Title: Leopold Tyrmand Papers
Date (inclusive): 1941-1985
Collection Number: 86015
Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material:
In English and Polish.
25 manuscript boxes, 4 envelopes
(10.6 linear feet)
Writings, diaries, correspondence, notes, and printed matter, relating to social conditions in Poland, cultural conditions
in communist countries, popular culture in the United States and other Western countries, standards of sexual behavior in
the United States, and American conservative thought. Includes fictional writings.
Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Leopold Tyrmand Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1986.
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|1920, May 16
||Born, Warsaw, Poland
||Student, Department of Architecture, L'Academie des Beaux-Arts, Paris
||Wilno, Soviet occupied zone, arrested and sentenced for 25 years for political activities
||Voluntary labor, Germany
||Concentration camp prisoner, Norway
||Chief-correspondent, Polish Press Agency, Norway
||Returned to Poland
||Assumed various positions as journalist
||Organized First Jazz Music Festival
Seven Long Voyages
||Suspended from publishing
||Traveled around Europe
||State Department invitation to U.S.
||U.S. permanent residence
||Published first essays,
New Yorker Magazine
||Lecturer, Slavic Literature Department, Columbia University
Notebook of a Dilettante
Explorations in Freedom
||Married Mary Ellen Fox
Rosa Luxemburg Contraceptives Cooperative
||Associate Director, Rockford College
Chronicles of Culture
||Appointed Vice-President, Rockford College
Ugly, Beautiful People
|1985, March, 19
||Died, Fort Myers, Florida
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Civilization, Modern--20th century.
Communism and culture.
Polish people--United States.
Sex customs--United States.
United States--Politics and government.