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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
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  • Collection Summary

    Title: Béla Csejtey papers
    Dates: 1914-2004
    Collection Number: 2012C46
    Creator: Csejtey, Béla, 1934-
    Collection Size: 6 manuscript boxe, 1 oversize box (2.9 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Writings, correspondence, genealogical materials, personal documents, printed matter, and memorabilia, relating to the Csejtey family and to Hungarian émigré affairs.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: Mainly in Hungarian

    Administrative Information


    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], Béla Csejtey papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2012.


    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.

    Biographical Note

    Csejtey, a Hungarian émigré in the United States, was a geologist and historian who died in Palo Alto, California, in 2012. A refugee from Hungary following the revolution of 1956, Csejtey received his doctorate from Princeton University and spent most of his life working as a geologist, first in Antartica, and later at the Alaskan branch of the US Geological Survey in Menlo Park, California. The US Board on Geographic Names recognized his distinguished service in Antartica by naming Mount Csejtey in the Geologists' Range in his honor. Csejtey's other passion was history, both family history and the history of the Hungarian forces on the front lines of World War I. His particular interest was the battle of the Piave River in the north of Italy, where the Austro-Hungarian offensive suffered a decisive defeat in the first days of the summer of 1918. Hungarian regiments, which were disproportionately used in the fighting, lost tens of thousands of men. Csejtey researched the literature and the archives and combed the fields along the Piave with a metal detector to discover remains of the battle, some of which accompanied his papers into the Hoover Archives.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Writings, correspondence, genealogical materials, personal documents, printed matter, and memorabilia, relating to the Csejtey family and to Hungarian émigré affairs.
    In addition to papers and artifacts in the collection at the Hoover Archives, Csejty's donation included several dozen rare Hungarian regimental histories, military periodicals, and memoirs, some published nearly century ago, all of which were added to the Hoover Library holdings.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Csejtey family.
    Hungarians--United States.