HU OSA 300-55-14 Democratic Opposition Related Files on Legal Matters

Identity statement

Reference code
HU OSA 300-55-14
Title
Democratic Opposition Related Files on Legal Matters
Date(s)
1954 - 1993
Description level
Series
Extent and medium (processed)
12 Archival box, 1.5 linear meters

Context

Archival history
The series was not originally a part of the HU OSA 300-55 subfonds. It was stored in separate containers and possibly belonged to an indiividual (unknown) RFE analyst. OSA archivists decided to add this series to the HU 300-55 subfonds based on two criteria: (1) it uses Polish samizdat sources extensively and (2) focuses on the independent political life, documenting mainly the legal abuses directed against the political opposition.

Content and structure

Scope and Content (Abstract)
TThe series contains subject files collected by an unknown RFE analyst. The files are based on both underground and official publications (including the foreign press) – clippings of journal articles, xerox copies of books, RFE-produced materials (A-wires, B-wires, situation reports and background reports). The special focus of the series is on legal matters related to independent political activities and state repression thereof, including entries on: provisional custody, legal banishment, employment bans, capital banishment, misdemeanor courts, the penitentiary system and penal policy. The series also documents some of the most famous political trials as well as cases of state harassment and repression against pro-Solidarity priests.
Accruals

Not expected

Conditions of access and use

Conditions governing access
Unknown
Languages
English, German, Polish
Call Number Description
Archival boxes #1
300-55-14:1/1
Adwokatura, 1982 - 1986
[Defense attorneys]
300-55-14:1/2
Alkoholizm, 1985 - 1989
[Alcoholism]
300-55-14:1/3
Areszt Tymczasowy, 1982 - 1989
[Provisional Custody]
300-55-14:1/4
Artykuł 132 KK, 1986
[Criminal clause on contacts with harmful elements]
300-55-14:1/5
Artykuł 194 KK, 1982
[Freedom of conscience]
300-55-14:1/6
Banicja, 1984
[Legal Banishment]
300-55-14:1/7
Bankowość, 1989 - 1993
[Reform of the banking system]
300-55-14:1/8
Bezrobocie, 1989 - 1993
[Unemployment]
300-55-14:1/9
Chłopi, 1988 - 1990
[Rural Solidarity]
300-55-14:1/10
“Czarne Listy” : Zwolnienia z pracy, 1983 - 1988
[Dismissals and employment bans]
Archival boxes #2
300-55-14:2/1
Demonopolizacja, 1989 - 1990
[Dismantling the structure of economic bureaucracy]
300-55-14:2/2
Ekonomia, 1980 - 1981
[Economic Reform]
300-55-14:2/3
Grzywny i Inflacja Prawa, 1983 - 1990
[Fines and legislative chaos resulting from overproduction of legal regulations]
300-55-14:2/4
Jawność procesów sądowych, 1985 - 1987
[On publicity of court trials]
300-55-14:2/5
Kara Śmierci, 1981 - 1989
[Capital Punishment]
300-55-14:2/6
Kolegia, 1971 - 1986
[Misdemeanor courts]
300-55-14:2/7
Kolegia, 1986 - 1992
[Misdemeanor courts]
Archival boxes #3
300-55-14:3/1
Księża: Chojnacki, Alfons, 1985 - 1992
[Pro-Solidarity priest from Southern Poland.]
300-55-14:3/2
Księża: Jancarz, Kazimierz, 1984 - 1986
[Pro-Solidarity priest from Nowa Huta.]
300-55-14:3/3
Księża: Nowak, Mieczysław, 1984 - 1986
[Pro-Solidarity priest.]
300-55-14:3/4
Księża: Zaleski, Tadeusz, 1985 - 1988
[Pro-Solidarity priest from Kraków.]
300-55-14:3/5
Księża: Zych, Sylwester (Sprawa sierżanta Z. Karosa), 1982 - 1993
[Pro-Solidarity priest involved in the death of the policeman Z. Karos, and died in mysterious circumstances.]
300-55-14:3/6
Księża: Procesy Księży, 1981 - 1988
[Trials of priests.]
300-55-14:3/7
Księża: Napaści, 1979 - 1991
[Assaults on priests]
300-55-14:3/8
Księża: Inni, 1986 - 1989
[Collective file on pro-Solidarity priests.]
Archival boxes #4
300-55-14:4/1
Kurowski, Stefan, 1988
[Testimony of a dissident economist.]
300-55-14:4/2
Labuda, Barbara, 1987
[Article about crisis of Solidarity.]
300-55-14:4/3
Lawina, Anatol, 1987
[Article on the political strategy of Solidarity in 1987.]
300-55-14:4/4
Nadużycia Psychiatrii, 1954 - 1989
[Abuses of psychiatric seclusion, includes the “manual” by Bukovsky and Gluzman.]
300-55-14:4/5
Niewidzialne Represje, 1984 - 1989
[Minor methods of intimidation and repression.]
300-55-14:4/6
Nowak, Leszek, 1981 - 1989
[A non-Marxist materialist philosopher from Poznań, banned from teaching.]
300-55-14:4/7
Ofiary Śmiertelne, 1982 - 1991
[Alleged murders of dissenters.]
300-55-14:4/8
Ograniczenie Wolności, 1978 - 1989
[The “suspension of civic rights” punishment.]
300-55-14:4/9
Opozycja/miejsca: Bełchatów, 1988
[Independent political activity by place]
300-55-14:4/10
Opozycja/miejsca: Kielce, 1983 - 1988
[Independent political activity by place]
300-55-14:4/11
Opozycja/miejsca: Konin, 1983 - 1988
[Independent political activity by place]
300-55-14:4/12
Opozycja/miejsca: Nowa Huta, 1980 - 1988
[Independent political activity by place]
300-55-14:4/13
Opozycja/miejsca: Poznań, 1983 - 1989
[Independent political activity by place]
300-55-14:4/14
Opozycja/miejsca: Wałbrzych, 1988 - 1989
[Independent political activity by place]
300-55-14:4/15
Opozycja/miejsca: Warszawa, 1983 - 1988
[Independent political activity by place]
300-55-14:4/16
Opozycja/miejsca: Wrocław, 1980 - 1989
[Independent political activity by place]
Archival boxes #5
300-55-14:5/1
Paszporty, 1983 - 1989
[Passports]
300-55-14:5/2
Patronat, 1981 - 1991
[Society for improvement of the conditions in Polish jails and help ordinary prisoners and ex-prisoners]
300-55-14:5/3
Pobicia, 1982 - 1989
[Beatings and other activities of the riot police, ZOMO]
300-55-14:5/4
Podatki, 1992
[Taxes]
300-55-14:5/5
Podsłuchy. Inwigilacja Korespondencji, 1982 - 1990
[Telephone tapping and correspondence reading]
300-55-14:5/6
Polityka Karna, 1980 - 1990
[Penal policy]
300-55-14:5/7
Porwania, 1984 - 1991
[Abductions]
Archival boxes #6
300-55-14:6/1
Prasa Podziemna, 1982 - 1989
[Independent press]
300-55-14:6/2
Prasa Podziemna, 1985 - 1989
[Independent press]
300-55-14:6/3
Prawo Cywilne, 1988
[Civil Law]
300-55-14:6/4
Prawo o Adwokaturze, 1982 - 1990
[Law on the legal profession]
300-55-14:6/5
Procedura Karna, 1981 - 1991
[Penal Procedure]
Archival boxes #7
300-55-14:7/1
Procesy Podziemia: Adamkiewicz Marek, 1987
[Political Trials]
300-55-14:7/2
Procesy Podziemia: Frasyniuk Władysław, 1982 - 1983
[Political Trials]
300-55-14:7/3
Procesy Podziemia: Proces Gdański, 1985
[Political Trials]
300-55-14:7/4
Procesy Podziemia: Goliński, Zygmunt, 1984 - 1985
[Political Trials]
300-55-14:7/5
Procesy Podziemia: Górnicy z Lublina “Bombowcy”, 1983 - 1987
[Political Trials]
300-55-14:7/6
Procesy Podziemia: Grabarczyk, Antoni, 1982 - 1985
[Political Trials]
300-55-14:7/7
Procesy Podziemia: Hinz Mariusz; Toczek Ryszard, 1985
[Political Trials]
300-55-14:7/8
Procesy Podziemia: MRKS, 1982 - 1989
[Political Trials]
300-55-14:7/9
Procesy Podziemia: Huta Katowice (Strajk Grudniowy), 1981 - 1989
[Political Trials]
300-55-14:7/10
Procesy Podziemia: Huta Katowice (1983), 1984 - 1985
[Political Trials]
300-55-14:7/11
Procesy Podziemia: Kostecki, Jan, 1986 - 1989
[Political Trials]
Archival boxes #8
300-55-14:8/1
Procesy Podziemia: Kubasiewicz, Ewa, 1982 - 1986
[Political Trials]
300-55-14:8/2
Procesy Podziemia: Lenkiewicz, Antoni, 1986 - 1987
[Political Trials]
300-55-14:8/3
Procesy Podziemia: Muszyński, Marek, 1983 - 1987
[Political Trials]
300-55-14:8/4
Procesy Podziemia: Narożny, Bohdan, 1987
[Political Trials]
300-55-14:8/5
Procesy Podziemia: Pałubicki, Janusz, 1983 - 1985
[Political Trials]
300-55-14:8/6
Procesy Podziemia: Podziemie Ziemi Świebodzińskiej, 1982 - 1987
[Political Trials]
300-55-14:8/7
Procesy Podziemia: Pyzio, Wiesław, 1985 - 1987
[Political Trials]
300-55-14:8/8
Procesy Podziemia: Radio “S”, 1982 - 1983
[Political Trials]
300-55-14:8/9
Procesy Podziemia: Rozpłochowski, Andrzej, 1983 - 1987
[Political Trials]
300-55-14:8/10
Procesy Podziemia: Szumiejko Eugeniusz, 1984 - 1987
[Political Trials]
300-55-14:8/11
Procesy Podziemia: Ursus, 1982
[Political Trials]
300-55-14:8/12
Prywatna Inicjatywa, 1988 - 1989
[Private Enterprise]
300-55-14:8/13
Recydywa, 1981 - 1988
[Relapse into crime]
300-55-14:8/14
Rewizje Nadzywczajne, 1984 - 1986
[Extraordinary judicial review]
300-55-14:8/15
Rewizje w Domach Prywatnych, 1982 - 1987
[House searches]
Archival boxes #9
300-55-14:9/1
Rolnictwo - Ogólnie, 1982 - 1992
[Agriculture]
300-55-14:9/2
Sabotaż, 1981 - 1989
[Sabotage]
300-55-14:9/3
Samorząd Robotniczy, 1976 - 1981
[Workers’ self-management]
300-55-14:9/4
Samorząd Terytorialny, 1989 - 1990
[Local self-government.]
300-55-14:9/5
Stokłosa, Henryk, 1989 - 1990
[Food market mogul, the only senator elected without Solidarity’s support in the 1989 elections.]
300-55-14:9/6
Szpiegostwo. Zdrada Ojczyzny, 1982 - 1992
[Espionage. High Treason]
300-55-14:9/7
Szumowski Maciej: Gazeta Krakowska, 1981 - 1986
[Editor of an official journal which became independent with emergence of Solidarity.]
300-55-14:9/8
Tajne Prawo, 1986
[Confidential directives]
300-55-14:9/9
Terroryzm, 1982 - 1987
[Terrorism]
Archival boxes #10
300-55-14:10/1
Umorzenia, 1983 - 1987
[Discontinuation of trials in opposition-related cases.]
300-55-14:10/2
Ustawa o MSW, 1985 - 1990
[Reform of the Ministry of Interior.]
300-55-14:10/3
Ustawa o Prokuraturze, 1985 - 1990
[Law on public prosecutor office]
300-55-14:10/4
Ustawa o Samorządzie i Przedsiębiorstwie, 1987
[Law on self-management in state enterprises]
300-55-14:10/5
Ustawa o Szczególnej Odpowiedzialności Karnej, 1984 - 1988
[Act on Special Criminal Liability (1985)]
300-55-14:10/6
Ustawa o Szkolnictwie Wyższym, 1983 - 1990
[Reform of Higher Education system]
Archival boxes #11
300-55-14:11/1
Więziennictwo, 1971 - 1980
[Penitentiary system, conditions in prisons, escapes, riots, etc.]
300-55-14:11/2
Więziennictwo, 1981
[Penitentiary system, conditions in prisons, escapes, riots, etc.]
300-55-14:11/3
Więziennictwo, 1982 - 1985
[Penitentiary system, conditions in prisons, escapes, riots, etc.]
300-55-14:11/4
Więziennictwo, 1986 - 1987
[Penitentiary system, conditions in prisons, escapes, riots, etc.]
300-55-14:11/5
Więziennictwo: Sprawa Kowalczyków, 1976 - 1983
[The case of Kowalczyk brothers.]
300-55-14:11/6
Więziennictwo: Więźniowie Polityczni, 1981 - 1990
[Political Prisoners]
Archival boxes #12
300-55-14:12/1
Zakłady Pracy, 1980 - 1991
[Clippings and wires from Ursus tractor factory in Warsaw and Gdańsk Shipyard, from Solidarity to Transition.]
300-55-14:12/2
Zaopatrzenie, 1981
[Shortages and rationing system.]
300-55-14:12/3
Zatrzymanie, 1982 - 1988
[Police detention.]
300-55-14:12/4
ZBOWiD, 1983 - 1989
[The war veterans' association ZBOWiD]
300-55-14:12/5
Żenczykowski, 1984 - 1985
[Transcripts from RFE program “Origins of People’s Poland” by Tadeusz Żenczykowski, former chief of propaganda bureau of the Home Army, later exiled in London.]