HU OSA 416 Gábor Magos Personal Papers

Identity statement

Reference code
HU OSA 416
Gábor Magos Personal Papers
1925 - 1999
Description level
Extent and medium (estimated)
6 archival boxes 3 audio cassettes 2 CD-ROMs 23 books
Extent and medium (processed)
2 Archival boxes, 0.25 linear meters


Name of creator(s)
Magos, Gábor
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.

Content and structure

Scope and Content (Abstract)
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.

Not expected

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.
English, French, German, Hungarian
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Duplicates were removed during the physical rearrangement.

Allied materials

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.