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  • Title: Andrzej Prusiński papers
    Date (inclusive): 1917-2014
    Collection Number: 2012C10
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Physical Description: 1 manuscript box (0.4 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, writings, memoranda, bylaws, note cards, and identification documents, relating to the Polish émigré community in Germany.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of the Materials: In Polish, German, and English.
    Creator: Prusiński, Andrzej.


    Collection is open for research
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    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Andrzej Prusiński papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2012.


    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

    Andrzej Prusiński was born on March 18th, 1941 in Kórnik, near the city of Poznań. After completing his primary school education, Prusiński attended secondary school at the renowned Gimnazjum im. Adama Asnyka in Kalisz. In 1959, he graduated and successfully passed the entrance exams for the Astronomy program at the University of Toruń. In 1963, Prusiński relocated from Toruń to Poznań and attended the Adam Mickiewicz University until his graduation in 1966.
    It was also in 1966 that Andrzej Prusiński won the Polskie Radio Poznań national competition for radio announcers, which launched his radio career. While at Radio Poznań, Prusiński’s career flourished, as is evident by his work in various capacities: announcer, journalist, and radio broadcaster. He later decided to pursue a professional degree in journalism at the University of Warsaw. Prusiński never completed his degree, because in 1980, along with his wife and daughter, he immigrated to West Germany to pursue a job with the Polish branch of Radio Free Europe (RFE), which he secured in 1982. He worked as a broadcaster with RFE until its closing on June 30th, 1993.
    While working for RFE, Prusiński became involved with Zjednoczenie Polskich Uchodźców w Niemczech (Union of Polish Refugees in Germany) and eventually became one of its leaders. He was also appointed as the Member of Parliament in West Germany for the Polish Government-in-exile by the President of Poland-in-exile, Edward Bernard Raczyński.
    Prusiński currently resides in Munich, Germany.

    Scope and Content

    Materials in the collection document the life and career of Andrzej Prusiński. The collection is mainly comprised of: bylaws, correspondence, diaries, émigré documents, Kongres Wolnej Polski w Europie (Free Polish Congress in Europe) documents, Rada Koordynacyjna Polonii Wolnego Świata (Polish Coordination Council of the Free World) documents, Radio Wolna Europa (Radio Free Europe) documents, and materials regarding Zjednoczenie Polskich Uchodźców w Niemczech (Union of Polish Refugees in Germany).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Zjednoczenie Polskich Uchodźców w Niemczech.
    Polish people--Germany.