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Francis Kun Collection

Identifier: MsC0284

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Scope and Contents

Kun wrote many sermons, and these make up the bulk of this collection. They are handwritten texts, all in Czech, the only exceptions being two exercises handwritten in Hebrew characters with English translations of the characters. There are three hardbound books. The other texts are mostly sewn into little booklets. They range in date from 1835 to 1899. The processor has added a biographical sketch of Kun from Koreny, the Journal of the Czech and Slovak American Genealogical Society of Illinois.

Minister of the Czech-Moravian Brethren Church newar Ely, Iowa, from 1860 until his death. The sermons are all in the Czech language.


  • Creation: 1835-1899


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This collection is open for research.

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1.75 Linear Feet

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Minister of the Czech-Moravian Brethren Church near Ely, Iowa.

Method of Acquisition

These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Norman Zahradnik in 1973. Guide posted to Internet: November 2005. Gift of the First Presbyterian Church, Ely, Iowa, 1973.

Related Materials

Main Library BX8566 K8 Verny Sluzebnik. (In Czech.) (Translation of title: The Faithful Servant: A Biography and Selected Sermons).

Main Library BX8574 K8 Postilla. (In Czech.) (Translation of title: The Light of Life: A Homily, Sermons for all of the Lord's Days and Annual Holidays Through the Entire Church Year, With the Appropriate Prayers.)

Jacque Roethler, November 2005
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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