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Inventory of the Pavel Źáček collection
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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Pavel Źáček collection
    Dates: 1948-2001
    Collection Number: 2000C73
    Collector: Źáček, Pavel, collector
    Collection Size: 36 manuscript boxes (14.4 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Case files, reports, and diaries and interrogation transcripts of Czech senior secret police personnel, relating to secret service activities in Czechoslovakia. Includes a summary of the secret police file on Václav Havel. Photocopies of originals in the Národní archiv.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: Czech

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection may not be copied until 2056 April 10.
    Collection is otherwise 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], Pavel Źáček collection, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2000.

    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 Searchworks at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Location of Originals

    Národní archiv.

    Biographical Note

    Born in 1969, Źáček earned his PhD in mass communication at Charles University, Prague in 2001. His dissertation topic was the illegal magazine "V Boj." From 1993 to 1997 he served as head of the Documentation Section, Office for the Documentation and Investigation of the Activities of the State Security Service/Crimes of Communism, and was editor of the anthology Securitas Imperii, a periodical concerned with state security documents and studies, from 1994 to 1999. In 1997 he became head of the team for the documentation of the role of Czechoslovak officials in Korea and Vietnam, in cooperation with the U.S. Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for POW/Missing Personnel Affairs. In 1998 he was appointed deputy director, Office for the Documentation and Investigation of the Crimes of Communism, and then served as senior researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History, Academy of Sciences in Prague from 1999 to 2006. After a short period as acting director of the Security Services Archive from 2007 to 2008, Źáček was appointed director of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes in January 2008. He was a visiting scholar at the Hoover Archives Summer Workshop on Soviet Communism in July 2009.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Case files, reports, diaries, and interrogation transcripts of Czech senior secret police personnel, relating to secret service activities in Czechoslovakia. Includes a summary of the secret police file on Václav Havel. Contains personnel files on State Security agents, orders and plans, and reports from Ministry of Security X and II Directorates. Photocopies of originals in the Státní ústřední in Prague.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Secret service--Czechoslovakia.
    Civil rights--Czechoslovakia.
    Havel, Václav.