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Today we are pleased to bring you another translation (from the original Czech to English) from our exclusive project to translate the fabulous information found in the pages of the Czech-American annual journal, Amerikán Národní Kalendář!

Today we bring you the translation of the Table of Contents, or Obsah in Czech, from the very first edition of Amerikán Národní Kalendář!  This is Volume I and I wonder if August Geringer, the publisher located in Chicago, Illinois, had any idea these annuals would continue for an amazing seventy-nine consecutive years!

Czech academicians, researchers, professors, genealogists, and historians agree the information found in the pages of Amerikán Národní Kalendář is some of the very best, most precious first-person information, biographies, stories, data, and literature found anywhere in the world when it comes to Czech-Americans, their lives, and times!

Unfortunately, the issues of Amerikán Národní Kalendář were printed for low cost and not preservation!  As a result their condition is often extraordinarily poor.  We are lucky indeed we have located at least one edition for 78 of the 79 years (1890 is still totally missing), but not every edition is complete.  For example, the only known copy for 1878 has no existing Table of Contents page and are a result we do not know if the full edition actually ended with the article beginning on page 130.

In order to bring the Table of Contents information to our readers, we pored through the pages of the 1878 edition and wrote down each of the headings.  We then translated those headings from Czech to English and bring that information to you today!

At this time, not only have we now translated the Table of Contents information for this inaugural year of Amerikán Národní Kalendář, but we have previously translated and posted the following articles from this edition:

Cleveland and its Czechs, by Václav Šnajdr

Succinct Statistics of Settlements, Places, Towns, and Counties in the United States Settled by the Czechs

Additionally, we are actively in the process of translating the following two articles:

“Each Beginning is Hard. The Truthful Narration from the Life of the First Czech Immigrants in New York”, by F. B. Zdrůbek

and

“Biographies of Czech Editors in America: Ladimír Klácel, Karel Jonáš, Václav Šnajdr, Lev J. Palda, Jan Rosický, Jan Milstín Bárta Letovský, František Boleslav Zdrůbek, Gustav Bedřich Reišl, and J. V. Čapek”

Now we invite you to enjoy this translation of the Table of Contents information from 1878 and please take a moment and comment on which article you think we should place in our ‘future translation queue’ from the inaugural edition! Thank you!

Amerikán Národní Kalendář

Volume I, Year 1878

Table of Contents

(Manually taken from the pages of the only known copy with no extant Obsah)

Translated by Dr. Mila Saskova-Pierce and Layne Pierce

©Onward To Our Past®

1878 Novy tabor

TABLE OF CONTENTS [1878]

 

Faithfully Blue. (A story from the last American Civil War)             Page 01

The Second Blossom – Otakar Mokrý                                                     Page 29

The Steam Man in the Prairies. Today an Artist and a Hunter         Page 30

A Joke and the Truth                                                                                  Page 50

One Day in the Life of a Bench in the Park                                            Page 52

Each Beginning is Hard. The Truthful Narration from the Life

of the First Czech Immigrants in New York – F. B. Zdrůbek.             Page 54

Potpourri                                                                                                       Page 65

The First Czech Journal in America “The National News”

[Národní Noviny]. – F. B. Zdrůbek                                                          Page 69

A Statistical Overview of Countries on the Earth                                  Page 80

Miscellanea                                                                                                   Page 84

A Description of Czech Life in West Chicago                                         Page 85

Cleveland and its Czechs – V. Šnajdr                                                        Page 92

Succinct Statistics of Settlements, Places, Towns, and Counties

in the United States Settled by the Czechs.                                            Page 97

Biographies of Czech Editors in America. Ladimír Klácel,

Karel Jonáš, Václav Šnajdr, Lev J. Palda, Jan Rosický, Jan

Milstín Bárta Letovský, Frant. Boleslav Zdrůbek, Gustav

Bedřich Reišl, and J. V. Čapek                                                                 Page 118

Postal Law in the United States                                                               Page 127

An Overview of World Happenings during the Year 1877, in

America and Europe.                                                                                 Page 130

***END***

Václav Šnajdr

Václav Šnajdr

Tomorrow we will bring you an all new translation from the pages of the priceless Czech-American annual Czech-American journals, Amerikán Národní Kalendář!

Onward To Our Past®

A Genealogical Historian, who is focused on family history and genealogy of the highest quality, but with a dose of fun. Avid about documentation and evidence. Loves helping folks of all levels in their genealogy pursuits, especially in the areas of Bohemia, Czech Republic, Italy, Cornwall, Kent, United Kingdom, U.S. Immigration and Cleveland, Ohio.

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