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.

Read more about this historic project.

Filter by Date

  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- January 30, 1885
    The Bad Times

    Wherever you go and wherever you sit, you hear people talk about bad times. We seem to think that times never have been as bad as right now and just cannot remember that times have been worse at least several times in the history of this young country.

    Particularly the farmers should not complain, if they know how to keep out of debt. They still have a home, dont pay any rent, and raise their own food. The demand for grain is weak, of course, and subsequently the prices for wheat, oats and corn are kept down. But still the farmers can raise chickens, ducks, etc, also pigs and calves for sale, so that they can buy groceries, clothes and other necessities of life.

    The lot of the city dwellers is different. Some have become wealthy, some are faring comparatively well, some are working hard at low wages, and many are idle for lack of work. It is the latter class of people, that has a right to complain, and that deserves the assistance of the community in the struggle 2for their daily bread.

    Wherever you go and wherever you sit, you hear people talk about bad times. We seem to think that times never have been as bad as right now and just ...

    German
    I D 2 c, I H, I L
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- January 31, 1885
    Damrosch's Deutsche Opera (German Opera)

    The German Opera Company, which has played all through this winter in New York under Damrosch's directing genius with great success, will start its Chicago performances, February 23, at the Haverly Theater.

    The program for the whole season will consist of the following operas: Tannhauser, Lohengrin, Fidelio, Der Freiseh├╝tz, Hugenotten, The Prophet, Dan Juan, Wilhelm Tell, Rigoletto, Faust, and others. Special separate announcements will be made in this newspaper about every evening's performance.

    The German Opera Company, which has played all through this winter in New York under Damrosch's directing genius with great success, will start its Chicago performances, February 23, at the ...

    German
    II A 3 b
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- February 01, 1885
    Success of a Young Chicago Artist

    Miss Fannie Blumenfeld, born and reared in Chicago, received her musical education in our city. While still going to school she was recognized as a genius as a pianist. She soon started to travel, and was applauded everywhere for her perfect playing. At present, she is appearing with a Symphony Concert Troupe conducted by A. Gericke, at Boston (Mass.)

    According to the newspapers, which we are receiving regularly from the East, Miss Blumenfeld has developed into one of the most proficient pianists in this country.

    Miss Fannie Blumenfeld, born and reared in Chicago, received her musical education in our city. While still going to school she was recognized as a genius as a pianist. She ...

    German
    II A 3 b
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- February 08, 1885
    The German Aid Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft)

    The German Aid Society held a meeting last night, presided over by A. Thielepape. According to his report, $183.50 were paid to applicants for financial assistance and $14.40 were spent on meal tickets for needy persons during the past month. This assistance was given to thirty-seven families and twenty-two individuals. Clothing and shoes were provided for forty-four adults and sixteen children.

    The German Aid Society received during last month $53.00 in donations from generous German residents and $40.00 from the Swiss Aid Society.

    After Mr. S. Bucher explained the purpose of the Free Legal Advice Section of the German Aid Society, the meeting was adjourned.

    The German Aid Society held a meeting last night, presided over by A. Thielepape. According to his report, $183.50 were paid to applicants for financial assistance and $14.40 were spent ...

    German
    II D 10, II D 7
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- February 14, 1885
    The Alexian Hospital

    The Alexian Brothers have sent us their 18th annual report regarding the administration of the Alexian Hospital. According to this report, 1133 patients were admitted to the hospital during the last year. Out of this number, 362 persons paid in full, 71 paid part and 780 patients were treated free of all charges.

    The newly selected members of the administration board are: Brother J. Minkenberg, President, Brother A. Sehyns, Vice President, Brother A. Dold, Secretary, Brother Ph. Kramer, Treasurer, Brother J. Schiffer, Rector, who are all living in the Fraternity Section of the hospital.

    The Alexian Hospital is financially in good shape, and is enjoying a growing popularity with German residents of Chicago.

    The Alexian Brothers have sent us their 18th annual report regarding the administration of the Alexian Hospital. According to this report, 1133 patients were admitted to the hospital during the ...

    German
    II D 3
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- February 17, 1885
    Leopold Damrosch

    Hardly arrived at the height of his marvelous, artistic career, Leopold Damrosch has been taken away from his family and from all Germans in America by a sudden death. The sad news, flashed to all parts of the United States, struck everywhere like a thunderbolt.

    The grief, caused by his death, can be lessened only by the comfort to know that his last days and weeks on earth have been filled with friendly impressions of life, - and that these impressions were not disturbed by any presentiments of fate.

    The report of his death came like a crushing blow to those, who not alone know him as a talented artist but also as a friendly, tender-feeling, broad-minded, sympathetic character.

    Will the deceased be survived by his great work - which has been to build a 2home for German music on American soil?? Will he have a successor, who, by a combination of a profound musical knowledge and an amiable, noble character, can hold together the great enterprise?? For the moment, the program, worked out by Leopold Damrosch, is safeguarded in all its details and arrangements. The continuance of anything, created by Leopold Damrosch, would be the most expressive monument to the memory of his genius.

    Hardly arrived at the height of his marvelous, artistic career, Leopold Damrosch has been taken away from his family and from all Germans in America by a sudden death. The ...

    German
    II A 3 b, IV
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- February 18, 1885
    The German Opera

    Mr. Davis, manager of the Columbia Theatre, is advising us that all performances, as scheduled by the original season plan, will not be interrupted or interfered with by the sudden death of Leopold Damrosch. Mr. Walter Damrosch, son of the late orchestra leader, will keep up the work of his father and carry out all details of the program, as laid out by the dead leader for the Opera Company. Tickets can be bought in advance, as advertised in special announcements of the Staats-Zeitung.

    Mr. Davis, manager of the Columbia Theatre, is advising us that all performances, as scheduled by the original season plan, will not be interrupted or interfered with by the sudden ...

    German
    II A 3 b, IV
  • The Occident -- February 20, 1885
    His Last Trump

    Our Jewish reformed congregations of Chicago, with their progressive Rabbis, will now have to look to their honors. The Jewish pontiff of Cincinnati, (I. M. Wise), has invented a new coup d' etat. He has transferred his Cincinnati Israelite into a Chicago edition.

    Our Jewish reformed congregations of Chicago, with their progressive Rabbis, will now have to look to their honors. The Jewish pontiff of Cincinnati, (I. M. Wise), has invented a new ...

    Jewish
    II B 2 d 1
  • Svornost -- March 02, 1885
    The Bohemian Benedictine Friars

    Archbishop Feehan has transformed the Bohemian church of St. Prokop, at the corner of Eighteenth and Allport streets, into a monastery of the order of the Benedictine friars. Abbot Wimmer of St. Vincent, Pennsylvania, has named Father Nepomuk Jaeger as prior of the convent and two other friars as his assistants. The present parson, Vilem Coka, will take care of the precious lambs in the western part of the country. The parish of St. Prokop thus has the first convent of Benedictine friars in the United States, and we Bohemians may congratulate ourselves. Our Pilsen district will have one more ornament and a new joy.

    Archbishop Feehan has transformed the Bohemian church of St. Prokop, at the corner of Eighteenth and Allport streets, into a monastery of the order of the Benedictine friars. Abbot Wimmer ...

    Bohemian
    III C
  • Svenska Tribunen -- March 04, 1885
    Dedicated Church.

    The new Swedish Lutheran Salem Church on Portland Ave., between 28th and 29th Sts.,was solemnly dedicated last Sunday afternoon by Professors T.N. Hasselguist and O. Olsson. The choir, under the direction of Miss Selma Wretberg, sang. The erection of the building cost around $22,000. There are seats for 1,500 persons. The interior is beautiful. The altar picture (The Crucifixion) won general admiration. The pastor is the Rev. C.B.L.Boman. The church was packed to the doors on the occasion.

    The new Swedish Lutheran Salem Church on Portland Ave., between 28th and 29th Sts.,was solemnly dedicated last Sunday afternoon by Professors T.N. Hasselguist and O. Olsson. The choir, under the ...

    Swedish
    III C