Overview of the Judit Brody-Thomas Kovari correspondence

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Overview of the Judit Brody-Thomas Kovari correspondence

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Hoover Institution Archives Staff
Date Completed:
2011
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Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC record by Elizabeth Phillips.
© 2011 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Title: Judit Brody-Thomas Kovari correspondence
Dates: 1956-1959
Collection Number: 2011C63
Creator: Brody, Judit.
Collection Size: 1 manuscript box (0.4 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence of Judit Brody and her husband Thomas Kovari with other post-1956 Hungarian émigrés in Western Europe and the United States, relating to resettlement adjustments.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: In Hungarian and English

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Judit Brody-Thomas Kovari correspondence, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2011.

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Biographical Note

Thomas and Judit were Hungarian émigrés in Great Britain. Both were graduates of Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, he in mathematics and she in physics and mathematics. They were married a year before they left Hungary. After a few months of refugee life in Austria, they immigrated to England. Thomas obtained his PhD and DSc from the University of London and taught at its Imperial College; Judit worked as a science librarian in London's Science Museum.

Scope and Content of Collection

Correspondence of Judit Brody and her husband Thomas Kovari with other post-1956 Hungarian émigrés in Western Europe and the United States, relating to resettlement adjustments. The correspondence documents the life and concerns of some of the Hungarian exiles in their first years of life in the West: a collection of one hundred letters, dated between 1956 and 1959, written to Thomas Kovari and Judit Brody by their friends, young intellectuals and academics, who, like them, had left Hungary in late 1956. The letters are in Hungarian, with English translations and information about the authors provided by Judit Brody.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Kovari, Thomas, 1930-2010.
Hungary--History--Revolution, 1956.
Hungary--Emigration and immigration.
Hungarians--Great Britain.
Refugees.