Stanislav Serpan, Czech Heritage
Title: Stanislav Serpan,
Czech Heritage Papers
Creator: Serpan, Stanislav, 1887-1940
Quantity: 1 box
Collection Number: MS 0122
Language: Czech, English
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Preferred Citation: Stanislav Serpan, Czech Heritage Papers (MS 0122). Archives & Special
Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.
Stanislav Serpan was born on December 19, 1887 in Tis u Habru (Czech Republic).
During WWI Serpan served as a secretary of Czech National Committee and became a
consul of Czechoslovakia from 1921-1931. He served as editor of the magazine Hospodar. Serpan died on October 20, 1940.
Scope and Content:
The collection consists of extensive correspondence and newspaper clippings.
Stanislav Serpan -- Czechoslovak Consulate
Vojta Benes -- Czechoslovakia
Edward Benes -- Czechoslovakia
Vraz affair -- Czechoslovakia
Box 1. Folder 1. Articles
Articles, obituaries for Stanislav Serpan, with biographical notes
Box 1. Folder 2. Correspondence, Vojta Benes to Serpan, 1920-1924
Benes, the brother of the Czechoslovak Minister of Foreign Affairs and then
president, covers topics such as Serpan's consulate and his activities in
Box 1. Folder 3. Correspondence, Vojta Benes to Serpan, 1926-1931
While serving as a Member of Parliament in Czechoslovakia, Benes writes on
the political situation in Czechoslovakia, his trip to the U.S., and his
work as a member of Czechoslovak parliament.
Box 1. Folder 4. Correspondence, from Vojta Benes, 1938-1940
Topics include politics in Czechoslovakia and in Europe, on Benes' second
escape abroad (the first was before the WWI), and about internal problems
and fights among Czechoslovak emigrants in the U.S.
Box 1. Folder 5. Correspondence, to Vojta Benes
Includes a letter from J.J. Frnka requesting advice with selling some books
and one from Lastufka asking Benes to deliver a lecture.
Box 1. Folder 6. Article, on Vojta Benes, 1939, Jan. 6
Includes an article from American Labor News (Americke
Delnicke Listy) called "Answers to the
questions about the departure of Vojta Benes back home - his own answer
(K dotazum ohledne odjezdu Vojty Benese do vlasti - jeho vlastni
Box 1. Folder 7. Correspondence, Serpan to Vojta Benes, 1921, Aug. 15
Letters on the "Vraz Affair," and one letter from Fisher to Serpan.
Box 1. Folder 8. Correspondence, Serpan to Vojta Benes, 1921, July 16-1923, Oct. 5
Information about Serpan's receipt of the title "consul," and personal items
such as debts, books, and birth certificates.
Box 1. Folder 9. Correspondence, Serpan to Vojta Benes, 1924
Letters asking for personal details on various Czech emigrants to the U.S.
and their photographs for the periodical Hospodar.
Box 1. Folder 10. Correspondence, articles, 1924, May 13
A letter asking Josef Bunata his reaction to articles on the Vojta Benes
Box 1. Folder 11. Correspondence, 1931, May 28
Correspondence about Vojta Benes' health problems while lecturing in the
Box 1. Folder 12. Correspondence
Correspondence on American literature, copyright requests for book
translations, a list of books that might be suitable for translation into
Czech and Slovak language, and letters with the National Printing
Box 1. Folder 13. Correspondence
Serpan writes in English on American schools, and on the Journal of
Educational Research for Vojta Benes by Serpan.
Box 1. Folder 14. Articles, 1938, Oct. 15
Articles about the Czechoslovak political crisis in 1938, from Krajan, a periodical for the Czechoslovak
emigrants published in Prague.
Box 1. Folder 15. Articles, Benes, Ed.
One article in English by Edward Benes, former president of Czechoslovakia,
titled "Czechoslovakia joins the allies to cast off the yoke of Nazi
Box 1. Folder 16. Correspondence, Backovsky, Alexandr, 1921-1925
Backovsky, of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czechoslovak Republic,
on the consulate in Omaha, Nebraska.
Box 1. Folder 17. Correspondence, Breuer, Miles, 1940
Letters providing medical advice.
Box 1. Folder 18. Correspondence, Cermak, Emil
A letter about a donation and an article about Cermak and his life.
Box 1. Folder 19. Correspondence, Geringer, V.G. to Serpan
Correspondence requesting some photographs for a book about Czechs in
Box 1. Folder 20. Correspondence, Hanak, Karel to Serpan
Information about the modern Sanitarium built by Czechs and Slovaks in
Tucson, Arizona. Hanak was the architect for the building. Also includes one
Box 1. Folder 21. Correspondence, Oberherr, Hynek
A letter from Serpan to Oberherr regarding a debt.
Box 1. Folder 22. Correspondence, Lastufka, T.J. to Serpan
On personal issues.
Box 1. Folder 23. Correspondence, Mikova, Marie to Serpan
On personal issues.
Box 1. Folder 24. Correspondence, Okres Delnickych Telovychovnych Jednot,
Letters from Frank "Ferda" Hohman and J. Jilek about Sokol camps,
Czechoslovak physical educational organizations.
Box 1. Folder 25. Correspondence, Pancner, F. (Chicago)
Requesting contact information for editors of Zenske
Box 1. Folder 26. Articles, Pravo lidu, 1924, Nov. 18
On relations between the home country and the U.S.
Box 1. Folder 27. Correspondence, Stastna, Olga and Borivoj Prusik
Relates to the Czechoslovak consulate in Omaha and finding a location for the
Box 1. Folder 28. Correspondence, Slavik, John
Box 1. Folder 29. Correspondence, Smetanka, J.F.
Covering subjects such as Vojta Benes' journey to the U.S. and his lectures,
the closing of the Czech consulate in Omaha, editing and publishing a book
by Vojta Benes and financial issues.
Box 1. Folder 30. Correspondence, Sokol, 1936
On buying a piece of land for the youth camp, written by Vaclav Kulhanek from
Telovychovna Jednota Sokol Tuegner Tyrs.
Box 1. Folder 31. Correspondence, Spacek, F.
Two letters on the Czech consulate in Omaha.
Box 1. Folder 32. Correspondence, Stulik, Bohumil
Correspondence between Serpan and Estella M. Hughes, Director of Social
Service Department in Kalamazoo State Hospital, about Stulik and his brother
who had changed his name after coming to the U.S.
Box 1. Folder 33. Correspondence, Serpan, Jan
Letters from Jan Serpan, uncle of Stanislav Serpan, about personal
Box 1. Folder 34. Photographs, Serpan Library and Sokol Chorus
Photos of Omaha Sokol Chorus, Serpan, and an newspaper clipping on Serpan's
library dated October 3, 1941.
Box 1. Folder 35. Correspondence, Serpan, Stanislav, 1929, Mar. 5
One letter about the Iska affair and fabrication of a letter.
Box 1. Folder 36. Correspondence, Smrha, V.(Milligan)
Box 1. Folder 37. Correspondence, Stepanek, Bedrich, Spacek
Letters from Stepanek, at the Czechoslovak Embassy in Washington D.C.,
dealing with the Czechoslovak consulate in Omaha and letters to Spacek about
Box 1. Folder 38. Articles, Tauchen sisters, 1926, Sept. 19
Newspaper excerpts from the World Herald
Magazine section about Czechs in Omaha.
Box 1. Folder 39. Correspndence, Wm. Valenta
One letter about the Sokol's campground.
Box 1. Folder 40. Correspondence, Fr. Veverka
Letter of resignation from the post of consul.
Box 1. Folder 41. Correspondence, Volne myslenky, Praha
Includes information on the Czech publishing company selling Benes' book in
the U.S., along with receipts.
Box 1. Folder 42. Correspondence, E. St. Vraz
Covers the Vraz affair and personal quarrels.
Box 1. Folder 43. Supplement, vol. VIII, Hospodar
An article from Hospodar about Vraz affair.
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