J. William Gorski Collection
1909, 1920, 1954-55, 1964, 1972-2002
Collection Scope and Content Note
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The J. William Gorski Collection documents Polish communities and Polish Catholics in Michigan and Ontario. Materials include photographs, slides, church bulletins, publications, some correspondence and newspaper clippings. The collection contains a number of photographs of Detroit and Hamtramck. Most of the churches documented are Roman Catholic or Polish National Catholic Churches. In addition to slides and photographs, Gorski also scanned most of the visual material documenting Wayne County and the 1907 Polish Business Directory of Detroit. These disks are part of the collection. The collection is arranged into 2 series: Subject Files (Michigan and Ontario), 1909-2001 and Publications, 1984-2001.
The collection includes reproductions of older materials. In such cases, the date of the reproduction – rather than the date of the original – is used.