Finding aid for the Stanley Olstyn Papers

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Olstyn, Stanley
Title: Stanley Olstyn Papers
Dates: 1910-1970
Extent: 0.20 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: Stanley Olstyn was (1889-1972) was a Cleveland, Ohio, resident who worked for his father at the Olstyn Carriage Company, 1908-1917, organized the Washington Savings Bank in 1920 (which was later merged into the Guardian Trust Company) and became a realtor in 1941. Olstyn founded the Home Owners Protective League in 1937 as a lobby group for efficient government and lower taxes and became very vocal in the battle against higher taxes and increased welfare spending. He was also active in many Polish-American groups, including the Cleveland Society of Poles, the Harmonia Chopin Polish Singing Society, and Marymount Hospital. The collection consists of a time and payroll book for the Olstyn Carriage Company, 1910-1914, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous printed materials. The clippings highlight Olstyn's real estate career and his battles with city government over taxes. Printed materials include a reprint of a speech given by Olstyn before a congressional committee investigating rent controls, and materials from the Cuyahoga Tax League and the Home Owners Protective League.
MS Number MS 4023
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English and Polish