Papers of Ladislav Krizek
Papers of Ladislav Krizek, 3 linear feet, ca. 1917-1930s.
Ladislav Krizek was among about 400 Czech Americans from Cleveland who volunteered to join the Czechoslovak Legion in France during World War I. After his return to the United States, he served as president of the Czechoslovak Legionnaires Abroad and was otherwise involved in Czech American life, both in Cleveland (including Sokol Cleveland) and on the national level.
Post card from Krizek collection. English translation of caption in Czech: "Departure of American Czechs from Cleveland to join the Czechoslovak Army in France, Nov. 25, 1917."
Collection contains materials documenting Mr. Krizek's experiences with the Czecho- slovak Legion in France, his postwar correspondence with Czech American organizations and their leaders, photographs, news clippings, and post cards.
The collection was donated to the IHRC by Ladislav Krizek's children, Patricia Krizek De Voe, Rockville, MD; Eugene Krizek, Lorton, VA; and Donald Krizek, Silver Spring, MD. Asst. Curator Daniel Necas picked up the collection in Rockville, MD.