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Pauline Sorensen, Family Papers

Title: Pauline Sorensen, Family Papers

Creator: Sorensen, Pauline, 1903-2004

Dates: 1887-2002, undated

Quantity: 3 boxes (1 linear feet)

Collection Number: MS 0385

Language: English

Restrictions: None.

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Preferred Citation: Pauline Sorensen, Family Papers (MS 0385). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.


Pauline Sorensen was born in Wilber, Nebraska, on June 29, 1903 to Sylvia Chaloupka and Mike Sorensen. Pauline married Alfred Sorensen on October 26, 1926. They had two daughters, Phyllis Peara and Sydney (Gena) Mayer-Sorenson. The Sorensen family lived in Wilber, Nebraska. Alfred Sorensen died in Omaha in 1986. Pauline Sorensen died in 2004.

Pauline's maternal grandfather, Frank Sadilek, was born in 1859 in Czechoslovakia and immigrated to the United States at age 16. Frank Sadilek served in the Nebraska state senate. Pauline had two brothers, Howard and Hugo Chaloupka. Hugo Chaloupka was born in 1906, but died in 1914 after contracting rabies due to a dog bite.

Scope and Content:

The Pauline Sorensen papers are made up of personal correspondence, family genealogy, a personal diary, newspaper clippings of news articles and obituaries, Czechoslovak culture cookbooks, and a 1966 funeral guest book for Sylvia Sadilek Chaloupka, Pauline Sorensen's mother. Also included in the collection is Pauline Sorensen's family photographs, including a photograph scrapbook, and a family autograph book from 1897. The materials also include the 1914 publication, "My Remembrances by Frank J. Sadilek," Sorensen's maternal grandfather.


Chaloupka, Sylvia, 1880-1966

Sadilek, Frank, 1851-1933

Sorensen, Pauline, 1903-2004

Wilber (Neb.)



Nebraska. Legistlature. Senate

Series Description: Series 1: Family History, 1887-2002, undated

This series includes published and unpublished books and family genealogy files from both the Sadilek and Chaloupka families. Books included in this series are autograph books, funeral books, and My Reminiscences by Frank Sadilek. Genealogy files includes newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, and notes written to and by Pauline Sorensen.

Series 2: Series 2: Cookbooks, 1949-1992

This series consists of Pauline Sorensen's cookbooks, the majority are not professionally published and relate to Czechoslovak cooking and culture. Some cookbooks include notes.

Series 3: Series 3: Photographs, 1897-1942, undated

This series includes family potraits and group photos of the Sadilek and Chaloupka families. Some photographs include handwritten notes, as well as dates and names of persons in photograph. Photographs are black and white or color prints, including those in the photograph scrapbook. The oversize photos listed are all black and white prints. Some photos may be mounted albumen prints. Photographs have been housed separately due to their format.

Container List: Series 1: Family History, 1897-2002, undated Box 1. Folder 1. Autograph book, Sylvia Chaloupka, 1891-1898 Box 1. Folder 2. Autograph book, Sylvia Chaloupka, 1891-1998 (photocopy) Box 1. Folder 3. Autograph book, graduation program, 1897 Box 1. Folder 4. Book, "My Reminiscences by Frank Sadilek," 1914, 1998 Box 1. Folder 5. Genealogy, "Sadilek Family Tree," by Bill Skoupal, 2002 Box 1. Folder 6. Genealogy, Chaloupka, Howard, undated Box 1. Folder 7. Genealogy, Chaloupka, Hugo, 1913-1914 (see also box 2 folder 14) Box 1. Folder 8. Genealogy, Chaloupka, Mike, 1911, Aug.-1983, Nov., undated Box 1. Folder 9. Genealogy, Chaloupka, Mike and Sylvia, 1925-1948, undated Box 1. Folder 10. Genealogy, Chaloupka, Sylvia, 1887-1926, undated Box 1. Folder 11. Genealogy, Chaloupka, Sylvia, diary, 1954 Box 1. Folder 12. Genealogy, Chaloupka, Sylvia, funeral book, 1966 Box 1. Folder 13. Genealogy, Chaloupka, Sylvia, funeral correspondence to Pauline Sorensen, 1966 Box 1. Folder 14. Genealogy, Chaloupka, Sylvia, obituaries, 1966 Box 1. Folder 15. Genealogy, Chaloupka, Sylvia, notes, undated Box 2. Folder 1. Genealogy, Sadilek, F. J., 1897-1911, undated Box 2. Folder 2. Genealogy, Sadilek, Theresa (Jurka), 1931-1934 Box 2. Folder 3. Genealogy, Sadilek, Vic, 1953, undated Box 2. Folder 4. Genealogy, Skoupal, Elsa, 1903-1984 (see also box 2 folder 14) Box 2. Folder 5. Genealogy, Stastny, Robert, 1921 Box 2. Folder 6. Genealogy, obituaries, 1947-1979 Box 2. Folder 7. Genealogy, newspaper articles, 1927-1961, undated Box 2. Folder 8. Genealogy, miscellaneous, 1922-1948, undated Series 2: Cookbooks, 1949-1992Box 2. Folder 9. Bohemian-American cookbook, Maria Rosicky, 1949 Box 2. Folder 10. The Scandinavian Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute, 1965 Box 2. Folder 11. The Czech Book Recipe and Traditions, Pat Martin, 1981 Box 2. Folder 12. Czechoslovak Culture, Pat Martin, 1989 Box 2. Folder 13. Aunt Esther's Goodies, Esther Merkel, 1992 Series 3: Photographs, 1897-1942, undatedBox 2. Folder 14. Chaloupka and Sadilek family photographs, 1903-1917 (see oversize box 27)Item 1. Oversize group photo, Antonie Sadilek and Emil Folda wedding, black and white photograph, 1905 Item 2. Oversize group photo, Frank and Theresa Sadilek 50th wedding anniversary, 1912 Item 3. Oversize group photo, Geo. Green Omaha Band, 1914 Item 4. Oversize group photo, Geo. Green Omaha Band, undated Item 5. Oversize group photo, Frank and Theresa Sadilek and family, undated Item 6. Oversize group photo, Harrison's Cow-Boy Band, undated Box 3. Folder 1. Photo scrapbook, Sadilek and Chaloupka family, 1897-1942 Box 3. Folder 2. Photo scrapbook, Sadilek and Chaloupka family, loose photographs, 1897-1942

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