Inventory of the Inès Keller-Frick papers

Finding aid prepared by Kayla Anderson
Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: Inès Keller-Frick papers
Date (inclusive): 1905-1999
Collection Number: 90024
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English, French, Polish, and German
Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes (0.8 linear feet)
Abstract: Memoirs, reports, clippings, journal articles, photographs, and printed matter relating to United Nations and Swiss relief work in Poland after World War II; the World War II Serbian resistance leader Draža Mihailovic and his trial and execution in Yugoslavia in 1946; and Swiss foreign relations. Includes memoirs of the Swiss diplomat Albert-Louis Natural.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Keller-Frick, Inès.
Contributor: Natural, Albert-Louis.


Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Inès Keller-Frick papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1990.


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Biographical Note

Swiss relief worker; secretary, Schweizer Spende.

Scope and Content of Collection

Memoirs, reports, clippings, journal articles, photographs, and printed matter relating to United Nations and Swiss relief work in Poland after World War II; the World War II Serbian resistance leader Draža Mihailovic and his trial and execution in Yugoslavia in 1946; and Swiss foreign relations. Includes memoirs of the Swiss diplomat Albert-Louis Natural.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

World War, 1939-1945--Yugoslavia.
World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements.
Yugoslavia--History--Axis occupation, 1941-1945.
Mihailović, Draža, 1893-1946.
Schweizer Spende (Agency)
International relief.
World War, 1939-1945--Civilian relief.
World War, 1939-1945--Poland.
Switzerland--Foreign relations.

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Table of contents, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes a table of contents created by Keller-Frick naming and outlining the intended arrangement for the documents.
Box/Folder 1 : 2

Introduction by Inès Keller, undated

Scope and Contents note

About Draža Mihailović; includes two article clippings.
Box/Folder 1 : 3

Biographical record of General Draža Mihailović (Draza Mihailovich), undated


Document 1

Box/Folder 1 : 4

"Patriot or Traitor: The Case of General Mihailovich," edited by Milorad M. Drachkovich, undated



Box/Folder 1 : 5

1.1 Biographical record of Dr. Milorad Drachkovich, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 6

1.2 Pilot David O'Connell, newspaper clipping, 1946 July 13

Box/Folder 1 : 7

1.3 T/Sgt. Gus T. Brown, Lt. John P. Devlin, ditto, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 8

1.4 Captain Walter Mansfield and Captain George Musulin, ditto (also see Annex 1.18, "The Mansfield Report"), undated

Box/Folder 1 : 9

1.5 Staff Sergeant McKool, ditto, 1946 May 17

Box/Folder 1 : 10

1.6 Air Force Lieutenant, Richard L. Feldman, ditto, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 11

1.7 Second Lieutenant, Michael Rajacich, Captain Nick Lalich, Navy Radio Tech, 1c Arthur Jiliian, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 12

1.8 Colonel McDowell's testimony, 1949

Scope and Contents note

Includes three newpaper clippings related to the testimony.
Box/Folder 1 : 13

1.9 Colonel Robert McDowell, article clipping, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 14

1.10 Captain Mansfield's testimony, ditto, 1946 May 14

Box/Folder 1 : 15

1.11 Colonel McDowell with General Mihailovich, ditto, 1946 July 15

Box/Folder 1 : 16

1.12 "King Peter Asks Truman to Help Save Mihailovich," article clipping, 1946 July 17

Box/Folder 1 : 17

1.13 "New York Jury Clears Mihailovich," article clipping, 1946 May 31

Box/Folder 1 : 18

1.14 Mihailovich's final plea, ditto, 1946 July 12

Box/Folder 1 : 19

1.15 "Death at Belgrade," ditto, 1946 July 20

Box/Folder 1 : 20

1.16 "Draja Rejected, Freedom Chance," ditto, 1946 July 19

Box/Folder 1 : 21

1.17 "How Reds Seized Stricken Mihailovich by Cowardly Ruse," ditto, 1946 July

Box/Folder 1 : 22

1.18 "The Mansfield Report," preface by Boris Todorovich, undated


Document 2

Box/Folder 1 : 23

Dr. Ivan Akaumovi, "Mihailovic prema nemackim dokumentima," "Mihailovich in German Documents: Abstract," undated



Box/Folder 1 : 24

2.1 Photocopies of sources, references, books, newspapers and magazines, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 25

2.2 Inès Keller, introduction to the quotations from each of the following works, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 26

2.2.1 Kim Philby, Russian mole in British intelligence service, "My Silent War," undated

Box/Folder 1 : 27

2.2.2 Percy E. Schramm, "Kriegstagebuch des Oberkommandos der Wehrmacht 1939-1945," excerpts, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 28

2.2.3 "Wehrmachtsberichte 1933-1945," summary from book, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 29

2.3 Dr. Lazo M. Kostich, "The Holocaust in the Independent State of Croatia," undated


Document 3

Box/Folder 1 : 30

A comment on Mihailovich's restraint to fight the Germans by Mr. Jovan Trboyevic, ex-Lieutenant of the Royal Yugoslav Navy, parachuted into Yugoslavia in 1942, undated



Scope and Contents note

The table of contents includes Annex 3.1.2, "Geneva Convention of August 12, 1949 on protection of military personnel"; however, the file is missing from the collection.
Box/Folder 1 : 31

3.1 Biographical record of Jovan Trboyevic, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 32

3.1.1 Geneva Convention of August 12, 1949, on prisoners of war, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 33

3.1.3 Protocols additional to Geneva Convention of 12 August 1949, on protection of civilian populations, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 34

3.1.4 Geneva Convention of July 27, 1929, relative to the treatment of prisoners of war, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 35

3.1.5 Convention de Genève du 6 juillet 1906 pour l'amèlioration du sort des blessés et malades dans les armées en campagne, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 35

3.1.6 Convention de Genève du 22 aout 1864 pour l'amélioration du sort des militaires blessés dans les armées en campagne, undated


Document 4

Box/Folder 1 : 36

Rewards promised by the German occupation forces for the capture of either Mihailovich or Tito: 100,000 Reichsmark each, undated


Document 5

Box/Folder 1 : 37

Letter from Hitler to Mussolini on February 16, 1943


Document 6

Box/Folder 1 : 38

Order of merit awarded to Mihailovich, undated


Document 7

Box/Folder 1 : 39

Nora Beloff, "Tito's Flawed Legacy," Hoover Institution, 1985



Box/Folder 1 : 40

7.1 Biographical record of Nora Beloff, undated


Document 8

Box/Folder 1 : 41

Evguenie Yourichitch, "Le procès Tito-Mihailovic" (photocopy under separate cover), 1950



Box/Folder 1 : 42

8.1 Biographical record of Eugence Yourichitch, undated


Document 9

Box/Folder 1 : 43

Branko Lazitch, "La tragédie du General Mihailovic," Hoover Institution, 1946



Box/Folder 1 : 44

9.1 Biographical record of Branko Lazitch, undated


Document 10

Box/Folder 1 : 45

Radomir Petrovic-Kent,


1) As former Aide de Camp to H.M. King Peter II of Yugoslavia: "From My 1954 Diary," an account of His Majesty's sorrow for giving in to Churchill, undated


2) As former commander of a brigade under Mihailovich's order during the war: "Military and other memories" [See: Copies, page 150], undated



Box/Folder 1 : 46

10.1 Biographical record of Radomir Petrovic-Kent (Kent was his war alias), undated

Box/Folder 1 : 47

10.2 Photocopies of souvenirs, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes a picture of Commander Kent during the war, a dollar note signed by the American airmen he saved after an emergency landing, and legitimation of his command of a brigade.

Document 11

Box/Folder 1 : 48

"Last Words," by Boris Todorovich, introductory notice by Inès Keller, undated



Box/Folder 1 : 49

11.1 Authorization of reproduction of excerpts from "Last Words" from Ljubica Todorovich, 1989 December 12

Box/Folder 1 : 50

11.2 Excerpts from "Last Words," undated

Box/Folder 1 : 51

11.3 Biographical record of Boris Todorovich, undated


Document 12

Box/Folder 1 : 52

Jasper Rootham: "Miss Fire: The Chronicle of a British Mission to Mihailovich, 1943-1944," Hoover Library, 1946




12.1 Biographical record of Jasper Rootham [See: Copies, page 179], undated


Document 13

Box/Folder 1 : 53

Agnes Chabrier: "Les pierres crient..." (photocopy of book under separate cover), undated


Document 14

Box/Folder 1 : 54

United States press clippings relative to the trial, sentence, and execution of General Drava Mihailovich, undated


Document 15

Box/Folder 1 : 55

Swiss press clippings on the case and trial of General Mihailovich, undated


Document 16

Box/Folder 1 : 56

"US Congressional Report: Proceedings and Debates: Commemorating 95th Anniversary of Mihailovich's Birth," 1988 March 29


Document 17/18


Poems by Milan Rakic

Box/Folder 1 : 57

17a. "The Abandoned Church," undated

Box/Folder 1 : 58

17b. "Napustena Crkva," undated

Box/Folder 1 : 59

18a. "Simonida," undated

Box/Folder 1 : 60

18b. "Simonida," undated

Box/Folder 1 : 61

Copies, undated

Scope and Contents note

Contains a copy of every document listed in the table of contents, including Document 10 (part 2) and Annex 12.1, which were both missing from their original folders.
Box/Folder 1 : 62

Revue militaire suisse RMS, 1990

Box/Folder 1 : 63

Récits, études et réflexions du temps que j'étais diplomate 1961-1963, volume I, Albert-Louis Natural, 1998 June

Box/Folder 2 : 1

Récits, études et réflexions du temps que j'étais diplomate 1964-1966, volume II, Albert-Louis Natural, 1998 June

Box/Folder 2 : 2

Récits, études et réflexions du temps que j'étais diplomate 1972-1975, volume III, Albert-Louis Natural, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes a compact disc copy of the publication.
Box/Folder 2 : 3

Mon séjour en Pologne 1948, Inès Keller-Frick, 1999

Scope and Contents note

Includes a typed essay describing his evening with General Bor-Komorowski, who was involved in the Warsaw Insurrection in 1948.
Box/Folder 2 : 4

Die Schweizer Spende, 1944-1948 : Polen : [allgemeiner Bericht über Polen], Gertrud Lutz, 1948

Box/Folder 2 : 5

"United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, History of the Mission to Poland," report from UNICEF, undated

Box/Folder 2 : 6

Kosovo, 1989-1991

Scope and Contents note

Includes a copy of the publication Kosovo 1389-1989, a list of institutions with the same copy, a table of contents, and a typed history abstract.
Box/Folder 2 : 7

Czeslawa Dopieralska, undated

Language of Material: Polish

Scope and Contents note

Includes a typed personal account of her experiences in World War II, photographs, and excerpts from her book.
Box/Folder 2 : 8

Nürnberg [Nuremberg], 1905-1908

Scope and Contents note

Includes a biography of Friedrich Trost and reproductions of his paintings, as well as photos and an informational booklet regarding Heiliggeistkirche, a church in Nuremberg. Photos depict the church before and after the devastation following World War II.
Box/Folder 2 : 9-10

Photographs, 1943-1948

Scope and Contents note

Photographs depict the destruction in Warsaw during and after World War II. The majority of the photos have titles written on the back in English describing the location and scene.