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Labedz (Leopold) papers
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Correspondence, speeches and writings, reports, serial issues, clippings, other printed matter, photographs, sound recordings, and motion picture film relating to political and cultural conditions in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, Soviet and Eastern European dissidents, Russian and Eastern European literature, post-World War II international relations, and the nature and history of communism and Marxian theory. Includes manuscripts submitted to Survey for publication, correspondence with contributors, and financial and other records of the journal.
Leopold Labedz was born on January 22, 1920, in Simbirsk, Russia, but spent most of his childhood in Warsaw, where both of his parents were well-respected physicians. Labedz studied at the Kreczmara Gymnasium and subsequently, in 1937, continued his education at the University of Warsaw. By mid-1938, he had relocated to Paris to study medicine at the Sorbonne. The exposure to French culture quickly shifted his interests from medicine to the humanities and to political philosophy in particular. However, the events of World War II stalled Labedz's academic pursuits.
140 manuscript boxes, 5 oversize boxes (64.2 Linear Feet)
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Box FH9 may not be used without permission of the Archivist. The remainder of 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.