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William J. and Helen (Barta) Koupal Family Collection

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2010-050

Content Description

The collection consists of family materials compiled and collected by William J. and Helen (Barta) Koupal of the Koupal and Barta families of South Dakota. Major items in the collection include: Letters to W.J. and Helen Koupal from their sons Eugene, Dan, and Bill; Helen’s daily journals kept from 1970-1989; approximately 250 family photographs; two photo albums; along with Koupal and Barta family history materials.

Acquisition Type

Gift

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • ca. 1940s to 1980s

Creator

Extent

4.5 Cubic Feet

Inventory

5587A Folder 1: Letters from Eugene Koupal to W.J. and Helen Koupal, May-October 1945 Folder 2: Letters from Eugene Koupal to W.J. and Helen Koupal, November-December 1945 Folder 3: Letters from Eugene Koupal to W.J. and Helen Koupal, January-April 1946 Folder 4: Letters from Eugene Koupal to W.J. and Helen Koupal, May-December 1946 Folder 5: Miscellaneous Letters to W.J. and Helen Koupal, 1946 Folder 6: Letters from Eugene Koupal to W.J. and Helen Koupal, 1947 Folder 7: Letters from Eugene Koupal to W.J. and Helen Koupal, 1950 Folder 8: Letters from Eugene Koupal to W.J. and Helen Koupal, 1951-1967 [Bulk 1951] Folder 9: Eugene Koupal military items Folder 10: Postcards from Eugene Koupal to W.J. and Helen Koupal Folder 11: Miscellaneous Papers, Graduation Announcements 5587B Folder 1: Letters from Dan Koupal to W.J. and Helen Koupal, 1953 Folder 2: Letters from Dan Koupal to W.J. and Helen Koupal, 1954 Folder 3: Letters from Dan Koupal to W.J. and Helen Koupal, Miscellaneous Folder 4: Letters from Bill Koupal to W.J. and Helen Koupal, 1960-1962 [Bulk 1962] Folder 5: Letters from Bill Koupal to W.J. and Helen Koupal, 1963 Folder 6: Letters from Bill Koupal to W.J. and Helen Koupal, 1964 Folder 7: Letters from Bill Koupal to W.J. and Helen Koupal, 1965-1967 Folder 8: Cards and Postcards from Bill Koupal to W.J. and Helen Koupal 5588A Folder 1: Report Cards: Dan and Eugene Koupal – Lesterville, SD Folder 2: W.J. Koupal, Souvenir School Booklet, Bon Homme County, 1916 Folder 3: Catholic magazine 1968-owned by Mary Koupal (Czech) Folder 4: W.J. and Helen Koupal, received Foreign Mail Folder 5: 50th Anniversary (Golden) Guest Book 1976 Folder 6: Kalendar Vincentina, 1948 (Czech) Folder 7: Children's book 1934, Gene and Dan Koupal 5588B Journals: Helen Koupal's daily journals from 1970 – 1989 eight booklets, three duplicate booklets. Years 1972-1973 missing. 5589A Historic Family Photos: approximately 250 family photos dating from 1898-1950 5589B Historic Family Photos: approximately 250 family photos dating from 1898-1950 5589C Koupal Family History Typed copy of Koupal Family Tree Support documents and correspondence related to compiling the Koupal family tree Koupal family history presentation made at Koupal reunion in 1984 WJ Koupal's autobiography compiled by Helen Koupal - three volumes Photocopies of pictures of 1st home of WJ and Helen Koupal in 1921 (2004 pictures) Koupal family legal and business documents 5589D Barta Family History Hand written family history Barta legal and business documents Newspaper clippings saved by Helen Koupal Family cards and letters saved by Helen Koupal 3749D Oral history-two tapes of conversations with Helen Koupal on her family history FB 418 Two prayer books in Czech 1st communion prayer book-WJ Koupal W.J. Koupal and Helen Barta Marriage Recognition Certificate, June 21, 1926 FB 577 Scrapbook with photos-covers W.J. and Helen's trip to Czechoslovakia in 1973 Diary of Helen’s on trip to Czechoslovakia, 1973 Wedding Art work-commemorating W.J. and Helen Koupal's wedding on June 21, 1926 FB 655 Photo Album: Family photos 1950-1995. Photo Album: W.J. and Helen Koupal, 50th Wedding Anniversary, 1976 MD 293 7 foot schematic of Koupal family tree