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George W. Sosnowski collection

 Collection — Folder: S2352
Identifier: S2352

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photocopies of correspondence sent to Geoge W. Sosnowski of Gary, Indiana from January to March 1932 by U.S. Senators Henrik Shipstead, James E. Watson, Robert Bulkley, J. Hamilton Lewis, Arthur R. Robinson, Royce S. Copeland, and James J. Davis and Congressmen Louis T. McFadden, John N. Garner, and John E. Rankin in response to the plan Sosnowski sent them for domestic prosperity and improvement of economic and banking conditions through the establishment of a banking risk insurance policy and the construction of super highways; a copy of Sosnowski’s domestic prosperity plan that he published in January 1932; and a photocopy of “Gary Man Works Out Plan to Bring Back Good Times,” an article about the properity plan published in the February 17, 1932 Gary Post-Tribune.

This collection also includes photocopies of a May 3, 1932 clipping of Sosnowski’s advertisement for his candidacy for Congress; a February 3, 1933 letter he wrote to President Roosevelt; a response signed by Roosevelt dated February 28, 1933; a November 28, 1933 response letter signed by the president’s secretary, Louis McHenry Howe; two letters dated March 19, 1934 and written by Sosnowski and Cora M. Laughlin, manager of the Lincoln Inn of Loogootee, Indiana, to report the lack of proper food for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) workers; and a copy of “Tells Needs for Hospital in Glen Park,” a February 2, 1940 article about the Glen Park Civic Club of which Mr. Sosnowski was serving as president.


  • 1932-1940


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

George W. Sosnowski was born April 1, 1893 in Poland and was the son of Stanley and Roselee (Michalczyk) Sosnowski. He immigrated to Gary, Indiana in 1912 and became a civil engineer and land surveyor. Sosnowski married Angeline Bogdanowicz on October 12, 1941 and they had two sons. He and his family later moved to Chesterton, Indiana and they owned and operated the Venus Motel until the mid-1960s. Sosnowski was a World War I veteran and passed away at the age of 88 on May 31, 1981.


Information found within collection. "George W. Sosnowski." Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed May 31, 2022. "George Sosnowski Dies Sunday." Chesterton Tribune (IN), June 1, 1981.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. George Sosnowski on 1966/06/21.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/06/01 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/06/01 by Laura Eliason.
George W. Sosnowski collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.