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Fonds No. 19: Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America. Oral History

Date range
1919-1986

Biography / History
Acquisition Note: Completed by PIASA (1980-1990).

Abstract
The collection contains historical reports and speeches of Polish politicians and statesmen including Wladyslaw Anders, Wladyslaw Sikorski, Kazimierz Sosnkowski, Michal Tokarzewski-Karaszewicz, Jozef Pilsudski, Ignacy Paderewski, Stanislaw Mikolajczyk, Jan Kwapinski, Zygmunt Nagorski, and Adam Pragier and French General Maxime Weygand of the French Military Mission sent to aid Poland in the Polish-Soviet War of (1919-1920). Speeches of American Presidents and statesmen: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Johnson and Robert Kennedy. Lectures, speeches, conferences and symposia on cultural topics and political aspects of Polish history, biographical interviews and lectures by famous Polish political and intellectual leaders. Recordings of Polish folklore and religious ceremonies from Kaszuby, Canada, Panna Maria, Texas, and others. Music section includes Musica Antiqua, recordings and works by Ignacy Paderewski, music of Henryk Wieniawski and Karol Szymanowski, and Polish Christmas carols. Workers' protest songs, 1970 and 1976, from Gdansk, 1981, and protest songs from Poland.

Language
English, Polish.

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