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Frank and Charles Sadilek, Czech Heritage Papers

Title: Frank and Charles Sadilek, Czech Heritage Papers

Creator: Sadilek, Frank and Charles

Dates: 1907-1933

Quantity: 3 folders

Collection Number: MS 0275

Languages: Czech, English

Restrictions: None

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Preferred Citation: Frank and Charles Sadilek, Czech Heritage Papers (MS 0275). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.


Frank J. Sadilek, born on December 1, 1851, emigrated to the U.S. at age 16. In Wilber, Nebraska, Sadilek operated a harness shop until 1882 after which he served in the legislature, as deputy county treasurer, and, in 1897, as county register of deeds. He served in this last position until 1919. Sadilek also presented eulogies for funerals. He died in Wilber on March 24, 1933.

Scope and Content:

The collection consists of the newspaper clippings and photographs related to Frank Sadilek. It also contains speeches by Charles Sadilek.


Sadilek, Frank and Charles -- Archives

Czechoslovak-Americans -- Archives

Container List: Folder 1. Postcards, diary, photographs

Includes postcards published by the Czech Heritage Foundation of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a record of funeral orations of Frank J. Sadilek from 1907 to 1933 that includes articles, a letter of condolence to Mrs. Sadilek, and photographs of Sadilek with the monument erected to honor Czech pioneers in Saline County.

Folder 2. Newspaper articles

An articles from The Star, Lincoln, Nebraska, on November 24, 1929 about the memorial dedicated to Czechs who settled in the Blue valley between Wilber and Crete and a second article from the Omaha World-Herald on May 16, 1931 on Sadilek and his funeral eulogies.

Folder 3. Postcard, notebook speeches

Includes a postcard from Ledec, Sadilek's birthplace, along with a photo, a notebook with speeches delivered by Charles Sadilek regarding Bohemians, the "Fourth of July," and prospects of the humankind in the future. In English and Czech.

Related Material and Resources: Please see other Czech Heritage Collections under the Ethnic American Collections List.

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