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Archacki cartoon collection scrapbooks

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0180

Scope and Contents

A collection of scrapbooks numbered 1-12 containing 1007 examples of the cartoon “Czy wiecie, że…”by Henryk Archacki for the period 1931-1953. Book 12 also contains photographs and articles from the newspaper Dziennik dla Wszystkich related to the local Polish community and international events related to Polish-Americans.


  • 1931-1953

Terms of Access and Use

The bulk of the Archacki cartoon collection scrapbooks collection, 1931-1951 is open for research.


Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and University Archives before requesting photocopies and/or publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Once permission is obtained, most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Historical Note

Henryk Archacki, 1907-1998, a Polish immigrant, journalist and well-known graphic artist, drew weekly cartoons for Polish-language newspapers for over 20 years. With his wife, he researched current events, sports, literature, and historical curiosities, and presented them in factoid cartoons, with a strong flavor of pride in being Polish. Archacki’s cartoons, which aimed both to educate and to amuse Polish Americans, appeared in several Polish-language newspapers in the middle of the 20th century, including Buffalo’s Dziennik dla Wszystkich, or Everybody’s Daily. The Archacki cartoons, entitled “Czy wiecie, że…” (“Do you know that …”) appeared in the Buffalo Polish language weekly, Dziennik dla Wszystkich, or Everybody’s Daily, as well as in several other Polish newspapers. Archacki also collaborated with Buffalo-born writer and translator Helen Stankiewicz Zand and with Father Kornelian Dende and his newspaper, the nationally oriented Polish American Journal, which was published for many years in Scranton, PA, then moved to Western New York.


2 Linear Feet (2 flat boxes)

Language of Materials



A collection of scrapbooks numbered 1-12 containing 1007 examples of the cartoon “Czy wiecie, że…”by Henryk Archacki for the period 1931-1953.

Acquisition Information

The scrapbooks were given to the University Libraries' Polish Collection by Steven Piwowar. They were transferred to the University Archives in 2010 after being digitized.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by John Edens, January 2011; finding aid encoded by Sarah Cogley, April 2022.


Finding Aid for the Archacki cartoon collection scrapbooks
Finding aid prepared by John Edens.
January 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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