Preliminary Inventory to the Stefan Korbonski Papers, 1943-1983
Preliminary Inventory to the Stefan Korbonski Papers, 1943-1983Hoover Institution Archives
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1. Original manuscript of W Imieniu Rzeczypospolite j /Fighting Warsaw/ in Polish prepared already in underground /1939-1945/
2. Dispatches sent to London in microfilm and others in item 1/two metal boxes/.
3. General Tadeusz Bor-Komorowski's letters mostly handwritten and my replies. /Contents of these letters described in my letter to Hoover Institution of June 16, 1983/.
4. Research material for my book The Polish Underground State - A Guide to the Underground 1939-1945/1 volume and several large manila envelopes.
5. Show trials in Poland connected with my underground activities and escape/press clippings from the Polish communist newspapers.
6. Original underground files of the Directorate of Civil Resistance smuggled from Poland to the U.S. two volumes, several hundred pages. /See my letter of June 16, 1983/.
7. Moscow Prawda of June 20, 1945 with extensive coverage of the show trial of 16 top leaders of the Polish wartime underground state.
1. Free Europe Committee and Radio Free Europe/four volumes
2. European Movement, Central and Eastern European Section /Chairman Harold Macmillan/
3. Central and Eastern European Commission /Chairman Major Edward Beddington-Behrens/
4. Consultative Assembly /Chairman Paul Henri Spaak/Items 2,3,4, together comprise three envelopes
5. Dr.Joseph Retinger - Polish-British emissary to the Polish underground - my article in Polish.
6. United Committees and Councils in exile /Headquarters in New York/one volume
7. International Peasant Union
8. Polish Peasant Party /President Stanislaw Mikolajczyk/Items 7 & 8 comprise 8 volumes, over one thousand pages.
9. Assembly of Captive European Nations /ACEN/ a dozen volumes, several thousand pages
10. ACEN NEWS and other ACEN publications - periodical ACEN NEWS from July-August 1965 to July-August 1968
11. Journal of a trip to South America/large brochure
12. Journal of a trip around the world/large brochure
13. Polska Rada Polityczna, Brzedstawicielstwo w Stanach Zjednoczonych /Polish Political Council, Representation in the U.S./one volume
14. Zjednoczenie Narodowe /National Unity/three volumes and six manila envelopes
15. Twentieth Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944/two volumes, one carton
16. Polish Millenium/one volume, one carton.
17. Clippings of over 140 of my letters printed in the American and Western press and dealing with Polish affairs
18. Reviews of my five books - in English and in Polish/several album
19. Cuba - aftermath of invasion/one envelope
20. China -Peking, memo Golden Dragon and White Eagle - two volumes concerning Chinese policy vis-a-vis Poland
21. My thirty years correspondence including letters of prominent Polis personalities/six volumes
22. Handwritten manuscript of my additional four books in Polish - one carton /this is in addition to wartime underground item 1, above
23. Clippings from the American press concerning my political activities, as well as from Polish and communist press/seven large menila envelopes
24. My articles in English and in Polish, speeches, radio broadcasts, reviews and television shows/six volumes and several large manila envelopes
25. Collection of books on Polish and European undergrounds
26. Monthly KULTURA published in France in Polish several hundred copies covering about 30 years
27. Tape recordings of my speeches
28. Various photographs and albums of historic value
29. Personal documents, several portfolios
30. Polonica - two volumes concerning Polish-American Congress and World Polonia Council
31. Polska Rada Jednoci w Stanach Zjednoczonych /Polish Council of Unity in the United States/one volume
32. Holocaust/two volumes, several manila envelopes
33. International agreements and pledges concerning East-Central Europe/one large brochure
34. International Rescue Committee/one file
35. Polish-Canadian Congress/one volume
36. Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences/one volume
37. Catholic Church/one volume
38. Commission on European Security and Cooperation/two volumes, one envelope
39. Congressional Record /some clippings connected with East European affairs/
40. The true story of ENIGMA/one volume
41. Menachem Begin/one volume
42. Brochures with information furnished by important defectors
43. Crime at Katyn/two volumes
44. Poles in Soviet Russia/one volume
45. Defection of Professor Marek Korowicz with my aid from the Polish communist delegation to the United Nations 1953/clippings
46. My testimony at Nuremberg Trial involving German war criminals/one file
47. Letter concerning the destruction of the monument to American fliers at the Cemetery in Lwow
48. Ambassador Bliss Lane/one file
49. Ukrainian affairs/one file
50. Original letters of famous Polish painter, Rafal Malczewski
51. Polish Parliament /Sejm/ in 1947/one file
52. Marshall Plan for Poland/one file
53. Controversy concerning the plan to transfer the remnants of the late General Sikorski to Poland/one file
54. Paderewski's heart/envelope
55. The last Polish prewar Generals: Abraham and Boruta-Spiechowicz/one envelope
56. My postwar exchange of letters with the Chief of German wartime intelligence, General Reinhard Gehlen, concerning Polish Underground
57. Correspondence with the Chancelery of General Charles de Gaulle
58. The visit of Edward Gierek, first secretary of the Polish Communist party in Washington/clippings
59. Memorial album published in 1911 /number 1012/ on the occasion of unveiling the monuments to Thaddeus Kosciuszko and Casimir Pulaski in Washington, D.C. May 1910 /Collectors item/
60. Collection of 37 issues of the chief organ of Solidarity in Poland, the weekly Tygodnik Solidarno /Solidarity Weekly/. Best source of information for historians.
NOTE to Emigration section:
Items 7 and 8 supplement the archives of Stanislaw Mikolajczyk already deposited at Hoover Institution.
Items 6,9,10,11 and 12 illustrate the activities of political exiles from Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and Romania.
Items 1,2,3,4 pertain to the aid given to exile organizations by the governments and peoples of the U.S. and Western Europe.
Items 13,14,15,16 and 31 are related to the activities of the Polis political emigration.
61. Three articles published about me in 1982/3 and some old press clippings concerning my activities.
62. The diploma of the Medal of Honour conferred upon me by Yad Vashem Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority in Jerusalem for saving Jews in Nazi occupied Poland in 1939-1945 and some press clippings connected with this event.
63. Awards given to me by The Alfred Jurzykowski Foundation, by Underground Home Army Soldiers in Los Angeles and by Perspectives, Inc..
64. Obituary notice in Warsaw designated to the 30th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising and a copy of GAZETA LUDOWA in Warsaw of August 1, 1947 concerning the third anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.
65. My six books in Polish /W Imieniu Rzeczypospolitej, W Imieniu Kremla, W Imieniu Polski Walczacej, Miedzy mlotem a kowadlem Polskie Pastwo Podziemne - przewodnik po podziemiu z lat 1939-1945, Za murami Kremla - the last published in November, 1983/ and my five books in English / Fighting Warsaw, Warsaw in Chains, Warsaw in Exile, Between the Hammer and the Anvil The Polish Underground State - a Guide to the Underground of 1939-1945/.
66. 9 volumes of correspondence and other materials pertaining to point 65.