Jakub L. Lublinski Papers

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5 Linear feet (5 SB)

Solidarnosc (Solidarity) was a trade union founded in 1980 and was the first to receive legal acknowledgment from Poland. Membership of Solidarnosc quickly grew and this large expansion of the union led to push-back from the Polish government who declared martial law at the end of 1981 to assert more control and with the aim of weakening the union. Despite these efforts, Solidarnosc continued to persist in its non-violent efforts for reform. The end of the 1980s brought about negotiations between the Communist government and Solidarnosc that led to free elections. Solidarnosc, and its leader Lech Walesa, are credited with having a large role in ending the Communist goverment rule in Poland. The Jakub Lublinski Papers contain material collected and written by Lublinski following the rise of the labor union movement in Poland between the years 1978-1981. Much of the collection is made up of photocopied writings and news articles. Radio transcripts and summaries from Radio Free Euorpe are also present in the collection. The majority of this collection material is written in Polish.

1978 - 1981
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