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Jacob B. Hoptner Papers, 1919-1974

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Hoptner
Bib ID 4077604 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Hoptner, Jacob B., 1911-1974 ; Krek, Miha, 1897- ; Maček, Vladko, 1879-1964 ; Cvetković, Dragiša, 1893-1969 ; Stojadinović, Milan, 1888-1961
Title Jacob B. Hoptner Papers, 1919-1974
Physical Description 7000 items (29 boxes; 3 bound albums; 1 folder)
Language(s) English .

This collection is located on-site.



Scope and Content

The materials chiefly concern Yugoslavia in Crisis and an unfinished project referred to as "The Yugoslavia Government in Exile, 1941-44;" but materials in the latter primarily relate to the war in Yugoslavia. The collection includes letters from such pre-World War II Yugoslav politicians as Dragiša Cvetkoviʹc, Miha Krek, Vladko Maček, and Milan Stojadinoviʹc. Subject files largely concern his research on Yugoslavia at the end of the war, and the Mid-European Studies Center in New York in the 1950s. Manuscripts by various people deal with twentieth century Eastern Europe. There are photographs of Paul, Prince Regent of Yugoslavia; of Prince Paul's nephew, King Peter II; and of Josip Broz Tito, as well as several hundred photographs taken in Yugoslavia during and immediately after the war. Printed materials include many pamphlets, offprints, books, clippings, and mimeographed research reports, chiefly concerning Yugoslavia.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1954.

Papers Accessioned 1964.

Papers Accessioned 1971.

Papers Accessioned 1978.

Papers Accessioned 1981.

Papers Accessioned 1983.

Papers Processed 07/--/79.

Papers Revised 11/--/82.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters (correspondence) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pamphlets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pavle, Prince of Yugoslavia, 1893-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Petar Karađorđević, King of Yugoslavia, II , 1923-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tito, Josip Broz, 1892-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Yugoslavia -- History -- 1918-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Columbia M.A. 1951 and Ph.D. 1958, and author of "Yugoslavia in Crisis, 1934-1941.".