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Czech Folklore in Texas

Description: Thesis written by Olga Pazdral, as part of her degree requirements for her Master of Arts from the University of Texas. The thesis is broken into seven chapters: Introduction, Czech Songs in Texas, Czech Fairy Folk in Texas, Czech Proverbs in Texas, Czech Child Life in Texas, Czech Tales in Texas, and Czech Beliefs and Customs in Texas.
Date: August 1942
Creator: Pazdral, Olga
Partner: Czech Ex-Students Association of Texas

[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

[Emil Walenta]

Description: Photograph (copy) of "Emil Walenta who served his new homeland in World War I" (as typed on back). Young man dressed in military pants and jacket, black knee boots, and hat. Portrait is full length. Background is a painted floral with designed trim. Scanned image is of copy.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Czech children]

Description: Photograph copy of "Czech children" as identified in type on back of photograph. Three children are not identified by name. Left of photo is a young boy wearing a striped short pant set with print tie around the large sailor-type collar. In center, young girl with long dark hair is seated on the arm of a large wicker chair. She is wearing a white dress with white bow on top of her heard. Boy on right is wearing dark short pants and jacket with white shirt and tied scarf. Scanned image is of copy.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Czech Wedding dress]

Description: Photograph (copy) of "Czech Wedding dress" as type written on back of photo. The groom is holding the bride's right hand in his right hand. Man is wearing a dark stripe three piece suit with boots. He has a white shirt and tie, gloves, and a flowers tied with ribbon on his lapel. Bride is wearing a long white dress with high lace neck and layer of lace that drapes around shoulders. Sleeves have gathered lace extending from elbow to wrist. She is wearing gloves and a headdress that puffs on top of her head and has tulle that hangs down her back and past her knees. Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Czech girl in confirmation dress]

Description: Photograph (copy) of "Czech girl in confirmation dress" as type-written on back of photo.Young girl is wearing a white dress with long sleeves and below the knee length. She has a heavy chained necklace around her neck and a bracelet on her left wrist. She is wearing a white headdress around the crown of her head. She has her right elbow propped on a large ornate wooden chair. Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Table and linen in Czech household]

Description: Photographed copy of (as typed on back) a "typical table and linen in Czech household - unidentified person". Woman with black hair, wearing a black dress, black shoes and stockings, white belt, white pearls, and brooch at center neckline is sitting in a wooden rocking chair. On her right is a wooden table covered with an intricately designed linen table cloth. A potted fern is on top of table. Large tree in background, right. Field in background. Scanned image is of copy.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum