Inventory of the Joseph Alecks Papers, 1938-1976.
Joseph Alecks Papers,
1 linear ft.
Language: In English and Polish.
University of Minnesota Libraries. Immigration History Research Center
Access and Use
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.
- 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.
- Massachusetts--Officials and employees.
- Polish Americans--Massachusetts--Boston--Societies, etc.
- Polish Americans--Massachusetts--Political activity.