Personal and military documents, correspondence, and photographs, relating to Polish military activities during World War
II, and to Polish émigré affairs.
Boleslaw "William" Boreysza, a librarian-cataloger, served in the Hoover Institution Library for more than thirty years until
his retirement in 1990. Boreysza (1921-2002) known as Bolek to his Polish friends and as Bill to his coworkers, was a well-known
figure in the Polish émigré community of Northern California. Today readers can see a lightly penciled WB inside the cover
of the many thousands of Hoover books that he cataloged over the years. His quiet profession contrasted with the tumultuous
history that swept him up in his younger years, when he participated in and was a witness to the events in Poland, Soviet
Russia, the Middle East, and Italy in World War II.
7 manuscript boxes.
(2.8 linear feet)
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Collection is open for research.