Inventory of the Stephen Pregun Papers 1924-1929 Pregun, Stephen Papers Mss. Acc. 2009.532

Inventory of the Stephen Pregun Papers, 1924-1929

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Accession Number Mss. Acc. 2009.532


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Stephen Pregun Papers 1924, 1927-1929
Pregun, Stephen, 1904-1985American Rusin Falcon Chorus. New York District. Passaic Branch (Passaic, N. J.) arrangement
Language of Materials
The papers are in: English

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Preferred Citation

Stephen Pregun Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Acquisition Information

The materials were acquired by Special Collections Research Center on 11/17/2009.

Processing Information

Accessioned and processed in November 2009 by Ute Schechter, Warren E. Burger Archivist.

Biographical Note

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.Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki:<a href=""></a>.

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.

Index Terms

    Genre/Form of Material:

  • Diaries
  • Minute books
  • Geographic Name:

  • New Jersey--Social life and customs.
  • Topical Term:

  • American Rusin Falcon Chorus (New York District)
  • Choruses--United States--20th century--Minutes.
  • Collecting of accounts--United States--Sources
  • Courtship--1920-1930
  • 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.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Debt Collector's Notepad
American Rusin Falcon Chorus Minute Book

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • New Jersey--Social life and customs.