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Sokol South Omaha Local History Project Collection

RG5540.AM:  Sokol South Omaha Local History Project Collection

Records:  1890s-2004
Omaha, Douglas County, Neb.:  Local history project
Size:  0.5 cu. ft.; 1 box


The Sokol South Omaha Local History Project was started by Ed and Bea Pavoucek in order to document the history of the Czech neighborhood around Brown Park in south Omaha. Over the years, others became involved in the project, including Lorraine Duggin, Evelyn and Walt Fornoff, Steve Potach, and Margie and Rudie Sobotka. Project members interviewed older members of the community and compiled newspaper articles, event programs, photographs, and other materials that documented the Czech history of the community. These materials were photocopied and distributed to several area libraries and historical institutions.


The collection consists entirely of photocopies of materials documenting the history of the Czech community around the Brown Park area of south Omaha. Materials include copies of correspondence, newspaper articles, interview transcripts, event programs, photographs, etc. The collection is arranged according to subject areas established by the creators of the project.


Box 1

  1. Introduction
  2. Brown Park Neighborhood
  3. Merchants
  4. Sokol Hall & Museum
  5. Newspaper Articles
  6. Lodges
  7. Schools
  8. Family Stories
  9. Bands & Orchestras
  10. Sports
  11. Churches
  12. Other Czech Neighborhoods
  13. Miscellaneous



Czech history
Czechs -- Nebraska -- Douglas County
Ethnic groups -- Czech Americans
Local history -- Omaha, Neb.
Sokols -- Nebraska -- Douglas County


Acc# 2004.0489

11-24-2004   TMM/tmm


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