Baylor University, Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society

Czechoslovakia Subject Files, Inclusive: 1946-2004, undated, Bulk: 1977-1989



Collection Summary

Creator Keston Institute, 1969-present
Title Czechoslovakia Subject Files
Dates: Inclusive: 1946-2004, undated, Bulk: 1977-1989
Quantity: 34 A4 document boxes.
Language of the Material Czech, Slovak, English, French, German, Russian, and Polish
Repository Baylor University, The Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society
One Bear Place #97308, Waco, TX , US

Biography/Profile

Keston College, originally founded in 1969 as the Center for the Study of Religion and Communism with the named changed to Keston College in 1974, collected and publicized details about religious persecution behind the Iron Curtain, becoming “the voice of the voiceless.” After the collapse of communism in the 1990s, Keston College moved to Oxford and downsized due to decreased funding. The name eventually changed to Keston Institute. In 2007, the Institute transferred the Keston Archive and Library to the newly created Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society at Baylor University.

Keston collected, verified, translated, and disseminated information received from believers in the Soviet Union, Poland, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and other communist countries. The Keston Archive and Library housed numerous letters, petitions, reports and underground publications (Samizdat) from believers of various denominations along with officially published books and periodicals.

From the beginning of the post-World War II period until approximately 2004, Keston obtained materials documenting the religious and political climate and persecution in Czechoslovakia, a country that obtained independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire and existed from 1918-1992. From 1938-1945, Nazi Germany occupied Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union controlled the country from 1948-1989. On January 1, 1993, Czechoslovakia peacefully separated into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

In 1918, Czechoslovakia brought together the historic lands of Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia with Tomas Masaryk elected the first president. However, the leaders of Great Britain, France, Italy and GermanyDLNeville Chamberlain, Edouard Daladier, Benito Mussolini, and Adolf HitlerDLsigned the Munich Agreement in September 1938. The document passed control of the border areas of Czechoslovakia known as Sudetenland to Hitler’s Germany. Because the Czechs had aligned themselves militarily with France and Britain, the event is sometimes referred to as “About us, without us!” and led to significant oppression.

Although many believed the country would recover its freedom following WW II, the “Victorious February” or “Czech Coup” dashed those hopes for more than 40 years. On February, 28, 1948, the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia took total control, leading to religious, political, economic and cultural repression and the need for Keston’s efforts in collecting, documenting, and disseminating information about the situation.

The 1950’s may have been the most depressive decade in the post-war period. Collectivization, nationalization, elimination of private business, political repression and religious persecution led to general fear. Opponents of the regime were forced to emigrate, intimidated, or silenced like political leader Dr. Milada Horáková who was executed and priest Josef Toufar who was tortured to his death. Many died or languished in prison.

With Nikita Khrushchev’s assent to power in the USSR during the 1960’s, change occurred in Czechoslovakia as well, bringing modern ideas, societal transformation and political liberalization. The brief liberalization period that began on January 5 and ended on August 21, 1968, became known as Prague Spring. Alexander Dubček, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, introduced “socialism with a human face” that promised to improve overall living conditions. However, on August 21, 1968, Warsaw Pact countries led by the Soviet Union invaded the country “to save the socialism” be stopping reform, consolidating Communist power, and increasing oppression.

The Soviets remained in power for 21 years with Czechoslovakia becoming one of the most progressive and repressive countries in Europe during the 1970’s and 1980’s. Normalization, sometimes named Husákism after President Gustáv Husák, occurred during the 1970’s and included steps and actions following the violent suppression of the Prague Spring. These actions included purges of the Communist Party, restoration of censorship, and elimination of associations and organizations. The first increased expression of resistance against the regime took place with an informal civic initiative called Charter 77. Members such as Václav Havel and Pavel Kohout drafted a human rights document, but the regime considered spreading the text of the document a political crime resulting in persecution.

In 1989, as democratization spread under Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, mass demonstrations occurred in Prague from November 17 through late December, 1989, and led to the Velvet Revolution which ended Communist rule, returned democracy, and allowed the re-emergence of religious freedom. Former dissident Václav Havel became the country’s president, and in free elections held in June 1990, non-communist candidates won by large majorities.


Scope and Content

Czechoslovakia subject files consist of newspaper clippings, bibliographic references, handwritten notes, correspondence, research papers, manuscripts, church and secular publications, reports on issues of religion and atheism, and religious dissidents in Czechoslovakia, and Czech and Slovak Samizdat (underground publications).

The materials cover a period from 1946 to 2004 with the bulk from 1977 to 1989. The most notable topics include, but are not limited to, Charter 77, Prague Spring (1968), and the Velvet Revolution (1989). Some materials pertain to a period following the peaceful separation of Czechoslovakia into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993.


Arrangement

Keston Center received most of the Czechoslovakia materials already arranged in specific categories and denominations. This original filing system has been preserved. The Czechoslovakia materials received by Keston Center in no particular order are arranged thematically and chronologically.
Currently, the Czechoslovakia Subject Files are arranged in two series: I. General and II. Denominational Materials.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

All requests for copying of materials must be submitted to the Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society in writing. Please use the Request Form for Copying Materials sheet. Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator (s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

The collection is open for research

Physical Description

General condition: Average.


Index Terms

Atheism -- Czechoslovakia.
Christianity -- Czechoslovakia.
Christianity and atheism.
Christians -- Czechoslovakia.
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Correspondence.
Czechoslovakia -- Church history.
Czechoslovakia -- History -- 1968-1989.
Czechoslovakia -- History -- Intervention, 1968.
Czechoslovakia -- History -- Velvet Revolution, 1989.
Freedom of religion -- Czechoslovakia.
Human rights movements -- Czechoslovakia.
Keston College -- Archives.
Keston Institute -- Archives.
Persecution -- Czechoslovakia.
Political persecution -- Czechoslovakia.
Propaganda, Communist -- Czechoslovakia.
Religious education -- Czechoslovakia.
Samizdat.
Underground literature -- Czechoslovakia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Czechoslovakia Subject Files, Box #, Folder #, Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society, Baylor University

Acquisition Information

Accession No. 1.

Processing Information

Described by Larisa Seago. Released on 2016-03-10.

Archivist's Notes: The Keston Center is grateful to Alice Lunakova for her assistance in processing the Czechoslovakia subject files and in preparing this finding aid.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Title General 1946-2001, undated

Administrative Information
Physical Description
General condition: Average.
Biography/Profile
General Czechoslovakia subject files contain materials on religious persecution, human rights activity, state religious policies, atheist propaganda, communist ideology, and political dissidents, including Carter 77, 1968 Soviet invasion, and peaceful separation of Czechoslovakia into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993.
Acquisition Information
Accession No. 1.
box folder
1 1 Title History 1973-1988
2 Title History (WW II Period) 1983-1988
3 Title History (Collapse of Communism) 1980-1990
4 Title History (Communist Period) 1969-1989
5 Title Individuals: Hathaway, David 1972-1975
6 Title Individuals: Komensky, Jan Amos 1970-1988
7 Title Individuals: Masaryk, Jan 1968-1969
8 Title State Government, Nationhood 1973-1984
9 Title Census-Citizenship-Population 1982-1988
10 Title National Identity 1980-1987
11 Title National Minorities 1963-2001
12 Title Nationality Policies 1976-1989
13 Title Government 1976-1990
14 Title Elections 1976-1988
15 Title Individuals 1977-1989
16 Title Policies 1987-1989
17 Title State Administration 1978-1988
18 Title Military Affairs-Defense 1978-2001
19 Title Espionage 1969-1986
box folder
2 1 Title Emigration 1976-1988
2 Title Statistics 1968-1982
3 Title Law-Constitution undated
4 Title Constitution 1978-1989
5 Title Church and State 1977-1990
6 Title Basic Rights-Freedom 1977-1996
7 Title Law 1964-1989
8 Title Crime 1977-1989
9 Title State Police-State Security Organization 1977-1985
10 Title Prisons-Labor Camp 1968-1988
11 Title Prisons and Religion 1977-1987
12 Title Censorship 1968-1982
13 Title Oppressive Practices 1978-1989
14 Title Political Trials (1 of 2) 1972 -1982
15 Title Political Trials (2 of 2) 1973 -1982
box folder
3 1 Title Political Imprisonment (1 of 2) 1972-1983
2 Title Political Imprisonment (2 of 2) 1984-1987
3 Title Expulsion of Own Nations 1980
4 Title Misuse of Psychiatry 1977-1988
5 Title International Relations (Austria, Federal Republic of Germany, France, Great Britain, United States) 1962-2002
6 Title International Relations (USSR) 1968-1987
7 Title Foreign Policy 1976-1989
8 Title Foreign-Visas-Smuggling-Personal Contacts 1963-1989
9 Title Expulsion of Foreigners From the Country 1978-1988
10 Title Peaceful Co-existence-Detente Exchanging 1976-1977
11 Title Helsinki Agreement 1976-1986
12 Title Madrid Conference 1979-1980
box folder
4 1 Title Pronouncements-Western reactions-Interventions 1962-1989
2 Title International Incidents 1976-1985
3 Title Contacts with International Organizations 1978-1988
4 Title UN and UN Specialized Agencies 1980-1987
5 Title Amnesty International 1977-1981
6 Title Contacts with Émigré Circles Abroad-Citizens Abroad 1978-1983
7 Title Peace Activities 1978-1988
8 Title World Assembly for Peace (Prague 1983) 1983-1984
9 Title Visits General 1977-1989
10 Title Dissidents-Protests-Illegal Activities 1976-1989
11 Title General References to Above Subjects (followed by year) 1968-1984
box folder
5 1 Title Individuals 1975-1999
2 Title Individuals: Battek, Rudolf 1980-1981
3 Title Individuals: Fidelius, Peter 1981-1984
4 Title Individuals: Havel, Vaclav 1966-1999
5 Title Individuals: Havel, Vaclav (Writings) 1976-1989
6 Title Individuals: Hutka, Jaroslav 1978-1979
7 Title Individuals: Kyncl, Karel 1983-1984
8 Title Individuals: Lederer, Jiri 1978-1983
9 Title Individuals: Lis, Ladislav 1980-1985
10 Title Individuals: Palach, Jan 1978-1984
11 Title Individuals: Patocka, Jan 1977-1987
12 Title Individuals: Racek, Vaclav undated
box folder
6 1 Title Individuals: Tesar, Jan 1977-1980
2 Title Individuals: Tomin, Julius 1978-1995
3 Title Protest-Discussions-Demonstrations 1977-1989
4 Title Czech Helsinki Committee 1995-1996
5 Title Charter 77 (Czech) (1 of 3) 1982-1989
6 Title Charter 77 (Czech) (2 of 3) 1977-1985
box folder
7 1 Title Charter 77 (Czech) (3 of 3) 1977-1985
2 Title Charter 77 (English) (May 77) (1 of 2) 1977-1989
3 Title Charter 77 (English) (May 77) (2 of 2) 1977-1985
4 Title Charter 77 (1 of 2) 1977-1989
5 Title Charter 77 (2 of 2) 1977-1987
box folder
8 1 Title Charter 77 (English) (Jan. - Apr. 1977) (1 of 2) 1977-1989
2 Title Charter 77 (English) (Jan. - Apr. 1977) (2 of 2) 1977
3 Title Charter 77 (other languages) 1977-1987
4 Title Charter 77 ( Russian ) 1977-1985
5 Title Civil Liberty Movement 1988-1989
6 Title Imprisoned Dissidents-House Searches-Protests Against State Police 1978-1989
7 Title Charter 77 and Religion 1977-1986
8 Title Jokes-Cartoons 1969-1988
box folder
9 1 Title VONS 1977-1988
2 Title Defections 1963-1986
3 Title Contacts with Foreigners 1977-1989
4 Title Samizdat Miscellany undated
5 Title Publications 1979-1985
6 Title Samizdat Monographs, Anthologies, etc. 1980-1982
7 Title Sbornik Milana Jankovicovi k padesatinam-Collection of M. Jankovic for the fiftieth birthday 1979
8 Title International Peace Seminar (Prague 1988) 1988
9 Title Dissident Politics, Philosophy-Study groups 1980-1998
10 Title Dissident Cultural Activity 1980-1988
11 Title Dissident Youth Students 1980-1989
12 Title Czechoslovakian help to Ethiopia 1985-1986
13 Title Religion (1 of 2) 1967-2001
box folder
10 1 Title Religion (2 of 2) 1967-2001
2 Title Religion-General Interdenominational 1961-1988, undated
3 Title Religion-History-1968 1968-1987, undated
4 Title Religion-History (Samizdat writings) 1983-1989
5 Title Ecumenical Movement 1960-2001
box folder
11 1 Title World Council of Churches 1978-1988
2 Title Law and Religion 1971-2002
3 Title Conversions 1977-1978
4 Title Defection from Faith 1977-1987
5 Title Religion and Peace 1965-1989
6 Title Christian Peace Conference 1968-1989
7 Title Religion Abroad 1977-1988
8 Title Visits (Interdenominational) 1977-1987
9 Title Official Religious Publications 1976-1984
10 Title Oppressive Practices Relating to Religious Activities 1975-1980
11 Title Defection-Emigration on Religious Grounds 1983
12 Title Relating to Religious Underground Activities 1975-1989
13 Title Religious Revival 1966-1990
14 Title Monasticism 1974-1980
15 Title Theology-Philosophy, etc. 1983-1989
16 Title Religion and Science 1962
17 Title Religion and Official Pronouncements 1976-1987
18 Title Theological Education 1977-1978, 1989
box folder
12 1 Title Statistics 1966-1986
2 Title Religious Radio Broadcasts 1987
3 Title Religion and Culture 1977-1998
4 Title Bible 1946-1989
5 Title Religion-Art-Music-Culture 1989
6 Title Religion and Youth and Children 1974-1988
7 Title Sociology of Religion 1969-1984
8 Title Atheism 1966-1984 (mostly 1970s)
9 Title History of atheism 1977
10 Title Individuals 1977
11 Title Atheists Propaganda (general) 1976, 1977
12 Title Atheism in Education, Schools, Colleges, etc. 1976-1977
13 Title Atheism in Youth and Children Organizations 1975, 1982-1984
14 Title Atheism in Press 1974, 1977
15 Title Atheist Books and Publications 1976-1985
16 Title Atheist Cults-Atheist Corners, etc. 1978
17 Title Training in Atheist Work, Schools-Seminars on Atheism-Conferences 1964, 1976
18 Title Scientific Atheism-Philosophy of Atheism 1972-1981
19 Title Training in Atheist Work-Schools-Seminars on Atheism-Conferences 1977
20 Title Methods of Atheist Work 1977-1978
21 Title Criticism of Atheist Work 1977-1984
22 Title Atheism in Youth and Children Organizations 1978
23 Title Ideology-Philosophy-Communism-Morality 1976-1988
24 Title Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (C.P.C.) 1977-1987
25 Title History of C.P.C 1976-1987
26 Title Party Congresses-Party Decisions 1976-1988
27 Title Contacts with Other Communist and Related Parties 1976-1988
28 Title Mass Organizations-National Fronts, etc. 1977
29 Title Purges-Ideological Deviations 1976, 1982
box folder
13 1 Title Individual Communists and Ideologists 1976-1989
2 Title Individual Communists and Ideologists: Dubcek, Alexander 1970-1992
3 Title Individual Communists and Ideologists: Husak, Gustav 1971-1987
4 Title Individual Communists and Ideologists: Svoboda, Ludvik 1979
5 Title Communism (General) 1966-1978
6 Title Communism and Christianity 1950-1977
7 Title Ideology (General) 1963-1973
8 Title Ideology (General) 1973-1978
9 Title Proletarian Internationalism 1977
10 Title Ideological Propaganda Work-Education 1975-1987
11 Title Ideological Differences with Communist Countries and Parties 1978, 1980-1981
12 Title Ideological Differences with Communist Parties in the West 1977-1978
13 Title Ideological Differences with the West 1987
14 Title Ideological Propaganda from the West 1973-1978
15 Title Ideological and Religious Broadcasts from the West 1980-1987
16 Title Ideological Broadcast: Radio Liberty-Free Europe 1976-1987
17 Title Ideological Broadcast: Voice of America 1989
18 Title Ideological Broadcast: Transworld Radio 1989
19 Title Ideological Broadcast: Various Stations 1984-1989
20 Title Ideological Press and Publications in the West 1975-1987
21 Title Philosophy-Marxism/Marxism-Leninism 1977-1984
22 Title Ethics 1983
box folder
14 1 Title Morality 1987
2 Title Émigrés (living abroad) 1976-1979
3 Title Ideology and Art-Ideology and Culture 1977-1987
4 Title Prague Spring 1968-1989
5 Title Soviet Invasion 1968 (1 of 4) 1968-1989
6 Title Soviet Invasion 1968 (2 of 4) 1968-1989
7 Title Soviet Invasion 1968 (3 of 4) 1968-1989
8 Title Soviet Invasion 1968 (4 of 4) 1968-1989
9 Title Agriculture 1963-1987
10 Title Economy 1976-1989
11 Title Labor 1977-1978
12 Title Education 1969-1989
13 Title Educational Institutions and Programs 1977-1980
14 Title Students 1977
15 Title Geography 1983
16 Title Ecology 1984-1989
17 Title Science 1978
box folder
15 1 Title Statistics 1966-1982
2 Title Health, Leisure, Sport, Tourism (General) 1988-1989
3 Title Health 1975-1987
4 Title Psychology 1962
5 Title Tourism (1 of 2) 1964-1995
6 Title Tourism (2 of 2) 1964-1996
7 Title Holidays-Leisure 1969, 2001
8 Title Sport 1977-2000
9 Title Information Services-TV-Press-Radio 1984
10 Title National Information Services (General) 1985-1987
11 Title Television 1987-1989
12 Title Press 1966-1987
13 Title Journalists-Journalist Professional Bodies 1977-1987
14 Title Radio and Broadcasting 1968-1981
15 Title Culture 1967-1987
16 Title Theatre-Opera-Ballet 1965-1987
17 Title Cinema 1977-1987
18 Title Museums-Exhibitions 1981-1989
19 Title Cultural Trends 1979-1981
20 Title Literature 1966-1984
21 Title Individual Publications 1980-1989
22 Title Individual Writers 1977-1998
23 Title Individual Writers: Kohout, Pavel 1978-1979
24 Title Individual Writers: Kundera, Milan 1977-1996
25 Title Individual Writers: Seifert, Jaroslav 1977-1986
26 Title Individual Writers: Vaculik, Ludwik 1967-1989
27 Title Statistics 1987
28 Title Arts-Architecture-Music 1983-1989
29 Title Music 1972-2001
30 Title Art: Sculpture-Painting 1962-1986
31 Title Unofficial Art 1977-1987
32 Title Architecture Restoration 1976-1989
box folder
16 1 Title Women 1976-1987
2 Title Children-Youth 1977
3 Title Youth 1966-1984
4 Title Party Youth Organization 1977-1987
5 Title Patterns of Youth Behavior (fashion, long hair) 1977-1988
6 Title Youth Delinquency 1977-1985
7 Title Society-Family-Everyday Life 1979-1987
8 Title Social Problems 1964-1989
9 Title Family 1965-1975
10 Title Family Problems 1973-1989
11 Title Parental Rights 1977-1988
12 Title Everyday Life 1967-1984
13 Title Statistics 1977-1989
14 Title Social Services-Class Structure-Sociology 1986
15 Title Visual Material 1964-1978



Title Denominational 1961-2004, undated

Administrative Information
Physical Description
General condition: Average.
Biography/Profile
Denominational Czechoslovakia subject files contain categories similar to the general subject files with the focus on a particular denomination and individual prosecution cases of believers and clergy.
Acquisition Information
Accession No. 1.
box folder
16 16 Title Adventist Church 1979-2002
17 Title Individual Adventists: Korinek family (1 of 2) 1984-1989
18 Title Individual Adventists: Korinek family (2 of 2) 1984-1990
19 Title Baptist Church 1967-1988
box folder
17 1 Title Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren (ECCB) (Presbyterian) (1 of 3) 1964-1989
2 Title Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren (ECCB) (Presbyterian) (2 of 3) 1968-1989
3 Title Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren (ECCB) (Presbyterian) (3 of 3) 1968-1989
4 Title Individual ECCB Members 1976-1988
5 Title Individual ECCB Members: Brezina, Ales 1980
6 Title Individual ECCB Members: Komrakova, Bozena, Prof. 1978-1982
7 Title Individual ECCB Members: Litomisky, Jan 1981-1987
8 Title Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren Administration 1977-1988
9 Title Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren-State-Law 1988
10 Title Oppressive Practices Relating to ECCB Religious Activity 1976-1989
11 Title Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren Life 1978-1987
12 Title ECCB Clergy-Priesthood 1969-1990
13 Title ECCB Clergy: Balaban, Milan 1983
14 Title ECCB Clergy: Bisek, Tomas 1977-1989
box folder
18 1 Title ECCB Clergy: Dus, Jan (1 of 2) 1972-1989
2 Title ECCB Clergy: Dus, Jan (2 of 2) 1964-1988
3 Title ECCB Clergy: Hejdanek, Ladislav (1 of 2) 1977
4 Title ECCB Clergy: Hejdanek, Ladislav (2 of 2) 1977-1988
5 Title ECCB Clergy: Kejr, Vaclav 1976, 1977, 1989
6 Title ECCB Clergy: Keller, Jan 1981-1986
7 Title ECCB Clergy: Lojek, Miloslav 1978
8 Title ECCB Clergy: Rejchrt, Milos 1971-1987
box folder
19 1 Title ECCB Clergy: Simsa, Jan 1977-1986
2 Title ECCB Clergy: Trojan, Jakub (1 of 2) 1975-2001
3 Title ECCB Clergy: Trojan, Jakub (2 of 2) 1968-1983
4 Title ECCB Activities Disapproved by the State: Protests 1977-1985
5 Title ECCB Theology-Philosophy-Education-Ethics 1977-1978
6 Title ECCB Statistics 1977-1980
7 Title ECCB Peace Activities 1983-1984
box folder
34 15 Title Evangelical Church 1971-1987
box folder
19 8 Title Hare Krishna 1985-1986
9 Title Czechoslovak Hussite Church 1972-1989
10 Title Jehovah's Witnesses 1955-1985
box folder
20 1 Title Judaism (1 of 3) 1968-1985
2 Title Judaism (2 of 3) 1964-2002
3 Title Judaism (3 of 3) 1968-1973, 1976-1982, 1990
4 Title Lutheran Church 1959-2001
5 Title Methodist Church 1966-1988
6 Title New Apostolic Church 1965, 1989
7 Title Old Catholic Church 1972-1979
8 Title Orthodox Church (1 of 2) 1967-2000
9 Title Orthodox Church (2 of 2) 1978-1981, 1985
box folder
21 1 Title Pentecostal Church 1973-1989
2 Title Protestant Church 1961-1988
3 Title Quakers 1970
4 Title Reformed Church 1965-1990
5 Title Roman Catholic/Czech Catholic Church (1 of 4) 1959-1997
6 Title Roman Catholic/Czech Catholic Church (2 of 4) 1970-1983
7 Title Roman Catholic/Czech Catholic Church (3 of 4) 1968-1978
8 Title Roman Catholic/Czech Catholic Church (4 of 4) 1963-1968, 1978, 1980-1983
9 Title Individual Catholics 1979-1995
10 Title Individual Catholics: Adamek Frantisek 1986-1987
11 Title Individual Catholics: Adamek Josef 1984-1989
box folder
22 1 Title Individual Catholics: Benda, Vaclav 1979-1999
2 Title Individual Catholics: Benda, Vaclav (writings) (1 of5) 1978-1985
3 Title Individual Catholics: Benda, Vaclav (writings) (2 of 5) 1979-1980
4 Title Individual Catholics: Benda, Vaclav (writings) (3 of 5) 1982
5 Title Individual Catholics: Benda, Vaclav (writings) (4 of 5) 1982
6 Title Individual Catholics: Benda, Vaclav (writings) (5 of 5) 1983
7 Title Individual Catholics: Carnogursky, Jan and Carnogursky Pavel 1980-1991
8 Title Individual Catholics: Deml, Jakub 1980-1985
box folder
23 1 Title Individual Catholics: Fuchs, Jiri 1983
2 Title Individual Catholics: Janat, Bohumir 1980, 1985
3 Title Individual Catholics: Kotrla, Iva 1984-1988
4 Title Individual Catholics: Kotrla, Iva (writings) (1 of 3) 1984-1989, undated
5 Title Individual Catholics: Kotrla, Iva (writings) (2 of 3) 1970-1985, undated
6 Title Individual Catholics: Kotrla, Iva (writings) (3 of 3) 1980, undated
7 Title Individual Catholics: Krizkova, Marie 1978-1983
box folder
24 1 Title Individual Catholics: Maly, Radomir 1979, 1984
2 Title Individual Catholics: Medek, Ivan 1978
3 Title Individual Catholics: Micianova, Jana 1983-1985
4 Title Individual Catholics: Navratil, Augustin (1 of 2) 1985-1989
5 Title Individual Catholics: Navratil, Augustin (2 of 2) 1978-1987
6 Title Individual Catholics: Neubauer, Zdenek 1979-1984
7 Title Individual Catholics: Palous, Radim 1980-1985
8 Title Individual Catholics: Pavlicek, Jan 1978-1979
9 Title Individual Catholics: Pospichal, Petr 1960, 1986-1989
box folder
25 1 Title Individual Catholics: Rompf, Matej 1981-1982
2 Title Individual Catholics: Rotrekl, Zdenek (1 of 2) 1978-1985
3 Title Individual Catholics: Rotrekl, Zdenek (2 of 2) 1943-1980
4 Title Individual Catholics: Soukup, Karel 1977-1982
5 Title Individual Catholics: Svacek, Miloslav 1978-1982
6 Title Individual Catholics: Tomek, Jaroslav 1981-1982
7 Title Individual Catholics: Mrtvy, Michal 1986-1987
8 Title Catholic Church Administration 1987
9 Title Individual Catholic Churches 1985-1987
10 Title Catholic Canon Law 1989
11 Title Catholic Church Finances 1985
12 Title Catholic Bishops' Synod 1979, 1987
13 Title Catholic Dioceses 1977-1988
14 Title Catholic Church-State-Law 1978-1982
15 Title Catholic Church-State Relations 1977-1999
16 Title Catholic Church and Legislation 1988
17 Title Catholic Church and Council for Religious Affairs 1984-1989
18 Title Reopening (Opening) of (New) Catholic Churches 1985-1989
19 Title Catholic Church. Commendation in Secular Press 1988
box folder
26 1 Title Oppressive Practices Relating to Catholic Religious Activities 1980-1989
2 Title Catholic Church. Harassment, Surveillance, etc. 1981-1981988
3 Title Catholic Church. Physical Assault, Murder 1981-1988
4 Title Catholic Church. Disruption of Meetings-Denial of Rights to Assemble 1981-1988
5 Title Catholic Church. Fines 1985-1989
6 Title Catholic Church. Interrogations 1979-1988
7 Title Catholic Church. Trials 1979-1989
8 Title Catholic Church. Imprisonment, Arrests (1 of 3) 1978-1999
9 Title Catholic Church. Imprisonment, Arrests (2 of 3) 1980-1988
10 Title Catholic Church. Imprisonment, Arrests (3 of 3) 1982-1987
11 Title State Interference in Catholic Church Affairs 1967-1989
box folder
27 1 Title State Interference in Affairs of Catholic Clergy and Hierarchy 1981-1989
2 Title State Interference in Catholic Church Affairs: Religious & Theological Education 1981-1989
3 Title Catholic Church. Discrimination in Employment 1981-1988
4 Title Catholic Church. Trial of Prague Six 1986-1987
5 Title Catholic Church. Discrimination in Education 1982-1988
6 Title Catholic Church. Misuse of Psychiatry 1983-1989
7 Title Catholic Church. Attacks in the Media 1979-1989
8 Title Catholic Church. House Searches, Confiscations 1981-1988
9 Title Catholic Church Life 1975-1988
10 Title Catholic Festivals and Anniversaries 1979-1989
11 Title Catholic Canonization and Beautification 1989
12 Title Catholic Pilgrimages 1979-1989
13 Title Catholic Church. First Methodius celebration 1985 1984-1988
14 Title Catholic Parish Life 1988-1989
15 Title Official Catholic Church Publications 1977-1987
box folder
28 1 Title Catholic Revival 1968-1988
2 Title Catholic Monasticism (1 of 2) 1975-1984
3 Title Catholic Monasticism (2 of 2) 1985-1998
4 Title Catholic Clergy-Priesthood 1977-1998
5 Title Catholic Hierarchy 1977-1989
6 Title Catholic Ordination, Election, etc. 1976-1989
7 Title Catholic Clergy 1975-2000
8 Title Catholic Clergy: Barta, Josef 1979-1983
9 Title Catholic Clergy: Beran, Josef 1965-1969, 1980
10 Title Catholic Clergy: Coufal, Premysl 1981-2004
11 Title Catholic Clergy: Dolista, Joseph 1982-1983
12 Title Catholic Clergy: Feranec, Josef 1985-1988
box folder
29 1 Title Catholic Clergy: Formanek, Oskar 1979-1983
2 Title Catholic Clergy: Gabris, Julius 1977-1987
3 Title Catholic Clergy: Hlozanka, Radim 1981-1987
4 Title Catholic Clergy: Jakubec, Josef 1980
5 Title Catholic Clergy: Javorsky, Stefan 1975-1987
6 Title Catholic Clergy: Kordik, Josef 1981
7 Title Catholic Clergy: Korec, Jan 1968-1988
8 Title Catholic Clergy: Labuda, Josef 1980-1982
9 Title Catholic Clergy: Lizna, Frantisek (1 of 4) 1977-1988
10 Title Catholic Clergy: Lizna, Frantisek (2 of 4) 1979-1988
11 Title Catholic Clergy: Lizna, Frantisek (3 of 4) 1980-1982
box folder
30 1 Title Catholic Clergy: Lizna, Frantisek (4 of 4) 1980-1982
2 Title Catholic Clergy: Madr, Oto undated
3 Title Catholic Clergy: Maly, Vaclav 1980-1989
4 Title Catholic Clergy: Povala, Gabriel 1980-1981
5 Title Catholic Clergy: Tkac, Alojz 1975-1978
6 Title Catholic Clergy: Tomasek, Frantisek (1 of 2) 1977-1992
7 Title Catholic Clergy: Tomasek, Frantisek (2 of 2) 1968-1985
8 Title Catholic Clergy: Trochta, Stepan, Card 1974-1985
9 Title Catholic Clergy: Trstensky , Victor 1975-1986
10 Title Catholic Clergy: Zlamal, Vojtech Ales 1980-1983
box folder
31 1 Title Catholic Clergy: Zvernia Josef (1 of 2) 1970-1984
2 Title Catholic Clergy: Zvernia Josef (2 of 2) 1984-1989
3 Title Catholic Church. Pacem in Terris (1 of 3) 1967-1979
4 Title Catholic Church. Pacem in Terris (2 of 3) 1980-1983
5 Title Catholic Church. Pacem in Terris (3 of 3) 1984-1989
6 Title Catholic Church. Katolcke noviny 1981-1987
7 Title Working and Living Conditions of Catholic Clergy 1988
8 Title Catholic Clergy-Priesthood Statistics 1985-1988
9 Title Catholic Church. International Contacts-Aid-Solidarity 1976-1989
box folder
32 1 Title Catholic Church. International Contacts: Vatican (1 of 2) 1964-1982
2 Title Catholic Church. International Contacts: Vatican (2 of 2) 1983-1989
3 Title Catholic Church. Western Reactions 1981-1989
4 Title Catholic Church. Visits Abroad 1984, 1987
5 Title Catholic Church. Visits from Foreign Delegations 1982-1989
6 Title Catholic Church. Activities Disapproved by the State 1978-1989
7 Title Catholic Church. Activities Disapproved by the State: Bratislava Seminary Protests 1980-1984
8 Title Catholic Church. Protests (1 of 3) 1976-1985
9 Title Catholic Church. Protests (2 of 3) 1986-1988
10 Title Catholic Church. Protests (3 of 3) 1977-1988
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33 1 Title Catholic Church. Protests: Eva Greig (1 of 4) 1980-1982
2 Title Catholic Church. Protests: Eva Greig (2 of 4) 1980-1982
3 Title Catholic Church. Protests: Eva Greig (3 of 4) 1981-1984
4 Title Catholic Church. Protests: Eva Greig (4 of 4) 1981-1984
5 Title Catholic Church. Defense of Believers' Rights-Litigation 1986-1989
6 Title Catholic Church. Conscientious Objection 1988-1989
7 Title Criticism of Catholic Church Policies 1987-1989
8 Title Catholic Church. Defection-Emigration on Religious Grounds 1987
9 Title Catholic Church. Contacts with Foreigners, Émigrés, etc. 1986
10 Title Catholic Samizdat Monographs, Anthologies, etc. (1 of 2) 1978-1987
11 Title Catholic Samizdat Monographs, Anthologies, etc. (2 of 2) 1986 and undated
12 Title Underground Production of Catholic Religious Literature (1 of 3) 1979-1980
13 Title Underground Production of Catholic Religious Literature (2 of 3) 1981
14 Title Underground Production of Catholic Religious Literature (3 of 3) 1981-1989
15 Title Dissent by Catholic Religious Students 1981-1987
16 Title Catholic Charitable Activity 1986
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34 1 Title Catholic Church. Oppressive Practices-Persecution-Official Criticism 1974-1987
2 Title Catholic Theology-Philosophy-Education-Morality 1977-1987
3 Title Catholic Theological Education 1980-1988
4 Title Catholic Chutrch Statistics 1977-1987
5 Title Catholic Relations with Fellow Believers 1977-1988
6 Title Catholic Relations with Other Denominations 1978-1995
7 Title Catholic Religion and National Identity 1988-1989
8 Title Catholic Church Involvement in Secular Affairs 1976-1989
9 Title Catholic Church Peace Activities 1982-1987
10 Title Catholic Literature-Arts-Music-Architecture 1977-1999
11 Title Catholic Women 1982-1999
12 Title Catholic Children and Youth 1980-1987
13 Title Unity of Brethren 1979-1988
14 Title Uniate church 1961-1989



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