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  • Biographical Note
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Henryk Piecuch papers
    Date (inclusive): 1954-2000 1920-2012
    Date (bulk): (Bulk, 1954-2000)
    Collection Number: 96009
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Polish
    Physical Description: 20 manuscript boxes, 3 oversized boxes (10.5 linear feet)
    Abstract: The collection is largely composed of Henryk Piecuch's research materials for his various books as well as his published and unpublished writings. The research materials in the collection span from 1920 to 2012 and focus on Polish Communist intelligence and counterintelligence efforts. Includes photocopies of internal documents of Polish intelligence and security agencies.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    creator: Piecuch, Henryk

    Biographical Note

    Henryk Piecuch was born December 4th, 1939 in Bielsko-Biała, Poland. After obtaining his military education, for 35 years he served as an officer in the Wojska Ochrony Pogranicza (WOP)(Border Guard) in Poland. Towards the end of the 1960s his military career took a different turn and he started writing articles for the WOP weekly, "Granica". Though he started as a field reporter, shortly after 1978 he was promoted to Assistant Executive Editor and later Executive Editor. Piecuch achieved the rank of a colonel and he continued in his military duties until 1994 when he retired from both his military and journalist careers. He is a prominent author of 66 books, various articles, stories, and poems. Piecuch's work is primarily focused on Polish Communist intelligence, counterintelligence, and internal security.

    Access

    Collection is 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], Henryk Piecuch collection, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1996.

    Accruals

    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.
    Documents in boxes 15 to 23 form an accrual of the collection donated by Henryk Piecuch in 1996. The accrual has been introduced to the entire collection in September of 2014 under the series title Incremental Materials. The materials represented in the accrual are composed of, correspondence, individual files, Radio Free Europe, research files, Solidarność, writings and related materials, and sound and video recordings. Materials in the accrual are divided into sub-categories mentioned earlier and are an extension of sub-categories created earlier in the year when the collection was initially described and arranged in April of 2014.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection is largely composed of Henryk Piecuch's research materials for his various books as well as his published and unpublished writings. The research materials in the collection span from 1920 to 2012 and focus on Polish Communist intelligence and counterintelligence efforts. The collection is divided into two series.
    The first series is composed of personal files: correspondence, legal materials from cases filed against Piecuch and cases he participated in, memorabilia, as well as his writings and writings of others Piecuch has edited. The second series is composed of various research materials that Piecuch has used in relation to his publications: intelligence and counterintelligence materials, background files on various individuals associated with or affected by secret service activities in Communist Poland, materials on Radio Wolna Europa (Radio Free Europe), and Solidarność (Solidarity).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Espionage, Polish.
    Internal security--Poland.
    Secret service--Poland.