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Register of the Leopold Labedz papers
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Description
Correspondence, speeches and writings, reports, serial issues, clippings, and other printed matter relating to political and cultural conditions in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, Soviet and Eastern European dissidents, Russian and Eastern European literature, post-World War II international relations, and the nature and history of communism and Marxian theory. Includes manuscripts submitted to Survey for publication, correspondence with contributors, and financial and other records of the journal.
Background
Leopold Labedz was born on January 22, 1920 in Simbirsk, Russia but spent most of his childhood in Warsaw, where both of his parents were well-respected physicians. Labedz studied at the Kreczmara Gymnasium and subsequently, in 1937, continued his education at the University of Warsaw. By mid-1938, he had relocated to Paris to study medicine at the Sorbonne. The exposure to French culture quickly shifted his interests from medicine to the humanities and to political philosophy in particular. Unfortunately, the events of World War II stalled Labedz's academic pursuits.
Extent
138 manuscript boxes, 5 oversize boxes (59.2 linear feet)
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For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.