Stanley I. Nastal papers, 1922, 1934-1954

Nastal, Stanley I. (Stanislaus I.), 1899-1947

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Sound Recordings
  • Contributors
  • Physical Details
    • 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes) and
    • 11 tape recordings
  • OCLC ocn173713594
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  • COLLECTION STORED, IN-PART, AT ARC: Collection can be requested for transfer through the Area Research Center (ARC) Network, consult Reading Room Staff.


  • Papers of Nastal, a pioneer Milwaukee Polish-language radio broadcaster, and of his son, Stanley H., who succeeded him in 1947. The collection documents ethnic programming from the 1930s through the 1950s, and includes biographical information, a copy of Nastal's reminiscences of service with Polish Volunteer Forces of the Canadian Army during World War I, advertising contracts, program logs, and scripts. The logs, in English, are from "Our Polish Hour," dating 1947-1954; the scripts, in Polish, are from "Theater of the Air" and daily serialized sketches. The collection also contains eleven tape recordings of broadcasts, primarily "Our Polish Hour," circa 1942-1947.


  • Presented and loaned for copying by Stanley H. Nastal, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1981.