Contributions sought for Encyclopedia of Modern East Europe: 1815-1989
Professor Richard Frucht of Northwestern Missouri State University seeks potential contributors to this promising encyclopedia, to be published by Garland Publishing, Inc. Interested academic scholars are urged to contact Professor Frucht at the Department of History, Colden 306, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO 64468. Fax: 816-562-1900.
Polish Americans receive ethnic parish in Houston On 30 September 1994, the Most Rev. Joseph Fiorenza, Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston, elevated to the status of a nonterritorial ethnic parish the former Polish Catholic Pastoral Mission in Houston (1731 Blalock Drive, Houston, Texas, tel. 713-827-9279, or 713-973-1081). Pastor: Rev. Jerzy Frydrych. The change of status reaffirms the growing presence of Polish Americans in the Church and in Texas.
The Krakow bi-monthly Arka, perhaps the most important cultural publication in Poland, is no more. The Editorial Board headed by Andrzej Nowak has resigned, and a new and significantly different Editorial Board took over the periodical. We regret that this periodical, whose editorial line goes back to the tradition of the Krakow historians of the nineteenth century, has collapsed for financial reasons. We are told that the Arka tradition will be continued by a new publishing house, ARCANA.