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Czech Genealogy: Amerikán Národní Kalendář Finding Aid Version 2.0 Enhanced – July, 2016!

1901 Cover ANK

One of our favorite Czech genealogy, history, and cultural resources here at Onward To Our Past® is the Czech-American annual publication, Amerikán Národní Kalendář.  This annual journal was printed each year from 1878 to 1957 (or according to some 1958*).  Each edition is absolutely chockfull of wonderful biographies, surnames, place names, wives, children, siblings, stories, poetry, short stories, images, and more for all of us Czech genealogy, history, and culture fans.

Recently, Onward To Our Past® published a finding aid for the digital copies available through the Archives of Czech and Slovaks Abroad (ACASA) housed in the Regenstein Library, which is located on the University of Chicago main campus in Chicago, Illinois.  You can access this original finding aid by clicking here.

While we began using this original aid we realized we needed to do better.  As a result, we have created this new “Finding Aid Version 2.0 Enhanced”, which goes well beyond simply the ACASA issues.  Our newest aid lists each year Amerikán Národní Kalendář was published along with where you can find a copy, the only copy, or copies.

Unfortunately, the first thing you will notice is after our working for a couple years to locate these priceless volumes, we determined there were several missing editions.  The years 1880, 1883, 1885, 1888, and 1890 were completely and totally missing!  Initially we had been unable to find even a single, partial extant copies of these precious issues.

This greatly frustrated us and as a result we decided on continuing our search nationwide.  Then we had to expand our search to worldwide.  We vowed to leave no stone unturned in our efforts to try and discover if even a single copy of any, or all, of these was or were hidden away somewhere.  We held out hope they would show up someplace in some dusty trunk in an attic, in a box in somebody’s basement, or perhaps in an uncatalogued collection of a local genealogy or history society.  These missing issues, you will see, are highlighted below in red!

So you will find our list here.  The first notation is the year of the edition.  The second (and possibly more) notation(s) is the location or locations of that volume.  The next notation lists, if it is available, the corresponding spot on the ACASA site for the online version (in parentheses).   Lastly, if there is the notation ‘TofC’ it indicates Onward To Our Past® has translated, to English, the Table of Contents for that edition and placed it online on our website at http://onwardtoourpast.com/amerikan-narodni-kalendar-indexes.

We trust this Finding Aid, Version 2.0, will be a highly helpful, and useable, resource for many of you!

1878 – ACASA – University of Indiana, Bloomington (UIB) – Náprstek Museum Library, Prague (NML) – (20) TofC

1879 – Herman B. Wells Library, University of Indiana (HBWL) – NML

1880MISSING FOUND in the Minnesota History Society Library (MNHSL) (no extant TofC) – NML

1881 – Harvard University Library.  Online at http://pds.lib.harvard.edu/pds/view/7701222 — NML — Museum of Czech Literature, Praha (MCL) – TofC

1882 – ACASA – National Czech & Slovak Museum and Library (NCSML) – NML – (23)

1883MISSING FOUND MNHSL (no extant TofC)

1884 – NCSML – NML

1885MISSING FOUND private collection in New Mexico – NML – National Library, Praha (NLP)

1886 – ACASA – NML – (2)

1887 – ACASA – NLP (http://kramerius4.nkp.cz/search/i.jsp?pid=uuid:bc0e08d0-253c-11e5-bcc5-5ef3fc9bb22f) —  NML – (5)

1888MISSING FOUND MNHSL – NML

1889 – ACASA – NML – (33) TofC

1890MISSING FOUND NML

1891 – ACASA – NML – (9)

1892 – ACASA – NCSML – NML – (21) TofC

1893 – NCSML – NML – Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI)

1894 – ACASA – NML – CGSI – (8) TofC

1895 – ACASA – NML – (10) TofC

1896 – ACASA – NML – CGSI – (16) TofC

1897 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – Chicago History Museum (CHM) – NLP – (17) TofC

1898 – HBWL – NML – ACASA – NLP – (31)

1899 – Immigration History Research Center & Archives, University of Minnesota (IHRCA) – NML – TofC

1900 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – (4)

1901 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – (12)

1902 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CMH – CGSI – (25)

1903 – ACASA – NML – (29)

1904 – ACASA – NML – CGSI – (14)

1905 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – University of California, Berkeley (UCB) – Moravian Library, Brno (MLB) – (19)

1906 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CGSI – Wilber Czech Museum (WCM) – NLP – MLB – (7)

1907 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CGSI – (26)

1908 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – (24)

1909 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – (1)

1910 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CGSI – NLP – MLB – (30)

1911 – ACASA – NML – CGSI – (6)

1912 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – WCM – CGSI – MLB – MCL – (27)

1913 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CGSI – Czech & Slovak American Genealogy Society of Illinois (CSAGSI) – (18)

1914 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – CSAGSI – CGSI – (3)

1915 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – NLP – CGSI – (36)

1916 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – NLP – CGSI – CSAGSI – (13)

1917 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – WCM – CSAGSI – CGSI – Texas Heritage Museum and Genealogy Center (THMGC) – NLP – MLB –  University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM) – Lovejoy Library, Southern Illinois University (LLS) – (22)

1918 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – NLP – UWM – LLS – CGSI – (28)

1919 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – CSAGSI – CGSI – Wisconsin Historical Society Archives (WHSA) – (32)

1920 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – WCM – NLP – WHSA – CSAGSI – CGSI – (34)

1921 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – University of Kansas Library (UKL) – LLS – CSAGSI – CGSI – MCL – (11)

1922 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – Olomouc Research Library, Moravia (ORL) – LLS – CGSI – CSAGSI – MLB – (15)

1923 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – NLP – LLS – CSAGSI – CGSI – MLB – MCL – (35)

1924 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – LLS – CSAGSI – CGSI

1925 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – WCM – ORL – NLP – CSAGSI – CGSI – MLB

1926 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – LLS – CSAGSI – CGSI – MLB

1927 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – WCM – CSAGSI – CGSI – MLB—MCL – University of Nebraska, Lincoln Library (UNL) – New York Public Library (NYPL)

1928 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – WCM – ORL – NLP – NYPL – CSAGSI – CGSI – MLB – MCL

1929 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – Onward To Our Past (OTOP) – WCM – NLP – UWM – NYPL – CSAGSI – CGSI – MLB – MCL — TofC

1930 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – OTOP – WCM – NLP – UWM – NYPL – CSAGSI – CGSI – MLB – MCL

1931 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – WCM – NLP – NYPL – CSAGSI – MCL

1932 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – WCM – NLP – WHSA – UWM – NYPL – CSAGSI – CGSI – MLB – MCL

1933 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – NLP – WHSA – NYPL – CSAGSI – CGSI – MLB

1934 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – ORL – CSAGSI – CGSI – MLB – MCL

1935 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – WCM – NLP – WHSA – CSAGSI – CGSI – Education and Research Library of Plzen Region (ERLP)

1936 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – WCM – NLP – CSAGSI – CGSI – MCL

1937 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – NLP – NYPL – CSAGSI – CGSI – ERLP – MLB

1938 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – WCM – ORL – NLP – UWM – CGSI – Cleveland Public Library (CPL) – NYPL – CSAGSI – MCL

1939 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – OTOP – CPL – NYPL – CSAGSI – CGSI – MCL – TofC

1940 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – OTOP – CPL – NYPL – CSAGSI – CGSI – MCL

1941 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – OTOP – UWM – NYPL – CSAGSI – CGSI – MCL

1942 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – OTOP – LLS – CPL – NYPL – CSAGSI – CGSI – MCL

1943 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – OTOP – WCM – NLP – UWM – LLS – CPL – NYPL – CSAGSI – CGSI – MCL

1944 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – OTOP – WCM – Ohio State University Library (OSUL) – UWM – LLS – CPL – CSAGSI – CGSI

1945 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – OTOP – WCM – WHSA – UKL – UWM – CPL – CSAGSI – CGSI

1946 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – OTOP – UKL – UWM – CSAGSI – CGSI

1947 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – OTOP – University of Texas Library (UTL) – UKL – UWM – CPL – CSAGSI – CGSI

1948 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – OTOP – UNL – UTL – WHSA – UKL – UWM – LLS – CPL – CSAGSI – CGSI – MCL

1949 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – OTOP – UTL – UKL – LLS – CPL – CSAGSI – CGSI – MLB

1950 – ACASA – NCSML – CHM – NML – UTL – Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) – UKL – UWM – LLS – CPL – CSAGSI – CGSI

1951 – ACASA – NCSML – CHM – NML –WCM – UTL – NLP – UWM – LLS – CPL – CSAGSI – CGSI

1952 – ACASA – NCSML – CHM – NML – UTL – UWM – LLS – CPL – CSAGSI – CGSI

1953 – ACASA – NCSML – CHM – UTL – WHSA – UKL – UWM – LLS – CSAGSI – CGSI

1954 – ACASA – NCSML – CHM – WRHS – UTL – UWM – LLS – CPL – CSAGSI – CGSI

1955 – ACASA – NCSML – CHM – UTL – UWM – LLS – CSAGSI – CGSI

1956 – ACASA – NCSML – CHM – UTL – UWM – LLS – CPL – CSAGSI – CGSI

1957 – ACASA – NML – NCSML – CHM – OTOP – UWM – LLS – CSAGSI – CGSI

 

[1958 – NCSML – OTOP — However this is a copy of an alternate magazine and is NOT Amerikán Národní Kalendář].

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The following locations have also been contacted and have reported they are holding no copies of ANK:

  • Bohemian Benevolent and Literary and Association, New York, New York
  • Clarkson Public Library, Clarkson, Nebraska
  • Library of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

* ­­­­­­­­­­ Amerikán Národní Kalendář researchers and those using this priceless resource will frequently encounter the claim stating Amerikán Národní Kalendář was published not until 1957, but until 1958.  However, after extensively researching this topic, and viewing what was published in 1958, we have determined what is referred to as the ‘1958 edition’ was definitely not an ongoing edition of the August Geringer Publishing Company’s series.  While the 1958 magazine has a very similar title, Český Amerikán Národní Kalendář, the cover design is completely different.  Additionally, there are some key layout differences, although the editors did try their best to mimic the layout of Amerikán Národní Kalendář significantly, and even ran many identical advertisements.  However, most importantly, it was published by Karel Burian in Cicero, Illinois and not August Geringer, in Chicago.  Therefore we fully believe Amerikán Národní Kalendář ceased publication with its 1957 edition.

1958 imposter cover

Imposter!

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