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NSZZ Solidarnosc Collection
University of Toronto, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Solidarity (Labour organization); Poland--Politics and government; Dissent

Established in 1981 and developed through donations of materials since that time.

A collection of Polish uncensored publications and Solidarity materials. The aim is to collect material related to independent social and political organizations in Poland beginning in 1976, thereby facilitate research into the recent history of Polish democratic opposition, principally of Niezalezny Samorzadny Zwiazek Zawodowy "Solidarnosc" (Independent Self-governing Trade Union "Solidarity"). Periodical and non-periodical publications as well as other materials generated by "Solidarnosc" and related organizations in Poland for the largest part of the collection. Specific Polish United Workers' Party internal publications, selected serials, research papers and newspaper clippings of the related period are also included. The collection also includes publications and documents generated by various groups in support of, or against "Solidarnosc" in various countries. These include: graphics, photographs, cassettes, medals, stamps, posters and other related artifacts.

Polish predominates.

50+ archival cartons.

Bibliographic Access
Uncatalogued, but fully listed.

Physical Access
The collection is open to the public with identification. For further information visit:

Interlibrary Loan: No.

Reprography: As the condition of the material warrants.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
None at the moment.