Finding aid for the Vaclav Snajdr Papers

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Snajdr, Vaclav
Title: Vaclav Snajdr Papers
Dates: 1867-1954
Extent: 0.60 linear feet (2 containers)
Abstract: Vaclav Snajdr (1847-1920) was a Czech writer and journalist who moved to Racine, Wisconsin, in 1869 to edit the newspaper Slavie. He later moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where he began his own paper, Pokrok, in 1873. When it failed in 1876 Snajdr remained in Cleveland and started a weekly, rationalist newspaper, Dennice Novoveku, in 1877. Later he also published a Sunday paper, Jednota. From 1883 to 1886 Snajdr published Osvobozenych, and from 1891 to 1896 he published Organ Bratsoi of the Cesko-Slovanska Podporyici Spolecnost. Snajdr sold his newspaper and publishing business to Svet Publishing Company in 1910 but remained active in local politics and business. He retired in 1919 and moved to California. The collection consists of correspondence, notes taken for Snajdr's newspaper Dennice Novoveku, legal papers, checks, receipts, tax forms, biographical material on the Snajdr family, a memorial booklet, notes on the Snajdr estate, and miscellaneous materials, including obituaries, a xeroxed copy of Pokrok, articles, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings.
MS Number MS 3706
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English and Czech