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[Czech-Moravian Beseda Dancers Performing]

Description: Photograph of the Czech-Moravian Beseda Dancers from SPJST Lodge 84 of Dallas, Texas, performing at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. Representing Czechfest, the young dancers are performing on a small stage and are wearing what appear to be traditional Czech garments. The dancers have partnered off; each set of partners are holding hands. Festival participants are visible in the background.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Czech-Moravian Beseda Dancers Performing]

Description: Photograph of the Czech-Moravian Beseda Dancers from SPJST Lodge 84 of Dallas, Texas, performing at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. Representing Czechfest, the young dancers are performing on a small stage and are wearing what appear to be traditional Czech garments. The dancers have formed two lines and are facing each other; the dancers are holding hands with the person beside them.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Photograph of Catholic KJT, SPJST Group]

Description: Photograph of the Catholic KJT (Katolicka Jednota Texaska, or Catholic Union of Texas), SPJST (Slovanska Podporujici Jednota Statu Texas, or Slavonic Benevolent Order of the State of Texas) group gathering. The photograph was taken at Old Herman Sons Hall in Hallettsville, Texas.
Date: July 1909
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Historic plaque, Birthplace of the SPJST

Description: Photograph of a historic plaque detailing the birth of the SPJST. It reads: "On December 28, 1896, twenty-five Czech-Texans gathered in the district courtroom of this courthouse to establish a new fraternal benefit insurance society, the Slovanska Podporujici Jednota Statu Texas, more commonly known as the SPJST. The SPJST held its first convention in the same room on June 20, 1897. I. J. Gallia served as the society's first president and J. R. Kubena was the first secretary. The SPJST officially began its business in Texas on July 1, 1897. SPJST headquarters now is located in Temple. (1983)"
Date: October 7, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries