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Register of the Jacques M. Vergotti Papers, 1948-1991
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jacques M. Vergotti Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1948-1991
    Collection number: 91043
    Creator: Vergotti, Jacques M., 1915-
    Collection Size: 3 manuscript boxes 1.25 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    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.
    Language: Romanian, French 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], Jacques M. Vergotti Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1991.


    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

    Michael I, King of Romania, 1921-
    World War, 1939-1945--Romania.
    Romania--Politics and government--1944-1989.
    Romanians in foreign countries.
    Romania--Court and courtiers.
    World War, 1939-1945.

    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.