Scope and Content Note
Title: Andrzej W. Tymowski interview transcripts
Date (inclusive): 1987-1991
Collection Number: 93018
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: In Polish, Czech and German
2 manuscript boxes
(0.8 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Interviews with activists in KOR, Solidarnosc, and other Polish dissident movements of the 1970s and 1980s, with activists
in Czechoslovak and East German dissident movements of the same period, and with observers of these movements, relating to
the history of the movements, and to the social dynamics of participation in them.
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Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1993.
[Identification of item], Andrzej W. Tymowski interview transcripts, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library
Scope and Content Note
Political scientist Andrzej W. Tymowski conducted these interviews while he was at Yale University. Tymowski interviewed activists
in Komitet Obrony Robotnikow (KOR), Solidarnosc, and other Polish dissident movements of the 1970s and 1980s, activists in
Czechoslovak and East German dissident movements of the same period, and observers of these movements, about the history of
the movements and the social dynamics of participation in them.
The descriptions of the interviewees included in the container list were taken verbatim from descriptive notes written by
Tymowski used this research in several publications:
"The Unwanted Social Revolution: 1989 in Poland,"
East European Politics and Societies 7, no. 2 (Spring 1993).
"Youth Activism in the East European Transformation,"
Communist and Post-Communist Studies (June 1994).
"The Unwanted Revolution: From Moral Economy to Liberal Society in Poland (The Social Origins of Reform and Counter-Reform),"
PhD diss., Yale University, 1995.
The Hoover Institution Library & Archives acquired the transcripts in 1993 and 1995.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Dissenters -- Czechoslovakia
Dissenters -- Poland
Dissenters -- Germany (East)
Social movements -- Poland
Social movements -- Czechoslovakia
Social movements -- Germany (East)
NSZZ "Solidarność" (Labor organization)
Komitet Samoobrony Społecznej KOR