Polish Women’s Business and Professional Club (New Bedford, Mass.) records
Scope and Contents
The collection is comprised of 16 scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings and photographs. The club also kept in-depth records from both the secretaries and the treasurers, and has kept all of their monthly club newspapers, “The Trumpeter.” Books written by the club founder, Anna Gacek, and other various authors, club memorabilia ranging from certificates to plates and plaques, and club sponsored events programs and pamphlets are also included in the collection. The collection of the Polish Women’s Business and Professional Club records were assembled by a variety of members over 72 years.
The collection is divided into seven series: Historian’s Books; Recording Secretary’s Books; Treasurer’s Books; Trumpeters; Books; Club Memorabilia; and Other Programs and Events.
- 1937 - 2009
Language of Materials
Materials in English and Polish
Biographical / Historical
This club was founded in 1937 by author Anna Zajack Gacek in New Bedford, Massachusetts, with the intent of sharing the Polish culture with others. It was put in place to promote Polish heritage, lasting longer than other Polish groups due to the business aspect which attracted younger members and business girls. They promoted annual events including banquets and May Teas, and also put on fundraisers and other community projects.
12 Linear Feet (15 boxes)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by the Polish Women’s Business and Professional Club, November, 2010, accession # 11-13.
- MC 105, Polish Women’s Business and Professional Club (New Bedford, Mass.) records
- Jocelyn LaPlante
- October 2011
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