Preliminary Inventory to the Michal Sokolnicki Papers, 1908-1968

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Preliminary Inventory to the Michal Sokolnicki Papers, 1908-1968

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Stanford University

Stanford, California

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Michal Sokolnicki Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1908-1968
Collection number: 68003
Creator: Sokolnicki, Michal, 1880-
Collection Size: 15 manuscript boxes, 10 microfilm reels (7.8 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Diaries, correspondence, writings, dispatches, memoranda, and printed matter, relating to the Polish nationalist movement before and during World War I, Polish relations with Denmark and Turkey, and the Polish Government- in-Exile during World War II
Language: Polish, French, and English.

Administrative Information


Collection open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Michal Sokolnicki Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1968.


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 . 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

World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945--Poland
Denmark--Foreign relations--Poland
Turkey--Foreign relations--Poland
Poland--Foreign relations--Denmark
Poland--Foreign relations--Turkey
Poland--History--20th century
Poland--History--Occupation, 1939-1945

Container List

Box: 1

Polish Legation in Kopenhagen: correspondence of Minister Michal Sokolnicki with Cardinal August Hlond, 1932-1935.


Diplomatic correspondence and reports of Michal Sokolnicki as Ambassador in Turkey, May 1935 - December 1940, and followin folders:


Reports from the Polish diplomatic posts in Washington, London, Stockholm and Lisbon, April 1938 - July 1939.


Ambassador's dispatches to the Ministry of Foreign Affair in Warsaw, April 1938 - August 31, 1939.


Reports from Ambassador Roger Raczynski, Bucarest, September 15-30, 1939.


Correspondence with Ambassador Roger Raczynski, 1940-1941

Box: 2

Diplomatic correspondence and reports, January 1942 - December 1943.


Correspondence relating to the Polish-Soviet agreement of July 1941.


Correspondence with General Anders, 1943 - 1944.


Correspondence with General Sikorski; Conference in Beyreuth, June 1943.


Katyn. The mass murder of Polish prisoners of war; Reports.


Hungary's political position, 1939 - 1943.


Polish-Soviet relations: documents, April 1943 - August 1946, by Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, London.

Box: 3

Diplomatic correspondence and reports, January 1944 - August 1945. Folders:


Warsaw uprising, August 1944.


Lublin Committee, 1944.


Yalta Conference, February 1945.


Trials of Polish underground leaders, Moscow, June 1945.


Turkish-Soviet relations, 1944-1945.


Recognition of Polish Provisional Government by Turkey.


List of Polish diplomatic posts active in 1945.


Adampol, 1945.


Correspondence with Ambassador Alfred Poninski, 1942-44.

Box: 4

Correspondence, notes, January 1946 - December 1951. Folders:


Correspondence with Minister of Foreign Affairs in London, May 1947-Nov. 1948.


Liquidation of the Polish Armed Forces - documents, 1945-1946 Military Commission of the Government-in-Exile, London.


Documents relating to the eve of the Second World War, New Ti April, 1948.


Correspondence with the Institute of the Near and Middle East Reduta, 1948-1950.


Correspondence with Patriarch Athenagoras, Istanbul, 1948-1949


Komunizm - dokumentacja miesiczna, 1948-1949. London.

Box: 5

Correspondence, notes, January 1952 - December 1960; 1961-1968. Folders:


Correspondence with General Marian Kukiel, 1953-1963.


Correspondence with editors of Kultura, 1953-1954.


Correspondence with Pobog-Malinowski.


Correspondence with Archbishop J.F.Gawlina, 1959-1960.


Correspondence with J.Fryling, 1951-1952.


Correspondence with Klaudiusz Hrabyk, 1954-1955.

Box: 6-8

Ambassador Sokolnicki's Diary, September 1, 1939 - August 1945.

Physical Description: Manuscript.
Box: 9

Manuscript of Josef Beck's Commentary of the diplomatic history of the war of 1939. Dictated in Bucarest in March 1943, published in New York in 1957 as Final report.


Ambassador's Ankara Diary - first draft of the abridged version of his wartime diary.


Introduction a l'histoire diplomatic - Sokolnicki's lectures at the History Department of Ankara University, 1952.

Box: 10

Poland 1914-1945, collective work, which was to be published in United States. Manuscripts of the chapters written by Michal Sokolnicki.


Manuscripts of Sokolnicki's articles which appeared in 1955-1960 in Bellona, Kultura, Wiadomosci, Orzel Bialy, Dziennik Polski i Dziennik Zolnierza.

Box: 11

Political history of the Second World War, 1939-1945, manuscript and relating correspondence, 1956-58.


Unpublished articles, notes and research material.

Box: 12

Writings and research material. Folders:


Nienapisana ksika - Rebirth of the Polish Republic, 1919-1926.


Na prezeomie polityki legionowej. Epizody roku 1916.


Polish-Finnish question article and related correspondence.

Box: 13

Copies of Polish emigré publications, London, 1947-1953. Folders:


Biuletyn Instytutu Bada Krajowych.


Biuletyn Ligi Niepodlegoci Polski.


Wiadomoci Krajowe.


Egzekutywa Zjednoczenia Nàrodowego.


Biuletyn P lskiej Agencji Telegraficznej.


Biuletyn Polityczny.


Wschód Polski - and other publications of emigre organizations.

Box: 14

Research material - newspapers clippings relating to the Second World War, Polish-Russian relations, Turkey and Balkan countries

Box: 15

Newspapers clippings relating to the Second World War, from Polish, Russian, French and British newspapers.