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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Tibor Eckhardt Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1921-1972
    Collection number: 80026
    Creator: Eckhardt, Tibor, 1888-
    Collection Size: 24 manuscript boxes (10 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, writings, notes, memoranda, clippings and other printed matter, relating to twentieth-century Hungarian politics, anti-communist movements in the U.S., and Hungarian emigré politics.
    Language: Hungarian and English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Tibor Eckhardt Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Access Points

    Anti-communist movements--United States.
    Hungarians--United States.
    Hungary--Politics and government--20th century.
    United States--Politics and government.

    Biographical Note

    1888, October 26 Born, Makó, Hungary
      Doctor of Law, Peter Pazmany University of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
      Doctor of Law, University of Berlin, Germany
    pre-1914 Served in the Royal Hungarian Ministry of Interior
    1914-1918 Attached to the General Staff of the Austro-Hungarian Army and the Administration of Transylvania
    1919 Organized active resistance with police force against the communist regime of Bela Kun in Hungary
    1920 Chief of Press Section, Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, later in the Prime Minister's Office
    1922 Elected to the Hungarian Parliament as member of the Government Party
    1923 Went into opposition against the conservative government
    1929-1930 Visited the United States upon the invitation of President Butler of Columbia University; lectured at American universities under the auspices of the Carnegie Endowment
    1930 Founded the Hungarian Small Holders' Party and became its leader
    1934-1935 Chief Delegate of Hungary to the League of Nations, Geneva
    1935 Leader of the democratic opposition in Hungary
    1940 Visited the United States for the second time, received by President Roosevelt, who invited him to come to the United States in case Hungary was overrun by the Nazis
    1941, August 8 Arrived in the United States
    1941, September Founded the "Movement for Independent Hungary"
    1941-1945 Collaborated with the U.S. State Department
    1948 Participated in organizing the Hungarian National Council and accepted membership in its Executive Committee
    1954 Resigned from the Executive Committee of the Hungarian National Council
    1954 Participated in organizing the Assembly of Captive European Nations and became Chairman of its Hungarian delegation
    1956, October Launched the organization: "First Aid for Hungary," with Herbert Hoover as Honorary Chairman