Register of the Dora Gabensky papers

Finding aid prepared by Lyalya Kharitonova
Hoover Institution Archives
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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

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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

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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.

 

Family File 1921-1992

Scope and Contents note

Includes certificates, identification cards, immigration documents, membership cards, correspondence, and other materials relating to the life and career of the Gabensky's family.
Box 7

1921-1950

Box 8

1939-1975

Box 61

1946-1985

Box 23

1947-1966

Box 12

1952-1985

Box 6

1974-1981

Box 64

1976-1992

Box 53

1979-1992

 

Correspondence 1947-1989

Box 20

1947-1988

Box 39

1949-1987

Box 38

1949-1989

Box 12

1950-1987

Box 4

1952-1979

Box 49

1952-1991

Box 50

1959-1990

Box 35

1962-1989

Box 47

1965-1992

Box 24

1966-1989

Box 50

1967-1990

Box 24

1986-1987

Box 17

1968-1982

Box 16

1970-1986

Box 35

1972-1984

Box 5

1977-1985

Box 31

1980

Box 18

1982-1983

Box 7

1987-1988

Box 19

1987-1989

Box 37

1988

 

Aleksiev, Ivan P. 1973-1977

Box 31

1973-1977

Box 40

1976-1977

Box 27

1977

Box 31

Altankov, Nikolay 1974

Box 33

Angeloff, Liuben 1985-1986

Box 36

Anguelov, N. 1975-1977

Box 40

Avedissian, M. 1968-1976

 

Bagarotto, Laura 1957-1972

Box 5

1957-1968

Box 36

1969-1972

Box 36

Bagarotto, Pier Luigi 1973-1975

 

Bankovski, Ivan M. 1961-1989

Box 17

1961-1987

Box 46

1973-1989

Box 31

1980-1982

Box 40

1988

Box 36

Barev, Ivan 1984-1987

 

Boyadjieff, Charisto 1972-1986

Box 31

1972-1981

Box 22

1982-1986

Box 31

Butkoff, Vladimir 1963-1972

Box 31

Caleff, Renee (Irene Dolska) 1961-1967

Box 23

Christov, Milko 1973-1974

Box 40

Curtiz, Kitty 1976

 

Dimitrov, B. 1974-1981

Box 22

1974-1981

Box 36

1976-1978

Box 36

Dimov-Bogoev, C. D. 1977-1981

 

Docheff, Ivan 1958-1991

Box 9

1958-1966

Box 19

1967-1971

Box 16

1967-1985

Box 36

1980

Box 23

1986-1987

Box 46

1991

 

Drenikoff, Kyril 1963-1982

Box 17

1963-1980

Box 36

1981-1982

Box 23

Ekimov, Vassil 1972-1974

Box 36

Encheff, S. 1967-1975

Box 36

Frank, Ella 1966-1979

Box 5

Gabensky, Ivanko 1961-1965

Scope and Contents note

Incoming letters
Box 40

Gaidarowa, R. 1951-1990

Box 22

Ganchev, Boris 1985

Box 5

Genchev, G. on behalf of King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his Queen Margarita 1958-1974

Scope and Contents note

Includes letters signed by the Roayl Family, clippings, printed matter, and photographs of family members.
 

Georgieff, James D. 1975-1987

Box 31

1975-1982

Box 23

1975-1987

 

Georgiev, Galina and Georgii 1966-1991

Box 36

1966-1983

Box 40

1969-1975

Box 46

1991

Box 22

Glukhov, Mikhail 1984-1985

Box 16

Harisan, Simeon O. 1960-1962

 

Jones, Bob O. 1974-1982

Box 22

1974-1982

Box 40

1977-1980

 

Ivanov, Ivan 1971-1976

Box 16

1972-1976

Box 31

1971

Box 23

Ivanov, Kiril 1974

Box 16

Kafalov, Ivan 1967-1968

Box 40

Katz, Miriam 1968-1972

 

Kermektschiev, Zlatka and Strachimir 1948-1986

Box 24

1948-1986

Box 40

1963-1971

Box 31

1977-1981

Box 23

Khasanov, Iziat 1960

 

King Simeon II 1975-1990

Scope and Contents note

See also: Correspondence: Genchev, G. on behalf of King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his Queen Margarita.
Box 27

1975-1983

Box 46

1979-1990

Scope and Contents note

Includes a photograph of the King inscribed to Gabensky.
Box 22

1986-1987

Box 27

Knudsen, Erika 1975-1978

Box 19

Kostov, Vladimir and Natal'ia 1978-1979

 

Kutchukov, Boris 1980-1988

Box 22

1980-1983

Box 31

1981-1988

 

Marinoff, Stefan 1980-1981

Box 23

1980-1981

Box 31

1981

Box 18

Mary Swift Forum 1954-1955

Box 22

Mechkuevski, Kiril 1968

Box 36

Miloncheva, Dina 1969-1988

Box 19

Mishaikova, N. 1947-1966

Box 40

Nicolaev, Boris 1968-1975

Box 16

Nicoloff, George 1950-1976

 

Nikoloff, Asparukh 1976-1977

Box 31

1976

Box 23

1976-1977

Box 22

Nizamoff, Christo N. 1985-1986

Box 23

Noeff, Georgi 1982-1987

 

Paprikoff, George 1960-1984

Box 19

1960-1975

Box 16

1967-1984

Box 46

1971-1974

Box 23

Panayotof, Panayot 1983

Box 19

Pavloff, Pavel 1979-1985

 

Peev, Krassimir 1981-1983

Box 22

1982-1983

Box 31

1981-1982

Box 36

Peyev (Peev), J. 1949-1966

Box 31

Petrov, Georgi 1976-1987

Box 19

Popoff, Christo 1969-1981

 

Popoff, E. 1974-1979

Box 23

1974-1975

Box 36

1977-1979

Box 40

1974-1977

Box 23

Prostov, Evgenii 1954

 

Queen Ioanna (Giovanna Elisabetta Antonia Romana Maria) 1959-1990

Box 22

1959-1983

Box 31

1980-1981

Box 46

1990

 

Radkova, Ivanka 1975-1985

Box 31

1975-1985

Box 19

1984-1985

Box 19

Robev, Ivan 1969-1970

 

Russewa, Milka 1981-1983

Box 36

1981-1982

Box 22

1982-1983

Box 23

Schekoff, Todor 1985-1987

 

Scott, Ludwig Arthur 1982-1987

Box 22

1982-1987

Box 35

1983

 

Semerdjiev, Peter 1977-1987

Box 5

1977-1978

Box 31

1981-1987

Box 21

1981-1985

Box 23

Semov, Simeon 1986-1987

 

Simeonov, Peter 1971-1980

Box 19

1971-1972

Box 23

1973-1974

Box 36

1975-1980

Box 27

Sumersky, S. 1972-1974

Box 36

Tabakov, George A. 1981

 

Todorov, Kosta 1984-1990

Box 22

1984-1985

Box 31

1981-1985

Box 46

1987-1990

Box 40

Tsanev, Vaniho 1972-1974

 

Tsvetkov, Nikolai 1965-1979

Box 31

1965-1979

Box 22

1967-1968

Box 19

Velkov, James 1978-1979

 

Wagner, Maria 1961-1991

Box 31

1961-1981

Box 23

1985-1986

Box 46

1991

Box 46

Wassilev, Atanas 1989

 

Wassileff, Ivan 1955-1992

Box 36

1955-1981

Box 40

1984-1985

Box 23

1984-1986

Box 46

1991-1992

Box 40

Wassiliewa, Tania Atanas 1969-1978

Box 23

Waltscheff, Diniter 1982-1983

 

Zhivkov, Evgenii 1947-1986

Box 19

1947-1986

Box 22

1981-1983

Box 31

1982-1983

 

Writings 1949-1976

 

Radio scripts, poems, and notes in the first year of emigration 1949-1965

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence and printed matter.
Box 8

1949-1965

Box 9

1956-1964

Box 7

Za teb" Rodino 1976

 

Subject File 1934-1992

Box 42

American-Bulgarian Center Sts. Cyril and Methodius 1990

Scope and Contents note

Includes printed matter.
 

American-Bulgarian League 1955-1970

Scope and Contents note

Quarterly publications
Box 14

1955-1970

Box 1

1956-1957

Box 30

1959-1962

Box 33

American European Strategy Research Institute 1981-1982

Scope and Contents note

Printed matter
Box 15

American Rally for Free China 1979

Scope and Contents note

Printed matter
 

Americans for Freedom of Captive Nations 1976-1988

Scope and Contents note

Includes proposals, correspondence, and newsletters.
Box 32

1976

Box 48

1970-1971

Box 42

1988

Box 10

Assembly of Captive European Nations 1960-1966

Scope and Contents note

Includes minutes, radio scripts, correspondence, and printed matter.
 

Association of Bulgarian Writers and Artists in Exile 1952-1990

Scope and Contents note

Novels, poems, and articles submitted for publication. Includes correspondence and printed matter.
Box 32

1952-1981

Box 13

1963-1970

Box 1

1965-1977

Box 28

1966-1988

Box 22

1977-1082

Box 21

1971-1987

Box 12

1973

Box 9

1979-1984

Box 14

1984-1985

Box 41

1985-1990

 

Bulgarian-American Cultural Educational Society of Los Angeles 1948-1983

Scope and Contents note

Includes activity reports, historical notes, and printed matter.
Box 15

1948-1983

Box 14

1974-1972

 

Bulgarian-American Republican Club of California 1960-1987

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence, minutes, outline of activities, and printed matter.
Box 2

1960-1987

Box 9

1970-1981

Box 16

1970-1982

Box 10

1971-1972

Box 46

1971-1973

Box 32

Bulgarian-Americans for Coldwater-Miller 1964-1965

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence, declarations, and printed matter.
 

Bulgarian emigration and other captive nations 1934-1992

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence, notes, and printed matter.
Box 53

1934-1991

Box 30

1954-1986

Box 25

1956-1978

Box 15

1959-1975

Box 1

1960-1983

Box 33

1961-1975

Box 13

1967--1987

Box 5

1969-1971

Box 8

1972-1986

Box 19

1972-1988

Box 52

1984-1992

 

Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church 1948-1991

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence and printed matter.
Box 13

1948-1987

Box 30

1967-1988

Box 48

1971-1991

Box 15

1981-1985

Box 37

1982-1985

Box 43

1988-1989

 

Bulgarian National Agrarian Union (in Exile) 1960-1987

Scope and Contents note

Includes statements and printed matter.
Box 12

1960-1987

Box 13

1979-1987

Box 41

Bulgarian National Council 1960-1970

Scope and Contents note

Includes declarations, memoranda, correspondence, notes, and printed matter.
 

Bulgarian National Front 1949-1990

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence, notes, and printed matter.
Box 10

1949-1980

Box 53

1968

Box 33

1969

Box 46

1971-1989

Box 23

1975-1981

Box 32

1976-1987

Box 37

1983-1988

Box 13

1983-1987

Box 16

1986

Box 41

1988-1989

Box 41

1987-1990

Box 1

Bulgarian Liberation Day 1970-1978

Scope and Contents note

Includes program, correspondence, notes, and printed matter.
 

Bulgarian Studies Association 1971-1990

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence, newsletters, and directory.
Box 1

1979-1987

Box 45

1985-1992

Box 51

1987-1990

Box 1

Bulgarian Studies Group 1971-1977

Box 9

California Committee for the Re-election of the President 1972-1984

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence and official invitation to the 1981 inauguration of Ronald Reagan as a President of the United States.
Box 46

California Republican Nationalities Council 1973

Box 7

Diplomatic documents on Bulgaria in 1944 1965-1967

Scope and Contents note

Includes radio scripts, clippings, and correspondence.
 

Federation of Republican Women, Los Angeles County 1971-1984

Scope and Contents note

Statements, appeals, correspondence, and printed matter.
Box 9

1971-1981

Box 10

1972-1979

Box 6

1974-1981

Box 15

1975-1984

Box 45

Free Bulgarian Center 1989-1991

Scope and Contents note

Printed matter
Box 10

Freedom Federation 1977-1987

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence and printed matter.
Box 10

Heritage Groups for the Re-election of the President 1972-1973

Box 45

Immigration History Research Center 1990-1991

Scope and Contents note

Includes an annual report and other printed matter.
Box 3

Lady's Committee "Rodina" 1952-1959

Scope and Contents note

Includes minutes of meetings, resolutions, statements, appeals, annual reports, and correspondence.
Box 48

Los Angeles County Republican All-American Nationality Council 1971-1972

 

The MacGahan American-Bulgarian Foundation 1978-1990

Box 32

1978-1979

Box 33

1978-1988

Box 45

1989-1990

Box 42

National Federation of Republican Women 1988-1989

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence and certificates.
 

National Republican Heritage Groups (Nationalities) Council 1971-1990

Box 48

1971-1989

Box 39

1979-1980

Box 16

1980-1983

Box 10

Republican National Committee 1977-1979

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence, membership, and Certificate of Appreciation.
Box 2

Women's International Exposition, Inc. 1961-1965

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence and program.
 

Photographs 1908-1989

 

Dora Gabensky 1908-1989

Scope and Contents note

Photographs depicting Gabensky's family and friends, as well as Gabensky's participation in a special ceremonies and events.
Box 61

Family and friends 1908-1989

Box 62

Captive Nations Week 1970-1979

Box 62

Bulgarian Community and Culture Association "Rodina" 1953-1966

Box 62

Bulgarian-American Republican Club of California 1971-1982

Box 62

National Republican Heritage Groups (Nationalities) Council 1977-1982

Box 62

His Majesty Tsar Simeon of Bulgaria with his family 1964-1986

 

Printed Matter 1951-1992

Scope and Contents note

Includes Bulgarian and foreign periodical issues, books, and pamphlets,
 

General 1951-1990

Box 3

1951-1974

Box 14

1954-1978

Box 11

1956-1985

Box 29

1957-1977

Box 12

1960-1987

Box 7

1967-1978

Box 45

1975-1979

Box 54

1989-1990

Box 64

1990

 

ABN Correspondence 1988-1992

Box 27

1988

Box 42

1989

Box 51

1990-1992

Box 16

ACEN News 1966-1969

Box 12

American Bulgarian Review 1951-1957

 

Baltic Bulletin 1988-1992

Box 27

1988

Box 43

1989-1992

 

Borba 1960-1992

Box 2

1960-1984

Box 27

1962-1989

Box 54

1982-1990

Box 48

1989-1992

Box 29

Bugno Oko 1975-1976

 

Bulgarian Press Survey, Radio Free Europe 1969-1990

Box 33

1969

Box 55

1981-1982

Box 26

1984-1988

Box 6

1987-1988

Box 55

1989

Box 56

1989-1990

Box 57

1990

Box 58

1990 (continued)

Box 59

1990 (continued)

Box 60

1990 (continued)

 

Bulgarian Review 1961-1990

Box 12

1961-1981

Box 51

1975-1990

Box 33

Biuletin na B"lgarskata Liga za Pravata na Choveka 1973-1975

Box 51

B"deshche 1989-1991

Box 63

B"lgarska korona 1991

Box 30

B"lgarska rech 1988

Box 30

B"lgarski pregled 1954-1956

 

B"lgarski voin" 1967-1978

Box 14

1967-1972

Box 2

1976-1978

Box 7

Chrez Edinstvo k"m Svoboda 1968-1970

Box 63

Demokratsiia 1990-1991

 

Edin" Zavet" 1958-1961

Box 12

1958-1960

Box 27

1960-1961

Box 13

Iztok 1980-1987

Box 63

Khristiian demokratsiia 1990

Box 30

Khristianski glas 1984-1988

Box 48

Law Library publications , Library of Congress 1976-1978

 

Makedonska Tribuna 1966-1992

Box 29

1966-1989

Box 13

1971-1988

Box 12

1975-1987

Box 44

1977-1992

Box 54

1989-1990

 

Mesechen" Osvemitelen" Biuletin" na Kantselariiata na Negovo Velichestbo Tsaria 1962-1967

Box 27

1962-1964

Box 12

1965-1967

Box 63

Nachalo 1990

 

Nash P"t 1980-1990

Box 27

1980-1988

Box 43

1988-1990

 

North Atlantic Assembly: The Bulletin 1985-1988

Box 13

1985-1987

Box 30

1986-1988

Box 48

Pismo ot B"lgariia 1991-1992

Box 63

Podkrepa 1990

Box 63

Prelom 1992

 

Radio Vaticana 1984-1992

Box 45

1984-1992

Box 30

1988

 

Situation Report, Radio Free Europe Research 1949-1989

Box 15

1949-1985

Box 33

1952-1988

Box 11

1966-1968

Box 15

1968-1985

Box 25

1980-1985

Box 42

1982-1989

Box 6

1986-1987

Box 63

Sofia News 1990

Box 63

Sofiiski vesti 1990

 

Svoboda 1977-1989

Box 27

1976-1988

Box 2

1977

Box 44

1988-1989

 

Svoboden Narod 1981-1991

Box 27

1981-1987

Box 45

1988-1991

Box 29

Svobodna i Nezavisima B"lgariia 1969-1984

 

Svobodno Zemledelsko Zname 1981-1989

Box 27

1981-1988

Box 44

1988-1989