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  • Title: Stefan Jędrychowski papers
    Date (inclusive): 1941-1994
    Collection Number: 95030
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Polish
    Physical Description: 4 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (3.3 linear feet)
    Abstract: Interview transcripts, speeches and writings, correspondence, and photographs relating to governmental administration, economic planning, and foreign policy in Poland.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Jędrychowski, Stefan.


    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], Stefan Jędrychowski papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1995.


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

    Biographical Note

    Stefan Jędrychowski (1910-1996) was a Polish economist and politician who served in many high-ranking offices of the Polish People's Republic. He joined the communist party in Wilno, where he was born and educated, before World War II, becoming a member of the Soviet Communist Party during the war. In the 1940s, Jędrychowski was a member of the Polish Committee of National Liberation (PKWN), representing the committee in Moscow and France and then serving in the national unity government as the Minister of Navigation and Foreign Trade. In Poland he served as the vice president of the Rada Ministrów from 1951 to 1956; president of the Komisja Planowania from 1956 to 1968; Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1968 to 1971; and Minister of Finance from 1971 to 1974. He was also a member of the Central Committee of the Polish United Workers' Party in the 1950s and 1960s.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The papers of Stefan Jędrychowski consist of interview transcripts, speeches and writings, correspondence, and photographs relating to governmental administration, economic planning, and foreign policy in Poland. The collection is divided into two series, both arranged chronologically. The documentary and photographic evidence which Jędrychowski preserved about his governmental activity in communist Poland provides a window into the highest levels of party life during the post-war decades and Poland's place in the orbit of communist states.
    The Speeches, Interviews, and Writings series, containing speeches, interviews, planning documents and other writings by Jędrychowski, is strongest in the earliest period of his political and governmental activity during the late 1940s and early 1950s. The transcript of an extensive interview of Jędrychowski conducted in the early 1990s is at the end of this series and forms a useful guide to the original documents.
    The Photographs series reflect the full range of Jędrychowski's public life from the 1940s into the 1980s. Nearly all were produced by professional, official government photographers and primarily document Jędrychowski's participation in official visits, ceremonies, and meetings in Poland and abroad as a representative of the Polish government. This part of the collection is richest, therefore, from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s. Frequently Jędrychowski is not the main participant in an event, being a listener or observer of the primary participant or action. He annotated extensively on the back of most of the photographs. The descriptions in this finding aid are summaries that will help guide researchers to particular photographs or year ranges, but they are not exhaustive in terms of what a researcher will be able to identify about a photograph when consulting it, nor is it an exhaustive, photograph-by-photograph, register.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Poland--Politics and government--1945-1980.
    Poland--Economic policy--1945-1981.
    Poland--Foreign relations--1945-1989.