Archives

Welcome to Polish Mission Archives. For many years there is at Orchard Lake the Central Archives of Polonia, Very many archival materials. Polish books, and Polonian periodicals arc preserved there. Up to now, all of these collections have been housed in three different buildings and in many other locations. They are now being organized and transferred to the Library (books and periodicals); the remainder of these materials will be housed in the Archives. Nothing is being discarded or destroyed. The archival materials were deposited in appropriate containers and placed on appropriate shelves specially constructed for the Archives. They have been secured and initially segregated. Now they await a special treatment that will be based on contemporary principles and methods universally applied in archival work. This will require preparing inventories and lists of individual items and archival collections, as well as adding them to existing computer networks of Polish and American archives. As a result, introductory information about our materials will be available on the internet.

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Sign up for the Dziennik Polski webinar today!

We would like to invite all the Friends of the Polish Mission to join us for a FREE webinar on Wednesday, April 6th, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST.  Recorded at our Orchard Lake campus in Michigan, … [Read More...]

1,050 Years of Christianity in Poland

2016 marks an important year for Poles, as we commemorate 1,050 years of Christianity.  It was in 966 the Duke Mieszko was baptized, ushering in a millennium of Christ-centered rule.  Join the Orchard … [Read More...]

1939 Commemoration: The 75th Anniversary of WWII

Greetings!  You've reached the home for all information on the Polish Mission's annual commemoration of the outbreak of the Second World War in Poland, offered this year in continued cooperation with … [Read More...]

Traces of Memory at Holocaust Memorial Center

Through gracious partnership with Żydowskie Muzeum Galicja, the exhibit Traces of Memory will show at the Holocaust Memorial Center until November 26, 2014. Traces of Memory pieces together a … [Read More...]

D-Day at the Eisenhower Presidential Museum

We’re back from Kansas!  The Polish Mission team was as proud as ever to have taken part in the D-Day+70 commemoration at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene, Kansas.  Our Polish … [Read More...]

Central Archives of Polonia – Pardon our dust!

Originally posted 2-4-2014:  The Central Archives of Polonia are the most rich and diverse collection of archival materials available for those who want to learn more about Polish and Polish-American … [Read More...]

Thanks to Pawel Pietrzyk and the National Archives of Poland

Mr. Pawel Pietrzyk is the Senior Archivist at the National Archives of Poland in Lodz, and he visited Orchard Lake for an extended stay to evaluate our archives and lead development of new processes … [Read More...]

From the Polish National Archives…

Dr. Barbara Berska!. View photo gallery. It’s with great pride that the Polish Mission once again reports to the Orchard Lake community with more great news! Coming fast on the heels of the visit … [Read More...]

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