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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Ryszard Gontarz collection
    Dates: 1945-2008
    Collection Number: 2009C37
    Creator: Gontarz, Ryszard, 1930- , collector
    Collection Size: 7 manuscript boxes (2.8 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Photocopies of Polish government and communist party documents, minutes, bulletins, reports, circulated material, and printed matter, relating to political conditions and secret service activities in Poland during the communist era.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: English Polish

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    Access to sound recordings, video recordings, or motion picture material requires at least two weeks advance notice. Please contact the Hoover Institution Archives for further information.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ryszard Gontarz Collection, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2008.

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

    Biographical/Historical Note

    1930 Born in Zamość region
    1948 Joins Polish Workers Party (P.P.R.)
    1948-1949 Involved in operations against anticommunist partisans
    1949 Dismissed from Security Office (U.B.)
    1962 Employed in Department I of Ministry of Internal Affairs (M.S.W.)
    1962-1966 Undercover agent of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
    1967 Informally connected with Security Services (S.B.) in his work as journalist
    1968 Active in press campaign against March revolt

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Photocopies of Polish government and communist party documents, minutes, bulletins, reports, circulated material, and printed matter, relating to political conditions and secret service activities in Poland during the communist era.

    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--Poland.
    Poland--Politics and government--1945-1980.
    Poland--Politics and government--1980-1989.