Register of the Poland. Poselstwo (Netherlands) records

Finding aid prepared by Zbigniew L. Stanczyk
Hoover Institution Library and Archives
© 2003
434 Galvez Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-6003

Title: Poland. Poselstwo (Netherlands) records
Date (inclusive): 1920-1940
Collection Number: 59032
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: Polish
Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes (0.8 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Telegrams, logbook transcripts of telegrams, and memoranda, relating to Polish-Dutch relations during the interwar period. A digital copy of this entire collection is available at .
Creator: Poland. Poselstwo (Netherlands)
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


A digital copy of this entire collection is available at . 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.


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Acquisition Information


Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Poland. Poselstwo (Netherlands) records, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Alternative Forms of Material Available

Also available on microfilm (1 reel).
Digital copy in Poland's National Digital Archive at . It was digitized from microfilm by the Polish State Archives.

Historical Note

Polish legation in the Netherlands.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a good portion of the secret correspondence sent and received by the Polish legation in the Netherlands during the interwar period, relating to Polish-Dutch relations, as well as of memoranda in preparation for an international peace conference in the early 1930s. It serves not only as a good source for the study of the international tensions that led to the outbreak of World War II but also provides good coverage of the first two months of the conflict.
Of particular interest are the telegrams exchanged with Warsaw at the time of the Russo-Polish War of 1920, reflecting Poland's attempts to acquire arms in Western Europe and diplomatic moves to prevent an international blockade on deliveries by workers sympathizing with the Bolsheviks.
These records were formerly part of the Polish Foreign Ministry collection, acquired by the Hoover Archives in 1959, and were accessioned in the early 1990s as a separate collection.
A microfilm copy of these materials has been deposited in the State Archives of Poland in Warsaw.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Netherlands -- Foreign relations -- Poland
Poland -- Foreign relations -- Netherlands

online digital

Complete collection digitized and available online

Scope and Contents

A digital copy of this entire collection is available online via the National Digital Archive of Poland.


Scope and Contents note

Logbook of incoming and outgoing reports
box 1, folder 1

Logbook of incoming and outgoing reports 1928 November - 1931 May



Scope and Contents note

Logbooks of incoming and outgoing telegrams, arranged chronologically, unless otherwise noted
box 1, folder 2

1920 February 2 - December 31

box 1, folder 3

1922 January 5 - 1923 July 14

box 1, folder 4

1923 July 16 - 1926 January 21

box 1, folder 5

1926 January 7 - 1929 July 17

box 2, folder 1

. 1929 August 10-December(?)

Scope and Contents note

Loose leaves


Scope and Contents note

Logbook of incoming and outgoing telegrams and letters
box 2, folder 2

Logbook of incoming and outgoing telegrams and letters 1937 - 1939 October

box 2, folder 3


Scope and Contents note

Memoranda relating to preparations for an international disarmament conference, to Polish-German relations, and to conditions in Germany