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Inventory of the Stanisław Ciosek papers
2017C44  
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Description
Correspondence, memoirs, other writings, notes, memoranda and reports relating to negotiations for transition of Poland from a communist to a non-communist regime, and to Polish relations with the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia.
Background
Stanisław Ciosek was born in 1939 in a village in central Poland, where both of his parents were school teachers with progressive leanings. At twenty he joined the communist Polish United Workers Party, and two years later completed a degree in economics. His first party work assignment was in the Polish Students’ Association, the only government-sanctioned organization for academic youth. He led that organization until the age of thirty-six, when the party found another position for him: the chairmanship of the party and provincial regional government of Jelenia Góra, in the southwestern corner of the country near the Czech and East German borders. Ciosek did well in his assignment and in 1980 was promoted to membership in the Central Committee of the party and transferred to Warsaw.
Extent
7 manuscript boxes (2.7 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research.