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Leon Mitkiewicz papers

Call Number: MS 745

Scope and Contents

The Leon Mitkiewicz Papers consist of six volumes of typescript writings by Leon Mitkiewicz (1896-), a Polish military and diplomatic official in the First and Second World Wars. Five of the volumes are drafts of three of Mitkiewicz's published books, but one of them ("Kowno Reminiscences") has some material, in English, that does not appear in the printed version. The sixth volume, "Assorted Articles," contains writings on the World Wars, United States foreign policy, and several twentieth-century Polish leaders. Some of the articles have names of Polish-language newspapers handwritten on them, which may mean that they were published there. All the Mitkiewicz Papers are in Polish except for parts of "Kowno Reminiscences."


  • 1943-1965


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for 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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Leon Mitkiewicz, 1972.


1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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Six typed manuscripts (draft copies, with author's corrections) comprising "Abroad with General Wladyslaw Sikorski: Fragments of Wartime Reminiscences from the Years 1939-43" (draft of Z Gen. Sikorskim Na Obczy´znie); "Kowno Reminiscences", 1946 (draft of Wspomnienia Kowie´nskie); "At the Combined Chiefs of Staff of the Western Allies, 1943-1945" (draft of W Najwyzszym Sztabie Zachodnich Aliantów 1943-1945); "At the Combined Chiefs of Staff: Wartime Reminiscences, 1943-1945" (draft of W Najwyzszym Sztabie Zachodnich Aliantów 1943-1945; "Assorted Articles".

Biographical / Historical

Leon Mitkiewicz was a military and diplomatic official in World War I and World War II.

Guide to the Leon Mitkiewicz Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Susan Grigg
November 1978
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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