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Register of the Nicolas, Prince of Romania Papers, 1907-1984
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Nicolas, Prince of Romania Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1907-1984
    Collection number: 82002
    Creator: Nicolas, Prince of Romania, 1903-1978
    Collection Size: 8 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes (4 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Memoirs, other writings, correspondence, genealogical charts, legal and financial papers, printed matter, and photographs, relating to the royal family of Romania, the history of the House of Hohenzollern, and Romanian émigré affairs
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language: Romanian, French, German, English and Spanish.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Nicolas, Prince of Romania Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Access Points

    Romania--Court and courtiers
    Hohenzollern, House of
    Romanians in foreign countries

    Biographical Note

    Prince Nicolas was the second son of King Ferdinand and of Queen Maria of Romania, brother of Marie, queen of Yugoslavia, and of Elizabeth, queen of Greece.
    He was born on August 18, 1903 and studied in the English Navy School of Malta. After 1927, during the minority of his nephew, the future King Michael I, he served as Romanian Regent (together with the Patriarch Miron Cristea and the president of the Court of Cassation, Gh. Buzdugan).
    In 1930 he was instrumental in bringing back his elder brother Carol, who had gone into voluntary exile in 1925, and helped to proclaim him king. However, he was exiled in 1937 for political opposition to the dictatorship of the new monarch. Except for his mother's funeral in 1938, he never went back to Romania.
    During his exile, in Italy, Switzerland, and Spain, Prince Nicolas was politically active. He founded the Romanian Center for Research (Centre Roumain de Recherches) in France, patronized by the French Academy, as well as the Romanian Cultural Foundation: Princess Ioana (Fundatia Culturala Romana: Printesa Ioana) in Germany. He participated in numerous meetings of Romanian émigrés from all over Europe, gave speeches at Romanian cultural events, and addressed radio broadcasts to Romanians from Romania and abroad. He also started two Romanian publications in Madrid.
    He married Joana Doletti in 1963 and, following her death, Thereza Figueira de Mello. Prince Nicolas died in 1978.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists mainly of Prince Nicolas's memoirs and his writings on political, social, religious, educational, and economic conditions in Romania. Also of special interest are the materials related to the Romanian émigré associations and to the Hohenzollern dynasty, found in the subject file.