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Inventory of the Alfred Poninski papers
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  • Title: Alfred Poninski papers
    Date (inclusive): 1917-1942
    Collection Number: 81037
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Polish and French
    Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes (0.8 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, memoirs, reports, notes, and printed matter relating to Polish-Soviet and Polish-Romanian relations, and to religious persecution in the Soviet Union.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Poninski, Alfred.


    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], Alfred Poninski papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1981.


    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

    1896 June 18 Born in Koscielisko, Posen (Poznan) province, Poland
    circa 1910-1914 Attended a gymnasium at Bromberg (Bydgoszcz) and studied law at the University of Berlin
    1914 Began work as a journalist
    1918 October Appointed press attaché at the Polish legation in Berlin
    1919-1920 Assistant in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Warsaw
    1921 Married Janina Nowodworska
    1921-1926 Served in diplomatic posts in Brussels and Paris
    1925 Author, "Les Traditions de la Diplomatie Polonaise," Revue d'Histoire Diplomatique
    1926 Author, La Question Polonaise Depuis 1830 Jusqu'à la Grande Guerre
    1926-1933 Counselor of legation to the Soviet Union
    1935-1941 Counselor of legation to Romania
    1941-1942 Consul general, Istanbul, Turkey
    1942-1945 Ambassador to China
    1946 Moved to Australia
    1947-1950 President of the Polish Democratic Society, Sydney
    1950-1951 Founding president of the Federal Council of Polish Associations in Australia
    1950s Vice-president of the United Council of Migrants and of the New Australians' Cultural Association, and a council-member of the State division of the New Settlers' League of Australia, the Australian Council for International Social Service, and the Australian Institute of International Affairs
    1953-1963 Regular contributor, Tygodnik Katolicki, Melbourne
    1967-1968 Author, "Poland in the Second War" (series of articles in Wiadomosci Polskie)
    1968 March 25 Died, Sydney, Australia

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Correspondence, memoirs, reports, notes, and printed matter relating to Polish-Soviet and Polish-Romanian relations, and to religious persecution in the Soviet Union.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Communism and religion.
    World War, 1939-1945--Poland.
    Poland--Foreign relations--Romania.
    Poland--Foreign relations--Soviet Union.
    Poland--History--Occupation, 1939-1945.
    Romania--Foreign relations--Poland.
    Soviet Union--Foreign relations--Poland.
    Soviet Union--Religion.