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Register of the Ryszard Wraga Papers, 1947-1959
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ryszard Wraga Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1947-1959
    Collection number: XX407
    Creator: Wraga, Ryszard
    Collection Size: 6 manuscript boxes 2.5 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Reports, memoranda, and other writings, relating to post-World War II politics in the Soviet Union and Poland, American and Soviet intelligence and propaganda activities, and activities of Russian and Ukrainian emigre groups. Many of the documents were prepared for the French intelligence service
    Language: Russian, Polish, French, German and English.

    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], Ryszard Wraga Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.


    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

    Russians in foreign countries
    Ukrainians in foreign countries
    Poland--Politics and government--1945-1980
    Soviet Union
    Russia (Federation)
    Soviet Union--Politics and government--1945-1991

    Biographical Note

    1902, July 25 Born Jerzy Antoni Niezbrzycki in Niemirov, Ukraine
      Degree in law; graduate work in geography and philosophy, University of Warsaw
    1927-1930 Polish diplomatic service, Moscow and Kiev
    1931-1939 Director of Eastern Section of Polish military intelligence; member, faculty of Polish Military Academy and Institute of Journalism
    1939-1945 Serves with Polish armed forces in Poland and the West
    1945-1949 Resides in London; lectures at Polish Institute of Eastern Affairs and Free Polish University; becomes British subject and changes name to Ryszard Wraga
    1949-1958 Resides in Paris; acts as consultant on Soviet Affairs to French Foreign Office Research Department
    1958 Emigrates to the U.S.; works at Library of Congress
    1963-1967 Research Associate at Hoover Institution, Stanford University
    1968, January 30 Dies, Leesburg, Virginia