Looking for Czech and Slovak Books? (Hledate Ceske a Slovenske Knihy?)

Clanek v CESTINE dole.

It is hard to live abroad and speak a second language. We do speak English at home but sometimes we just miss watching Czech and Slovak movies or reading books and periodicals that our family members bring over during their visits. We were also very happy when we found out that we could also find some very priceless pieces of Czechoslovak history right here in the United States.

 

One of the places where you can find Czech and Slovak publications is The University of Chicago Library. Their Archives of Czechs and Slovaks Abroad (ACASA) consist of several thousands of books, brochures, almanacs, periodicals, and personal papers of Czechs and Slovaks, who have lived outside of Czechoslovakia for a while. Most of them were published in North America in the past 150 years. Their collection, however, also includes titles originating in Western Europe, Australia, or South America.

 

The archives also contain a great amount of information on the achievements of many socially active immigrants in religious, political, social, cultural, and sports organizations. The ACASA is mostly proud for holding a nearly complete run of almanacs “Amerikan Narodni Kalendar” (1875 – 1958) and “Hospodar” (1891 – 1992). The most unique reference is a list of nine thousand refugees from Czechoslovakia that registered in Regensburg, Germany, from January to August 1948.

 

Well, what else can you ask for? The archives have enough information resources to keep you busy for a while. And if you live too far, don’t worry. We will provide more information on other places where you can keep in touch with your cultural heritage and language.

 

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Je to tezke zit v zahranici a mluvit jinym jazykem. My mluvime doma Cesky, ale nekdy je nam proste smutno po ceskych a slovenskych filmech a nebo po cteni knih a magazinu, ktere nam nasi rodinni prislusnici privazeji, kdyz nas navstivi. Byli jsme ale velmi stastni, kdyz jsme zjistili, ze muzeme najit nektere nedocenitelne kousky ceskoslovenske historie prave zde ve Spojenych Statech.

 

Jednim z mist, kde muzete najit ceske a slovenske publikace je knihovna v univerzite v Chicagu. Jejich archiv jmenem ACASA (zkratka pro ceske a slovenske archivy v zahranici) obsahuje nekolik tisic knih, brozur, rocenek, casopisu, a osobnich listin Cechu a Slovaku, kteri zili po dlouhou dobu mimo Ceskoslovensko. Vetsina z nich byla publikovana v severni Americe v poslednich 150 letech. Jejich sbirka ale take obsahuje tituly, ktere vznikly v zapadni Evrope, Australii, a jizni Americe.

 

Tento archiv take pojima velky zdroj informaci o uspechu mnoha spolecensky aktivnich imigrantu ve vire, politice, socialnich, kulturnich, a spotovnich organizacich. ACASA je hlavne hrda pro udrzeni skoro kompletniho vydani rocenek “Amerikan Narodni Kalendar” (1875 – 1958) a “Hospodar” (1891 – 1992). Nejunikatnejsi odkazem je seznam 9000 uprchliku z Ceskoslovenska, kteri se registrovali v Regensburgu v Nemecku od ledna do srpna v roce 1948.

 

Inu, co vice si muzete prat? Tento archiv ma dostatek zdroju informaci, ktere vas udrzi v cinnosti po dlouhou dobu. A pokud zijete prilis daleko, neobavejte se. Podame vam vice informaci o jinych mistech, kde budete moci byt v kontaktu s vasim kulturnim dedictvim a jazykem.

 

Sources (Zdroje): http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/su/slavic/acasa.html

2 thoughts on “Looking for Czech and Slovak Books? (Hledate Ceske a Slovenske Knihy?)

  1. I have czech books for sale,if someone is interested just send me email.
    I live in Kentucky.

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