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Jan Karski collection

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-000011
The Jan Karski Collection comprises three distinct groups of documents: Karski's collection of serials and pamphlets produced by various organizations of the Polish underground during World War II; records and addresses pertaining to Karski's travel and work in 1966-67, including miscellaneous articles translated and transcribed; and two distinct states of Karski's draft for his book "Great Powers and Poland, 1919-1945".

Dates

  • 1939-1985

Conditions Governing Access note

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.

Extent

1.75 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Biographical note

Jan Karski (June 24, 1914 - July 13, 2000), was a member of the Polish resistance of World War II, during which he provided the Allied governments with some of the first reports of the Holocaust of Polish Jews. Receiving his Ph.D. from Georgetown University in 1952, he subsequently became professor there in government and international affairs.

Provenance

Gift of Jan Karski (date unknown).
Title
Jan Karski collection
Status
completed
Date
06/04/2014

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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