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  • Title: Jacques M. Vergotti papers
    Date (inclusive): 1948-1991
    Collection Number: 91043
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: In Romanian, French and English
    Physical Description: 3 manuscript boxes (1.3 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Memoirs, other writings, deposition, and correspondence, relating to King Michael, Romanian participation in World War II, the transition of Romania from monarchy to communist regime, and Romanian emigre affairs. Includes a dissertation on Swiss neutrality.
    Creator: Vergotti, Jacques, 1915-2000


    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.


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

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1991.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Jacques M. Vergotti Papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    Jacques M. Vergotti was born in 1915. A Major in the Romanian Army, he served as aide to Michael I, King of Romania, between 1941-1947. He witnessed the last year of the Romanian monarchy and the palace coup of December 30, 1947, when the King was overthrown and the Popular Republic of Romania was proclaimed. He was one of the few people allowed to leave the country together with the King, whose aide he was for one more year. He then emigrated to the US and has lived there since.

    Scope and Content Note

    This collection consists mainly of his writings, particularly his memoirs, related to the dramatic events preceding and following the king's forced abdication. Also of special interest is his correspondence with the King of Romania, and with his colleagues and friends from the Royal Court, including prominent figures like General Petre Lazar and Mircea Ionnitiu, both friends and secretaries of the King.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Romania -- Emigration and immigration
    Neutrality -- Switzerland
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Romania
    Romania -- Court and courtiers
    Romania -- Politics and government -- 1944-1989
    Michael, King of Romania, I, 1921-2017