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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 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 to 2013.


  • 1970-2013


Language of Materials

Materials in English and Polish.

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

Biographical History

From the Collection:

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.


11 folders