Yugoslavia and Its Successor States

Yugoslav collections date to the Paris Peace Conference and Frank Golder's expedition to the kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes in 1921. The collections are strong on the two world wars and Tito’s Yugoslavia after 1945. The literary archive of a prominent dissident in the eastern bloc, Milovan Djilas, is an important recent addition.

European Pictorial Collection, Envelope Q, Hoover Institution Archives

Literary archive of a Yugoslav dissident

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Konstantin Fotić Papers

Yugoslav minister and ambassador to the United States, 1935–44

Milan Gavrilović Papers

Yugoslav ambassador to the Soviet Union, 1940–41; member, Yugoslav government in exile, 1941–43

Friedrich Katz Collection

Miscellaneous materials

Milovan Djilas Papers

Yugoslav communist leader; subsequently dissident

Krzysztof Miller Photographs

Polish photographer in Bosnia, 1992

Roland Tasho Photographs

Albanian photographer


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Duignan, Peter, ed. The Library of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1985.

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

Palm, Charles, and Dale Reed. Guide to the Hoover Institution Archives. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1980.

Milovan Djilas (left) and William Jovanovich, Princeton University, spring 1968

Hoover Acquires Milovan Djilas Literary Archives

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Before the West became acquainted with Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Leszek Kołakowski, Lech Wałesa, or Vaclav Havel, it was introduced to the works of Milovan Djilas, the first prominent dissident in the history of communist Eastern Europe. Djilas’s books were published in English by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, which was then owned by the author’s friend, William “Bill” Jovanovich. The newly acquired papers contain Djilas’s manuscripts and typescripts sent by him to Jovanovich, both published and unpublished, along with correspondence and related materials.

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Dust jacket of Mihajlov’s Underground Notes

Hoover Acquires Substantial Collection of Papers of the Late Yugoslav Dissident Mihajlo Mihajlov

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Recently the Hoover Institution Library and Archives acquired more than seventy boxes of archival materials from the estate of the late Mihajlo Mihajlov (1934–2010), a Serbian writer, political activist, and dissident who was imprisoned for his critiques of Tito’s Yugoslavia in the late 1960s and early 1970s. This collection, which augments an earlier donation made during Mihajlov’s lifetime, contains correspondence, publications, and audiovisual media that document the breadth of Mihajlov’s public career.

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