The Chicago Foreign Language Press Survey was published in 1942 by the Chicago Public Library Omnibus Project of the Works Progress Administration of Illinois. The purpose of the project was to translate and classify selected news articles that appeared in the foreign language press from 1855 to 1938. The project consists of 120,000 typewritten pages translated from newspapers of 22 different foreign language communities of Chicago.

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  • Balkan -- February 09, 1909
    United Slavic League

    Last Sunday, February 7th, the great idea of a United Slavic Front became a reality on a small scale. For years and years this idea was propagated among the people of Slavic extraction with no visible success. This time a cornerstone was laid by a few energetic people in Chicago.

    As we said, last Sunday a meeting was held with representatives of all Slavic colonies present. After a long and heated discussion, it was decided to appeal to all our newspapers in America. A campaign was started to organize small units in every Slavic concentration. We sincerely believe that this campaign united all our people in a powerful central organization.

    This idea has such wide fields for expansion and such importance for 2the welfare of our people here and abroad that with all our hearts we strongly recommend future work on its realization.

    Last Sunday, February 7th, the great idea of a United Slavic Front became a reality on a small scale. For years and years this idea was propagated among the people ...

    Serbian
    III B 4
  • Balkan -- December 14, 1909
    Society Obilich

    Our society Obilich announced its annual ball, which will be held on Dec. 28th in Colonial Hall, at 1800 Center Avenue.

    On this occasion our Serbians will have an opportunity to see the performance of the well-known Dramatic Club in a play entitled, "The Montenegro Dream in America."

    We strongly recommend a visit to this national gathering.

    Our society Obilich announced its annual ball, which will be held on Dec. 28th in Colonial Hall, at 1800 Center Avenue. On this occasion our Serbians will have an opportunity ...

    Serbian
    II B 1 c 1
  • Radnicka Straza -- December 02, 1910
    Forward, Serbian Workers!

    The time has come when also the Serbian workers in the United States will step forward in the fighting circle of the American workers. They must march openly under their own flag, armed with victory and enlightenment.

    There was talk about a new Serbian Socialist paper. This paper printed in the cyrilic alphabet will be issued about New Year, under the name of Narodni Glas (People's Voice). The edition of the paper is in charge of the central committee of the Serbian department of the Jugoslav Workingmen's Educational and Political Federation.

    We are convinced that this news will gladden Serbian workers all over America, and that they will concentrate all their powers on having it edited. Your support in money should be sent to the Serbian Socialist Committee, 2350 Clybourne Avenue, Chicago.

    The time has come when also the Serbian workers in the United States will step forward in the fighting circle of the American workers. They must march openly under their ...

    Serbian
    II B 2 d 1, I E
  • Proletarec -- December 27, 1910
    Contribution for Serbian Newspaper Radnichka Straza

    We have been informed that contributions and soliciations for the newly organized Serbian workers' newspaper, Radnichka Straza, are doing nicely.

    It is our duty to help our comrade Serbians. All contributions should be addressed to the "Serbian Committee," 2350 Clybourn Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.

    We have been informed that contributions and soliciations for the newly organized Serbian workers' newspaper, Radnichka Straza, are doing nicely. It is our duty to help our comrade Serbians. All ...

    Serbian
    II B 2 d 1
  • Radnicka Straza -- January 27, 1911
    First Issue of Narodni Glas

    After the careful work of many months the Serbian Workers of Chicago have succeeded in issuing their Serbian Socialist newspaper, Narodni Glas, for the first time. This paper will inform Serbian workers about class struggle and Socialism.

    The Narodni Glas (People's Voice) was founded by workers and is written by workers; therefore the paper is recommended.

    We call upon the comrades who support our journal with all their might to support also this, the latest pioneer of the Jugoslav Socialist movement, and to try to spread Narodni Glas among Serbian workers.

    Subscription, one year, one dollar.

    Address: Narodni Glas

    2350 Clybourn Avenue

    Chicago, Illinois

    After the careful work of many months the Serbian Workers of Chicago have succeeded in issuing their Serbian Socialist newspaper, Narodni Glas, for the first time. This paper will inform ...

    Serbian
    II B 2 d 1, I E
  • Soko (Sokol) -- May 01, 1912
    Serbian Sokol and its Ideal

    Mankind is progressing steadily in science, religion, politics, and in people's education. Ways and means, forms and ideals are different, but the fundamental structure of progress is always the same.

    New forms of education have been laid in the organization of the "Sokol," whose slogan is: "A healthy soul in a healthy body."

    This slogan is as old as mankind.

    Today, not only the "Sokol," a special organization to promote this idea, but even schools are getting interested in accepting this form of education as a standard point in their daily program.

    What the Serbian "Sokol" in America wants: (1) The Serbian "Sokol" in America, as any other similar organization, is pursuing "sokol" ideas 2to promote strength in bodies by especially designed exercises. This improved strength is by all means very important to our new generation in America, where people work under very unhealthyful conditions. The American people a long time ago recognized the priceless value of physical education through promotion of their national sports, such as base-ball, foot-ball, fighting, wrestling, etc.

    (2) The Serbian "Sokol" aims to promote democracy. They accept old and young, poor and rich, teachers and merchants, doctors and laborers. Social and economic differences are erased.

    (3) The Serbian "Sokol" wants to develop healthy men and women.

    The Bohemian "Sokol" organization through experience has been convinced that physical education is equally important for males and for females, so in the "Sokol" no differences exist between man, woman, girl or boy.

    (4)The Serbian "Sokol" wants to improve their members' intellect. This 3purpose is accomplished by organizing lectures, courses, meetings, discussions, etc.

    (5) The Serbian "Sokol" offers a disciplined education. They want to build strong characters; punctuality, patience, seriousness, etc., are promoted to the last degree.

    (6) The Serbian "Sokol" also desires to prepare their members for the eventual possibility of becoming defenders of their old and new country.

    As we can see, the ideals of the "sokol" are high and must be considered as such from any standpoint.

    The means by which these ideals are promoted are very simple and inexpensive. It is true that the "sokol" is saving much money for its members by occupying their body and mind, which keeps them away from taverns and gambling. The result of "Sokol" work cannot be easily estimated. It is very high in ideals and has many tremendous possibilities for expansion.

    Dr. Paja Radosavljevich.

    Mankind is progressing steadily in science, religion, politics, and in people's education. Ways and means, forms and ideals are different, but the fundamental structure of progress is always the same. ...

    Serbian
    II B 3, II B 2 g
  • Soko (Sokol) -- June 01, 1912
    Serbian Sokol in Chicago

    The open-air exercises of the Sokol, presented on May 5, were a great success. They left a deep impression of appreciation and pride in the memories of the many friends and members who attended.

    The following societies were present: "Serbian Sokol," Gary, Indiana; "Srpsko Jedinstvo" (Serbian Unity); "Srpsko Jamburashko Drushtvo" (Serbian String Society); "Srladya" (Serbia); "Srpsko Pjevacko Drushtvo" (Serbian Singing Society); "Branko Raditchevich" Society, Chicago; "D.D.D. Oblich" Singing Society, Chicago; "Serbian-American Benevolent Society"; "Soko" (Sokol), Chicago; "Slavia," Bohemian Sokol; "Soko" (Sokol), Bohemian Oak Park; "Croatian Sokol"; "La Speranta," Rumanian Gymnastic Society.

    The open-air exercises of the Sokol, presented on May 5, were a great success. They left a deep impression of appreciation and pride in the memories of the many friends ...

    Serbian
    III B 2, II D 1
  • Soko (Sokol) -- June 01, 1912
    First Sokol's Convention in America

    Our Chicago Slavic colony will witness a great gathering of Slavic Sokols in America. On June 22 - 23rd, in Chicago, will be held the National Sokol Convention, at which a great number of Sokol representatives from all parts of America, where branches exist - will be present.

    The program of this unusual celebration will consist of various kinds of shows, parades, exercises, concerts, theatrical performances, etc.

    Our Chicago Slavic colony will witness a great gathering of Slavic Sokols in America. On June 22 - 23rd, in Chicago, will be held the National Sokol Convention, at which ...

    Serbian
    II B 3
  • Coko (Sokol) -- June 01, 1912
    Serbian Sokol in Chicago

    The open-air exercises of the Sokol, presented on May 5, were a great success. They left a deep impression of appreciation and pride in the memories of the many friends and members who attended.

    The following societies were present: "Serbian Sokol," Gary, Indiana; "Srpsko Jedinstvo" (Serbian Unity); "Srpsko Jamburashko Drushtvo" (Serbian String Society); "Srladya" (Serbia); "Srpsko Pjevacko Drushtvo" (Serbian Singing Society); "Branko Raditchevich" Society, Chicago; "C.D.D. Oblich" Singing Society, Chicago; "Serbian-American Benevolent Society;" "Coko" (Sokol) ,Chicago; "Slavia," Bohemian Sokol; "Coko" (Sokol), Bohemian Oak Park; "Croatian Sokol;" "La Speranta," Rumanian Gymnastic Society.

    The open-air exercises of the Sokol, presented on May 5, were a great success. They left a deep impression of appreciation and pride in the memories of the many friends ...

    Serbian
    II B 3, II D 1
  • Ujedinjeno Srbstvo -- October 31, 1922
    Learn the English Language.

    Why do you not learn? Why do you not open your mouth and your eyes? Why do you stay all alone, like a stranger along the sea, where anybody knowns how to swim except you?

    You suffer, despair, because the road is hard, so you progress very slowly.

    Look around. Open your eyes, thousands of opportunities are here, why do you not seize one? Read newspapers and advertisements, listen to what is said around you, go in society, where our word is not spoken. It does not matter even if they laugh at you, you will never make the same mistake again.

    You will have difficulties, you will get exhausted in the struggle of thoughts and words, but every day you will get nearer to your goal. It makes no difference if you are not understood at first. You are not to blame. Many others do not know the English language. Many have only rudimentary knowledge of it, and they have to learn it too.

    Do you want to earn money and to get a good position? There are no prospects

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    for you until you learn the English language. That is your admission ticket. Every one has to pay the same price. For a career free tickets are not given.

    There is so much talk about success. But what is success? Success is the ability to do better than the average man.

    Don't do things just well. Perform things better, but to do that you must learn - English

    Why do you not learn? Why do you not open your mouth and your eyes? Why do you stay all alone, like a stranger along the sea, where anybody knowns ...

    Serbian
    I A 3, III A