Title: Ignace Jan Paderewski papers
Date (inclusive): 1687-1983
Collection Number: 75017
Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material:
In Polish, English and French.
10 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 album box, 2 envelopes, 1 motion picture film reel, memorabilia
(5.8 linear feet)
Correspondence, speeches and writings, clippings, printed matter, and photographs, relating primarily to the establishment
of an independent Polish state, the Paris Peace Conference, Polish politics in the interwar period, the occupation of Poland
during World War II, and the musical career of I. J. Paderewski.
Hoover Institution Archives
Paderewski, Ignace Jan, 1860-1941.
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[Identification of item] Igancy Jan Paderewski papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.
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Ignace Jan Paderewski (also known as Ignacy Jan Paderewski) was a Polish statesman and musician.
|1860 Nov. 6
||Born, Kurylowka, Podolia, Ukraine
||Studied music, Warsaw Conservatory
||Taught piano, Warsaw Conservatory
||Married Antonina Korsak, who died a year later
||Studied in Berlin under Friedrich Kiel
||Studied in Vienna under Theodor Leschetizky Taught at Strasbourg Conservatory
||Made first public appearances as a pianist in Vienna, Paris, London, and New York
||Composed "The Polish Fantasia" for piano and orchestra (Opus 19)
||Established the Paderewski Fund in support of musical compositions in the United States
||Settled in Riond-Bosson near Morges, Switzerland
||Married Helena Gorska
||Composed the opera Manru
||Director, Warsaw Conservatory
||Presented the City of Krakow with a monument commemorating the victory of the Poles over the Teutonic Order upon the 500th
anniversary of the Battle of Grunwald
||Member and representative to the United States, General Committee for Polish Relief (organized in Switzerland in January)
||Member and representative to the United States, Polish National Committee; frequently urged Woodrow Wilson to include Poland
in his Fourteen Points
||Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Poland; delegate, Paris Peace Conference
||Resigned November 27 and returned to Riond-Bosson
||Delegate plenipotentiary of Poland to the League of Nations
||Resumed musical career in Europe and the United States
||Author (with Mary Lawton),
The Paderewski Memoirs
||President, Polish National Council (Rada Narodowa) of the Polish Government-in-Exile, Paris
||Left Europe for the United States
|1941 June 29
||Died, New York City