Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Božidar Puric Papers
Date (inclusive): 1891-1980
Collection Number: 82038
Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material:
In Serbo-Croatian, English and French.
15 manuscript boxes, 10 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder
(12.6 linear feet)
Writings, correspondence, diaries, reports, press releases, bulletins, clippings, pamphlets, and photographs, relating to
pre-World War II Yugoslav diplomacy, resistance movements in Yugoslavia during the war, diplomatic activities of the Yugoslav
government-in-exile, and postwar Serbian émigré affairs. Includes photographs of Serbian military activities during the Balkan
Wars of 1912-1913. Also available on microfilm (22 reels).
Hoover Institution Archives
Puric, Božidar, 1891-1977
Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Božidar Puric Papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1982.
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Milan Gavrilovic papers, Hoover Institution Archives
Konstantin Fotic papers, Hoover Institution Archives
||Born, Belgrade, Serbia
||Graduated from the Faculty of Law in Paris, France
||Appointed clerk of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Yugoslav government-in-exile on Corfu, Greece
||Doctoral thesis completed,
Casuala rebus sic stantibus en droit international public
||Secretary of the Legation of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes in Washington, D.C.
||Chargé d'Affaires of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in Vladivostok, Russia
||Consul in San Francisco, California
||Consul in Chicago, Illinois
||Head of Political Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
||Chargé d'Affaires of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in Washington, D.C.
||Counsellor of Legation in London, Great Britain
||Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs
||Envoy and Minister Plenipotentiary in Paris, France
|August 1943-July 1944
||Prime Minster and Minister of Foreign Affairs, London, Great Britain
||Died in Chicago, Illinois
Scope and Content of Collection
The collection contains writings, correspondence, diaries, dispatches, reports, press releases, bulletins, clippings, pamphlets,
and photographs relating to pre-World War II Yugoslav diplomacy, resistance movements in Yugoslavia during the war, diplomatic
activities of the Yugoslav government-in-exile, and postwar Serbian émigré affairs. It includes photographs of Serbian military
activities during the Balkan Wars of 1912-1913.
Correspondence includes exchanges of letters with Royal Yugoslav government-in-exile political figures, individuals active in the Serbian
and Yugoslavian émigré community, and family members. The correspondence reveals Puric's engagement in Serbian and Yugoslav
émigré postwar politics. The
Speeches and writings include a draft memoir, articles, and speeches written by Puric addressing the political situation and development in Yugoslavia
prior to and during World War II.
Speeches and writings by others cover topics such as the Communist Party role in Yugoslavia, partisan conflict, and views on the New Yugoslavia and Tito's
Nikola Pašic material consists of a report, speech, and notes documenting Pašic's political and diplomatic career as prime minister of the Kingdom
of Serbia and the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, as well as a leader of the People's Radical Party in Serbia.
Royal Yugoslav government office files are comprised of diplomatic correspondence and reports documenting the Royal Yugoslav government's foreign affairs and politics.
Material on treaties and agreements provides an insider's view on diplomatic activities among European countries and the Balkan
region in the period between 1927 and 1935. A considerable volume of material documents the Royal Yugoslav government-in-exile's
political role during World War II, providing detail on the support of Yugoslav resistance movements and influence upon the
creation of New Yugoslavia by the British government and other Allied countries.
Materials in the
Draža Mihailović files include original telegrams and daily reports exchanged by the government-in-exile and Draža Mihailović. They detail the situation
in Yugoslavia and document the government-in-exile's political and financial involvement in Mihailović's resistance movement.
Serbian émigré affairs materials document the political engagement and aspirations of the Yugoslav émigré organizations to define the Royal Yugoslav government-in-exile's
role in the creation of New Yugoslavia after World War II. The
Printed Matter consists of newspapers, journals, clippings and other materials providing information on political developments in Yugoslavia
and Europe at the end of World War II, and Yugoslav émigré community reflection on the political and economic condition in
Photographs are comprised of images depicting family members and Puric's official and social gatherings; included are prints documenting
the visits of Petar II, King of Yugoslavia to Slovenia. The
Oversize materials contain albums that include photographs, certificates, and other materials documenting official and social engagements. Of
particular interest are albums containing photographs of the Balkan Wars of 1912 and 1913 depicting Serbian soldiers resting
and preparing for the battle.
Also available on microfilm (22 reels).
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Balkan Peninsula--History--War of 1912-1913--Pictorial works.
Serbia--Emigration and immigration.
World War, 1939-1945--Diplomatic history.
World War, 1939-1945--Governments in exile.
World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements.
World War, 1939-1945--Yugoslavia.
Yugoslavia--History--Axis occupation, 1941-1945.