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Josef Tomanek, Czech Heritage Papers

Title: Josef Tomanek, Czech Heritage Papers

Creator: Tomanek, Josef, 1912-?

Dates: 1970-1983

Quantity: 1 folder

Collection Number: MS 0270

Language: Czech, English, Russian

Restrictions: None

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Preferred Citation: Josef Tomanek, Czech Heritage Papers (MS 0270). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.


Josef Vaclav Toman-Tomanek was born November 19, 1912 in Kupicov/Volyne (Czech Republic). He served in the Czechoslovak military in the USSR. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1950, returning in 2000 to the Czech Republic.

Scope and Content:

This collection is made up of Czech and English writings by Tomanek. Most of the writings discuss the Communist and Soviet governments in Eastern Europe. Also included is sheet music for anti-communist songs, with Tomanek as the lyricist.


Poems in exile

Notes -- Exile

Container List: Folder 1. Publications poetry, notes

Materials include publications from published Hlas - Voice, notes for Internacionale, the anti-communist anthem, sheet music and lyrics by Tomanek, a message to the democratic governments and delegates of the peace conference in Madrid, Spain, and programs from events organized by Circle of Music and Poetry Lovers (Krouzek milovniku hudby a poezie). In English, Czech, and Russian.

Related Material and Resources: Please see other Czech Heritage Collections under the Ethnic American Collections List.

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