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McClafferty Polish collection RHC-26

Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49503



Repository: Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
creatorMcClafferty, James
Title: McClafferty Polish collection
Dates: 1975
Quantity: 2.5 Linear feet(2 cartons)
AbstractIn August 1975, Grand Valley State College, in collaboration with the Grand Rapids Polish Heritage Society and the Grand Rapids Public Schools, sponsored a study tour to the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Participants attended a series of lectures on Polish history, politics, literature, and culture, took Polish language lessons, and participated in various field trips and tours around Poland. Materials were collected and compiled by participant James McClafferty include maps, publications, scenic postcards, artifacts, and over 2,000 slides taken on the trip or that represent Polish history, scenery, cities, people, and lifestyles.
Identification: RHC-26
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Collection Description

Materials collected and compiled by participant James McClafferty include maps, publications, scenic postcards, artifacts, and over 2,000 slides taken on the trip or that represent Polish history, scenery, cities, people, and lifestyles.


Administrative History

In August 1975, Grand Valley State College, in collaboration with the Grand Rapids Polish Heritage Society and the Grand Rapids Public Schools, sponsored a study tour to the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. The trip was financed by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Participants attended a series of lectures on Polish history, politics, literature, and culture, took Polish language lessons, and participated in various field trips and tours around Poland. After the trip educators were asked to develop educational materials to teach students about Poland. The Grand Valley faculty, students, and public school teachers included Clara Brainard (GV Educational Studies Institute), Mr. and Mrs. Earl Enge (GV Sociology), Nancy Firlik, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Haurek (GV Sociology), James McClafferty, Edward Muraski (GV alum ’75), William Peterson (GV Economics), Halina Poplawska, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Robart (GV alum ‘75), Edward Symans, and Donald Wozniak (GV alum ’67, GRPS).

Following this trip, Grand Valley arranged its first foreign university partnership with the university in Krakow, Poland. Grand Valley students could spend the spring/summer semester in Poland and Polish faculty members visited Grand Valley. In 2004, the program was expanded to allow graduates of the Cracow University of Economics (CUE) to study the master of public administration at Grand Valley and for Grand Valley faculty from the school of public and nonprofit administration to lecture at the Polish university.


Grand Rapids (Mich.)
Grand Rapids Public Schools (Grand Rapids, Mich.).
Grand Valley State College.
Grand Valley State University.
Poland
Universities and colleges

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection, contact Grand Valley State University Special Collections.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item] McClafferty Polish collection (RHC-26). Special Collections & University Archives, Grand Valley State University Libraries.

Source of Acquisition

Acquired from James McClafferty, 25 April 1993.


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