Overview of the Romuald Spasowski Papers

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Title: Romuald Spasowski papers
Date (inclusive): 1929-1995
Collection Number: 97026
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: In Polish and English.
Physical Description: 75 manuscript boxes, 1 card file box, 3 oversize boxes (32.2 linear feet)
Abstract: Memoirs, other writings, notes, correspondence, personal documents, printed matter, photographs, audiotapes, and videotape interviews, relating to conditions in Poland during World War II, postwar Polish foreign policy, Polish-American relations, and post-1981 political conditions in Poland. Video use copies of videotape available.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Spasowski, Romuald

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Romuald Spasowski papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1997.

Accruals

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Location of Originals

Originals in possession of: Wanda Spasowski.

Biographical/Historical Note

Polish diplomat; ambassador to the United States, 1955-1961 and 1978-1981; deputy foreign minister, 1972-1978; subsequently defector to the United States.

Scope and Content of Collection

Memoirs, other writings, notes, correspondence, personal documents, printed matter, photographs, audiotapes, and videotape interviews, relating to conditions in Poland during World War II, postwar Polish foreign policy, Polish-American relations, and post-1981 political conditions in Poland. Video use copies of videotape available.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Audiotapes.
Diplomats--Poland.
Dissenters--Poland.
Poland--Foreign relations--1945-1989.
Poland--Foreign relations--United States.
Poland--History--1980-1989.
United States--Foreign relations--Poland.
Videotapes.
World War, 1939-1945--Poland.

 

Videorecordings

Box 4

U.S. International Communication Agency video: Let Poland Be Poland 1982 January 31

Conditions Governing Access note

Use copy reference number: 97026_v_0003281

Scope and Contents note

Broadcast live via satellite around the world on January 31 1982, this television special was in response to the declaration of martial law in Poland on December 13, 1981. Hosted by Charlton Heston, Glenda Jackson and Max Von Sydow, with appearances by world leaders (including Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Pierre Trudeau, Francois Mitterand), Polish ambassadors (Romuald Spasowski, Zdislaw Rurarz), Polish artists (Adam Makowicz, Czeslaw Milosz), and actors and entertainers (Bob Hope, Kirk Douglas, James Michener, Frank Sinatra, Orson Welles, Henry Fonda). 3/4-inch broadcast master held at UCLA Film and Television Archive. One VHS videocassette with DVD use copy
Box 4

Polish Ambassador; Spasowski State Department videotape 1981 December 20

Conditions Governing Access note

Use copy reference number: 97026_v_0005888
Box 4

Liberation of One; Romuald Spasowski videotape 1986 May 7

Conditions Governing Access note

Use copy reference number: 97026_v_0005889
 

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