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  • Title: Časlav M. Nikitović papers
    Date (inclusive): 1922-1978
    Collection Number: 2016C36
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: Serbo-Croatian, English and French
    Physical Description: 8 manuscript boxes (3.3 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, writings, printed matter, personal documents, and photographs relating to twentieth-century Yugoslav political history and to Serbian émigré affairs.
    Creator: Nikitović, Časlav M.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.

    Use

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2016.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Časlav M. Nikitović papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    Časlav M. Nikitović (Chaslav Nikitovich) was born in 1901 in the city of Čačak in central Serbia. His primary and secondary education was local, after which he went on to Paris to study law at the Sorbonne, where he received his doctorate in 1928. After the publication of several books, his expertise in law, economics, and finance was applied to politics, when he was elected from Macedonia to the Yugoslav parliament in 1935.
    A member of the governing Yugoslav National Party (JNS), Nikitovich served on various financial and legal commissions and as minister of agriculture from 1939 to 1941, in the last government of free Yugoslavia before the German invasion. He survived the German occupation but fled abroad as the country was being taken over by the communist forces of Josip Broz Tito.
    After a short stay in Paris, Nikitovich and his family were able to immigrate to the United States, where they settled in New Jersey. He was active in émigré affairs, writing articles, making speeches, and corresponding with professors, politicians, and old associates.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The papers contain correspondence, writings, printed matter, personal documents, and photographs relating to twentieth-century Yugoslav political history and to Serbian émigré affairs. In particular, the materials include postcards from Nikitovich's father from the front line of World War I, letters, memoranda, clippings, and an unpublished manuscript of his memoirs.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War, 1939-1945 -- Yugoslavia
    Yugoslavia -- Politics and government -- 1945-1980
    Serbs -- United States
    Yugoslavia -- Politics and government -- 1918-1945
    Yugoslavia -- Emigration and immigration