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   Prince Paul of Yugoslavia Papers, 1757-1976.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4077939 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Pavle Prince of Yugoslavia, 1893-1976.
Title:Prince Paul of Yugoslavia Papers, 1757-1976.
Physical description:ca. 5,500 items (15 boxes; 2 oversized folders; 1 painting).
Language(s):In Serbian
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is arranged into six series:

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Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists primarily of correspondence and subject files, but also includes manuscripts, documents, photographs and printed materials. The correspondence spans six decades and includes letters received by Prince Paul prior to his accession, during his tenure as regent, and during 35 years of exile. Correspondents include Prince Paul's family; European politicians, such as Edvard Beneš, Neville Chamberlain, Anthony Eden, and Benito Mussolini; European royalty, including King Albert of Belgium, King Carol II of Rumania, Queen Elizabeth II, King George VI, and King Edward VIII of England; Yugoslav public figures, such as Milan Stojadinoviʹc, Dragiša Cvetkoviʹc, and Anton Korošec. Subject files pertain to the reign of Prince Paul. These materials -- correspondence, minutes of meetings, military regulations, speeches, consular and foreign legation reports, police reports, voting records, government decrees, et cetera -- were assembled by J. B. Hoptner while researching his book, "Yugoslavia in Crisis, 1934-1941" (1962). Among the manuscripts are Prince Paul's and Princess Olga's diaries and Prince Paul's notes on conversations with Hermann Göring, Hitler, Mussolini, and Eden. Also included are historical documents concerning Serbian and Yugoslav history and the Karageorgevich family; documents from the 18th and 19th centuries, such as a copy of the 1808 agreement between Kara George and the Serbian National Council.

Series IV: Subject Files

The materials in subject files in boxes 11-lU concerning the reigns of King Alexander and Prince Paul were assembled, chronologically arranged, and, in some cases, translated by Jacob Hoptner while preparing his book, Yugoslavia in Crisis. The files are intact, except that original letters by major correspondents were removed; among these, Milan Stojadinovic, Prince Paul, Dragisa Cvethovic, and Anton Korosec appeared most often.

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

Permission of literary executor required for access.

Preferred Citation

[Collection Name]. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1954

Papers Accessioned 1964

Papers Accessioned 1969

Papers Accessioned 1978

Papers Accessioned 1981

Papers Processed 02/--/81

Papers Accessioned 1970

Correspondence Processed 09/--/89 ejs

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.

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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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Genre/Form

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CUL Collections:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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Decrees.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Diaries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Letters.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Minutes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photoprints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Speeches.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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Nobility--Europe.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Serbia--Politics and government--1945- .PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945--Yugoslavia.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Yugoslavia--Foreign relations--1918-1945.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Yugoslavia--Politics and government--1918-1945.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Prince Paul Karageorgevich was Regent of Yugoslavia from 1934 to 1941.

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