Ed Kopac, Czech Heritage Papers
Scope and Contents
This collection contains mostly Ed Kopac's correspondence with different sources during his career as a Montana rancher and livestock feeder. Included in the correspondence are letters to senators, lawyers, and people in business with Kopac. There is correspondence concerning the Czech Pioneer Memorial and his contributions to that organization.
- Kopac, Ed, 1883-1978 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are open for research.
Biographical / Historical
Ed Kopac lived with his family in Schuyler, Nebraska. After attending college in Iowa, he returned to Nebraska and worked for the family business in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1925 Kopac moved to Montana and operated the Sorrell Horse Ranch before working a farm south of Hardin, Montana. Kopac became a philanthropist later in life, creating a Czech Pioneer Memorial Student Fund, a cemetery in honor of his parents who were Czech immigrants, and a museum in honor of Crow Chief Plenty Coups. Kopac died on February 27, 1978.
0.03 Linear Feet (3 folders)
Language of Materials
- Czech Americans Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Czech Heritage Collection Subject Source: Local sources
- Czechoslovak-Americans Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Immigrants -- United States -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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