HU OSA 300-55-9 RFE Publications Based on Polish Underground Press

Identity statement

Reference code
HU OSA 300-55-9
Title
RFE Publications Based on Polish Underground Press
Date(s)
1977 - 1990
Description level
Series
Extent and medium (processed)
5 Archival box, 0.63 linear meters

Content and structure

Scope and Content (Abstract)
The series contains materials prepared by the RFE Polish Underground Publications Unit for use by the Polish Broadcasting Department (BD) in its daily 20-minute program on Polish Samizdat, as well as surveys and English translations of Polish Samizdat and materials for other BDs. The series contains three distinct types of material: - Polish Underground Extracts (PUE): Published from June 1984 to August 1986 (until April 1985 known as Polish Samizdat extracts) in English; contains translations of articles from Polish Samizdat; - Polish Independent Press Review (PIPR): continuation of PUE in a “situation report” format, published from September 1986 to November 1989 in English; it contains topical reviews of the contents of Polish Samizdat journals; - Polish Independent Press Summary (PIPS): published from September 1987 to July 1990 in Polish; contains copies of major articles, lists of contents from journals, and title pages of new books. Independently, the series includes a collection of Background Reports (BR) and Situation Reports that cover the topics related to the underground press and the democratic opposition. Within this collection, filed separately are the BRs that constitute a sort of “pre-history” of the RFE publications for the years 1977-1981, presenting press reviews of the Polish Samizdat contents from the pre-Solidarity period. To the best of our knowledge, the series represents the biggest and most comprehensive corpus of English-language sources for the study of Polish Samizdat and the Polish democratic opposition.
Accruals

Not expected

Conditions of access and use

Conditions governing access
Unknown
Languages
English, Polish
Call Number Description
Archival boxes #1
300-55-9:1/1
Polish Independent Press Review (PIPR) - Profiles of Major Independent Publications, 1987 - 1989
300-55-9:1/2
Polish Independent Press Review (PIPR) - Tables of Content, 1986 - 1989
300-55-9:1/3
Polish Independent Press Review (PIPR) 11-14, 1986
300-55-9:1/4
Polish Independent Press Review (PIPR) 1-5, 1987
300-55-9:1/5
Polish Independent Press Review (PIPR) 6-10, 1987
300-55-9:1/6
Polish Independent Press Review (PIPR) 1-6, 1988
300-55-9:1/7
Polish Independent Press Review (PIPR) 7-12, 1988
300-55-9:1/8
Polish Independent Press Review (PIPR) 1-7, 1989
Archival boxes #2
300-55-9:2/1
Polish Underground Extracts (PUE) - Tables of Content, 1984 - 1986
300-55-9:2/2
Polish Underground Extracts (PUE) 1-6, 1984
300-55-9:2/3
Polish Underground Extracts (PUE) 7-13, 1984
300-55-9:2/4
Polish Underground Extracts (PUE) 1-10, 1985
Archival boxes #3
300-55-9:3/1
Polish Underground Extracts (PUE) 11-18, 1985
300-55-9:3/2
Polish Underground Extracts (PUE) 1-10, 1986
300-55-9:3/3
Background Reports - Independent Press Reviews, 1977 - 1981
300-55-9:3/4
Related Background Reports, 1981
300-55-9:3/5
Related Situation Reports, 1981 - 1989
300-55-9:3/6
Other Related Documents, 1984 - 1989
Archival boxes #4
300-55-9:4/1
Polish Independent Press Summary (PIPS) 1-12, 1987
300-55-9:4/2
Polish Independent Press Summary (PIPS) 13-23, 1988
300-55-9:4/3
Polish Independent Press Summary (PIPS) 24-34, 1988
300-55-9:4/4
Polish Independent Press Summary (PIPS) 35-45, 1988
Archival boxes #5
300-55-9:5/1
Polish Independent Press Summary (PIPS) 46-55, 1989
300-55-9:5/2
Polish Independent Press Summary (PIPS) 56-71, 1989
300-55-9:5/3
Polish Independent Press Summary (PIPS) 72-75, 1990