Rudolf Kopecky, Czech Heritage Papers
Title: Rudolf Kopecky, Czech
Creator: Kopecky, Rudolf, 1893-1981
boxes (7.0 linear feet)
Collection Number: MS 0089
Language: Czech, English, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, and
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Rudolf Kopecky was born in Prague (Czech Republic), on 27 December 1893. He studied at the
Technological University in Prague but was drafted into the Austrian Army before he could
complete a degree. During WWI, Kopecky served on the Russian Front. After the war, Kopecky
worked at the newspapers Tribuna and Cas. After the occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1939, Kopecky published Prehled in Poland. During WWII, Kopecky moved through Poland,
Romania, France, and London as he served in the Czechoslovak Legionnaires. In London,
Kopecky assisted in the publication of Nase Noviny. After the
war, he worked for the BBC. Rudolf Kopecky died in London on 25 November 1981.
Scope and Content:
The collection consists of Kopecky's personal papers and includes biographical materials,
correspondence, writings, subject files, and some newspaper clippings. The materials mainly
relate to Kopecky's work as a political journalist after World War II. Almost all of the
materials in the collection are in Czech. English translations are provided in quotations
Kopecky, Rudolf, 1893-1981 -- Archives
Czechs -- Foreign countries -- Correspondence
Czechoslovakia -- Politics and government -- 20th century --
Czechs -- Great Britain -- Archives
World War, 1939-1945 -- Journalists -- Archives
Series 1: Biographical Materials, Box 1
This series contains photographs of Kopecky and his family as well as items related to
his military career.
Series 2: Correspondence, Boxes 1-3
This series consists of correspondence to and from Kopecky, arranged alphabetically by
name of correspondent. Some of the correspondence is between Kopecky and staff members
of various newspaper. The cities and countries listed in each folder title relate to the
correspondent's residence or the newspaper's base of operations. Also included are
letters of condolence to Kopecky's family after his death.
Series 3: Manuscripts and Publications, Boxes 4-11
This series includes an eight volume manuscript set of memoirs, various articles and
essays published in Czech newspapers and periodicals, scripts of radio broadcasts,
speeches, and political essays written by Kopecky.
Series 4: Subject Files, Boxes 11-17
The files in this series are arranged alphabetically by subject. The files relate to
various topics of interest to Kopecky throughout his career as a journalist. They
consist of correspondence, speeches, newsletters, and newspaper clippings
Series 5: Newspaper clippings, Box 17
This series contains articles about Kopecky, including obituaries.
Series 1: Biographical MaterialBox 1. Folder 1. Photographs, biographical materials
The photographs are of Kopecky and his wife from their youth and from their Golden
and Diamond wedding anniversaries.
Box 1. Folder 2. Photographs, biographical materials
Photographs from Kopecky's military career along with military documents.
Series 2: CorrespondenceBox 1. Folder 3. Bardon, Frantisek, W. Germany, Czechoslovakia, 1969-1974
Correspondence between Kopecky and Bardon and his son Venek Bardon describing
attempts of the Bardon family to escape from Czechoslovakia and stories about Bardon
and his friends.
Box 1. Folder 4. Belina, Josef, London, England, 1943
Two letters from Belina to Kopecky concerning the political future of Czechoslovakia
Box 1. Folder 5. Benes, B., London, England, 1941-1942
Correspondence between Kopecky and Benes, editor of the magazine Czechoslovak,
concerning the Czechoslovak resistance movement in Poland during WWII.
Box 1. Folder 6. Beran, Jan, Rotterdam, Holland, 1956
Two letters from Beran to Kopecky concerning accusations that a third person held
Box 1. Folder 7. Berton, S. F., Roseville, Australia, 1978-1981
Correspondence with Berton (a.k.a. Brzobohaty, a poet) who wanted to buy Kopecky's
archive and support the publication of Kopecky's book about the Czechoslovak
resistance movement in Poland. The core of the correspondence is on politics in
Czechoslovakia from 1938. Includes several newspaper articles about Kopecky's book
Box 1. Folder 8. Brom, Libor, Denver, Colorado, 1979-1981
Correspondence between Kopecky and Brom, a university professor, dealing with their
work, Kopecky's articles about exile and resistance movements, and Brom's
Box 1. Folder 9. Broucek, M. J., Bayside, New York, 1963-1981
Correspondence to and from Broucek dealing with Radio Free Europe and its connections
with the CIA, the Czechoslovak daily in the USA, Denni
Hlasatel, political influences in Czech exile magazines, and personal
animosities between magazine contributors.
Box 1. Folder 10. Bulin, F., Chicago, Illinois, 1980-1981
Correspondence between Bulin and Kopecky discussing the problems of the Czech daily
newspaper in the U.S., Denni Hlasatel.
Box 1. Folder 11. Cejnar, A., Bromley, Kent, England, 1976-1978
Correspondence from Kopecky to Cejnar on Rhodesia.
Box 1. Folder 12. David, Jozka, London, England, 1942
Two letters between Kopecky and David, a member of Parliament, concerning political
Box 1. Folder 13. Denni Hlasatel, Chicago, Illinois, 1973-1981
Correspondence related to editorial staff finances, problems with ownership, and
censorship. Additional correspondents include Huebschova, Bulin, Sourek, Zolman,
Kucera, and Tuma. Includes articles about E. Benes' politics and an entry from the
U.S. Congressional Record about the thirtieth anniversary of communist coup in
Box 1. Folder 14. Desensky, Fr., Berwyn, Illinois, 1976-1977
Correspondence between Desensky and Kopecky dealing with the financial situation of
Denni Hlasatel and personal problems among the
editorial staff. Includes articles about Thanksgiving.
Box 1. Folder 15. Fiedler, F., Paris, France, 1952, 1979-1981
Correspondence concerning the Czechoslovak "Sokol" movement in exile, particularly in
France, England, and the U.S. Includes newsletters about "Sokol" in Paris.
Box 1. Folder 16. Folke, Vlastimil, Berwyn, Illinois, 1972-1973
Correspondence between Kopecky and Folke dealing with the problems of Zpravodaj, where Kopecky published his articles.
Box 1. Folder 17. Frana, Jan, Canary Islands, Spain, 1966, 1974, 1979-1980
Correspondence between Frana and Kopecky concerning life in exile and memories of old
friends from Czechoslovakia.
Box 1. Folder 18. Hilf, Rudolf, Munich, W. Germany, 1966, 1973, 1981
Correspondence between Hilf and Kopecky in Czech and German on Czechoslovak magazines
Box 1. Folder 19. Hlas Naroda, Chicago, Illinois, 1981
One letter to the editors concerning Kopecky's life.
Box 1. Folder 20. Hlavaty, Vaclav, Bloomington, Indiana, 1955, 1958
Correspondence dealing with the meeting of the western powers with the USSR,
neutralization of the countries in Eastern and Central Europe, and Czechoslovak-German
Box 1. Folder 21. Hofirek, S., Melbourne, Australia, 1977
One letter from Kopecky to Hofirek criticizing some of the Czechoslovak exiles that
left the country after the year 1948.
Box 1. Folder 22. Hovorka, Washington, D. C., 1978-1979
Correspondence dealing with politics in Great Britain and U.S.
Box 1. Folder 23. Hrabik, M., Cleveland, Ohio, 1948, 1978-1981
Correspondence on the situation in exile, political parties, magazines, and personal
Box 1. Folder 24. Hruban, Z., Chicago, Illinois, 1976-1981
Correspondence on Kopeckey's memoirs, opening his archive in Chicago, a biography of
Bohuslav Brouk, and a photograph of Hruban.
Box 1. Folder 25. Huebsch, Milana, Cicero, Illinois, 1975-1977
Correspondence to Huebsch from Denni Hlasatel asking for
help in her journalist career and a brief autobiography of Kopecky.
Box 1. Folder 26. Janecek, M., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, 1979-1981
Correspondence between Kopecky and Janacek concerning Czechoslovak magazines in
exile, especially Nas Domov and Kanadske Listy. One issue of Kanadske
Box 1. Folder 27. Josten, Josef, London, England, 1980
Correspondence offering congratulations on Kopecky's diamond wedding anniversary.
Box 1. Folder 28. Kalina, Anthony S., Cleveland, Ohio, 1978-1980
Correspondence on Kalina's London trip.
Box 1. Folder 29. Kalvoda, Josef, Avon, Connecticut, 1970, 1976-1981
Correspondence on Kopecky's and Kalvoda's writing career and about books and articles
written in exile. Contains circular letters from The Council of Free Czechoslovakia
and copies of articles from magazines.
Box 1. Folder 30. Klecanda, V., London, England, 1943
One letter from Kopecky to Klecanda.
Box 1. Folder 31. Kobliha, B., London, England, 1970-1981
Correspondence with Kobliha from the Naarden Committee, Czechoslovakia, and from the
Czechoslovak Ministry of Interior, and an article commemorating the death of
Box 1. Folder 32. Krajina, Vladimir, London, England, 1948
One letter from Kopecky to Krajina.
Box 1. Folder 33. Kucera, Jaroslav, Munich, W. Germany, 1969
Includes Kucera comments on Kopecky's article and a copy of Kucera's article "S otevrenymi kartami."
Box 1. Folder 34. Kukiel, M., General, London, England, 1941-1948
Correspondence concerning Poland and the Polish exile. In Polish, English, and
Box 2. Folder 1. Kulka, Erich, Jerusalem, Israel, 1970-1973
Correspondence between Kopecky and Kulka dealing with the role of Czechoslovak Jews
in the resistance movements during WWII.
Box 2. Folder 2. Kuncir, Jan, South Paris, Maine, 1966-1968
Correspondence from the Movement of Czechoslovak Christian-Democrats in exile and
also some articles from the magazine "Demokracia v Exile
(Democracy in Exile)" .
Box 2. Folder 3. Langer, Jan, London, England, 1968
Correspondence dealing with attempts to find a job in Great Britain for Langer, son
of a famous Czech writer.
Box 2. Folder 4. Locherova, Helen, Tasmania, Australia, 1980
Correspondence to and from Locherova.
Box 2. Folder 5. Lukastik, Zdenek, Zurich, Switzerland, 1979
Correspondence on the death of Lukastik's father, an important member of the Sokol
Box 2. Folder 6. Macek, Josef, Vancouver, Canada, 1960-1963
Correspondence containing inquiries on the international politics of President
Box 2. Folder 7. Mackenzie-Gillanders, J. V., Scotland, 1979-1981
Correspondence dealing with the situation in exile, books on Czechoslovak
international politics, and Czechoslovak politicians.
Box 2. Folder 8. Marek, Leo W., Chicago, Illinois, 1977-1980
Includes inquiries on anti-Semitism in Czechoslovakia and the Hilsner Case, with
articles about the case, and photographs.
Box 2. Folder 9. Mastnik, Zdenek, London, England, 1978-1980
Concerning books for Kopecky's library.
Box 2. Folder 10. Mestan, J., Schongau im Tal, Germany, 1956-1958
Information on the situation in Czechoslovakia, the idea of re-creating the National
Democratic party in exile, and the magazine Modra
Box 2. Folder 11. Matousek, Ladislav, Brookfield, Illinois, 1971-1981
Concerning the political situation in the United States and Denni Hlasatel.
Box 2. Folder 12. Milec, Leos, France, 1977-1981
On the Sokol movement and its problems in exile.
Box 2. Folder 13. Mladek, Josef, Belfast, Ireland, 1970-1971, 1980
Correspondence with Kopecky's family friends.
Box 2. Folder 14. Nase Hlasy, Toronto, Canada, 1973-1979
Letters to the editors of Nase Hlasy, where Kopecky
published some articles.
Box 2. Folder 15. Nigrin, K., London, England, 1942
On Czechoslovak-Polish relations.
Box 2. Folder 16. Nova Vlast, Vienna, Austria, 1978-1979
About Kopecky's articles and two issues of the magazine Nova
Box 2. Folder 17. Osuska, Pavla, Washington, D. C., 1964-1965, 1974-1977
Concerning politics and the Munich Treaty of 1938, President Benes, and Osusky.
Box 2. Folder 18. Pagac, Stefan, New York, New York, 1975-1981
About the Lausman case and on relations between Czechs and Slovaks, along with an
audio tape lecture regarding the case. In Czech and Slovak.
Box 2. Folder 19. Palecek, A., Schoharie, New York, 1973-1986
Includes published articles on Czech history, Czech language, and Palecek's article
"Ceskoslovenske dejiny v aforismech."
Box 2. Folder 20. Pasek, Petr, Zurich, Switzerland, 1973-1975
On Pasek's publishing activities in exile and Kopecky's historical writings.
Box 2. Folder 21. Pekelsky, Vladimir, Cologne, W. Germany, 1950, 1962
Two letters concerning work for Czechoslovak exiles.
Box 2. Folder 22. Polak, F., London, England, 1959
One letter dealing with the resistance movement in Poland during WWII.
Box 2. Folder 23. Rabas, Jerry A., Berwyn, Illinois, 1966-1981
Correspondence concerning work in Czechoslovakia and Kopecky's articles.
Box 2. Folder 24. Rabl, Kurt, Munich, W. Germany, 1957
Correspondence dealing with the history of Central Europe in the first half of the
20th century and with Czech-German relations.
Box 2. Folder 25. Reban, John, Cleveland, Ohio, 1976-1979
Concerning the publication of Kopecky's articles in Novy
Box 3. Folder 1. Reznicek, Stanley, Cicero, Illinois, 1977-1980
Correspondence dealing with Reznicek's attempts to publish Kopecky's book Memories of an Old Journalist, photographs of the
Czechoslovak legions in Russia, articles and documents on anti-Communism and
anti-Semitism, and a manuscript of Reznicek's short story.
Box 3. Folder 2. Ripka, Hubert, London, England, 1942
One letter to Ripka and an article by Kopecky on politics and his activities in
Box 3. Folder 3. Sabina-Szabo, Ernst, Berggaarden, Denmark, 1974-1979
Correspondence with Sabina-Szabo.
Box 3. Folder 4. Sach, Josef, Burlington, Ontario, Canada, 1977
Correspondence with Sach, a Czech Catholic priest in Ontario.
Box 3. Folder 5. Samal, Josef, Clifton, New Jersey, 1954, 1957, 1966
On Kopecky's career in journalism.
Box 3. Folder 6. Skvor, Jiri, SVU, Canada, 1973
About Kopecky's published work in the magazine Promeny.
Box 3. Folder 7. Sladecek, Z., 1969
A copy of a letter to Sladecek dealing with Czech-German relations.
Box 3. Folder 8. Starkova, Vera, Earley, Reading, England, 1971-1974
Regarding Kopecky's lectures and questions on whether President Masaryk was a
Box 3. Folder 9-10. Svoboda, Joseph, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1976-1980
Correspondence on the donation of Kopecky's papers and memoirs to the University of
Box 3. Folder 11. Svoboda, Milos, Munich, W. Germany, 1966-1968, 1975-1980
On Kopecky's articles published in Narodni Politika and
some letters to and from Erhard Morgenstern in German.
Box 3. Folder 12. Toufar, F. A., England, 1980
Correspondence between Toufar and Kopecky.
Box 3. Folder 13. Travleiev, Vera, 1980
About Kopecky's article in Hlasatel.
Box 3. Folder 14. Trebeska, Josef, Canada, 1977-1981
Correspondence between Trebeska and Kopecky.
Box 3. Folder 15. Trnka, Jaroslav, Paris, France, 1967-1981
Correspondence with Trnka on their acquaintances, friends, publishing, and
Box 3. Folder 16. Turek, Frantisek, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1945-1947
Contains memories from the war years, the resistance movement in Poland, post-war
life, and political situation in Czechoslovakia and England.
Box 3. Folder 17. Vansittart, Robert, Lord, London, England, 1948
Three letters in English to Vansittart concerning the problems of Czech refugees in
Box 3. Folder 18. Vilim, Blazej, London, England, 1949
Correspondence dealing with the Czechoslovak Relief Committee in London.
Box 3. Folder 19. Vlach, Antonin, Hamburg, W. Germany, 1958-1959
Correspondence with the editor in chief of the magazine Sklizen concerning Kopecky's articles.
Box 3. Folder 20. Vondrak, V., Santiago, Chile, 1960
Two letters from Vondrak, one written in Czech dealing with Kopecky's articles in
Modra Revue and the other one in Russian.
Box 3. Folder 21. Wandycz, Piotr S., New Haven, Connecticut, 1967, 1973
Correspondence with questions from Wandycz about his book on Czechoslovak politics.
Box 3. Folder 22. Zak, Milos, Adelaide, Australia, 1958, 1966
Concerning Zak's personal and financial problems.
Box 3. Folder 23. Zolman, Vaclav J., Berwyn, Illinois, 1976-1980
Letters concerning Kopecky's articles in Denni
Box 3. Folder 24. General correspondence, 1940-1981
On various topics, mainly describing Kopecky's activities.
Box 3. Folder 25. Condolences
To Kopecky's wife from friends and acquaintances.
Series 3: Manuscripts and PublicationsBox 4. Folder 1. "Old Journalist's Memoirs (Vzpominky stareho
novinare)" v. 1, 1970
Kopecky on his childhood, his family, and about the influences on his life.
Box 4. Folder 2. "Old Journalist's Memoirs (Vzpominky stareho
novinare)" v. 2, 1970
About the situation during the World War I, official Czech politics, and his personal
experience during the war.
Box 4. Folder 3. "Old Journalist's Memoirs (Vzpominky stareho
novinare)," v. 3, 1970
About the 1948 coup, the first election, and the situation between Czechs and
Box 4. Folder 4. "Old Journalist's Memoirs (Vzpominky stareho
novinare)," v. 4, 1970
Kopecky on the First Republic, his journalistic career, and the periodical Cas.
Box 5. Folder 1. "Old Journalist's Memoirs (Vzpominky stareho
novinare)," v. 5, 1971
Includes chapters on the National Liberation League, Kopecky's study stay in Germany,
German pacifists, the organization "Volna Myslenka
(Freethought)," the Czech poet J.S. Machar, political writer Karel Kraus, T.G.
Masaryk, and masonry in the Czechoslovak Republic.
Box 5. Folder 2. "Old Journalist's Memoirs (Vzpominky stareho
novinare)" v. 6, 1976
References the world economic depression and its influence on Czechoslovakia, German
politics in Czechoslovakia, the National Union in Czechoslovakia, the first
Czechoslovak Prime Minister Karel Kramar, Jiri Stribrny, and the end of Czechoslovak
Box 5. Folder 3. "Old Journalist's Memoirs (Vzpominky stareho
novinare)" v. 7, 1975
Discusses external activities in Poland, France, and Great Britain.
Box 5. Folder 4. "Old Journalist's Memoirs (Vzpominky stareho
novinare)" v. 8
About exiles from the World War I in Europe.
Box 5. Folder 5. "Old Journalist's Memoirs," comments and
Contains issues of periodicals that reference Kopecky, including Hlasatel, Nase Hlasy, and Nasinec.
Box 6. Folder 1. Articles, 1941-1945
On the Czechoslovak legion in Poland, the Munich Treaty, German activities in Bohemia
during WWII, the Syndicate of Czechoslovak Journalists, and making newspapers.
Box 6. Folder 2. Articles, 1948-1949
From Kopecky's magazine Narod dealing with the situation
in Czechoslovakia and in exile after the Communist Coup in February 1948.
Box 6. Folder 3. Articles, 1950
About the political situation in Czechoslovakia, Great Britain, and Kopecky's
analysis of Czechoslovak politicians before the 1948 coup and after.
Box 6. Folder 4. Articles, 1951
On Communist Czechoslovakia, the Sokol movement in exile, Czech-German relations,
elections in Great Britain in 1951, and events following the Munich Treaty of
Box 6. Folder 5. Articles, 1952
About the 1948 coup in Czechoslovakia, Czechoslovak institutions in exile, Czech and
Slovak relations, Korea, trade unions, and Stalin.
Box 6. Folder 6. Articles, 1953
About Czechoslovak exiles, investigations of the Katyn forest massacre, political
processes in Czechoslovakia, Stalin's death, and politics in the USSR.
Box 7. Folder 1. Articles, 1955-1957
Dealing with politics in Great Britain, Independence Day of Czechoslovakia,
contemporary political literature, the British Labour Party, attacks on Stalin within
the Communist Party, the origin of the Republic of Czechoslovakia, Slovakia's role in
Nazi plans during WWII, Czechoslovak elections, and the 40-year anniversary of
Communist rule in Russia.
Box 7. Folder 2. Articles, 1958-1959
About the 1948 coup in Czechoslovakia, relations between Czech and Slovak exiles,
trade unions in Czechoslovakia, the triple anniversary in Czechoslovakia, including
1918, Independence, 1938, Munich Treaty, and 1948, Communist Coup, analysis of
diplomatic activities during WWII, problems of the Czechoslovak press in exile, and
the murder of the Tsars.
Box 7. Folder 3. Articles, 1960
Concerning the end of the Cold War, contemporary political literature, Senator Joe
McCarthy, the British Film Institute, and the Council of Free Czechoslovakia in
Box 7. Folder 4. Articles, 1961
About the 100-year anniversary of Czechoslovak newspaper Narodni Listy, analysis of Edward Benes' relationship to USSR, the secret
London bank account of President Benes, China and international Communism, Emperor
Franz Josef I, and F.D. Roosevelt's international politics.
Box 7. Folder 5. Articles, 1962-1963
About the origin of the Slovak state, Czechoslovak Minister of Culture Zdenek
Nejedly, freedom of the press, pacifism, and the politics of President Benes during
Box 7. Folder 6. Articles, memoranda, 1964-1967
Includes Kopecky's memoranda and articles on USSR's help to Czechoslovakia against
the Munich treaty, the influence of President Benes on the 1948 coup in
Czechoslovakia, mistakes in Czech foreign policy, racial issues in Britain, analysis
of the Vietnam War, Communist press, the civil war in Spain, relations between Czech
and Slovak exiles, elections in Britain, the assassination of President Kennedy, and
democracy in Czechoslovakia in the 1920s.
Box 7. Folder 7. Articles, 1968-1970
On the Munich treaty, Czech pre-WWII politician Karel Kramar, relations between the
"old" and "new" Czechoslovak immigration in Britain, the causes of the Soviet Invasion
in 1968, and the Czechoslovak legion in Poland.
Box 7. Folder 8. Articles, 1970-1972
Concerning unity in Czechoslovak exiles, 25-year anniversary of the UN, the My Lai
massacre, analysis of bolshevism, events in Pakistan, Czech 19th Century politician
Karel Sladkovsky, and the P.E.N. (Poets, Essayists and Novelists) Club.
Box 7. Folder 9. Articles, 1973
About Platos' Republic, problems of the P.E.N. (Poets, Essayists and Novelists) Club,
origin of Brezhnev's Doctrine, French international politics, Britain and communism in
Czechoslovakia, Katyn forest massacre, Watergate and the British press, and the coup
Box 8. Folder 1. Articles, 1974
On problems in Britain such as strikes of the trade unions, inflation, and elections,
the danger of Communism, the problems of the British press, and problems with Northern
Ireland. Includes articles on Soviet Russia, Communist leaders, and the Czech
religious Husite movement.
Box 8. Folder 2. Articles, 1975
Articles dealing with the USSR, Alexander Solzenicyn's books, the Katyn forrest
massacre, nuclear weapons, democracy in Britain, and the problems of Czechoslovak
Box 8. Folder 3. Articles, 1976
About the bicentennial in the U.S., the Katyn forest massacre, President Masaryk,
politics in Britain, and the notion of democracy.
Box 8. Folder 4. Articles, 1977
About the CIA, the political situation in Czechoslovakia, the short period of Russian
democracy in 1917, the importance of being sincere about Czechoslovak history, the
Vietnam War, and ideas on how to fight against the USSR.
Box 8. Folder 5. Articles, 1978
Relating to the 30th anniversary of the Communist Coup in Czechoslovakia, the Munich
treaty, Czech journalist Ferdinand Peroutka, and the international situation after the
war in Vietnam.
Box 8. Folder 6. Articles, 1979
On the political situation in China and Iran, the analyses of the international
changes since and during WWII, early elections in Britain, and the beginning of the
Czechoslovak legion in Poland.
Box 8. Folder 7. Articles, 1980
About poet Josef Svatopluk Machar, Czech-German relations, Czech opera singer Ema
Destinova, the Olympics in USSR, and uniting the western world against Marxism and
other non-democratic ideologies.
Box 8. Folder 8. Lectures, "To My Homeland Via Radio," 1946-1950
Contains the first part of Kopecky's lectures read on the BBC radio and transmitted
to Czechoslovakia. Topics include the British press, Sunday papers, International
youth, the House of Commons, British elections, strikes in Britain, political trials
in Czechoslovakia, the Soviet-German Pact, Czechoslovak Communist propaganda against
fairy tales, Czech and Soviet agriculture, and weekly reports from the Parliament.
Box 8. Folder 9. Lectures, "To My Homeland Via Radio," 1951
On Communism in Czechoslovakia, German nationalism, technical progress in
Czechoslovakia, Russian women, Sokol Congress in Czechoslovakia, Czech Army Day,
British elections, United Nations in Paris, and a political overview of the year.
Box 9. Folder 1. Lectures, "To My Homeland Via Radio," 1952
About Communism in Czechoslovakia, the United Nations in Paris, May Day Celebrations,
Frontiers West and East, scouts, the Kosice Declaration, House of Lords, police,
Communist propaganda, Communist party Conference, and a political overview of the
Box 9. Folder 2. Lectures, "To My Homeland Via Radio," 1953
On the Vienna Congress, The Vienna Youth Conference, Stalin's demise, the Communist
Revolution, Czech and Slovak Liberation, monetary reform in Czechoslovakia, British
United Nations, the Iron Curtain, and the court in Kenya.
Box 9. Folder 3. Lectures, "To My Homeland Via Radio," 1954
About the People's Committee in CSR (Czechoslovak Slovak Republic), elections in
Britain and in CSR, British and Czechoslovak parliament, British United Nations, Sokol
and Spartakiada, Czechoslovak underground compared with underground in London and
Moskva, Nazi-Soviet pact of 1939, education and women's facilities in CSR, human
rights, and the prohibition of American Communist Party.
Box 9. Folder 4. Lectures, "To My Homeland Via Radio," 1955
On Czechoslovak-Soviet Friendship Alliance, Second Congress of Czechoslovak Young
League, British and Czechoslovak press, British elections as per communist propaganda,
warfare against Japan (1941-1945), and an overview of the year.
Box 9. Folder 5. Lectures, "To My Homeland Via Radio," 1956
About the Warsaw Pact, Czechoslovak president T. G. Masaryk, Czech journalist K.H.
Borovsky, parliament, economic and social progress during communism, press during
communism, and CSR's Army Day
Box 9. Folder 6. Lectures, "To My Homeland Via Radio," 1957-1965
On the British monarchy, Parliament, British elections, the people's committee in
Czechoslovakia in 1957, comparison of Czechoslovak and British election from the view
of freedom, Prime Minister of Czechoslovak Republic Karel Kramar, president Antonin
Zapotocky, Chruscov's visit to Czechoslovakia, and the World Youth Conference.
Box 10. Folder 1. Book, 1927
Newspaper and Journalists published in 1927.
Box 10. Folder 2. Essays, 1934-1943
On Czechoslovak poet Josef Svatopluk Machar, improvements of journalism in
Czechoslovakia, foreign propaganda, ideas on the liberal party in Czechoslovakia, and
the first part of the essay "State Defense."
Box 10. Folder 3. Essays, 1945-1949
On the Czechoslovak Mansion, traitors in Czechoslovakia, Munich, politics, attempts
to unite physical education in Czechoslovakia, President Masaryk, Christianity in
Czechoslovakia and the Husite movement, and justice in Czechoslovakia. Contains an
issue of the Czechoslovak exile magazine Nasim v exilu
and an issue of the Tablet. In Czech and English.
Box 10. Folder 4. Essays, 1950-1951
About international politics in WWI and WWII, problems of Central and Eastern Europe,
writings by famous Czech poets and writers commemorating Czechoslovak Independence
Day, the importance of the Sokol movement in exile, and the relations between Czechs
and Germans in Czechoslovakia.
Box 10. Folder 5. Essays, 1953-1958
Includes Kopecky's brochure "The Political Exiles from
Czecho-Slovakia and their Problems," an issue of the Sokol magazine Vestnik containing Kopecky's lecture on Jan Hus, and article
from the magazine Bohemia, memorandum of pre-WWII
Czechoslovak Prime Minister Rudolf Beran, an article by Rudolf Beran about the
Czechoslovak journey to Munich, an essay on the role of Slovakia in German plans
against Czechoslovakia, and an article on Czechoslovak exile written for the magazine
Box 10. Folder 6. Essays, 1960-1968
Includes manuscript of Kopecky's English-Czech Dictionary for
Journalists, a lecture on Jan Hus, the founder of the Husite Movement, an
article "In Memorandum of Dr. Karel Kramar," and
suggestions of the Czech National Committee.
Box 10. Folder 7. Essays, 1969
Contains the manuscripts of Kopecky's essay "From Democracy
to Totality," an article on the Czechoslovak Independence Day, and his essay
"Legal Continuity as a Political Problem."
Box 10. Folder 8. Essays, 1970
Includes an essay on the origin of Czech-Polish problems, articles from Nase Hlasy, an article on the danger of Communism in the
Western World, and the manuscript of Kopecky's essay "The
Road to Catastrophy."
Box 10. Folder 9. Essays, 1971-1973
Contains essays on the President of Czechoslovakia Ludvik Svoboda, 19th century
Czechoslovak politician Karel Sladkovsky, the origin of Brezhnev's Doctrine, the
problem of the neutrality of Czechoslovakia and democracy titled "Plato and problems of our period."
Box 11. Folder 1. Essays, articles, 1974
On the Sokol song "On the 4th of July," the Czechs
and Slovaks in one country, the legends around the Munich Treaty of 1938, and the
problems of Czechoslovak exiles, humanitarian idols, and national program.
Box 11. Folder 2. Essays, articles 1975-1981
About the liberation of Czechoslovakia from Nazis, the causes of the 1938 Munich
Treaty, the Communist Coup in 1948, the Czechoslovak 19th Century historian Frantisek
Palacky, and an article from Hlasatel and an issue of
Box 11. Folder 3. Essays, articles, undated
Manuscript about the origin of Czech national traditions.
Box 11. Folder 4. Essays, articles, undated
About the discussion between President Benes and the Sokol movement in exile, the
Munich treaty and the Communist coup, Czechoslovak exile in Britain, peace between the
East and the West, problems in the Czechoslovak exile, the first Czechoslovak Prime
Minister Karl Kramar, Czechoslovak foreign policy between the wars (in English), "From Munich to National Front" (in English), and "Facts on Czechoslovakia" (in English), Britain in today's
international situation, and essays on Chamberlain's politics.
Box 11. Folder 5. Articles, excerpts and notes
Articles relating to international relations after WWII, Communism, the USSR, and a
booklet from the Office of War Information, Washington D.C. on WWII. Quotes about
politics and society. In Czech, English, German, Norwegian, Polish, and Slovak.
Box 11. Folder 6. Articles, excerpts and notes
Includes quotes about politics and society, newspaper clippings, poems, and a large
number of notes on socialism, communism, and the USSR. Includes a dictionary of
electoral and political terms. In English, German, and French.
Series 4: Subject FilesBox 11. Folder 7. Assembly of Captive European Nations (ACEW), 1958, April
Correspondence of the assembly and copies of addresses made at meetings.
Box 11. Folder 8. Speeches, All-Slav Conference, London. In English, 1944, May 25
Box 11. Folder 9. Benes, Edward
Contains excerpts from books on politics dealing with President Benes and a few
newspaper clippings. In English, Czech and German.
Box 12. Folder 1. Benes, Edward
Kopecky's comments on Ferdinand Kahanek's book titled Coulisses
of the presidential elections of Dr. Edward Benes.
Box 12. Folder 2. Bohemia, book excerpts, reviews
Review of book authored by Jaroslav Goll, and excerpts on Russians, T.G. Masaryk, and
Box 12. Folder 3. Bohemia
Richard Svatek's About the meaning of the Czech
Box 12. Folder 4. Centre of Democratic Exiles, 1953
Convention and proposal for creation of the Centre of Democratic Exiles.
Box 12. Folder 5. Comenius World Council, 1975-1981
Documents, leaflets, and correspondence related to Kopecky's participation in
Comenius World Council.
Box 12. Folder 6. Council of Free Czechoslovakia, 1949
Includes Miloslav Rechcigl's Struggle of Czechoslovak
agricultures for human rights and economic independency, a report on the
activity of the Council of Free Czechoslovakia, letters and speeches concerning the
Council of Free Czechoslovakia, and a lecture by Jaroslav Stransky about the crisis of
Czechoslovak emigration. In Czech and English.
Box 12. Folder 7. Czech Journalists in America, 1944
Regulations, resolutions, and records from Alliance of Czech Newspapermen in
Box 12. Folder 8. Czech Liberal Information Service, 1945-1948
Articles written by Kopecky about different political aspects in Czechoslovak
Republic. In English.
Box 12. Folder 9. Czech National Committee, 1947, 1948, 1969
Reports and program proposals of Czech National Committee. In English, Czech and
Box 12. Folder 10. Czechoslovak Army in England, 1940, Oct. 28
Includes the magazine of Czechoslovak Army in England containing a speech of
President Edward Benes and short stories from the war.
Box 12. Folder 11. Czechoslovak Committee for European Movement, 1949-1950
Letters dealing with the movement and a statement of Czechoslovak Exiles on the
Central and Eastern European Policy. In English and Czech.
Box 12. Folder 12. Czechoslovak Consulting Committee in Western Europe, 1976
Report on fulfillment of final act of Helsinki conference, relating to European
security and the government of the Czechoslovak Slovak Republic.
Box 12. Folder 13. Czechoslovak Democratic Organizations in Australia, 1976
Leaflet about communism. In English.
Box 12. Folder 14. Czechoslovak Legion in Exile, 1949-1953
Leaflet released by Czechoslovak Legion in Exile and several letters to and from
Kopecky dealing with issues related to Czechoslovak Legion in Exile.
Box 12. Folder 15. Czechoslovak Legion in Poland, 1939-1944
Includes two copies of Nase noviny, the daily newspaper
of the Czechoslovak army in Britain, letters from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on
articles in the Nase noviny, and letters describing the
Czechoslovak legion in Poland.
Box 12. Folder 16. Czechoslovak Legion in Poland, 1939
Includes, Prehled, information magazine for
Czechoslovaks in Poland.
Box 12. Folder 17. Czechoslovak Legion in Poland, 1939, 1958
Includes Kopecky's book Czechoslovak legion in Poland in
1932, along with reviews and letters about the book.
Box 12. Folder 18. Czechoslovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1942-1943
Includes a speech by M. Jan Masaryk and one by President Benes broadcast on the BBC
Czechoslovak program in 1942 (in English), correspondence between the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs and Kopecky, and letters between Jan Sramek and General Charles de
Gaulle about Czechoslovak and French friendship (in French).
Box 13. Folder 1. Czechoslovak Ministry of Industry, Business and Trade, London, 1943-1944
Documents related to business and trade including proposals on reorganization of
foreign trade in Czechoslovakia after war, production level changes after the war,
centrally planned production reorganization, the foundation of Central research
institute, reorganization of fiscal system in Czechoslovakia, issues of the magazine
Information Letters, records on Financing of the
Production and Distribution, and explanatory reports by Kopecky related to different
business and trade topics.
Box 13. Folder 2. Czechoslovak Ministry of Industry, Business and Trade, London, 1944
An edited Compendium of Temporary Measures.
Box 13. Folder 3. Czechoslovak Ministry of the Interior, 1942
Documents of Czechoslovak schools in Great Britain such as teacher qualifications and
curriculum for Czech classes in schools in Great Britain.
Box 13. Folder 4. Czechoslovak Ministry of Welfare, 1940
Includes an article by Marie Jurneckova-Vorlova about the day-to-day life of a
Czechoslovak housewife and a memorandum to the Ministry of Welfare about support for
wives and children of the Czechoslovak military units.
Box 13. Folder 5. Czechoslovak-Polish Confederation, 1940-1943
One letter from Kopecky to the Organization of Czechoslovak-Polish Relations about
the common traits between Czechoslovaks and Polish, a manuscript of Czechoslovak Polish Confederation by Piotr S.Wandycz and
articles from Free Europe about Greco-Yugoslav
Box 13. Folder 6. Czechoslovak-Soviet Treaty, 1943
Different quotes and notes about the treaty. In English and Czech.
Box 13. Folder 7. Czechoslovak War Effort, 1942
Program status and proposal.
Box 13. Folder 8. Czechoslovakia, 1918-1939
Includes a book on legal issues for associations, councils, and political parties
based on Czechoslovak law from 1936, the constitution of Czechoslovakia from 1920, a
report on unemployment and social support in Czechoslovakia, and information on the
Czechoslovak Republic between 1914 and 1918 along with notes related to
Box 13. Folder 9. Czechoslovakia, 1918-1939
Includes lectures on national resistance and a tape cassette to Kopecky from Stefan
Box 14. Folder 1. Czechoslovakia, 1945-1948
Includes lectures on Czech political history by Karel Brusak, an issue of Czechoslovak News Letter published by the Department of
Information in Czechoslovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs, news published by the
Czechoslovak press agency in New York, an article from The
Times about liberty for Czechs, and a proposal on Czechoslovak government. In
English, Slovak and Czech.
Box 14. Folder 2. Czechoslovakia, Continental News Service, 1947-1949
Articles from the service dealing with Czechoslovakia. In English.
Box 14. Folder 3. Czechoslovakia, 1948
Contains a brief statistical overview of Czechoslovakia, a "Czechoslovak Newsletter" about Benes' resignation, the Constitution of
Czechoslovak Socialistic Republic, and articles and legal documents from the
Czechoslovak Socialistic Republic period.
Box 14. Folder 4. Czechoslovakia, 1948
Contains Czechoslovak broadcasts for Radio Free Europe, overviews from the
Czechoslovak Radio Information Service, news from Czechoslovak press agency in New
York, and the constitution of the Czechoslovak Socialistic Republic.
Box 14. Folder 5. Czechoslovakia, 1948
Includes an article about Czechoslovak espionage service and communist intelligence
activities in the U.S.
Box 14. Folder 6. Czechoslovakia, 1948
Contains articles from the western press in English, French, and German, a bulletin
on Czechoslovakia from 1968, and a survey of Eastern Europe titled "Behind the Iron Curtain."
Box 14. Folder 7. Czechoslovakia, Refugee Camps, 1948-1950
On a legal system in Czechoslovakia to protect refugees, a book on aspects of the
Czechoslovak nation and its history, and a memorandum on political structure and
activities of Czechoslovak exiles.
Box 14. Folder 8. Czechoslovakia, 1968-1970
Articles from Czechoslovak newspapers.
Box 15. Folder 1. Czechoslovakia, Prehled Tisku, 1969-1970
Overview of different press articles.
Box 15. Folder 2. Exiles, 1948
Includes a leaflet about the role of Czechoslovakia in Europe by Dr. Stefan Osusky, a
proposal of the declaration of Czechoslovak Committee in Exile, and articles about
communism. In English, French, Slovak and Czech.
Box 15. Folder 3. Federation of Ex-combattants' Associations from Central and Eastern
Memorial on exiled persons and defiance of the West. In English.
Box 15. Folder 4. Glaskow, Wasili G., 1975
Glaskow's "Visit with Solzhenitsyn."In Russian.
Box 15. Folder 5. Goldwater, Barry, 1961
Czech translation of "Conscience of a Conservative"
by Barry Goldwater.
Box 15. Folder 6. Hlas Novych, 1971-1972
One issue of the magazine Hlas Novych edited by The Club
of New Czech and Slovak Exiles in Canada and letters to and from Mirko Janecek,
chief-editor of Hlas Novych.
Box 15. Folder 7. Hohenstein, Jean de Thun et, 1969, Mar. 13
Proclamation stating that if Jean de Thun et Hohenstein, the prince of Bohemia and
Moravia, takes over Czechoslovakia, he will establish a democratic regime and an
article about his support for democratic elections in Czechoslovakia.
Box 15. Folder 8. Journalism, 1942
Lectures on making the newspapers by Kopecky, Stransky, Kriz, Korbel, Hronek, Klinger
Box 15. Folder 9. Kramar, Karel 1974
Manuscript of Kramar's Judgment of Benes (Kramruv soud nad
Benesem) covering the dispute between Kramar and Benes.
Box 15. Folder 10. Kramar, Karel (Kramaruv soud nad Benesem)
Kramar's Judgment of Benes (Kramruv soud nad Benesem)
Box 15. Folder 11. Kramar, Karel
Articles by and about Kramar.
Box 15. Folder 12. Lausman, Bohumil,
Excerpts from The Death of a Menshevik and an article by
Kopecky in Denni Hlasatel about the book. In English and
Box 16. Folder 1. Correspondence, memorial service, Mihailovich, Draza, General, 1974
Box 16. Folder 2. Photograph, Modelski, Tzydor
Box 16. Folder 3. Correspondence, records, Naarden Committee, 1969-1971
Box 16. Folder 4. Correspondence, records, Naarden Committee, 1972-1973
Box 16. Folder 5. Correspondence, regulations, records, Naarden Committee, 1974-1975
Box 16. Folder 6. Correspondence, leaflets, Naarden Committee, 1976
Box 16. Folder 7. Correspondence, leaflets, Naarden Committee, 1977-1981
Box 16. Folder 8. Correspondence, National Democratic Party, 1943-1954
Box 16. Folder 9. Correspondence, notes, lectures, National Democratic Party, 1944-1945, undated
Box 16. Folder 10. News, "Never Again," 1943
Box 16. Folder 11. Postcards, political, "Newcomers Club (Klub
Box 16. Folder 12. Petition, Slovak Action Committee, 1948
On a referendum presented by the Slovak Action Committee to the General Assembly of
the United Nations in Paris
Box 16. Folder 13. Leaflet, "Masaryk: Champion of Liberty?"
Slovak League of America, 1959
Box 16. Folder 14. Leaflet, Slovak National Council, Paris
Box 16. Folder 15. Articles, photographs, memories, Sokol, 1945
Includes information on Benes' membership in Sokol, a photo of Dr. Miroslav Tyrs,
founder of Czechoslovak Sokol Gymnastic Movement, directions for new members, and
memories about Sokol during the war.
Box 16. Folder 16. Rules, correspondence, P. E. N., Centre for Writers in Exile, 1960-1974
Includes information on organization rules, the executive committee, and a postcard
showing a Prague Citizen in his Nazi Concentration camp uniform confronting a Soviet
Box 16. Folder 17. Commentary of the Czechoslovak Foreign Institute in Exile, 1957-1962
Box 17. Folder 1. Papers, correspondence, Society of Arts and Sciences, 1970-1980
Information on organization and activities of the Society and a photo of Prague.
Box 17. Folder 2. Articles, Czech-Sudeten German Agreement. In German, 1943-1946, 1969-1971
Box 17. Folder 3. Meeting minutes, Syndicate of Czech Journalists, 1940-1944
Box 17. Folder 4. Correspondence, Syndicate of Czech Journalists, 1941-1945
Box 17. Folder 5. Correspondence, Syndicate of Czech Journalists, 1945-1954
Box 17. Folder 6. Velehrad, 1966
Two inquiries by J. Lang.
Series 5: Newspaper clippingsBox 17. Folder 7. Newpaper clippings, 1974-1982
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