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   Imre Kovacs Papers, 1945-1980.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Imre Kovacs Papers; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library

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Summary Information

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Call No.:BA#0205
Bib ID:4078434 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Kovács, Imre, 1913-1980.
Title:Imre Kovacs Papers, 1945-1980.
Physical description:23.5 linear feet (47 boxes; 1 oversized folder)
Language(s): In Hungarian, English and German.
Access: This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located on-site.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is arranged into 6 series

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs and printed materials of Imre Kovács. The voluminous correspondence includes letters to and from his family in the U.S. and Hungary. The professional correspondence is primarily concerned with contemporary events in Hungary, Latin America and Asia and covers the years 1947-1980. Correspondents include many prominent Hungarians such as Belá Varga, Ferenc Nagy, Oscar Jaszi and Albert Szent-György. There are political and literary manuscripts, book reviews and lectures by Kovács, as well as background materials for his books "The Ninety and Nine" and "The Hearing." Subject files reflect Kovác's involvement with Hungarian emigre organizations and his work for Radio Free Europe and their Hungarian service. There are also files on the Free Europe Press and the Free Europe Committee. Kovác's 1957 trip to Asia and the Middle East is documented through correspondence, clippings and photographs. Similar coverage is provided for Kovác's 1963 trip to Latin America for the International Center for Social Research. There are related subject files on Latin American agrarian reform and campesino leadership training. Printed materials include articles by Kovács and others, as well as miscellaneous publications of the Hungarian emigration.

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This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Imre Kovacs Papers; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library

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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 Processed 01/--/87 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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Subjects

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Asia--Politics and government--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hungarians--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hungary--History--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hungary--Politics and government--1945- .PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Latin America--Politics and government--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Near East--Politics and government--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Hungarian writer and statesman; member of the Hungarian Parliament 1945-1947, Secretary General of the Hungarian National Peasant Party, staff member of the National Committee for a Free Europe in the 1950's and President of the International Center for Social Research from 1962-1963.

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