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

 Series — Carton: 1, 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 Wikipedia. In addition to printed materials, this series also has a large collection of CDs, DVDs, audiocassettes, and VHS tapes with information and recordings regarding Polish history. These items include: recording of Man of Iron (1970) and solidarity interviews. Dates range from 1970 to 2016.


  • 1970-2016


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.


8 folders

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital copies of some audiovisual recordings available for use in the Reading Room.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States