Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Wayne S. Vucinich Collection
Collection Number: 80068
Collector: Vucinich, Wayne S.
5 manuscript boxes
(2.0 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: The collection contains reports, minutes, dispatches, and translations of and extracts from dispatches, relating to conditions
in Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, and other areas of the Balkans and Eastern Europe before and during World War II, and especially
to World War II resistance movements. Issuing agencies include the United States Office of Strategic Services Research and
Analysis Branch, the United States Department of State, and Allied occupation authorities in Bulgaria.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Wayne S. Vucinich Collection, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1980.
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Wayne S. Vucinich collection, 1926-1995, Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University
||Born in Butte, Montana
||After his parents' death, Vucinich lived in his parents' village of Orah, near Bileće, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia
||Returned to America to live with his godfather's family in Wilmington, California
||BA, University of California Berkeley, History and Slavic language
||MA, University of California Berkeley, dissertation on Serbian foreign policy 1903-1909
||Doctoral research at the Charles University in Prague, Czechoslovakia
||Returned to UC Berkeley after the Munich crisis interrupted his research; appointed teaching assistant in the Department of
||PhD, University of California Berkeley, dissertation on Serbian political and diplomatic history in the decade preceeding
World War I
||Married Sara 'Sally'; joined the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), Research and Analysis Branch
||Sent to OSS headquarters in Bari, Italy; assigned to research the Balkans
||Served as a liaison officer, interpreter, and Balkan expert attached to the Allied Control Council in Sofia, Bulgaria
||Continued work on Balkan affairs for the U.S. State Department in Washington, DC
||Instructor, Western civilization and East European history at Stanford University
||Cleared and confirmed as a "Loyal American" at a hearing before the Naval Security Board
Serbia between East and West: The Events of 1903-1908, Stanford University Press
||Received the American Historical Association's George Louis Beer prize
||Promoted to full professor at Stanford University
||Named director of the Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies, Stanford University
||Curator of the Russian and East European Collection at the Hoover Institution
||Appointed the Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor of Eastern European Studies at Stanford, a chair established for him
||Served as president of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, which established the Vucinich Book
Prize in his honor in 1982
||Died in Menlo Park, California
Vucinich, Wayne S.,
Memories of My Childhood in Yugoslavia, edited by Larry Wolff, The Society for the Promotion of Science and Scholarship, Inc., Palo Alto, California, 2007
Wayne S. Vucinich (1913-2005)- A professor between Herzegovina and California by Ivo Banac, Published in Dani (Sarajevo), 29 April 2005
Wayne S. Vucinich, Father of East European Studies, Died at 91. http://www.i-newswire.com/wayne-s-vucinich-father-of-east/a17703
Memorial Resolution, Wayne S. Vucinich. http://facultysenate.stanford.edu/memorial_resolutions/Vucinich_Wayne_SenD6020.pdf
Scope and Content of Collection
The collection is comprised of reports, minutes, telegrams, notes, translations of and extracts from dispatches relating to
the Austrian administration of Bosnia-Herzegovina prior World War I, and World War II in Yugoslavia and Bulgaria, particularly
resistance movements in Yugoslavia and the exiled Yugoslav government.
Bosnia-Herzegovina materials provide records of the Austrian administration of Bosnia and Herzegovina, including the crisis in 1881-1882, and political
tensions in 1913-1914.
World War II in Yugoslavia files provide documentation on the politics of the Royal Yugoslav government in exile and its active role in the Yugoslav
resistance movement and the formation of a new Yugoslavia, as well as Allied countries' diplomatic activities during wartime
United States Department of State situation reports summarize information concerning domestic political and economic developments and international affairs in the Balkans and
Central and Eastern Europe during and after World War II.
Bulgaria materials provide detailed information on Bulgarian political life and Bulgarian government between 1944 and 1946 in reports from the
United States Office of Strategic Services Research and Analysis Branch, the United States Department of State, and Allied
occupation authorities in Bulgaria.
Balkans in the 1990s materials document the international community's concerns on issues during the 1990s surrounding the referendum on independence in
Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1992, the events in Dr. Mirtin Horvat Hospital, Rovinj, and the leadership of the Serbian Orthodox church
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Secret service--United States.
World War, 1939-1945--Balkan Peninsula.
World War, 1939-1945--Europe, Eastern.
World War, 1939-1945--Secret service.
World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements.
World War, 1939-1945--Yugoslavia.
Yugoslavia--History--Axis occupation, 1941-1945.
Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1903-1908.
World War, 1939-1945--Bulgaria.
United States. Office of Strategic Services. Research and Analysis Branch.
United States. Dept. of State.