Polish Language Collections Online
Hoover’s Polish holdings are particularly rich for the period 1939–45, largely thanks to its archives of the London Polish government in exile. Included are tens of thousands of documents and testimonies of former prisoners and deportees in Soviet Russia. Private collections, which were acquired later, provide an excellent complement to these government records.
Polish ministry of foreign affairs
Polish foreign minister, 1926–32; president, government in exile, 1947–72
General, Polish army
Ministry of information of the Polish government in exile in London during World War II
Polish embassy in the Soviet Union
Polish embassy in the United States
Armed Forces of the Polish government in exile (London)
Polish émigré in the United States; journalist and author; president, Stowarzyszenie Polskich Kombatantów
Liaison officer and courier of the Polish government in exile to the Polish underground, 1939–43; author, Story of a Secret State, 1944
Polish American historian and political scientist; research analyst, Radio Free Europe, 1952–59
Polish politician; prime minister, government in exile (London), 1943–44; second vice premier and minister of agriculture, 1945–47; president, International Peasant Union, 1948–64
General, Polish army; deputy commander, Armia Polska w ZSSR, 1944–45
Polish communist leader; general secretary, Polska Zjednoczona Partia Robotnicza, 1956–70
Polish minister of defense, 1956–68
Dwyer, Joseph D., ed. Russia, the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe: A Survey of Holdings at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1980.
Filipiak, Miroslaw. Archiwalia Ambasady RP w Moskwie-Kujbyszewie (1941-1943) i Ministerstwa Informacji i Dokumentacji (1939-1945) w zbiorach Instytutu Hoovera Uniwesytetu Stanforda. Warszawa: Naczelna Dyrekcja Archiwow Panstwowych, 2002.
Scerbinskis, Valters. "Dokumenti par Latviju Huvera Instituta Arhiva Kalifornija," Latvijas Arhivi, no. 4, 2005.Scerbinskis, Valters. "Dokumenti par Latviju Huvera Instituta Arhiva Kalifornija," Latvijas Arhivi, no. 4, 2005.
Siekierski, Maciej. "Hoover Institution's Polish Collections: An Overview and a Survey of Selected Materials on Polish-Soviet Relations." Polish Review, 33, no.3 (1988): 325-32.
Siekierski, Maciej with Christopher Lazarski, compilers. Polish Independent Publications, 1976-1990. Guide to the Collection in the Hoover Institution Archives. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1999.
Stepniak, Wladyslaw. Archiwalia polskie w zbiorach Instytutu Hoovera Uniwersytetu Stanforda. Warszawa: Naczelna Dyrekcja Archiwow Panstwowych, 1997.
Sworakowski, Witold S. List of Polish Underground Collection (1939-1945) in the Hoover Library. Stanford, 1948. (supplemented and revised by Helena Sworakowska, Stanford, 1961).
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