HU OSA 416 Gábor Magos Personal Papers
- Reference code
- HU OSA 416
- Gábor Magos Personal Papers
- 1925 - 1999
- Description level
- Extent and medium (estimated)
- 6 archival boxes
3 audio cassettes
- Extent and medium (processed)
- 2 Archival boxes, 0.25 linear meters
Total: 0.25 linear meters
- Name of creator(s)
- Gábor Magos and Judit Gimes-Magos
- Archival history
- The documents in this collection are from the heritage of Gábor Magos and Judit Gimes-Magos. They were preliminarily selected and annotated for archiving by Judit Gimes-Magos in Dübendorf near Zurich in 2011. A second shipment from the same heritage was prepared and sent to OSA by their daughter, Judit Luif, following the death of Judit Gimes-Magos.
- Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
- Received from Judit Gimes-Magos in 2012 and Judit Luif in 2015.
Content and structure
- Scope and Content (Narrative)
- This fonds consists of personal papers of Gábor Magos, an agricultural engineer, college professor and close co-worker of Imre Nagy during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. It also includes several files on his wife, Judit Gimes-Magos, an instructor, librarian and translator, who maintained and prepared the collection for archiving. Her brother, Miklós Gimes, a journalist and politician was executed for his revolutionary activities together with Imre Nagy and Pál Maléter in 1958.
Documents include letters, handwritten and typed notes, transripts, copies of archival documents, reports, newspapers and clippings, publications, diplomas, memorial awards, photographs, audio cassettes, CDs, and books. (These latter are with the OSA library.)
The fonds is arranged in a single series, with documents covering four aspects of the donors' life: family, professional activities, the 1956 Hungarian revolution and its memory, and life in exile after the revolution.
Conditions of access and use
- Conditions governing access
- Open for research
- Conditions governing reproduction
- For purposes of research and education, digital reproduction of the documents is possible in OSA's Research Room.
- Physical characteristics and technical requirements
- Duplicates were removed during the physical rearrangement.
- Existence and location of originals
- Oral history interview with Gábor Magos and Judit Gimes-Magos at the 1956 Institute and Oral History Archive in Budapest.
- Publication note
- The testimony of Gábor Magos (as witness XXX) before the UN Special Committee on the Problem of Hungary is available in:
Tanúságtevők az ENSZ előtt - 1957, by Mink, András (editor), Nagy Imre Alapítvány, 2010.
- Description notes
- Processed and described by Csaba Szilágyi in October-December 2015.