Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Mihajlo Mihajlov papers
Collection Number: 87076
Creator: Mihajlov, Mihajlo, 1934-2010
42 manuscript boxes, 23 oversize boxes
(40 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: The papers consist mostly of writings and research materials relating to political conditions and human rights in Yugoslavia
and the Soviet Union, and to Russian literature. Additional materials include correspondence, printed matter, and sound and
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
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[Identification of item], Mihajlo Mihajlov papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.
Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1987 with an addition in 2011.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find
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|September 26, 1934
||Born in Pančevo, Yugoslavia
||Graduated from Philosophy Faculty of Zagreb University
||Served in the Yugoslav Army
||Worked as translator and free-lance writer in Zagreb
||Assistant Professor of Russian literature and language at the Philosophy Faculty of the Zadar branch of Zagreb University
||Visited the Soviet Union as part of a Soviet-Yugoslav cultural exchange program and spent several weeks in Moscow and other
||Arrested and sentenced to jail for "slandering a friendly nation" with the publication of
A Historical Perspective
||Released from prison
||Worked as free-lance writer in Novi Sad, contributed to the world press, and drafted
||Arrested for essays and articles published in the Western press
||Sentenced by the District Court at Novi Sad, Serbia, to seven years' imprisonment on charges of suspicion of hostile activity
against Yugoslavia and spreading hostile propaganda, arising out of articles published in the West
||Amnestied before the end of his term under the
pressure of President Jimmy Carter's human rights
||Moved to the United States; received an award from the International League for Human Rights for outstanding contribution
to the promotion and protection of international human rights and justice
||Taught courses in Russian literature and philosophy at several universities in the United States and Western Europe
||Recipient of the Ford Foundation Award for Humanistic Perspectives on Contemporary Society
||Worked for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty as an analyst and commentator for intellectual and ideological affairs, in Munich
and Washington, D.C.
||Senior associate with the program on transitions to democracy, Elliot School of International Affairs, the George Washington
University, Washington, D.C.
||Adjunct fellow of the Hudson Institute
||Visiting Professor at State University - Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia
||Resided in Belgrade, published and lectured actively
||Died in Belgrade, Serbia
Scope and Content of Collection
The papers of Mihajlo Mihajlov, a prominent dissident and author in the former Yugoslavia who was jailed as a political prisoner
during the Cold War, consist mostly of writings and research materials relating to political conditions and human rights in
Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union, as well as Russian literature. The papers also include correspondence, biographical material,
printed matter, and sound and visual recordings.
Biographical file contains records of Mihajlov's career and family, as well as documents relating to his political trials. The
Correspondence includes both personal and business correspondence. A significant number of letters are between Mihajlov and his family during
his imprisonment. Charles, Prince of Wales, also showed interest in Mihajlov's case; copies of some of his letters are filed
in the correspondence.
Subject files on human rights and dissident movements were developed by Mihajlov throughout his career. The files also include extensive
material on Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
Speeches and writings contain manuscript drafts of most of Mihajlov's books and articles, as well as copies of his numerous published articles
and interviews in periodicals in the United States, Western Europe, and Serbia, including Russian and Serbian émigré newspapers
in the United States. The writings also contain notes, drafts, and collected research materials regarding his doctoral dissertation
on Russian literature.
The collection is organized into nine series: Biographical file, Correspondence, Subject file, Speeches and Writings, Writings
about Mihajlov, Writings by Others, Card file, Oversize material, and Audiovisual recordings.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Radio Free Europe.
Soviet Union--Politics and government--1945-1991.
Civil rights--Soviet Union.
Yugoslavia--Politics and government--1945-
Radio broadcasting--Europe, Eastern.