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  • Title: Henryk Piecuch collection
    Date (inclusive): 1945-2017
    Collection Number: 96009
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: Polish
    Physical Description: 26 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 1 card file box (16.5 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: The collection is largely composed of Henryk Piecuch's research materials for his various books as well as his published and unpublished writings. The research materials in the collection span from 1920 to 2012 and focus on Polish Communist intelligence and counterintelligence efforts. Includes photocopies of internal documents of Polish intelligence and security agencies.
    source: Piecuch, Henryk
    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

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1996.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Henryk Piecuch papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    Henryk Piecuch was born December 4th, 1939, in Bielsko-Biała, Poland. After obtaining his military education, for 35 years he served as an officer in the Wojska Ochrony Pogranicza (WOP)(Border Guard) in Poland. Towards the end of the 1960s his military career took a different turn and he started writing articles for the WOP weekly, Granica. Though he started as a field reporter, shortly after 1978 he was promoted to assistant executive editor and later executive editor. Piecuch achieved the rank of colonel and continued in his military duties until 1994, when he retired from both his military and journalist careers. He is a prominent author of 66 books, various articles, stories, and poems. Piecuch's work is primarily focused on Polish Communist intelligence, counterintelligence, and internal security.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection is largely composed of Henryk Piecuch's research materials for his various books as well as his published and unpublished writings. The research materials in the collection span from 1920 to 2012 and focus on Polish Communist intelligence and counterintelligence efforts. The collection is divided into two series.
    The first series is composed of personal files: correspondence, legal materials from cases filed against Piecuch and cases he participated in, memorabilia, as well as his writings and writings of others Piecuch edited. The second series is composed of various research materials that Piecuch used for his publications: intelligence and counterintelligence materials, background files on various individuals associated with or affected by secret service activities in Communist Poland, materials on Radio Wolna Europa (Radio Free Europe), and Solidarność (Solidarity).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Audiotapes
    Secret service -- Poland
    Internal security -- Poland
    Espionage, Polish
    Piecuch, Henryk