After the meeting, a calligraphic lithograph of the agreement was signed. On September 9, 2007, the item was donated to the John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. [1] Other copies are archived elsewhere in the world. Although no Czechs participated in the Slovak meeting with Masaryk, who developed the text of the agreement, and the CSNCA meeting voted on this, the two groups designated as inclusion of the agreement were the Slovak League (the umbrella organization of the Slovaks and Americans) and the Czech National Alliance. Masaryk was not officially a member of both. It also contains the provision that Slovakia should have its own justice, which was not in the text of the agreement, which was contained in the minutes of the Pittsburgh meeting. “I knew the agreement myself,” said Schompert, whose grandmother was a Slovak immigrant to western Pennsylvania. “But I never knew why here in Pittsburgh.” The importance of the agreement took on a personal life, signatures on post-facto lithography were also collected by activists who did not attend the meeting, but not by all the participants who were (see the left sidebar). The Pittsburgh Agreement was an agreement reached on May 31, 1918 between members of the Czech and Slovak expatriate communities in the United States of America. It was named after the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where the agreement was reached. The agreement immascried the signatories` intention to create an independent Czechoslovakia.

[1] This was done on October 18, 1918, when the main author of the agreement, Tome Garrigue Masaryk, declared Czechoslovakia`s independence. Masaryk was elected the first president of Czechoslovakia in November 1918. The minutes list the names of the participants in the CSNCA meeting and do not mention any derogatory vote on the agreement. However, there was no indication that the participants signed a document in addition to the vote recorded on that occasion and at least one participant later recalled that no documents had been signed at the time. Aside from the brief vote, the one-day meeting of the Pittsburgh CSNCA spent its time dealing with other topics. Or maybe it`s the deliberate decision of the Slovak League. The entry of the great Slovak-American celebrations in Pittsburgh could have been seen as a symbolic link between the agreement of the activists and the will of the people. More than two dozen Czech and Slovak delegates signed the agreement in the fair order of the time of the construction of Moose Downtown. Soon after, the United States and its allies recognized Czechoslovakia as a sovereign nation. Votruba said that the Slovak and Czech peoples were great supporters of the Allies, despite their historical focus on the nations that included the central powers.

Milan Getting was a Slovak journalist and politician, then a diplomat.