Preliminary Inventory to the Michal Sokolnicki Papers, 1908-1968

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Title: Michal Sokolnicki Papers
Date (inclusive): 1908-1968
Collection Number: 68003
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: In Polish, French and English.
Physical Description: 15 manuscript boxes, 10 microfilm reels (7.8 linear feet)
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. In part, microfilm of originals located in the Pilsudski Institute of America. Original material held at Hoover also available on microfilm (20 reels).
Creator: Sokolnicki, Michal, 1880-


Collection open for research.
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Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1968.


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Preferred Citation

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

Location of Original Materials

In part, microfilm from originals located in the Pilsudski Institute of America.

Alternate Forms Available

Also available on microfilm (20 reels).

Scope and Contents note

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. In part, microfilm of originals located in the Pilsudski Institute of America.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

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, and followin folders: May 1935 - December 1940,


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, by Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, London. April 1943 - August 1946,

Box: 3

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


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, Folders: January 1946 - December 1951.


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


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


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, London. 1948-1949.

Box: 5

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


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.

General Physical Description note: Manuscript.
Box: 9

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


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 in Bellona, Kultura, Wiadomosci, Orzel Bialy, Dziennik Polski i Dziennik Zolnierza. 1955-1960

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, Folders: 1947-1953.


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.

Reels 1-10

Microfilm reels of Michal Sokolnicki papers held at the Pilsudski Institute of America