Barbara Horak, Czech Heritage
Title: Barbara Horak,
Czech Heritage Correspondence
Creator: Horak, Barbara, 1874-1974
Quantity: 4 folders
Collection Number: MS 0277
Language: Czech, English
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Preferred Citation: Barbara Horak, Czech Heritage Correspondence (MS 0277). Archives & Special
Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.
Barbara Horak was born in 1874 in Czechoslovakia. She emigrated to Saunders County,
Nebraska, with her family. They moved by covered wagon to Greeley County. At age 16,
Horak left her family to work in St. Paul, and later worked in O'Neill in a hotel.
After a few other jobs in hotels, Barbara turned to the art of millinery and opened
her own dress shop in St. Paul, which she closed after her marriage to Milth
Scope and Content:
The collection consists of the personal correspondence, newspaper clippings and one
Czechs -- Barbara Horak -- Correspondence
Folder 1. Correspondence, 1900, 1910, 1945
Correspondence addressed to Milth Horak, all handwritten in English.
Folder 2. Article, 1974, Oct. 23
Includes an article about Barbara Horak at the occasion of her 100th
birthday, describing her experiences with immigration to the U.S., a
calendar from 1901, a check from the Farmer State Bank from November 6,
1950, with the value of $1020.00, and a form requested by Joseph Svoboda,
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries concerning the Czech Heritage
Folder 3. Articles, 1957, 1975
Articles about the Czech Heritage Collection, an article about the
restoration of Bohemian ethnic cemetery, articles from Denni Hlasatel in Czech, and a published letter of Barbora Horak
to the editors of Denni Hlasatel.
Folder 4. Photograph
Hilda Horak with great-grandpa Horak.
Related Material and Resources: Please see other Czech Heritage Collections under the Ethnic American