A HISTORY OF POLISH-AMERICANS IN PITTSFIELD, MASS., 1862-1945
by Florence Waszkelewicz Clowes
Palmetto Press, Vero Beach 2004
152 pp., 5.5” x 8.25”, photographs, pb.
This is the first ethnic history of the Polish community in Pittsfield Massachusetts, with a listing of the people who
originally settled there. Using church records, organization brochures and oral histories the author has compiled a valued history. In the nineteenth and twentieth century Polish immigrants came to
Pittsfield seeking work in the woolen mills. They created social, religious, and business organizations, which encouraged others to join them. The north end of Pittsfield is well populated with the