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About Dziennik Narodowy (Chicago, Ill.) 1899-1923

Nearly forgotten today, Dziennik Narodowy (“National Daily News”) was considered one of the most important newspapers of the Polish community in Chicago. Established on December 4, 1898, by members of the Polish Nationalist Party, Dziennik Narodowy remained crucial to the political education of Polish Americans until its demise in September 1923. After one year with the paper, Dziennik Narodowy’s first editor, John J. Chrzanowski, resigned in favor of Michal Sadowski, who remained editor until April 1900. From October 11, 1899 to December 1899 during Sadowski’s administration,the printing of Dziennik Narodowy ceased. In later years, F.H. Jablonski, Frank Wolowski, K. Barski, Filip Ksycki, and M.S. Dunin served as editors.

Under the editorship of Frank Wolowski, Dziennik Narodowy printed a special page of Glos Polek (The Voice of Polish Women), the official organ for the Polish Women’s Alliance of America. As editor of both Dziennik Narodowy and Glos Polek, Wolowski helped sustain Glos Polek, of which his wife Lucja Wolowska was an officer, during a period of financial stress. From 1903 to 1910, Dziennik Narodowy featured a special edition of Glos Polek. Since 1910, Glos Polek has continued as a weekly and, since 1994, a monthly publication, maintaining its goal to sustain the voices of the Polish-American women.

Largely devoted to cultural and literary matters, Dziennik Narodowy became a semi-official organ of the Polish-American relief organization, the National Department (Wydzial Narodowy), which was active during World War I. Dziennik Narodowy’s main rival, was the Chicago newspaper Dziennik Zwiazkowy (Alliance Daily News). Established in 1908, it too was associated with the National Department. Because of its affiliation with the Polish Nationalist Party, Dziennik Narodowy adopted a more secular position, contesting the influence of the Catholic Church within the Polish community in the Midwest. Its adversarial stance set Dziennik Narodowy apart from other immigrant newspapers. On June 9, 1897, before Dziennik Narodowy began publication, another Polish-language newspaper, Dziennik Chicagoski (Polish Daily News) warned that “Dziennik Narodowy [‘s]…sole purpose will be to ‘kill the parochial daily’ …and check the influence of the Polish Catholic press in America.”

Despite their political differences, Dziennik Narodowy was eventually absorbed by its rival.Today, Dziennik Zwiazkowy has become the longest running and only remaining Polish newspaper published in Chicago.

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About this Newspaper


  • Dziennik Narodowy (Chicago, Ill.) 1899-1923

Other Title

  • Polish national daily

Dates of Publication

  • 1899-1923

Created / Published

  • Chicago, Ill. : [publisher not identified], 1900-1923.


  • -  Polish people--United States--Newspapers
  • -  Polish Americans--Newspapers
  • -  United States--Newspapers
  • -  Polish Americans
  • -  Polish people
  • -  United States
  • -  United States--Illinois--Cook--Chicago


  • Newspapers


  • -  Daily (except Sunday)
  • -  Began in 1899; ceased in 1923.
  • -  Preservation microfilmed in cooperation with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library as part of the United States Newspaper Program; the years 1900-1918 (on 1 microfilm reel) are available for purchase from OCLC Preservation Service Centers. Also available on microfilm from Center for Research Libraries.
  • -  Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
  • -  In Polish.
  • -  Issued with Glos polek, <1903-1910>.
  • -  Description based on: Rok. 2, no. 120 (25 maj, 1900); title from caption.
  • -  Latest issue consulted: Rok 25, no. 221 (22 wrzes. 1923).
  • -  Dziennik związkowy 0742-6615 (DLC)sn 83045092 (OCoLC)9357895


  • volumes ; 17 x 22 cm

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Newspaper

Library of Congress Control Number

  • sn83045097

OCLC Number

  • 9699834

ISSN Number

  • 2576-8921

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Chicago citation style:

Dziennik Narodowy Chicago, Ill. -1923. (Chicago, IL), Jan. 1 1899.

APA citation style:

(1899, January 1) Dziennik Narodowy Chicago, Ill. -1923. Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Dziennik Narodowy Chicago, Ill. -1923. (Chicago, IL) 1 Jan. 1899. Retrieved from the Library of Congress,