Svoboda Church Furniture Company, Kewaunee, Wisconsin, records, 1896-1982

Svoboda Church Furniture Company (Kewaunee, Wis.)

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Photos, Drawings, Prints
  • Contributors
  • Physical Details
    • 10.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes, 10 flat boxes, 23 large folders, and 1 tube) and
    • 11 photographs and
    • 6 negatives in 1 folder
  • OCLC ocn173713313, ocm37112182
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  • RESTRICTED: Because of its fragile condition, this collection does not circulate in the Area Research Center network.
  • COLLECTION STORED, ALL or IN-PART, AT ARC: Collection can be requested for transfer through the Area Research Center (ARC) Network, consult Reading Room Staff.


  • Records, mainly 1896-1964, of the Svoboda Church Furniture Company, a company specializing in the manufacture of altars, pulpits, and other church furniture and ornamentation. Contains business records and detailed drawings and blueprints for altars, pulpits and lecterns, railings, organ screens, chancel furniture, and pews and a few photographs. Designs are included for specific churches in Wisconsin as well as throughout the Midwest. The business records consist primarily of fragmentary correspondence, clippings, product literature, and scattered financial volumes. Numerous additional drawings document the Raton Manufacturing Co. of Rio Creek, Wisconsin, which was acquired by Svoboda.


  • Presented by Thomas J. Hruska, 1985 and 1994. A small portion was loaned for copying by Richard J. Kohrt, Denmark, Wisconsin, 2000.