Partial Inventory of the Časlav M. Nikitović (Chaslav Nikitovich) papers
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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
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.
Nikitović, Časlav M.
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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father from the front line of World War I, letters, memoranda, clippings, and an unpublished manuscript of his memoirs.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
Postcards from Nikitović's father at the front during World War I
Rest of collection not yet described