Scope and Content Note
Title: Jacques M. Vergotti Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1948-1991
Collection number: 91043
Vergotti, Jacques M., 1915-
3 manuscript boxes
1.25 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Memoirs, other writings, deposition, and correspondence, relating to King Michael,
Romanian participation in World War II, the transition of Romania from monarchy to
communist regime, and Romanian emigre affairs. Includes a dissertation on Swiss
Collection open for research.
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[Identification of item], Jacques M. Vergotti Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1991.
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Michael I, King of Romania, 1921-
World War, 1939-1945--Romania.
Romania--Politics and government--1944-1989.
Romanians in foreign countries.
Romania--Court and courtiers.
World War, 1939-1945.
Jacques M. Vergotti was born in 1915. A Major in the Romanian Army, he served as aide to
Michael I, King of Romania, between 1941-1947. He witnessed the last year of the Romanian
monarchy and the palace coup of December 30, 1947, when the King was overthrown and the
Popular Republic of Romania was proclaimed. He was one of the few people allowed to leave
the country together with the King, whose aide he was for one more year. He then
emigrated to the US and has lived there since.
Scope and Content Note
This collection consists mainly of his writings, particularly his memoirs, related to the
dramatic events preceding and following the king's forced abdication. Also of special
interest is his correspondence with the King of Romania, and with his colleagues and
friends from the Royal Court, including prominent figures like General Petre Lazar and
Mircea Ionnitiu, both friends and secretaries of the King.