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The Archives of the Croatian Ethnic Institute are maintained in the central office, located at 4851 S. Drexel Blvd. They have become the largest repository of personal papers, manuscripts, and correspondence of many noteworthy personalities of Croatian descent in the U.S. and Canada.

The Archives also contain collections of records of Croatian parishes in the US and Canada, census and annual reports; documents and records of cultural, fraternal, and political organizations, sports clubs, musical societies (e.g. Tamburitza), travel agencies and businesses.

This is an excellent resource for individuals interested in Croatian immigration patterns, community development, cultural and family history, and Croatian networks within and outside of North America. Although staff is limited at the Institute, CEI welcomes specialists, undergraduate and graduate students, and scholars to use these primary resources in their research.


Arhiv HEI-a je danas svakako najveća pismohrana izvan Hrvatske u kojoj se čuvaju osobni papiri, korespondencija i rukopisi poznatih Hrvata u Americi i Kanadi ili podaci i dokumenti o njima.

Tu je i bogata zbirka izvornih dokumenata, zapisnika, imenika, izvještaja i spome-knjiga hrvatskih župa, bratskih i dobrotvornih udruga, političkih organizacija, športskih društava, glazbenih i pjevačkih sastava i poslovnih tvrtki.


CEI often helps students in preparing papers, providing them with adequate sources and instructions. If you are interested in accessing the CEI Archives for your research, or would like to know more about the collection, please contact:

Stipe Renic, Director
Croatian Ethnic Institute
4851 S. Drexel Blvd.
Chicago IL 60615

Tel. 773 536 0552;  Fax 773 536 2094
E-mail: stiperenic@yahoo.com