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Catalog Number 1998:43
Collection Spudich Collection
Object Name Papers, personal
Title Spudich Family Papers
Scope & Content This collection consists of numerous photographs, books, certificates, prayer cards, and other miscellaneous papers pertaining to the Spudich Family.

The photographs, books and artifacts are catalogued separately.
Physical characteristics
Admin/Biographical History The Spudich family is a Croatian immigrant family that arrived in the United States in the early 1900's. Nicholas and Barbara had six children, five boys and 1 girl with the earliest being born in the 1910's. They were a very devout Catholic family as demonstrated by the Bibles, religious books and prayer cards that are a part of this collection. Nicholas was employed by the American Steel Foundries and was a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union as was his son, Marcus. The Spudich family resided in Lawrenceville, a neighborhood section of the city of Pittsburgh, PA and are an excellent example of an ethnic working class family in the suburbs during the first half of the 20th century.
Dates of Creation c. 1910 - 1965