Register of the Ignace Jan Paderewski papers

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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

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

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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

 

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE 1889-1983

Scope and Contents note

Affidavit, certificates, correspondence, eulogies, financial papers, lists, will, and clippings and other printed matter, arranged alphabetically by physical form.
box 1, folder 1

Affidavit re attack of Jewish organizations and defamatory fliers 1941, undated

box 1, folder 2

Announcement for the inauguration of a bronze statue by Milo Martin to the memory of Paderewski, Morges, Switzerland 1948 July 3

 

Financial papers

Scope and Contents note

Affidavits, bank statements, bills, correspondence, income assessments, income tax returns.
box 1, folder 3-6

General

 

Estates

box 1, folder 7

Paso Robles

box 1, folder 8

Santa Maria

box 1, folder 9

Sao Paulo

box 1, folder 10

List of decorations

box 1, folder 11

Miscellany

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes, table arrangements.
 

Subject file

box 1, folder 12

Audience with Pope Pius XI. Notice and clipping 1925 January 15

box 1, folder 13

Birthday, 80th. Acknowledgments for birthday greetings, and tribute by Gustave Doret (in French)

 

Concert tours

 

Correspondence 1923-1936

Scope and Contents note

Includes letters relating to other musicians or music in general, including Ernest Schelling.
box 1, folder 14

Incoming, including Alfred Cortot, William S. Hawk, Vladimir Horowitz

box 1, folder 15

Outgoing [See also: CORRESPONDENCE/Engles, Musaceous, Musikurs, Schelling, Steinway, Urchs]

box 1, folder 16

Programs and income figures 1924-1927?

 

Death

box 1, folder 17

Certificate

box 1, folder 18

Condolences, notices, and resolutions 1941-1983

 

Eulogies

box 1, folder 19

Polish Government-in-Exile (London)

box 1, folder 20

Strakacz, Sylwin. Biography prepared for the Polish press

box 1, folder 21

Syski, A., Arlington National Cemetery

 

Delegation assignments

box 1, folder 22

Paris Peace Conference, 1919. Letter of resignation as delegate to the Paris Peace Conference, addressed to Jozef Pilsudski 1920

box 1, folder 23

League of Nations, 1920. Telegrams of acceptance and of resignation, addressed to Prince Sapieha late 1919?, 1921

 

Family

Scope and Contents note

Mainly correspondence with or about.
box 1, folder 24

Gorski, Waclaw (son of Helena Paderewska by first marriage) 1922-1928?

box 1, folder 25

Kodrebski (distant relative) 1926

box 1, folder 26

Paderewska, Helena (Mrs. I. J. Paderewski) 1925-1926

box 1, folder 27

Paderewska, Maria (sister). Paderewski's telegram on her behalf to Maxim Litvinov 1936

box 1, folder 28

Paderewski, Alfred (son) 1891

box 1, folder 29

Paderewski, Jan (father). Document signed by Jan Paderewski (in Russian) 1889

box 1, folder 30

Paderewski, Jozef (half-brother) 1924-1939

box 1, folder 31

Wilkonska, Antonina (sister), 1941

Scope and Contents note

Includes legal documents.
 

Honorary degrees [See: CORRESPONDENCE, Columbia University and Harvard University]

 

Memberships. Correspondence

box 1, folder 32

Bohemian Club, San Francisco 1921

box 1, folder 33

Institut de France, Paris 1926

box 1, folder 34

Name Day. Congratulatory message signed by Polish soldiers interned in Switzerland 1941 February 1

 

Travel

box 1, folder 35-36

Departure from Switzerland and travel through France and Spain en route to the United States (September). Correspondence and clippings, including re arrival in the United States (November 6) 1940

box 1, folder 37

Miscellany

box 1, folder 38

Will and testament 1930

Scope and Contents note

Holograph and photostat positive copy of entire document and related papers.
 

CORRESPONDENCE 1894-1941

Scope and Contents note

Letters, notes, and telegrams, arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent. Includes some correspondence of Helena Paderewska, and some in the hand of Paderewski's secretary, Sylwin Strakacz.
 

General

box 2, folder 1

Drafts of letters and telegrams addressed to different people on the same sheet, 1921-1941

Scope and Contents note

Correspondents include Bishop Adamski, King Albert of Belgium, Mrs. Szymon Askenazy, Albert Blondel, Adolphe Boschot, Raoul Choussaud, Jan Ciechanowski, Marja Cielewiczowa, Count Clauzel, P. Czescik, Jozef Dowboz Musnicki, Mrs. Drohinska, Hamilton Fish, Waclaw Gorski, Princess Gortschakoff, Adam Grzymala-Siedlecki, Henri Guisan, Joseph Haller, August Hlond, J. Horodyski, Count Jancoyski, S. W. Jarakomski, Tadeusz Jentys, Reverend Kasaczun, Jan Koch, Mrs. Krajewska, Stanislaw Kruczek, Mary Lawton, Maxime Leroy, Irene Loevenberg, Mr. Martinet, Stanislaw Milaszewski, J. Modzelewski, Andrzej Moszczynski, Jozef K. Orlowski, Jozefowa Pilsudska, Andre Poniatowski, Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, Jan Romaszkiewicz, Theodore and Mrs. Roosevelt, Wladyslaw Sikorski, Colonel Smigielski, Jan F. Smulski, Mr. Sobinski, Wladyslaw Sobanski, Marquise de St. Paul, Stefan Starzynski, Maurice Sternberger, Mrs. Venizelos, Mr. Wielowieyski, Woodrow and Mrs. Wilson, and August Zaleski.
box 2, folder 2

Miscellany (incoming)

box 2, folder 3-4

Unidentified

Scope and Contents note

Includes a letter to a Norwegian journalist, 1924?
box 2, folder 5

Aballi, Sanchez undated

box 2, folder 6

Adamowski, Antoinette and Joseph 1923-1929

box 2, folder 7

Adamowski, Gertrude and Tim 1925-1929

box 2, folder 8

Adatci, Count 1924

box 2, folder 9

Addor, Barbey 1934

box 2, folder 10

Aikins, James A. M., Sir 1924

box 2, folder 11

Albert I, King of the Belgians, and Queen Elisabeth 1929-1940

Scope and Contents note

Includes letter from Court Marshall regarding the Queen's intercession with Berlin to facilitate Prince Ladislas Radziwill's departure from German-occupied Poland.
box 2, folder 12

Alexandry, Baron d' undated

box 2, folder 13

Amster, Marc 1935

box 2, folder 14

Astor, John Jacob undated

box 2, folder 15

Association of Polish Students, University of Madison, Wisconsin 1929

box 2, folder 16

Bank Zwiazku Spolek Zarobkowych 1924

box 2, folder 17

Bannister, L. Ward (Mile High Club, Denver) 1923-1926

box 2, folder 18

Barthelemy, A. (Union League Club, Chicago) undated

box 2, folder 19

Beck, James M. 1925

box 2, folder 20

Beck, Louise C. 1924

box 2, folder 21

Behmeyer, L. E. 1924

box 2, folder 22

Benes, Edvard 1935

box 2, folder 23

Benham, W. B. (University Club, Dunedin) 1927

box 2, folder 24

Berthelot, Philippe 1921-1928

box 2, folder 25

Besson, Bishop 1926

box 2, folder 26

Blazejowski, Boleslaw 1935

box 2, folder 27

Bliss, Anna B. 1924-1926

box 2, folder 28

Blodgett, Eleanor 1921-1929

box 2, folder 29

Blondel, Albert 1924-1934

box 2, folder 30

Bojnowski, L. 1941

box 2, folder 31

Bok, Edward W. undated

box 2, folder 32

Borchard, Mr. 1928

box 2, folder 33

Borglum, Gutson 1929

box 2, folder 34

Bourn, Agnes and William 1923-1926

box 2, folder 35

Bratianu, Elise and Jean 1924-1927

box 2, folder 36

Burbank, Luther 1921

box 2, folder 37

Burnham, Hubert undated

box 2, folder 38

Burton, Theodore E. 1928

box 2, folder 39

Call, Mr. 1928

box 2, folder 40

Cambridge University (Dr. Seward, Dr. Stewart) 1926

box 2, folder 41

Car, Mr. 1921

box 2, folder 42

Cartier, Baron de 1925

box 2, folder 43

Carton de Wiart, Adrien 1926

box 2, folder 44

Cazalet, Victor A. 1925

box 2, folder 45

Chabrie, Robert (Journal des Debats), 1929

box 2, folder 46

Chlapowski, De 1925-1929

box 2, folder 47

Chlusewicz, Colonel 1927

box 2, folder 48

Ciechanowski, Jan 1923-1941

box 2, folder 49

Cieplak, Archbishop 1925

box 2, folder 50

Clauzel, Count 1926-1934

box 2, folder 51

Clay, P. T. (Sherman and Clay) 1923-1926

box 2, folder 52

Coffey, Herbert V. undated

box 2, folder 53

Columbia University (Murray Butler, Frank D. Fackenthal, Levering Tyson) 1921-1922

box 2, folder 54

Comite International pour le Placement des Intellectuels Emigres 1933

box 2, folder 55

Condon, Robert E. undated

box 2, folder 56

Congres General de l'Enfant, Polish Committee (Witold Chodzko, M. Gromski) 1925

box 2, folder 57

Coolidge, Calvin 1924

box 2, folder 58

Corboult, Miss 1934

box 2, folder 59

Cumming, Joseph M. undated

box 2, folder 60

Czartoryski, Witold 1923

box 2, folder 61

Daily Mail, undated

box 2, folder 62

Daladier, Edouard undated

box 2, folder 63

Damrosch, Walter 1923-1935

box 2, folder 64

Daniels, John (English Speaking Union) 1928

box 2, folder 65

Daniels, Josephus 1923

box 2, folder 66

Davis, Norman H. 1926?

box 2, folder 67

Deering, Frank and Mrs. 1924-1926

box 2, folder 68

Deschamps, Eugenie 1928-1929

box 2, folder 69

Dobrzycki, Rector 1925

box 2, folder 70

Doret, Gustave 1934-1936

box 2, folder 71

Downes, Olin and Marion A. (Boston Sunday Post), 1923-1932

box 2, folder 72

Drobinski, I., Mrs. 1923

box 2, folder 73

Drummond, Eric 1929

box 2, folder 74

Dubowski, Ignacy 1928

box 2, folder 75

Duer, Sophie Lawrence 1939

box 2, folder 76

Dunham, Josephine and Theodore 1925-1929

box 2, folder 77

Dworzak, J. 1922

box 2, folder 78

Dydejczyk 1924

box 2, folder 79

Dziennik, Edmund A. 1928

box 3, folder 1

Eames, Henry Purmort 1926

box 3, folder 2

Echo de Paris, L' 1933

box 3, folder 3

Eden, Anthony 1936

box 3, folder 4

Emerson, Mary Hopkins 1936

box 3, folder 5

Encyclopedia, 1926

Scope and Contents note

Includes letter to unidentified minister regarding Wydzial Narodowy Polski w Ameryce.
box 3, folder 6

Engles, George 1923-1929

box 3, folder 7

Farnell, Mrs. undated

box 3, folder 8

Ferrell, Garland (Wichita Daily Eagle), 1923

box 3, folder 9

Fisher, Harold H. 1927

box 3, folder 10

Fisher, Herbert (Oxford University) 1928

box 3, folder 11

Flagler, Anne Lamont 1923

box 3, folder 12

Foch, Ferdinand 1920-1928

box 3, folder 13

France Pologne 1923

box 3, folder 14

Fronczak, F. E. 1924

box 3, folder 15

Fuchs, Helene 1922

box 3, folder 16

Fulcher, Maurice 1923

box 3, folder 17

Gabrilovitch, Mr. 1926

Scope and Contents note

Relates to Theodor Leschetizky.
box 3, folder 18

Gandhi, Mohandas 1939

Scope and Contents note

Includes a transcript of a statement by Gandhi on Poland.
box 3, folder 19

Garbarek, Feliks 1926

box 3, folder 20

Garfield, H. A. 1926

box 3, folder 21

Gasiorowski, W. (Kolegium Zwiazku Narodowego Polskiego) 1926

box 3, folder 22

Gaspari, Cardinal 1922

box 3, folder 23

Gibson, Hugh and Ines undated

box 3, folder 24

Gilchrist, H. L. 1933

box 3, folder 25

Giraudoux, Jean 1940

box 3, folder 26

Glasgow, Lord Provost of 1925

box 3, folder 27

Golde, Edith Sullivan undated

box 3, folder 28

Goral, B. X. 1922

box 3, folder 29

Gorzynski, Monsignor 1925

box 3, folder 30

Graham, Ronald, Sir 1925

box 3, folder 31

Grappin, Henri 1926

box 3, folder 32

Gregory, D. J. 1925

box 3, folder 33

Gronkowski, Reverend undated

box 3, folder 34

Grudzinski, Ludwik 1925-1928

box 3, folder 35

Gryncewicz, Joseph undated

box 3, folder 36

Haig, Douglas, Sir 1925

box 3, folder 37

Haiman, Mieczyslaw (Polish Roman Catholic Union of America) 1940

box 3, folder 38

Halecki, O. 1940

box 3, folder 39

Haller, Joseph 1923

box 3, folder 40

Hamilton, Ian 1925

box 3, folder 41

Hanotaux, Gabriel 1929-1940

box 3, folder 42

Hartwell, Dr. and Mrs. undated

box 3, folder 43

Harvard University (Thomas W. Lamont, A. Lawrence Lowell) 1926

box 3, folder 44

Hauke-Nowak undated

box 3, folder 45

Hedinger 1924-1929

box 3, folder 46

Hempel, General and Mrs. 1929

box 3, folder 47

Hemphill, William 1924

box 3, folder 48

Hlond, August 1939

box 3, folder 49

Holiday, W. R. undated

box 3, folder 50

Hood, C. H. (Minneapolis Club) undated

box 3, folder 51

Horodyski, J. 1925-1941

box 3, folder 52

House, Edward M. 1923-1931

box 3, folder 53

Houston, Herbert undated

box 3, folder 54

Hovart, Izabella 1928

box 3, folder 55

Howard, Esme, Sir 1925

box 3, folder 56

Hrehorowiczowa undated

box 3, folder 57

Hymans, Paul 1940

box 3, folder 58

Iwanowski, S. 1924

box 3, folder 59

Jeffries, Joseph M. N. 1926

box 3, folder 60

Jentys, Tadeusz 1924-1934

box 3, folder 61

Jezierski, Norbert 1927

box 3, folder 62

Jusserand, Jean Jules 1921-1922

box 3, folder 63

Kaczynski, Monsignor 1929-1941

box 3, folder 64

Kamienski, B. S. 1921-1923

box 3, folder 65

Karszo-Siedlewski, Tadeusz 1936

box 3, folder 66

Kazimierczak, Andrzej 1926

box 3, folder 67

King, Bradley 1921

box 3, folder 68

Klarkowska, Anna undated

box 3, folder 69

Klobukowski, A. 1919

box 3, folder 70

Kolszewscy 1921

box 3, folder 71

Korfanty, Wojciech 1924-1937

box 3, folder 72

Koscisz, Jozef 1936

box 3, folder 73

Koskowski, Boleslaw 1929

box 3, folder 74

Kossak undated

box 3, folder 75

Kotarbinski, Jozef and Lucyna 1924

box 3, folder 76

Kraczkowski, Jan P. undated

box 3, folder 77

Kubicki, Franciszek 1939

box 3, folder 78

Kulisz, K. 1928

box 3, folder 79

Kwapiszewski, Michal 1920-1941

box 3, folder 80

Lambert, Alexander 1929

box 3, folder 81

Landau, Rom 1934

box 3, folder 82

Lansing, Robert 1921

box 3, folder 83

Lar, George 1940

box 3, folder 84

Lasocki, Zygmunt 1925

box 3, folder 85

Laudon, Sir undated

box 3, folder 86

Laurence, Sister 1922

box 3, folder 87

Lazare-Levy 1935

box 3, folder 88

Lempke, Herman 1921

box 3, folder 89

Le Pan, A. 1922

box 3, folder 90

Leroy, Maxime 1935

Scope and Contents note

Relates to Francis Plante.
box 3, folder 91

Letellier, Henri (Le Journal), 1925

box 3, folder 92

Lewandowski, E. P. 1936

box 3, folder 93

Leygues, Georges 1929-1933

box 3, folder 94

Lhevinne, Joseph 1922

box 3, folder 95

Liga Morska i Kolonjalna 1935

box 3, folder 96

Lloyd George, David 1920-1935

box 3, folder 97

Lopot, Professor 1936

box 3, folder 98

Loucheur, Louis 1929

box 3, folder 99

Lubomirski, Prince 1920

box 4, folder 1

MacAdoo, W. G. 1923-1926

box 4, folder 2

McCormick, Chauncey 1924

box 4, folder 3

Mangeot, Mr. (Monde Musical), 1923-1930

box 4, folder 4

Marlborough, Duchess of 1928

box 4, folder 5

Mason, Madeleine Manheim undated

box 4, folder 6

Messmer, Sebastian 1921?

box 4, folder 7

Meyer, Eugene, Mrs. undated

box 4, folder 8

Mickiewicz, Marie 1921

box 4, folder 9

Mikolajczyk, Stanislaw 1940

box 4, folder 10

Milaszewska, Wanda 1935

box 4, folder 11

Mizerski, Stanislaw (Towarzystwo Uczestnikow Powstania Wielkopolskiego) circa 1925

box 4, folder 12

Modzelewski, J. 1927

box 4, folder 13

Morgenthau, Henry 1921-1932

box 4, folder 14

Morning Post (London) 1926

box 4, folder 15

Moscicki, Ignacy 1935

box 4, folder 16

Moton, R. R. (Tuskegee Institute) 1923

box 4, folder 17

Motta, Giuseppe undated

box 4, folder 18

Muhlstein undated

box 4, folder 19

Mullaney, B. J. 1928

box 4, folder 20

Muret, Henri 1925

box 4, folder 21

Musaceous 1923-1926

box 4, folder 22

Musikurchs 1924-1928

box 4, folder 23

Mussolini, Benito 1925-1939

box 4, folder 24

Nansen, Mr. and Mrs. 1921

Scope and Contents note

Includes list of Polish refugees in India.
box 4, folder 25

Napieralska, Emily (Polish Day Committee) 1925-1934

box 4, folder 26

Nelson, Congressman 1928

box 4, folder 27

New York Times, 1935

box 4, folder 28

New York Tribune, 1923-1925

box 4, folder 29

Niewiadomski, Stanislaw 1927-1929

box 4, folder 30

Northcliffe, Lady undated

box 4, folder 31

Nossig, Alfred and Mrs. 1925-1936

box 4, folder 32

Noulens, J. 1919-1939

box 4, folder 33

Noussane, Henri de 1925

box 4, folder 34

Nowicki, Consul 1920

box 4, folder 35

O'Donnell, James 1929

box 4, folder 36

Olchowicz, Konrad 1929-1935

box 4, folder 37

Opienski, Henryk 1921-1924

box 4, folder 38

Oraczewski, Monsignor 1923

Scope and Contents note

Includes letters to Mr. and Mrs. von Moschzisker and others relating to Oraczewski.
box 4, folder 39

Orlowski, Jozef K. 1921-1935

box 4, folder 40

Owens, Mayor 1941

box 4, folder 41

Perlowski 1926?

box 4, folder 42

Pernod, Maurice and Mrs. 1925

box 4, folder 43

Petain, Henri Philippe 1939-1940

box 4, folder 44

Phillips, Charles Joseph 1921-1923

box 4, folder 45

Piekarski, Felix A. circa 1925

box 4, folder 46

Pierne, Gabriel 1923

box 4, folder 47

Pilet-Golaz, Marcel 1940

box 4, folder 48

Pizzardo, Monsignor 1929

box 4, folder 49

Plante, Francis 1924-1929

box 4, folder 50

Polignac, Marquis de 1924

box 4, folder 51

Polish American Congress (B. Celichowski) 1925-1926

box 4, folder 52

Polish Army Veterans Association (Dziob; S. Z. Stachowicz) undated

box 4, folder 53

Polish Falcons of America (F. J. Klosowicz, Teofil A. Starzynski) 1926-1941

box 4, folder 54

Polk, Frank L. 1923

box 4, folder 55

Poniatowski, Andre 1933

box 4, folder 56

Ponzone, Count undated

box 4, folder 57

Popiel, Adam undated

box 4, folder 58

Posner, Stanislas 1929

box 4, folder 59

Pourtales, Guy de 1929-1934

box 4, folder 60

Przezdziecki, Henryk 1931-1935

box 4, folder 61

Rabska, Wladyslawowa 1925

box 4, folder 62

Raczkiewicz, Wladyslaw 1941

box 4, folder 63

Raczynski, Edward 1925

box 4, folder 64

Ratajski, Cyryl 1924-1934

box 4, folder 65

Rawlings, Bernard 1925

box 4, folder 66

Renie, Henriette 1936

box 4, folder 67

Reymond, Arnold 1940

box 4, folder 68

Reyntiens, Alice undated

box 4, folder 69

Rhode, Paul P. 1922-1929

box 4, folder 70

Robinson, Mrs. 1921?

box 4, folder 71

Rond, General le 1925

box 4, folder 72

Roosevelt, Franklin D. 1939-1940

Scope and Contents note

Includes letter relating to the Polish Red Cross in Vichy France.
box 4, folder 73

Rosenthal, Manzycy 1935

box 4, folder 74

Rosset, Miss 1934

box 4, folder 75

Rothermere, Lord 1932

box 4, folder 76

Draft of letter to Rubinstein, Arthur, 1926

box 4, folder 77

Ruiz, Eduardo 1921

box 4, folder 78

Rybnik (Poland). City Council 1936

box 4, folder 79

Rzeczpospolita, 1924

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence regarding the financing of the newspaper. Includes a letter from Wydzial Narodowy Polski w Ameryce.
box 5, folder 1

Sands, Robert Cornell (Strollers University Club) 1925

box 5, folder 2

Sarolea, Charles 1933

box 5, folder 3

Satterlee, Herbert and Mrs. 1921 or 1922

box 5, folder 4

Sauerwein (Le Matin?) undated

box 5, folder 5

Sawicki, Joseph F. 1923-1926

box 5, folder 6

Schaad, Herman 1929

box 5, folder 7

Schaw, Henry H. 1922

box 5, folder 8

Schelling, Ernest and Lucy 1921-1940

Scope and Contents note

Includes letter of Peggy Schelling.
box 5, folder 9

Schrembs, Joseph 1923

box 5, folder 10

Sears, Sarah 1929

Scope and Contents note

Includes a telegram also addressed to Mrs. Bradley.
box 5, folder 11

Seyda, Marjan 1920

box 5, folder 12

Seymour, Professor undated

Scope and Contents note

Relates to Colonel House's papers.
box 5, folder 13

Sforza, Carlo 1933

box 5, folder 14

Sikorski, Wladyslaw 1926-1941

box 5, folder 15

Sinclair, Upton 1941

Scope and Contents note

Includes a reprint of an address by Sinclair, "To The Conquered Peoples of Europe."
box 5, folder 16

Siwinski, G. W. 1925

box 5, folder 17

Skirmunt, K. 1925-1939

box 5, folder 18

Skolimowski 1929

box 5, folder 19

Skrzynski, Aleksander undated

box 5, folder 20

Smulski, Jan F. and Mrs. 1921?-1928

box 5, folder 21

Sobanski, Wladyslaw 1923-1940

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence with Piotr Drzewiecki and Prince Sapieha, and memoranda on conditions in occupied Poland.
box 5, folder 22

Sokal, Mr. and Mrs. 1929

box 5, folder 23

Southam, Herbert undated

box 5, folder 24

Speyer, James 1923-1936

box 5, folder 25

Sroczynski undated

box 5, folder 26

Stapp, Philipp B. 1926-1927

box 5, folder 27

Starzynski, Stefan 1936

box 5, folder 28

Steinway family 1924-1929

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence with Edwin B. Orcutt.
box 5, folder 29

Stojowski, Mr. and Mrs. 1922-1925

box 5, folder 30

Stowarzyszenie Kupcow Polskich w Stanach Zjednoczonych 1941

box 5, folder 31

Strakacz, Sylwin 1924-1926

box 5, folder 32

Stronski, Stanislaw 1923-1924

box 5, folder 33

Swiecicki, J.? A. undated

box 5, folder 34

Szajnert, Juliusz 1921 or 1922

box 5, folder 35

Szaniawski, A. F. 1925

box 5, folder 36

Szlagowski, Antoni 1929

box 5, folder 37

Szopinski, D. 1928

box 5, folder 38

Szyller, Mr. 1924

box 5, folder 39

Tadlewski 1929

box 5, folder 40

Tardieu, Andre undated

box 5, folder 41

Tavern Club (Boston) undated

box 5, folder 42

Tedeschini, Monsignor undated

box 5, folder 43

Teodorowicz, Archbishop undated

box 5, folder 44

Times, The (Los Angeles) 1922

box 5, folder 45

Titulescu, N. 1925

box 5, folder 46

Tomkowski 1941

box 5, folder 47

Tremaine, Mr. (Aeolian Company) 1929

box 5, folder 48

Treowen, Lord 1925

box 5, folder 49

Tucker, Mona House 1923

box 5, folder 50

Tymieniecki, Bishop 1931

box 5, folder 51

University of Glasgow (Mr. Bayne; Sir Donald MacAlister; G. Milligan) 1925-1934

Scope and Contents note

Includes letter to Hugh Ryan.
box 5, folder 52

University of Poznan 1936

box 5, folder 53

Uniwersytet Jagiellonski (Krakow) (Zdzislaw Jachimecki; Rostworowski) 1925

box 5, folder 54

Urchs, Emma and Ernest 1923-1928

box 5, folder 55

Usher, Mr. 1926

box 5, folder 56

Valloben? 1934

box 5, folder 57

Vallotton, Henry 1935-1940

box 5, folder 58

Van der Stucken, Frank 1928

box 5, folder 59

Vanderbilt, George, Mrs. 1923

box 5, folder 60

Vaulx, Foulon de, Mrs. 1924?-1926

box 5, folder 61

Vaxelaire, Max 1940

box 5, folder 62

Vendome, Duchesse de 1939

box 5, folder 63

Venizelos, Eleutherios 1921-1928

box 5, folder 64

Wade, H. H. 1939

box 5, folder 65

Walcott, Frederick 1928

box 5, folder 66

Wander, Eugene 1923-1925

box 5, folder 67

Warszawskie Towarzystwo Muzyczne 1894

box 5, folder 68

Wedel, Baron de 1925

box 5, folder 69

Weld, George Francis 1922

box 5, folder 70

Weygand, Maxime 1920-1940

box 5, folder 71

Wiadomosci Literackie, 1935

box 5, folder 72

Wieckowski, Jan undated

box 5, folder 73

Wieniawski, Adam 1925

box 5, folder 74

Wilcox, Captain 1925

box 5, folder 75

Wilson, Woodrow and Mrs. 1914-1924

box 5, folder 76

Witkowski, Edward S. 1935-1936

box 5, folder 77

Witos, Wincenty 1936

box 5, folder 78

Wojtalewicz, Reverend 1922-1923

box 5, folder 79

Wolowska, H. B. 1941

box 5, folder 80

Woods, Arthur and Helen undated

box 5, folder 81

World, The (New York) 1923

box 5, folder 82

Wroblewski, A. 1923-1924

box 5, folder 83

Wurzburger, Alexander 1924

box 5, folder 84

Zaleski, August 1939

box 5, folder 85

Zamoyski, Adam 1924-1928?

box 5, folder 86

Zawadzki, Wladyslaw 1927?

box 5, folder 87

Zeissler, Fannie 1925

box 5, folder 88

Zgorzelscy, Jozef and Maria 1935

box 5, folder 89

Zjednoczenie Polskie Rzymsko Katolickie (Stanley Adamkiewicz; Stefanowicz) 1924?-1926

box 5, folder 90

Zulonga, Ignacio undated

box 5, folder 91

Zwiazek Narodowy Polski (M. Blenski, J. Magdziarz Skarbnik, Kazimierz Zychlinski) 1921-1924

box 5, folder 92

Zwiazek Ziemian Powiatu Wegrowskiego 1929

box 5, folder 93

Zychlinska, Mrs. 1934

 

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS 1910-1941

Scope and Contents note

Dedications, essays, messages, notes, open letters, speeches, tributes, and writings, arranged chronologically by title.
box 6, folder 1

Untitled essays and notes, including on the history of Polish merchants, Polish politics, literature, and jazz undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes dedication on funeral wreath for Mr. Venizelos. Holograph (in Polish, French, and English).
box 6, folder 2

Message from Riond-Bosson, Switzerland, to Polish Americans, typescript (in Polish) undated

box 6, folder 3

Message from Rochester, New York, to volunteer officers and soldiers of the Polish Army in the United States, typescript (in Polish) undated

box 6, folder 4

Message upon the anniversary of the Wielkopolskie uprising, typescript telegram (in Polish) undated

box 6, folder 5

Speech, Geneva, Switzerland, holograph (in French) undated

box 6, folder 6

Speech honoring Jan Ciechanowski, France, holograph and typescript (in Polish) undated

box 6, folder 7

Speech on the occasion of the unveiling of the John Ruskin Monument, Chamonix, France, holograph and typescript (in French and English) undated

box 6, folder 8

Speech, Polish Sejm, holograph (in Polish) undated

box 6, folder 9

Speech upon receiving the honorary citizenship of the towns of Vevey and Morges, Switzerland, holograph (in French) undated

box 6, folder 10

Speech upon receiving the honorary citizenship of the town of Tolochanaz, holograph and typescript (in French) undated

box 6, folder 11

Speech, Venice City Hall, holograph and typescript (in French) undated

box 6, folder 12-14

Speeches upon conferring, on behalf of the President of Poland, Polish decorations on Americans and Polish Americans, Chicago and New York undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence and lists. Holograph and typescript (in Polish and English).
box 6, folder 15

"Tempo Rubato," holograph (in English) undated

box 6, folder 16

Message to Polish Merchants' Convention, Krakow, Poland, holograph (in Polish) 1910?

box 6, folder 17

Speech, Chopin Centenary Festival, Lvov, Poland, holograph and printed copy (in Polish) and printed copy of English translation by Laurence Alma Tadema 1910 October 23

box 6, folder 18

Speech to Polish Americans, holograph (in Polish) 1915 May 27

box 6, folder 19

"Poland: Past and Present," speech, Polish Benefit Concert, Chicago, Illinois, printed copy 1916 February 5

box 6, folder 20

Speech after the Act of 1916 November 5, holograph (in Polish) circa 1916 November 5

box 6, folder 21

Speech upon the death of Henryk Sienkiewicz, Chicago, Illinois, printed copy (in Polish) 1916 November 27

box 6, folder 22

"Remarks on Poland," speech, Teachers' College, Columbia University, New York City, printed copy 1917 May

box 6, folder 23

Speech, Polish Army in the United States, holograph (in Polish) 1917 October 6

box 6, folder 24

Speech, Liga Narodow, Geneva, Switzerland, typescript (in French) 1919?

box 6, folder 25

Speech, opening meeting of the Polish Council of Ministers, Warsaw, Poland, holograph (in Polish) 1919 January 14

box 6, folder 26

Speech, third meeting of the Polish Constituent Sejm, typescript (in Polish) 1919 February 2

box 6, folder 27

Speeches, 10th, 18th, 40th, 81st, and 97th sessions of the Polish Sejm, printed copy of official record (in Polish) 1919 March 5 - November 12

box 7, folder 1

Speeches, 9th session of the Council of the League of Nations, Paris, printed copy of official record (in French and English) 1920 September 16-20

box 7, folder 2

Speeches, 11th session of the Council of the League of Nations, Paris, printed copy of official record (in French and English) 1920 November 14 - December 18

box 7, folder 3

Speeches, 5th, 13th, 15th, and 27th plenary meetings of the League of Nations, Paris, typescript excerpts of minutes (in French and English) 1920 November 17 - December 16

box 7, folder 4

Speech, Century Club, Boston, holograph and typescript (in English) 1921?

box 7, folder 5

Speech, Chicago, Illinois, holograph (in Polish) 1922?

box 7, folder 6

Tribute to Pope Pius XI after his accession to the pontifical throne, typescript statement from Paso Robles to the United Press (in English) 1922 February 8

box 7, folder 7

Speech, Woodrow Wilson memorial, holograph (in English) 1924 March?

box 7, folder 8

Speech on the occasion of the transfer of Henryk Sienkiewicz's ashes to Poland, Vevey, Switzerland, printed copy (in French) 1924 October 24

box 7, folder 9

Notes on Polish politics, holograph (in Polish) 1924 November

box 7, folder 10

Speech, Poznan High School, holograph and typescript (in Polish) 1924 November

box 7, folder 11

Speech, Poznan University, Poland, holograph, typescript, and correspondence (in Polish) 1924 November

box 7, folder 12

Speech, reception given by President and Mrs. Cyryl Ratajski, Poznan, holograph and typescript (in Polish) 1924 November

box 7, folder 13

Speech upon receiving the honorary citizenship of Poznan, Poland, holograph and typescript (in Polish) 1924 November

box 7, folder 14

Speech, Poznan City Hall, holograph and typescript (in Polish) 1924 November 24

box 7, folder 15

Speech at Katowice railroad station en route to Poznan, holograph and typescript (in Polish) 1925

box 7, folder 16

Speech, League of Nations banquet, Geneva, Switzerland, holograph (in French) 1925

box 7, folder 17

Speech, Polish delegation to the League of Nations banquet, Geneva, holograph (in French) 1925

box 7, folder 18

Speech upon receiving the honorary citizenship of Lausanne, Switzerland, holograph (in French) 1925

box 7, folder 19

Speech, London Press Club, holograph, typescript, and correspondence (in English) 1925 July 13

box 8, folder 1

Speech, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, holograph (in Polish) 1926

box 8, folder 2

Speech, Conseil Communal de Morges, Switzerland, holograph and typescript (in French) 1926

box 8, folder 3

Speech, 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America, Paris, holograph (in English) 1926 July

box 8, folder 4

Message to the Polish Association in Sydney, Australia, holograph, typescript, and correspondence (in Polish) 1927 April 15

box 8, folder 5

Speech, American Legion, holograph and typescript (in English) 1928

box 8, folder 6

Speech commemorating Jan F. Smulski, Chicago, Illinois, holograph and typescript (in Polish and English) 1928

box 8, folder 7

Speech, Kosciuszko Foundation, New York City, holograph and typescript (in English) 1928 May 16

box 2, folder 8

Open letter to Senator Borah, typescript (in English) 1931 November 30

box 8, folder 9

"Poland and Peace," speech broadcast by NBC, American Polish Chamber of Commerce, Civic Forum, and Council on Foreign Relations, New York City 1932 May 18

Scope and Contents note

Holograph, typescript, and printed copy (in English) and printed copy of French translation. Includes invitation from the Council on Foreign Relations.
box 8, folder 10

"Poland's So-Called Corridor," Foreign Affairs, printed copy 1933 April

box 8, folder 11

Preface to Charlotte Kellogg, Mrs. Jadwiga, Queen of Poland, holograph and correspondence with Charlotte Kellogg 1933

box 8, folder 12

Introduction to the home publication of Colonel Snively's letters to his family during World War I, holograph, typescript, and correspondence with Marjorie K. Snively 1933 November?

box 8, folder 13

Speech honoring Bishop Besson, Riond-Bosson, Switzerland, holograph (in French) 1934 June 10

box 8, folder 14

Speech honoring the Marquis de St. Paul, French Embassy, Bern, Switzerland, holograph (in French) 1934 August 14

box 8, folder 15

Speech honoring Anna de Noailles, Evian, France, holograph 1935 August 25

box 8, folder 16

Statement sent to the editor of a Polish publication asking him not to make a fuss over his birthday, typescript (in Polish) 1935 September 30

box 8, folder 17

Two essays or letters on Silesia, holograph (one in Polish and one in English) 1936

box 8, folder 18

Essay on Polish internal politics, typescript (in Polish) 1937 August 26

box 8, folder 19

Message from Riond-Bosson to the Polish Democratic Christian Congress and the National Workers Party, typescript (in Polish) 1937 October 3

box 8, folder 20

The Paderewski Memoirs (with Mary Lawton), holograph fragment and correspondence with Mary Lawton 1938

box 8, folder 21

Statement in response to Jozef Beck's speech regarding German demands, typescript (in Polish) 1939

box 8, folder 22

Statement on Danzig, typescript and correspondence with Associated Press (in French) 1939 August

box 8, folder 23

Message to the American people, typescript (in English) 1939 August 30

box 8, folder 24

Message to Polish émigrés in France, holograph and typescript (in Polish) 1939 September

box 8, folder 25

Message to Polish Americans, typescript (in Polish) 1939 September

box 8, folder 26

Message to the Swiss people, typescript (in French) 1939 September 23

box 8, folder 27

Message to Polish émigrés in France, holograph and typescript (in Polish) 1939 October 18

box 8, folder 28

Message to Wrarus Polski (Polish veterans organization), typescript (in Polish) 1939 December 31

box 8, folder 29

Message to the American people, NBC Radio, typescript (in English and Polish) 1940 April 16

box 8, folder 30

Message to the French people, Radio Francaise, typescript (in French and Polish) 1940 May 3

box 8, folder 31

Message to Poles in Poland, typescript (in Polish) 1940 May 31

box 8, folder 32

Message to the soldiers of the Polish Army's 2nd Division, interned in Switzerland, typescript (in Polish) 1940 August 22

box 8, folder 33

Message to the Swiss people upon departure for the United States, typescript (in French) 1940 September 12

box 8, folder 34

Statement aboard S.S. Excambion upon arrival in New York, typescript (in English) 1940 November 6

box 8, folder 35

Message to Polish Americans, typescript (in Polish) 1940 November 6

Scope and Contents note

Includes typescript of publication in Dziennik Zwiazkowy, Chicago, 1940 November 7.
box 8, folder 36

Message to the American people, holograph and typescript (in English) 1940 November 6

box 8, folder 37

Message to the British people, Reuter's, typescript (in English) 1940 November 6

Scope and Contents note

Includes typescript of Polish translation published in Dziennik Zwiazkowy,Chicago, 1940 November 19.
box 8, folder 38

Radio broadcast upon his 80th birthday, asking for contributions to the Paderewski Testimonial Fund, typescript (in English) 1940 November 6

box 8, folder 39

Discussion with Marshall E. Dimock (Immigration and Naturalization Service), CBS Radio, typescript (in English) 1940 December 8

box 8, folder 40

Message to Polish Americans (first page missing), typescript (in Polish) 1940 December 25

box 8, folder 41

Message to veterans of the Polish Army in the United States, typescript (in Polish) 1941 March 28

box 8, folder 42

Message to be read by Sylwin Strakacz, Zjazd Homiletyczny, Detroit, Michigan, typescript (in Polish) 1941 April 21

box 8, folder 43

Speech, Polish Veterans Association Convention, Oak Ridge, New Jersey, typescript (in Polish) 1941 June 22

 

SUBJECT FILE 1687-1948

Scope and Contents note

Appeals, certificate, correspondence, drawings, eulogies, letters of recommendation, minutes of meetings, newsletters, speeches, and printed matter, arranged alphabetically by subject.
box 9, folder 1

Gdansk. Curicken, Rheinhold, Beschreibung der Stadt Danzig 1687

Scope and Contents note

Contains annotations through 1842 by subsequent mayors of Danzig.
box 9, folder 2

Jakobkiewicz, Joseph. Paderewski's letter of recommendation 1921

box 9, folder 3

Kazimierz III, King of Poland, 1310-1390. Vatican certificate authenticating bones of Casimir the Great (in Latin) 1905

box 9, folder 4

Korfanty, Wojciech. Printed eulogy by Izydor Modelski and J. Malinowski 1939

box 9, folder 5

Kwapiszewski, Michal. Paderewski's letter of recommendation 1935

 

Modjeska, Helena

box 9, folder 6

Bound notebook containing text of Acts III and IV of Adrienne Lecouvreur in Modjeska's handwriting undated

box 9, folder 7

Drawings of stage costumes for Modjeska by W. T. Benda, annotated by Modjeska 1899

box 9, folder 8

Miscellany holograph items and clippings 1871-1890?

box 9, folder 9

Noailles, Anna de. Correspondence of Paderewski with various relatives of the Countess 1935-1936

Scope and Contents note

Including Constantin Bracoveanu, and others relating to the commemorative ceremony in Evian, 1935; with the Syndic of Vevey relating to another commemorative ceremony, 1936; and with the Societe des Amis et Admirateurs d'Anna de Noailles, 1935.
box 9, folder 10

Paderewski Testimonial Fund. Newsletters, press releases, and correspondence, including between Paderewski and Charlotte Kellogg 1940-1941

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence and minutes of meetings of the Kosciuszko Foundation, Polish Falcons of America, and Rada Polonii Amerykanskiej.
box 9, folder 11

Prisoners of war - Poland. Correspondence of Paderewski with Polish soldiers interned in Switzerland, and with General Prugar-Kettling, General Henri Guisan, and Colonel Henry Vallotton 1940

box 9, folder 12

Pro Polonia. Newsletters and appeal (1939-1942) (in French); and correspondence (1939-1940) of Paderewski regarding contributions, including with Mrs. Foch 1939-1942

Scope and Contents note

Includes appeal by Aide Suisse aux Prisonniers de Guerre Polonais.
box 9, folder 13

Rada Polonii Amerykanskiej. Correspondence of Paderewski 1940-1941

Scope and Contents note

Including with Francis X. Swietlik, 1940-1941; letter from Maurice Pate to Swietlik, 1941; and diplomatic correspondence, 1941 (in Polish).
box 9, folder 14

Sikorski, Wladyslaw. Correspondence, minutes of meetings, notes, speeches (in English and Polish) 1940-1941

Scope and Contents note

Includes transcript of discussion with Sumner Welles.
 

Strakacz, Sylwin. Correspondence

box 9, folder 15

General 1941-1948

box 9, folder 16

Sikorski, Wladyslaw 1936-1939

Scope and Contents note

Includes a letter from Strakacz to Marshal Gamelin.
box 9, folder 17

Tadema, Laurence Alma. Letters to Antonina Wilkonska 1926-1939

box 9, folder 18

United States - Foreign relations - Poland. Radiogram from Robert Lansing to Paderewski communicating de iure recognition of Poland by the United States; and holograph letter from Paderewski to Lansing 1919 January 26, undated

 

PRINTED MATTER 1922-1966

Scope and Contents note

Bulletins, clippings, newsletters, pamphlets, serial issues, and miscellany relating mainly to Paderewski and to Poland, particularly before and during World War II. In English, Polish, French, and Portuguese.
box 10, folder 1

Undated

box 10, folder 2

1922-1940

box 10, folder 3

1941

box 10, folder 4

1942-1947

box 10, folder 5

1948

box 10, folder 6

1949-1966

box 11

OVERSIZE MATERIAL 1917

Scope and Contents note

Charcoal drawing of Paderewski's head and shoulders by W. T. Benda.
memorabilia_cabinet cabinet

MEMORABILIA undated

Scope and Contents note

Bust of Paderewski, and paperweight with his head in relief.
photo file

PHOTOGRAPHS 1923-1945?

Scope and Contents note

126 prints and 6 postcards depicting Paderewski and others, atrocities committed in Poland during World War II, Polish children and soldiers, and miscellany.
album fA

One album containing 83 prints and 4 postcards 1923-1941

Scope and Contents note

Depicts Paderewski at various events and others, including Mr. and Mrs. Bagniewski, Jan Ciechanowski, King George VI, Mr. and Mrs. Gutowski, Monsignor Kaczynski, I. Kollupajlo-La Grange, Tommy Majewski, Stanislaw Mikolajczyk, Lily Pons, Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, Eleanor Roosevelt, Wladyslaw Sikorski, Minister Stanczyk, Mrs. Edward T. Stotesbury, Aniela Strakacz, Sylwin Strakacz, Tadeusz Styka, Francis X. Swietlik, A. Syski, Antonina Wilkonska, Mr. and Mrs. Witkowski, and Adam Zamoyski, and scenes from his funeral at Arlington Cemetery, 1941 July 6. Includes prints depicting busts of Paderewski by Malvina Hoffman and N. Tregor.
envelope B

1 print depicting a portrait of Paderewski by Tadeusz Styka, 1939; 1 print depicting Paderewski with Wladyslaw Sikorski, 1941; 1 print and 2 postcards depicting lodgings of Polish soldiers interned in Switzerland during World War II, with Paderewski's portrait hung on the walls; and 2 miscellany prints, undated

envelope C

30 prints depicting atrocities committed in Poland during World War II; 6 prints depicting Polish children being fed by the Commission for Polish Relief, Winter 1940-1941; 2 prints depicting Polish soldiers, including one being decorated by General Sikorski with the Virtuti Militari order, undated

film shelf

MOTION PICTURE FILM 1932

Scope and Contents note

The 35mm motion picture film contains several attempts at an interview with Paderewski, the Polish pianist, by Mieczysław Marchlewski, Poland's Consul General in New York, likely taking place in the Polish Consulate General at 233 Madison Avenue. The interview promotes Paderewski's appearance at the benefit for unemployed musicians in 1932. The concert was held on February 8, 1932 in Madison Square Garden in New York, so the date of the interview is probably late January or very early February 1932.

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