Finding aid for the Steve Szalai Family Papers


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Szalai, Steve Family
Title: Steve Szalai Family Papers
Dates: 1929-1952
Extent: 0.20 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: Steve Szalai was a Newburgh, Ohio, insurance agent and early founder of the Buckeye Realty Company (f. 1919) of Cleveland, Ohio. Szalai was instrumental in the development of the Buckeye-Woodland Hungarian American community on Cleveland's east side. This "Little Hungary" at one time had the largest concentration of Hungarian Americans in the U.S., peaking at over 40,000 in 1940. The collection consists of certificates and licenses for Szalai's real estate firm and community activities, clippings, correspondence, educational records for Szalai's daughters Dorothy and Jean, and publications concerning the real estate business. The collection also contains copies and clippings of Hungarian newspapers published in Cleveland.
MS Number MS 4480
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English and Hungarian