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Register of the Aleksander Pruszyński papers
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Description
The collection is highly eclectic and primarily composed of materials documenting various elections, both in Poland and elsewhere. It also includes information on various campaigns and controversies, ephemera, various monographs and writings by Pruszyński and others. The highlights of the collection are the documents housed in boxes 12 to 15 that speak to Pruszyński’s involvement with the Służba Bezpieczeństwa (Polish security service). The period documented is 1950s to 1980s, from Pruszyński’s work as an agent for the SB to his time as an anti-communist activist in Canada. The documents in this section are copies of the original internal documents housed at the Institute of National Remembrance in Warsaw.
Background
Aleksander Pruszyński is a Polish, Canadian and Belarusian journalist and collector. He was born on May 4, 1934 in Rohoźnica, in what is now Western Belarus. Pruszyński is an ethnic Pole born of an aristocratic family and holds the title of a Count. Pruszyński’s father was the famed Ksawery Pruszyński: journalist, writer and diplomat. Aleksander Pruszyński holds a triple citizenship: Polish, Belarusian and Canadian. Though his political campaigns were unsuccessful, he is well known as an electoral candidate both in Poland and Belarus. Pruszyński’s primary career focus is writing and political journalism. In the 1980s he published a Polish émigré newspaper in Toronto, “The Polish Express,” and still actively publishes articles and brochures primarily for the Toronto branch of the “Goniec,” a weekly Polish magazine.
Extent
15 manuscript box, 2 oversized folders (6.0 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.