Miloslav Rechcígl, SVU
Rechcígl, SVU Records
Collector: Rechcígl, Miloslav
Quantity: 24 boxes (30 linear
Collection Number: MS 0399
Language: English, Czech
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Preferred Citation: Miloslav Rechcígl, SVU Records (MS 0399). Archives & Special
Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.
The Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU), based in Washington, D.C., is
an international organization that focuses the development and history of Czech and
Slovak resources and scholarship associated with the arts, culture, literature, and
the sciences. SVU publishes a quarterly newsletter, SVU NEWS/
ZPRÁVY SVU, and KOSMAS, a semi-annual
publication on literary and scholarly topics. Please see the Historical
Overview of SVU written by Miloslav Rechcígl.
Miloslav Rechcígl, is one of the founders and past-president of SVU. Along with
his wife Eva Rechcígl, he edited several SVU membership directories. He is also
author of Ten Years of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and
Sciences in America, Inc. published by Litera Printing Co. 1966.
Rechcígl has been an advocate for Czech and Slovak culture throughout his
As a biochemist, he held appointments at the National Cancer Institute and the U.S.
State Department, focusing on health and nutrition. He is a prolific author of
articles, books, and pamphlets on agriculture, food science, and nutrition.
Scope and Content:
The majority of the records are those collected by Miloslav Rechcígl as a
founder and president of the SVU. There are copies of SVU newsletters, and
publications. Additional SVU records include bylaws, administration files, board
minutes, correspondence, membership and biographical directories, and publications
associated with the World Congress events.
Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences in
Czechs -- United States -- Intellectual life
Related Material and Resources: The Archives & Special Collections holds the Miloslav Rechcígl Jr.
Collection, which includes books on Czech and Slovak culture, history, literature,
and society. The collection also contains genealogical resources associated with
Czech and Slovak Americans. These books can be located through the University of
Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries on-line