Register of the Witold S. Sworakowski Papers, 1868-1977

Processed by Ronald Bulatoff; machine-readable finding aid created by Xiuzhi Zhou
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Register of the Witold S. Sworakowski Papers, 1868-1977

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Processed by:
Ronald Bulatoff
Date Completed:
1992
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1998 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Witold S. Sworakowski Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1868-1977
Collection Number: 79040
Creator: Sworakowski, Witold S.
Collection Size: 9 manuscript boxes, 1 slide box, 4 microfilm reels, 1 phonotape reel (4.5 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Statistics, writings, translations, notes, maps, and printed matter, relating to the ethnography of Upper Silesia in 1910; Polish boundary questions, 1918-1945; the Paris Peace Conference of 1919; communism in Eastern Europe after World War II; and the authorship of the 1917 abdication proclamation of Tsar Nicholas II.
Language: Polish and English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Witold S. Sworakowski Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1979.

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 at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Access Points

Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918
Romanov, House of
Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920)
Communism
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918--Peace
World War, 1914-1918--Territorial questions
Europe, Eastern
Germany
Poland
Poland--Boundaries
Silesia (Germany)--Population
Russia
Russia--History--February Revolution, 1917
Phonotapes
Slides (Photography)

Biographical Note

1903, January 16 Born, Suceuava (Bukovina), Rumania
1931-33 Member, Research Institute on Nationality Problems, Warsaw, Poland
1934 Graduated from Academy of Political Science, Warsaw, Poland
1934-36 Member, World League of Poles Abroad
1936-1945 Legation Secretay and Vice Consul with the Polish Foreign Service in Riga, Prague, Kovno, Curitiba, New York and Chicago
1947 Hoover Institution fellow
1947-1952 Research associate and curator, Hoover Institution
1952-55 Assistant professor, Stanford University
1955-1965 Associate professor, Stanford University
1955-1967 Assistant Director, Hoover Institution
1965 Author, The Communist International and Its Front Organizations
1967-1969 Associate Director, Hoover Institution
1970-79 Consultant to the Director, Hoover Institution Emeritus professor, Stanford University
1973 Author, World Communism: A Handbook
1979 Died, Stanford, California

Series Description

box 1

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1960-1973.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, reports, and identification card, relating to W. S. Sworakowski's career and personal life. Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 1

CORRESPONDENCE, 1939-1977.

Scope and Content Note

Letters, reports, memoranda, and printed matter, arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Boxes 1-6

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1941-1975.

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten, typewritten, and printed copies of speeches and writings with related correspon-dence, notes and research materials. Arranged chronologically.
boxes 6-9

SUBJECT FILE, 1910-1975.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, reports, memoranda, clippings, articles, notes, maps, printed matter and miscellany. Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Microfilm cabinet

MICROFILMS, 1868-1962.

Scope and Content Note

4 microfilm reels of various Hoover Instiution library holdings and writings of W. S. Sworakowski.
Tape cabinet

PHONOTAPE, 1972.

Scope and Content Note

1 phonotape of an interview of Ivan Bydzan (John Bittson), conducted by W. S. Sworakowski, December 28, 1972.
10.A-V

PHOTOGRAPHS.

Scope and Content Note

See photo card catalogue for description.

Container List

 

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1960-1973

Box 1, Folder 1

Curriculum vitae, 1973

Folder 2

Lenin State Library card, 1965

 

CORRESPONDENCE, 1939-1977

Box 1, Folder 3

Association of Cieszyn Silesians in Great Britain, 1943

Folder 4

Ferrari, Thomas J., 1952

Folder 5

Grabianka, S., 1954

Folder 6

Heller, Ernest, 1957

Folder 7

Hoover Institution, 1968-1971

Folder 8

Kallert, Georg, 1957

Folder 9

Kemp, Arthur, 1956

Folder 10

Kwapiszewski, M., 1944

Folder 11

La Grange, 1973

Folder 12

Lewytzkyj, Boris, 1968

Folder 13

Miller, Bernice, 1957-59

Folder 14

Pilsudski Institute of America, 1949, 1977

Folder 15

Silvansky, J., 1957

Folder 16

Skirpa, K., 1954

Folder 17

Stachiewicz, General, 1939-1940

Folder 18

Zaleski, August, 1964

Folder 19

Miscellaneous

 

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1941-1975

Box 1, Folder 20

Drafts and notes

Folder 21

"Chronology of British Policy," n.d. Typescript.

Folder 22

"Chronology of Soviet-American Relations," n.d. Typescript.

Folder 23

"Chronology of Soviet Policies," n.d. Typescript.

Folder 24

"Chronology of the United Nations," n.d. Typescript.

Folder 25

"Chronology of World Relations," n.d. Typescript.

Folder 26

"Hans von Seeckt - the War Criminal Who Escaped Trial," n.d. Typescript with annotations. Notes and clippings included.

Folder 27

"The Hoover Institution Collection on Poland," n.d. Typescript.

Folder 28-29

"Poland and Russia in War, Revolution and Peace," n.d. Typescript.

Box 2, Folder 1-2

"Poland and Russia in War, Revolution and Peace," n.d. Typescript.

Folder 3

"The Poles in the Soviet Union, Facts and Figures," n.d. Printed copy.

Folder 4

Review of Half a Century of Russian Serials, 1917-1968 compiled by Michael Schatoff, 1971, n.d. Typescript (carbon copy).

Folder 5

Review of Historia Polakow na Bukowinie by Emil Biedrzycki, 1973, n.d. Typescript (photocopy).

Folder 6

"Russia, 1918-1920 - Intervention," n.d. Typescript and bibliographies.

Folder 7

"Russia's Nationality Problems," n.d. Typewritten and handwritten drafts.

 

Untitled fragments and writings

Folder 8

Communism

Folder 9-10

Communist International

Folder 11

Poland - History- 1917-1926

Box 3, Folder 1

Poland - History- 1917-1926

Folder 2

Russian political parties, 1918

Folder 3

Solzhenitzyn, Aleksandr

Folder 4

Soviet Central Asia

Folder 5

U.S. foreign policy, 1937-1948

Folder 6

"Notatka dla Pana Ministra Stronskiego w Sprawie Przyszlej Granicy na Gornym Slasku," 1941. Typescript with annotations.

Folder 7

"Sprawa Gornego Slaska na Konferencji Pokojwej w Paryzu, 1919-1921r.," January 1941. Typescript (carbon copy). Five maps included.

Folder 8

Review of "Upper Silesia Past and Present" ( Polish Fortnightly Review (London), October 1, 1941), February 10, 1941. Typescript. Issue of Polish Fortnightly Review included.

Folder 9-10

"Poland's Eastern Frontiers From the Paris Peace Conference at Paris to the Conference at Yalta - Facts and Documents," 1945. Typescript with notes. In English and Polish.

Folder 11

"Working Memorandum on the Problem of the Soviet Orbit," April 28, 1948. A study guide for the Brookings Institution. Typescript (mimeographed copy).

Folder 12

Memo on Polish-Soviet relations, May 1948. Typescript with annotations.

Folder 13

"France in the World Community," outline of project, 1949. Typescript (mimeographed copy).

Folder 14

"Poland in the World Community," outlines of project, 1949. Typewritten and mimeographed copies.

Folder 15

"The Soviet Union in the World Community," outline of project, 1949. Typescript (mimeographed copy).

Folder 16

"Observations on the 'Working Memorandum on the Problem of the Soviet Orbit,'" March 15, 1949. Typescript.

Box 4, Folder 1

"Notes on the German Collection of Polish Documents Concerning the Outbreak of the War in 1939," August 16, 1949. Typescript (carbon copy).

Folder 2

"List of Archive Material Dealing With Federation Plans for Central and Eastern Europe Developed During the Second World War," December 1954. Typescript (mimeographed copy).

Folder 3

"Eastern European Images of Russia in the Nineteenth Century: The Polish-Czech View," paper presented at the Far Western Slavic Conference, Los Angeles, April 23-24, 1960. Typescript (mimeographed copy).

 

"The Red Myth," television series produced by KQED, San Francisco, 1962

Folder 4-5

Correspondence relating to, 1960-65

Folder 6

Drafts of selected scripts. Typescripts with annotations.

Folder 7

The Communist International and Its Front Organizations, Stanford, 1965. Review of book, in German, and letter to reviewer.

Folder 8

"Polish Archives in the Hoover Institution," ca. 1969. Typescript (photocopy).

Folder 9

"Poland's Baltic Policy, 1918-1920," speech, Stanford, November 20, 1970. Typescript.

Folder 10-11

"The Authorship of the Abdication Document of Nicholas II," 1971. Typescript with annotations and and reprint from The Russian Review, July 1971. Included is related correspondence and research notes.

 

World Communism: A Handbook, Hoover Institution Press, 1973.

Folder 12-13

Correspondence relating to

Box 5, Folder 1-7

Drafts and notes

Box 6, Folder 1-5

Drafts and notes

Folder 6

List of contributors

Folder 7

"Herbert Hoover, America's Food Administrator, 1917-19," paper presented at the Hoover Centennial Seminar, West Branch, Iowa, February 13, 1974. Typescript.

Folder 8

"Note on Hoover Seminars," West Branch, Iowa, February 13-15, 1974. Typescript.

Folder 9

"Note Concerning Slownik Geograficzny Krolestwa Polskiego i Innych Ziem Slowianskich, 1880-1914," March 26, 1974. Typescript (photocopy).

Folder 10

Interview on the history of the Hoover Institution, November 1975. Typescript (photocopy).

 

SUBJECT FILE, 1910-1975

Box 6, Folder 11

Brest-Litovsk Peace Conference, 1917-18, meetings of political commissions. In Russian.

Folder 12

Brzezinski, Zbigniew, "The Hostile Fantasy World of Zbigniew Brzezinski," by Lyndon La Rouche, U.S. Labor Party, New York, 1972

 

Communism

Folder 13

General

Folder 14

Stanford Studies of the Communist System, June 1945

Folder 15

Szawlowski, Richard, "The System of the International Organizations of the Communist Countries," n.d.

Box 7, Folder 1

Europe, foreign policy. Brzezinski, Zbigniew, "Peaceful Engagement in Europe's Future," Columbia University, 1965

Folder 2

International Workers Organization (Miedzynarodowy Zwiazek Robotniczy), Polish Section, 1932-1946

Folder 3

Kosciuszko Squadron

Folder 4

Kwiatkowski family genealogy

Folder 5

League of Nations, application of the Ukrainian Republic for admission, November 1920

Folder 6

Lithuania, foreign policy. Grinius, Colonel K., "Miejsce Niepodleglej Litwy w Przyszlej Europie i w Systemie Pokoju Swiatowego," September 2, 1943.

 

Paris Peace Conference, 1919

Folder 7

Commission on Polish Affairs

Folder 8-9

Territorial questions

 

Poland

Folder 10

Archives and libraries, ca. 1920s

Folder 11

Border with Czechoslovakia, 1938, maps

Folder 12

Boundaries, 1917-19

Box 8, Folder 1

Boundaries, 1917-19

 

Foreign relations

 

Czechoslovakia

Folder 2

September-November 1938

Folder 3

Cieszyn, 1942

Folder 4

Great Britain

Folder 5

Lithuania

 

History, World War II

Folder 6

Cultural losses

Folder 7

German occupation, 1939-1945, Na Tropach Smetka

Folder 8

"Polska-Niemcy-Rosja," by Ks. Stanislaw Orlemanski, ca. 1943

Folder 9

Social conditions, 1932

Folder 10

Poles in foreign countries, 1950

Folder 11

Poles in Siberia

 

Poles in the U.S.

Folder 12

General

Folder 13

Alfred Jurzykowski Foundation, "Jurzykowski Millenium Awards, 1963-66," New York

Folder 14

Bolek, Franciszek, "Ruch Umyslowy wsrod Polonji Amery- kanskiej," 1943

Folder 15

Polish-Soviet War, 1921

Folder 16

Russian revolutionary pamphlets, decrees, orders, and proclamations of the Provisional Workers and Peasants Government of the Russian Republic, October 25 -December 1, 1917

 

Silesia, Upper

Box 9, Folder 1-4

Ethnic composition, 1910, population study and statistical data

Folder 5

"Regulations for the Plebiscite in Upper Silesia," December 30, 1920. Issued by the Inter-Allied Plebiscite Commission. In German and Polish.

 

Soviet Union

Folder 6

Foreign relations - U.S., 20th century

Folder 7

History - German occupation - German Army map of Odessa, dated December 1940

Folder 8

Politics and government - Brzezinski, Zbigniew, "Soviet Politics From the Future to the Past?" Columbia University, New York, March 1975

Folder 9

Ukraine

Folder 10

United Nations Conference, San Francisco, 1945. Coded telegrams, April-May. In Polish.

Folder 11

United States of America, social conditions, Brzezinski, Zbigniew, "America in the Technetronic Age," Columbia University, New York, 1967

Folder 12

World War II, underground movements, France

Folder 13

Miscellany

 

MICROFILMS, 1868-1962

Oversize Microfilm Cabinet

Reel No. 1 - Typewritten manuscript of The Communist International and Its Front Ogranizations: A Checklist of Holdings in the Library of the Hoover Institution, Part II, compiled by W. S. Sworakowski, Stanford, January 1962

 

Reel No. 2-7 pages from Niepodleglosc (Paris), No. 81, 1868

 

Reel No. 3 - Polish historical sources from Government Documents at the Hoover Institution Library

 

Seijm Wilenski, 1922

 

Dziennik Uzredowy

 

Wybory do Sejmu w Wilnie

 

Reel No. 4 - Russian newspapers from the Hoover Institution Library

 

Izvestia (Moscow), April-May 1918

 

Novaia Zhizn' (Moscow), May-July 1918

 

PHONOTAPE, 1972.

Oversize Tape cabinet

1 phonotape of an interview of Ivan Bydzan (John Bittson), conducted by W. S. Sworakowski, December 28, 1972

 

PHOTOGRAPHS.

Folder 10.A-V

See photo card catalogue for description.