Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Petruška Šustrová papers, 1953-1997
Collection Number: 2005C57
Creator: Šustrová, Petruška
1 manuscript box
(0.4 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Photographs, correspondence, and related materials documenting the Czechoslovak dissident movement around Václav Havel in
the 1970s and 1980s, the 1989 Velvet Revolution, and the role of the former dissidents in the post-communist government
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Petruška Šustrová papers, 1953-1997, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2005.
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|18 May 1947
||Studied Czech Literature and History at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague
||Arrested, sentenced on subversion charges, and imprisoned for the two following years
||Released from prison and consequently denied the right to finish her studies at Charles University
||Officially employed at a post office, then later worked as a cleaner, or was officially unemployed
||Involved in the samizdat publishing activities of the
Střední Evropa journal, also as a member of the editorial board, and in similar projects
||Signed Charter 77 (Charta 77)
||Became Speaker of Charter 77
||Member, The Committee for the Defence of the Unjustly Persecuted (Výbor na obranu nespravedlivě stíhaných, or VONS)
||Rehabilitated on the charges of subversion from 1969
||Journalist, Independent Press Center (Nezávislé informační středisko)
||Advisor and later Deputy Minister, Czechoslovak Ministry of Interior
||Freelance journalist (
Lidové noviny and other periodicals), screenwriter (Czech Television documentaries on Georgia, Azerbaijan and Belarus) and translator (Paul
The Birth of the Modern, Norman Davies'
The Isles: A History, and Anne Applebaum's
Gulag: A History)
||Received the Karel Havlíček Borovský Prize for Journalism from the Czech Literary Fund
||International Observer, elections in Georgia, Azerbaijan and Belarus
||Received the Officer's Merit Cross of the Republic of Poland (Krzyż Oficerski Orderu Zasługi Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej) from
President Aleksander Kwaśniewski
Scope and Content of Collection
Photographs, correspondence, and related materials documenting the Czechoslovak dissident movement around Václav Havel in
the 1970s and 1980s, the 1989 Velvet Revolution, and the role of the former dissidents in the post-Communist government.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.