Stephen Pregun Papers
Scope and Contents
Papers of Stephen Pregun (1904-1985) of Passaic, New Jersey, including a diary, 1927-1929; a minute book for the American Rusin Falcon Chorus, New York District, Passaic Branch, 1927-1929, for which Stephen Pregun was secretary from 1928-1929; and a notepad, 1924, recording the work of a debt collector. It has not been determined if Stephen Pregun is the creator of the latter item as well.
The diary is very detailed and contains daily entries regarding work, church, family (he lives with his parents and sister) and social activities, as well as personal accounts listing his wages and itemized spending. Names and addresses of friends are listed in the back as is a key to abbreviated names used throughout the diary. He also talks about his courtship and subsequent engagement.
The American Rusin Chorus' Minute Book starts out with a few pages probably written in the language spoken by the ethnic Rusin group that made up the chorus. Rusin (or Ruthenian) is an east-Slavic language that was spoken by ethnic groups from Karpaty Ukraine, Slovakia, Hungary as well as of parts of the former Yugoslavia.
For a more detailed description see folder links below.
- Creation: 1924, 1927-1929
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Lived in Passaic New Jersey. From 1927-1929 he is documented to have worked in the Manhatten Rubber Company. He was also secretary of the American Rusin Falcon Chorus of the New York District, Passaic Branch from 1928-1929.
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Accessioned and processed in November 2009 by Ute Schechter, Warren E. Burger Archivist.
Genre / Form
- American Rusin Falcon Chorus (New York District)
- Choruses--United States--20th century--Minutes
- Collecting of accounts--United States--Sources
- Courtship--United States--History--20th century
- Ruthenian Americans--Religion
- Ruthenians--United States--History--20th century
- Young men--Conduct of life
- Young men--Religious life
- Young men--United States--Diaries
- Guide to the Stephen Pregun Papers
- Finding Aid Authors: Ute Schechter.
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- The collection description/finding aid is written in English