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Josef Josten, Czech Heritage Papers

Title: Josef Josten, Czech Heritage Papers

Creator: Josten, Josef, 1913-1985

Dates: 1913-1984

Quantity: 41 boxes (27 linear feet)

Collection Number: MS 0087

Language: Czech, English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Italian

Restrictions: None

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Preferred Citation: Joseph Josten, Czech Heritage Papers (MS 0087). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.


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, 1985.

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 -- Sources

Czechs -- Foreign countries -- Correspondence

Czechs -- Great Britain

Human rights workers -- Great Britain

World War, 1939-1945 -- Journalists

Series Description: 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 Service.

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.

Container List: 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 Exile.

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 abroad.

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 in Chicago.

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 Spain.

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 be checked.

Box 1. Folder 23. Walter, Emil, 1948

Correspondence, with one letter that includes a list of Czechoslovak political emigrants.

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 Sturm

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 Hlavaty.

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 and Slovaks.

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 wreath.

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 European countries.

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 to demonstrations.

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 topic.

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 occupation.

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 Czechoslovakia.

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 Czechoslovakia: 1968."

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 anti-invasion pamphlets.

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 (Latimer House).

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 Czechoslovakia.

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, Svet Americana, 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 Affairs.

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 England.

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 social behavior.

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 Democracy."

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, Czechoslovakia.

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 Exhibition.

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 1968.

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 invasion.

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 invasion.

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 funeral.

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 freedom trains.

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 President.

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. 14-17, 1965-1968

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 LIFE magazine.

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 1968 invasion.

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.

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