Joanna Wojciechowicz papers
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 papers that connect to Wojciechowicz's personal life, but primarily are focused on the actions and impact of NSZZ "Solidarnosc". Dates of material range from 1881 to 2016.
- Event: 1881-2016
- Wojciechowicz, Joanna, 1944- (creator, Person)
Language of Materials
Materials are in English and Polish, with a few documents in Russian and German.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at email@example.com.
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.
2 cartons (2 linear ft.)
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
3 oversize folders (0.3 linear ft.)
Collection is arranged into seven series: 1. Joanna Wojciechowicz collection of legal documents, 1881-2016. 2. Joanna Wojciechowicz collection of Polish history and culture, 1970-2016. 3. Joanna Wojciechowicz personal papers, 1970-2013. 4. Joanna Wojciechowicz correspondence, 1982-2014. 5. Joanna Wojciechowicz collection of newspapers and clippings, 1972-2010. 6. Joanna Wojciechowicz collection of production papers, 1988-2000. 7. and Joanna Wojciechowicz collection of photographs and slides, 1947-2016.
Donated in 2012 and 2014 by Katherine Kenning, a friend of Joanna Wojciechowicz and as a result of their relationship and her interest in the Solidarity movement was originally given the collection of materials. Joanna Wojciechowicz donated additional materials in 2015 and 2018.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Katherine Kenning; 2012, 2014.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Joanna Wojciechowicz; 2015, 2018.
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Processed; Tracy Allen, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012.
Processed; Margaret Weddle, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2014.
Processed; Karen Glenn; 2022. Addendum added.
- Register of the Joanna Wojciechowicz papers
- Tracy Allen
- 2012 December 13
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.