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Guide to the Agnes Kun Papers, ca. 1940-1975
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Kun, Agnes. Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1940-1975
    Collection number: M0674
    Creator: Kun, Agnes
    Extent: 2 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Abstract: Extensive correspondence with Russian writers documenting Hungarian-Russian literary relations. Covers the period of destalinization of Russian literature. Significant collections of Leonid Martynov letters and poems, and Boris Pasternak's writings on Hungarian writer Petofi. Includes papers of Antal Hidas.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions


    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased, 1994.

    Preferred Citation

    Agnes Kun Papers. M0674. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    Agnes Kun was a translator of Russian literature into Hungarian and maintained extensive correspondence with Russian writers.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The collection is a document of Hungarian Russian literary relations, an interesting and so far poorely documented aspect. It is also a document of the period of destalinization of Russian literature. Among authors whose manuscripts are represented in the collection are: a sizeable collection of letters and poems (several hundreds) by Leonid Martynov and smaller collections of letters by N. Tlkhonov, N. Zabolotsky, A. Fadeev, R. Samoilov possibly a few others. Of particular interest are also some Boris Pasternak authographs especially regarding his work on Hugarian writer Petofi.

    Access Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Aseev, Nikolai Nikolaevich, 1889-1963.
    Attila, Jâozsef,$f1905-
    Chukovskii, Nikolai Korneevich, 1904-1965.
    Fazekas, Mihâaly, 1766-1828, Lâudas Matyi.
    Hidas, Antal, 1899-
    Kirsanov, Semen Isaakovich, 1906-1972.
    Madâach, Imre, 1823-1864, Az ember tragâediâaja.
    Martynov, Leonid Nikolaevich, 1905-1980.
    Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich, 1890-1960.
    Petèofi, Sâandor, 1823-1849, Jâanos Vitez.
    Tikhonov, Nikolai Semenovich, 1896-1979.
    Vèorèosmarty, Mihâaly, 1800-1855, Csongor âes Tèunde.
    Zabolotskii, Nikolai Alekseevich, 1903-1958.
    Hungarian literature--20th century.
    Russian literature--20th century.
    Szâecsi Mâaria. Tèundáerâalom. Salgâo.