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  • Collection: Legion of Young Polish Women

Aurelia Pucinski - Critical Leadership.mp3
In an interview conducted on July 24, 2014, Aurelia Pucinski, Justice, Illinois Appellate Court, 1st District, discusses the critical leadership the Legion of Young Polish Women provides for the Polish community in Chicago and throughout the United…

Aurelia Pucinski - Proverb.mp3
In an interview conducted on July 24, 2014 Aurelia Pucinski, Justice, Illinois Appellate Court, 1st District, discusses the Legion of Young Polish Women with relation to the Polish Proverb "The Strength of a Nation is in the Ideals of her Women."

Maria Ciesla - Post-war Donations.mp3
Maria Ciesla, a member of the Legion since the 1960s and President from 1988-1989, discusses the expansion of the Legion's donation efforts after WWII.

Kathy Lesny - Being a Debutante.mp3
In an interview conducted on July 24, 2014 Kathy Lesny, a debutante presented at the 2006 White and Red Ball, speaks about her debutante experience.

Alexandra Ciesla Cornwell - Debutante Legacy.mp3
Alexandra Ciesla Cornwell, a debutante presented at the 1998 White & Red Ball, talks about what it being a debutante means in her family.

Emily Rafalik - LMP Legitimizing Polish Heritage.mp3
In this interview, Emily Rafalik, a debutante at the 2014 White and Red Ball, discusses what it meant to her to be a debutante and to be a member of the Legion of Young Polish Women.

Conrad Miczko - Founding of LMP.mp3
In an interview conducted on July 24, 2014 Conrad Miczko, the son of long-time Legion member Eugenia Miczko, discusses the events surrounding the founding of the Legion of Young Polish Women in 1939.

Barbara Ciepiela - Receiving Aid During WWII.mp3
Born in Poland, Barbara Poniatowska-Ciepiela and her mother were forced to live in an army family camps in North Africa while her father fought for the freedom of his country. While in the army camp, Barbara received an aid package from the Legion of…

Part of an interview with Wanda Kass recorded on May 6, 1988.

Regina Jakubowski on LMP - October 12, 1988 - edited.mov
Maria Chudzinski, 1987-1988 president of the Legion, asks Regina Jakubowski why she thinks the Legion is so important to its members and the greater Polish community.
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