Register of the Jane Leftwich Curry Collection

Finding aid prepared by Brad Bauer. Revised by Irena Czernichowska, 2011
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Title: Jane Leftwich Curry collection
Date (inclusive): 1945-2006
Collection Number: 2002C66
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: Mainly in Polish.
Physical Description: 7 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes (4.6 linear feet)
Abstract: Sound recordings and transcripts of interviews, clippings and other printed matter, conference materials, and miscellany, relating to Radio Free Europe broadcasting to Poland, the media in Eastern Europe, and political conditions in Poland, Ukraine and Georgia. Sound use copies of sound recordings available.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Curry, Jane Leftwich, 1948-, collector

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jane Leftwich Curry collection, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2002.

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

Scope and Content Note

The Jane Leftwich Curry Collection consists of Sound recordings of interviews of Polish communist political and media officials, relating to Radio Free Europe broadcasting to Poland, as well as transcripts of interviews with political figures from Georgia and Ukraine. The Subject Files series includes various clippings and articles reflecting the political and economic scene in Poland before and during 1989 political transition.
Collection also contains reports, memoranda, and statistical data relating to public media in Poland. Of particular interest are surveys and studies conducted by Public Opinion Research Center, documenting the impact of media and propaganda on Polish citizens in the late 1980's through the 1990's.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Radio Free Europe.
Audiotapes.
Georgia (Republic)--Politics and government--1991-
Mass media--European, Eastern.
Poland--Politics and government--1945-1980.
Poland--Politics and government--1980-1989.
Radio broadcasting--Poland.
Ukraine--Politics and government--1991-

Box: 1-2

Interview transcripts 2006 October-November and undated

Box: 1

Georgia, circa 2006

Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Bliadze, Lasha

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Charkviani, Miranda

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Chikovani, Tamar

Scope and Contents note

See also: Sound Recordings of Conducted Interviews
Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Chkhartishvili, Lasha

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Djavakhishvili, Gocha

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Dolidze, Anna

Scope and Contents note

See also: Sound Recordings of Conducted Interviews
Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Gogia, Levan

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Gurjalaia, Gocha

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Gvanca

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

Inaridze, Irma

Box/Folder: 1 : 11

Kakabadze, Gela; Nikolaishvili, Gela; and Zesashvili, Giorgi

Box/Folder: 1 : 12

Kakabadze, Nana

Box/Folder: 1 : 13

Kandelaki, Giorgi

Box/Folder: 1 : 14

Kardava, Tamuna

Box/Folder: 1 : 15

Karosanidze, Tamar

Box/Folder: 1 : 16

Khaindrava, Goga (Giorgi)

Box/Folder: 1 : 17

Khoperia, Eka

Box/Folder: 1 : 18

Kobalia, Aleksandre

Box/Folder: 1 : 19

Kolbaia, Vakhtang

Box/Folder: 1 : 20

Lekishvili, Nana

Box/Folder: 1 : 21

Lomadze, Maka

Box/Folder: 1 : 22

Meladze, Georgi

Box/Folder: 1 : 23

Mikadze, Tamar

Box/Folder: 1 : 24

Mikeladze, Davit

Box/Folder: 1 : 25

Minashvili, Akaki

Box/Folder: 1 : 26

Nachkebia, Badri

Box/Folder: 1 : 27

Oniani, Goga

Box/Folder: 1 : 28

Pipia, Irakli

Box/Folder: 1 : 29

Rostomashvili, Natalia, and Sopiko Samkharadze

Box/Folder: 1 : 30

Shengelia, Lela, and Malkaz Gvilava

Box/Folder: 1 : 31

Shengelia, Zaza

Box/Folder: 1 : 32

Shevardnadze, Eduard

Box/Folder: 1 : 33

Tavberidze, Zurab

Box/Folder: 1 : 34

Ttsikhistavi, Nina

Box/Folder: 1 : 35

Tsuladze, Luka

Box/Folder: 1 : 36

Turmanidze, Levan

Box/Folder: 1 : 37

Tutberidze, Tea

Box/Folder: 1 : 38

Usupashvili, David

Box/Folder: 1 : 39

Vakhtangidze, Irakly

Box: 1-2

Ukraine, 2006 October-November

Box: 1

Unidentified

Box/Folder: 1 : 40

Woman dealing with exit polls

Box/Folder: 1 : 41

"NDI' guy"

Box/Folder: 1 : 42

"Channel 5 guy"

Box/Folder: 1 : 43

"Pora man"

Box/Folder: 1 : 44

Campaign director (Yushchenko block)

Box/Folder: 1 : 45

Arkhypchuk, Sergii, 2006 November 27

Box/Folder: 1 : 46

Babenko, Iuliia

Box/Folder: 1 : 47

Babinets, Iuryi

Box/Folder: 1 : 48

Bezverkha, Anastasiia

Box/Folder: 1 : 49

Bilozir, Oksana

Box/Folder: 1 : 50

Bondarenko, Kuz (Kuzma?)

Box/Folder: 1 : 51

Chmelyk, Roman

Box/Folder: 1 : 52

Chornovil, Taras

Box/Folder: 1 : 53

Chubarov, Petro, 2006 November 6

Box/Folder: 1 : 54

Ditkivska, Kateryna

Box/Folder: 1 : 55

Horban, Ihor

Box/Folder: 1 : 56

Horova, Lesia (Oleksandra), 2006 October 29

Box/Folder: 1 : 57

Hubska, Viktoriia 2006 October 25

Box/Folder: 1 : 58

Ivanochko, Vasyl

Box/Folder: 1 : 59

Kachmar, Mariia

Box/Folder: 1 : 60

Katerynchuk, Mykola, 2006 October 27

Box/Folder: 1 : 61

Kobets, Ol'ga

Box/Folder: 1 : 62

Korkodym, Volodymyr

Box/Folder: 1 : 63

Kredis, Vitalii, 2006 October 29

Box/Folder: 1 : 64

Krystyniak, Oksana

Box/Folder: 1 : 65

Kryndyk, Ostap, 2006 November 1

Box/Folder: 1 : 66

Kulyk, Irina, 2006 November 12

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

Lasovsky, Vladyslav, 2006 October 31

Box/Folder: 2 : 2

Lukyanenko, Levko, 2006 October 31

Box/Folder: 2 : 3

Lytvynenko, Oleksandr, 2006 November 1

Box/Folder: 2 : 4

Nebozhenko, Vikto, 2006 November 8

Box/Folder: 2 : 5

Pavliuk, Stepan

Box/Folder: 2 : 6

Petrov, Kyryl, 2006 November 8

Box/Folder: 2 : 7

Podgorna, Viktoriaa, 2006 October 28

Box/Folder: 2 : 8

Pohrebinskyi, Myhaylo, 2006 October 25

Box/Folder: 2 : 9

Ponamarchuk, Dmitri, 2006 November 6

Box/Folder: 2 : 10

Rozhniatkovs'kyi, Andrii

Box/Folder: 2 : 11

Sal'nykov, Sergii

Box/Folder: 2 : 12

Shevtsov, Andrii

Box/Folder: 2 : 13

Skrypin, Roman, 2006 November 8

Box/Folder: 2 : 14

Soboleva, Tatiana, 2006 November 2

Box/Folder: 2 : 15

Sydoruk, Feder, 2006 November 2

Box/Folder: 2 : 16

Stets, Iurii

Box/Folder: 2 : 17

Stetskiv, Taras, 2006 October 31

Box/Folder: 2 : 18

Taran, Segiy, 2006 October 30

Box/Folder: 2 : 19

Vins'kyi, Yosyp

Box/Folder: 2 : 20

Voronovych, Mariana, 2006 November 3

Box/Folder: 2 : 21

Yusov, Andrey

Box/Folder: 2 : 22

Zolotari, Yevhen, 2006 October 27

Box: 2-7

Subject file, 1945-1994

Scope and Contents note

Includes research centres' reports, RFE reports, articles, and conferences papers related to media in Poland, also political parties brochures, newspaper clippings on political and economic conditions in Poland, Zycie Partii journal articles, publications, and a videocassette
Box: 2-3

Media in Poland, 1970-1993

Scope and Contents note

Includes research centers reports, conferences and studies on media in Poland
Box/Folder: 2 : 23

East-West Relations Research Center Symposium, 1970

Box/Folder: 2 : 24

Newspapers in Poland, 1990s

Box/Folder: 2 : 25

Media censorship in Poland, 1980s

Box: 2

Public Opinion Research Center

Box/Folder: 2 : 26

Media in Poland

Box/Folder: 2 : 27

Polish TV News vs. RFE News

Box/Folder: 2 : 28

Surveys on journalism

Box/Folder: 2 : 29

"Radio and TV Commission" paper by Matt Ilowiecki, 1994 October 25

Box/Folder: 2 : 30

East-West Journalists Conference, 1990 October 12-13

Box/Folder: 2 : 31

"Restructuring of Television in East and Central Europe," paper for the colloquium of Center for Communication and Information Studies, 1993 October 20-23

Box/Folder: 2 : 32

"Civil Society and Media Democratization in East-Central Europe" paper for the Conference on Civil Society, Political Society, and Democracy, 1993 September 16-18

Box/Folder: 3 : 1

Western Media

Box/Folder: 3 : 2

International journalists, 1990

Box/Folder: 3 : 3

Radio Free Europe research reports, 1992-1993

Box/Folder: 3 : 4

Press Research Center article, 1992 July

Box/Folder: 3 : 5

"Press," Public Opinion Research Institute Bulletins, 1992-1994

Box: 3

Political parties materials, 1989-1993

Scope and Contents note

Includes brochures and rosters, pamphlets, minutes of meetings, and articles
Box/Folder: 3 : 6

Communist Party of Soviet Union roster brochure

Box/Folder: 3 : 7

Senate of the Republic of Poland brochure

Box/Folder: 3 : 8

Voting sessions in Senate, 1992-1993

Box/Folder: 3 : 9

State Council of Poland newspaper clippings, 1980-1986

Box/Folder: 3 : 10

State Council Bureau research paper, "Spoleczno-polityczne i Prawne Warunki Pracy Radnych w ich Wlasnej Ocenie"

Box/Folder: 3 : 11

Articles relating to the political scene in Poland, 1990s

Box: 3

Organizing Committee for 1989 Round Table Negotiations (minutes)

Box/Folder: 3 : 12

1989 February

Box/Folder: 3 : 13

1989 March

Box/Folder: 3 : 14

1989 April

Box: 4-6

Polish economic conditions materials, 1971-1987

Scope and Contents note

Includes clippings, articles, related to political and economic conditions in Poland
Box/Folder: 4 : 1

Administrators on administration, 1980-1985

Box/Folder: 4 : 2

Education, 1982-1985

Box/Folder: 4 : 3

Employment, 1971-1985

Box/Folder: 4 : 4-5

Employment, salary and pensions, selection of managers, 1978-1985

Box/Folder: 4 : 6

Health and pharmaceuticals, 1980-1987

Box/Folder: 4 : 7

Party, administrative and economic reform, 1981-1987

Box/Folder: 4 : 8

Party apparatus position, statistics, 1982-1985

Box/Folder: 4 : 9

Structures of control within party, 1981-1987

Box/Folder: 4 : 10

European and US economic policy, financial aid, involvement, 1978-1987

Box/Folder: 4 : 11

Turnover 1980/81, 1981 December 13

Box/Folder: 4 : 12

Economic Crisis: 1956, 1970, 1976. Economic reforms, 1945-1980

Box/Folder: 4 : 13

Stories of decision-making, 1977-1987

Box/Folder: 5 : 1

Bureaucratic response to criticism, 1983-1986

Box/Folder: 5 : 2

Intellectual criticism of policies and decision-making, 1977-1987

Box/Folder: 5 : 3

Party elite government criticism of policies and decision-making, 1981-1987

Box/Folder: 5 : 4-8

Public opinion on reforms, system, state institutions, and problems, 1980-1987

Box/Folder: 5 : 9

Workers' criticism of policies and decision-making, 1981-1985

Box/Folder: 6 : 1

Bureaucracy and authority, 1978-1987

Box/Folder: 6 : 2-3

Corruption and misadministration, 1978-1987

Box/Folder: 6 : 4

Government statements on controlling bureaucracy, 1983-1986

Box/Folder: 6 : 5

State programs on overcoming the economic crisis, 1981-1987

Box/Folder: 6 : 6-7

Factories management, managers, self-management, and impact of bureaucracy, 1981-1986

Box/Folder: 6 : 8

Solidarity groups, 1981

Box/Folder: 6 : 9

Solidarity proposals, 1981-1982

Box/Folder: 6 : 10

Role of experts, 1978-1985

Box/Folder: 6 : 11

Rada Wzajemnej Pomocy Gospodarczej, 1980-1984

Box/Folder: 6 : 12

Hungarian reform, 1986-1987

Box/Folder: 6 : 13

Other communist countries, 1983-1985

Box/Folder: 7

Journal articles, 1968-1980

Scope and Contents note

Includes articles from Zycie Partii and other journals
Box/Folder: 7 : 1

"Aktualne Problemy Kierowniczej Roli Partii," Zycie Partii No. 6, 1968

Box/Folder: 7 : 2

"Kadry Nie Rosna Same," Zycie Partii No. 2, 1971

Box/Folder: 7 : 3

"Statutowe Zasady Przyjmowania," Zycie Partii, No. 2, 1972

Box/Folder: 7 : 4

"Rozmowy Indywidualne w Partii," Zycie Partii, No. 4, 1977

Box/Folder: 7 : 5

"Wsród Pracowników Aparatu," Zycie Partii, No. 4, 1977

Box/Folder: 7 : 6

"Tendencje Rozwojowe Lódzkiej Organizacji Partyjnej," Zycie Partii, No. 10, 1977

Box/Folder: 7 : 7

"Partyjna Ocena Administracji Gminnej," "Aktywnosc Czlonków Partii w Radach Narodowych i Urzedach," Zycie Partii, No. 2 1979

Box/Folder: 7 : 8

"Doskonalenie Kadr w Urzedach," Zycie Partii, No. 4, 1980

Box/Folder: 7 : 9

"Rola Kadr i Polityka Kadrowa PZPR," Zycie Partii, No. 6, 1980

Box/Folder: 7 : 10

"W Ocenie Kandydatów," Zycie Partii, No. 9, 1980

Box/Folder: 7 : 11

"Istota i Mechanizmy Pracy Partyjnej," Zycie Partii, No. 10, 1980

Box/Folder: 7 : 12

"Z Prac Komisji Wnioskowej VI Plenum KC," Zycie Partii, No. 11, 1980

Box/Folder: 7 : 13

"Polityka Kadrowa," "Rola Aparatu Partyjnego," Zycie Partii, No. 2, 1981

Box/Folder: 7 : 14

"Aby Nie Zmarnowac Szansy," "Dla Dobrego Imienia Partii," "Niewinni Dyrektorzy," Zycie Partii, No. 4, 1981

Box/Folder: 7 : 15

"Konieczny Orez," Zycie Partii, No. 6, 1981

Box/Folder: 7 : 16

"Nad Przemianami w Aparacie," "Korupcja i Odpowiedzialnosc," Zycie Partii, No. 9, 1981

Box/Folder: 7 : 17

Polityka, 1982-1988

Box/Folder: 7 : 18

Po Prostu, 1956-1970

Box/Folder: 7 : 19

Miscellaneous articles and publications

Box/Folder: 7 : 20-21

Articles and publications by Kazimierz Kakol, minister of the Office for Religious Affairs

Box/Folder: 7 : 22

Video. "Azadlyk Means Freedom," "Romania: Searching" DVD, undated

Box: 8-9

Sound Recordings, 2002-2004

Scope and Contents note

Includes interviews with Polish communist elites about the role of Radio Free Europe in Poland. 82 compact sound cassettes
Box: 8-9

Poland, 2002-2004

Physical Description: 82 sound cassettes
Box: 8

Interviews' annotations

Box 8

Bozyk, Pawel, interview 11 July 2002

Access

Use copy reference number: 2002c66_a_0009247
Box 8

Cechanowicz, Artur, interview

Access

Use copy reference number: 2002c66_a_0009252
Box 8

Chanishvili, Nani, interview

Access

Use copy reference number: 2002c66_a_0000238
Box 8

Ciosek, Stanislaw, interview 21 March 2002

Access

Use copy reference number: 2002c66_a_0009253
Box 8

Czechowicz, Andrzej, interview

Access

Use copy reference number: 2002c66_a_0009255
Box 8

Dolidze, Anna, interview

Access

Use copy reference number: 2002c66_a_0009245
Box 8

Frelek, Ryszard, interview 17 March 2002

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Use copy reference number: 2002c66_a_0009261
Box 8

Hirovani, Tamara, interview

Access

Use copy reference number: 2002c66_a_0009240
Box 8

Jaruzelski, Wojciech, interview 20 March 2002

Access

Use copy reference number: 2002c66_a_0009262

Scope and Contents note

The last cassette (parts 3&4), which appears to be from a separate interview on 11 March 2002, is effectively blank.
Box 8

Kania, Stanislaw, interview

Access

Use copy reference number: 2002c66_a_0009268
Box 8

Kikalishvili, Davit, interview

Access

Use copy reference number: 2002c66_a_0009244
Box 8

Kiszczak, Czeslaw, interview 07 August 2004

Access

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Box 8

Klimczak, Wladyslaw, interview 02 July 2002

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Use copy reference number: 2002c66_a_0009281
Box 8

Kozik, Zenobiusz, interview

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Use copy reference number: 2002c66_a_0009285
Box 8

Kruszewski, Krzysztof, interview

Access

Use copy reference number: 2002c66_a_0000237

Scope and Contents note

This interview was recorded at 2x normal cassette speed.
Box 8

Kubiak, Hieronim, interview

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Use copy reference number: 2002c66_a_0009286
Box 8

Kurtz, Andrzej, interview

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Box 8

Kwiatkowski, Stanislaw, interview 11 August 2004

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Use copy reference number: 2002c66_a_0009403

Scope and Contents note

The interview is in Polish; Curry includes a brief descriptive voice stamp in English.
Box 8

Kakol, Kazimierz, interview 12 March 2002

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Use copy reference number: 2002c66_a_0009269
Box 8

Maciszewski, Jarema, interview

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Use copy reference number: 2002c66_a_0009407
Box 8

Ramishvili, Levan, and Conquest, Robert, interviews

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Use copy reference number: 2002c66_a_0009248
Box 8

Lopatka, Adam, interview 20 March 2002

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Use copy reference number: 2002c66_a_0009404
Box 9

Conquest, Robert, and Schwartz, Stephen, interviews

Access

Use copy reference number: 2002c66_a_0009220

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: Robert Conquest
Part 2: Stephen Schwartz
The audio quality is poor. This is due to the interviews being badly recorded off the telephone.
Box 9

Former Men of Conflict

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Use copy reference number: 2002c66_a_0009441
Box 9

Irma interview

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Use copy reference number: 2002c66_a_0009442

Scope and Contents note

Irma speaks in another language. A translator conducts the interview between Irma and Curry.
Box 9

Matwin, Wladyslaw, interview

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Box 9

Matyniuk, Andrzej, interview 13 March 2002

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Box 9

Morawski, Jerzy, interview

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Box 9

Natia interview

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Use copy reference number: 2002c66_a_0009224
Box 9

Political prisoners interview

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Use copy reference number: 2002c66_a_0009225
Box 9

Rakowski, Mieczyslaw, interview

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Use copy reference number: 2002c66_a_0009411
Box 9

Sobczak, Joanna, and Strzezewski, Michal, interviews 30 November 2001

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Box 9

Sobczak, Joanna, interview

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Box 9

Starewicz, Artur, interview 26 January 2004

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Use copy reference number: 2002c66_a_0009413
Box 9

Starewicz, Artur, interview 27 February 2004

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Box 9

Szacilo, Tadeusz, interview 18 March 2002

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Box 9

Szczepanski, Maciej, interview

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Box 9

Szulczewski, Michal, interview

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Box 9

Tartarkiewicz, Anna, interview 31 May 2002

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Box 9

Tejchma, Józef, interview

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Box 9

Toeplitz, Krzysztof, interview

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Box 9

Urban, Jerzy, interview

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Box 9

Waszczuk, Jerzy, interview

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Box 9

Werblan, Andrzej, interview 09 July 2002

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Use copy reference number: 2002c66_a_0009433
Box 9

Wiatr, Jerzy, interview 18 March 2002

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Scope and Contents note

This interview is about the impact of Radio Free Europe in Poland and on the government.