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  • Title: Ignace Jan Paderewski papers
    Date (inclusive): 1687-1983
    Collection Number: 75017
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: In Polish, English, and French
    Physical Description: 10 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 album box, 2 envelopes, 1 motion picture film reel, memorabilia (5.7 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, clippings, printed matter, and photographs relating primarily to the establishment of an independent Polish state, the Paris Peace Conference, Polish politics in the interwar period, the occupation of Poland during World War II, and the musical career of I. J. Paderewski. Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 
    Creator: Paderewski, Ignace Jan, 1860-1941
    Creator: Modjeska, Helena
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1975.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item] Igancy Jan Paderewski papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Alternate Forms Available

    Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 

    Biographical Note

    Ignace Jan Paderewski (also known as Ignacy Jan Paderewski) was a Polish statesman and musician.
    1860 November 6 Born, Kurylowka, Podolia, Ukraine
    1872 Studied music, Warsaw Conservatory
    1876 Taught piano, Warsaw Conservatory
    1880 Married Antonina Korsak, who died a year later
    1882 Studied in Berlin under Friedrich Kiel
    1884-1887 Studied in Vienna under Theodor Leschetizky Taught at Strasbourg Conservatory
    1887-1891 Made first public appearances as a pianist in Vienna, Paris, London, and New York
    1893 Composed "The Polish Fantasia" for piano and orchestra (Opus 19)
    1896 Established the Paderewski Fund in support of musical compositions in the United States
    1898 Settled in Riond-Bosson near Morges, Switzerland
    1899 Married Helena Gorska
    1901 Composed the opera Manru
    1909 Director, Warsaw Conservatory
    1910 Presented the City of Krakow with a monument commemorating the victory of the Poles over the Teutonic Order upon the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Grunwald
    1915 Member and representative to the United States, General Committee for Polish Relief (organized in Switzerland in January)
    1917 Member and representative to the United States, Polish National Committee; frequently urged Woodrow Wilson to include Poland in his Fourteen Points
    1919 Resigned November 27 and returned to Riond-Bosson
      Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Poland; delegate, Paris Peace Conference
    1920 Delegate plenipotentiary of Poland to the League of Nations
    1921 Resumed musical career in Europe and the United States
    1938 Author (with Mary Lawton), The Paderewski Memoirs
    1939 President, Polish National Council (Rada Narodowa) of the Polish Government-in-Exile, Paris
    1940 Left Europe for the United States
    1941 June 29 Died, New York City

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Correspondence, speeches and writings, clippings, printed matter, and photographs relating primarily to the establishment of an independent Polish state, the Paris Peace Conference, Polish politics in the interwar period, the occupation of Poland during World War II, and the musical career of I. J. Paderewski.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Poland -- History -- Occupation, 1939-1945
    Motion pictures
    Polish people -- United States
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland
    Poland -- History -- 1918-1945
    Statesmen -- Poland