Register of the Poland. Konsulat Generalny (Lille, France) Records

Prepared by Zbigniew L. Stanczyk
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Register of the Poland. Konsulat Generalny (Lille, France) Records

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Prepared by:
Zbigniew L. Stanczyk
Date Completed:
2000
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Poland. Konsulat Generalny (Lille, France) records,
Date (inclusive): 1926-1940
Collection number: 59029
Creator: Poland. Konsulat Generalny (Lille, France)
Collection Size: 11 manuscript boxes (4.4 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, dispatches, memoranda, financial records, passports and passport applications, and printed matter, relating to Franco-Polish relations, Polish citizens and consular affairs in France, and conditions in Poland and France during World War II. A digital copy of this entire collection is available at http://szukajwarchiwach.pl/800/40/0/-/ .
Language: Polish.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Poland. Konsulat Generalny (Lille, France) records, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired.

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 (13 reels).
Digital copy in Poland's National Digital Archive at http://szukajwarchiwach.pl/800/40/0/-/ . It was digitized from microfilm by the Polish State Archives.

Historical Note

Polish consulate general in Lille.

Scope and Content Note

History of the records:
The Consulate General in Lille opened in 1921, less than three years after Poland's proclamation of independence. It was located in the Nord-Pas de Calais region, an area with a large concentration of Polish immigrants. That population kept growing with the need of the local economy for unskilled labor and the inability of Poland, though it was experiencing its own industrial revival in the early twenties, to absorb its surplus of labor. During the inter-war period, it is estimated that 600,000 Poles immigrated to Northern France, 150,000 of whom from Germany's Rhein and Westphalia regions alone.
Neighboring countries such as Belgium, Denmark, and Germany had their own sizeable Polish colonies established since the turn of the century, but it was the French government that was most willing to regulate issues arising from the employment of foreigners, thanks in large measure to Poland's strong diplomatic presence in France. (The two countries signed a labor agreement in 1919.)
Indeed, before the outbreak of the Second World War, the Consulate was one of over thirty Polish posts established both in France and in its colonies. This unusually high number reflected the special relations between the two countries and the importance Poland attached to economic and political ties with Paris.
Initially, the work of the Consulate was limited almost exclusively to administrative and social matters, and its records relate mostly to the policies of the Polish Foreign Ministry toward Polish communities abroad. That emphasis changed in the second half of the 1930s, with the increase in international tensions, particularly with the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. Some of the politically active labor circles among Polish immigrants, especially the communists, showed sympathy for the republican side. There was also evidence of increasing Soviet propaganda activity. Those issues were of great concern to both the French and Polish sides, but there is very little in the collection on Franco-Polish relations.
After the German invasion of June 1940, the Consulate was evacuated and portions of the records were destroyed; what was left went to England, and remains the only surviving record. The Consulate resumed operations after France's liberation in 1944, but that period is not covered in these files.
Classification system:
These records were formerly part of the Polish Foreign Ministry collection, acquired by the Hoover Archives in 1959, and were accessioned in the early 1990s as a separate collection. Its classification system is the same as that of the Ministry, established in the 1930s and consisting of 900 index numbers, 200 of which were left blank, available to be used for additional topics, which is in fact what happened during the war.
Except for the Polish legation to the Czechoslovak government in London, all other legations, embassies, and consulates used that classification system, though of course not all of the 900 possible series are reflected in their records; those of the Consulate General in Lille, for instance, cover only eighty or so of them. Each diplomatic post was assigned a number, in this case series no. 593, entitled "Consulate General in Lille, France," which deals with the Consulate's budgetary and financial affairs.
For a complete listing of the numbers in that classification system, please consult the series list of the register to the "Poland. Ministerstwo Spraw Zagranicznych" records.
A microfilm copy of these materials has been deposited in the State Archives of Poland in Warsaw.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

France--Foreign relations--Poland.
Poles--France.
World War, 1939-1945--Poland.
World War, 1939-1945--France.
Poland.
France.
World War, 1939-1945.
Poland--Foreign relations--France.


Container List

Box/Folder 1 : 1

General. Series list compiled by the Consulate General in Lille, France

Box/Folder 1 : 2

SERIES NO. 2. MINISTRY'S INSTRUCTIONS. Instructions concerning contingency plans for 1940

 

SERIES NO. 3. POLITICAL REPORTS

Box/Folder 1 : 3

1934-1936

Box/Folder 1 : 4

1938

Box/Folder 1 : 5

1939

Box/Folder 1 : 6

SERIES NO. 14. COLONIAL POLICY, 1936

Box/Folder 1 : 7

SERIES NO. 21. FINANCES AND CREDITS, 1936-1938

Box/Folder 1 : 8

SERIES NO. 31. LABOR MARKET, 1934-1935.

Scope and Content Note

Leforest strikes
Box/Folder 1 : 9

SERIES NO. 32. JOB AVAILABILITY FOR FOREIGNERS, 1938

Box/Folder 1 : 10

SERIES NO. 49. POLITICAL RELATIONS WITH POLAND IN GENERAL, 1938-1939

 

SERIES NO. 50. PROPAGANDA IN SPECIFIC POLITICAL ISSUES

Box/Folder 1 : 11

1931 - Stahlheim meeting in Breslau

Box/Folder 1 : 12

1932 - Danzig.

Scope and Content Note

Memorandum to High Commissioner of League of Nations
Box/Folder 1 : 13

1935-1939

 

SERIES NO. 82. COMMERCIAL AND CUSTOM AGREEMENTS

Box/Folder 1 : 14

1934-1936

 

1937 - Commercial treaty

 

General

Box/Folder 1 : 15

General

Box/Folder 1 : 16

Transcript

Box/Folder 1 : 17

International Exposition in Paris

 

SERIES NO. 85. INSURANCE AND LABOR AGREEMENTS

Box/Folder 1 : 18

General

Box/Folder 1 : 19

1930

 

1932

Box/Folder 1 : 20

General

Box/Folder 1 : 21

Polish workers abroad

Box/Folder 1 : 22

1935.

Scope and Content Note

Zestawienie Tekstow Polsko-Francuskich Umow Emigracyjnych: Wedlug Stanu z dnia 1 stycznia 1935 r.
Box/Folder 1 : 23

1937-1939

 

SERIES NO. 153. INTELLECTUAL COOPERATION - Budzynski, Wladyslaw

 

1927

Box/Folder 1 : 24

General

Box/Folder 1 : 25

Clippings

Box/Folder 1 : 26

1928-1929

Box/Folder 1 : 27

1933-1934

Box/Folder 1 : 28

1937-1939

Box 2

SERIES NO. 193. ACADEMIC YOUTH

Box/Folder 2 : 1

1931

Box/Folder 2 : 2

1932

Box/Folder 2 : 3

1933

Box/Folder 2 : 4

1934-1935

Box/Folder 2 : 5

1936-1937

Box/Folder 2 : 6

1938-1939

Box/Folder 2 : 7

SERIES NO. 206. GUARANTEES OF CONFIDENTIALITY AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FOREIGN ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES, 1936-1937

 

SERIES NO. 263. MINORITIES IN OTHER COUNTRIES

Box/Folder 2 : 8

1931-1938

Box/Folder 2 : 9

1933 - Jewish minority in Germany

Box/Folder 2 : 10

SERIES NO. 272. EMIGRATION TRENDS, 1934-1939

Box/Folder 2 : 11

SERIES NO. 276. CULTURAL AFFAIRS OF THE ÉMIGRÉS, 1932-1937

Box/Folder 2 : 12

SERIES NO. 277. POLISH YOUTH STUDYING ABROAD, 1935

Box/Folder 2 : 13

SERIES NO. 278. POLISH SETTLEMENTS ABROAD, 1933-1938

 

SERIES NO. 288. TRANSPORTATION OF EMIGRANTS, 1939

Box/Folder 2 : 14

Group transports - Women

Box/Folder 2 : 15

Individuals

Box/Folder 2 : 16

SERIES NO. 289. COMPETENCE OF EMIGRATION ADVISOR, 1934

 

SERIES NO. 298. POLISH SCHOOL SYSTEM ABROAD. ORGANIZATION AND PERSONNEL

Box/Folder 2 : 17

1924-1940

Box/Folder 2 : 18

1933-1936 - Statistics on schools

 

1938

Box/Folder 2 : 19

General

Box/Folder 2 : 20

List of teachers

Box/Folder 2 : 21

1938-1940 - School attendance

Box/Folder 2 : 22

1939

 

1940

 

General

Box/Folder 2 : 23

January-February

Box/Folder 2 : 24

March - Evacuation of children

Box/Folder 2 : 25

March-May

Box/Folder 2 : 26

List of teachers

Box/Folder 2 : 27

SERIES NO. 307. SOCIAL WELFARE FOR EMIGRANTS, 1937

Box/Folder 2 : 28

SERIES NO. 308. WORK SEARCH AGENCIES FOR EMIGRANTS, 1940

Box/Folder 2 : 29

SERIES NO. 310. ORGANIZATION OF ÉMIGRÉ MOVEMENTS, 1938-1939

Box/Folder 3 : 1

SERIES NO. 311. POLISH YOUTH FROM ABROAD IN POLAND, 1938-1939

Box/Folder 3 : 2

SERIES NO. 313. NATURALIZATION, 1933-1936

 

SERIES NO. 314. REEMIGRATION

Box/Folder 3 : 3

1932-1933 - Escorting

Box/Folder 3 : 4

1935 - Transport

Box/Folder 3 : 5

1935-1939 - Repatriation

 

SERIES NO. 315. INFORMATION ON EMIGRATION MATTERS

 

General

Box/Folder 3 : 6

1927

Box/Folder 3 : 7

1932

Box/Folder 3 : 8

1932-1938

 

Situation report

Box/Folder 3 : 9

1933

Box/Folder 3 : 10

1934-1936

 

SERIES NO. 416. MEDALS AND DECORATIONS

Box/Folder 3 : 11

1931-1937 - Krzyz Zaslugi

Box/Folder 3 : 12

1934-1935 - Gwiazda Wolnosci

 

1938

 

General

Box/Folder 3 : 13

General

Box/Folder 3 : 14

B-D

Box/Folder 3 : 15

F-J

Box/Folder 3 : 16

K

Box/Folder 3 : 17

L-M

Box/Folder 3 : 18

N-P

Box/Folder 4 : 1

R-S

Box/Folder 4 : 2

T-W

Box/Folder 4 : 3

Lists

Box/Folder 4 : 4

1939

Box/Folder 4 : 5

SERIES NO. 421. MARSHAL JOZEF PILSUDSKI, 1935-1938

Box/Folder 4 : 6

SERIES NO. 424. DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR WORK. France, Consulates

 

SERIES NO. 430. TAXATION, LIVING ACCOMMODATIONS, REGISTRATION WITH AUTHORITIES, DRAFT EXEMPTIONS, PERMISSION FOR PROPERTY PURCHASE

Box/Folder 4 : 7

1939

Box/Folder 4 : 8

1940 - Tax exemption

 

SERIES NO. 438. MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS ORGANIZATIONAL REGULATIONS

Box/Folder 4 : 9

1931-1936

Box/Folder 4 : 10

1938-1939

Box/Folder 4 : 11

SERIES NO. 449. NORMALIZATION OF PAPERWORK AND FORMS

 

SERIES NO. 474. OFFICE CLERKS

 

General

Box/Folder 4 : 12

1936

Box/Folder 4 : 13

1937

Box/Folder 4 : 14

1938

Box/Folder 4 : 15

1939

Box/Folder 4 : 16

1940

 

Consulate employees

Box/Folder 4 : 17

Contracts

 

Files

Box/Folder 4 : 18

General

Box/Folder 4 : 19

Personal characteristics

Box/Folder 4 : 20

Lists, 1932-1939

Box 5

SERIES NO. 474/C. CONTRACT EMPLOYEES

 

General

Box/Folder 5 : 1

A-D

Box/Folder 5 : 2

F-K

Box/Folder 5 : 3

K-L

Box/Folder 5 : 4

M-O

Box/Folder 5 : 5

P-R

Box/Folder 5 : 6

S-U

Box/Folder 5 : 7

W-Z

 

Individual files

Box/Folder 5 : 8

Ablamowicz, Helena

Box/Folder 5 : 9

Baworowski, Jan

Box/Folder 5 : 10

Dobrowolski, Zygmunt

Box/Folder 5 : 11

Domanski, Stefan

Box/Folder 5 : 12

Friedrich, Artur

Box/Folder 5 : 13

Gawrak, Zbigniew

Box/Folder 5 : 14

Gocki, Franciszek

Box/Folder 5 : 15

Gubrynowicz, Wladyslaw

Box/Folder 5 : 16

Harwas, Jan

Box/Folder 5 : 17

Jachimowicz, Jerzy

 

Kawalkowski, Aleksander

Box/Folder 5 : 18

1933-1936

Box/Folder 5 : 19

1937

Box/Folder 5 : 20

1938-1940

Box/Folder 6 : 1

Kielkowicz, Wladyslaw

Box/Folder 6 : 2

Klejniak, Jozef

Box/Folder 6 : 3

Korusiewicz, Leon

Box/Folder 6 : 4

Kowalska, Wiktoria

 

Lesniewski, Michal

Box/Folder 6 : 5

1932-1937

Box/Folder 6 : 6

1938 - Konsulat Generalny R.P. w Wiedniu

Box/Folder 6 : 7

1939

Box/Folder 6 : 8

Lisicki, Ryszard

Box/Folder 6 : 9

Lopatto, Stanislaw

Box/Folder 6 : 10

Makowski, Ludomir

Box/Folder 6 : 11

Mercik, Stanislaw

Box/Folder 6 : 12

Mielczarek, Mieczyslaw

Box/Folder 6 : 13

Musielak, Stefan

Box/Folder 6 : 14

Pilatowicz, Jerzy

Box/Folder 7 : 1

Rozkosz, Jan

Box/Folder 7 : 2

Sas-Liskowacki, Wlodzimierz

Box/Folder 7 : 3

Torchalski, Tomasz and Matuszewska, Franciszka

Box/Folder 7 : 4

Wagnerowicz, Maria

Box/Folder 7 : 5

Wanczycki, Jan

Box/Folder 7 : 6

Wawak, Jan

Box/Folder 7 : 7

Wentzel, Ludwik

Box/Folder 7 : 8

Wisniewska, Wanda

Box/Folder 7 : 9

Zamoyski, Zdzislaw

Box/Folder 7 : 10

Zbik, Wladyslaw

Box/Folder 7 : 11

Zochowna, Izabela

Box/Folder 8 : 1

SERIES NO. 439. CIRCULARS, 1938-1940

 

SERIES NO. 478. VARIOUS PERSONNEL MATTERS

Box/Folder 8 : 2

1931

Box/Folder 8 : 3

1931-1936

Box/Folder 8 : 4

1932

Box/Folder 8 : 5

1933

Box/Folder 8 : 6

1933-1940

Box/Folder 8 : 7

1934

Box/Folder 8 : 8

1935

Box/Folder 8 : 9

SERIES NO. 481. SUMMER APPRENTICESHIP ABROAD OF POLISH STUDENTS, 1932-1939

Box/Folder 8 : 10

SERIES NO. 501. DZIENNIK URZEDOWY MINISTERSTWA SPRAW ZAGRANICZNYCH, 1937-1938

Box/Folder 8 : 11

SERIES NO. 509. VARIOUS PASSPORT ISSUES, 1933-1940

Box/Folder 8 : 12

SERIES NO. 513. VARIOUS VISA ISSUES, 1939

Box/Folder 8 : 13

SERIES NO. 516. COURIER MAIL. Transfer of money to Stockholm, 1939

Box/Folder 8 : 14

SERIES NO. 527. MINISTRY'S HEADQUARTERS, 1938-1939

 

SERIES NO. 550. PROPAGANDA AND DISCRETIONARY FUNDS

Box/Folder 8 : 15

1933-1938

Box/Folder 8 : 16

1939 - Education funds reports from Strasbourg Consulate

 

1940

Box/Folder 8 : 17

January

Box/Folder 8 : 18

February

Box/Folder 8 : 19

March

Box/Folder 8 : 20

April

Box/Folder 8 : 21

May

Box/Folder 8 : 22

SERIES NO. 563. CIRCULARS AND INSTRUCTIONS ON BUDGETARY AND ACCOUNTING ISSUES, 1934-1940

Box/Folder 8 : 23

SERIES NO. 591. EMBASSY IN PARIS, FRANCE, 1938

Box 9

SERIES NO. 593. CONSULATE GENERAL IN LILLE, FRANCE

 

General

Box/Folder 9 : 1

1936

Box/Folder 9 : 2

1938

Box/Folder 9 : 3

1939

Box/Folder 9 : 4

1939-1940

Box/Folder 9 : 5

Loans for staff

 

SERIES NO. 676. CONSULAR MEETINGS

Box/Folder 9 : 6

1935-1936

Box/Folder 9 : 7

1938-1939

 

SERIES NO. 685/A. COMPLAINTS AT POLISH AGENCIES ABROAD

Box/Folder 9 : 8

General, 1938-1939

Box/Folder 9 : 9

Travel bureau

Box/Folder 9 : 10

SERIES NO. 686. RATES AND CONSULAR SERVICES, 1935-1939

Box/Folder 9 : 11

SERIES NO. 707/A. VITAL RECORDS, MARRIAGE. Civil cases and financial support of families in Poland

 

SERIES NO. 715. FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES

Box/Folder 9 : 12

1930-1939 - Citizenship issues.

Scope and Content Note

Circulars
Box/Folder 9 : 13

1934-1939

Box/Folder 9 : 14

1940.

Scope and Content Note

Includes passports of Julia Kic and Honorata Zelazo
 

SERIES NO. 719. INVALIDATION OF POLISH CITIZENSHIP

Box/Folder 9 : 15

1939

Box/Folder 9 : 16

1940

 

SERIES NO. 727. PASSPORT FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES

Box/Folder 9 : 17

1932-1937 - Passport's marking of suspected individuals

Box/Folder 9 : 18

1938-1940

Box/Folder 9 : 19

SERIES NO. 728. PASSPORT REGULATIONS, 1934-1939

 

SERIES NO. 729. ISSUANCE AND EXTENSION OF PASSPORTS

Box/Folder 9 : 20

1933-1936 - Refusals

Box/Folder 9 : 21

1935-1939

Box/Folder 9 : 22

SERIES NO. 730. INVALIDATION OF PASSPORTS, 1934-1936

Box/Folder 9 : 23

SERIES NO. 733. VISA REGULATIONS, 1933-1938

Box/Folder 9 : 24

SERIES NO. 735. POLISH VISAS, 1931-1939

Box/Folder 10 : 1

SERIES NO. 741. EXPULSION OF POLISH CITIZENS, 1937-1938

Box/Folder 10 : 2

SERIES NO. 745. MILITARY FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES, 1939

Box/Folder 10 : 3

SERIES NO. 746. MILITARY REGULATIONS, 1935-1939.

Scope and Content Note

Recruitment of Poles into the Civil War in Spain. Includes lists of participants, 1938
Box/Folder 10 : 4

SERIES NO. 751. POLISH CITIZENS IN FOREIGN MILITARY SERVICE, 1938-1939.

Scope and Content Note

Includes list of volunteers in Spain
Box/Folder 10 : 5

SERIES NO. 755. POLISH ARMY ABROAD, 1939-1940.

Scope and Content Note

Recruitment of Polish youth, Possibility of
 

SERIES NO. 758. SURVEILANCE, 1939

Box/Folder 10 : 6

January

Box/Folder 10 : 7

February-March

Box/Folder 10 : 8

April.

Scope and Content Note

Includes lists of Gestapo agents
Box/Folder 10 : 9

June - Individuals to be denied visas

Box/Folder 10 : 10

July

 

SERIES NO. 761/D. INFORMATION RELATED TO NATIONAL SECURITY, COMMUNISTS

 

General

Box/Folder 10 : 11

1932

Box/Folder 10 : 12

1933

Box/Folder 10 : 13

1934

Box/Folder 10 : 14

1935

 

1936

Box/Folder 10 : 15

General

Box/Folder 10 : 16

Clippings

Box/Folder 10 : 17

1937-1938 - Prokopow, Michal

Box/Folder 10 : 18

1937-1939

Box/Folder 10 : 19

Communist fliers from 1930s

Box/Folder 10 : 20

Sympathizers of Dziennik Ludowy file

 

SERIES NO. 761/G. UKRAINIAN MOVEMENT

Box/Folder 10 : 21

1932-1939

Box/Folder 10 : 22

1939

Box 11

SERIES NO. 761/I. INFORMATION RELATED TO NATIONAL SECURITY, OTHER ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS

Box/Folder 11 : 1

1932-1934

Box/Folder 11 : 2

1935-1939

Box/Folder 11 : 3

SERIES NO. 764. INTERNAL POLITICAL SITUATION IN POLAND, 1937-1938

 

SERIES NO. 765. INVESTIGATIONS AND UNPROCESSED MATERIAL RELATED TO NATIONAL SECURITY

Box/Folder 11 : 4

1930-1938

Box/Folder 11 : 5

1939

Box/Folder 11 : 6

1940

Box/Folder 11 : 7

SERIES NO. 773. INFORMATION ON TRADE, 1931-1938

Box/Folder 11 : 8

SERIES NO. 775. TAXATION. Taxes and contributions for the war purposes, 1939-1940

Box/Folder 11 : 9

SERIES NO. 784. PENSIONS AND OTHER SERVICES, 1936-1937

Box/Folder 11 : 10

SERIES NO. 788. LOANS AND RELIEF, 1936-1938

Box/Folder 11 : 11

SERIES NO. 789/A. HEALTH CARE COSTS OF POLISH CITIZENS ABROAD, 1934

 

SERIES NO. 791. DONATIONS AND COLLECTIONS FOR VARIOUS CAUSES

Box/Folder 11 : 12

1934-1938

Box/Folder 11 : 13

1936-1939 - Fundusz Obrony Narodowej

Box/Folder 11 : 14

SERIES NO. 805. DEPOSITS, 1935

Box/Folder 11 : 15

SERIES NO. 817. CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND, 1934

 

SERIES NO. 851/E. MINORITIES IN POLAND AND AFFAIRS RELATED TO THEM OUTSIDE OF POLAND, 1937

Box/Folder 11 : 16

General. Circulars

 

Glowne Organizacje Zydowskie Polityczne i Spoleczne

Box/Folder 11 : 17

Chart

Box/Folder 11 : 18

Mimeographed copy

 

Problem Emigracji Zydowskiej

 

Mimeographed copy

Box/Folder 11 : 19

Part I

Box/Folder 11 : 20

Part II

Box/Folder 11 : 21

Part III

Box/Folder 11 : 22

Printed copy.

Scope and Content Note

Includes maps