Poland (pre–World War II)

Materials pertaining to Poland begin in the 1860s and are particularly rich for the decade 1910–20, which saw the political struggle for Polish independence before and during World War I, the cause of Poland at the Versailles Conference, and the war against Bolshevik Russia in 1920–21. The remaining years of the Second Republic are best documented in the Hoover Library’s rich Polish interwar holdings.

Helena Paderewska in the uniform of the Polish White Cross, an organization she organized and directed during the First World War. (Hugh Gibson papers, Envelope MP, Hoover Institution Archives)



Valerian Platonovich Platonov Papers

Russian state secretary for Polish affairs, 1864–66

Okhrana Records

Russian Imperial Secret Police, Paris office, 1883–1917

Włodzimierz Wiskowski Collection

Miscellaneous materials

Polish Subject Collection

Miscellaneous materials

Helena Paderewska Memoirs

Wife of Ignace Paderewski, prime minister of Poland

Janusz Cisek Collection

Miscellaneous materials

Ignace Jan Paderewski Papers

Polish statesman and musician; premier, 1919

Mieczysław Jałowiecki Memoirs

Polish Lithuanian agricultural expert, architect, and engineer

Poland Delegacja przy Lidze Narodów Telegrams

Polish delegation to the League of Nations

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Poland (pre–World War II) Archival Collections       Poland (pre–World War II) Library Materials

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).

"American Friendship: Herbert Hoover and Poland" Exhibition to open in Warsaw

Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Press Releases
Portrait of Helena Paderewska. Józef Orłowski, Helena Paderewska: na piętnastole

Helena Paderewska Memoirs Discovered in the Hoover Archives

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Not long ago the Hoover Archives received the papers and memorabilia of the US musician and military intelligence officer Ernest Schelling. Found during initial sorting of the materials was a tattered manila envelope containing two unsigned typewritten copies of a text in English ending with “Riond Bosson, Morges, Switzerland, May 29, 1920.”



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