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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Explanatory Note
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: August Zaleski Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1919-1981
    Collection Number: 80163
    Creator: Zaleski, August, 1883-1972
    Collection Size: 29 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 envelope (13 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, dispatches, memoranda, and reports, relating to interwar Polish diplomacy, conditions in Poland and diplomacy regarding Poland during World War II, and postwar Polish emigre life.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language: Polish.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is 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], August Zaleski Papers, [Box no.] , Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1980.


    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.

    Access Points

    Anti-communist movements
    Poles in foreign countries
    World War, 1939-1945
    World War, 1939-1945--Poland
    Poland--Foreign relations--1918-1945
    Poland--History--Occupation, 1939-1945

    Explanatory Note

    The August Zaleski Collection documents the activities of August Zaleski and Ewelina Zaleska from 1919 until 1981. The collection consists of two parts. Part I contains those papers of August Zaleski which were received by the Hoover Institution before 1984. Part II contains those Zaleski papers which were received by the Hoover Institution after 1984.
    The materials of Part I are divided into seven series. Two of them, CHRONOLOGICAL FILE-I and WRITINGS-I, were organized by Zaleski's naval aide-de-camp Marjusz B. Hrynkiewicz-Moczulski who also compiled inventories for the first seven folders of the CHRONOLOGICAL FILE and for the whole series WRITINGS. The materials of Part II are divided into nine series. Three of them (CORRESPONDENCE, ALPHABETICAL-II; CORRESPONDENCE OF AUGUST ZALESKI AND EWELINA ZALESKA WITH RELATIVES AND FRIENDS; CORRESPONDENCE, CHRONOLOGICAL-II) were fully organized, and two others (GENERAL and WRITINGS-II) only partially organized by Hrynkiewicz-Moczulski. Hrynkiewicz-Moczulski also compiled inventories for these series and portions of series.
    Hrynkiewicz-Moczulski's order has been largely preserved for all portions of the collection organized by him, and his inventories have been incorporated into the register.
    An Index provides access to names and subjects listed in the register. The only access points which appear in the register but do not appear in the Index are the Polish government and Ministerstwo Spraw Zagranicznych of Part I. Ministerstwo Spraw Zagranicznych of Part II appears in both register and Index.

    Biographical Note

    1883, Sept. 13 Born, Warsaw, Poland
    1906-19l2 Attended London School of Economics and Political Science
    1926-1932 Minister of Foreign Affairs
    1935-1938 Senator
    1939-194l Minister of Foreign Affairs
    194l-1947 Chief of the Civil Chancery of the President of Poland (government in exile)
    1947-1972 President of Poland (government in exile)
    1972, Apr. 7 Died, London, Great Britain