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Inventory of the Tibor Flórián papers
2006C18  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Tibor Flórián papers
    Dates: 1926-1996
    Collection Number: 2006C18
    Creator: Flórián, Tibor
    Collection Size: 109 ms. boxes, 1 oversize box (56.35 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Documents of Hungarian-American cultural and political activities, including responses to the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and activities on behalf of the Hungarian community in Transylvania. Correspondence with Hungarian émigrés, especially writers and journalists, mostly in the United States, South America, Germany and Australia. Transcripts, sound recordings and other materials of the Radio Free Europe Hungarian service. Hungarian-language publishing in the United States, and international freedom for writers issues. Flórián's poetry, essays and other writings.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: Hungarian English Romanian German Slovak

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Tibor Flórián papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2006.

    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.

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    Biographical Note

    12 April 1908 Born, Selmecbánya, Austro-Hungary (present-day Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia)
    1927 Graduated, Roman Catholic Lyceum, Cluj (in Hungarian: Kolozsvár), Romania
    1934 Graduated, University of Cluj, law degree
    1934-1945 Active member of Hungarian literary circles in Cluj; resided and worked for the most of this time probably in Gherla (in Hungarian: Szamosújvár), Romania
    1935 Author, Felhők fölött, felhők alatt, a book of poetry
    1936 Author, Vázlatok, a book of poetry
    1945 Emigrated to Germany
    1945-1949 Resided in the town of Cham
    1945-1954 Married to Éva Felföldy
    1945-1949 Literary Editor of the émigré weekly Hungaria; at some point an employee of the American Red Cross; a member of émigré organizations and a contributor to émigré periodicals, from this time on and throughout his life
    1946 Author, Kőtáblák öszetörtek, a book of poetry
    1948 Author, Mélység fölött, a book of poetry
    1949 Emigrated to the United States
    1949-1986 Resided in New Jersey and Connecticut
    1950-1974 Announcer and later Editor, Radio Free Europe, New York City, N.Y.
    1954-1974? Board Member of Kossuth Publishing Co. (Kossuth Kiadó), New York City and Cleveland, Ohio
    1955 Married Sophie Weress
    1955-1986? Board Member, mostly Treasurer, of American Branch of International P.E.N.: Writers in Exile, New York City
    1960?-1986 Member and Board Member of Arpad Academy (Árpád Akadémia), Cleveland
    1966?-1986? Member and Board Member of American Transylvanian Federation (Amerikai Erdélyi Szövetség), New York City
    1975 Author, Keserű gyökéren, a book of poetry
    2 March 1986 Died, Punta Gorda, Florida

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Documents of Hungarian-American cultural and political activities, including responses to the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and activities on behalf of the Hungarian community in Transylvania. Correspondence with Hungarian émigrés, especially writers and journalists, mostly in the United States, South America, Germany and Australia. Transcripts, sound recordings and other materials of the Radio Free Europe Hungarian service. Hungarian-language publishing in the United States, and international freedom for writers issues. Flórián's poetry, essays and other writings.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized into 10 series: Alphabetical file; Correspondence; Hungarian cultural and political activities; Kossuth Kiadó (Kossuth Publishing Co.) materials; Radio Free Europe materials; International PEN, Writers in Exile, American Branch records; Personal file; Family file; Writings by and about Flórián; and Miscellany. Alphabetical file is arranged alphabetically and often also chronologically; Correspondence is arranged chronologically; all other series are arranged generally in the original order.

    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
    Radio broadcasting--Hungary
    Hungary--History--Revolution, 1956
    Hungarians--United States
    Hungarian literature
    Kossuth Publishing Company
    PEN (Organization)
    Civil rights
    Phonotapes