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At a Glance
Selected items cataloged; remainder arranged.
The papers include a long letter by Anna Staniewska discussing Maciej Słomczyński's Polish translations of Shakespeare, with related correspondence of Czesław Miłosz. There is correspondence, and a manuscript by Valkenier concerning the 1961 publication in the Polish emigre press of Russian underground authors I. Ivanov and Abram Tertz. The extensive subject files are primarily concerned with 20th century Polish history, historiography and the Solidarity movement. There is a section on the 1959 U.S. Exhibit in Moscow and a number of Polish theatrical posters. Most of the books are in Polish and concern Polish history and historiography.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
Valkenier correspondence closed until 1 Jan. 1993.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Elizabeth Valkenier, 1986-1987.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Processed EJS 10/--/86.
Papers Processed EJS 05/--/86.
History / Biographical Note
Professor of political science and Russian history at Columbia University's Harriman Institute, author of "Russian Realist Art" and "The USSR and the 3rd World.".