Josef Josten, Czech Heritage Papers
Title: Josef Josten, Czech Heritage
Creator: Josten, Josef, 1913-1985
boxes (27 linear feet)
Collection Number: MS
Language: Czech, English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch,
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Preferred Citation: Joseph Josten, Czech Heritage Papers (MS 0087). Archives & Special Collections,
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Born in Prague, Bohemia, on March 25, 1913, Josef Josten was a life-long journalist, starting
his career as a sports reporter and as a writer for Lidove noviny,
a Prague newspaper. When the Germans marched into Prague in March 1939, Josten joined the Czech
underground movement. In the same year he was forced out of the country and fled to France where
he joined a Czechoslovak brigade.
When Czechoslovak units were evacuated to Britain, Josten participated in the Allied invasion
of Europe in 1944. He served with the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) in
Luxembourg as a news broadcaster. Returning to Prague, Josten worked in the Press Department of
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs under Jan Masaryk, the son of the founder of the Czechoslovak
Republic. After refusing to joing the Communist Party, Josten set up the Free Czechoslovak
Information (FCI) Service in England. The FCI circulated its newsletter "Features and News from behind the Iron Curtain" to subscribers in
over fifty countries.
In 1980 Josten's concern for imprisoned intellectuals led him to form the Committee for the
Defense of the Unjustly Prosecuted and the Human Rights Charity. For this effort Josten was
appointed a Member of the British Empire in 1985. Josef Josten died in London on November 29,
Scope and Content:
The collection consists of the personal papers of Josef Josten and includes correspondence,
photographs, various subject files, news clippings, and newspapers. The materials relate mainly
to Josten's work as a journalist during and after World War II.
Benes, Edvard, 1884-1948
Josten, Josef, 1913-1985
Masaryk, Jan, 1886-1948
Papanek, Jan, 1896-1991 -- Correspondence
Ripka, Hubert, 1895-1958 -- Correspondence
Czechoslovakia -- History -- Intervention, 1968
Czechoslovakia -- Politics and government -- 20th century --
Czechs -- Foreign countries -- Correspondence
Czechs -- Great Britain
Human rights workers -- Great Britain
World War, 1939-1945 -- Journalists
Series 1: Correspondence, Box 1
This series consists of correspondence to and from Josten. It is arranged alphabetically by
name of correspondent and is mostly in Czech.
Series 2: Subject Files, Box 2-12
The subject files mainly consist of newspaper clippings but also include newsletters,
correspondence, and other documents. They are arranged alphabetically.
Series 3: Photographs, Box 13-16
The photographs in this series are arranged alphabetically by subject as determined by
Josten. Most of the photos were taken by Josten or by others working for Josten at the FCI
Series 4: Newspaper Clippings, Box 17-20
The clippings in this series relate to various subjects, including the Communist putsch and
the persecution of Czech intellectuals. The clippings provide details on the lives of
Czechoslovak political emigrants and other historical events in Czechoslovakia documented by
the foreign and exile press. Many articles deal with international issues and points of
interest to Josten.
Series 5: Newspapers and magazines, Box 21-41
This series consists of incomplete runs of newspapers and magazine covering various topics.
They were collected by Josten and most were published in Prague. They are arranged
chronologically and cover such topics as the resignation of President Masaryk in 1935 and the
events surrounding the Munich Agreement.
Series 1: CorrespondenceBox 1. Folder 1. Brzorad, Vilem, 1948
Concerning the Czechoslovak exiles (e.g. Hubert Ripka) in France and England after the
Communist coup of 1948.
Box 1. Folder 2. Drabek, Jaroslav, 1948
Concerning the situation of Czechoslovaks in exile.
Box 1. Folder 3. Feierabend, Ladislav, 1948
Regarding the chaos after the Communist coup of 1948. Includes an obituary of Feierabend
from The Times.
Box 1. Folder 4. Hanak, Milos, 1949-1950
Concerning the activity of the Council of the Free Czechoslovakia, the Information Service
of Free Czechoslovakia, and the Union of Members of the Czechoslovak Foreign Service in
Box 1. Folder 5. Heidrich, Arnost, 1949-1950
Correspondence between Josten, Heidrich, and the Czechoslovak Foreign Service in Exile,
concerning the attempts of the exiled ministers and officials to help Czechoslovakia from
Box 1. Folder 6. Herben, Ivan, 1948-1949
Regarding the Czechoslovak Journalist Association and the treatment of journalists in
Czechoslovakia, including journalist Ferdinand Peroutka. Letters about relations among exiled
ministers, Herben's experience in France and his attempts to get to England.
Box 1. Folder 7. Hynko, Ladislav, 1949
Contains a letter and article on the resignation of Hynko, Consul General of Czechoslovakia
Box 1. Folder 8. Ingr, Sergej, 1948
Contains two copies of a letter to Ingr, and two copies of minutes of a meeting of an
organization founded to help return Czechoslovakia to democracy.
Box 1. Folder 9. Kazan, Vladimir Komarek, 1969-1973
Includes correspondence, the rules of the Daily Mail Transatlantic Air Race, which Vladimir
Kazan won, and articles about Kazan in communist Czechoslovakia and his mysterious death in
Box 1. Folder 10. Krajina, Vladimir, 1948
Includes Krajina's account of the "Political Trials in
Czechoslovakia" and his curriculum vitae.
Box 1. Folder 11. Krno, G. Ladislav, 1948-1949
Regarding emigration from communist Czechoslovakia.
Box 1. Folder 12. Lelek, Miroslav, 1950
Correspondence with the elder Lelek, Czechoslovak ex-ambassador to China, concerning
Josten's help getting his son a visa for Colombia.
Box 1. Folder 13. Liska, Jiri, 1949-1950
Correspondence between Josten and Liska, who was exiled in Washington, D.C. and helped
Josten with his FCI Service.
Box 1. Folder 14. McGoverne, H. H., 1950-1951
Includes McGoverne's manuscript about K. H. Macha, a famous Czech romanticist poet, and his
translation of Macha's short story. Correspondence between McGoverne and Josten concerning
the distribution of McGoverne's work in the U.S.
Box 1. Folder 15. Miksche, F. O., 1948-1956
Regarding Miksche's writing career and emigration from Czechoslovakia. Miksche writes about
Czechoslovakia and proposes the "Danube Federation," which
Miksche and Josten discuss. Contains copies of Miksche's articles from various periodicals
and a letter to McGoverne from Hana Benesova, wife of ex-president Edward Benes.
Box 1. Folder 16. Papanek, Jan, 1948-1950
Correspondence on the American Fund for Czechoslovak Refugees and running the FCI, along
with articles about Papanek.
Box 1. Folder 17. Ripka, Hubert, 1949-1957
Includes correspondence and articles about Ripka's activities and personal history and
excerpts from "The Soviet Impact on a Social Democracy."
Box 1. Folder 18. Selver, Pavel, 1913-1956
Correspondence from various writers such as Karel Capek, Otakar Brezina, and Antonin Sova
and correspondence concerning Selver's possible translation of Bila
Nemoc into English and his translation of Olga Scheinpflugova's play Guyana.
Box 1. Folder 19. Slavik, Juraj, 1948-1949
Correspondence concerning Josten's work in the FCI and lists of exiled employees of the
Czechoslovak Foreign Ministry.
Box 1. Folder 20. Taborsky, Ivan, 1949
Includes two letters from Taborsky and from the American Fund for Czechoslovak Refugees
concerning exiled employees of the Foreign Ministry.
Box 1. Folder 21. Vansittard, Robert G., Lord, 1949-1957
Correspondence between Josten and Vansittard from the House of Lords, dealing with the
British press and atrocities taking place in Czechoslovakia. Contains Vansittard's speech
"Symbol of Unity" celebrating the coronation of Queen
Elizabeth in 1953, articles by and about Vansittard, and an issue of the Official Report of
the Parliamentary Debates from the House of Lords and the Czechoslovak News Letter.
Box 1. Folder 22. Vilim, Blazej, 1948
Contains two letters from Josten concerning his suspicion that Vilim's correspondence might
Box 1. Folder 23. Walter, Emil, 1948
Correspondence, with one letter that includes a list of Czechoslovak political
Box 1. Folder 24. Miscellaneous, 1951-1975
Correspondence dealing with the activities of FCI, with Czechoslovak exiles, and with
raising awareness about the situation in Czechoslovakia.
Series 2: Subject FilesBox 2. Folder 1. Amnesties for Refugees, 1955
Includes a report on Amnesties for Czechoslovak Anti-Communist Refugees and Rudolf
Box 2. Folder 2. "Barbed Wire," 1962
Contains documents regarding a paperweight embedded with a piece of Iron Curtain barbed
wire, presented to Zdenek Fierlinger, leader of the Czechoslovak parliamentary goodwill
mission, on his 71st birthday
Box 2. Folder 3. Benes, Edvard, 1948-1954
Includes correspondence regarding Benes's 70th birthday anniversary, a speech by Benes,
documents and articles about his health and his life, and documents from the Information
Service of Free Chechoslovakia on the Communist Coup.
Box 2. Folder 4. Benes, Edvard, 1948-1954
Articles on Benes, his work, achievements, and his wife.
Box 2. Folder 5. Beran, Josef, Cardinal, 1965-1966
Articles on Beran, including "Cardinal Beran's UK and Irish
Program" and "Cardinal Beran Talks about His
Banishment," published by the Free Central European News Agency, and "Cardinal Beran's Hopes of Bargain with Britain," from The Times.
Box 2. Folder 6. Birdwood of Anzac, Lord, 1953-1962
Includes correspondence, Birdwood's speech in the House of Lords, articles concerning
politics in Eastern Europe, and an official report from the House of Lords.
Box 2. Folder 7. Chnoupek, Bohumil, 1972 1976
Correspondence regarding the protest of a Czechoslovak Parliamentary Delegation visit to
London and the visit of Czechoslovak Minister of Foreign Affairs Chnoupek. Includes an edict
of the House of Commons, articles about his life, "Perfidious
Albion's Welcome for a Quisling,"The Times, and articles about his visit to England.
Box 2. Folder 8. Council of Free Czechoslovakia, 1950, 1955
Includes a list of members of the Council of Free Czechoslovakia and a letter from Vaclav
Box 2. Folder 9. Czech Freedom Exhibition, 1968-1969, 1978
Correspondence, articles, and a catalog of the Czech Freedom Exhibition and a list of
Czechoslovak events in world literature, including "The Soviet Life
of August 1968 in Documentary Quotations," published in "Features and News From Behind the Iron Curtain."
Box 3. Folder 1. Czech Freedom Exhibition, 1959, 1968
Contains exhibition pamphlets, posters, stickers, stamps, handbills, photographs, and an
article from the Czechoslovak Independent Weekly.
Box 3. Folder 2. Czechoslovak Committee for Political Refugees, 1948, Sept. 22
Includes notes about refugee situations in various European countries.
Box 3. Folder 3. Czechoslovak Parliamentarians in Exile, 1948
Documents relating to Czechoslovak political refugee camps throughout Europe by Vaclav
Holub, press conferences, a resolution passed by the Czechoslovak National Constitutional
Assembly, a report on communism and politics in Czechoslovakia by Vladimir Krajina, and a
statement on the death of Edward Benes released by the representatives of democratic Czechs
Box 3. Folder 4. Czechoslovak War Memorial, Brookwood Cemetery, 1965
Includes documents on the Brookwood Cemetery War Memorial and a memorial wreath, including
articles from London papers, from the Tibetan News Agency, and the Free Rumanian Press
Agency. Contains a note from Mark Woodnut, letters, and pictures of the ceremony and
Box 3. Folder 5. Czechoslovak Writers Manifesto, 1967
Information on a manifesto regarding Czechoslovak writers and censorship, including letters
and articles from the FCI, from Jiri Hendrych in Rude Pravo,
from Marcel Reich- Ranicki in Die Zeit, and from the Czech
press. Includes reports from Radio Free Europe, along with quotations from authors Peter
Weiss and Heinrich Boell.
Box 3. Folder 6. Czechoslovak Writers Manifesto, 1967
Documents include a copy of the FCI newsletter, articles published world-wide on the
manifesto, an article by Guenther Grass in Die Zeit, and letters from Rev. Martin D'Arcy S.J.
and David Carner, General Secretary of International Pen, on imprisoned writers in Eastern
Box 4. Folder 1. Escapees from Czechoslovakia, 1956-1980
Published stories on escapes from Czechoslovakia, including a story about married couple
Katerina and George Paroubek and George's widowed father, who escaped by train, boat, and
plane to Great Britain, about Anna and Vojtech Mirga's story of their escape to Western
Europe, about athlete Ion Opris who escaped to London, about a touring folk dance group who
escaped to London, and about Jan and Michaela Mandak, who fled to Britain.
Box 4. Folder 2. F.C.I. News Agency, 1973
Includes letters, pamphlets, and papers on the 25th anniversary of the agency.
Box 4. Folder 3. Fierlinger, Zdenek, 1962
Contains correspondence and newspaper articles regarding the Czechoslovak Parliamentarian
delegation visit to the United Kingdom.
Box 4. Folder 4. Foreign Service Employees in Exile, 1948-1950
Correspondence, constitution, notes, and election details relating to the establishment of
the Union of Members of the Czechoslovak Foreign Service in Exile.
Box 4. Folder 5. Foyles Literary Luncheon, 1958
Articles and correspondence regarding Soviet ambassador Malik's invitation to a luncheon
hosted by Christina Foyle at the Foyle organization.
Box 4. Folder 6. Fourth Congress of Czechoslovak Writers, 1967
Articles and materials dealing with Ladislav Mnacko, who was expelled from Czechoslovakia,
including a report by Petr Svoboda, Ludvik Vaculik's speech, articles about the effects of
the congress, articles about President Masaryk, and Radio Free Europe research papers about
the situation in Czechoslovakia.
Box 4. Folder 7. Frolik, Josef, 1974, 1978
Articles about Frolik and his defection from the Czechoslovak Secret Service and an attempt
by the Czechoslovak Secret Service to kidnap and murder Josten.
Box 4. Folder 8. "Gagarin," 1961
Documents discuss Russian ambassador Soldatov's intention to attend a public screening of
the movie "With Gagarin to the Stars," which was canceled due
Box 4. Folder 9. The Great Challenge, Exhibition of Political Cartoons, 1958
Documents relating to The Great Challenge, an international political cartoon exhibition
conceived by the International Association of Free Journalists.
Box 4. Folder 10. International Imprisoned Writers Day, 1971
Letters asking Arthur Miller, president of P.E.N., that he create an "Imprisoned Writers' Day."
Box 5. Folder 1. Invasion of Czechoslovakia, 1968
Contains four issues of a Czechoslovak humor magazine Dikobraz
from October and November 1968 that reflect anti-USSR sentiment after the invasion of
Czechoslovakia and an issue of Paris Match on the same
Box 5. Folder 2. Invasion of Czechoslovakia, 1968
Contains documents concerning the invasion, including posters supporting Alexander Dubcek,
the liberal leader of Czechoslovakia and special issues of periodicals (Literarni Listy, Tatrovak, Svoboda) seeking to mobilize resistance to the
Box 5. Folder 3. Invasion of Czechoslovakia, 1968
Includes newspaper and magazine articles from Rude Pravo, Pravda,
Kvety, Politika, and Literarni Listy on the invasion,
the resistance movement, and the government of Czechoslovakia.
Box 5. Folder 4. Invasion of Czechoslovakia, 1968-1969
Contains articles from the Daily Express and the Daily Telegraph detailing reactions from the foreign press, a
published letter by Josten in The Times and The Guardian addressing human rights and freedom in
Box 5. Folder 5. Invasion of Czechoslovakia, 1968
Contains Josten's articles on the invasion from The Times and
The Evening Post, an essay by David Soucek called "Human Rights and Fundamental Freedom in Czechoslovakia" and a
publication by Richard M. Goodman called "The Invasion of
Box 5. Folder 6. Invasion of Czechoslovakia, 1968
Includes pamphlets, resolutions, and leaflets in Czech, English, Slovak, and Russian and
proclamations by students, by regional people's committees, and by Czech patriots in Great
Britain and the United States.
Box 5. Folder 7. Invasion of Czechoslovakia, 1968
Contains poems, slogans, and other anti-invasion writing, often humorous, meeting minutes
of Communist party leaders, a report from a press conference with Prime Minister Cernik, and
Box 5. Folder 8. Invasion of Czechoslovakia, 1968
Contains pamphlets and resolutions from students, Olympic winners, writers, and leaders of
regional committees of the Communist Party against the cccupation, and an article from The Times dealing with the invasion.
Box 5. Folder 9. Invasion of Czechoslovakia, 1968
Includes meeting programs from the British Parliament concerning Czechoslovakia and
documents of the Free Czechoslovakia Campaign.
Box 5. Folder 10. Invasion of Czechoslovakia, 1968
Contains Josten's compilation of photographs from the invasion titled Anno Humanitatis & 21-8-1968, written in English, French, German, and Czech and
newspaper articles dealing with the book.
Box 5. Folder 11. Invasion of Czechoslovakia, cartoons, 1968
Includes cartoons condemning the invasion, mainly from the British press.
Box 6. Folder 1. Invasion of Czechoslovakia, 1968, 1968-1978
Contains letters, leaflets, and articles that deal with the invasion, anniversaries of the
invasion, and meetings of the free Czechoslovak campaign, including the "Resolution on Czechoslovakia" written by the National Council of
the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.
Box 6. Folder 2. Invasion of Czechoslovakia, 1968, 1968-1978
Contains Czech press publications on the invasion published almost immediately after the
invasion and 10 short books that discuss the Czech situation and to note that the invasion
violated the United Nation's charter.
Box 6. Folder 3. Invasion of Czechoslovakia, 1978
Contain Josten's correspondence to and from other European exile organizations, articles,
publications, and newsletters regarding the 10th anniversary of the invasion.
Box 6. Folder 4. Josten, Josef, 1948-1985
Contains invoices, a presentation on "The Church's Answer to
Communism," a House of Lords report on refugees, reports from Radio Hlas Ameriky and
Voice of America, and a program for "The Bartered Bride."
Box 6. Folder 5. Josten, Josef, 1943-1985
Includes Josten's broadcasting material, articles on British foreign policy towards
Czechoslovakia, refugee reports, a book report on justice in communist Czechoslovakia, and
research on Czech-Slovak relations, the history of modern Slovakia, trends in political party
preference in Czechoslovakia, Poland, and Hungary, and on East European socialism.
Box 7. Folder 1. Committee for the Defense of Injustly Prosecuted, 1948-1985
Contains articles and publications regarding the Committee for the Defense of Injustly
Prosecuted and a letter from the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon in support of a
Czechoslovak tennis player's son named Javorsky.
Box 7. Folder 2. Josten, in the news, 1948-1985
Contains Josten's or FCI's articles in foreign newspapers and magazines detailing political
history and Josten's personal story.
Box 8. Folder 1. Josten scrapbook, 1940-1985
Contains photos of Josten during his military service in WWII, articles and leaflets about
Czechoslovakia, and a cover of Josten's book Oh, My Country
Box 8. Folder 2. Josten scrapbook, 1948-1985
Contains a cover of Josten's book Unarmed Combat, letters
directed to Buckingham Palace regarding the Duke of Edinburgh's quotations from Josten's
book, articles, and a publication titled "Rally for Poland."
Box 8. Folder 3. Josten articles, 1948-1985
Contains published articles about uranium mines, the situation in Czechoslovakia, FCI
activities, and Josten's personal articles.
Box 8. Folder 4. Articles, 1948-1985
Contains articles published in German and French newspapers and in Denni hlasatel on the FCI and Josten's books.
Box 8. Folder 5. Khokhlov, N.E., 1953
Contains information regarding Khokhlov, a Soviet agent who surrendered to the US Secret
Service, and his meeting Josten.
Box 8. Folder 6. Kopecky, Jaromir, 1950
Contains a brief article on Kopecky's involvement in a pro Western espionage in
Box 8. Folder 7. Kozak, Jan, 1961-1975
Contains copies of Kozak's publications regarding the role of Parliament and unions in the
Communist revolution in Czech, English, German and Spanish and Josten's correspondence
regarding Kozak's publication.
Box 8. Folder 8. Kozak, Jan, 1961-1975
Contains a compilation of reactions to Kozak's publication, including Spanish and Brazilian
editions, FCI's comments, and foreign newspapers articles.
Box 9. Folder 1. Kozak, Jan, 1961-1975
Contains details on the reaction to Kozak's publication from the Czechoslovak exile press,
German, British, Dutch, Mexican, Indian, and U.S. newspapers, a NATO review, and reactions
from social organizations.
Box 9. Folder 2. Lausman, Bohumil, 1950-1982
Contains correspondence regarding Lausman's books and articles from international press on
his kidnapping by the Czechoslovak agents during his exile in Austria.
Box 9. Folder 3. Labor Camps in Czechoslovakia, 1951
Contains FCI releases, published articles, documents, and personal stories on political
prisoners in the Czech Slovak Republic and USSR sentenced to work as mine workers.
Box 9. Folder 4. Lockhart, Sir R.B., 1949-1962
Contains correspondence regarding events in Communist Czechoslovakia and FCI activities,
articles by and about Lockhart, and Lockhart's biography of Stalin in The Times published on the day Stalin died.
Box 9. Folder 5. Masaryk, Jan, 1945-1970
Includes letters outlining reactions to an article written by E. Taborsky on the 10th
anniversary of Masaryk's death "Jan Masaryk As I Knew Him," a
copy of Masaryk's coroner's certificate, copies of documents regarding Masaryk's death and
his life, an article about Masaryk by Boromejsky, Masaryk's speech at United Nations,
articles regarding Masaryk and his death in Czech and English, and an allegedly falsified
letter from Masaryk to Stalin.
Box 10. Folder 1. Masaryk, Jan, 1945-1970
Contains articles about Masaryk from foreign and U.S. press about Masaryk's death.
Box 10. Folder 2. Masaryk, T.G., 1945-1953
Contains Josten's correspondence on celebrating T.G. Masaryk's birth, essays on Masaryk in
Czech, English and Spanish, and articles published in memory of his birth, including U.S.
Czech community magazines Nedelni svet,
New Yorske Listy and Nova Doba.
Box 10. Folder 3. Morrison of Lambeth, 1963-1965
Contains correspondence, Morrison's speech on East-West relations delivered on occasion of
the 15th anniversary of FCI foundation in 1963 and articles on his death.
Box 10. Folder 4. Munich Agreement, 1938, 1961-1973
Contains a study about the Munich Agreement in Czech, articles, and a copy of an agreement
from the Czech and Slovakia Socialist Republic.
Box 10. Folder 5. Oatis, William, 1951-1954
Contains correspondence between Josten and Oatis, FCI releases and articles regarding the
case of Oatis. He was an Associated Press bureau chief in Prague who was sentenced to 10
years for espionage in Czechoslovakia at the beginning of the '50s.
Box 11. Folder 1. Olympics, Moscow, 1980
Contains press releases and correspondence on an effort to move the 1980 Olympics from
Moscow to Montreal.
Box 11. Folder 2. Olympics, Moscow, 1980
Contains British newspapers articles on the boycott of 1980 Moscow Olympics.
Box 11. Folder 3. Putsch, 1948
Contains articles documenting the Czechoslovak Communist putsch in 1948, declarations from
organizations in Czech Slovak Republic, and bulletins of the Czechoslovak Ministry of Foreign
Box 11. Folder 4. Rasin, Miroslav, 1950
Contains Rasin's anti-Communist article "Let Us Bury a Stillborn
Baby" and correspondence relating to the article.
Box 11. Folder 5. Rehabilitation, 1968
Contains articles from the foreign press regarding on the 1968 "Prague Spring."
Box 11. Folder 6. Shelepin, Alexander, 1975
Contains articles published in the British press regarding KGB Head Shelepin's visit to
Box 12. Folder 1. Slansky Trial, 1951-1954
Contains published articles and FCI press releases regarding the trial of 14 Communist
leaders, with an English translation of the prosecution documents.
Box 12. Folder 2. Communist Inner Communication, undated
A letter to and about Czechoslovak Communist officials in the UK mentioning their terrible
Box 12. Folder 3. Solzhenitsyn, A., 1975-1976
Contains articles and a BBC speech on Russian writer Solzhenitsyn.
Box 12. Folder 4. Soviet Ambassador, 1957
Contains an invitation from the Soviet ambassador in London to a reception in honor of the
40th Anniversary of the October Revolution in 1957 and Josten's letters asking those invited
to not attend the reception.
Box 12. Folder 5. Stransky, Jaroslav, 1950-1973
Contains correspondence, Stransky's speech "About the Death
Penalty," and articles regarding Stransky.
Box 12. Folder 6. Sychrava, Lev, 1949, 1951
Contains Sychrava's studies in Czech, titled "The Danger of
Communism" and "Czechoslovakia In the Fight For
Box 12. Folder 7. Tuzex, 1960
Contains Ivan Herben's articles about the Czechoslovak Tuzex voucher system and
correspondence regarding this article.
Box 12. Folder 8. Wilson, Harold, 1973-1974
Contains documentation of the visit of Jan Marko to Wilson in London.
Box 12. Folder 9. Zenkl, Petr, 1949-1962
Contains correspondence and Zenkl's biography.
Series 3: PhotographsBox 13. Folder 1. Anti-Communist demonstration, 1955
Photos of a meeting with a delegation from the site of the village Lidice,
Box 13. Folder 2. Benes, Edvard, 1940-1945
Photos of 2nd Czechoslovak president Edvard Benes, including portraits from his office,
snapshots with his wife and dog, and of his last resting place.
Box 13. Folder 3. Benes, Edvard, 1940-1945
Photos from Benes's stay in England, with Churchill in his office, with his wife, where he
was exiled during WWII, and of Benes on his deathbed.
Box 13. Folder 4. Benes, Edvard, 1940-1945
Photos of Benes with Queen Elizabeth and other photographs from social events.
Box 13. Folder 5. Beran, Josef, 1965
Photos of Czechoslovak Cardinal Josef Beran and a card for Josten acknowledging his attempt
to unite all the Czechs in exile.
Box 13. Folder 6. Churchill, Winston, 1940-1941
Photos from Churchill's visit to Czech troops in England.
Box 13. Folder 7. Clementis, Vlado, 1949
Photos of Clementis at the U.N. General Assembly during his service as Secretary to Czech
Foreign Minister Jan Masaryk.
Box 13. Folder 8. Communist Putsch, 1948
Photos of the Communist Coup on February 25th, 1948, including crowds at Wenceslas square
and meetings between Benes and Communist Prime Minister Klemet Gottwald.
Box 13. Folder 9. Czech Institute, London, 1940-1945
Photos of the Czech Institute in London and from the opening of the Czechoslovak Philatelic
Box 13. Folder 10. Czechoslovak airmen, Royal Air Force, England, 1940-1945
Box 13. Folder 11. Czechoslovak Army, soldiers, 1940-1945
Box 13. Folder 12. Czechoslovak Army, 1940-1945
Photos of tanks, soldiers, and planes.
Box 13. Folder 13. Czechoslovak Army, 1940-1945
Photos showing social events, sport events, concerts, and photos from daily life.
Box 13. Folder 14. Czechoslovak Army, 1940-1945
Photos of castles and palaces in England.
Box 13. Folder 15. Czechoslovak Army, 1940-1945
Photos of training, hospitals, an exhibition commemorating the Czechoslovak Army in England
and the Battle of Britain, and on Czech culture.
Box 14. Folder 1. Czechoslovak Army, 1940-1945
Photos of the Czechoslovak Army in Britain, daily life, drills, visitors, and the
Czechoslovak Institute in London.
Box 14. Folder 2. Czechoslovak Army, 1940-1945
Box 14. Folder 3. Czechoslovak Army, 1940-1945
Photos of the Czechoslovak Army in England, the arrival of Czech soldiers in Liverpool, and
fighting at the Western front.
Box 14. Folder 4. Frank, Karl Hermann, 1945
Box 14. Folder 5. Invasion, 1968, August
Photos of the Soviet invasion of Prague in August and September 1968, along with
photographs that Josten used for his book Anno Humanitatis
Box 14. Folder 6. Invasion, 1968, August
Photos of the invasion and protests against the invasion from England and South Africa.
Box 14. Folder 7. Invasion, 1968, August
Photos from the first days of the Soviet occupation.
Box 14. Folder 8. Invasion, 1968, August
Photos of the invasion and postcards commemorating the five-year anniversary of the
Box 15. Folder 1. Invasion, St. Wenceslas, 1968, August
Photos showing people gathered by the statue of St. Wenceslas in Prague to commemorate the
victims of the occupation.
Box 15. Folder 2-3. Invasion, Writing on the Wall, 1968, August
Photos of cartoons mocking the Russian invaders and strengthening the public resistance
against the invasion, of posters, and of messages displayed in the streets during the
Box 15. Folder 4. Invasion, President Svoboda, 1968, August
Photos showing Svoboda's return to damaged Prague.
Box 15. Folder 5. Invasion, negatives, 1968, August
Box 15. Folder 6-7. Invasion, 1968, August
Photos of the invasion
Box 15. Folder 8. Masaryk, Jan, 1941-1948
Photo of Jan Masaryk from his broadcasting and government career and pictures from his
Box 16. Folder 1. Masaryk, T. G. (Thomas Garrique)
Photos of the first president of Czechoslovakia from his daily life, social events, and
from his funeral.
Box 16. Folder 2. Members of Czechoslovak Parliament
Box 16. Folder 3. Refugees of Communist Czechoslovakia
Photos and articles about escapees from behind the Iron Curtain, freedom planes, and
Box 16. Folder 4. Smutny, Jaromir
Photo of the Smutny family.
Box 16. Folder 5. SOKOL, 1938
Photos from the Sokol Festival in Prague.
Box 16. Folder 6. Miscellaneous
Photos of Czechoslovaks in exile meetings, of Wenceslas Square in Prague, of demonstrations
in European countries, and postcards with portraits of famous Czechs.
Box 16. Folder 7. Film rolls 1968, Aug.
Series 4: Newspaper Clippings Box 17. Folder 1. Newspaper clippings, 1948
Box 17. Folder 2-4. Newspaper clippings, 1949
Box 18. Folder 1. Newspaper clippings, 1949
Box 18. Folder 2-4. Newspaper clippings, 1950
Box 19. Folder 1. Newspaper clippings, 1951
Box 19. Folder 2. Newspaper clippings, 1952
Box 19. Folder 3. Newspaper clippings, 1953
Box 19. Folder 4. Newspaper clippings, 1954
Box 19. Folder 5. Newspaper clippings, 1955
Box 19. Folder 6. Newspaper clippings, 1956
Box 19. Folder 7. Newspaper clippings, 1957
Box 20. Folder 1. Newspaper clippings, 1958
Box 20. Folder 2. Newspaper clippings, 1959
Box 20. Folder 3. Newspaper clippings, 1960
Box 20. Folder 4. Newspaper clippings, 1961
Box 20. Folder 5. Newspaper clippings, 1962
Box 20. Folder 6. Newspaper clippings, 1963
Box 20. Folder 7. Newspaper clippings, 1964
Box 20. Folder 8. Newspaper clippings, 1965-1968
Box 20. Folder 9. Newspaper clippings, 1969
Box 20. Folder 10. Newspaper clippings, 1970-1979
Box 20. Folder 11. Newspaper clippings, 1983-1984
Series 5: NewspapersBox 21. Sviha, Karel, trial of, 1914
Documenting the trial of Sviha, a Czech politician accused of collaboration with the
Austrian secret police.
Box 22. The First Republic I, 1918-1937
Covering the era of the first Czechoslovak Republic.
Box 23. Pritomnost (The Present), 1925-1945
Box 24. President Masaryk, resignation, 1935
Newspapers in Czech and German covering the abdication of the first Czechoslovak
Box 25. The First Republic II, 1936-1937
Box 26. Pestry Tyden (The Colorful Week), 1936-1937
Box 27. Kramar, Karel, death of, 1937
Documenting the death of Kramar, the First Prime Minister of the Czechoslovak Republic.
Box 28. Masaryk, T. G., death of, 1937
Articles documenting the death of the first Czechoslovak President.
Box 29. Munich Agreement, 1938
Newspapers in Czech and German documenting the events of the Munich Agreement.
Box 30. Sokol Slet, 1938
Magazines documenting the Sokol organization mass excercise in Prague.
Box 31. Munich, Nazi occupation, 1938-1939
Newspapers in Czech and German covering the Munich Agreement and Nazi occupation, including
an English newspaper documenting the aftermath of the Munich Agreement in the U.K.
Box 32. World War II, 1941-1945
Articles from the Protectorate era.
Box 33. German surrender, the Third Republic, 1945-1948
Newspapers and magazines documenting May 1945 and the three year era between Liberation and
the Communist putsch.
Box 34. Communist propaganda I, Dnesek (Today), 1946-1948
Box 35. Communist propaganda II, 1948-1967
Box 36. Literarni Noviny/Kulturni Noviny, vols.
Collection of literary and cultural newspapers documenting the rehabilitation era.
Box 37. Literarni Listy, vol. 1, no. 1-25, Listy vol. 1, no. 1 - vol. 2, no. 19, 1968-1969
Box 38. Prague Spring (Dubcek era), Soviet invasion, 1968-1969
Collection of Kvety and Reporter magazines (The Flowers and The Pressman) and an issue of
Box 39. Prague Spring (Dubcek era), Soviet invasion, 1968-1969
Czechoslovak newspapers Zitrek (The Tomorrow), Svobodne slovo (The
Free Word), Lidova demokracie (People's Democracy) documenting the aftermath of the
Box 40. Prague Spring (Dubcek era), Soviet invasion, 1968-1969
Czechoslovak newspapers and magazines documenting the Prague Spring and the invasion.
Box 41. Normalization, 1969-1974
Czechoslovak newspapers and magazines documenting the normalization process.