Joseph Retinger Archive

About Joseph Retinger Archive

Is an interesting archival collection comprising mainly correspondence and materials on the activities of the Central and Eastern European Commission of the European Movement in the late '50s, the '60s and '70s. The collection was scanned and full-text document are available in Archiwum Retingera, please note that the interface of this database is in Polish only. Original documents are kept in the Information Services Department (Library Building, 3rd floor, room 310).

About documents

In May 2004, thanks to the efforts of Professor Stanisław Miklaszewski, Cracow Academy of Economics received valuable archive collection of documents left by Joseph Jerome Retinger and his secretary John Pomian. It consists mainly of correspondence and materials on the activities of the Central and East European Commission of the European Movement in the late 50s and the 60s and 70s.

These materials have been indexed and made available by the Information Services Department of the CUE Main Library. The collection was scanned and full-text documents are available in Archiwum Retingera database. Among them you can find truly visionary ideas, especially given the geopolitical reality of those times and see how much effort it took to reach the public awareness and prominent politicians of western countries with the message about the need to cooperate and slowly include Central and Eastern Europe countries in the European integration process.

Rules regarding access to documents

  1. Originals of the documents that can be found in the Joseph Retinger Archive database are stored in the Information Department of the CUE Main Library.
  2. The full text database is freely available on the Internet.
  3. Access to original documents is possible for those affiliated with academic institutions after completing this (form).
  4. Original documents can be viewed one at a time, exceptions are made for the documents with the same inventory number.
  5. Photocopying, scanning or photographing of documents is not allowed.
  6. Persons affiliated with academic institutions (see paragraph 3) may obtain copies of selected documents in their digital form.
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