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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Milan Gavrilović papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1938-1979
    Collection number: 76072
    Creator: Gavrilović, Milan, 1882-1976
    Extent: 66 microfilm reels (9.9 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, memoranda, reports, notes, printed matter, and photographs, relating to Yugoslav politics and government, relations between Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia during World War II, the Yugoslav government-in-exile, Draza Mihailovic and the Cetnik resistance movement in occupied Yugoslavia, and the activities of Serbian émigré groups following World War II. Also available on microfilm (66 reels).
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: Croatian, and English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Reels 3-6 (Boxes 3-5) closed.
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    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Milan Gavrilović Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1976.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Alternative Forms of Material Available

    Also available on microfilm (66 reels).

    Biographical Note

    1882 December 6 Born, Belgrade, Serbia
      Receives elementary and secondary education in Eastern Serbia
    1901 Enters Law School, University of Belgrade. Founds and edits the student paper Oslobodjenje. Works as a reporter for Dnevni List, a Belgrade daily
    1902 Suspended for a year from the University for refusing to attend classes as a political protest
    1905 During Easter vacation joins the chetniks to fight for the liberation of southern parts of Serbia. Wounded in the Battle of Čelopek
    1906 Graduates from Law School, University of Belgrade
    1907 Enters Law School, University of Paris
    1911 Receives Doctorate of Law degree (Doctorat d'Etat), University of Paris. His dissertation ("L'état et le droit") was awarded French state prize. Joins Political Section, Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    1912 Takes unofficial leave from the Ministry to fight in the Balkan War as a chetnik
    1913-1916 Secretary to the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikola Pašić
    1914 Married Jelena Cincar-Janković
    1916-1923 Serves in London (1916), Athens (1918), Berlin (1922), and Rome (1923), resigning from the service with the rank of Counselor
    1920 Joins the newly founded Agrarian Party and is elected member of its Executive Committee
    1921-38 Vice President, Serbian Agrarian Party
    1923 Publishes a monograph, A Political and Economic Democracy, which is adopted as the platform of the Serbian Agrarian Party
    1923-1930 Editor-in-Chief, Politika (Belgrade)
    1930 Because of pressures on Politika exerted by the personal regime of King Aleksandar, is forced to leave the paper
    1936-1937 Plays major part in negotiating an agreement between Croat leader Dr. Maček and Serbian opposition parties
    1938-1976 President, Serbian Agrarian Party
    1940-1941 Royal Envoy of Yugoslavia to the Soviet Union
    1941 Minister (without portfolio) in the General Simović Government
    1942-1943 Minister of Justice in the Yugoslav Government in Exile, London
    1950 Settles in the United States
      President of the Serbian National Federation and the Serbian National Defense. Executive member of the International Peasant Union. Publishes many articles on Communism in English and Serbian, two of which are entered into the Congressional Record ("What Now?" House, 1956, pp. A1741-2; "Street Mobs and Soviet Foreign Policy," Senate, 1960, pp. 15421-2). Resigns from all official positions after his eightieth birthday in 1962, but remains active until shortly before his death, writing monographs and articles and maintaining a voluminous correspondence
    1976 January 1 Dies, Bethesda, Maryland, and is buried in the Serbian Orthodox Monastery of Saint Sava in Libertyville near Chicago, Illinois

    Scope and Content Note

    Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, memoranda, reports, notes, printed matter, and photographs, relating to Yugoslav politics and government, relations between Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia during World War II, the Yugoslav government-in-exile, Draza Mihailovic and the Cetnik resistance movement in occupied Yugoslavia, and the activities of Serbian émigré groups following World War II. Also available on microfilm (66 reels).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    World War, 1939-1945.
    World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements.
    World War, 1939-1945--Yugoslavia.
    Serbs in foreign countries.
    Soviet Union.
    Russia (Federation)
    Soviet Union--Foreign relations--Yugoslavia.
    Yugoslavia.
    Yugoslavia--Foreign relations--Soviet Union.
    Yugoslavia--History--Axis occupation, 1941-1945.
    Yugoslavia--Politics and government.
    World War, 1939-1945--Diplomatic history.
    Mihailovic, Draza, 1893-1946.

    Occupations

    Statesmen--Yugoslavia.
    Diplomats--Yugoslavia.