Reports, memoranda, and other documents, relating to Czechoslovak secret police and intelligence activities, and to dissidents in Czechoslovakia. Includes some documents from other Czechoslovak government agencies.
Case files, reports, and diaries and interrogation transcripts of Czech senior secret police personnel, relating to secret service activities in Czechoslovakia. Includes a summary of the secret police file on Václav Havel.
Selected minutes, reports, memoranda, and letters, of the central committee of the Czechoslovak communist party and the Czechoslovak ministry of the interior, relating to political persecutions in Czechoslovakia, trials and imprisonment for political offenses, forced labor camps, confiscation of church property, and secret police activities.
Sound recordings of proceedings, and printed copies of preparatory briefing materials for conference participants, relating to political events in Czechoslovakia from 1987 to 1989, culminating in the fall of the communist regime.
Correspondence, speeches and writings, printed matter, and photographs, relating to the Russian agricultural cooperative movement and to the theory of economic cooperation. Includes papers of Natalii͡a V. Emel'i͡anova, chemist and wife of I. V. Emel'i͡anov.
Transcript of conversations with the Czech political leader Zdenĕk Mlynár̆, relating to political reform in the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia. Published in Czech as Reformátor̆i Nebývají S̆t̆astni (Prague, 1995).
Relates to the resistance movement in German-occupied Czechoslovakia during World War II, and especially to clandestine radio communications between Great Britain and Czech resistance forces. Includes holograph and typescript versions of a volume entitled "Ve sluz̆bách odboje a demokracie," and typescript of a second volume entitled "Studenou Válkou konec̆nĕ k svobodĕ." Incorporates the texts of radio transmissions exchanged between London and Prague, 1939-1941.
Relates to the role of Ladislav Vanek in the assassination of the Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich in Prague in 1942, and to controversy regarding alternative characterizations of Vanek as a loyal member of the Czech underground during World War II or as a secret Nazi collaborator.
Interviews with activists in KOR, Solidarność, and other Polish dissident movements of the 1970s and 1980s, with activists in Czechoslovak and East German dissident movements of the same period, and with observers of these movements, relating to the history of the movements, and to the social dynamics of participation in them.