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Miloslav Rechcígl, SVU Records

Title: Miloslav Rechcígl, SVU Records

Collector: Rechcígl, Miloslav

Dates: 1916-1971

Quantity: 24 boxes (30 linear feet)

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 career.

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 America

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 catalog.

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