Register of the Jacques M. Vergotti Papers, 1948-1991

Processed by Laura Cosovanu; machine-readable finding aid created by Michael C. Conkin
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
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Register of the Jacques M. Vergotti Papers, 1948-1991.

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Processed by:
Laura Cosovanu
Date Completed:
1998
Encoded by:
Michael C. Conkin
© 1998 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Jacques M. Vergotti Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1948-1991
Collection number: 91043
Creator: Vergotti, Jacques M., 1915-
Collection Size: 3 manuscript boxes 1.25 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Memoirs, other writings, deposition, and correspondence, relating to King Michael, Romanian participation in World War II, the transition of Romania from monarchy to communist regime, and Romanian emigre affairs. Includes a dissertation on Swiss neutrality.
Language: Romanian, French and English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jacques M. Vergotti Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1991.

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.

Access Points

Michael I, King of Romania, 1921-
World War, 1939-1945--Romania.
Romania--Politics and government--1944-1989.
Romanians in foreign countries.
Romania--Court and courtiers.
World War, 1939-1945.
Romania.
Switzerland--Neutrality.
Switzerland.

Biographical Note

Jacques M. Vergotti was born in 1915. A Major in the Romanian Army, he served as aide to Michael I, King of Romania, between 1941-1947. He witnessed the last year of the Romanian monarchy and the palace coup of December 30, 1947, when the King was overthrown and the Popular Republic of Romania was proclaimed. He was one of the few people allowed to leave the country together with the King, whose aide he was for one more year. He then emigrated to the US and has lived there since.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists mainly of his writings, particularly his memoirs, related to the dramatic events preceding and following the king's forced abdication. Also of special interest is his correspondence with the King of Romania, and with his colleagues and friends from the Royal Court, including prominent figures like General Petre Lazar and Mircea Ionnitiu, both friends and secretaries of the King.

Series Description

Box No. 1.

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1985.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of Vergotti's legal deposition as a witness in the civil action pursued by the Socialist Republic of Romania against Kimbell Art Foundation, regarding three "El Greco" paintings, 1985
Box No. 1.

CORRESPONDENCE, 1948-1990.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
Box No. 1-2.

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1952-1991.

Scope and Content Note

Memoirs, radio broadcasts, lectures, term paper, M.A. and Ph.D. dissertations, and miscellaneous typewritten writings arranged chronologically by title
Box No. 3.

SUBJECT FILE, 1949-1990.

Scope and Content Note

Includes King Michael's speeches and correspondence, correspondence by others, newspaper articles, biographical notices, obituaries, and miscellany, arranged alphabetically by subject, and related mainly to the Romanian National Committee, the American-Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Carol I Foundation, and Romanian émigrés

Container List

 

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1985

Box 1., Folder 1

Consists of Vergotti's legal deposition as a witness in the civil action pursued by the Socialist Republic of Romania against Kimbell Art Foundation, regarding three "El Greco" paintings, 1985

 

CORRESPONDENCE, 1948-1990

Box 1., Folder 2

Unidentified, 1952

Folder 3

Balaban, Julian, 1979-1981

Folder 4

Ciorba, Ionel, 1950

Folder 5-6

Ionnitiu, Mircea, 1978-1990

Folder 7

Michael I, King of Romania, 1952-1985

Folder 8-9

Petre-Lazar, Constantin, General, 1950-1974. Includes his typescript entitled "Mortal Peace or Liberating War?"

Folder 10

Willys-Overland Motors, Inc., 1948

 

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1952-1991

 

"Swiss Neutrality"

Box 1., Folder 11

Term Paper, Columbia University, New York, 1952

Folder 12

M.A. dissertation, Columbia University, New

 

York, 1952 May. Typescript

 

Ph.D. dissertation, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 1954

Folder 13

Typescript, including attached typescript of oral presentation of the dissertation

Folder 14

Printed copy

Box 2., Folder 1

"China: P.R.C. - Retrospective on a 1981 Study Tour," Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut,1982(?). Typescript

Folder 2

"A World War II Profile: General Ion Antonescu," lecture, Congress of the American Romanian Academy of Arts and Science, San Francisco, 1985. Typescript

Folder 3

"Reflections on Romania in World War Two According to the Diary of X. Xeni and the Swiss Press," lecture, Congress of the American Romanian Academy of Arts and Science, Paris, 1987. Typescript

Folder 4

"Bassarabia [Bessarabia]: Crossroads of the Big Powers' Drives," lecture, Juliu Maniu Foundation, 1988. Typescript

Folder 5

" 1948-1949: A Year in the Service of King Michael in Exile," lecture, Congress of the American Romanian Academy of Arts and Science, Los Angeles, 1989. Typescript

Folder 6

Untitled radio broadcast commemorating the 23rd of August event, Radio Free Europe, 1990. Typescript

 

"Memoirs of a Romanian-American 1940-1990," 1991(?). Typescript

Folder 7-8

Romanian original

Folder 9-10

English translation

 

"In Slujba Casei Regale," interview, Lumea Libera, 1991

Folder 11

April 20

Folder 12

April 27

Folder 13

May 4

 

SUBJECT FILE, 1949-1990.

Scope and Content Note

King Michael's speeches and correspondence, correspondence by others, newspaper articles, biographical notices, obituaries, and miscellaneous material
Box 3., Folder 1

American Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1985-1988. Includes a typescript entitled "Nicolae Radescu and Grigore Niculescu-Buzesti: Two Forgotten Men" (by Vergotti?)

Folder 2

Carol I Foundation, 1951-1978

Folder 3

Ionnitiu, Mircea, 1955-1990. Articles, writings, correspondence, obituaries

Folder 4

Maniu, Iuliu, 1987

Folder 5

Michael I, King of Romania. Includes three of his speeches, 1950-1951

Folder 6

Romanian National Committee, 1949-1953. Includes correspondence between the President of the Committee and King Michael

Folder 7

Romanians in foreign countries. Biographical note on Pierre Sergesco and miscellany relating mostly to Romania