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Register of the Polish Subject Collection, 1908-2014
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  • Title: Polish Subject Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1908-2014
    Collection Number: XX747
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Polish, Ukrainian
    Physical Description: 101 manuscript boxes, 11 oversize boxes, 2 cubic foot boxes, 1 microfilm reel, 36 compact cassette tapes, 15 video cassette tapes, memorabilia, (53.4 linear feet)
    Abstract: Serial issues, pamphlets, election campaign literature, proclamations, other printed matter, correspondence, reports, and miscellany, relating to various aspects of Polish history, including the movement for independence, especially during World War I; the Solidarność trade union movement; and political events and elections since 1989. Includes clandestine anti-communist issuances from World War II and the early postwar period.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    General Physical Description note: 99 manuscript boxes, 10 oversize boxes, 2 cubic foot boxes, 1 microfilm reel, 36 phonotape cassettes, 15 videotape cassettes, memorabilia (53.4 linear feet)


    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], Polish subject collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.


    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.

    Collection note

    Materials in the Polish Subject collection have been collected over time by the Hoover Institution Library and Archives from various creators, and are reflective of Polish history from 1908 to 2011.
    Noteworthy parts of this collection are materials attributed to Władysław Chojnacki, a distinguished Polish historian, bibliographer, and scholar.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    NSZZ "Solidarność" (Labor organization)
    Anti-communist movements--Poland.
    Labor movement--Poland.
    Poland--History--20th century.
    Poland--Politics and government--1980-1989.
    Poland--Politics and government--1989-
    Video tapes.
    World War, 1914-1918--Poland.
    World War, 1914-1918.
    World War, 1939-1945--Poland.
    World War, 1939-1945.