Instytut Piłsudskiego przyjął w tym roku ponad 11 metrów bieżących nowych dokumentów Oddziału III Nowy Jork Związku Narodowego Polskiego (ZNP, Polish National Alliance) z lat 1885-2014.  Szczególnie cenne są księgi protokółowe grup ZNP z końca XIX w., ponad to w zespole znajdują się materiały finansowe oraz broszury i wydawnictwa okolicznościowe.

Kolejnym zespołem archiwalnych, który został udostępniony, jest archiwum Stowarzyszenia Polskich Kombatantów (SPK). Materiały te stanowią jedynie część ogromnego archiwum SPK, które czeka na dalsze opracowanie. Dla badaczy dostępne są już dokumenty Zarządu Gównego z lat 1946-2013, w tym między innymi: protokoły i sprawozdania z posiedzeń, materiały finansowe, korespondencja, prasa polonijna oraz fotografie.

Zespoły opracował Bartosz Nowożycki, archiwista z Archiwum Akt Nowych. Z zasobów można korzystać na miejscu w Instytucie. Więcej o tych organizacjach w artykułach w Wikipedii: Związek Narodowy Polski i Stowarzyszenie Polskich Kombatantów w Stanach Zjednoczonych.

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Thank you in advance to all who will join in this action.

Our current Wikipedian-in-Residence (WiR), Piotr Puchalski is finishing his internship at the Institute at the end of July. He is moving to Madison, Wisconsin to continue his studies in global Polish history. We are therefore seeking his replacement, a volunteer Wikipedian in Residence at the Piłsudski Institute. Using the resources available in the Institute, its archives and library, the intern would work to expand the Wikipedia coverage in the topics related to the Institute and its resources, and help organize Wikipedia events etc.

We are looking for a person interested in the history of Poland, Central Europe and Polish/European emigration. Familiarity with Polish and Wikipedia editing are desired. With the help of Wikimedia NYC and Piotr,  we can also train the candidate the Wikipedia editing basics.

The Piłsudski Institute has a large number of resources related to modern Polish history as well as primary sources concerning outstanding historical figures and important events, for example soldiers who fought in both World Wars and Polish émigré activists and institutions. The Piłsudski Institute WikiProject contains information related to the the goals of the WiR and a listing of the proposed topics and activities.

While we seek someone to fill the position in-residence, we would also like to encourage Wikipedia enthusiasts to join the project remotely and contribute to the historical coverage of Wikipedia.

As mentioned in the recent bulletin, the Institute is making aggressive moves to ensure our long-term stability while concurrently seeking new permanent headquarters.  Our programs and extensive membership will be better served by a new, vibrant space in which we can dedicate ourselves to our mission and our goals.

Expanding Our Network 

The “Campaign for the Future” will ensure that the Institute’s programs thrive for years to come. In order to accomplish this goal, the Institute seeks to expand its network and introduce our programs/services to new individuals, companies and foundations.  Specifically, over the past 6 weeks, the campaign staff has performed extensive prospect researches and identified over 60 companies and foundations that have commercial and programmatic interests in both the U.S.A. and Poland.  We have subsequently written to these prospects seeking to launch a dialogue and/or secure philanthropic funding for the Institute.  The Development Team is continuing the outreach and cultivation of these and other logical prospects.

The Role You Can Play:

  • You can help the “Campaign for the Future” by either making a financial donation or by making an introduction to a donor, corporation or foundation which may be interested in supporting the organization. Coming soon you will see a dedicated “Campaign for the Future” hub online.
  • Hosting a “campaign briefing” at your office or in your home for a group of 10 or more interested individuals. If you are willing to assist in this way, please be aware that the Institute will send a representative to give a briefing on the Institute and why our Campaign is relevant.
  • Consider volunteering for “Campaign for the Future” by joining the “Campaign Steering Committee”. Committee members volunteer to support the Development Team’s objectives; members assist with mailings, introductions to potential supporters and assist in marketing the Campaign within their own network.

The Institute is a non-profit organization and therefore membership dues and donations are tax deductible.  Please make your check or money order payable to The Pilsudski Institute of America or make a gift online.  If you have any questions about the Campaign please contact the Institute by telephone or email. 

Thank you for your tireless commitment to our mission.

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