Register of the Hungarian Subject Collection

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Title: Hungarian Subject Collection,
Date: 1917-2015
Collection Number: XX750
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: Hungarian
Physical Description: 16 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 24 digital image files (7.6 linear feet, 69.3 MG of digital files)
Abstract: Pamphlets, leaflets, flyers, serial issues, bulletins, press releases, studies, election campaign literature, and other printed matter, relating to various aspects of Hungarian history, including the Revolution of 1918-1919, the Revolution of 1956, Hungarian minorities in other countries, and especially political, social and economic conditions, and elections, in Hungary after 1989
Language of the Materials: In Hungarian and English.


Collection open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Hungarian Subject collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.


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Subjects and Indexing Terms

Hungarians in foreign countries.
Hungary--Economic conditions--1989-
Hungary--History--Revolution, 1918-1919.
Hungary--History--Revolution, 1956.
Hungary--Politics and government--1989-
Hungary--Social conditions--1989-.

Box 1-12

SUBJECT FILE, 1918-1995

Scope and Contents note

Flyers, posters, bulletins, brochures, newsletters, reports, pamphlets, newspaper issues, clippings, circulars, leaflets, press releases and miscellanea, arranged chronologically and then alphabetically by subject
Box: 1

Revolution, Leaflets, l9l9, relating to the Hungarian Revolution. In Hungarian 1918-1919.




Census of Poster November 1939.


Communist agitation leaflets, s 1920-


Red Army officers. Biographies and war records, Photocopies of flyers 1944.




Baranya County, Social and economic conditions for Government regional report by Gyula Keresz, 1966 1965.


Catholic Church. Pamphlet by Istvan Barankovics relating to the Catholic Church and faith in Hungary, 1963


Ceausescu, Nicolae. Analysis of his policies. Interview given to Hearst Press in March, 1978


Collectivization. Poem written by villager from Borjad glorifying social progress, Typescript 1962.


Communist Party (Magyar Kommunista Part). Facsimile of first posters issued in 1944-1945


Elections, Flyers 1947.


Emigres. Studies, l958, issued by various Hungarian anti-communist imigri organizations in the United States, relating to Soviet influence in Hungary, forced labor camps in Hungary, and Hungarian minorities in other communist countries. In Hungarian and English


Housing. Pamphlet relating to housing conditions after Lakas-Viszonyok, 1986. In Hungarian 1945.


Opposition circles. Debate on state of affairs in Hungary, Report June 1985.


Propaganda in posters


Aviation. Promotional campaign for, 1950s


Museum of Contemporary History


Flyer 1950s.


Catalog 1944-1990.


Revolution, 1956







Box: 2



Archives. Opening of Soviet archives on Hungarian Communist Party, Clippings 1992.




Flyers announcing concerts of classical and rock music celebrating the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Hungary, In Hungarian June 1991.


Press releases, newsletters, and flyers, issued by the Hungarian Cultural Service. In Hungarian 1991-1992,


Defense, National. Ministry of Defense bulletin on official government position, 1993


Economic reforms and privatization, Government publications, brochures, magazines, academic analysis. In Hungarian and English 1990-1993.


Education. Higher education system reform. Brochures and bulletins, 1993

Box: 3

Elections. Party programs, newsletters, newspaper issues, and leaflets, issued by various parties for the national elections. In Hungarian and some in English


General. Electoral laws of 1989 and 1990





Box: 4

Environment. Flyers against water-power station on Slovak-Hungarian border, Gabcikovo-Nagymaros, and polluting of Danube river, In Hungarian and English 1992.


Hungarian News Agency. Weekly bulletin





Box: 5



McDonald - Budapest


May Day, Newsletters, newspaper issues, brochures, and flyers relating to the celebration of May 1, 1991 1991-1993.


Media war, Government statements and political analysis of free media. In English 1992.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Official press releases of Hungarian government on current issues, In English 1992-1994.






Press file. Maps and brochures on Hungary


European Union


NATO membership


Regional cooperation

Box: 6

Minorities. Flyers, posters, official government press releases


General. Press releases of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Includes material on war in former Yugoslavia 1992-1993.


Hungarian minority








Ukrainians in Hungary

Box: 7

Political parties. Programs, bulletins, brochures, newsletters, reports, pamphlets, newspaper issues, clippings, circulars, leaflets, and miscellanea, In Hungarian and English 1989-1992.






Agrarian and peasant parties


Smallholders party

Box: 8

Fiatal Demokratak Szovetsege, FIDESZ (Union of Young Democrats)


Keresztenydemokrata Neppart, KDNP (Christian Democratic People's Party)


Magyar Demokrata Fsrum, MDF (Hungarian Democratic Forum)

Box: 9

Magyar Igazsag Es Elet Partja


Magyar Munkaspart


Magyar Neppart


Magyar Nemzeti Part


Magyar Oktober Part


Magyar Radicalis Part


Magyar Szocialista Part (Socialist Party)


Magyaroszagi Szocialdemokrata Part


Nemzeti Demokrata Szovetseg

Box: 10

Szabad Demokratak, SZDSZ (Alliance of Free Democrats)

Box: 11

Press. Newspaper issues and magazines reflecting process of political evolution since 1989

Box: 12

Public opinion. Booklet, issued by the Hungarian Public Opinion Research Center, and clippings, 1991 1987,


Soros, George. Corrrespondence on Hungarian internal politics


Trade Unions. Brochures and bulletins, 1990-1995

Box 13

MEMORABILIA, 1956-1994

Scope and Contents note

Tote bags, buttons from 1994 national elections, pre-1945 national flag damaged in 1956 Revolution, and flags with images of Karl Marx and Vladimir I. Lenin
Box: 13

Tote bags, buttons from national elections, flags with images of Karl Marx and Vladimir I. Lenin, and pre-1945 national flag damaged in 1956 Revolution 1994

Box: 14-18, digital files

Incremental Materials

Scope and Contents note

This addition to the collection has not yet been described.

24 digital image files documenting a political protest in Budapest and a political sticker relating to the Syrian refugee crisis, 2015 October