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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Scrapbook of D. Popovich -- May 13, 1929
    "Noble Souls,"

    The suffering immigrant should be pronounced a saint.

    Our immigrant cannot stand the cry of his poor relatives in the old country; he is carrying a heavy load in supporting his family, and yet he always finds something to contribute to our numerous organizations. It seems that everybody is eager to exploit his hospitality and his open heart.

    Our immigrant, despite all his hardships, still manages to be a real Christian and support his church. But too much is too much. Before the war we had three priests in America, and now, after the war, we have forty-three. Our church leaders in Belgrade watch carefully that our souls shall be saved, and they export more and more priests. They do not send us writers, professors, teachers, doctors,--in other words, the intellectuals of whom we are so sorely in need. They send only soul-savers, and we are supposed to thank them for this favor.

    Father Zika says, "Watch your soul, for if you lose your soul, you lose everything."

    Socialists and communists say: "Workers work six days a week and rest on 2the seventh day. Priests work only one day a week and rest six days. The rich do not work at all but rest on all seven days of the week."

    This is a free country. Let every man think and live in his own way.

    The suffering immigrant should be pronounced a saint. Our immigrant cannot stand the cry of his poor relatives in the old country; he is carrying a heavy load in supporting ...

    Serbian
    III C, I B 3 c, III G, III H, I E