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Preliminary Inventory of the I. G. Duca papers
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  • Alternative Forms of Material Available
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: I. G. Duca papers
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1933
    Collection Number: 66009
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: In Romanian
    Physical Description: 6 manuscript boxes, 3 microfilm reels (2.7 linear feet)
    Abstract: Memoirs, correspondence, notes, and memoranda, relating to Romanian politics and foreign policy.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Duca, I. G. (Ion George), 1879-1933.


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], I. G. Duca papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1966.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the library catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Alternative Forms of Material Available

    Memoirs also available on negative microfilm copy.

    Biographical/Historical Note

    Ion George Duca was prime minister of Romania from November 14 to December 30, 1933, when he was assassinated for his efforts to suppress the fascist Iron Guard movement.
    Born in Bucharest on December 20, 1879, he entered Romania's Chamber of Deputies for the National Liberal Party in 1907 and served in the cabinet from 1914. Appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1922, he was an avid supporter of the Little Entente, an alliance formed between Romania, Yugoslavia, and Czechoslovakia.
    In November, 1933, King Carol II of Romania asked Duca to head the government as prime minister in preparation for the December elections. What followed was a time of violence when police jailed thousands of Iron Guard members. Shortly after the release of many of the Iron Guard members from jail, Duca was shot on the platform of the Sinaia train station by Nicolae Constantinescu.
    Ion George Duca's extensive political memoirs were edited by his son George while at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in the 1970s and 1980s.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Memoirs, correspondence, notes, and memoranda, relating to Romanian politics and foreign policy.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Romania--Foreign relations.
    Romania--Politics and government--1914-1944.
    World War, 1914-1918--Romania.