebron

    Luke Butler, 6th Grade, Hastings

    Kimberly A. Cerny, 8th Grade, Clarkson

    Amanda Dvorak, 4th Grade, Central City

    Angie Fisher, 8th Grade, Clarkson – “The Tale Telling Bell”

    Dale Gall, 8th Grade, Clarkson – “My Family History”

    Kathy Grundman, 4th Grade, Nebraska City

    Anna Marie Hoyt, 11th Grade, Culbertson – “My Priceless Heritage”

    Agnes Humlicek, 6th Grade, Clarkson – “Past Czech Heritage”

    Adam Indra, 8th Grade, Clarkson – “My Czech History”

  2. Amy Johnson, 8th Grade, Clarkson – “Looking in to the Past”

    Angela Kusek, 8th Grade, Grand Island – “Childhood Memories of Hope Bubenik Rott”

    Anthony Kusek, 12th Grade, Grand Island – “Autobiography of Rose Matovsky Bubenik Bartunek Travels to the USA”

    Jenny Lavicky, 9th Grade, Dwight – “The Lavicky Family History”

    Megan Lavicky, 5th Grade, Dwight – “My Czech Ancestory”

  3. Kristi McCoy, 4th Grade, Hastings

    Danielle Marie Nadrchal, 8th Grade, Clarkson – “Surviving in the Past”

    Andrea Otto, 8th Grade, Clarkson – “Remembering the Past”

    Cara Pesek, 5th Grade, Brainard – “Family Genealogy and Story of Frank Pesek”

    Diane M. Schroeder, 8th Grade, Clarkson – “Generations Live On”

    Sandy Tomasek, 8th Grade, Clarkson – “Holding on to the Past”

    Lucille Turner, 11th Grade, McCook – “My Antonia, My Great Great Grandmother”

    Mlada (Millie) Voboril, 6th Grade, Lindsay – “A Raspberry Pie and Thistle Plow (A True Story about the Matej Voboril Family)”

  4. Angela Vrtiska, 5th Grade, Filley

    Tanya Kay Wulf, 8th Grade, Clarkson – “My Czech History”

Subseries 2: 1992


  1. Jason Brabec, 8th Grade, Clarkson – “My Ancestors” Lucia Cupkova, 10th Grade, Adams

    Jeremy Doernemann, 8th Grade, Clarkson – “Rough Times”

    Kevin Kriz, 8th Grade, Clarkson – “The Life of William Kriz”

    Aaron Krovance, 5th Grade, Hastings – “Drudik Family History”

  2. Craig Kusek, 11th Grade, Grand Island – “My Czech Heritage”

    Troy Sayers, 8th Grade, Clarkson – “The Life of the Baumert Family”

    Erin Schulze, 8th Grade, Clarkson – “True Pioneer Spirit”

    Alison Shafer, 4th Grade, Grand Island – “History of Vavaks in Nebraska”

    Casey Symonds, 8th Grade, Falls City – “My Heritage – ‘None of Your Business'”

    Heather Uher, 8th Grade, Clarkson – “The Wine that Saved the Day”

  3. Kathy Urbanek, 8th Grade, Clarkson – “A Difficult Road Ahead”

    Kristi Vavrina, 8th Grade, Clarkson – “Shattered Glass”

    Katie Voboril, 4th Grade, Lindsay – “A Diphtheria Plague”

  4. Angela Vrtiska, 6th Grade, Filley


Subject headings:

Czech-Americans — Nebraska

Czechs — Nebraska

Czechs — United States


AIP\ksa                   04-1993

Revised TMM        05-14-2007


Accession Number:  1992.524