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Frank and Charles Sadílek, Czech Heritage Papers

Identifier: MS-0275

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the newspaper clippings and photographs related to Frank Sadílek. It also contains speeches by Charles Sadílek.

Includes postcards published by the Czech Heritage Foundation of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a record of funeral orations of Frank J. Sadílek from 1907 to 1933 that includes articles, a letter of condolence to Mrs. Sadílek, and photographs of Sadílek with the monument erected to honor Czech pioneers in Saline County. Aldditional materials includes articles from The Star, Lincoln, Nebraska, on November 24, 1929 about the memorial dedicated to Czechs who settled in the Blue valley between Wilber and Crete and a second article from the Omaha World-Herald on May 16, 1931 on Sadílek and his funeral eulogies. Includes a postcard from Ledec, Sadílek's birthplace, along with a photo, a notebook with speeches delivered by Charles Sadílek regarding Bohemians, the "Fourth of July," and prospects of the humankind in the future. In English and Czech.


  • Creation: 1907-1933


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with the University of Nebraska. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the papers/records or their designees. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections. 

Biographical / Historical

Frank J. Sadilek, born on December 1, 1851, emigrated to the U.S. at age 16. In Wilber, Nebraska, Sadilek operated a harness shop until 1882 after which he served in the legislature, as deputy county treasurer, and, in 1897, as county register of deeds. He served in this last position until 1919. Sadilek also presented eulogies for funerals. He died in Wilber on March 24, 1933.


0.03 Linear Feet (3 folders)

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Related Materials

See also Olga Stepanek, Papers (RG 12-10-23) for an unpublished manuscript and an autobiography on the life of Frank J. Sadílek.

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Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
P.O. Box 884100
Lincoln NE 68588-4100 United States