Oral history collection, 1919-1986.


Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America. Oral history collection, 1919-1986.

Oral history collection, 1919-1986.

Historical reportages, lectures, speeches, and statements of Polish politicians and statesmen including Władysław Anders, Jozef Piłsudski, Ignacy Paderewski, Stanisław Mikołajczyk, Jan Kwapinski, Zygmunt Nagorski, and Adam Pragier; Polish generals including Władysław Sikorski, Kazimierz Sosnkowski, Michał Tokarzewski-Karaszewicz, and French General Maxime Weygand of the French Military Mission sent to aid Poland in the Polish-Soviet War of 1919-1920; and American Presidents and statesmen including Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Robert Kennedy. Biographical interviews with Polish artists, scholars, writers, and others, most of whom emigrated to the United States after 1939 including Michał Budny, Ewa Czarnecka, Karin Falencka, Feliks Gadomski, Feliks Gross, Zygmunt Gross, Wacław Jedrzejewicz, Jan Karski, Stefan Korbonski, the Koss family, Ludwik Krzyzanowski, Ignacy Morawski, Leon Pommers, Adam Panufnik, Franciszek Proch, Jerzy Ptakowski, Halina Rodzinska, Teofil Roll, Ludwik Seidenman, Leopold Stokowski, Peter Skalnik, Marek Swiecicki, Halina Wierzynska, and Halina Wittlin; Polish folklore with Reverend Kedziołek (Kaszuby, Canada) and with the clergy at Panna Maria, Texas; and major events in Poland, 1981-1982, with Mirosław Chojecki and Kazimierz Brandys.

518 cassette tapes; 240 reel-to-reel tapes; 20 record discs; 850 miscellaneous recordings.



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