Inventory to the Jan Nowak papers

Finding aid prepared by Hoover Institution Library and Archives Staff
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Title: Jan Nowak papers
Date (inclusive): 1942-1981
Collection Number: 67035
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: In Polish and English
Physical Description: 1 manuscript box, 14 phonorecords (1.8 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Clandestine radio dispatch transcripts, reports, memoranda and correspondence, relating to conditions in occupied Poland during World War II and to Polish resistance activities. Also includes sound recordings of speeches, radio broadcasts and later commentaries, relating to major events of twentieth-century Polish history. Photocopy.
Creator: Nowak, Jan, 1913-2005
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


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.


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Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1980.

Preferred Citation

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

Location of Originals

Originals in possession of: J. Nowak.


Captain, Polish army; underground courier between Warsaw and London, 1943-1945.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements
Sound recordings
Poland -- Emigration and immigration
Poland -- History -- Occupation, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland
Poland -- History -- 20th century
Poland. Polskie Siły Zbrojne. Armia Krajowa

box 1, folder 1

British documents. Reports and letters issued in by the British Foreign Office, relating to Jan Nowak 1944

box 1, folder 2

Correspondence with wartime associates, articles, and testimonies of various members of the Polish resistance movement during WWII

box 1, folder 3

Personal documents. Copies of passports, passes, reference letters, identity cards, membership papers, etc.


Subject file


Missions. Clandestine cable and radio dispatch transcripts, reports, and correspondence relating to occupied Poland and to Jan Nowak's missions as an underground courier

box 1, folder 4

First Warsaw-Stockholm-Warsaw) (1943 April 14-June 31,

box 1, folder 5

Second Warsaw-Stockholm-Brindisi-Warsaw) (1943 October 15-1944 July 25,

box 1, folder 6

Third Warsaw-Krakow-Bern-London) (1944 October 3-1945 January 22,


Warsaw Uprising

box 1, folder 7

Cables describing events in Warsaw 1944 August

box 1, folder 7

Transcripts of radio broadcasts from the Warsaw Broadcasting Station


Sound recordings of speeches, radio broadcasts, and later commentaries, relating to major events of 20th century Polish history

onsite digital

Sound recording of "Swiadkowie Historii," (Records 1-4) 1965

Conditions Governing Access note

Use copy reference number: 67035_a_0001715
record cabinet

Sound recording of "Kawalkada Czasu" (Records 5-6) 1952-1964


Sound recording of "Kawalkada Czasu" (Records 7-8) 1964-1974


Duplicates of records 5-6 (Records 9-10)


Sound recording of "Sacrum Poloniae Millenium" (Records 11-12)


Duplicates of Records 7-8 (Records 13-14)