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HU OSA 429-3-2 Employment Agency and Research Institute on the Dismissed
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Employment Agency and Research Institute on the Dismissed
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Date(s)
1980 - 1981
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1 Archival boxes, 0.12 linear meters
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Csákó, Mihály
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In August 1980, thanks to the idea of, and active organization by, Mihály Hamburger, the MUKI (Munkaközvetítő iroda - Job Placement Office or Munka Után Kutató Iroda - Office Searching for Employment), or ironically, KUKI (Kirúgottak Után Kutató Intézet (Institute for the Search Of Dismissed people), an illegal, informal organization that provided information about income-generating opportunities, was created. Csákó played a leading role in the work of MUKI. It was open to everyone, but its primary goal was to provide information on intellectual work opportunities to those sympathetic to the opposition. However, later on, they also helped with job placements in physical work (e.g., hair salons). The organization's call was distributed by Csákó, Péter Ambrus, Pál Léderer, Ferenc Erős, Endre Sik, and Sándor Szilágyi, mainly through distributing leaflets, but it also spread informally by word of mouth. Radio Free Europe also broadcast their call.

The office operated for a year, and on September 1, 1981, during a house search for samizdat materials, the administrative materials were confiscated, but MUKI continued to operate in secrecy. The founding members of MUKI faced various forms of retaliation. For example, Csákó was unable to publish books under his own name.

The series contains the proposal to establish an information office for intellectual work opportunities,  and Mihály Csákó's complaint to the Budapest Prosecutor's Office regarding the return of documents confiscated during the house search.


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Not Expected
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Not Restricted
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Third party rights are to be cleared.
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Archivist's note
Arranged by Réka Heszterényi, Erzsébet Szöllősi, and Örs Lehel Tari. Described by Erzsébet Szöllősi. English translations by Judit Hegedüs and Iván Székely. October 31, 2023.
HU OSA 429-3-2 Employment Agency and Research Institute on the Dismissed
BookIconSeries Description
Context
Hierarchy
Statistics
Folders / Items
Identity Statement
Title
Employment Agency and Research Institute on the Dismissed
Identity Statement
Date(s)
1980 - 1981
Identity Statement
Description Level
Series
Identity Statement
Extent and medium (processed)
1 Archival boxes, 0.12 linear meters
Context
Name of creator(s)
Csákó, Mihály
Content and structure
Scope and content (narrative)

In August 1980, thanks to the idea of, and active organization by, Mihály Hamburger, the MUKI (Munkaközvetítő iroda - Job Placement Office or Munka Után Kutató Iroda - Office Searching for Employment), or ironically, KUKI (Kirúgottak Után Kutató Intézet (Institute for the Search Of Dismissed people), an illegal, informal organization that provided information about income-generating opportunities, was created. Csákó played a leading role in the work of MUKI. It was open to everyone, but its primary goal was to provide information on intellectual work opportunities to those sympathetic to the opposition. However, later on, they also helped with job placements in physical work (e.g., hair salons). The organization's call was distributed by Csákó, Péter Ambrus, Pál Léderer, Ferenc Erős, Endre Sik, and Sándor Szilágyi, mainly through distributing leaflets, but it also spread informally by word of mouth. Radio Free Europe also broadcast their call.

The office operated for a year, and on September 1, 1981, during a house search for samizdat materials, the administrative materials were confiscated, but MUKI continued to operate in secrecy. The founding members of MUKI faced various forms of retaliation. For example, Csákó was unable to publish books under his own name.

The series contains the proposal to establish an information office for intellectual work opportunities,  and Mihály Csákó's complaint to the Budapest Prosecutor's Office regarding the return of documents confiscated during the house search.


Content and structure
Accruals
Not Expected
Conditions of access and use
Conditions governing access
Not Restricted
Conditions of access and use
Conditions governing reproduction
Third party rights are to be cleared.
Description Control
Archivist's note
Arranged by Réka Heszterényi, Erzsébet Szöllősi, and Örs Lehel Tari. Described by Erzsébet Szöllősi. English translations by Judit Hegedüs and Iván Székely. October 31, 2023.