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.

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

Additional Guides

Hoover Institution Library & Archives resources for the History of Yugoslavia, research guide.

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.


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Kresowiak soldiers wall-papers
Newly Cataloged Library Materials September-October 2022

November 10, 2022
Hoover Acquires Milovan Djilas Literary Archives

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.

May 21, 2014
Hoover Acquires Substantial Collection of Papers of the Late Yugoslav Dissident Mihajlo Mihajlov

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.

August 03, 2011
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