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Wojciechowicz, Joanna, 1944-



  • Existence: 1944-

Biographical History

Joanna Wojciechowicz (born 1944) was an architect in Gdansk, Poland, and was involved in the Solidarity movement.

Joanna Wojciechowicz was born in 1944. She was an architecht in Gdansk, Poland for ten years. She was heavily involved in the opposition movement against the Communist government. Her son was a member of the Young Poland movement and both of them became contributors to the Solidarity movement as it developed. She was present in the shipyard during the strike in 1980, and was imprisoned for her involvement. After moving to Washington state, Joanna was heavily involved in several documentaries which commemorate the efforts of the Solidarity movement, including Women in Solidarity.

UPB files, Dec. 14, 2012 (Architecht, lived in Gdansk, she and son were involved with Solidarity, present during strikes, imprisoned, moved to Washington state, currently lives in Washington, involved in creating documentaries like Women in Solidarity)

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Joanna Wojciechowicz collection of legal documents, 1881-2016

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8081 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains several bound and unbound folders of legal documents pertaining to Joanna Wojciechowicz and her family members. Many documents pertain to her involvement in the Solidarity movement including her conviction for involvement in anti-Communist demonstrations and the warrant for her arrest and internment. Other documents of note include a letter awarding Wojciechowicz the Cross of Freedom and Solidarity, a record of her completion of studies from Politechnika in Gdansk, and copies of her...
Dates: 1881-2016

Joanna Wojciechowicz collection of newspapers and clippings, 1972-2010

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8081 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains Polish newspapers. Many are more recent from 2008 to 2010; however, the oversized folders contain original newspapers from 1972 to 1989. These newspapers include Tygodnik Solidarnosc, Gazeta, and Nowy Dzienik. Also of note are several tourism magazines including National Geographic from 1982 highlighting Poland and magazines articles relating to Joanna and/or Soildarity. Dates range from 1972 to 2010.

Dates: 1972-2010

Joanna Wojciechowicz collection of photographs and slides, 1947-2016

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8081 Series 7
Scope and Contents

Contains laser printouts of photographs of Joanna Wojciechowicz and her friends and family as well as a collection of photographs relating to the Solidarity movement, and many of the demonstrations that were conducted. Dates range from 1947 to 2016.

Dates: 1947-2016

Joanna Wojciechowicz collection of Polish history and culture, 1970-2016

 Series — Carton 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4 [Barcode: 31197233619110], Folder: 5-10
Identifier: MSS 8081 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains various reports about Poland's economics including Poland: The new Business Frontier and Banki Solidarnosci: Struktura tworzona od podstaw. And it has a handwritten copy of the attendees of the Healthcare symposium for all of Poland, July 1991. Also contains a collection of printed material that describes important details of Polish history like the Ballada o Janku Wisniewskim, Freedom Songs, translated into English, and information about the Polonia restitute printed from...
Dates: 1970-2016

Joanna Wojciechowicz collection of production papers, 1988-2000

 Series — Carton 2: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 5; Series 6; Series 7 [Barcode: 31197233619128], Folder: 10-19
Identifier: MSS 8081 Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains materials relating to the production of Women in Solidarity and Solidarity, documentaries which Joanna Wojciechowicz had a hand in creating. These materials include transcripts for the documentary, a promo interview transcript with Joanna Wojciechowicz, letters to potential donors, and a mono audio recording of Women in Solidarity. Series also contains folders of documents connecting to the documentary. Dates range from 1988 to 2000.

Dates: 1988-2000

Joanna Wojciechowicz correspondence, 1982-2014

 Series — Carton 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4 [Barcode: 31197233619110], Folder: 19-24, 28
Identifier: MSS 8081 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains a ream of printed e-mails and other information written in 2000 as well as other folders of both personal and official correspondence. Also contains a mailed, unlabeled DVD. Dates range from 1982 to 2014.

Dates: 1982-2014

Joanna Wojciechowicz personal papers, 1970-2013

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8081 Series 3
Scope and Contents Although personal in nature, the majority of the information is centered on Poland and Joanna Wojciechowicz's experiences there and research about the situation there. Contains a bound collection of an e-mail and corresponding news articles, folders of collected personal materials including news clippings, photographs, legal documents, letters, and general informaion about Poland. Also among the papers are financial records, a personal history, notebooks of Joanna Wojciechowicz, and...
Dates: 1970-2013

Joanna Wojciechowicz papers

Identifier: MSS 8081
Scope and Contents Contains materials compiled by Joanna Wojciechowicz on the subject of the Solidarity movement in Poland. Wojciechowicz was an involved participant in the Solidarity movement and these documents reflect her familiarity with leaders of the organization, Communist punishment for being involved in this movement, and the eventual impact that Solidarity was able to have. The collection includes documents such as laser printouts of photographs, newspaper articles, correspondence, DVDs, and personal...
Dates: Event: 1881-2016

Additional filters:

Archival Object 7
Collection 1
Poland -- History 6
Anti-communist movements -- Poland -- Gdańsk -- History 5
Letters 5
Photographs 3
Poland 3