Inventory of the Mihajlo Mihajlov papers

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Inventory of the Mihajlo Mihajlov papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Lyalya Kharitonova and Brad Bauer
Date Completed:
2011
Encoded by:
Machine-readable finding aid derived from Microsoft Word and MARC record by Samira Bozorgi.
© 2011 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Title: Mihajlo Mihajlov papers
Dates: 1921-2010
Collection Number: 87076
Creator: Mihajlov, Mihajlo, 1934-2010
Collection Size: 42 manuscript boxes, 23 oversize boxes (40 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: The papers consist mostly of writings and research materials relating to political conditions and human rights in Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union, and to Russian literature. Additional materials include correspondence, printed matter, and sound and video recordings.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: In Croatian, Russian, English, and German

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mihajlo Mihajlov papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1987 with an addition in 2011.

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.

Related Materials

Rusko Matulić papers, Hoover Institution Archives
Milovan Djilas writings, Hoover Institution Archives

Biographical Note

September 26, 1934 Born in Pančevo, Yugoslavia
1959 Graduated from Philosophy Faculty of Zagreb University
1961-1962 Served in the Yugoslav Army
1962-1963 Worked as translator and free-lance writer in Zagreb
1963 Assistant Professor of Russian literature and language at the Philosophy Faculty of the Zadar branch of Zagreb University
Summer 1964 Visited the Soviet Union as part of a Soviet-Yugoslav cultural exchange program and spent several weeks in Moscow and other Soviet cities
1965 Author, Moscow Summer
1966 Arrested and sentenced to jail for "slandering a friendly nation" with the publication of Moscow Summer
  Author, A Historical Perspective
1968 Author, Russian Themes
1970 Released from prison
1970-1974 Worked as free-lance writer in Novi Sad, contributed to the world press, and drafted Unscientific Thoughts
October 1974 Arrested for essays and articles published in the Western press
1975 Sentenced by the District Court at Novi Sad, Serbia, to seven years' imprisonment on charges of suspicion of hostile activity against Yugoslavia and spreading hostile propaganda, arising out of articles published in the West
1976 Author, Underground Notes
November 1977 Amnestied before the end of his term under the pressure of President Jimmy Carter's human rights campaign
1978 Moved to the United States; received an award from the International League for Human Rights for outstanding contribution to the promotion and protection of international human rights and justice
1978-1985 Taught courses in Russian literature and philosophy at several universities in the United States and Western Europe
1979 Author, Unscientific Thoughts
1980 Recipient of the Ford Foundation Award for Humanistic Perspectives on Contemporary Society
1985-1994 Worked for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty as an analyst and commentator for intellectual and ideological affairs, in Munich and Washington, D.C.
1994-1999 Senior associate with the program on transitions to democracy, Elliot School of International Affairs, the George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
1999 Adjunct fellow of the Hudson Institute
2000 Visiting Professor at State University - Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia
2001-2010 Resided in Belgrade, published and lectured actively
2010 Died in Belgrade, Serbia

Scope and Content of Collection

The papers of Mihajlo Mihajlov, a prominent dissident and author in the former Yugoslavia who was jailed as a political prisoner during the Cold War, consist mostly of writings and research materials relating to political conditions and human rights in Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union, as well as Russian literature. The papers also include correspondence, biographical material, printed matter, and sound and visual recordings.
The Biographical file contains records of Mihajlov's career and family, as well as documents relating to his political trials. The Correspondence includes both personal and business correspondence. A significant number of letters are between Mihajlov and his family during his imprisonment. Charles, Prince of Wales, also showed interest in Mihajlov's case; copies of some of his letters are filed in the correspondence.
The Subject files on human rights and dissident movements were developed by Mihajlov throughout his career. The files also include extensive material on Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
Speeches and writings contain manuscript drafts of most of Mihajlov's books and articles, as well as copies of his numerous published articles and interviews in periodicals in the United States, Western Europe, and Serbia, including Russian and Serbian émigré newspapers in the United States. The writings also contain notes, drafts, and collected research materials regarding his doctoral dissertation on Russian literature.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into nine series: Biographical file, Correspondence, Subject file, Speeches and Writings, Writings about Mihajlov, Writings by Others, Card file, Oversize material, and Audiovisual recordings.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Radio Free Europe.
Soviet Union--Politics and government--1945-1991.
Civil rights--Soviet Union.
Yugoslavia--Politics and government--1945-
Civil rights--Yugoslavia.
Radio broadcasting--Europe, Eastern.
Dissenters--Yugoslavia.
Yugoslavs--United States.
Political prisoners--Yugoslavia.
Russian literature.
Phonotapes.
Videotapes.


Box: 1-3

Biographical file, 1935-2008

Scope and Content Note

Includes identification cards, curriculum vitae, a bibliography, academic appointments, contact lists, photographs, and political trial documents.

Arrangement

Arranged by physical form
Box/Folder: 1-2

General, 1935-2008

Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Identification documents, birth certificate copy, 1935; Yugoslavian citizenship copy, 1978; newspaper reporter permits, 1972-1973

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Biography, circa 1980

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Family history, 1962-1992

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

"Background Report," circa 1980

Box/Folder: 1 : 5-6

Curriculum vitae, circa 1982-1992

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Biographical clippings from the 1976 World Book Year Book; Current Biography Yearbook, 1979; International Who's Who, 1994-2005; International Authors and Writers Who's Who, 1989

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Awards, 1998-1999

Box/Folder: 1 : 9-11

Bibliography, 1965-1998

Box/Folder: 1 : 12-13

Contacts, including address book, mailing and telephone lists; business cards, 1965-1998

Scope and Content Note

See also Card file
Box/Folder: 2 : 1-2

Contacts, circa 1980 (Contd.)

Box/Folder: 2 : 3-6

Academic appointments, 1983-1990

Box/Folder: 2 : 7

Publishing contracts, 1972-2008

Box/Folder: 2 : 8-12

Photographs, depicting Mihajlo Mihajlov at various stages of his life and career, 1952-2002

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos with Kurt Vonnegut, Vasilii Aksenov, Vladimir Bukovskii, Vladimir Voinovich, and others
Box/Folder: 3 : 1-6

Political trials documents, 1966-1975

Scope and Content Note

Includes applications and rejections for employment, health insurance, and international passport, as well as clippings and articles
Box: 3-7

Correspondence, 1965-2010

Arrangement

Arranged in two groups, general and alphabetical, the latter by name or organization
Box/Folder: 3-4

General, 1966-2008

Box/Folder: 3 : 7-8

Drafts, 1969-1976

Box/Folder: 3 : 9-13

Unidentified, 1967-2006

Box/Folder: 3 : 14

Invitations, 1966-2008

Box/Folder: 4 : 1

Publishers, A-Z, 1970-2000

Box/Folder: 4 : 2

Universities, 1964-2006

Box/Folder: 4-7

Alphabetical, 1965-2010

Box/Folder: 4 : 3-6

A-Z, 1972-2006

Box/Folder: 4 : 7

American Croatians for Human and National Rights, 1987

Box/Folder: 4 : 8

Amnesty International, 1975-1980

Box/Folder: 4 : 9

Arsen'ev, A., 2007

Box/Folder: 4 : 10

Barbone, Donato, 1971-1972

Box/Folder: 4 : 11-12

Barovic, Jovan, 1973-1975

Box/Folder: 4 : 13

Barovic family, 2001-2010

Box/Folder: 4 : 14

Beljajev, S., 1995-1997

Box/Folder: 4 : 15

Belotserkovsky, Vadim, 1975-1978

Box/Folder: 4 : 16

Bjelousov, A., 2004

Box/Folder: 5 : 1-2

Bogunovic (Stambolic), Milici, 1973-2000

Box/Folder: 5 : 3

Bonner, Elena, 1983

Box/Folder: 5 : 4

"Borba," 1974

Box/Folder: 5 : 5

Chafee, Richard, 1972

Box/Folder: 5 : 6

Chamraeff, V., 1974

Box/Folder: 5 : 7

Charles, Prince of Wales, 1982-1988

Box/Folder: 5 : 8

Congratulatory letters on Mihajlov's release from prison, 1978

Box/Folder: 5 : 9

Cvetcovic, Dragomir, 1974

Box/Folder: 5 : 10

Delo, 1965-1966

Box/Folder: 5 : 11

DioGuardi, Shirley Cloyes, 2001

Box/Folder: 5 : 12

Dole, Bob, 1991

Box/Folder: 5 : 13

Dolinsek, Valerija, 1974-1975

Box/Folder: 5 : 14

Fond, Kraljevski Dvor, 2005-2007

Box/Folder: 5 : 15

Fosty, Vera, 1975

Box/Folder: 5 : 16

Freedom House, 1972-1987

Box/Folder: 5 : 17

Gesellschaft für Menschenrechte, 1977

Box/Folder: 5 : 18

Glowatzky, Ivo, 1974-1975

Box/Folder: 5 : 19

Goldstein, Slavko, 1974

Box/Folder: 5 : 20

Graƌanski Savez Srbije, 1992

Box/Folder: 5 : 21

Grkovic-Janovic, S., 2010

Box/Folder: 5 : 22

Heritage Foundation, 1979

Box/Folder: 5 : 23

Hoover Institution, 1972-1992

Box/Folder: 5 : 24

Ivusic, Sean and Maureen, 2000-2001

Box/Folder: 5 : 25

Japan UNI Agency, Inc., 1970-1973

Box/Folder: 5 : 26

Jonasson, Lise-Lotte, 1970

Box/Folder: 5 : 27

Jovanovic, T., 2000-2009

Box/Folder: 5 : 28

Karadjordjevic, Aleksandar, 2005

Box/Folder: 5 : 29

Kovacevic, Veljko, 1975

Box/Folder: 5 : 30

Kuznetsov, Pavel, 1992

Box/Folder: 5 : 31

Lembourn, Hans Jorgen, 1975, 1978

Box/Folder: 5 : 32

Mackenzie, A., 2000

Box/Folder: 5 : 33-34

Maksimov, Vladimir E., 1980-1983

Box/Folder: 6 : 1-3

Mihajlov (Ivusic), Marija (sister), 1974-2010

Box/Folder: 6 : 4-16

Mihajlov, Vera (mother), 1974-1981

Box/Folder: 7 : 1-6

Mihajlov, Vera (mother), 1974-1981 (Contd.)

Box/Folder: 7 : 7

Nedenlans Publishing, Sweden, 1973

Box/Folder: 7 : 8

New Leader, 1970-2007

Box/Folder: 7 : 9

New York Times, 1970-1971

Box/Folder: 7 : 10

Palavestra, P., 2005

Box/Folder: 7 : 11

Pavloff, Vladko, 1975

Box/Folder: 7 : 12

Pavlovskii, A., 1990

Box/Folder: 7 : 13

P.E.N. club français, 1978

Box/Folder: 7 : 14

Pejovic, D., 1974

Box/Folder: 7 : 15

Petrovic, Nenand, 2001-2008

Box/Folder: 7 : 16

Petrovic, Zdenka, 1975

Box/Folder: 7 : 17

Pirozhkova, Vera, 1970

Box/Folder: 7 : 18

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1987-1997

Box/Folder: 7 : 19

Radmonovic, Liliana, 1975

Box/Folder: 7 : 20

Rakauskaite, Violeta, 2002

Box/Folder: 7 : 21

Ratinic, Marijan, 1969

Box/Folder: 7 : 22

Ribi, Federica, 1974-1975

Box/Folder: 7 : 23

Rogers, Robert J., 1965

Box/Folder: 7 : 24

Ruffin, Richard, 1998

Box/Folder: 7 : 25

Schwab, Andrea R., 2004-2007

Box/Folder: 7 : 26

Siniavski, Andrei, 1973

Box/Folder: 7 : 27

Smith, Charles B., 1973

Box/Folder: 7 : 28

Solov'eva, Marina, 1996-1998

Box/Folder: 7 : 29

Svirskii, Grigorii, 1984

Box/Folder: 7 : 30

Vidovic, Mirko, 1970, 1978

Box/Folder: 7 : 31

Zaslavskii, S. K., 1974

Box: 8-11

Subject file, 1967-2007

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence, printed matter, manuscripts, and clippings.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject
Box/Folder: 8 : 1

Arsen'ev, Aleksei, 1992-2002

Box/Folder: 8 : 2

Carter, Jimmy, 1977-1978

Box/Folder: 8 : 3-4

Charles, Prince of Wales, 1982-2000

Box/Folder: 8 : 5-13

Conferences, seminars, and symposiums on human rights in Yugoslavia, 1976-2007

Box/Folder: 9 : 1-3

Dissident movement in Yugoslavia, 1975-2007

Box/Folder: 9 : 4

Genis, Aleksandar, 1998

Box/Folder: 9 : 5-6

Human rights, 1976-2000

Box/Folder: 9 : 7

Kosovo, 1989-1999

Box/Folder: 9 : 8

Mihajlov (Ivusic), Marija, 1968-1988

Box/Folder: 9 : 9-10

Mihajlov, Vera, circa 1985-1993

Box/Folder: 10 : 1-15

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1978-2001

Box/Folder: 11 : 1

Russian immigration in Yugoslavia, 1989-2002

Box/Folder: 11 : 2

Rockefeller Foundation, 1979-1980

Box/Folder: 11 : 3

Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr, 1962-1970

Box/Folder: 11 : 4

Tito, Josip Broz, 1967-1979

Box: 11-29

Speeches and writings, 1961-2009

Scope and Content Note

Consists of manuscripts, articles, and books.

Arrangement

Arranged by physical form andchronologically therein
Box/Folder: 11-15

Manuscripts, 1966-2005

Box/Folder: 11 : 5-14

Doctoral dissertation materials, 1971-1974

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes, drafts, collected articles and clippings
Box/Folder: 12 : 1-11

Articles, 1966-2000

Box/Folder: 13 : 1-9

Articles, 1966-2000 (Contd.)

Box/Folder: 13 : 10

"Demokratiia i sotsializm," 1974

Box/Folder: 13 : 11

"Čacovnik," 1979

Box/Folder: 14 : 1

"Yugoslav Paradox," circa 1980

Box/Folder: 14 : 2

"The Return of the Grand Inquisitor," circa 1980

Box/Folder: 14 : 3-10

"Tiraniia i svoboda," 1986

Box/Folder: 15 : 1-4

"Nenauchnye mysli," 1975, 2005

Box/Folder: 15-28

Periodical articles, 1961-2009

Box/Folder: 15-22

In Serbian, 1961-2009

Box/Folder: 15 : 5

Circa 1970-1990

Box/Folder: 15 : 6-9

1961-1964

Box/Folder: 16 : 1-23

1964-1989

Box/Folder: 17 : 1-10

1989-1992

Box/Folder: 18 : 1-12

1993-1999

Box/Folder: 19 : 1-11

2000-2002

Box/Folder: 20 : 1-11

2002-2004

Box/Folder: 21 : 1-11

2004-2006

Box/Folder: 22 : 1-7

2006-2009

Box/Folder: 22-24

In Russian, 1965-2004

Box/Folder: 22 : 8-15

1965-1976

Box/Folder: 23 : 1-12

1979-1988

Box/Folder: 24 : 1-12

1988-2004

Box/Folder: 25-28

In English, 1966-2006

Box/Folder: 25 : 1-15

1966-1984

Box/Folder: 26 : 1-13

1984-1988

Box/Folder: 27 : 1-13

1988-1999

Box/Folder: 28 : 1-2

2000-2006

Box/Folder: 28 : 3

In Czech, 1966

Box/Folder: 28 : 4

In Finnish, 1987

Box/Folder: 28 : 5

In French, 1965-1998

Box/Folder: 28 : 6-11

In German, 1976-1993

Box/Folder: 28 : 12

In Italian, 1971-1972

Box/Folder: 28 : 13

In Polish, 1985

Box/Folder: 28 : 14

In Spanish, 1980

Box/Folder: 28-29

Books, 1965-2008

Box/Folder: 28 : 15

Moscow Summer, 1965

Box/Folder: 28 : 16

A Historic Proposal, 1966

Box/Folder: 28 : 17

Russian Themes, 1968

Box/Folder: 29 : 1

Russishce Themen, 1969

Box/Folder: 29 : 2

Underground Notes, 1970

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed to Andrea Schwab
Box/Folder: 29 : 3

Nenauchnye Mysli, 1979

Box/Folder: 29 : 4

Human Rights in Yugoslavia, 1986

Box/Folder: 29 : 5

Nietzsche in Russia, 1986

Box/Folder: 29 : 6

Planetarna Svest, 2001

Box/Folder: 29 : 7

Kontinent 3, 2004

Box/Folder: 29 : 8

Nenauchne Misli, 2004

Box/Folder: 29 : 9

Ponovljene Misli, 2008

Box: 30-33

Writings about Mihajlov, 1965-2007

Scope and Content Note

Contains reviews and comments on Mihajlov's writings and political activities.

Arrangement

Arranged by language and chronologically therein
Box/Folder: 30-32

In Serbian, 1965-2009

Box/Folder: 30 : 1-18

1965-1993

Box/Folder: 31 : 1-13

1994-2005

Box/Folder: 32 : 1-7

2006-2009

Box/Folder: 32 : 8-17

In Russian, 1966-2000

Box/Folder: 33 : 1-16

In Russian, 1966-2000

Box/Folder: 33 : 17

In German, 1976-1999

Box: 34-42 :

Writings by others, 1921-2010

Scope and Content Note

Consists of collected literary works and clippings.

Arrangement

Arranged by language and chronologically therein
Box/Folder: 34-38

In Serbian, 1921-2010

Box/Folder: 34 : 1

Undated

Box/Folder: 34 : 2-21

1921-1980

Box/Folder: 35 : 1-16

1982-1996

Box/Folder: 36 : 1-12

1997-2002

Box/Folder: 37 : 1-9

2002-2003

Box/Folder: 38 : 1-4

2004-2010

Box/Folder: 38-41

In Russian, 1931-2005

Box/Folder: 38 : 5-11

Undated

Box/Folder: 38 : 12-16

1931-1941

Box/Folder: 39 : 1-12

1946-1975

Box/Folder: 40 : 1-12

1976-1988

Box/Folder: 41 : 1-16

1989-2005

Box/Folder: 4 : 1-21

In English, 1947-2004

Box/Folder: 4 : 22

In German, 1978

Box: 43-46

Card file, 1970-1985

Scope and Content Note

Includes index cards with contact information and notes for research and writings.

Arrangement

Arranged in two groups, notes and contacts
Box/Folder: 43-44

Notes for Mihajlov's research projects and writings, 1975-1980

Box/Folder: 45-46

Index cards with contact information, circa 1980

Box: 47

Oversize material, 1997-2004

Scope and Content Note

Contains scrapbooks and printed matter

Arrangement

Arranged by format or title
Box/Folder: 47

Skriveni delovi istorije, Republika, 1998

Box/Folder: 47

Moderna, srpski nacionalni identitet u XX veku, April-May 2001

Box/Folder: 47

Scrapbook by Marina Solov'eva, 1977

Box/Folder: 47

Scrapbook by Andrea Schwab, 2004

Box: 48-65

Audiovisual and digital materials, 1967-2010

Scope and Content Note

VHS videocassettes, compact sound cassettes, CDs, and 3.5 inch floppy disks.

Arrangement

Arranged by format
Box/Folder: 48-52

Compact sound cassettes

Box/Folder: 53-54

CDs and 3.5 inch floppy disks

Box/Folder: 55-64

VHS videocassettes

Box/Folder: 65

3.5 inch floppy disks