Correspondence, diaries, other writings, reports, personal documents, and photographs relating to conditions in Poland during
World War II and to Slavic librarianship in the United States.
Peter Kudrik was born Petr Aleksandrovich Kudrin in 1914. His family lived in Vilnius (now Lithuania, then Poland) between
the two world wars, changing their last name to Kudrik. After World War II, Kudrik lived in a displaced persons camp in Germany
before moving to the United States in 1950. He studied at the University of North Carolina, where he received his degree in
library science, following which he worked as a Slavic librarian and curator at the University of Michigan and at Stanford
University. Kudrik was Slavic curator at Stanford University Libraries in the 1970s. After retiring, he worked for a time
as manager of the local Russian newspaper
Russkaia zhizn’ (San Francisco). Kudrik died in San Francisco in 1991.
1 manuscript box
(0.4 linear feet)
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