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Joanna Wojciechowicz personal papers, 1970-2013

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8081 Series 3
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. Series 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 information about the Solidarity movement such as The Roots of Solidarity acknowledgements page and The Growth of Solidarnosc: Its Role as an opposition movement, its problems of governing. Dates range from 1970-2013.


  • 1970-2013


Language of Materials

Materials in English and Polish.

Conditions Governing Access

Privacy restricted until 2017; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Katherine Kenning collection of Joanna Wojciechowicz papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


From the Collection: 2 cartons (2 linear ft.)

From the Collection: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

From the Collection: 3 oversize folders (0.3 linear ft.)

From the Collection: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Biographical history

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

Joanna Wojciechowicz 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, where she currently lives, she was heavily involved in several documentaries which commemorate the efforts of the Solidarity movement including Women in Solidarity.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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