Bzduch, Maria Kostial, 1892-1963 : Bzduch Family Papers, approximately 1900-1945
- Postcards and photographs relating to Slovak woman Maria Kostial Bzduch (1892-1963), who immigrated to Chicago in 1907 and with her husband Samuel (Sanko) Bzduch ran a grocery store in the McKinley Park neighborhood. Postcards are primarily to Maria from Samuel, who was a Sargeant in World War I and was stationed in Rockford, Illinois and Texas. Photographs show women, couples, children, wedding parties, and couples who lived in the neighborhood. Photographic studios from the Pilsen and Back of the Yards neighborhoods are prominently printed on the photographs or mats. Postcards are written in Slovak and English.
Extent: 2.2 linear feet - (2 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Photographs, Postcards
Call Number: Midwest MS Bzduch
The Bzduch Family Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).