Chicagoland members and supporters of the Polish American Librarians Association are invited to attend the official presentation of the first published guide to the Polish Museum of America’s rich archival collection, Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sabina P. Logisz Great Hall, 984 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
According to a museum news release: “In July 2016, after many years of work and effort, the Head Office of the State Archives of Poland published the Informator o zasobie archiwalnym Muzeum Polskiego w Ameryce, the Polish language guide to the Archives collections of the Polish Museum of America (PMA). This is the first ever extensive publication detailing the documents and materials in the PMA Archives’ holdings since its founding in 1935.”
The evening event will include a discussion with author Edyta Targońska, Archivist and Head of the Department of Acquisitions and Processing at the State Archive in Lublin, Poland, along with anecdotes and photographs highlighting how the guide was created. A selection of documents from the PMA Archives will also be on display. Admission is free, but donations to the PMA Archives are welcome. The program will be conducted in Polish.