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Summary Information

Title: Thomas G. Masaryk Papers
Collection Number: SC.1983.01
Creator: Masaryk, T. G. (Tomáš Garrigue), 1850-1937

Collection Dates: Bulk, 1918-1919
Collection Dates: 1918-1938
Extent: 3.0 linear feet (2 boxes)

Language: Czech

The material in this collection is in English and Czech.

Thomas Masaryk was an Austro-Hungarian and Czechoslovak politician, philosopher, and an icon of Czechoslovak independence by becoming the founder and first elected President of Czechoslovakia in 1918. The collection includes mostly unpublished drafts of Masryk's letters and memoranda, interviews, and articles and drafts of later published writings. The date range of the collection (1918-1919) is significant as it was during this period that Masaryk’s ultimate goal of Czechoslovak sovereignty came to fruition.