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Inventory of the Joseph Alecks Papers, 1938-1976.

Summary Information
Title: Joseph Alecks Papers,
Dates: 1938-1976
Creator: Alecks, Joseph.
Extent: 1 linear ft.
Language: In English and Polish.
Collection Number: POL
Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. Immigration History Research Center

Access and Use

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Alecks, a Polish American from Massachusetts, began his career as a newspaper reporter. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II and was secretary during the 1950s to Boston mayors John B. Hynes and John Collins. He eventually became Comptroller of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Alecks was a graduate of Suffolk University and Northeastern University, and a prominent member of the Polish American community and numerous Polish American organizations. He authored a Massachusetts state law commemorating Polish Constitution Day and was instrumental in naming of the Gen. Casimir Pulaski Skyway and other area landmarks.


Collection Scope and Content Note

Papers (1938-1976) of Joseph Alecks include personal correspondence; newspaper clippings; pamphlets; and photographs.

Related Material

No inventory.

Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Alecks, Joseph.
  • Photographs.
  • Massachusetts--Officials and employees.
  • Polish Americans--Massachusetts--Boston--Societies, etc.
  • Polish Americans--Massachusetts--Political activity.