Register of the Jacques de Launay papers

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Title: Jacques de Launay papers
Date (inclusive): 1914-1993
Collection Number: 75013
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: Mainly in French
Physical Description: 13 manuscript boxes, 4 phonotape reels, 2 phonorecords (5.6 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, writings, clippings, and other printed matter, relating to various aspects of twentieth-century European history, and especially to Romania and Belgium during World War II; the Little Entente; the relationship between Adolf Hitler and Lord Rothermere, 1933-1939; the Walloon Legion during World War II; and education in Europe. Includes sound recordings of interviews by J. de Launay of Tadeusz Komorowski, Andre Francois-Poncet, Georges Bonnet, and Jules Moch.
Creator: Launay, Jacques de
Creator: Komorowski, Tadeusz, 1895-1966
Creator: Bauduin, Philippe
Creator: Bonnet, Georges, 1889-1973
Creator: François-Poncet, André, 1887-1978
Creator: Moch, Jules, 1893-1985
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


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One folder in Box 3 may not be quoted without permission of J. de Launay.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1975.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jacques de Launay Papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Biographical note

Belgian historian

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Romania -- History
Sound recordings
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany
World War, 1939-1945 -- Collaborationists
World War, 1939-1945 -- Belgium
Germany -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Germany
World War, 1939-1945 -- Romania
Little Entente (1920-1939)
Education -- Europe
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945
Rothermere, Harold Sidney Harmsworth, Viscount, 1868-1940
Waffen-SS.. SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division "Wallonien," 28


CORRESPONDENCE 1943, 1945-46

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Colson, General 1946


Corap, General 1943, 1945-46


Georges, General André 1946


SUBJECT FILE 1919-1947

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Avramovski, A., "An Attempt to Transform the `Petite Entente' Into a Pact of Mutual Assistance Against All Aggression" (in French)


Batowski, Henryk


"Central Europe in the Policy of Great Powers in the Period 1919-1939/41", Warsaw 1970


"Joseph Beck's Voyage in Romania in October 1938" (in French), Polish Institute for International Affairs, Warsaw 1960


Campus, Eliza


"The Position of the `Petite Entente' in Relation to the Austro-German Tariff Union Plan" (in French), reprint, Nouvelles Etudes D'Histoire (Bucharest) 1965


"The Fight to Achieve Romanian National Unity (1914-1918)" (in French), reprint, Revue Roumaine D'Histoire (Bucharest), Vol. IV, No. 4 1965


"Nicolae Titulescu and the Politics for the Maintenance of Romanian Territorial Integrity" (in French), reprint, Revue Roumaine D'Histoire (Bucharest), Vol. V, No. 3 1966


Deutsch, R.


"The Foreign Policy of Romania and the Dynamics of Peace, ", reprint, Revue Roumaine D'Historie (Bucharest), Vol. 1, No. 1 1932-1936 1966


"Romania and the Problem of the Straits at Montreux in 1936" (in French), reprint, Revue Roumaine D'Histoire (Bucharest), Vol, VI, No 1 1967


Goy, R., de, "The Walloon Legion, " (in French) 1941-1945


Matthys, Victor, an appeal (in French) before the Charleroi War Council July 4, 1946


Radesco, General Nicolae, report (in French) on the events of October 13 and December 7 at Bucharest August 26, 1947


Verschaeve, Cyriel, last appeal (in German) undated


Walloon Legion (Legion Wallonie), clippings 1941-44,


WRITINGS 1959, 1975


"The Future and Professional Education of Youth in Europe" (in French), Brussels 1959


"Secret Stories of Belgium, (in French), Part III, with annotations by Leon Degrelle, Paris 1935-1945" 1975





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Launay, Jacques de: "La Correspondence secrete Hitler-Rothermere," (Unpublished study of the most important correspondence between Lord Rothermere, editor of the Daily Mail, London, and Adolf Hitler, mainly concerning German-English and German-French relations in the 1930's, etc. 1933-1939.





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Besse, Fernand


"Position des travailleurs Chretiens en matiere d'Apprentissage" (in French), mimeographed, Journees europeennes d'information sur la formation professionnelle de jeunes, n.p. n.d.


Bureau European de la Jeunesse


"Extraits de presse obtenus et en Belgique a partir du 15 Mai 1962" (in French), newspaper clippings, La Lanterne, and other newspapers 1962


Bureau European de la Jeunesse et de l'enfance


Documents (in French), published, (Bruxelles), Printed copies. 1952-1956.


Chaudieu, Georges


"Une experience de formation humaine dans une ecole professionnelle" (in French), Journees Europeennes sur la formation professionnelle des jeunnes (Geneve), Printed copy. Juillet 1950.


Commission Europeenne de la Formation Professionnelle de Jeunes


"Dans une ecole neuve un nouveau programme d'enseignement general" (in French), n.p., Printed copy. n.d.


"La formation professionnelle des jeunes filles dans les metiers industriels" (in French), n.p., Printed copy. n.d.


Sepe, Giovanni. "La formation professionnelle des jeunes dans l'artisanat en Italie" (in French), (Roma), Printed copy. n.d.


Coseil National du Patronat Francais. Commission d'Apprentissage.


"Organisation professionnelle de l'Apprentissage - enquete 1949" (in French), n.p., Printed copy. n.d.


L'Europe, Congres de


"Provisional programme; "Rapport politique" (in English and French), The Hague, Printed copy. 1948.


Falkenhausen, General von - Interrogations, (in French), photoreproduction of 9 typewritten pages translation of the original German text, Photocopy (positive typescript) 1946 May 28, 1946.


"Le Federalisme" (in French), La Federation, Paris, Printed copy. n.d.


"Les forces armees de la Federation Europeenne" (in French), n.p., Printed copy. n.d.


Guebriant, M. de


"La formation professionnelle agricole" (in French), Supplement, Chambres d'Agriculture, (Fontaineblau). Printed copy. Septembre-Octobre 1952


Hitler, Adolf


Babtisme de Feu de Adolf Hitler (in German), correspondence (in English and German) related to the battles in August 1914, in which Hitler participated as a volunteer. The correspondence took place between Col. Earl, British Armed Forces and Dr. Otto Schwend, German Officer, photostat copies except for one original letter. Includes 5 photographs 1914-1970


Adolf Hitler's letter to Joseph Popp (in German), photograph, with a typewritten French translation 1914.


"Localisation des aquarelles de Hitler" (in French), 6 photographs and 2 xerox copies of Hitler's paintings; 12 photographs of people, houses, scenes. A newspaper clipping (in French), showing and with information relative to one of Hitler's paintings "Houbourdin," January 16, 1976


International Labour Conference, Conference internationale du Travail, "Recommendation 87," 32d session, (in English and French), n.p., Printed copy. July 1, 1949 n.d.


Launay, Jacques de, and Bourgeois, Henri. "L'utilisation des gaz asphyxiants 1914-1918" (in French), a typewritten list.


Lousse, Emile. A resume (in French), Typewritten copy. n.d.


Mouvement Francais pour les Etats-Unis d'Europe. "Note d'information" (in French), Lille, Printed copy. n.d.


"L'Orientation professionnelle en France" (in French), La Documentation Francaise. Notes et etudes documentaires. (Paris) 12 Septembre 1950


Principaux traits caracteristiques de l'apprentissage en Italie" (in French), Fournees Europeennes d'Information sur la Formation Professionnelle des Jeunnes Avril 1950.


Union Europeenne des Federalistes, 2e annuel Congres de, (in French), Rome, printed & mimeographed, programs, motions, resolutions 6-11 Novembre 1948, 1948.


Venlo, L'Incident de, (in French), photostat, n.p., Photocopy (typescript). n.d.

reel A

BOR-KOMOROVSKI, General - "L'Insurrection de Varsovie", Enregistrement réalisé à Londres par J. de Launay 13 Decembre 1960.

reel B

FRANÇOIS-PONCET, A. - "Ma Mission Auprès du Duce (1938-39)", Enregistrement réalisé chez M. François-Poncet, Paris 1 Mars 1958.

reel C

BONNET, Georges - "La Periode 1933-39 - Souvenirs", Enregistrement réalisé à Bergneustadt (RFA) par J. de Launay 26 Avril 1957.

reel D

MOCH, Jules - "La Naissance du Front Populaire 1936", Enregistrement réalisé à Lausanne par J. de Launay 1 avril 1959.

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