Overview of the Wiktor Sukiennicki Papers

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Overview of the Wiktor Sukiennicki Papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Hoover Institution Archives Staff
Date Completed:
2009
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Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC record by David Sun.
© 2009 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Title: Wiktor Sukiennicki papers
Dates: 1917-1993
Collection Number: XX307
Creator: Sukiennicki, Wiktor, 1901-1983.
Collection Size: 31 manuscript boxes (12.4 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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
Languages: English Polish Russian

Administrative Information

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/Historical 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 Hoover, 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.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Communist International.
Radio Free Europe.
World War, 1914-1918--Poland.
World War, 1939-1945--Poland.
Radio broadcasting--Poland.
Katyn Forest Massacre, 1940.
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons.
Prisoners of war.
Poland--History--20th century.
Poland--History--Occupation, 1939-1945.
Poland. Rada Ministrów.