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  • Biographical Note
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  • Title: Petr Den papers
    Date (inclusive): 1933-1977
    Collection Number: 83012
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Czech
    Physical Description: 28 microfilm reels (2.8 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, writings, radio transcripts, serial issues, and other printed matter relating to Czechoslovak émigré affairs, Czechoslovak culture, and Western radio broadcasting to Czechoslovakia.
    Creator: Den, Petr

    Access

    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Petr Den papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1983.

    Accruals

    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

    1898 April 3 Born in Kolín, Czechoslovakia
    1920 November-1939 Joined Foreign Ministry of the Czechoslovak Republic. Served in diplomatic posts at Bucharest, Berlin, and Bern, and participated in international conferences at Geneva, Paris, and London as a member of the Czechoslovak delegations
    1921 January Received his law degree from Charles University, Prague
    1932 Won first prize in the Melantrich essay competition under the pen name of Petr Den
    1939 After the German occupation of Czechoslovakia resigned from the Czechoslovak Foreign Ministry
    1945 May Rejoined the Czechoslovak Foreign Ministry
    1945 September Appointed by Minister Jan Masaryk as member of the Preparatory Commission for the United Nations in London
    1946 May-1948 February Deputy chief delegate of Czechoslovakia at the United Nations in New York, later Minister Plenipotentiary
    1948 After the communist coup d'etat resigned from his diplomatic post
    1948-1958 Remained a member of the U.N. Secretariat
    1959-1969 Broadcast for Radio Free Europe and Voice of America
    1961-1963 Editor of Perspektivy, a cultural revue published in New York
    1964-1970 Editor and founder of the Czech language literary quarterly, Proměny, published in New York City by the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences in America
    1970 September 9 Died, New York, USA
    1970 Posthumously awarded honorary membership in the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences in America
    1992 Posthumously awarded Tomas Garrigue Masaryk Order

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Correspondence, writings, radio transcripts, serial issues, and other printed matter relating to Czechoslovak émigré affairs, Czechoslovak culture, and Western radio broadcasting to Czechoslovakia.
    Petr Den is a pseudonym of Ladislav Radimský.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Czechoslovakia--Civilization.
    Czechoslovakia--Emigration and immigration.
    Radio broadcasting--Czechoslovakia.