HU OSA 300-55-1 Administrative Files

Identity statement

Reference code
HU OSA 300-55-1
Title
Administrative Files
Date(s)
1953 - 1994
Description level
Series
Extent and medium (processed)
2 Archival box, 0.25 linear meters

Context

Archival history
The series was not originally a 300-55 legacy data. It consists of a compilation of documents retrieved from a hitherto unprocessed bundle of random files of the Polish Underground Publications Unit. The series was created and arranged by OSA archivists, including assigning names and categories to folders where was necessary.

Content and structure

Scope and Content (Abstract)
The series is a compilation of documents related to the internal operations of the Polish Underground Publications Unit, from its establishment around 1983, through attempts at reinvention after 1989 to its closure in 1994. The documents were collected and arranged in alphabetical order. The highlights of the collection include: - Contact lists, internal communication within the unit, progress reports, as well as memos concerning the archival task force operations, revisions of holdings and their catalogues, archival and publishing projects and activities - Correspondence with the Polish desk, predominantly regarding research visits by journalists and scholars - Holdings Lists of the Polish underground publications containing also description of the fonds and their aquisition, references to broadcasts and publications based on Polish samizdat sources, subject lists used by the archivists, and other random reference materials - Documentation of the “Farewell to RFE” event organized in 1994 including the press coverage, as well as an article on transfer of RFE archives to Budapest
Accruals

Not expected

Conditions of access and use

Conditions governing access
Unknown
Languages
English, Polish

Description control

Archivist's note
There is some personal data, but I would check with someone knowledgable for their legal sensitvity, privacy restrictions etc. Ivan? There is a subject list from 1953 in a not to good condition.
Description notes
There is some personal data, but I would check with someone knowledgable for their legal sensitvity, privacy restrictions etc. Ivan? There is a subject list from 1953 in a not to good condition.
Call Number Description
Archival boxes #1
300-55-1:1/1
[Computerization]: Documentation of the Database for Polish Samizdat Collection, 1984
300-55-1:1/2
[Computerization]: Little Lex Guide (Draft), 1992
300-55-1:1/3
[Computerization: Memos], 1986 - 1987
300-55-1:1/4
[Computerization]: Polish Underground Publications Unit Automation, 1989
300-55-1:1/5
Contact List, 1993
[Contact List of RFE Polish Unit staff/collaborators.]
300-55-1:1/6
Correspondence with RFE/RL Polish Desk, 1993
[Concerns mainly assistance to visiting researchers and journalists.]
300-55-1:1/7
[Holdings Lists]: Polish Publications, 1992
300-55-1:1/8
[Holdings Lists: Polish Samizdat], 1982 - 1983
300-55-1:1/9
[Holdings Lists: Polish Samizdat], 1983
300-55-1:1/10
[Holdings Lists: Polish Samizdat], 1985
300-55-1:1/11
[Holdings Lists: Polish Samizdat], 1986
300-55-1:1/12
[Memos]: Archival Task Force, 1990
300-55-1:1/13
[Memos]: Concerning the Archives Situation, 1990
300-55-1:1/14
[Memos: RFE Polish Samizdat Unit], 1984
300-55-1:1/15
Orwell in Eastern Europe, 1984
[Catalogue from exihibition in British Library]
300-55-1:1/16
Polish Underground Publications Unit: Overview, 1989 - 1990
[General Description of Fonds and Activities of the Unit]
300-55-1:1/17
Pożegnanie RWE: Dokumenatcja, 1994
[Documentation of RFE Polish Section farewell event held in Poznań in 1994.]
300-55-1:1/18
Pożegnanie RWE: Przegląd Prasy Krajowej i Zagranicznej , 1994
[Press review on the topic of the closing of Radio Free Europe and the termination of the Polish Unit operations.]
300-55-1:1/19
Pracownicy RWE - Autorzy Książek, 1983 - 1994
[Books by RFE Polish Unit Staff]
300-55-1:1/20
[Reference Materials: Polish Independent Politics and Press], 1982 - 1987
[Lists of Political Parties, Acronims, BRs etc.]
300-55-1:1/21
[Reference Materials: Polish Politics], 1989 - 1990
Archival boxes #2
300-55-1:2/1
[Reference Materials: Polish Politics], 1991 - 1993
300-55-1:2/2
[Reference Materials: Publications of Polish Samizdat Unit], 1989
300-55-1:2/3
[Reference Materials: Who Reads What?], 1990
300-55-1:2/4
Rules for Catalogue of RFE Polish Collection, 1982
300-55-1:2/5
[Subject Lists]: Manual for the Use of the Subject Code, 1953
300-55-1:2/6
[Subject Lists]: Skorowidz Orientycyjny Kartoteki Przemysłu [Index of the "Archive of Industry"], 1951 - 1994
300-55-1:2/7
[Subject Lists: Index to Subject Files], 1983 - 1994
300-55-1:2/8
[Subject Lists: Various], 1990 - 1993
300-55-1:2/9
The Chronicle of Higher Education, 1994
300-55-1:2/10
Underground Press Sources for Polish Broadcast Department Programs, 1982 - 1984
300-55-1:2/11
Underground Press Sources for Polish BD Broadcast Department Programs, 1985 - 1988