Inventory of the Wiktor Sukiennicki papers

Finding aid prepared by Kayla Anderson
Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: Wiktor Sukiennicki papers
Date (inclusive): 1914-1993
Collection Number: XX307
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: Polish, English, Russian, German, and French
Physical Description: 31 manuscript boxes (12.7 linear feet)
Abstract: Speeches and writings, correspondence, notes, reports, radio broadcast transcripts, and printed matter relating to twentieth-century Polish history, the history of the Communist International, and Radio Free Europe broadcasting to Poland. Includes draft and finished reports of the Polish Rada Ministrów, 1946, relating to the Katyn Forest Massacre and Polish prisoners of war in the Soviet Union during World War II.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Sukiennicki, Wiktor, 1901-1983.
Contributor: Poland. Rada Ministrów.

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Wiktor Sukiennicki papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.

Accruals

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Biographical Note

Polish-American historian and political scientist; research analyst, Radio Free Europe, 1952-1959.
Sukiennicki, a Polish legal scholar and later a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, was the principal investigator of the Katyn murders on behalf of the Polish government in exile.

Scope and Content of Collection

Speeches and writings, correspondence, notes, reports, radio broadcast transcripts, and printed matter relating to twentieth-century Polish history, the history of the Communist International, and Radio Free Europe broadcasting to Poland. Includes draft and finished reports of the Polish Rada Ministrów, 1946, relating to the Katyn Forest Massacre and Polish prisoners of war in the Soviet Union during World War II.
The collection's original order and folder titles have been maintained.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Poland--History--20th century.
World War, 1914-1918--Poland.
World War, 1939-1945--Poland.
Communist International.
Radio Free Europe.
Radio broadcasting--Poland.
Katyn Massacre, Katyn', Russia, 1940.
Poland--History--Occupation, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons.
Prisoners of war.

Box/Folder 1 : 1

"Facts and Documents Concerning Polish Prisoners of War Captured by the U.S.S.R. During the 1939 Campaign," Council of Ministers, 1946

Box/Folder 1 : 2-5

"Facts and Documents Concerning Polish Prisoners of War Captured by the U.S.S.R. During the 1939 Campaign," Council of Ministers, English translation proof, 1946

Box/Folder 1 : 6

"The Mass Murder of Polish Prisoners of War in Katyn," Council of Ministers, 1946

Scope and Contents note

A short report based on "Facts and Documents Concerning Polish Prisoners of War Captured by the U.S.S.R. During the 1939 Campaign," published by the Council of Ministers.
Box/Folder 1 : 7-9

Polish original text, part I, 1945

Scope and Contents note

Includes three volumes of handwritten and typed notes from an unknown publication.
Box/Folder 2 : 1-2

Polish original text, part II, 1941

Box/Folder 2 : 3-6

Polish original text, part III, 1943-1949

Box/Folder 2 : 7

Polski Czerwony Krzyż w Katyniu, 1946

Box/Folder 2 : 8-10

Additional materials, Katyn massacre, 1941-1943

Scope and Contents note

Materials include copies of printed notes found on the victims' bodies from the Katyn massacre and depositions from surviving officers.
Box/Folder 3 : 1-2

Additional materials, part II, 1946

Box/Folder 3 : 3-5

Additional materials, part III, 1942-1943

Box/Folder 3 : 6-8

Additional materials, part IV, 1946-1952

Box/Folder 3 : 9

Wajs, 12-IV [12 April], 1939

Box/Folder 3 : 10

Dyjas, 1 IX- 31 XII [1 September - 31 December], 1939

Box/Folder 3 : 11

Siwicki, 9-I [9 January], 1939

Box/Folder 3 : 12

Trepiak, 22-IV [22 April], 1939-1940

Box/Folder 3 : 13

Wajda, 12-IV [12 April], 1939

Box/Folder 3 : 14

Zięcina, 22-IV [22 April], 1939

Box/Folder 3 : 15

Professor Pieńkowski, 9-IV [9 April], 1939

Box/Folder 3 : 16

Kruk, 9 IV [9 April], 1940

Box/Folder 3 : 17

Dr. Jakubowicz, 22-IV [22 April], 1939

Box/Folder 3 : 18

Solski, 9-IV [9 April], 1939

Box/Folder 4 : 1

Research studies, Wiktor Sukiennicki, list of publications, 1962-1964

Box/Folder 4 : 2-3

Research studies 1-5, 1962

Box/Folder 4 : 4

Research studies 6-10, 1962

Box/Folder 4 : 5-6

Research studies 11-16, 1963

Box/Folder 4 : 7-8

Research studies 17-21, 1964

Box/Folder 5 : 1-5

"East Central Europe During World War I : From Foreign Domination to National Independence," typescript, undated

Box/Folder 5 : 6

Narodowy Komitet Paryski, undated

Box/Folder 5 : 7-8

"East Central Europe...," typescript in Polish, footnotes, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 1-2

"East Central Europe...," part I, galleys, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 3-6

"East Central Europe...," galleys, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 7-8

"East Central Europe...," notes, galleys, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 9-10

"East Central Europe...," general, 1983

Box/Folder 7 : 1

"Congress of Vienna Aftermath," typed essay, undated

Box/Folder 7 : 2

"Towards the World War," typed essay, undated

Box/Folder 7 : 3-4

"During the Russian German War," typed essay, undated

Box/Folder 7 : 5

"March 1917, Revolution," typed essay, undated

Box/Folder 7 : 6-8

"November 1917, Revolution and the Peace of Brest," typed essay, undated

Box/Folder 7 : 9-10

"Last Phases of World War I," typed essay, undated

Box/Folder 8 : 1

Miscellaneous, 1979-1982

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten notes, typed essays, a resume, and other documents related to Sukiennicki’s career at the Hoover Institution.
Box/Folder 8 : 2

"East Central Europe..," correspondence, proofreading, 1983

Box/Folder 8 : 3-4

"East Central Europe...," bibliographic material and other, undated

Box/Folder 8 : 5-8, 9 : 1

Book, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes handwritten notes, chapter outlines, and footnotes from an unknown publication.
Box/Folder 9 : 2

Address book, 1959

Box/Folder 9 : 3

Wiktor Sukiennicki, undated

Scope and Contents note

Biographical materials, including a resume, biography, publication list, work timeline, and articles related to Sukiennicki's academic achievements.
Box/Folder 9 : 4

Property in England, 1947

Scope and Contents note

Includes expense reports, balance sheets, profit and loss accounts.
Box/Folder 9 : 5

Biography, curriculum vitae, 1983

Scope and Contents note

Written by Maciej Siekierski.
 

Correspondence, 1928-1989

Box/Folder 9 : 6

1962-1968

Box/Folder 9 : 7

1966-1969

Box/Folder 9 : 8

Family and son, 1959-1961

Box/Folder 9 : 9

1959-1980

Box/Folder 9 : 10

Sukiennicki, Bohdan, 1945-1950

Box/Folder 9 : 11

1980-1983

Box/Folder 9 : 12

Milosz, C., 1961-1989

Box/Folder 10 : 1-2

A-L, 1959-1973

Box/Folder 10 : 3

Szkota nauk politycznych i spot, 1949-1957

Box/Folder 10 : 4

Giedroyc, J., 1951-1970

Box/Folder 10 : 5

Wraga, R., 1958-1961

Box/Folder 10 : 6

Weintraub, W., 1962-1967

Box/Folder 10 : 7

N-Z, 1959-1972

Box/Folder 10 : 8

Family, 1941-1952

Box/Folder 10 : 9

Dabulewicz, Jadwiga, 1944-1946

Box/Folder 10 : 10, 11 : 1-2

Family and son, 1951-1958

Box/Folder 11 : 3-5

General, 1945-1972

 

Family

Box/Folder 11 : 6-7

1950-1964

Box/Folder 11 : 8-9

1965-1968

Box/Folder 12 : 1-2

1969-1971

Box/Folder 12 : 3-4

1965-1975

 

Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous items include article clippings, pamphlets printed in Polish, typescripts, newsletters, and correspondence. A small portion of the materials relate to Sukiennicki's academic career at the Hoover Institution.
Box/Folder 12 : 5

1928-1958

Box/Folder 12 : 6

1958-1965

Box/Folder 12 : 7

1965-1967

Box/Folder 12 : 8-10

Radio Free Europe (R.F.E.) Polish Desk programs, Munich, 1952

Box/Folder 13 : 1

R.F.E., 1953

Scope and Contents note

Includes typed radio program transcripts and handwritten notes.
Box/Folder 13 : 2

Printed material, 1939-1964

Scope and Contents note

Includes printed booklets in English, Polish, and Russian. Subject matter relates to France, Poland, and Russia at the beginning of World War II and American diplomatic relations with Soviet Socialist Republics.
Box/Folder 13 : 3

Duplicate payments and overpayments, 1947-1959

Box/Folder 13 : 4-5, 14 : 1-4

Institute for the Study of the USSR reports, 1953-1963

Box/Folder 15 : 1-2

Speeches, part I, 1951-1961

Box/Folder 15 : 3-4

Speeches, part II, 1940-1963

Box/Folder 15 : 5-6

R.F.E. European Federation, 1953-1955

Box/Folder 15 : 7-8

Correspondence, R.F.E., trip to the USA, 1951-1967

Box/Folder 16 : 1

R.F.E. programs, general, 1959-1960

Box/Folder 16 : 2-9, 17 : 1

R.F.E. Polish Desk programs, Munich, 1953-1958

Box/Folder 17 : 2-8

R.F.E. radio program transcripts, 1956-1959

Box/Folder 18 : 1

R.F.E. English translations, 1958-1959

Box/Folder 18 : 2

Books and collections, review, undated

Box/Folder 18 : 3-4

Lectures, University of Oregon, 1962

Box/Folder 18 : 5-7

Skrypty do wykładów, 1944-1957

Box/Folder 18 : 8-10

Współczesne problemy społeczeństwa polskiego, 1950

Box/Folder 19 : 1-2

"Przełom," Wilno, 1918-1919

Box/Folder 19 : 3

Polish-Russian relations throughout history, 1975-1981

Box/Folder 19 : 4-6

General, 1947-1985

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten notes, typescripts, newspaper clippings and pamphlets from Droga, Nad Odrą i Bałtykiem, and Nowogródek. Materials are related to post-World War II politics and Kruschev’s accession to power following Stalin’s death.
Box/Folder 19 : 7

Printed material, 1919-1943

Scope and Contents note

Includes copies of book excerpts about the Russian Revolution and the Paris Peace Conference. Printed in English, Russian, French, and German.
Box/Folder 19 : 8

General, 1963-1967

Scope and Contents note

Pamphlets, typescripts, and handwritten notes related to Poland during World War II.
Box/Folder 19 : 9-10

Kukułka, 1950-1967

Box/Folder 20 : 1

Izvestia, 1939

Box/Folder 20 : 2-4

"Documents on British Foreign Policy 1919-1939," Polska, 1961

Box/Folder 20 : 5

Szwestia, 1939

Box/Folder 20 : 6-10

Printed material, 1917-1980

Scope and Contents note

Includes typescripts, essays, notes, and book excerpts relating to the Paris Peace Conference and the political aftermath in Russia and Germany.
Box/Folder 21 : 1-2

Comintern, 1921-1922

Box/Folder 21 : 3

Polish-Soviet relations, 1939-1943

Box/Folder 21 : 4

Voina, khronika i otkliki, 1914

Box/Folder 21 : 5-6

Paris Peace Conference, writings, 1919-1936

Box/Folder 21 : 7-8

Printed material, 1921-1976

Scope and Contents note

Photocopies of book excerpts regarding the rise of communism and fascism during the years before World War II. Printed in English, French, German, and Polish.
Box/Folder 21 : 9

"The Baltic Countries, Lithuania and the Ukraine after Brest," typescript, undated

Box/Folder 22 : 1

Comintern, fascism in 1920s Italy, march on Rome 1922, undated

Box/Folder 22 : 2

Comintern, national-colonial question, 1966

Box/Folder 22 : 3-4

Comintern, Fourth Congress, undated

Box/Folder 22 : 5-6

Comintern, minor front organizations, 1968

Box/Folder 22 : 7

Comintern, Soviet press, 1918-1933

Box/Folder 22 : 8

International communist movement in the 1920s, papers, typescripts, 1962-1965

Box/Folder 22 : 9, 23 : 1

"The American Native Communism," 1965

Box/Folder 23 : 2-6

British Revolutionary Press, 1917-1919

Box/Folder 23 : 7

Belorussia, brochures, 1953-1974

Box/Folder 23 : 8

Belaruski Golas, 1976-1977

Box/Folder 24 : 1

Belarus, 1975-1977

Box/Folder 24 : 2-3

Bulgaria, upheaval, 1918-1923

Box/Folder 24 : 4

Bulgaria, "Communist Putsch," typed essay, 1967

Box/Folder 24 : 5

Research studies, 1964-1965

Box/Folder 24 : 6

Periodicals, Polish, émigré, 1951-1954

Box/Folder 24 : 7

Soviet periodicals, topics related to Poland, 1920-1925

Box/Folder 25 : 1

Indices of Soviet periodicals, 1944-1951

Box/Folder 25 : 2

Kommunismus, 1920, articles related to Poland, 1920-1957

Box/Folder 25 : 3-5

Soviet press, transcripts, 1917-1919

Box/Folder 25 : 6-7

Lenin, works, 1915-1922

Box/Folder 25 : 8

Russian Communist Party, 1924

Box/Folder 25 : 9

Soviet Union, internal and external politics, 1954

Box/Folder 26 : 1-2

Abramovich, Mensheviks and Socialist international, parts I and II, 1956

Box/Folder 26 : 3

Excerpts, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes material from Arms of Valor and The Communist Party: An Outline of History. Also includes additional excerpts from unknown publications. Printed in English and Polish.
Box/Folder 26 : 4

Comintern, 1919-1925

Box/Folder 26 : 5

"Kommunisticheskii International," Moscow, 1924

Box/Folder 26 : 6

"American Communist," Chicago, 1919

Box/Folder 26 : 7

"Rote Fahne," Berlin, 1923

Box/Folder 26 : 8

Soviet press on Poland, 1920-1925

Box/Folder 26 : 9

Interallied mission in Poland, 1919

Box/Folder 27 : 1-3

Narodowy Komitet Paryski, 1919

Box/Folder 27 : 4-5

Polish-Lithuanian relations, 1918-1921

Box/Folder 27 : 6-7

2-Oddziat, reports, 1919

Box/Folder 27 : 8

Articles, Polish-Soviet War, undated

Box/Folder 27 : 9-10

Articles, Polish-Soviet War (as published by Bellona), 1919-1921

Box/Folder 28 : 1-2

Soviet annexation of East Poland, 1939-1941

Box/Folder 28 : 3-4

London, Ministry of Justice, Poland post-war judicial system, 1943-1944

Box/Folder 28 : 5

Deportations from Baltic states, 1942-1944

Box/Folder 28 : 6

Po Prostu, periodicals, 1956-1957

Box/Folder 28 : 7-8

Polish Émigré Press, includes Communist publication, 1944-1948

Box/Folder 29 : 1

Polish Émigré Press, 1940-1952

Scope and Contents note

Publications include Równośc-Egalite, Robotnik, Tydzień Polski and Dziennik Polski.
Box/Folder 29 : 2

Émigré organizations, 1950-1970

Box/Folder 29 : 3

Biała księga, 1964

Box/Folder 29 : 4

Government in exile, releases, 1959-1963

Box/Folder 29 : 5

Polish constitution, history of, 1942

Box/Folder 29 : 6

Poland, constitution, 1952

Box/Folder 29 : 7

Jews, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes typed excerpts from various unknown publications covering the Jewish population in Poland.
Box/Folder 29 : 8

"Legenda i rzeczywistość," writings, undated

Box/Folder 29 : 9

"The Comitern and Fascism in the Early Twenties," Wiktor Sukiennicki, typed essay, 1967

Box/Folder 29 : 10

Clippings and newspaper issues, 1959-1962

Scope and Contents note

Includes a copy of New Poland that covers the new draft constitution of the Polish People's Republic and two article clippings from unknown publications.
Box/Folder 29 : 11

Plany obozów i historia Starobielsk i Ostaszków, undated

Box/Folder 29 : 12

Katyn, 1943-1951

Scope and Contents note

Short reports covering Polish prisoners of war captured by Russia during the 1939 campaign, excerpts about the Polish-Soviet agreement in 1941, and a copy of the official report from the United States concerning the need for a committee to conduct an investigation into the Katyn Massacre.
Box/Folder 29 : 13

Printed material, 1941-1944

Scope and Contents note

Includes "Naprzod ku zwyciestwu, zołnierze-Słowianie," "k brat'yam ugnetennym slavyanam," and "Słowianin." Printed booklets cover Slavic soldiers in World War II, the Polish Committee of Slavic London, and the Slavic Congress in Moscow.
Box/Folder 29 : 14

Katyn, printed material, 1940-1981

Scope and Contents note

Includes a chapter excerpt written by Sukiennicki and a typescript, both printed in Polish and related to the history of Polish prisoners in the Soviet Union during the end of World War II.
Box/Folder 30 : 1-2

Katyn, 1942-1943

Scope and Contents note

Relates to the Katyn Massacre and includes investigations, reports, memoranda, essays, book excerpts, and research notes.
Box/Folder 30 : 3

Bibliography and publications, undated

Box/Folder 30 : 4

Zwiazek polskich federalistow, 1950

Box/Folder 30 : 5-6

Biographical materials, 1940-1956

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, memoranda, typescripts, and photographs related to Sukiennicki. Printed in Polish and English.
Box/Folder 30 : 7

Maps, Polish prisoners of camp "Kozelsk," 1939-1941

Box/Folder 30 : 8

Biography, 1971-1985

Box/Folder 30 : 9

1983-1988

Scope and Contents note

Includes typed bibliographies, correspondence, and an article written by Sukiennicki published in Kwartalnik Historyczny.
Box/Folder 30 : 10

Legal situation in Poland, 1950-1983

Box/Folder 30 : 11

Polish collection at Hoover Institution Archives, 1977-1981

Box/Folder 30 : 12, 31 : 1

Publications, 1950-1993

Box/Folder 31 : 2-3

Printed material, 1961-1978

Scope and Contents note

Includes photocopied excerpts from Revue d'études comparatives est-quest and article clippings from Tydzien Polski and Dziennik Polski.