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Register of the Rusztem Vambéry Papers, 1887-1948
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Rusztem Vambéry Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1887-1948
    Collection number: 75089
    Creator: Vambéry, Rusztem, 1872-
    Collection Size: Number of Containers: 9 manuscript boxes (3.75 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, reports, and printed matter, relating to criminology, Hungarian domestic and foreign affairs, Hungarian- American relations, and Hungarian emigres in the U.S.
    Language: Hungarian and English.

    Administrative Information


    The 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], Rusztem Vambéry Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1975.


    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

    Crime and criminals
    Hungarians--United States
    Hungary--Foreign relations--United States
    Hungary--Politics and government
    United States--Foreign relations
    United States--Foreign relations--Hungary

    Biographical Note

    Rusztem Vambéry, 1872-1948

    1872 Born, Budapest, Hungary
    1897 Admitted to the Bar of Budapest
    1899-1913 Judge to the Court of Appeals and attached to the Department of Bill Drafting at the Ministry of Justice
    1902 Reader in criminal law, Law School at the University of Budapest
    1905 Secretary of Juridical Society
    1908-1921 Professor of Law, Law School at the University of Budapest
    1913-1939 Editor, Jogtudományi Koezloeny (Law Gazette)
    1914 Vice Chairman of the liberal Kossuth Party
    1918 Member of the National Council during th October Revolution
    1922-1938 Practiced law (defended Mátyás Rákosi and other political prisoners of the left, lectured in Hungary, Czechoslovakia and England)
    1924-1939 Founder and editor in chief of Századunk ( Our Century, a journal of sociology)
    1938 Immigrated to the United States of America
    1939-? Professor at the New School of Social Research, in New York
    1939- President of Committee for New Democratic Hungary
    1941?-1945 Special Advisor to the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and the British Information Service on Hungarian matters
    1946-1948 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the United States (appointed September 6, 1946 and resigned May 19, 1948)