Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Elizabeth Kridl Valkenier Papers, 1961-84

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 4078436 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Valkenier, Elizabeth Kridl ; Miłosz, Czesław ; Staniewska, Anna, -2009
Title Elizabeth Kridl Valkenier Papers, 1961-84
Physical Description 1100 items (8 boxes; 1 oversized folder)
Language(s) English , Polish .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/ldpd_bak_4078436.pdf

Valkenier correspondence closed until 1 Jan. 1993.



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

Processing Information

Papers Processed EJS 10/--/86.

Papers Processed EJS 05/--/86.

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:"
Posters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
NSZZ "Solidarność" (Labor organization) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Posters, Polish Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russian literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- : Translations into Polish Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Underground literature -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

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.".