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  • Title: Tibor Flórián papers
    Date (inclusive): 1926-1996
    Collection Number: 2006C18
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: Mainly in Hungarian
    Physical Description: 109 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (56.35 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, transcripts and sound recordings of radio broadcasts, poems and other writings, memoranda, reports, printed matter, and memorabilia relating to Radio Free Europe broadcasts to Hungary, the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, Hungarian émigré affairs, Hungarian-language publishing in the United States, and international freedom for writers issues.
    Creator: Flórián, Tibor, 1908-
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    Boxes 97-109 closed. 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.


    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2006.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Tibor Flórián papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    1908 April 12 Born, Selmecbánya, Austro-Hungary (present-day Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia)
    1927 Graduated, Roman Catholic Lyceum, Cluj (in Hungarian: Kolozsvár), Romania
    1934 Graduated, University of Cluj, law degree
    1934-1945 Active member of Hungarian literary circles in Cluj; probably resided and worked for most of this time in Gherla (in Hungarian: Szamosújvár), Romania
    1935 Author, Felhők fölött, felhők alatt, a book of poetry
    1936 Author, Vázlatok, a book of poetry
    1945 Immigrated to Germany
    1945-1949 Resided in the town of Cham
    1945-1954 Married to Áva Felföldy
    1945-1949 Literary editor of the émigré weekly Hungaria; at some point an employee of the American Red Cross; a member of émigré organizations and a contributor to émigré periodicals, from this time on and throughout his life
    1946 Author, Kőtáblák öszetörtek, a book of poetry
    1948 Author, Mélység fölött, a book of poetry
    1949 Immigrated to the United States
    1949-1986 Resided in New Jersey and Connecticut
    1950-1974 Announcer and later Editor, Radio Free Europe, New York City, N.Y.
    1954-1974? Board Member of Kossuth Publishing Co. (Kossuth Kiadó), New York City and Cleveland, Ohio
    1955 Married Sophie Weress
    1955-1986? Board Member, mostly Treasurer, of American Branch of International P.E.N.: Writers in Exile, New York City
    1960?-1986 Member and Board Member of Arpad Academy (Árpád Akadémia), Cleveland
    1966?-1986? Member and Board Member of American Transylvanian Federation (Amerikai Erdélyi Szövetség), New York City
    1975 Author, Keserű gyökéren, a book of poetry
    1986 March 2 Died, Punta Gorda, Florida

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Tibor Flórián papers document Hungarian-American cultural and political activities, including responses to the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and activities on behalf of the Hungarian community in Transylvania, as well as Hungarian-language publishing in the United States, and international freedom for writers issues. Materials include correspondence with Hungarian émigrés, especially writers and journalists, mostly in the United States, South America, Germany and Australia; transcripts, sound recordings, and other materials of the Radio Free Europe Hungarian service; and Flórián's poetry, essays, and other writings.

    Related Materials

    Eckhardt (Tibor) papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
    Gábor (Áron) papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
    Hungarian subject collection, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
    Pásztor (László) papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
    RFE/RL broadcast records, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
    RFE/RL corporate records, Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Hungarians -- United States
    Hungary -- History -- Revolution, 1956
    Civil rights
    Radio broadcasting -- Hungary
    Hungarian literature
    Radio Free Europe
    PEN (Organization)
    Kossuth Publishing Company