Inventory of the Petruška Šustrová papers, 1953-1997

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Inventory of the Petruška Šustrová papers, 1953-1997

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Martina Podsklanova
Date Completed:
2010
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Machine-readable finding aid derived from Microsoft Word and MARC record by Jill Golden.
© 2010 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Title: Petruška Šustrová papers, 1953-1997
Dates: 1953-1997
Collection Number: 2005C57
Creator: Šustrová, Petruška
Collection Size: 1 manuscript box (0.4 linear feet)
Repository: 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
Languages: Czech

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Petruška Šustrová papers, 1953-1997, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2005.

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.

Related Materials

Stanislav Budín papers, Hoover Institution Archives
Czech subject collection, Hoover Institution Archives
Czechoslovak Independent Publications collection, Hoover Institution Archives
Tomáš Glanc collection, Hoover Institution Archives
Hana Konečná papers, Hoover Institution Archives
Josef Škvorecký papers, Hoover Institution Archives

Biographical/Historical Note

18 May 1947 Born
1966-1969 Studied Czech Literature and History at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague
December 1969 Arrested, sentenced on subversion charges, and imprisoned for the two following years
1971 Released from prison and consequently denied the right to finish her studies at Charles University
1971-1989 Officially employed at a post office, then later worked as a cleaner, or was officially unemployed
1972-1989 Involved in the samizdat publishing activities of the Střední Evropa journal, also as a member of the editorial board, and in similar projects
December 1976 Signed Charter 77 (Charta 77)
1985 Became Speaker of Charter 77
1979-Present Member, The Committee for the Defence of the Unjustly Persecuted (Výbor na obranu nespravedlivě stíhaných, or VONS)
1989 Rehabilitated on the charges of subversion from 1969
1989-1990 Journalist, Independent Press Center (Nezávislé informační středisko)
1990-1992 Journalist, the Respekt weekly
1990-1991 Advisor and later Deputy Minister, Czechoslovak Ministry of Interior
1992-present Freelance journalist ( Lidové noviny and other periodicals), screenwriter (Czech Television documentaries on Georgia, Azerbaijan and Belarus) and translator (Paul Johnson's The Birth of the Modern, Norman Davies' The Isles: A History, and Anne Applebaum's Gulag: A History)
1999 Received the Karel Havlíček Borovský Prize for Journalism from the Czech Literary Fund
1999-2004 International Observer, elections in Georgia, Azerbaijan and Belarus
2004 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.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Civil rights--Czechoslovakia.
Political prisoners--Czechoslovakia.
Dissenters--Czechoslovakia.


Collection Contents

Box: 1

Correspondence, 1970-1989

Physical Description: 1

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters from the time of Šustrová's imprisonment (circa 1970), obituaries and other announcements or invitations. Arranged alphabetically.
Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Jitka Bodláková's (Šustrová's mother) letters to Šustrová, 1970

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Šustrová's letters to Jitka Bodláková, 1970-1971

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Jan Frolík's letters to Šustrová, 1970

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Felipe Serrano's letter to Šustrová, circa 1970

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Pavel Šremer's letter to Šustrová, 1970

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Martin Šustr's letters to Šustrová, 1970

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Miscellaneous correspondence: obituaries of Pavel Wonka (1988) and Jan Frolík (1972), Václav Havel's handwritten invitation to his 55th birthday party (undated) and other announcements and invitations, 1970-1989

Box: 1 : 8

Miscellany, 1989, 1991 and undated

Scope and Content Note

Contains Šustrová's biographical note, leaflets, promotional materials and similar printed matter, including a xerox leaflet invitation for the commemmoration of Jan Opletal on 17 November 1989, entitled Vezmi si s sebou květinu (Take a flower with you; undated). Arranged generally in the original order.
Box: 1

Photographs, 1953-1997 and undated

Scope and Content Note

Contains family photographs and photographs of Czechoslovak dissidents, including Václav Havel, during their informal and formal meetings, mostly in 1970s and 1980s, as well as photographs of the former dissidents as members of the official state administration during official events in the 1990s. Arranged chronologically following the original order.
Box/Folder: 1 : 9

1958 and 1960s

Scope and Content Note

Contains the following three prints:
Jiří Kabeš's wedding, 1953
Petruška Šustrová with her brother, 1958
Eva Olmerová, Polák (?) and Josef Škvorecký, Reduta Jazz Club, 1960s
Box/Folder: 1 : 10-11

1970-1979 and probably 1970s

Scope and Content Note

Among the prints are:
Jaroslav Hutka, probably 1970s
"Jim" Čert, probably 1970s
Zina Freundová and Karel Freund, probably 1970s
V. Komrska and Jaroslav Šabata, probably 1970s
Jitka Bodláková and Felipe Serrano, 1970 (?)
Jan Frolík and Šustrová, 1973
Petr Lutka, 1974
Petr Kabeš and Pavel Šrut in a group photograph, 1974
Jan Frolík, circa 1974
Anna Šabatová, Petr Uhl and Šustrová, 1974-1979
"Peták" Lampl, circa 1975
Svatopluk Karásek, the Houska castle, 1976
Vratislav Brabenec, Bojanovice, 1976
Egon Bondy at a concert of The Plastic People of the Universe, circa 1976
Wedding of Jaroslav Kukal and Šustrová, 1977
Milan Hlavsa and Jan Schneider, 1977
Jaroslav Unger, a member of Dr. Prostěradlo, a rock band, circa 1977
Jana Převratská and Šustrová, 1977
Miroslav Hrabaň, 1977
Pavel Zajíček and other members of DG 307, a rock band, 1977-1979
Ondřej Němec, Jaroslav Šabata and Šustrová, Hrádeček, 1978
Pavel Landovský, Václav Havel and Jaroslav Kukal, 1978
Svatopluk Karásek, Dana Němcová, Jaroslav Šabata, Dino Vopálka, Jiří Dienstbier and Šustrová, Hrádeček, 1978
Jiří Kabeš, a member of The Plastic People of the Universe, 1978
Pavel Landovský, Hrádeček, 1978
Jiří Němec, 1978
P. Kirschner and Jaroslav Kukal, 1978
Přemysl Janýr, Petr Uhl and Šustrová, 1978
Jan Brabec and Ivan Bierhanzl, 1978
Josef Janíček, 1979
Vlastimil Třešňák, Jan Brabec, Luděk Bednář, Jaroslav
Kukal, Ivan Hrůša and Šustrová, 1979 (?)
Box/Folder: 1 : 12-13

1980-1989 and probably 1980s

Scope and Content Note

Among the prints are:
Václav Havel in a group photograph, Hrádeček, 1980s
Jan Placák and Šustrová, 1980s
Vladimír Merta, 1980s
Dáša Vokatá and Anastáz Opasek, late 1980s
Vladimír Mlynář in a group photograph, late 1980s
Jan Ruml in a costume of St. Nicolaus, probably 1980s
Jan Šabata, probably 1980s
Mlada Opočenská, Olga Havlová, Věra Jirousová and Šustrová, Hrádeček, 1980
Martin Hybler, 1980 and 1984
Olga Havlová, Luděk Bednář and Šustrová, 1981
Ivan Martin "Magor" Jirous and Šustrová, Hrádeček, 1981
Olga Havlová and Antonín Maněna, 1981
J. Bělíková, Věra Jirousová, Květa Havlová, Jiří Němec and Šustrová, Hrádeček, 1981
Aleš Havlíček, 1982
Kamila Budovská, Gertruda Sekaninová and Šustrová, 1982
Petr Cibulka, circa 1982
Václav Malý and Šustrová, 1982
Václav Havel and Ludvík Vaculík in Roman togas on a New Year's Eve, 1983
Jan Placák and Šustrová, 1983
Charlie Soukup, Vlastimil Třešňák and Šustrová in a group photograph, circa 1983
Daniel Kroupa, Václav Benda, Pavel Bratinka and Šustrová, 1983
Otka Bednářová and Šustrová, 1983
? Adámek being arrested, Brno, 1983
Zdeněk Neubauer and Martin Palouš, 1984
Jiří Křivánek in a costume on a New Year's Eve, 1984
Jarmila Bělíková in a costume on a New Year's Eve, 1984
Milan Hlavsa and Dana Němcová, 1984
Lenka Procházková and Šustrová in costumes in a New Year's Eve group photograph entitled Rej domovníků (Dance of janitors), 1984
Jiří Kantůrek, Andrej Stankovič and Šustrová in costumes on a New Year's Eve, 1984
Jan Ruml, Václav Veselý, Václav Malý, Václav Benda, Martin Palouš, Pavla Paloušová, Zbyněk Hejda, Dana Němcová, Milan Hlavsa and Šustrová on photographs from a christening, 1984
Andrej Stankovič and Petr Uhl in costumes on New Year's Eve, 1984 or 1985
Vladimír Kroul, 1985
Jiří Gruntorád, 1985 and undated
Andrej Stankovič and Jana Veselá, 1986
Pavel Tigrid, 1986
Ivan Havel, circa 1988
Rehearsals and recordings of Václav Havel's play Pokoušení (Temptation), 1988
Ladislav Leština, 1988
Luděk Bednář, 1988
A human rights demonstration on Škroupovo náměstí (Škroupovo square), 10 December 1988
František "Čuňas" Stárek, Vokno Publishing, and Šustrová, 1988
Petr Placák, 1988
Dana Němcová and Eugen Brikcius, 1989
Meetings at the Bory prison, Plzeň (Pilsen), December 1989
Box/Folder: 1 : 14

1990-1997 and undated

Scope and Content Note

Among the prints are:
Visit of Czechoslovak officials, including Šustrová, to Naples, Italy, 1990
Ján Langoš and Šustrová in photographs from an official meeting, 1990
F. Novotný, Ján Langoš, Jan Ruml, František Stárek and Šustrová, 1990
Visit of Czechoslovak officials, including Šustrová, to Naples, Italy, 1990
Jiří Sirotek and Šustrová, Berlin, 1994