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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
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  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Dora Gabensky papers
    Date (inclusive): 1908-1992
    Collection Number: 88028
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Bulgarian and English
    Physical Description: 62 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes (29.0 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, bulletins, newsletters, reports, pamphlets, serial issues, certificates, and photographs relating to Bulgarian literature and culture; Bulgarian émigré activities; activities of various anti-communist organizations, including the Bulgarian National Front, the Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations, and the Assembly of Captive European Nations; and political participation of Bulgarian and other ethnic Americans in the Republican Party through the National Republican Heritage Groups (Nationalities) Council.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Gabensky, Dora, 1905-

    Access

    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Dora Gabensky papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1988.

    Accruals

    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 catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    Dora Gabensky was a Bulgarian-American writer and journalist. She worked for the Library of Congress in research and publishing for the Radio Free Europe Committee. In 1957 she founded the Association of Bulgarian Artists and Writers in Exile and established and edited the Bulgarian magazine Lutch, which was distributed to many countries.
    In 1960 she organized her first Bulgarian political group - the Bulgarian American Republican Club of California after realizing that only through politics could they be heard in their fight against communism. Having been the Bulgarian delegate to the Captive Nations for over twenty years, she was a relentless fighter against communism.
    Dora Gabensky was an active member of the Republican Party in California and has received numerous awards and recognitions for her contributions to the Party during her lifetime. She assisted in the election of Governor Ronald Reagan, including organizing a successful fundraiser for the Governor while serving as state chairman of the Bulgarian American Committee for Reagan-Bush. During presidential elections, Gabensky held the position of nationalities co-chairman in California. She was also very active in ethnic volunteer organizations within the Republican Party and served as Executive Vice President of the Southern California Republican Heritage Groups Council and as a chairwoman for the Los Angeles County Federation of Republican Women.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains correspondence, bulletins, newsletters, reports, pamphlets, serial issues, certificates, and photographs relating to Bulgarian literature and culture; Bulgarian émigré activities; activities of various anti-communist organizations, including the Bulgarian National Front, the Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations, and the Assembly of Captive European Nations; and political participation of Bulgarian and other ethnic Americans in the Republican Party through the National Republican Heritage Groups (Nationalities) Council.
    Of particular interest in the collection are the files concerning Dora Gabensky's activities in Bulgarian-American republican organizations. Also important are the materials of the Association of Bulgarian Artists and Writers in Exile.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    ACEN (Organization)
    Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations.
    Bulgarian National Front.
    National Republican Heritage Groups Council.
    Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
    Anti-communist movements--United States.
    Bulgaria--Civilization.
    Bulgarian literature.
    Bulgarians--United States.
    United States--Politics and government--1945-1989.